Community Calendar

Check here for events at the BICC and all over Beaver Island. There are “posterboard,” agenda, weekly and monthly views of the calendar as well as and agenda view of events at the BICC.  Looking for WVBI’s program schedule? Check here.

Want to see your event here? Send and email with the details to calendar@wvbi.net. Be sure to include a description, the date and time, any cost, whether reservations are necessary and the name, email address, postal address and phone number of a person who can be contacted for additional details.  All of this information may be included in the calendar entry we post.

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BI Birding Trail Warblers on the Water Events @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 – May 28 all-day
BI Birding Trail Warblers on the Water Events @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
Kick off Summer 2017 on Memorial Day Weekend with Warblers on the Water and the Beaver Island Bird Trail.  Registration is available at the Birding Trail website . Sign-up now if you are interested as limited space is available.  Click here for a full listing of events. Enjoyed by novices and experts alike, the Beaver[...]
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
WoW 2017: Saturday Morning Field Trips @ Dalwhinnie's Departure | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
7:30 am
The field trips will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registered participants will be picked up at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli (see below) for small group transport to sites. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all field trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Please prepare for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water[...]
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
WoW 2017: Saturday Evening Field Trip @ Shamrock Departure | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
The evening field trip will begin at 7:00 p.m. Registered participants will be picked up at the Shamrock. Field trip to Oliver’s Point (Site 25 on the BIBT map) and Beaver Island Airport. (All sites referenced are shown on the BIBT map of Beaver Island)
May 28 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
WoW 2017: 7:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Field Trips @ Dalwhinnie's Departure | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
7:30 am
The early field trips will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registered participants will be picked up at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli (see below) for small group transport to sites. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all field trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Please prepare for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring[...]
WoW 2017: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Field Trip @ Beaver Island Community Center Departure
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
WoW 2017: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Field Trip @ Beaver Island Community Center Departure | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
9:30 am
For the 9:30 Sunday Morning Field Trip, registered participants will be picked up at Beaver Island Community Center (see below) for small group transport to th esite. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all field trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Please prepare for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water[...]
Beaver Island Bike Festival @ Various Locations on Beaver Island
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day
Beaver Island Bike Festival @ Various  Locations on Beaver Island | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
The Beaver Island Bike Festival is your chance to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan’s most remote island in a fun festival atmosphere. Bikers will ride at their own pace and enjoy incredible scenery, island monuments, historic sites, the famous Mo-mosa Stop, picnic lunch right on the beach, BBQ buffet at the Shamrock[...]
Independence Day Parade @ Downtown Beaver Island
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Independence Day Parade @ Downtown Beaver Island | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
2:00 pm
Our nation’s birthday is celebrated on Beaver Island like no place else and the parade is the highlight of the day for most.  The theme for the 2017 parade is still a closely guarded secret (or hasn’t been dreamt up yet), but as soon as it is announced we’ll let you know.   Want to march or enter a[...]
Fourth of July Carnival @ Public Beach Green Space
Jul 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Fourth of July Carnival @ Public Beach Green Space | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
3:30 pm
Right after the parade another Beaver Island tradition gets underway–the 4th of July Carnival with a bounce house, dunk tank and all sorts of games for the young and young at heart.  You’ll find the activity in the green space between the public beach parking lot and the Holy Cross Rectory.
Fireworks @ Paradise Bay
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fireworks @ Paradise Bay
10:00 pm
Enjoy fireworks over Paradise Bay from Whiskey Point, the Public Beach, the porch of the Beachcomber, your boat or pretty much anywhere with a view of the sky over the bay.  It’s a great way to end a 4th of July Celebration Beaver Island Style.
Jul 16 – Jul 22 all-day
Museum Week
12:00 am
Discover Beaver Island history with the annual Museum Week full of informative and entertaining events including: music; presentations on nature, history, and Native American culture; nature walks and cruises, and an art show. Except for the Nature Walks, there will be no charge for any event. Of course donations are always appreciated.
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am
Museum Week Scavenger Hunt Kick-off @ Print Shop Museum | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
11:00 am
Meet on the Print Shop Porch and pick up a game sheet.  Players will be challenged to find daily clues by attending the Museum Week events, visiting our sponsors, and visiting the museums. Attend our Saturday July 22 event in Heritage Park and turn in your cards to see if your a winner!  Check out[...]
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association Day 1 @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Watch the Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association demonstrate their historical art using real coal,  antique forges and anvils to make hooks, fireplace pokers and decorative items. Bring the family and visit at your leisure. Question and talk with them as they work. Browse items for sale. The blacksmiths will be crafting trinkets out of Beaver Island[...]
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Traditional Kite Building @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Learn to make a traditional kite with the new museum director, Lori Taylor-Blitz. Today we pair our activity with the MAD Camp theme, “Things that Fly.”  Create a paper and wood kite and see if yours will fly?  We will also have an exhibit about the history of Beaver Island Airports on display. Check out[...]
