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.

 

Aug 27 - 30, 2015

Houghton County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock
Exhibits, carnival, demolition derby, moto-cross, logging show, draft horse pull and much, much more.
Contact Information: Carol Saari
Phone: 906-482-6200
Aug 28 - 29, 2015

Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association holds an annual Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse to celebrate the horse’s role on the island. All events will take place at the Michigan Horse Council Arena located beneath the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, with the exception of the Parade which will run through downtown Main Street.
Aug 28 - 29, 2015

5th Annual Harborfest - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Aug 28 - 30, 2015

11th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Winter Sports Complex, Silver City in Ontonagon County
The 11th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by the Friends of the Porkies, featuring Ruthie Foster, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, The Ragbirds, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, Ana Egge, Wayne Hancock and many more! Located at the Winter Sports Complex in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, just west of Silver City in Ontonagon County. Tickets are available now on our website, www.porkiesfestival.org, or by calling 906-231-1589. Attend the entire weekend with a 3 Day Pass for only $90 or purchase a 1 day ticket for Friday, Saturday or Sunday for only $35. Seniors and teens are 10% off and children 7-12 are $10 for 1 day or all 3 days. Children 6 and under get in free! Parking is available on-site. See you at the Porkies!
Contact Information: Cheryl Sundberg
Phone: 906-231-1589
Aug 29, 2015

End of Summer Blues Fest

Annual Events
11:00 AM
Location: Alpha
Aug 29, 2015

Lake Linden Farmers Market

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden Village Park, Lake Linden
Phone: 906-296-9911
Aug 29, 2015

Keweenaw Brewfest 2015

Annual Events
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Houghton Waterfront Park, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-9673
Aug 29, 2015

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 29, 2015

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 11am-4pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-9159
Aug 29, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Aug 29, 2015

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Beach Crafts

Outdoor
03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
Meet at Union Bay Campground Office
Phone: 906-885-5275
Aug 29, 2015

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Bear Den Hike

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
Meet 1 mile South of the visitors center on South Boundary Rd
Phone: 906-885-5275
Aug 29, 2015

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Outdoor
02:00 PM
Location: Flat Rock
Aug 29, 2015

Fireworks Over The Bay!

Shows & Events
10:00 PM
Location: Moran Bay, Lake Huron
Come and enjoy the fireworks over the bay in downtown St. Ignace! Every Saturday night from July 4th through September 12th, fireworks will decorate the sky over Moran Bay. Visitors can enjoy the display from the Huron Boardwalk, area restaurants and motels, or even just strolling through the business district. Saturdays at 10:00 p.m., come and join us in St. Ignace, Michigan!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 29, 2015

Roller Derby: Dead River Derby vs Floral City Roller Girls

Shows & Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Roller Derby is a for women, by women sport showcasing the hard work and athleticism of local moms, students, and professionals. Dead River Derby provides a family friendly event with thrills for all ages: A free bounce house for kids! Beer and wine sales for grown ups (please drink responsibly, Folks)! Half-time shenanigans and a thrilling, full contact athletic competition on wheels! Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door. Remember, this is a family friendly event and kiddos 9 and under get in free! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Music For All Kids. Visit Dead River Derby on Facebook for updates, more contests, and giveaways!
Contact Information: Sarah Kurian
Phone: 9063621142
Aug 29, 2015

Saturday Night Live!

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Ignace
Music and fun will be found in the downtown St. Ignace area, and the evening will end with Fireworks Over The Bay at 10:00 p.m. (or dusk). Outdoor vendors will be scattered throughout the downtown area for you to stop by and visit as they display their wares. Music will be provided by G-Man Entertainment from his tent in front of the First National Bank (across from the Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry Dock) from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 29, 2015

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
Aug 29, 2015

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Aug 29, 2015

20th Annual Delta County Jaycees Duck Races/Run, Walk or Waddle

Annual Events
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Aug 30, 2015

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Lake of the Clouds Guided Hike

Outdoor
03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
Meet at the boardwalk kiosk
Phone: 906-885-5275
Aug 30, 2015

Outdoor Movies By The Bay!

Outdoor
Location: American Legion Memorial Park, St Ignace
American Legion Park, on the bay in St. Ignace, will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater every Sunday evening from July 5 through September 6. Enjoy the fireworks on Saturday nights, and stay for the movies on Sunday! Come one, come all to our free family-friendly 'Movies By The Bay' this summer in St. Ignace! Movie will begin at dusk. Our 2015 schedule has not been decided yet so check back! FREE popcorn! Other concessions will be available for purchase. So pack up the kids, grab your chairs and blankets, and come enjoy an outdoor movie alongside beautiful Lake Huron!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 30, 2015

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Aug 31, 2015

Voices In The Mist: Twilight Walking Tour

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Come and experience 'Voices in the Mist: Twilight Walking Tours, held every Monday and Tuesday evenings during July and August. Take a historic ghostly walk with stories told by U.P. storyteller, Woodsmoke Jim and River Lark Mary. This guided walking tour along the Huron Boardwalk is full of surprises, legends, stories and mysteries of St. Ignace. All tours begin at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture (500 N. State St.) at 7:00 p.m., and are free of charge. Tips are accepted and appreciated. Tours last 1 1/2 hours, and will go rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
Phone: 800-338-6660