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.


Mar 20, 2017 - 2022

Marquette Regional History Center “The Origins of Wildlife Photography.

10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
John H. Hammer and George Shiras 3rd invented the equipment and methods for day and nighttime photography of wildlife. The display includes equipment, prototypes and original patents. John H. Hammer, inventor of the flash attachments for night time photography, was born in Cristiana, Norway in 1859. He emigrated from Oslo, Norway in 1881 after working in an optical factory. In the U.S, he settled in Detroit where he met his future wife, Jenny Grundholm. They moved to Marquette around 1885 where he was employed in an engine works. There he gained valuable experience in fabrication and logistics. Shiras and Hammer developed methods for animals to take their own picture: larger animals by trip wire, smaller animals by using a baited wire. They took photos of animals at night and added a second camera to get the animals’ reaction to the flash. Hammer held two patents in the U.S. as well as patents in Canada, France, England and Germany.
Contact Information: Jo Wittler
Phone: 906-226-3571
Mar 24 - 26, 2017

24th Annual Boat, Sport and RV Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
The event will feature the largest indoor display of recreational products in northern Michigan. The 100,000 square foot display area will feature the latest in boats, campers, RVs, canoes, kayaks, motorcycles, bikes, ATVs and so much more.
Phone: 906-202-0899
Mar 26, 2017

Slip Sliding Away 5 Mile Fun Run

02:00 PM
Location: Escanaba High School, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-1237
Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2017

Styx at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW