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
From 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beaver Island Boat Dock. In case of inclement weather, the party will be held inside on the freight deck of the Emerald Isle. Great food at the pig roast, side dishes and dessert. Beer and soft drinks will also be provided. Everyone is welcome. There will be a free will donation taken and any proceeds over cost will be used by the Chamber for marketing Beaver Island.
May 20, 2017
ISLAND YOGA WEEKEND
Beaver Island Yoga RetreatAll Inclusive Yoga Retreat on Beaver Island: May 19 – 27. Tiffany Leneau and Yoga Roots of Petoskey will join the Lodge in hosting the Transformational Self Love Yoga Retreat. Package includes RT Air, Lodging for 2 nights, all meals and snacks and Yoga. Special Day pricing for Islanders who are not spending the night. All experience levels welcome. To join call 231-448-2396 or book online at www.beaverislandlodge.com. Booking Code; YOGA2017. Download Flyer
May 19 – 21, 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
BEAVER ISLAND ECO-FAIR
Beaver Island ECO-FAIRThe Beaver Island Eco-Fair is a celebration of nature and sustainability. Our focus is promoting solutions in ecology, renewable energy and local food systems. The fair features local and regional green vendors, sustainable technology, arts, music, environmental action & education organizations. The mission of the Beaver Island Eco-Fair is to showcase sustainable solutions, and demonstrate that Beaver Island is a regional leader in the promotion of renewable energy, healthy food systems, and community resilience. **Community Partner and Organization Sponsorship Packages Available** For more information on sponsoring, vending, or attending this event please visit www.bimf.net or contact: Carol Burton @231.838.2883 or Nathan Ayers @734.249.8334
June 24, 2017
BI JAZZ SERIES
Jazz Clarinetist Dave Bennett & The Dave Bennett Quartet. The Jazz program on June 30 is cabaret style and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. To purchase and consume alcohol, you must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are available for purchase by phone or in person from the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).
June 30, 2017
FOURTH OF JULY
tn-4th The 2017 July 4th Parade theme –  “Red White and Blue,” submitted by member Roger Wilcox. 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
OHLSSON AT THE PIANO
The Association’s newly acquired Mason & Hamlin Concert Grand Piano makes its Beaver Island debut on July 15 when one of the great pianist of our time, Garrick Ohlsson, travels to Beaver Island to perform. Tickets are specially priced at $50 each. A limited number of stage seats are available @ $100 per seat. Included in the ticket price are complimentary wines and hors d’oeuvres, which will be offered prior to the performance. Doors open at 7:00PM, performance at 8:00pm. To enjoy our complimentary alcoholic beverages, you must be at least 21 years of age.Tickets are available for purchase by phone or in person from the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).
July 15, 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
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
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. For information call 888-511-5189 or consult baroqueonbeaver.org
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
 

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
BI JAZZ SERIES
Jazz Pianist Terry Lower & Singers Edye Evans Hyde-Martha Guth. The seating arrangement for the Jazz program on June 30 is theater style. Tickets are available for purchase by phone or in person from the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).
August 18, 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