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.

 

Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2016

Cinder Pond Marina Exhibit - Paul Rose

Arts &Theater
Location: Cinder Pond Marina, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an exhibit by photographer Paul Rose at the Cinder Pond Marina in Marquette. Paul’s exhibited works reflect the nature and landscape of the Upper Peninsula in both color and black and white photo images. Paul will be the featured artist through the summer of 2016.



Paul received a BFA in photography from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Upon graduation, Paul went on to study with acclaimed photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Vigiletti and Steve Benson. Paul continues his passion for art through his photographic artistry.



The Cinder Pond Marina is located adjacent to Mattson Park lower harbor, 260 S. Lakeshore Blvd. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm. For more information or questions, please contact the Arts & Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email: arts-culture@mqtcty.org
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Jun 18 - Sep 3, 2016

Erickson Center for the Arts presents Park Art, "Playful Pinwheels"

Arts &Theater
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
Three years ago, visitors from all over the Midwest made their way to the Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) to witness the first annual Park Art. The new tradition began with an exhibit known as the “Peaceful People.” “After receiving a great deal of positive feedback we decided to carry on this tradition as an annual exhibit,” said Kelly Chamberlin, ECA President. “We hope it continues to draw visitors to stop and discover both the Center and the town.” This year’s Park Art will be “Playful Pinwheels”. See this colorful display of spinning cheer on the Erickson Center lawn. The pinwheels will stand next to the Center through Labor Day, providing continuous color and joy to the field. They will then be sold as art at this year’s Art on the Lake, an ECA annual event, on September 3rd.
Contact Information: Rachel Bonacorsi Event/Operations Assistant Erickson Center for the Arts PO Box 255 Curtis, MI 498
Phone: (906) 586-9974
Aug 25 - 28, 2016

Gogebic County Fair

Festivals
Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Contact Information: Tina Romosz, Secretary
Phone: 906-932-2700
Aug 25 - 28, 2016

Houghton County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock
Exhibits, carnival, demolition derby, moto-cross, logging show, draft horse pull and much, much more.
Contact Information: Carol Saari
Phone: 906-482-6200
Aug 26 - 28, 2016

Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Father Marquette National Memorial, St Ignace
A Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyager Reenactment and Powwow, a family event celebrating the history of the St. Ignace area, will take place Saturday, August 22, through Sunday, August 23, 2014, at the Father Marquette National Memorial, just off US-2 west of I-75 in St. Ignace. Admission is $4.00 for elders, children 5 and under are free, and $5.00 for everyone else. This is really two events in one -- part French voyager re-enactment and part traditional Powwow. Visit the French encampments, watch demonstrations, visit vendors displaying authentic wares, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Native dancing and drumming ceremonies. Traditional Native American food will be available. Topping off Saturday’s activities will be fireworks over the bay at 10:00 p.m. in downtown St. Ignace!
Phone: 906-643-8717
Aug 26 - 28, 2016

12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Winter Sports Complex, Silver City in Ontonagon County
The 12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by the Friends of the Porkies, Featuring: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Papa Mali, Seth Walker, The Way Down Wanderers, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, The Stray Birds, Randy McAllister, Laney Jones and the Spirits, The Whistle Stop Revue, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, The Scottie Miller Band, Tracy Grammer, Jack Klatt, Vox Vidorra, Doug Otto and Hurricane Harold & more!
Contact Information: Cheryl Sundberg
Phone: 906-231-1589
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2016

Chippewa County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Kinross
Aug 27 - 28, 2016

Lumberjack Breakfast & Music Festival

Shows & Events
Location: Tahquamenon Logging Museum, Newberry
Country Music Festival and Polka Band Lumberjack Breakfast both days. All you can eat. 7:00-noon. Adults: $8.00 Children 6-12: $5 Children 5 & under are free
Phone: 906-293-5777
Aug 27 - 28, 2016

Two Man Ryder Cup Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Indian Lake Golf Course, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Aug 28, 2016

Dave Wickerham - Pipe Organ Concert at Crystal Theatre

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-3208
Aug 28, 2016

Outdoor Movies By The Bay!

