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.

 

Jan 16 - Feb 24, 2015

Sharon Schmeltzer Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Jan 19 - Apr 25, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibition: Let’s Tie the Knot

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Discover the origins of our wedding traditions and view beautiful and unique gowns and their stories from the Center’s extensive collection. Many of our traditions date back only 100-150 years. Glimpse local brides in period gowns and some unique dresses made from unusual materials such as a gown made from a WWII parachute. Open during regular museum hours. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2015

Ski Brule - Salute to Troops

Outdoor
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join us for our Salute To Troops on January 26-February 1, 2015! Serving men and women in our armed forces can show their ID and will receive a lift ticket for $36! A $10 savings!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015

Mites to Men Pond Hockey Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-4141
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015

Winter Carnival

Festivals
Location: Paradise MI
Embrace the snow and join us in a wide variety of winter activities: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Winter Swap Meet, Snow Sculpture Contest Snowshoe Softball, Guided Snowshoe Hikes, Sled Dog Rides, Lantern Cross-Country Ski Trails, Our schedule is posted at this link:
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266
Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2015

Ski Brule - Super Bowl Bash

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Special events and fun activities all weekend long! During the game Sunday join us at the Main Lodge for our Tail Gate Party! Be sure to stay for the game and be part of the Half-Time Party! A free snack bar will be offered for our guests! Also during half time be sure to take part in our raffles and prize giveaway! It’s sure be a good time for friends and family to enjoy some football along with good company! Super Bowl Bash Weekend is filled with fun activities for everyone!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Feb 1, 2015

Retro Ski

Outdoor
Location: Hancock
Join Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) and Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) at Churning Rapids for some old time skiing. On the afternoon of Sunday February 1, 2015 between Noon and 3 PM skiers will gather at the Triangle, the touch point of Trails #3, #4 & #10 (trail map available at http://www.keweenawnordic.org/trail-map/). Retro Ski at Churning Rapids There will be a fire and chili to warm you and a lavvu will be set up (What’s a lavvu? check out lavvu.com). Knickers, wool sweaters, wood skis and bamboo poles are not required but skiers are encouraged to use them if they have them. Skiing too will be the old way – breaking trail in the woods! Don’t let that discourage you, bring a friend or two – the more the merrier and less trail breaking to do! The backcountry tour will leave at 1:30 and participants will determine the length and difficulty of the tour. No fee but donations are appreciated and will be split evenly between the Keweenaw Cross Country Ski Endowment at the Keweenaw Community Foundation and KLT’s Land Stewardship Fund. A heads-up on numbers would be appreciated so there is enough chili for everyone.
Contact Information: Jay
Phone: 906-487-5411
Feb 2 - 8, 2015

Ski Brule - Scrubs Week

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join us Feb. 2-8 for what is sure to be a great time when Ski Brule hosts Scrubs Week! Those working in the medical field are encouraged to take part as we show thanks for your work with special lodging and ticket pricing! Come to Ski Brule anytime during the week of February 2-8, 2015 and show your medical field ID and receive a daily lift ticket for $36! A $10 savings!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Feb 5, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Dog Sled Rides

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Service provided by Nature’s Kennel out of Newberry. Cost is $150 per sled (a sled accommodates up to two adults or an adult and two small children) and includes a scenic dog sled ride to the Lower Falls and a stop for photos and hot chocolate. Reservations are required. Call 906-748-0513 or email Tasha at info@natureskennel.com
Phone: 906-748-0513
Feb 5 - 8, 2015

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 5 - 8, 2015

94th Annual Michigan Tech University Winter Carnival

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

Features the famous snow statues, sporting events, a torch light parade, fireworks, the Snow-Ball and more. Sponsored by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.

