Michigan's Upper Peninsula Calendar of Events

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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.

 

Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014

Pellegrini Corn Maze/Haunted Corn Maze

Outdoor
Location: Pellegrini Farm, Vulcan
Corn Maze hours starting Sept 6th thur Halloween Fridays - 4-9PM flashlight mazes begin at dark Saturdays - 12-9PM last one in at 8:15PM Sundays - 12-6PM 4 & Under Free 5-13 $5 14 & UP $7 Haunted Maze after dark Oct 19th, 26th & Halloween
Phone: 906-396-5728
Sep 15, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Victorianism in Upper Michigan

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Members only gallery talk 6:30 p.m., September 25th at MRHC. Members have the opportunity to ask questions of the curator and take a special tour of the new exhibit at this event! See how the Queen’s long and powerful reign influenced social life in the UP in the mid to late 1800s. The growth of technology and the middle class changed the role of women in the home, bringing new domestic arts and a development of women’s hand crafts. Sentimental and ornate homes and clothing were the style, as was a strong mourning culture. See local hair wreaths made in honor of passing pets and family members and more!
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Sep 20, 2014 - 2015

Fort Wilkins Historic Stat Park - 8th Annual Geocaching Event and 1st Annual Spoo-tacular Fall Event

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor, Mi. 49918
Spend the day Geocaching at our fort and nearby scenic areas, we are registered on geocaching.com; Hot Dog Roast and Potluck, Site Decorating Contest, Trick or Treating and Coloring Contest for the children, Marshmellow Roast and Contest Winners announced in evening; Check out the spooked up Fort at night.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer
Phone: 906-289-4215
Oct 6 - Nov 18, 2014

Tim Zablocki & Sarah Western Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Shows & Events
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Oct 8 - 29, 2014

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH info sessions with the John. M. Longyear Research Library

Annual Events
06:30 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: John M. Longyear Research Library, Marquette
In celebration of October as Family History Month, the John M. Longyear Research Library will be hosting several information sessions, to help genealogists conduct research using the library’s resources. The sessions are, “On the Street Where Grandpa Lived” using city directories and gazetteers on October 8, “Reporting From The Past”, finding obituaries and other town news on October 22 and “More Than a Pretty Face”, using yearbooks and school records on October 29.

All three sessions begin at 6:30 for an hour in the Library located on the second floor of the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St. Marquette. The librarians Rosemary Michelin and Beth Gruber will answer questions about using the collection and share genealogy tips. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For information contact the library at 226-3571.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Oct 10 - 31, 2014

Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze

Shows & Events
07:30 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: 13536 M38, Baraga

Make your way down a path carved out of towering corn stalks as terrifying creatures and surprises greet you from the darkness. Located in Baraga 2 miles west of the US41/M38 junction (1 mile past casino). Dates open: October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, and 31. 7:30pm until 11pm each night. $5 admission includes LED flashlight.

Contact Information: Joe
Phone: 906-201-1264
Oct 23 - 25, 2014

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Baby with the Bathwater"

Arts &Theater
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Oct 23 - 26, 2014

41 North Film Festival at the Rozsa

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Oct 24 - 25, 2014

Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
04:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Quincy Mine & Shafthouse, Hancock
Take a ride through a haunted mine. The earlier half will be for kids of all ages and the later half will be for the brave.
Phone: 906-482-5569
Oct 24 - 26, 2014

Mackinac Island Halloween (Samhain) Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island

In the celtic world, Samhain marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new year or winter and a time to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead. With the rise of Christianity, it was changed to Halloween and remains a joyous time of family reunion. Here on Mackinac, we celebrate both traditions. Have fun with the kids Trick or Treating downtown, Haunts of Mackinac Tour and then gear up for some great grown up Halloween parties at the downtown pubs.
The Island shops work hard to clear out their inventory with great discounts and sales. Be sure to browse on Main Street, Market Street and at the shops at Grand Hotel. This makes a perfect weekend to skip out on Black Friday and get a head start on holiday shopping.

Phone: 800-454-5227
Oct 25, 2014

Halloween Spectacle

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette

The City and Downtown Development Authority will host a large-scale community outdoor performance of giant puppetry, percussion and theatrical dance. Ravens on skates, zombie folk dancers, stilt walking spirits, a life-size dragon and skeleton marching band are just a few of the enchanted characters. As the evening grows dark, the community is invited to join in processions throughout the City converging in the Marquette Commons to witness Marquette's enchanting Halloween Spectacle.

