Beaver Island Annual Events

Below you can find a list of summer and annual events on Beaver island.

You can also find a list of daily events as well as the most up to date information about the events below on the Beaver Island Community Calendar

BEAVER ISLAND BIKE FESTIVAL
Friday, June 23- Saturday, June 25, 2023

Bike Festival-logoThe Beaver Island Bike Festival is your opportunity to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan’s most remote island by bicycle in a festival atmosphere.

Check back on the Community Center Calendar for details and signup information.

Bikes and E-bikes are also available for rent on Beaver Island- check with the Chamber office for locations and information.
More info is on the Bike Festival Facebook page.

Bikers can enjoy a 20 or 42 miles at their own pace on a combination of pavement, gravel roads and two tracks with incredible scenery, island monuments and historic sites. Each route will include rest stops where food, drinks and bathrooms are available. The Bill Wagner Memorial Campground will host our private beach picnic lunch with amazing Lake Michigan views before riding the last leg back into town. After the ride plan to attend our downtown party that will provide dinner, music and entertainment well into the evening.

BEAVER ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY FAIR
Friday – Saturday, June 21-22, 2024

BI SustainabilityAnnual Beaver Island Sustainability Fair–a free event celebrating resilient community, culture and environment! We honor what Islanders have been doing, and what plans are in the works, to create and support food, energy and environmental/cultural sustainability.

 

MAD CAMP
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 01, 2022

Mad CampAfter a hiatus, the much loved Music, Art & Drama Camp–MAD Camp–returns to Beaver Island this summer with events at the BIC Center and beyond. The program and times are being developed. Check back on the Community Calendar for details and information on how to sign up.

MAD Camp 2022 is a project of the Beaver Island Perfroming Arts Association and the BIC Center.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Thursday, July 4, 2024 1 PM

4th of July ParadeCelebrate Independence Day like no place else does with the Beaver Island Independence Day Parade. The Big Parade kicks off at 1:00 with an Island Airways Flyover, featuring the missing man formation with the parade lead by our AMVETs and island fire, paramedics, EMTs, sheriffs and safety personnel and their equipment. Then lots of floats and lots of candy. Want to be in the parade? Line up for the parade beginning at 12:30 starting at Holy Cross Church along Kings Highway.

INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND BOAT PARADE
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 9 PM

BI Boat ParadeIt’s a Beaver Island tradition.

Just ahead of the fireworks enjoy a Venetian boat parade from the shores of Paradise Bay.

INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND FIREWORKS
Thurday, July 4, 2023 Dusk

Beaver Island FireworksThe township sponsored fireworks display will be on July 4th this year, as spectacular as ever. Enjoy both the boat parade and the fireworks over Paradise Bay from Whiskey Point, the Public Beach, the porch of the Beachcomber, your boat (wait, you have a boat…why aren’t you in the boat parade?) or pretty much anywhere with a view of the sky over the bay. It’s the perfect way to end a 4th of July Weekend Beaver Island Style

GLEN MCDONOUGH MEMORIAL CONCERT
Saturday, July 08, 2023 7 PM

G McDonoughThe annual Glen McDonough Memorial Concert will be held in the yard at ” Reddeer’s” front lawn, King’s Highway. The Eve Glen Music School will be held on July 8 and 9 also at “Reddeer” with morning and afternoon sessions. You can register on July 5th at “Reddeer”. All classes are free.

All donations from the Glen McDonough Memorial Concert will be given to the Glen McDonough Memorial Music Scholarship Fund for lessons and assistance to many Music Students. For more information call Eleanor Mc Donough at 1-231-547-6722. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a wonderful evening.

MUSEUM WEEK
Monday, July 15 – Saturday, July 20, 2024

Museum-Week-24Discover Beaver Island history with the annual Museum Week full of informative and entertaining events including: music; presentations on nature, history, and Native American culture; nature walks and cruises, and an art show. Check back on the Community Calendar or at https://www.beaverislandhistory.org for more details.

BEAVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 20, 2024

BI Music Fest 22The Beaver Island Music Festival brings you three days of music in the woods in the heartland of America’s Emerald Isle. Check  the BIMF website for the lineup and schedule.  

