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.


Jul 11 - Sep 30, 2014

Renee Michaud at Erickson Center

Arts &Theater
09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Erickson Center, Curtis
Until the month of September, Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) will be displaying work from featured artist, Renee Michaud, who was selected through the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center. After earning her degree in art education from Michigan State University in 1976, Michaud became a mixed media collage artist from the Upper Peninsula. Each of Michaud’s collages invites the viewer to come close and explore the images and stories represented.
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
Aug 8 - Oct 24, 2014

The Outliers: Regarding the Space(s) Between Genders at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Aug 20 - Oct 1, 2014

Joe Stevens Exhibit

Arts &Theater
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Aug 27 - Oct 10, 2014

Charles Munch Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014

Pellegrini Corn Maze/Haunted Corn Maze

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 - 27, 2014

Michigan Trails Week

Annual Events
Location: Michigan

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week by getting outside and getting on a trail. Held Sept. 20-27 in the outdoor playground called Michigan, the week pays tribute to the state’s 12,000 miles of trails by offering a variety of events – statewide – featuring activities from hiking to biking to kayaking and more.

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
Sep 21 - 26, 2014

16th Annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival

Arts &Theater
Location: Hancock
The 16th annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival will be presented by Finlandia University from September 21 to September 26, 2014, in Chicago, Hancock, and Calumet. This year's festival musicians will feature classical pianist, Kristina Annamukhamedova, whose repertoire will feature the works of Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Sibelius, and a female a cappella vocal group, Ensemble Norma, whose music straddles folk, pop and jazz.

For additional details and ticket information, call 906-487-7250 or visit www.finlandia.edu/sibelius.
Contact Information: Leslie Dukes
Phone: 906-487-7250
Sep 24, 2014

Comedian Pete Lee at Besse Theater

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
Sep 25, 2014

Comedian Pete Lee at Bay West

Shows & Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Sep 25, 2014

7th Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour

Annual Events
Location: Adventure Mine, Greenland
Sep 25 - 28, 2014

36th Annual Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Annual Events
Location: Bessemer
Phone: 906-663-0237
Sep 26, 2014

"Whats New?" Cabaret at Bonifas Arts Center

08:00 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

Wells State Park - Spooktacular

Shows & Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Want to have a "spooktacular" weekend? Wells State Park is hosting their annual Halloween celebration. A schedule of activities has been planned and the activities range from a spooktacular trail to pumpkin painting to horse drawn carriage rides. All ages welcome. Campers only, please.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

NMU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Marquette

Join NMU and the Marquette community on Third Street for the parade and cheer on the NMU football team as they play Saturday in the Superior Dome. Check out www.nmu.edu/alumni for a list of events for you and your family.

Contact Information: Robyn Stille
Phone: 906-227-2627
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

37th Annual Log Jamboree

Annual Events
Location: Ewen

Come and enjoy the Scheer's Lumberjack Show in Ewen, MI.

Contact Information: Raemie
Phone: 906-988-2424
Sep 26 - 28, 2014

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Cedarville Jersey Mud Run

Annual Events
01:00 PM
Location: Taylor's Pit, Cedarville

5k obstacle course. 5k and 1/4 mile kids Fun Run.

Phone: 906-630-4683
Sep 27, 2014

Harvest on Hughitt/Oktoberfest

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain

Harvest on Hughitt is downtown Iron Mountain's Fall festival.

Phone: (906) 774-8530
Sep 27, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

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
Sep 27, 2014

41st Annual Copper Country Color Tour

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

The Copper Country Cycling Club is proud to announce the 41st annual Copper Country Color Tour, to take place on September 28th in Houghton, MI. Join us for a 50k, 100k, or 200k ride around the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula in peak color season! Since the tour is officially “over the hill” now, we will be making this tour one to remember!

Phone: 2188384913
Sep 27, 2014

Mighty Mac Bridge Race

07:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: St. Ignace
The Boston Beer Company Mighty Mac Bridge Race is a certified 11 kilometer course that begins in Mackinaw City, crosses the Mackinac Bridge, winds through Straits State Park on a hard-packed trail, and finishes on paved streets in downtown St. Ignace, ending at the Star Line Railroad Dock parking lot. The race begins at 7 AM.
The $40 entry fee includes Samuel Adams party and SWAG noon until 6 PM Participant medals and division trophies awarded at the party "Time to the Top" photo on bridge Free busing and local shuttle Long Sleeve Running Shirt Kewadin Casino package Chipped bib timing
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Apple Festival & Flea Market

Annual Events
Location: Beechwood Hall, Iron River
Phone: 906-265-3208
Sep 27, 2014

Hike Between da Falls

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Bring your hiking boots and enjoy the most popular trail in the park, the 5-mile River Trail. A free shuttle will transport participants from the Lower Falls to the trailhead at the Upper Falls. The local North Country Trail chapter will be on-hand to answer questions and provide nature activities. The River Trail is rated difficult and includes stairways, exposed roots and steep inclines. For more information call 906-492-3415.