Contact Information: Emily Lanctot
Phone: 906-228-9475
Oct 25, 2014

Delta FitCamp Chase the Pumpkin Zombie 5K Run/Walk

Outdoor
05:00 PM
Location: Beauchamp Field, Flatrock
Phone: 906-399-9759
Oct 25, 2014

19th Annual Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 mi Run/Walk

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Oct 25, 2014

Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Woods Walk

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant parking lot, St Ignace

Come to the Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Woods Walk!


6:00-7:00 p.m. - Parents decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy.


7:00-8:00 p.m. - Haunted Woods Walk


games will also be held on the hill behind the St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant


$100 prize for best decorated trunk


Prizes for costumes!



 

Contact Information: Quality Inn-St. Ignace
Phone: 906-643-9700
Oct 25, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 9am-3pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-5681
Oct 25, 2014

Wetmore Community Club Fall Vendor/Craft Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Munising Township Hall, Wetmore
Stop by and shop the many creative crafters and local direct sell companies. Enjoy shopping at our Bake Sale sponsored by our club. All proceeds earned from table rentals and bake sale are returned to our community needs.
Contact Information: Cindy Tonak
Phone: 9065536044
Oct 25, 2014

Community Contra 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, your own water bottle and a potluck snack for break. Dress is casual. Cost $7/person or $17/family. 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
Oct 25, 2014

Phantom of the Opera at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
A rare opportunity to experience this classic silent movie, accompanied by Andrew Rogers on our Barton organ. This 1929 restored version of the 1925 classic includes scenes that were cut from the original. Watch our website for information about bonus screenings and workshops on Friday 24th. Staff organist at both the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Fox, Fr Andrew Rogers returns to HIT to accompany this classic silent horror flick.
Phone: 906-932-0618
Oct 25, 2014

Old-time Dance!

Recreation
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Inwood Twp Hall, Cooks
Old-Time Dance! Come out for a fun evening of called dances. The music is lively and the people are friendly (it’s good exercise, too!). New dancers welcome. You don’t need to know how to dance and you don’t need to bring a partner. Caller Sue Robishaw. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring comfortable shoes. Dress is casual. Cost is $5 plus potluck snack. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org or call 906-644-2598.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Oct 25, 2014

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
Oct 25, 2014

The Cause For Paws

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Recreation Lanes, Iron Mountain
Evening of food, drink, reverse raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and FUN to support the work of Almost Home Animal Shelter. Event and raffle tickets go on sale Sept. 11. and can be purchased at the shelter.
Contact Information: Adrien Brzoznowski
Phone: (906)774-1005
Oct 25 - 26, 2014

13th Annual Bay de Noc Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba

Sponsored by the Bay de Noc Kennel Club

Oct 26, 2014

Phantom of the Opera Silent Film at Crystal Theatre

Shows & Events
03:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
1925 Silent film accompanied by Dave Wickerham on the Moller Theatre Pipe Organ
Contact Information: Rhonda Wickerham
Phone: 906-367-4072
Oct 30 - 31, 2014

Haunted Theatre - Adult Version

Arts &Theater
08:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Contact Information: FRT Box Office
Phone: 906-227-2553
Oct 31, 2014

Recycled Percussion at Kewadin

Music
07:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Describing themselves as “Junk Rock Music”, RECYCLED PERCUSSION create their unique style of music with just about anything they can get their hands on -- everyday household objects like ladders, buckets, trash cans and even metal grinders! Their shows feature turbo charged drumming, stunning visuals, as well as athletic performances as this high-energy ensemble seek to put on a unique and interactive show that’ll be a blast for people of all ages and remembered by all for years to come! Be a part of the scene this Halloween as you don’t just simply sit back and watch the show --- you become the show! That’s because Recycled Percussion hands out drumsticks and unique instruments to audience members and encourages everyone to play along with the band and become fully immersed into the show!
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Oct 31, 2014

RRN Halloween Bash

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-9700
Oct 31, 2014

Good News Church Community Harvest Party

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Good News Church, Ishpeming
October 31, 2014 - 6-9PM - Come to Good News Assembly of God for a night of fun on Halloween night. We will have TONS of CANDY, inflatables, bounce houses, jousting, and lots of other games. We will also have free food including walking tacos, caramel apples, cotton candy, and popcorn apple cider and more! Join us for a fun filled night for the whole family!
Contact Information: Travis Ryan
Phone: 906-485-5561
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014

Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014

Haunted Theatre - Family Friendly

Shows & Events
04:00 PM
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette