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 15 - 19, 2017

Michigan Ice Fest

Annual Events
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising
Ice Climbing at it's best. If you are a novice or an expert, this is one event you do not want to miss.
Phone: 906-226-7112
Feb 16 - 19, 2017

Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship

Annual Events
Location: Moran Bay, Lake Huron, St Ignace
Join us in 2017 as we celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in St. Ignace, Michigan. St. Ignace is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, home of one of the largest pond hockey tournaments in North America, and the largest tournament in Michigan. The Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship will be played on Moran Bay, part of beautiful Lake Huron, one of the only locations where our 'pond' is actually one of the Great Lakes! In 2015 we had 200 teams, from 11 states, play over 320 games! We have several age and skill divisions, so your team can compete against others of the same skill level. Format of the games is: 4 on 4 hockey with NO GOALIES on thirty 75 'x 150' outside rinks with snow bank boards played on the 'wild ice' of Moran Bay in Lake Huron. Teams are guaranteed three games, and division winners will receive Labatt's sportsgear and a hardwood championship cup.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Feb 16 - 19, 2017

UP 200, Midnight Run & Jack Pine 30

Annual Events
Location: Marquette to Grand Marais
The UP200 is one of America's premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The UP200 is an Iditarod qualifying race. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically challenging trail.






The JackPine 30 rounds out the weekend’s fun with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint from Gwinn, Michigan to Marquette.













Feb 16 - 19, 2017

56th Annual Snowsfest - Les Cheneaux Islands

Annual Events
Location: Hessel
Contact Information: Amy Polk
Phone: 906-484-3935
Feb 17 - 19, 2017

Drummond Island Slush Fest

Outdoor
Location: Drummond Island Yacht Haven, Drummond Island
Community Snow Sculpture Contest. Saturday starts with a Poker Rally with $1000 in prizes. At the Slush Fest area the Polar Plunge, Kayak Luge, ice games, DJ, Chili Cook Off,Beverages all start at noon. Awards at 4 pm. Sunday will kick off the Lynn Dyal Fishing Tournament. Awards at 6 pm at Moose Lodge #2381.
Contact Information: Pam Johnson
Phone: 9064935245
Feb 17 - 25, 2017

NMU WinterFest

Recreation
Location: NMU, Marquette
Phone: (906) 227-1622
Feb 18 - 19, 2017

NCAA Central Regional Skiing Championships

Outdoor
Location: Al Quaal, Ishpeming
Feb 18 - 19, 2017

Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend

Annual Events
Location: State of Michigan
No License required for any age.
Feb 18 - 19, 2017

McDonald Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Outdoor
Location: McDonald Lake, Gulliver
Get ready to snowshoe! If you’re a pro just get out there and go along the museum’s 1/3 mile Geology Trail; enjoy the wooded views and follow the interpretive signs that illustrate the Carp River Forge. New to snowshoeing, that’s ok – we have some guided tours for you to join. Then you’ll learn about local mining history, win some prizes, eat some great snacks, and earn a patch; all while supporting your local Girl Scouts. Don’t own your own snowshoes? We have some you can borrow. The public is invited to this event.
Contact Information: Stacie
Feb 19, 2017

Marquette City Band Winter Concert "Winter Carnival"

Music
03:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Join us "in doors" for our first 2017 Concert!! With Director, Dr Stephen Grugin — Donations Appreciated
Contact Information: Fran Darling
Phone: 906 2491514
Feb 22, 2017

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: The Great War

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The most important event of the 20th Century, World War I. The outcomes of The Great War set the stage for the rise of the communist and fascist dictators, World War II, The Cold War and the current chaos in the Middle East and Balkans. It also had a major impact on the members of this community as it was the first time large numbers of young men would leave this area to take part in a war. Attendees will have a better understanding of the war, its legacy and impact on the community and the world. Presented by Military Historian John Moschetti. $5 suggested donation. For more info call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 22, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Schomberg Park

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Schomberg Park, Hurley Wi
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 22 - 25, 2017

Panowski Play: Building Madness at James A Panowski Black Box Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: James A Panowski Black Box Theatre, Marquette
The world premiere of this slapstick comedy dives into the business world of 1930, and an architecture firm that is struggling stay afloat. President and chief designer Max and Paul only have a week to pay the bank $7,000, and, with the help of their not-so-bright secretary Trixie, get tangled up in a mob deal thinking it will solve all their problems. Far from it! Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:30pm Thursday, February 23rd, 7:30pm Friday, February 24th, 7:30pm Saturday, February 25th, 1:00pm Saturday, February 25th, 7:30pm
Contact Information: FRT Box Office
Phone: 906-227-2082
Feb 23 - 25, 2017

Sexual Perversity in Chicago at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Obie awarding winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet explores the nature of sexual relationships: Their awkward, unreasonable natures, and how humans stubbornly cling to them in spite of heartache. First produced in 1974, the play continues to speak to generations of young adults in the unyielding clutches of sexual inelegance.
Feb 24 - 26, 2017

UP 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 - 26, 2017

17th 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 24 - 26, 2017

Paradise Ice Festival

Festivals
Location: Paradise
Join us this weekend to celebrate ICE! Don't miss the opportunity to win the ICE Fishing Contest, Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, join the ICE Sculpture Contest, attend the ICE Swap Meet, Sled Dog Rides, and oh yea, a Polar Plunge. Are you game? The Polar Plunge is a fund raiser for our local EMS, Whitefish Township EMS so come out and jump in. Be sure to print out our schedule and invite your friends.
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266
Feb 25, 2017

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 25, 2017

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! * Cardboard Classic Sled Race - Registration 1PM Race Starts 1:30PM * FREE Skate Admission Sponsored by Manistique Kiwanis and YETI Key Club Skate Rental Available $2 per person
Contact Information: Kristi
Phone: 906-341-2290
Feb 25, 2017

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Stroll

Outdoor
05:00 PM To 08:00 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 25, 2017

Barry Britton as Rod Stewart at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
The 80’s and 90’s are back — with a vengeance! The music that defined the largest generation in history comes to life in this amazing rock tribute. Barry Britton performing as the world-class icon Rod Stewart. Barry transforms himself into Rod Stewart by using extensive prosthetic makeup, accurate wardrobes, mannerisms and voice.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Feb 25, 2017

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 25, 2017

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City
Nearly 80 Old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers while snowshoers make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter where the park naturalist will have a campfire going and provide some refreshments. The ski trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing or snowshoeing at night is always a challenge. The lanterns are on the Superior Trail immediately across the street from the ski hill entrance.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 25, 2017

2nd Annual Big Hit Wine & Beer Fest at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Feb 25, 2017

24th 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 25, 2017

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 25, 2017

Snowburst 2017 - 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!
Contact Information: Jenifer Varecha
Phone: 906-885-5256
Feb 25 - 26, 2017

The System - A Tribute to Bob Seger at the Kewadin

Music
Location: Kewadin Shores Casino, St Ignace
Contact Information: Kewadin Casinos
Phone: 800-539-2346
Feb 25 - 26, 2017

78th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2017 Will be the 78th Anniversary Ski Jump Tournament. Stayed tuned for updates and special events associated with this event. Pine Mountain Ski Jump hosts world class athletes from all over the world in this Continental Cup competition. Official practice runs are on Friday with competition jumps on Saturday and Sunday. Join thousands of fans at the bottom of the hill for the largest tailgate party of the winter!!
Feb 26, 2017

Pop Evil: Rock 'N' Roll Now Tour - Right Now at the Kewadin

Music
07:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN