Beaver Island Annual Events

Ice Fishing 2022Fishing is one day only with the measurement deadline of 5:30 p.m. Prizes for: Adult contest: Largest Pike and Largest Blue Gill by length- 1st, 2nd and 3rd each. Kids under 14: largest pike and largest panfish by length- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd each. Chamber will provide food from 12-2 p.m.  No entry fee just show up and fish!
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Saturday February 19, 2022 Noon – 2 PM

beaver island Sustainability Fair6th Annual Beaver Island Sustainability Fair celebrating resilience On Beaver Island Community, Culture & Environment, music, food, and honoring of community service and the roles many have played making it through this long covid winter. We’ll highlight the island resilience of two traditional cultures: Irish & Native American. Schedule of Events and  Information on Beaver Island Sustainability Fair’s Chamber Web Page. For more information, to donate or to volunteer contact: Seamus Norgaard 231-347-7957
Saturday June 26, 2021 11 AM – Evening

Silent AuctionSilent Auction & Buy It Now Sale Come support the BIRHC Wellness Garden in memory of Clyde William “Bill” Johnson III Former Board Member and Treasurer of the Beaver Island Rural Health Center. Auction is at the Peaine Township Hall 36825 King’s Hwy Beaver Island, MI 49782 Bidding in person – Cash or Check 
Saturday June 26, 2021 Noon – 3 PM

Vacation Bible School 2021Please Join Us For Vacation Bible School at the Beaver Island Christian Church for Ages 6-12. Interactive Bible Stories, Music, Games, Crafts, and Fun Science Gizmos. As always VBS is free of charge. Brought to you by the churches of Beaver Island. Register your kids or volunteer by emailing or Contact Info: Judi Meister 448-2963 or Sue Oole 448-262 View or Download Flyer
June 29 – July 1 8:45-11:45 AM

Beaver Island Music festivalBeaver Island Music Festival has been creating Music in the Woods since 2003, a 3-day outdoor event combining nature, renewable energies, music and artwork, song and dance. Plan to enjoy one of Michigan’s most unique festivals, with wide varieties of music, art, and activities for all ages, food, camping, and beautiful Beaver Island. Artists perform on many of the ferry rides, shuttles run throughout the festival. (231) 838-2883
July 15-17, 2021

Baroque On Beaver 2021Baroque will celebrate its twentieth anniversary (July 30 through August 7) in 2021. This sparkling season will welcome guest soloists Peter Ferry, percussion and Anthony Trionfo, flute. Artists of the Festival Orchestra (under the baton of Music Director Robert Nordling) and Chorus (directed by Kevin Simons) will once again present a week-long series of world-class performances at various island venues. Please visit for updated program, venue, ticket, and Covid-19 information.
July 30-August 7, 2021

Little Traverse Beaver Island RaceThe annual Beaver Island Race & Rally is a series of two 30-mile distance races from Harbor Springs to St. James, Beaver Island and back. This relaxed and friendly weekend is a great opportunity to sail offshore in Northern Michigan, and a fun way to visit beautiful Beaver Island. Race 1 (Harbor Springs to Beaver Island) is run in a “pursuit” format, where all boats have their own starting time, and the order of finish determines the results. The scenery is amazing as you sail along the incredible north shore of Little Traverse Bay and out into the open lake for the crossing to Beaver Island. Upon arrival, competitors gather on the dock to recount the day, and arrange large group dinners at local restaurants. Race 2 (Beaver Island to Harbor Springs) is run in a traditional PHRF handicap format, with all boats starting at the same time. This leg of the race typically features a spectacular afternoon spinnaker run back into the crystal waters of Little Traverse Bay
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August 14 – 15, 2021

1/2 MARATHON / 10K / 5K
BI Run 2021See summer off with a dash about the island. The Beaver Island Half-Ten-Five is back! The race begins and ends at the Beaver Island Community Center. Saturday, September 4 2021. Enjoy live music and rejuvenating grub after the race! T-shirts for those who register by August 13. Prizes for winners of each race. Gifts of gratitude for all participants.

Half Marathon starts at 9am. Register by August 13 for $65 (Late registration from August 14 up to September 3 – $75. You can even sign up in front of Beaver Island Community School from 5-6pm on September 3!)

10K starts at 930am. Register by August 13 for $40 (Late registration from August 14 up to September 3 – $50. You can even sign up in front of Beaver Island Community School from 5-6pm on September 3!)

5K starts at 10am. Register by August 13 for $30 (Late registration from August 14 up to September 3 – $40. You can even sign up in front of Beaver Island Community School from 5-6pm on September 3!)

The Beaver Island Half-Ten-Five is a great way for you to enjoy and participate in Beaver Island community, cooperation and pride. You’ll also be supporting student organizations and trips at Beaver Island Community School. Come run!
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September 4, 2021

Boodle 2021Come take part in this 5K run/ walk the second week of fall,  Saturday, October 2 @ 930am. Race begins at the Community Center. It is fun for every one no matter what ability or level of seriousness. Registration 19 and older by September 10: $30 Register September 11 – October 1: $45. Registration School age $25. Last minute registration at Beaver Island Community School from 5-6pm on October 1.
October 2, 2021

Bite of Beaver 2021Island favorite the Bite of Beaver Island is back this year in a different format. Various local restaurants on the will be offering specials this day.
October 2, 2021

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