Michigan's Upper Peninsula Calendar of Events

Winter, spring summer or fall - you are sure to find something to do in Michigan's Upper Peninsula! Have an event that is not listed on our calendar? You can Add Your Event to our calendar.

This calendar of events has been compiled from information provided to the Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation Association from local Chambers of Commerce, Tourist Associations and tourist related facilities. Please check local areas for detailed and updated information on dates and locations.

 

Oct 15 - 21, 2017

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Oct 15 - 29, 2017

Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival presents: Titus Andronicus

Arts &Theater
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
“Oppression worketh out its own destruction.” The stakes are high in Shakespeare’s bloodiest revenge play, as staged thru the lenses of “contestants” in this game called Society. What do we stand for? Who do we stand with? How do we govern ourselves in a culture whose predilections for violence and domination steer our tactics? In this hilarious, provoking and sometimes manically terrifying treatment of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus are you just here for the party... or are you the next competitor?
Contact Information: Jamie Weeder
Phone: (734)578-2528
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Alpha Haunted House

Shows & Events
Location: Alpha School, Alpha
The Alpha Haunted House is a multi level haunted house with four sets of stairs to go up and down each level. We have smoke machines and strobe lights going to help with the scare effects in the rooms. The haunted house is not handicap accessible. Any age is welcome to go through the haunted house. It's up to the parents and guardians discretion.
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze

Annual Events
07:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Baraga
Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze.
Contact Information: Joe
Phone: 906-201-1264
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Tyler Farr at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 877/ISL-SHOW
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

One of the meanest, toughest performance rallys in North America.

Oct 20 - 22, 2017

Haunted Asylum at the Alpha Porter School

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Alpha
Oct 20 - 31, 2017

Haunt on the Hill

Shows & Events
05:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Oak St, Norway
Come see Halloween at its finest! Haunt on the Hill is a FREE, safe, outdoor haunted walkthrough for all ages. Located 2 blocks off US 2 on Oak St. in Norway MI OPEN NIGHTLY STARTING FRIDAY OCTOBER 20th to HALLOWEEN NIGHT 5-8pm Weather Permitting Check out and “Like” our Facebook page Haunt on the Hill, for updates in October and projects throughout the year!
Oct 21, 2017

Band Day at NMU

Music
01:00 PM
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
Oct 21, 2017

Muck It U.P. (5K Mud Run/Obstacle Course)

Outdoor
Location: Marquette Mountain, Marquette
Enjoy a muck filled day on our 5K obstacle course. You will climb the mountain on the chair lift and then traverse from the top of Marquette Mountain to the bottom (500 Feet) while going through some of the muckiest obstacles you've ever seen. Enjoy great views, fall colors, fun, friends, food, mud and beer. Click here for the course map http://resources.razorplanet.com/510050-5114/701034_MuckItU.P.CourseMap.jpg.



Heat times will be posted by October 20 on www.ymcamqt.org or at either Y location. Registration starts at 8:30am on October 21. The first heat will leave at 10:00am. Registrations will not be taken after October 18. Runners must be 12 and up. Register at www.eventbrite.com
Contact Information: Bob Reddick
Phone: 9062279622
Oct 21, 2017

Push Physical Theatre's Dracula at the Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Experience the award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre's all new adaptation of the classic horror story. In his hunt for immortality, Renfield stumbles upon the Amulet of the Vampir, a lost jewel buried in the legend of Dracula, The Master. Caged in a cell and under the watchful eye of The Doctor, Renfield uncovers the secrets of eternal life as a mysterious Maiden arrives at the asylum. As the ties that bind the living and the dead begin to unravel, the lines between heroes and the devil begin to blur.http://www.pushtheatre.org
Phone: 906-487-2073
Oct 21, 2017