Contact Information: Blue Key Honor Fraternity
Phone: 906-487-2818
Feb 6, 2015

Comedian Justin Willman at Rozsa Center

Shows & Events
09:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Feb 6, 2015

AALLOTAR at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
“Exquisite, sophisticated chamber-folk music” that revels in the cultural differences formed when a lineage is separated by an ocean and the passage of time. AALLOTAR is a transatlantic collaboration of traditional and modern folk music between violinist Sara Pajunen and accordionist Teija Niku. Both began performing Finnish folk music at an early age.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Feb 6, 2015

Old-Time Dance

Recreation
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Inwood Twp Hall, Cooks
DANCE! Come out for a fun evening of called dances. The music is lively and the people friendly (good exercise, too!). New dancers welcome. You don’t need to know how to dance and don’t need to bring a partner. Caller Sue Robishaw. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring comfortable shoes, water bottle, and a Potluck Snack for break. Dress is casual. Cost $7/person. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org, call 906-644-2598, or email sue@LakeEffectArts.org.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Feb 7, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. We can provide snowshoes if needed, just arrive a few minutes early if you need to borrow snow shoes. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 7, 2015

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 7, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - 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 7, 2015

47th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: I-500 Snowmobile Race Track, Sault Ste Marie

Come join us for the 47th Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the BIGGEST event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. No Hans devices. No padding. Just 100% raw courage!!!
When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways, your heart will race...Mark your calendar for the weekend of February 1, 2014 and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime!!!

Feb 7, 2015

Bigfoot Snowshoe Event 2015

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: Michigan Tech Trails Trail Head (Boss Waxing Shed), Houghton
The Bigfoot Snowshoe event is in its eighteenth year and has been a staple event of the Spring Semester at Michigan Tech. Two courses of approximately 2k and 4k are marked by the student staff for the day of the event. For a nominal registration fee, you get a great long sleeved t-shirt, access to the marked trails for the day, and a chance to win some great prizes! Held in conjunction with Winter Carnival, this event promotes healthy and active lifestyles year round! to register to go www.eventbrite.com and search Bigfoot Snowshoe Event 2015.
Contact Information: Whitney M. Boroski
Phone: 906-487-2560
Feb 7, 2015

41st Annual Sagola Township Sportsman's Club Tip-Up Town/Snow Drags

Outdoor
Location: Sawyer & Eddy Lakes near Sagola/Channing
Feb 7, 2015

Ski Brule - Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join us for Ski Brule’s Scout Merit Badge Day! Scouts and Family members are offered special scout & family package pricing! A $50 savings! The best deal on snow! Scouts participating in merit badge class will also receive a FREE Ski Brule patch! Merit badge consolers will be at Ski Brule. Lifts will operate from 9am-4pm. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Limited to the first 100 preregistered scouts! BOY Scout & Family Packages include: $39 Lift Ticket, ski rental, lesson, merit badge class & lunch $39 Lift Ticket, snowboard rental, lesson, merit badge class & lunch $39 Adult/Junior Family Member: lift ticket, rental equipment & lunch $29 Adult/Junior Family Member: Lift ticket & lunch $19 Kids age 9 & under: Lift ticket, rental & lunch Scouts participating in merit badge class will also receive a FREE Ski Brule patch! Limited to the first 100 preregistered Scouts.
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Feb 7, 2015

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

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns will illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers, while snowshoers can 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 7 - 8, 2015

Mackinac Island Winter Festival

Festivals
Location: Mackinac Island
Feb 11, 2015

Comedian Chloe Hilliard at Besse Theater

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
Feb 11, 2015

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Miners Park Trail

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Miners Park Trail, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 11, 2015

Braids to Blossoms: Victorian Hair Art Workshop

Shows & Events
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Come learn about the peculiar Victorian practice of sentimental hair art. Made using several techniques, the pieces were often used to memorialize departed friends and relatives. In this class you will learn to make a flower from human or synthetic hair. Hair wreaths and jewelry from the museum’s collection will be on display. The class is limited to 20 participants and Beth Gruber will be instructing. Workshop fee $25 includes materials. Advance registration required.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 12, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Dog Sled Rides

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Service provided by Nature’s Kennel out of Newberry. Cost is $150 per sled (a sled accommodates up to two adults or an adult and two small children) and includes a scenic dog sled ride to the Lower Falls and a stop for photos and hot chocolate. Reservations are required.
Phone: 906-748-0513
Feb 12, 2015