The Beaver Island Music Festival promotes the variety and tradition of all music and art. We want to create opportunities for all artists, be an educational resource, and strongly encourage community and family involvement in an outdoor environment combining nature, renewable energies, music, and artwork. Our main goal is to bring attention to the beautiful world that we live in (especially Beaver Island) by uniting all of these talents and people.

More Information on the Festival Website https://bimf.net/

BOCCE Roll
August 14, 2022
bocce ball tournamentBocce is Back (and the new courts are done!) 6th annual roll.
When: Sunday, August 14, 2022 | Where: Peaine Township Park | Time: 11 am- Until
Information/Tickets: 231-448-2603 – Tickets day of Event: $50.00 per person w/lunch
Register by August 1st, 2022 – Take $5.00 Off Ticket Price
Team Prizes for Win, Place, & Show
Fundraiser for Beaver Island Food Pantry

BAROQUE ON BEAVER
July 27 – August 3, 2024
Baroque On Beaver 2021Each summer from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August, the Baroque on Beaver Festival presents world-class orchestral, chamber, and vocal. performances on the most remote inhabited island of the Great Lakes. Baroque on Beaver is the signature event of the Beaver Island Performing Arts Alliance (BIPAA). Visit https://www.baroqueonbeaver.org/ for schedule and ticket information.

BEAVER ISLAND 1/2 MARATHON / 10K / 5K
September 3, 2022
BI Run 2021See summer off with a dash about the island. You can run a half-marathon, a 10K, or a 5K.
Start at Community Center
Half-marathon – 9am / 10K – 9:30am / 5K – 10am
Race Register by August 13
½ marathon- $65, 10K- $40, 5K- $30
Register after August 13
½ marathon- $75, 10K- $50, 5K- $40
Last day to register September 2.
Sign up on the BICC’s online store https://store.biccenter.org/product/beaver-island-half-marathon-10k-5k/ OR download and fill out the form, make checks payable to Beaver Island Community School and send to
Crystal Myers, PO BOX 636, Beaver Island, MI 49782
Send inquiries to Crystal Myers: 231-448-2744 / crystalm@beaverisland.k12.mi.us
Download Flyer & Application

HOMECOMING WEEKEND
August 9 – 11, 2024
Beaver Island HomecomingSoftball tournament, Dinner at the hall and music Friday evening at the Ball Park

BEAVER ISLAND IRISH FÉILE
September 6 – 8, 2024
Irish Fest LogoThe Beaver Island Irish Féile was started in 2019. This event is co-sponsored by the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce and participating private businesses on Beaver Island. The event is a collaboration between the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce, the Beaver Island Community Center, and the Beaver Island Historical Society. The Irish Féile is a showcase of the unique Irish heritage of Beaver Island, also known as America’s Emerald Isle. The First Annual Irish Festival featured Irish music, activities, and history related to the settlement of Beaver Island. We hope you can join us!
Visit Beaver Island Irish Féile Website

BEAVER ISLAND BOODLE
October 1, 2022 9:30 AM
beaver Boodle 2022Come take part in this 5K run/ walk the second week of fall,  Saturday, October 1 Race begins at the Community Center. It is fun for every one no matter what ability or level of seriousness. 

More Information & Registration Form

HARVEST ON THE HARBOR
Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2024

Harvest on Harbor logoHarvest On The Harbor – Events Al Day
* Zachariah Malachi & The Nashville Counts * Restaurant Weekend Specials * End Of Summer Sidewalk Sales * Boodle 5K Run/Walk * Tractor Hayrides & Fall Activities 
Download Flyer
Boodle Info & Registration

ST PATRICK’S DAY
Sunday, March 17, 2024

St Pats logoWhere better to celebrate St. Patrick’s day than on America’s Emerald Isle?

Come experience the classic cart race on Main Street, the fish toss, and the tug-o-war between the fish chokers and the hay seeders. See whether Paradise Bay turns green.  

WARBLERS ON THE WATER
Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28, 2023

Warbler on the Water9th Annual Warblers on the Water (WoW) events over Memorial Weekend. We will be offering something for novice to expert birders and those looking to learn more about the Beaver Island Archipelago’s natural features. As in previous years, we will be bringing in expert birding field trip leaders, speakers, and visitors to enjoy spring’s natural bounty and yes, birds.Three WoW presentations are being scheduled at the Beaver Island Community Center. These are always free, appropriate for all age levels, and open to the general public. More information about the birding trail – http://www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/

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