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.

 

Apr 4 - May 31, 2015

Smithsonian Exhibit - The Way We Worked

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Ironwood
The Way We Worked Smithsonian Exhibit is located in the historic Downtown Art Place. Visitors can see the exhibit along with many other exhibits and historically inspired art, a Longyear mini-exhibit on loan from the Marquette Regional History Center and it's all FREE and open to the public.
Contact Information: Sandy Sharp
Phone: 906-364-1296
May 3, 2015

Finlandia University 2015 Spring Commencement

Annual Events
01:30 PM
Location: Paavo Nurmi Center, Hancock
Phone: 906-487-7348
May 4 - Aug 29, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: Woodland: Suzan Pitt

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Explore the old growth primal forest through an artist’s eyes. An award winning animator and instructor at the California Institute for the Arts, Suzan has spent the last 15 summers at her woodland cabin in Marquette County. Recently she has turned her focus to the adjacent forest and created watercolors, large acrylics and a 24’ mural for the exhibit. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571

Be sure to attend some of the Woodland Offshoots summer long programming in conjunction with this exhibit. Location details to come.
Contact Information: Jo Wittler
Phone: 906-226-3571
May 7, 2015

Two Museums Bartender Challenge "Night at the Booz-Eums"

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Local bartenders will use their mixology expertise to create a “signature” drink. This drink will be tasted by attendees at the event and judged by popular vote and your tips decide the winner! Tickets are $50 in advance (available at marquettehistory.org or at the MRHC & UPCM) and $60 at the door. Tickets include 6 tastes and delicious bar food.
Contact Information: Cris Osier
Phone: 906-226-3571
May 8, 2015

Marquette Male Chorus presents: "The Look of Love"

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marquette
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May 8 - 10, 2015

TV6 Mother's Day Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Phone: 906-202-1978
May 9, 2015

Fashion Show

Shows & Events
12:30 PM To 02:30 PM
Location: Erickson Center, Curtis
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
May 9, 2015

Hermansville Hustle (5K Run & Walk)

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: North Central Elementary School, Hermansville
Phone: 906-399-8775
May 9, 2015

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center's Annual Auction for the Arts

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
May 9, 2015

Hope Starts Here Challenge Duathlon, 1/2 Marthon, 10K, & 5K

Recreation
Location: Marquette
The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC). The UMBTC is a collaborative effort between UP Health System, Northern Michigan University and the Superior Health Foundation. Its mission is to empower patients and families dealing with brain tumors through advocacy, research, education and treatment.



You can register here: http://www.superiortiming.com/2015/01/river-valley-bank-hope-starts-here-challenge-registration/



Here is course info: http://www.hopestartshere.org/hope-starts-here-challenge/hshc-course-information/
Contact Information: John Lawrence
Phone: 9062272377
May 9, 2015

UPIR Racing - Season Opener

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
May 9, 2015

35th Annual Chassell Country Western Show at Calumet Theatre

Annual Events
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
May 11, 2015

Sweetgrass 3 Man Senior Scramble

Annual Events
Location: SweetGrass Golf Course, Harris
May 14, 2015

Pamela Rose at the Besse Theater

Music
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
May 14, 2015

8th Annual Sven Heikkinen Memorial Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Wild Bluff Golf Course, Brimley
Phone: 906-632-3700
May 14, 2015

Paradise Spring Business Show

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Whitefish Community Center, Paradise

A showcase of Paradise area businesses and services. If you are interested in sharing information about your business to area residents and guests, don't hesitate to contact us. If you are interested in learning more about our community, please join us.

Phone: 906-492-3219
May 14 - Jun 18, 2015

Bonifas Membership Show

Annual Events
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
May 15, 2015

Opening Day of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula Wide
May 15 - 16, 2015

Bill Engvall at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
May 15 - 16, 2015

Accent Concert at Theatre North

Music
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-4371
May 15 - 25, 2015