Comedian Chloe Hilliard at Bay West

Shows & Events
12:00 PM
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Feb 12 - 15, 2015

Snowsfest - Les Cheneaux Islands

Annual Events
Location: Hessel
"Love is in the Air"
Contact Information: Amy Polk
Phone: 906-484-3935
Feb 12 - 15, 2015

"I Hate Hamlet" at Theatre North

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Directed by: Heidi Brown A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. "…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." —Village Voice. "…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" —NY Times. --- Quoted from Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Phone: 906-932-4371
Feb 12 - 16, 2015

UP 200 and Midnight Run

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 13, 2015

Namanja Concert at the Bonifas Arts Center

Music
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
Croatian Classical Guitarist
Phone: 906-786-3833
Feb 13 - 14, 2015

Tesla at Island Resort & Casino

Music
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Feb 13 - 15, 2015

Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship

Annual Events
Location: Moran Bay, Lake Huron, St Ignace
Join us in St. Ignace, 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 2014 we had 192 teams, from 11 states, play 316 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 14, 2015

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

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness 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 14, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. We can provide snowshoes if needed, just arrive a few minutes early if you need to borrow snow shoes. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 14, 2015

27th Annual Glacier Glide Winter Outdoor Art Exhibit

Outdoor
12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Lake Superior Art Association sponsors our 27th annual Glacier Glide outdoor art show. Adult art is displayed outdoors and youth art is displayed inside the Pavilion. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded to the artists who receive the most votes from the spectators.
Contact Information: Cindy Deo
Phone: 906-225-0254
Feb 14, 2015

5th Annual Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Upper Falls
Upper Falls winter trail race put on by Great Lakes Endurance. 5K and 10K distances available; snowshoes available to borrow.
Feb 14, 2015

Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series - Cedarville Blizzard 200

Annual Events
Location: Cedarville
Feb 14, 2015

23rd Annual Long Riders Relic Ride

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Jack Pine Lodge, Manistique
Contact Information: Kevin Knaffla
Phone: (906) 573-2414
Feb 14, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - 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 14, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Stroll

Outdoor
05:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Cap off your Valentine's Day evening with a night 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 14, 2015

Sault Ste Marie Snowmobile Association 23rd Annual Radar Run

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: 6 Mile Rd, Sault Ste Marie
Feb 14 - 15, 2015

Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend

Annual Events
Location: State of Michigan
No License required for any age.
Feb 14 - 15, 2015

35th Annual Big Bay 550 Snowmobile Club's Fishing Derby

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Big Bay
Feb 16 - 22, 2015

Ski Brule - Law Enforcement Salute

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join us Feb. 16-22, 2015 as Ski Brule salutes our men and women of Law Enforcement! To pay tribute to the men and women serving in Law Enforcement, Ski Brule is offering special lodging and ticket pricing! Those working in the area of law enforcement can show their ID and receive a daily lift ticket for $36! A $10 savings!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Feb 18, 2015

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Indianhead Mountain

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Indianhead Mountain, Wakefield
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 19, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Dog Sled Rides

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Service provided by Nature’s Kennel out of Newberry. Cost is $150 per sled (a sled accommodates up to two adults or an adult and two small children) and includes a scenic dog sled ride to the Lower Falls and a stop for photos and hot chocolate. Reservations are required.
Phone: 906-748-0513
Feb 19 - 21, 2015

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Antigone"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2067
Feb 20, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Lighted Snowshoe Trail

Outdoor
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Strap on your snowshoes and enjoy an enchanted evening of fun in the snow! Experience the beautiful 2-kilometer (1.25-mile) trail at Van Riper with your family and friends, or make it a romantic date night with that special someone. The trail will be lit from 7-9 p.m., then join park staff at the cabin where there will be a fire to warm up by, complete with snacks, coffee and hot chocolate. The trail begins at the Rustic Peshekee Cabin, located 1 mile west of the main campground entrance on the north side M-28. For more details contact the park at 906-339-4461
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Feb 20 - 21, 2015

23rd Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show & Ride

Shows & Events
Location: Naubinway
23rd Annual weekend in Naubinway, MI, 45 mi west of Mackinac Bridge on US 2. Friday; 7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast-Naubinway Pavilion,sponsored by Top of the Lake Communities Assoc.