Music on the Porch @ Print Shop Museum
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music on the Porch @ Print Shop Museum | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Join us outdoors at the Print Shop Museum.  Bring the family, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of Island musicians and storytellers. A freewill donation basket will be passed at intermission. Performers who want to participate should contact Sheri Timsak by Saturday, July 15 @ 448-2510.  
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
10:00 am
Always a highlight of Museum Week, the CMU Boathouse open house presents the opportunity to see the facility’s 12 mesocosms (each a 250-gallon tank representing a small experimental aquatic ecosystem) that can be filled (when the lake is stratified during the summer) with warm nutrient-depleted water pumped from the surface of Lake Michigan or cold nutrient-rich water[...]
Sheepshank Sam @ Heritage Park
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sheepshank Sam @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 pm
Sheepshank Sam is an old-time Michigan shanty boy lumberjack who, using historical information sprinkled with tall tales, transports audiences back in time to a lumberjack camp in the northern Michigan woods during the late 1800s. Participants learn how trees were felled, cut into logs, skidded out of the woods, decked on sleds, stacked along rivers,[...]
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michigan Blacksmith Artist Association Day 2 @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
If you did not make to Heritage Park on Monday, stop by and watch the Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association demonstrate their historical art using  real coal,  antique forges and anvils to make hooks, fireplace pokers and  decorative items.  This year the blacksmiths will be crafting trinkets out of  Beaver Island nails!  Pick up a one[...]
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Beaver Island Archaeology Night @ Print Shop Museum | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
3:30 pm
Meet Northern Michigan University Archaeologist Scott Demel behind the Print Shop Museum. He’ll kick off Beaver Island Archaeology night and share NMU’s Archaeology field school discoveries of what was uncovered and discovered about Beaver Island history. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Historic Mackinac on Tour at Heritage Park @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 pm
Participants experience the past, touch artifacts and learn about colonial life in Michigan as costumed historical interpreters bring the fur trade and Straits of Mackinac history to life. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michigan Blacksmith Artist Association Day 3 @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
If you did not make to Heritage Park on Monday, stop by and watch the Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association demonstrate their historical art using  real coal,  antique forges and anvils to make hooks, fireplace pokers and  decorative items.  This year the blacksmiths will be crafting trinkets out of  Beaver Island nails!  Pick up a one[...]
Beaver Island Music Festival @ Beaver Island Music Festival Grounds
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day
Beaver Island Music Festival @ Beaver Island Music Festival Grounds | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
Save the date for the Beaver Island Music Festival–always an island summertime favorite. Founded in 2003, the first event was appropriately named “Music in the Woods”. BIMF brought the sound of music to the hardwood forests of Beaver Island and that tradition continues today. Performers and more details are at www.bimf.net.
Children’s Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
9:00 am
Children of all ages are welcome for this always popular event.  Field trip starts at 9 am from the CMU Biological Station’s main campus at 33850 East Side Drive.  Participants will return to the field station at approximately 12:00 PM.  We will have CMU Vans, and parents are welcome to drive and follow behind. Children’s  Field[...]
Children’s Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
9:00 am
If you missed it Thursday, here’s another chance! Field trip starts at 9 am from the CMU Biological Station’s main campus at 33850 East Side Drive.  Participants will return to the field station at approximately 12:00 PM.  We will have CMU Vans, and parents are welcome to drive and follow behind. Children’s  Field Trips does not[...]
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Detroit Paranormal Expeditions Meet and Greet @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Visit a booth showcasing Detroit Paranormal Expedition’s visits to various historical societies and other well known venues.  The public is welcome to stop by and share local stories.  The team will present the results from a May 9th visit to Beaver Island in the evening. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Native American Storytelling @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Doris Larson will tell favorite childhood stories, including some Native American legends. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm
Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced! @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
3:00 pm
Stick around after storytelling at Heritage Park and present your Scavenger Hunt game cards.  If your a winner, pick up your prize!  Game details and prizes will be announced in July. While your there, tell the Museum director how much fun you had exploring Beaver Island and attending our events! Check out all of our[...]
PABI ‘Beaver Island’s Best Garage Sale’ @ Eager Beaver Storage Warehouse
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PABI 'Beaver Island's Best Garage Sale' @ Eager Beaver Storage Warehouse | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
10:00 am
Because its from the Preservation Association of Beaver Island (operator of the Beaver Island Community Center and WVBI), this isn’t your average garage sale.  Indeed, it is a community garage sale of epic proportions.  Last year’s selection included antiques, boats of all kinds, flat screen TVs, stereo equipment, grills, weed whackers, golf equipment, electrical fixtures[...]
PABI ‘Beaver Island’s Best Garage Sale’ @ Eager Beaver Storage Warehouse
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PABI 'Beaver Island's Best Garage Sale' @ Eager Beaver Storage Warehouse | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
10:00 am
It’s day two of the community garage sale of epic proportions.  Be early for the best selection.  New items may appear on day two. You’ll find something for everyone. All proceeds go to support PABI’s operations throughout the year (including the BIC Center and WVBI).
Sep 2 all-day
Beaver Island 1/2 Marathon & Paradise Bay 5 K Run @ Beaver Island Ferry Dock | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
The Beaver Island half marathon will cover the 13.1 miles over a variety of surfaces and beautifully changing scenery. The course will start downtown at Paradise Bay near the Beaver Island Ferry dock and head south along the paved Kings Highway. This will give way to a turn to the west on a good gravel[...]