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.

 

Feb 4 - Mar 28, 2018

Erickson Center for the Arts 4th Annual Student Art Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
The Erickson Center for the Arts 4th Annual Student Art Show will be held February 5th through March 30th . This showcase contains a large variety of artwork provided by students of all ages from Tahquamenon Area Schools, Three Lakes Academy, Engadine Consolidated Schools, and local home-schooling programs. The purpose of this exhibit is to demonstrate how essential art is as a part of a child’s education. Patrons of the show will be given a chance to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” presented to one student from each of the schools at the end of the exhibit. The Student Art Show can be seen during regular business hours, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and is free to the public
Contact Information: Rachel Bonacorsi
Phone: (906)586-9974
Feb 16 - 24, 2018

NMU WinterFest

Recreation
Location: NMU, Marquette
Phone: (906) 227-1622
Feb 20 - 24, 2018

LSSU Theatre presents: "Silent Sky"

Arts &Theater
Location: LSSU Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Phone: 906-635-2602
Feb 22 - 23, 2018

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Tech Theatre presents When You Comin' Back Red Ryder, a play by Mark Medoff. As children, some of us were raised on comic book and movie heroes. We drank down stories of patriotism and glory and grew up playing roles that shaped our identity and inflated our stature. Some of us were lucky; chance, accident intervened. The employees and customers of Foster’s Diner in Hope, New Mexico, 88250, experience a terrorizing examination their personal desires and dreams when Teddy, a disillusioned biker, calls them on living in made-up worlds. Some pretend nothing happened, but others find a new direction for their lives. Emotionally charged and unpredictably brutal the play plunges from the mundane to frightening.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Feb 23, 2018

Copper Country Community Arts Center Annual Parade of Confections

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock
Phone: 906-482-2333
Feb 23 - 24, 2018

NMU Dance Concert 2018

Arts &Theater
Location: NMU, Marquette
Feb 23 - 25, 2018

18th Annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman Winter Program

Outdoor
Location: Bay Cliff Health Camp, Big Bay
The BOW program is sponsored by the DNR and offers instruction in more than a dozen different types of indoor and outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, archery, winter shelter building, ice fishing, photography, wilderness first aid, wood burning, snowshoe and more. Instructors provide basic and advanced teaching that is tailored to each participant's individual ability. Special evening programs also are offered during the weekend. BOW participants stay and take classes at the Bay Cliff Health Camp, a universally accessible facility overlooking Lake Superior, which is situated about 30 miles north of Marquette near Big Bay. Participants will be housed in a dorm-style facility with amenities, including a sauna and hiking trails with access to northern hardwood forests and Lake Superior. The $195 registration fee includes all food and lodging as well as most equipment and supplies, except as noted in the registration materials. Scholarships also are available on a limited basis.
Phone: 906-228-6561
Feb 23 - 25, 2018

UP 4-on-4 Pond Hockey Youth Tournament

Recreation
Location: St Ignace
Hockey the way it was intended....kids playing on the frozen pond during the coldest days of winter. this tournament is 4 on 4 hockey at its best! All youth age divisions are included in this non-stop, action filled weekend.
Contact Information: Little Bear East Arena
Phone: 906-643-8676
Feb 24, 2018

Showshoeing with Sasqhatch

Outdoor
Location: Baraga County Trails in Motion, L'Anse
Baraga County Trails in Motion Presents - Snowshoeing with Sasquatch Hot cocoa, Bonfire Keep your eyes open for a special guest, Bring camera and flashlight and/or head lamp PARKING ON TAILOR ROAD ACROSS FROM THE TRAILHEAD ON SKANEE ROAD.
Phone: 906-524-7444
Feb 24, 2018

City of Manistique Snofest

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Central Park, Manistque
* Frosty 5K Road Race & Walk - Registration 9AM Race Start 10AM * Little Jiggers Kids Ice Fishing Derby - Registration 9AM Fishing 11AM -1PM Cost $5 per hole Prizes! *Free Skate 6-9pm Little Bear West Arena
Phone: 906-286-0931
Feb 24, 2018

Millecoquins Lake Winter Carnival

Festivals
08:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Millecoquin Lake, Engadine
Annual Winter Carnival Event on Millecoquins Lake in Engadine, MI. Ice Fishing Contest, Polar Eagle Plunge, Big Mac and Cheese Cook Off, Photo Contest, Fish Decoy Competition, Snowshoe Hike, Concessions, Raffles, Games Inside and Outside.
Contact Information: Amy Petrie
Phone: 906-477-6592
Feb 24, 2018

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Stroll

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Enjoy an evening ski or snowshoe along a lantern-lit trail through the snow covered forests of the Upper Falls. Warm up by the bonfire with refreshments between laps along the one-mile loop. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow at no charge. Participants must provide their own cross country ski equipment. A headlamp or flashlight is recommended. Trail begins at the Upper Falls Fact Shack.
Phone: 906-492-3415
Feb 24, 2018

Flannel Fest

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
Last year the U.P. won Duluth Trading Company's "Most Flannel City in America Contest". We think this is is an honor to celebrate. We are kicking off the first of what we hope will be an annual festival for our community. So, put on your best flannel and join us for a night of fun, food, beer and music from Sit Down Francis.
Contact Information: Kate Oman
Phone: (906) 786-3833
Feb 24, 2018

Carnival of the Animals at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
One of the great zoological works in the orchestral canon, Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns includes humorous depictions of elephants, donkeys, lions, hens, roosters, tortoises, kangaroos, and the famous “swan” for solo cello. This concert, presented by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, also features two Russian masterworks: Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. This concert is sponsored by a genrous gift from John and Biruta Lowther.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Feb 24, 2018

3rd Annual Big Hit Wine & Beer Fest at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Feb 24, 2018

25th Annual Trenary Outhouse Classic

Annual Events
Location: Trenary
Contestants build outhouses out of wood or cardboard and mount the structures on a pair of skis. The object is to be the fastest two-person team to push an outhouse 500 feet down the street. Registration through 1:00 p.m. Race, 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 906-446-3210
Feb 24, 2018

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Upper Falls Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
02:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Discover how easy snowshoeing really is during this guided hike through the snow-covered woods of Tahquamenon. This fun, inexpensive winter sport can keep you healthy and happy through the cold winter months. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow at no charge. Meet at the Upper Falls Fact Shack.
Phone: 906-492-3415
Feb 24, 2018

Snowburst 2018 - Winter Carnival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Winter Ski Complex, Silver City
A day of fun for the entire family! Kids games, Snowshoe Fun Run, Wheel Barrow Race, GIANT Slalom Race, Food, Live Music, Dancing, Torch Light Parade and FIREWORKS!! Join us!
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 24, 2018

Paradise Ice Festival

Festivals
Location: Paradise
includes Polar Plunge, Ice Swap Meet, Ice Fishing, Ice Sculpture, and Ice Safety, and community Chili Cook-Off Contest
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266
Feb 27, 2018

Ailey II at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none,” and The New York Times declares, “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”
Phone: 906-487-2073
Feb 28, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - ABR Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: ABR Trails, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332