Kardemimmit at Reynolds Hall

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Kardemimmit are four young women playing the ancient Finnish national instrument, kantele. The band members are Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius. Alongside 15 and 38 stringed kanteles, singing has a big part in Kardemimmit’s musical universe where original pieces with a modern aproach still have a strong foundation in Finnish, Eastern European and Scandinavian traditions. The Finnish reki-singing style, 19th century dancing music and Perhonjokilaakso kantele playing style, Eastern Finnish archaic improvisation and ancient runo singing are all present in Kardemimmit’s music.
Phone: 906-227-2563
Oct 21, 2017

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
This is a weekly, outdoor market that features fresh produce, small farm raised meat and eggs, flower bouquets, plant starts (early in the season), tasty baked goods, jams, personal care items and gift quality handcrafted artisan products and more. The vendor mix varies some each week, so come often and see who is at the market. Music weekly from 10-1. See you at the market.
Phone: 906-362-3276
Oct 21, 2017

Lake Linden Farmers Market

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden Village Park, Lake Linden
The Farmers Market of Lake Linden runs every Saturday (10AM-2PM) until October featuring Live Music! Located in the Lake Linden Park that features a playground & a back drop of the Lake, on HWY 26 in Lake Linden. This family friendly market showcases farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the area. Come join in on the fun. Bring a blanket and enjoy the goods and the music.
Phone: 906-296-9911
Oct 21 - 22, 2017

2017 Autumn Comforts Quilt Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Rooms, NMU, Marquette
The 2017 Autumn Comforts Quilt Show, sponsored by the Marquette County Quilters’ Association will be held Saturday, October 21, from 11am to 5pm and Sunday, October 22, from 11am until 4pm. The show will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the Don H. Bottum Center, Great Lakes Rooms. Quilts from around the region will be on display. MCQA will be honoring Esther Johnson, longtime member, at this year’s show. A special exhibit will feature Esther and her many accomplishments. Many other special exhibits will be on display as well. The 2017 raffle quilt “Superior Sea” drawing will be on Sunday at 3:00pm. Vendors, demonstrations, silent auction, and door prizes are sure to delight show-comers. For more information go to marquettequilters.com
Contact Information: Karen Sanford
Phone: 9062499005
Oct 21 - 22, 2017

Escanaba Gun and Knife Show

Shows & Events
09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Largest Gun Show in the Western UP
Contact Information: Jim Chapman
Phone: 800-968-5016
Oct 22, 2017

UP Shakespeare Festival Presents: Titus Andronicus

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Oct 22, 2017

NMU Orchestra & Choral Concert at Reynolds Hall

Music
03:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
The Department of Music will be presenting a selection of works performed by the NMU Arts Chorale, the NMU University Choir, the NMU Symphony Orchestra, and the NMU String Orchestra. Highlights include Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden by J.S. Bach, El Grillo by Josquin Des Prez, Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert, and Game of Thrones by Ramin Djawadi.
Phone: 906-227-2563
Oct 23, 2017

Senior Recital at Reynolds Recital Hall

Music
04:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Zachary Ott, Percussion
Phone: 906-227-2563
Oct 24, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Oct 24, 2017

Student Recital at Reynolds Recital Hall

Music
04:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Oct 25, 2017

UP Shakespeare Festival Presents: Titus Andronicus

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Oct 25, 2017

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
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Oct 25, 2017

Sault Ste Marie Farmers Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Corner of Ashmun & E Portage Ave, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 906-635-6973
Oct 26, 2017

Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Do you have a small group of photographers interested in getting into the backcountry for a few hours? We may be able to accommodate you on Thursday mornings. Contact us to check on dates and make arrangements. The photo tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Phone: 906-586-9851
Oct 26 - 28, 2017

Haunted Theatre at Forest Roberts Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-2082
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Quincy Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Steam Hoist, Hancock
Phone: 906-482-3101
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

