Beaver Island Events
St. Patricks Day
Where better to celebrate St. Patrick's day than in front of the Shamrock on America's Emerald Isle? Have you tried your had 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! Games are on March 14, 2015
Beaver Island Citizen of the Year
Honoring an individual and/or an organization that have made a significant contribution to making Beaver Island a better place to live, work, and visit
Citizen of the Year Banquet:
May 16, 2015
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 19-21, 2015
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.
Theme: "Independence Day the Beaver Island Way"
July 4, 2015
Beaver Island Music Festival
The purpose of the 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, on a small remote island in Lake Michigan. Plan to enjoy one of Michigan’s most unique festivals, with wide varieties of music, art, and activities for all ages, food, camping, and take a tour of the island. Artists perform on many of the ferry rides, shuttles run through out the festival, and camping is available all week.
July 16-18, 2015
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 19-25, 2015
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 years that single concert has evolved into an exciting weeklong festival.
July 24 - August 2, 2015Back to Top
Island-wide celebration and time to come together for all Islanders as well as the famous softball tournament.
August 7-9, 2015
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 3, 2015
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.
October 3, 2015Back to Top