When it comes to unique events, there’s no better setting than Beaver Island – the most remote inhabited island in the Great Lakes. This year is no exception. Below is the list of events scheduled for 2010. Festival attendees are invited to travel to the Island aboard the Emerald Isle or Beaver Islander, which travels daily from Charlevoix across 32 miles of Lake Michigan (approximate travel time, 2 hours).
June 25 - 27, 2010
BEAVER ISLAND BIKE FESTIVAL
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, a beach picnic lunch, a downtown after party and all the friendly hospitality Beaver Islands residents are famous for. www.beaverislandbikefestival.com
July 4, 2010
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. The Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade begins at dusk on the harbor. Fireworks over the harbor will follow the boat parade.
July 15 - 17, 2010
BEAVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Promoting 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. Our main goal is to bring attention to the beautiful world that we live in (especially Beaver Island) by uniting all of these talents and people. www.bimf.net
July 19 - 24, 2010
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; nature walks, a pet show and art show.
July 28 - August 1, 2010
BAROQUE ON BEAVERUnder sponsorship of the BICAA, professional and student musicians will gather to present Baroque on Beaver…A Festival of Classical Music. The festival is a four concert series ranging from small ensembles to a full orchestra and chorus concert.
August 6 - 8, 2010
Island-wide celebration and time to come together for all Islanders, as well as the famous softball tournament.
September 4, 2010
RUN BEAVER ISLAND MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON
This Boston Marathon qualifying event, introduced in 2009, returns for its second year. www.goodboyevents.com/BeaverIsland.shtml
October 2, 2010
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 2, 2010
THE ISLAND BOODLE 5K RUN
Come and join us for the eighth annual 5K/Run/Walk starting in scenic St. James and offering a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course.
Beaver Island Boat Company has been providing the most relaxing, affordable transportation for people, pets, vehicles, and freight to Beaver Island for over 25 years. Reservations for passengers are never required. A trip to Beaver Island aboard the Emerald Isle or the Beaver Islander adds to the overall experience, reinforcing the adage that in life – it’s the journey as much as the destination!
For a complete schedule, rates and package tour details, call 888-446-4095 or log onto www.beaverislandboatcompany.com. Become our FAN on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beaverislandboatcompany
For information on Beaver Island: www.BeaverIsland.org