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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NMU Archaeology School @ CMU Biological Station
May 20 – Jun 16 all-day
NMU Archaeology School @ CMU Biological Station
12:00 am
The Northern Michigan University Anthropology Department is back on the island for a summer session this year.  Check in at the Historical Society Print Shop Museum to see where they are exploring on any given day and stop by to chat.  They’ll be glad to share their discoveries with you.  
May 25 – May 28 all-day
Warblers on the Water @ Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
Kick off Summer 2018 on Memorial Day Weekend with Warblers on the Water and the Beaver Island Bird Trail.  Registration is available at the Birding Trail website . Enjoyed by novices and experts alike, the Beaver Island Birding Trail has been recognized nationally and is available throughout the year.  The head-end for the BIBT is[...]
May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Bald Eagle Research in the Beaver Island Archipelago @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:00 pm
Bill Parsons, wildlife biologist for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will present on Bald Eagle research occurring in the Beaver Island Archipelago. Follow Bald Eagles on their migration from our islands with telemetry. It is suitable for all ages, free, and open to the public without reservations.
Using eBird @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 25 @ 6:00 pm
Using eBird @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
6:00 pm
Presented by Dr. Eric Myers. Bring your cell phone. Eric is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable user of the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology’s eBird app, which allows birders to upload information about the birds they observe. Eric will give hands-on instructions about eBird and explain its value to researchers. Free and open to the public[...]
Birding For Beginners @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 @ 4:00 pm
Birding For Beginners @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
4:00 pm
Terry Grabill is a life-long birder, having gained the handle of “Birdman” by his family in his early teens. Along with his wife Andrea, Terry has dedicated countless hours and adventures to developing beginning birders with their “Beaver Island Group” program through Fremont Middle School, where Terry is an 8th grade science teacher. Most of[...]
Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 @ 4:45 pm
Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Program @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
4:45 pm
Dr. Beth Leuck has been involved in the Piping Plover Recovery Program on Beaver Island for many years. She will explain the history and operation of the program in the Great Lakes with special emphasis on the Beaver Archipelago. Appropriate for all age groups, free, and open to the public without registration.
Green Fire @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 27 @ 1:00 pm
Green Fire @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Join us for a special screening of the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary conservation thinker Aldo Leopold, Green Fire explores Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence – tracing how he shaped the modern conservation movement and continues to inspire projects all over the country that connect people and the land. Leopold proposed[...]
May 27 @ 4:30 pm
Nesting Waterbirds in the Beaver Island Archipelago @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
4:30 pm
Dr. Nancy Seefelt has been working with colonially-nesting birds in the archipelago since 2000. The Beaver Archipelago provides important breeding habitat for many waterbirds, including gulls, terns, herons, and cormorants. This presentation will highlight the population trends of waterbirds, as well as behavior, diet and reproductive success, that nest on these islands. Free and open[...]
AMVETS Memorial Day Ceremony @ Veterans Memorial Park
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
AMVETS Memorial Day Ceremony @ Veterans Memorial Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
11:00 am
Join the AMVETS for a service to honor the island’s veterans and veterans everywhere.  The ceremony will include a reading of the names of veterans with a connection to the island who passed away in the past year and all veterans  with a connection to the island who have died in the service of our country.[...]
Jun 2 all-day
BI Chamber Community Appreciation Day @ BIBCO Island Dock | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
Join the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce members in a Community Appreciation Celebration.  The second annual event will be held at the Beaver Island Golf Course.  Details to come, but great food and good fun is promised, and a fabulous community event is a sure thing.
PABI Summer Solstice Dinner @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm
PABI Summer Solstice Dinner @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:30 pm
In accordance with tradition, on the date of the Summer Solstice, the Preservation Association of Beaver Island thanks its donors with a dinner prepared by its board. If you’ve made a donation in the last year, you’ll receive an invitation by mail. If you’ve made a donation, but don’t receive an invitation please call the[...]
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[...]
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day
Beaver Island Eco-Fair
12:00 am
TENTATIVE DATET **Check back to confirm**  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[...]
Water/Ways Premerie Opening @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Water/Ways Premerie Opening @ Beaver Island Community Center
7:00 pm
Please join us on Friday evening at 7 p.m. for the Water/Ways Premier Opening.  The evening will begin with a Keynote Address at the Beaver Island Community Center followed by an evening reception at the St. James Township Hall to view the exhibit. Keynote Address Speakers: Jon Allan, Director of the Michigan Office of the Great[...]