Friday; 10:00am - Bonfire ride. Ride 12 miles for a hot dog roast, & a guided ride through the woods on private trails. All snowmobiles are welcome.

Friday; 4:00-8:00pm; Get-together at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum. Gather there to discuss your adventures of the day. Saturday - 10am-3pm. Display of all sleds in downtown Naubinway. Free registration at the Snowmobile Museum. Bring whatever you have. Banquet from 4:30-6:00 at the Engadine Town Hall with a presentation on the featured sled (Skiroule), raffle drawings and an auction, with the proceeds going to the Top of the Lake Museum Building Fund. We would appreciate any donations for the auction. All donations are tax deductible.
Contact Information: Charlie or Marilyn
Phone: 906-477-6298
Feb 20 - 22, 2015

10th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
The 9th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun includes a bonfire, social, antique sled rides, live music, the Iron Man Run and more.
Contact Information: Wendell
Phone: 906-369-0627
Feb 20 - 22, 2015

76th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2015 Will be the 76th 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 21, 2015

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 21, 2015

Snowburst 2015 - 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 21, 2015

MASTERS Mid America Championship Hill Climb

Outdoor
Location: Caspian Ski Hill, Caspian
Phone: 906-884-9101
Feb 21, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Saturday at the Center-Museum Treasures

Shows & Events
11:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Saturday at the Center-Museum Treasures

February 21—11:00-2:00 p.m. at MRHC

Museums can never display all of their collections at one time. This is your chance to discover some of the treasures in our archives and in the permanent collection. The curator and librarian will be here to talk about them. There will be mystery artifacts for you to identify. Event included with admission or membership at the Sponsor Level. Great for all ages! Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 21, 2015

Lil' Jiggers Ice Fishing Derby & Frosty 5K Run

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Central Park on the Quarry, Manistique

Registration starts at 9am. Fishing starts at 11am until 1pm. Prizes will be given to every child registered. Cost is $5.00 per hole up to three holes. All holes are drilled and minnows are provided by Top O' Lake Sports. Saturday at Central Park on the Quarry in Manistique, MI

Contact Information: Nick Bosanic
Phone: (906) 341-5346
Feb 21, 2015

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: Shostakovich Symphony No 5 at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Feb 21, 2015

Old-Time Dance

Recreation
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Inwood Twp Hall, Cooks
DANCE! Come out for a fun evening of called dances. The music is lively and the people friendly (good exercise, too!). New dancers welcome. You don’t need to know how to dance and don’t need to bring a partner. Caller Sue Robishaw. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring comfortable shoes, water bottle, and a Potluck Snack for break. Dress is casual. Cost $7/person. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org, call 906-644-2598, or email sue@LakeEffectArts.org.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Feb 21, 2015

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

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness 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 21, 2015

3rd Annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam

Outdoor
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Feb 21, 2015

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-0472
Feb 21, 2015

YooperBeiner Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails, Ironwood
10K, 5K Snowshoe Race and 3K & 5K Walk/Tour Part of the Braveheart Series (cutemoose.com) and USSSA sanctioned. Races start at 11:00 $20 registration fee Sponsor: Aspirus Grand View
Contact Information: susan spaete
Phone: 906-932-0509
Feb 21, 2015

Downtown Showdown

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Marquette
Have you ever wanted to put on your skis or snowboard and shred in Downtown Marquette? Here's your chance! Head downtown for the 3rd Annual Downtown Showdown Ski and Rail Jam Competition for this unique opportunity.
Feb 21, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. We can provide snowshoes if needed, just arrive a few minutes early if you need to borrow snow shoes. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 21, 2015

Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series - Drummond Island

Annual Events
Location: Drummond Island
Phone: 800-737-8666
Feb 21 - 22, 2015

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, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Marquette Night Life

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: The Ore Dock Brewery, Marquette
Jim Koski will remind us of popular dance clubs, discos and college bars through the years. We have been celebrating after hours in Marquette since the city was founded. Share some laughter, great photographs, no doubt some great stories and sample a brew. $5 donation, drinks not included.  Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.  

