Special Annual Events

ST PATRICK’s DAY
tn-st-patsBeaver Island Alumni Basketball Tournament & Crockpot Cook-Off & Traditional Games
Where better to celebrate St. Patrick’s day than in front of the Shamrock on America’s Emerald Isle? Have you tried your hand at the fish toss? Seen the games on the news and want to take part in the cart race? Come up and enjoy The Great Day on Beaver Island!
March 17 & 18, 2017
 
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY
Chamber of Commerce Community Appreciation DayMore information to follow.
May, 2017
BEAVER ISLAND BIRDING TRAIL WARBLERS ON THE WATER
Chestnut Sided WarblerEvents are held over Memorial Weekend. The festivities include presentations and field trips by expert field guides.
May 26 – 28, 2017
 

BEAVER ISLAND BIKE FESTIVAL
bike-festMark your calendars! Fully supported bike ride with rest stop snacks. Lunch at Bill Wagner campground.  B.B.Q. buffet at the Shamrock. Beaver Island Bike Festival t-shirt. Bike transportation on the ferry Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Prizes and extra goodies.
June 24, 2017
FOURTH OF JULY
tn-4th The Big Parade at 2:00  & Island Airways Flyover, featuring the missing man formation at 2:00. Line up for the parade starting at Holy Cross Church starting at 1:00. Cannon fire by John Works. Kids Carnival after the parade.
July 4, 2017
 
BEAVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Beaver Island Music Festival-2016Beaver 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 through out the festival. (231) 838-2883 http://www.bimf.net>
July 20-22, 2017
MUSEUM WEEK
Museum WeekDiscover Beaver Island history with the annual Museum Week full of informative and entertaining events. Music; presentations on nature, Oral History, and Native American culture; and Nature Walks, a Pet Show, and an Art Show.
July 16 – 22, 2017

BAROQUE ON BEAVER
tn-baroque-3A presentation of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, Baroque on Beaver – A Festival of Classical Music brings professional and student musicians together on Beaver Island. Performances range from small ensembles to a full orchestra and chorus concert.
July 28 – August 6, 2017
 
HOMECOMING
tn-homecomingIsland-wide celebration and time to come together for all Islanders as well as the famous softball tournament.
August 11 – 13, 2017
 

JAZZ WEEKEND
Jazz Weekend thumbIn 2015, BICAA introduced, in collaboration with the Beaver Island Community Center, an annual Jazz Weekend series. The Second Annual Jazz weekend promises 2 days of fabulous jazz.
August 2017
 

BEAVER ISLAND 1/2 MARATHON & PARADISE BAY 5 K
Beaver Island Half Marathon and 5 KThe Beaver Island Half Marathon plus 10K and 5K.  Start at 9:00AM for 1/2 Marathon, 9:30AM for 10K and 10:00AM for 5K.  Packet pick up and day before registration will take place on the porch at Dalwhinnie from 5 – 6:30.  You can also register for the race at the start which is at the public beach at 8:00 on Saturday September 3.
September 2017
 
BITE OF BEAVER ISLAND
tn-biteNOON to 2:00
See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer – sample a wide variety of treats.
October 7, 2017
THE ISLAND BOODLE 5K RUN
tn-boodleCome and join us for the annual 5K/Run/Walk starting in scenic St. James and offering a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume. Registration will start at 9AM and the race will begin at 11AM.
October 7, 2017