Jun 23 – Aug 5 all-day
Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit on Beaver Island @ St. James Township Hall | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
Beaver Island has been expressly chosen by the Michigan Humanities Council to host “Water|Ways” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour six communities in Michigan from June 23, 2018 through April 7, 2019.  Beaver Island is the exhibit’s first[...]
Vacation Bible School @ Beaver Island Christian Church
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
Vacation Bible School @ Beaver Island Christian Church | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
Vacation Bible School on Beaver Island is another island summer favorite.  Details to come, but these are the dates.
Beaver Island Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament @ Beaver Island Golf Course and Driving Range
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Beaver Island Women's Invitational Golf Tournament @ Beaver Island Golf Course and Driving Range | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
9:30 am
Fun tournament play for 9 holes of golf at the Beaver Island Golf Course! Experienced and inexperienced women golfers are welcome. Invite an Island friend who hasn’t played golf in a while or invite an off-Island guest! Invite, invite, and sign up. Registration Fee – $15.00 per person Golf round and/or golf carts paid separately to Beaver[...]
PARC Presents: TJ Kelly @ Whiskey Point Brewing Company
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am
PARC Presents: TJ Kelly @ Whiskey Point Brewing Company
9:30 am
  Patrons of the Arts in Rural Communities proudly presents the first event of their summer BIMFx Summer Schedule:  TJ Kelly performing after the parade and at dusk along with the fireworks at the Whiskey Point Brewery. TJ Kelly Band is an original band from Ft Myers, Florida, whose musical sound can best be described[...]
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 2018 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.
CMU Summer Theater @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jul 5 – Jul 6 all-day
CMU Summer Theater @ Beaver Island Community Center
12:00 am
Performances by Central Michigan University’s traveling summer theater program have become an island favorite and summer tradition.  They are back for 2018.  There’ll be two great shows this summer.  Check back here or at the BIC Center website (http://biccenter.org) for the titles and other details when they are announced.
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
PARC Presents: Barbarossa Brothers @ Beachcomber
9:00 pm
Patrons of the Arts in Rural Communities proudly presents the second event of their BIMFx Summer Schedule:  The Barbarossa Brothers performing at the Glen McDonough Memorial Concert at 7pm with an encore performance at the Beachcomber at 9pm.  Brought to you by the Beaver Island Music Festival with the support of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.
Jul 15 – Jul 21 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. Museum Week 2017 was the most amazing and well attended ever, so you don’t want to miss Museum Week 2018.
“This Place Matters” @ Beaver Island Head Lighthouse
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“This Place Matters” @ Beaver Island Head Lighthouse
12:00 pm
“This Place Matters”  The activities will include music, games, and a community picnic.  Please bring a dish to pass and Join us for an Island group photograph in front of the lighthouse featuring “This Place Matters” signs by the National Register of Historic Places.
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point
Jul 17 @ 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[...]
Jul 17 @ 9:30 pm
PARC Presents: The Legal Immigrants @ Beachcomber
9:30 pm
Patrons of the Arts in Rural Communities proudly presents the third event of their BIMFx Summer Schedule:  The Legal Immigrants performing at the Beachcomber July 17th at 9:30pm. The Legal Immigrants are four battered souls banded together in Grand Rapids, MI. Their genre-phobic style has something for everyone, and everything for some. See them again[...]
Jul 18 @ 9:00 pm
PARC Presents: Roosevelt Diggs @ Beachcomber
9:00 pm
Patrons of the Arts in Rural Communities proudly presents the fourth event of their BIMFx Summer Schedule:  Roosevelt Diggs performing at the BIMF Kick-off Party at the Circle M on July 18th at 9:00pm. Roosevelt Diggs brings the wide influences of four individuals into one painted landscape. They focus their obsession for music into this[...]
Beaver Island Music Festival @ Beaver Island Music Festival Grounds
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Beaver Island Music Festival @ Beaver Island Music Festival Grounds | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 am
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. More information is at www.bimf.net. The BIC Center and WVBI are proud sponsors of the 2018 Beaver Island Music Festival.
Beaver Island Music Festival @ Beaver Island Hideaway Campground
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Beaver Island Music Festival @ Beaver Island Hideaway Campground
12:00 am
For centuries, strains of music have risen from the deep green forests of Beaver Island. Today this age-old tradition continues in the form of the Beaver Island Music Festival, at a gathering place nestled in the upland hardwoods of Beaver Isle’s West Side. The Festival is a rich mix of music, art, and nature, a[...]