2017 Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Shafthouse, Hancock
Take a ride through a haunted mine. The earlier half will be for kids of all ages and the later half will be for the brave. Friday, October 27th - 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00 and 9:45pm Saturday, October 28th - 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00, and 9:45pm
Phone: 906-482-5569
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Backstage Jazz at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Join us in Club Rozsa featuring the Jazz Lab Band and the Research & Development Big Band. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere. The concerts are a "Jazz Buffet" with something for everyone - swing, funk, blues, Latin, fusion and originals.
Oct 27 - 29, 2017

Mackinac Island Halloween (Samhain) Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island

In the celtic world, Samhain marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new year or winter and a time to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead. With the rise of Christianity, it was changed to Halloween and remains a joyous time of family reunion. Here on Mackinac, we celebrate both traditions. Have fun with the kids Trick or Treating downtown, Haunts of Mackinac Tour and then gear up for some great grown up Halloween parties at the downtown pubs. The Island shops work hard to clear out their inventory with great discounts and sales. Be sure to browse on Main Street, Market Street and at the shops at Grand Hotel. This makes a perfect weekend to skip out on Black Friday and get a head start on holiday shopping.

Phone: 800-454-5227
Oct 27 - 29, 2017

Beyond Becoming an Outdoor Woman

Outdoor
Location: Craig Lake State Park, Champion
This is will be a beginner weekend, no experience necessary.
Oct 28, 2017

Lake Linden Farmers Market

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden Village Park, Lake Linden
The Farmers Market of Lake Linden runs every Saturday (10AM-2PM) until October featuring Live Music! Located in the Lake Linden Park that features a playground & a back drop of the Lake, on HWY 26 in Lake Linden. This family friendly market showcases farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the area. Come join in on the fun. Bring a blanket and enjoy the goods and the music.
Phone: 906-296-9911
Oct 28, 2017

22nd Annual Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 mi Run/Walk

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Oct 28, 2017

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
This is a weekly, outdoor market that features fresh produce, small farm raised meat and eggs, flower bouquets, plant starts (early in the season), tasty baked goods, jams, personal care items and gift quality handcrafted artisan products and more. The vendor mix varies some each week, so come often and see who is at the market. Music weekly from 10-1. See you at the market.
Phone: 906-362-3276
Oct 28, 2017

The System - A Tribute to Bob Seger at the Kewadin

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Dreammakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Contact Information: Kewadin Casinos
Phone: 800-539-2346
Oct 28, 2017

Wolf Pack Run 2017

Outdoor
10:00 AM
Location: Carney-Nadeau Public Schools, Carney
Phone: 906-280-7088
Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Spectacle

Festivals
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Washington Street, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces the 2017 Halloween Spectacle. On Saturday, October 29, an alchemy of pageantry, music, theater, and dance will ignite the 100 Block of West Washington Street from 6-8 PM. Community members will be able to walk through interactive performances fit for all ages are encouraged to don their favorite costumes for the night. A special opening ceremony will take place at 6 PM and a closing ceremony at 7:45 PM. For community members wishing to get more involved with this year’s spectacle as a volunteer or performer, please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 906-228-0472
Oct 28, 2017

Eyes of Alice - Alice Cooper Tribute at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Oct 28, 2017

Trick of Treat Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Newberry
Oct 28, 2017

14th Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Woods Walk

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Ignace and St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant parking lot, St Ignace
We're off to Trunk or Treat at 6:30pm behind the Quality Inn-St. Ignace/Big Boy! See all the ghoulish car trunks while parents pass out candy. Kid's prizes for best costume, scariest costume and most original costume will be given. At approximately 7:30 p.m., ride the hay wagon to the Haunted Woods where games and music will complete your fun, along with a tour of the Haunted Woods! Music throughout the night provided by G-Man Entertainment.
Phone: 906-643-9700
Oct 28 - 29, 2017

Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross Races

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

Two days of cyclocross racing in beautiful Copper Harbor with dinner, music, awards and more.

Contact Information: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 906-370-1997
Oct 29, 2017

UP Shakespeare Festival Presents: Titus Andronicus

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Oct 31, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood