ST PATRICK’s DAY
Beaver 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, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND BIRDING TRAIL WARBLERS ON THE WATER
Events are held over Memorial Weekend. The festivities include presentations and field trips by expert field guides.
May 26-28, 2018
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY
More information soon.
June 2, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND BIKE FESTIVAL
Mark 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 23, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND ECO-FAIR
The 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
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).
SMITHSONIAN WATERWAYS EXHIBIT
New event in 2018
June 23 – August 5, 2018
FOURTH OF JULY
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.
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).
Discover 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 15 – 21, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Beaver 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 19 – 21, 2018
BAROQUE ON BEAVER
A 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 27 – August 5, 2018
Island-wide celebration and time to come together for all Islanders as well as the famous softball tournament.
August 10-12, 2018
BI JAZZ SERIES
Jazz Pianist Terry Lower & Singers Edye Evans Hyde and 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).
BEAVER ISLAND 1/2 MARATHON & PARADISE BAY 5 K
The 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. Shirt cut off August 24. You can also register for the race at the start which is at the public beach at 8:00 on Saturday September 2.
BITE OF BEAVER ISLAND
NOON to 2:00
See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer – sample a wide variety of treats.
2017 Chef Form – 2017 Vendor Form
October 6, 2018
THE ISLAND BOODLE 5K RUN
Come 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 Best Costume. Registration will start at 9AM and the race will begin at 11AM.
Download Entry Form Here
October 6, 2018
ST PATRICK’s DAY