Outdoor
Location: American Legion Memorial Park, St Ignace
American Legion Park, on the bay in St. Ignace, will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater every Sunday evening from July 3 through September 4. Enjoy the fireworks on Saturday nights, and stay for the movies on Sunday! Come one, come all to our free family-friendly 'Movies By The Bay' this summer in St. Ignace! Movie will begin at dusk. Here is our 2016 movie line-up! July 3 - Minions July 10 - Shaun the Sheep July 17 - Tomorrowland July 24 - Inside Out July 31 - Peanuts Movie August 7 - Eddie the Eagle August 14 - Zootopia August 21 - Top Gun August 28 - Max September 4 - Kung Fu Panda 3 September 18 - Smokey and the Bandit (this movie will be shown at Little Bear East Arena) FREE popcorn! Other concessions will be available for purchase. So pack up the kids, grab your chairs and blankets, and come enjoy an outdoor movie alongside beautiful Lake Huron! Outdoor Movies By The Bay is being sponsored in part by Kewadin Casinos.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 28, 2016

Dark Sky Program

Outdoor
Location: Bay Furnace Campground, Munising
Join Forest Service staff for a night of space exploration. Programs start 30 minutes before sunset and feature a Celestron telescope. No fees or registration required. Programs will be held at the Bay Furnace Campground parking lot.
Phone: 906-387-3700
Aug 28, 2016

Gladstone Golf Club Senior Couples Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Aug 28 - 31, 2016

Marquette Area Sister City Partnership Hosts Higashiomi Japanese Delegation

Arts &Theater
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Join us for a welcoming community reception at the Huron Gallery, Peter White Library on August 31 (Wednesday) between 6 and 8 pm. Our 10 Japanese delegates represent Higashiomi City Staff, students, specialty farming, baking and other professions. Following a short program, enjoy live music from Sparrow Tree, heavy hor’ doeuvres by Coco’s and a photography exhibit of artist, Lali Khalid. The Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership Committee is proud to host the events for the Sister City delegation. The Japanese delegation is being led by Tsukasa Uehara, of the Higashiomi International Friendship Association.



Additionally, the community is invited and encouraged to welcome our guests when they arrive at Sawyer International Airport, August 28 at 5:07 pm. Both events are free to the public.



For more information about the Japanese delegation, contact Paulette Lindberg at (906) 869-4141 or email: paulettelindberg@gmail.com.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Aug 29, 2016

Voices In The Mist: Twilight Walking Tour

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Come and experience 'Voices in the Mist: Twilight Walking Tours, held every Monday and Tuesday evenings during July and August. Take a historic ghostly walk with stories told by U.P. storyteller, Woodsmoke Jim and River Lark Mary. This guided walking tour along the Huron Boardwalk is full of surprises, legends, stories and mysteries of St. Ignace. All tours begin at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture (500 N. State St.) at 7:00 p.m., and are free of charge. Tips are accepted and appreciated. Tours last 1 1/2 hours, and will go rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 29, 2016

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Aug 29, 2016

Musical Monday: Keweenaw Symphony Wind Quintet

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Keweenaw Heritage Center, Calumet
Aug 30, 2016

Voices In The Mist: Twilight Walking Tour

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Come and experience 'Voices in the Mist: Twilight Walking Tours, held every Monday and Tuesday evenings during July and August. Take a historic ghostly walk with stories told by U.P. storyteller, Woodsmoke Jim and River Lark Mary. This guided walking tour along the Huron Boardwalk is full of surprises, legends, stories and mysteries of St. Ignace. All tours begin at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture (500 N. State St.) at 7:00 p.m., and are free of charge. Tips are accepted and appreciated. Tours last 1 1/2 hours, and will go rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 30, 2016