Contact Information:
Phone: 906-492-3415
Sep 27, 2014

12th Annual Oktoberfest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Sault Ste Marie
Highlights include beer barrel relay races, a tug-o-war competition, and of course beer, bratwursts and other specialty foods and beverages. Restaurants and pubs including Moloney’s Alley, Soo Brewing Company, The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, the Satisfied Frog, Subway, Frank’s Place, and Zorba’s will be selling specialty food and beverages throughout the day, and providing outdoor seating. Oktoberfest will also include a farm and craft market, polka dance classes at the polka stage, and live music late into the night at the Soo Brewing Co., and Moloney’s Alley. All Day: Beer, Brats, Sauerkraut & More! Family Fun & Games Farm & Craft Market Live Polka Music & Dance Classes Crime Stoppers Fire Truck Pull Cultural Diversity Celebration at Market Square Beer Barrel Tossing Competition Tug-O-War Live Music
Contact Information: Justin Knepper DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973
Sep 27, 2014

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ - Marquette County

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Marquette YMCA, Marquette

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.

Contact Information: Ruth
Phone: 906-228-3910
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Grand Slam Fall Classic

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Sports Park, Gladstone

5K walk/run, 10K

Sep 27, 2014

L'Anse Farmers Market

09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Sep 27, 2014

8th Annual Curtis Oktoberfest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Curtis
Phone: 906-586-3700
Sep 27, 2014

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

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
Sep 27, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 27, 2014

Michigan Nature Association - Hike: Morning at Echo Lake

Location: Echo Lake, near Marquette
Join MNA and The Nature Conservancy on a series of Saturday morning hikes to Echo Lake and the surrounding rocky outcrops that provide stunning views of Lake Superior and the inland landscape.
Sep 27, 2014

Red Tail Ring and Mark Dvorak at Crystal Theatre

06:00 PM To 08:15 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Americana roots duo Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo share the stage with folk singer Mark Dvorak, making old songs sound new and new soungs sound familiar. Reception with refreshements following event.
Contact Information: Rhonda Wickerham
Phone: 906-367-4072
Sep 27, 2014

Xterra Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette

Challenging terrain and scenic vistas, Top of the World and Bareback Mountain offer premiere trail running courses for the Half-Marathon, 5k and 1k kids' race. Kids race for free.

Sep 27, 2014

4th Annual Sault International Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Norris Center, LSSU, Sault Ste. Marie
Join this full marathon, half marathon, or 10k event where runners sprint over the International Bridge and run past a variety of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s most historic sites. It’s a full course through our beautiful community.
Contact Information: Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-632-3301
Sep 27, 2014

Michigan Fiddlers Jamboree

Annual Events
01:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: American Legion Hall, Newberry

All acoustic (non electrical) instruments. Everyone welcome to play or just enjoy listening! 1:00pm-5:00pm all are welcome to come and perform 3 pieces; 6:00-9:30pm - Square dance with musicians from the afternoon performing again for the dancers. A Concession is provided by the Tahquamenon Logging Museum. Donation at the door.

Contact Information: Rose Anderson
Phone: 906-293-5777
Sep 27, 2014

Seney NWR presents: "Youth in the Outdoors"

Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
This event is a spinoff from our annual "Scout Activity Day." The day is designed to get youth out into the refuge to explore and learn. Participants may choose from a variety of sessions. The event is open to kids ages 7-17. Pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required. Some activities may have an additional charge.
Sep 27, 2014

Old-Time Dance

Arts &Theater
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. Dress is casual. Cost $7 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
Sep 27 - 28, 2014

6th Annual Midwest Sled Dog Symposium

Annual Events
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
Phone: 906-748-0513
Sep 27 - 28, 2014

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Phone: 906-248-3422
Sep 27 - 28, 2014

3rd Annual Float Plane "Splash In"

Location: Lake Fanny Hooe, Copper Harbor
Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2014

A Paper Tiger in the Rain at James A Panowski Black Box Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: James A Panowski Black Box Theatre, Marquette
Nathan has just been promoted to his dream job; Editor-in-Chief of the Willow Falls Beacon Telegraph. He soon learns that the newspaper is in financial trouble. His predecessor hires Ben, a young blogger with a lack of reverence for the newspaper industry. As the newspaper’s financial picture worsens, Nathan is faced with saving impossible dreams and depending on false promises.