Beaver Island Events
Beaver Island Bike Festival
The Beaver Island Bike Festival is 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. Poker run prizes and extra goodies.
June 20-22, 2013
Fourth of July
Events start with live music downtown starting at noon followed by the 4th of July Parade down Main Street. Then the kids can have a ball at the annual carnival. Fireworks reflected over the harbor provide the grand finale.
July 4, 2013
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.
All of the most-loved events will be reprised, from the Art Show, Pet Show, and special Nature Walks to Pinky’s popular high-stakes Bingo. And, except for the Nature Walks, there will be no charge for any event. Of course donations are always appreciated.
July 15-20, 2013
Beaver Island Music Festival
The purpose of the Beaver Island Music Festival is to promote 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.
July 18 - 20, 2013
Baroque on Beaver Festival
Under sponsorship of the BICAA, the Baroque on Beaver Festival will have more concerts, an expanded Summer Music Camp, and some surprise musical events around the island!
In 2002 when regular island visitor, Chas Kurtz, Prof. Emeritus of Concordia University, Seward, NE brought both the music and the "persona" of J.S. Bach to Beaver Island, he was joined by some 30 musicians who performed to an overflow crowd at the log cabin chapel - St. James Episcopal Mission. Over the last four years that single concert has evolved into an exciting four day festival. This year, approximately 80 professional, student, and amateur musicians from Beaver Island, mainland Michigan, and eight other states joined in the celebration.
July 26 - August 4, 2013Back to Top
Island-wide celebration and time to come together for all Islanders as well as the famous softball tournament.
August 9-11, 2013
Bite of Beaver Island
See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer - sample a wide variety of treats.
October 5, 2013
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.
Along with the BI Boodle and Tastefest weekend, there will be a bike ride of various lengths starting at 4 PM on Sat., weather permitting, from Holy Cross/beach parking lot w/ donations to Beaver Island Sports Boosters gladly accepted. Flyers will be out and up July 4th. You can contact Linda Frysinger 231-651-9618 for further information.
Bike Event Will Precede Boodle 5K
A bike ride to benefit Beaver Island Sports Boosters will be held, Saturday Oct., 6, 2012, at 8AM. Bikers will meet at beach parking lot next to Holy Cross Parish Hall, bike 2-12 miles and make a donation of your choice based on miles biked.