Attached Image Courtesy of the John M. Longyear Research Library

The Brookton and Minnie Club “Marquette’s Gayest Nite Spot” 1946

Gordon Lawry-Piano  

Front Row:  Walt Mackey-Alto Sax, Bill Smail-Alto Sax, Long John Smith-Tenor Sax

2nd Row: Ed Knoell-Trumpet, Paul Goodman-Trumpet, Joe Levine-Trombone

Standing: Bing Maxwell-Drums
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 26, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Dog Sled Rides

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Service provided by Nature’s Kennel out of Newberry. Cost is $150 per sled (a sled accommodates up to two adults or an adult and two small children) and includes a scenic dog sled ride to the Lower Falls and a stop for photos and hot chocolate. Reservations are required.
Phone: 906-748-0513
Feb 26 - 27, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase

Arts &Theater
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.
Feb 26 - 28, 2015

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Antigone"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2015

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 26 - Apr 1, 2015

Plein Air Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Our Plein Air Exhibit features the following five artists: Melisse Carr Kathy Kuczek Jane Landwehr Gail Stanek Darlene Strand
Feb 27 - 28, 2015

UP Ice Golf Scramble

Recreation
Location: St Ignace
The ice of Moran Bay will once again host a sporting event – this time a golf scramble, where the carts are replaced by sleds and golf gloves may actually mean mittens. This fun event appeals to golfers of all skill levels. Why wait for spring to get back on the links?



Registration begins at the Mackinac Grille Restaurant, and the course is laid out behind the restaurant on frozen Moran Bay.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 906-643-8717
Feb 27 - 28, 2015

Ronnie Milsap at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

15th Annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Annual Events
Location: Big Bay

Women seeking the opportunity to improve their outdoor skills are invited to register for the 15th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) winter program in the Upper Peninsula. Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this program offers instruction in more than a dozen kinds of indoor and outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, archery, winter shelter building, ice fishing, fly tying, wilderness first aid, wood burning and more. Instructors provide basic and advanced instruction that is tailored to each participant's individual ability. The program takes place at Bay Cliff Health Camp, a universally accessible facility, located in a picturesque wooded setting overlooking Lake Superior approximately 30 miles north of Marquette.

Contact Information: Sharon Pitz
Phone: 906-226-1321
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

Lake Superior Youth Theatre presents: "Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins"

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-1032
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

Players de Noc presents: "50 Years of Players: Behind the Musical"

Arts &Theater
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Feb 27-28th 8pm March 1st 2pm
Phone: 906-789-7468
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

5th Annual CopperDog 150

Annual Events
Location: Calumet

The culminating "triple crown" of Lake Superior sled-dog racing (Beargrease, UP 200, CopperDog 150) beginning in Calumet and running north with a layover in Eagle Harbor and a stage rest in Copper Harbor

Contact Information: Todd Brassard
Feb 28, 2015

S.K>Y. Talent Show at Calumet Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Feb 28, 2015

Michigan Nature Association - Back Country Ski at Redwyn's Dunes

Outdoor
01:00 PM
Location: Redwyn's Dunes, near Calumet
Bring along snacks and water and skiis, and enjoy a backcountry ski to and around the picturesque dunes, led by steward Phil Quenzi.
Feb 28, 2015

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 28, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - 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 28, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness 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 28, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. We can provide snowshoes if needed, just arrive a few minutes early if you need to borrow snow shoes. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015

Ski Brule - Anniversary Weekend

Outdoor
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Celebrate our skiing history and dress in vintage clothing for a chance to win a 2015/16 season pass!! Prizes will be awarded to best dress in 3 groups-20′s/30′s/40′s,50′s-60′s/70′s-80′s Activities all weekend, follow the link for more information: http://skibrule.com/event/anniversary-weekend-2/
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015

Keyes Peak Hillcross and Hillclimb

Outdoor
Location: Keyes Peak, Florence WI
Phone: 906-884-9101