Bluesday Tuesday Concert: Live & Outside

Music
07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Flat Broke Blues Band’s “Live and Outside” concert on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 pm on the Front Street lawn of the Peter White Public Library. The last days of summer with Marquette’s favorite band for a musical cross-country tour of a variety of blues styles from the Mississippi Delta to the West Coast to Chicago. In case of rain, the event will be held in the library’s community room.  No charge. Sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.
Contact Information: Margaret Boyle
Phone: 906-226-4318
Aug 30, 2016

Michigan's Music on the Bay: Silverado Band

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Whitefish Township Community Center, Paradise
Aug 30, 2016

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Teal Lake History Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Teal Lake, Negaunee
Meet at the Lakeview School Parking Lot Join archaeologist, historian and author Jim Paquette on a visit to the camp sites of Negaunee's very first miners, the ancient people who once quarried the local Ajibik quartzite deposits on the northeast end of the lake thousands of years ago. We will explore the early history and prehistory of the Marquette Iron Range. We will talk about the geology, the archaeology, and the history of the lake and the surrounding area and follow the timeworn footpath along the north lakeshore to the very sites where the region's first families once lived. The hike will then lead to Negaunee's decades old "infamous" swimming hole--Old Swede--where we will wander up to the top of the nearby bluffs for an amazing view. Wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and bugs for this 2 hour hike. The terrain is uneven and there are hills. Tickets are $10 and available at the Marquette Regional History Center. Only 50 tickets available for the evening.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Aug 30, 2016

Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market

Outdoor
03:30 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Houghton
Every Tuesday next to Portage Lake District Library and bike path. Offering regionally produced jams, jellies, bakery, meat, syrup, honey, vegetables, soaps, lotions, and crafted art
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Aug 30, 2016

Munising Farmers & Artisans Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising
Phone: 906-202-3030
Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2016

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Superior Music of the Night Cabaret

Arts &Theater
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
​Produced and designed by Jeff Bruning this cabaret involves a variety of ages and features the best talent available in live theatre and musical performances.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Aug 30 - Sep 30, 2016

September Art Exhibits - Greg Green, Niikah and Aleutian Hatfield

Arts &Theater
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September LSAA Gallery exhibition by painter, Greg Green. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Greg went on to receive local and national attention for his large abstract works. The September SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork created by siblings, Niikah Hatfield and Aleutian Hatfield. Niikah has explored many forms of art over the years. Drawing, painting, and leather crafting are just some of the forms of expression she delves into. Her younger brother Aleutian, found his passion for creating metal sculptures when the farm got a welder to fix and build farm equipment. Both exhibits will be running from August 30 – September 30, with an opening artist reception on Thursday, September 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Aug 31, 2016

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2016 is our 7th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 18-September 21, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and Facebook.com/MSTQFarmersMkt A sample of what you can expect (based on local seasonal availability) to find: •Honey •Eggs •Fruits and Vegetables - from Asparagus to Strawberries to Tomatoes to Zuchinni •Wine •Maple Syrup •Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish •Beef •Cottage Foods (baked goods, jams, jellies) •Fantastic Music •... and so much more!
Phone: 906-341-5010
Aug 31, 2016

Baraga Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Baraga Kids Park, Baraga
Phone: 906-524-7041
Aug 31, 2016

Seney Wildlife Wednesdays

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Tourists and locals alike love this tour! Join us Wednesday evenings in June, July and August for an evening guided auto tour of the refuge backcountry. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing Refuge history and management practices. Please meet inside the Visitor Center to coordinate vehicles, pick up binoculars, and begin the tour. The Visitor Center reopens at 6:30 p.m. on tour days to accommodate guests.
Aug 31, 2016

Locals on the Bay! Waterfront Entertainment Series

Music
07:00 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: City Marina Pavilion, St Ignace
Enjoy FREE waterfront entertainment every Wednesday evening from July 6th through August 31st by local musicians during an evening performance on the shores of Lake Huron, marina pavilion, downtown St. Ignace. Donations accepted.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2016

Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 906-563-8840