Islands Wildlife Pike Fishing Contest

Outdoor
Location: Les Cheneaux Islands
May 16, 2015

39th Annual Big Bay Relay

Annual Events
Location: Marquette to Big Bay
Big Bay Relay. Relay teams from Marquette to Big Bay. In the past the race has brought in 50+ teams comprised of elite runners to a team of friends that just like to get out and have an adventure together. Divisions include: All female, all male and mixed team divisions, as well as a junior division. Race begins at River Sports Complex, Marquette, and ends at Perkins Park, Big Bay.
Contact Information: Nicole DeWald
Phone: 906-235-6861
May 16, 2015

NTN Singletrack Dirtball

Recreation
Location: Blackrocks, Marquette
Contact Information: Nicole Dewald
Phone: 9062356861
May 16, 2015

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
May 16, 2015

Indian Lake Ice Out 3 Man Scramble

Outdoor
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
May 16, 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
May 16, 2015

Fumee Lake Spring Bird Watching Walk

Annual Events
07:00 AM
Location: East Parking Lot Fumee Lake Natural Area, Norway
May 16, 2015

26th Annual Zoo de Mack Bike Bash

Annual Events
Location: Boyne Highlands to Mackinac Island
Join a few thousand folks as they make their way from Boyne Highlands to Cross Village then to Mackinac Island. No professional cycling experience needed, just the will to have a great time in Northern Michigan. Starts at Boyne and ends on Mackinac Island with a break in Cross Village at the legendary Leggs Inn.
May 16 - 17, 2015

Munising Trout & Salmon Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Munising Bay, Munising
Phone: 906-387-3540
May 16 - 17, 2015

6th Annual Bay de Noc Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
May 17, 2015

Michigan Iron Industry Museum-Open House

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Open House-White Water in concert, featuring traditional string music from Michigan's immigrant past; light refreshments. Concerts at 1:00pm and 2:30pm, seating is limited.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
May 17, 2015

Encore Handbell Ensemble at the Crystal Theatre

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-3208
May 18, 2015

Island 2 Woman Golf Scramble

Outdoor
Location: SweetGrass Golf Course, Harris
May 20, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit Reception--Woodland: Suzan Pitt

Arts &Theater
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Come to the History Center and meet the artist. View the exhibit and explore the old growth primal forest through an artist’s eyes. An award winning animator and instructor at the California Institute for the Arts, Suzan has spent the last 15 summers at her woodland cabin in Marquette County. Recently she has turned her focus to the adjacent forest and created watercolors, large acrylics and a 24’ mural for the exhibit. Light refreshments served for the evening. Woodland is open May 4-August 29, in the Special Exhibit Gallery. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571for more info. Be sure to attend some of the Woodland Offshoots summer long programming in conjunction with this exhibit. Location details to come.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
May 22, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
May 22 - 24, 2015

Superior Birding Festival: 2015 Boreal Birds

Festivals
Location: Marquette County
The first annual Superior Birding Festival is set for Friday through Sunday, May 22-24 near Marquette. Registration runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W. Spring St., Marquette, with birding trips scheduled throughout Saturday and Sunday. Events include trips to the Peshekee Grade near Michigamme, Yellow Dog Plains, Coastal Hot Spots and the Presque Isle Bog Walk in Marquette as well as a visit to the Chocolay Raptor Center in Harvey. The cost is $35 per person or $55 per family unit (free under 14 years). There is an additional $10 fee each for the trip to the Peshekee Grade and the Yellow Dog Plains. Register Friday evening or registrations can be sent to MooseWood Nature Center, P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI 49855. Questions? Contact info@moosewood.org. Visit www.moosewood.org for more information or to download the schedule of events and registration form.
Contact Information: Tiffany Rantanen
Phone: 906-360-6282
May 23, 2015

Bay de Noc Home Run

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba

The event features a competitive 10 and 5K run, a 5k non-competitive walk and a 200 and 400 meter kid’s dash. The event also features a food tent and a free bounce tent for young kids. This is a family event. All proceeds will be used to help support local agencies and groups focused on caring for homeless individuals. Both the 10k and 5k courses have been professionally measured for USA Track & Field certification and are PR eligible. USAT&F 10k course #MI07005DM and USAT&F 5k course #MI07006DM

Contact Information: Bobbie Stacey
Phone: (906) 786-1477
May 23, 2015

MRHC hosts: KBIC Veterans Drum-Company K-Remembering and Honoring the Civil War Ogichidaa

Shows & Events
12:00 PM To 02:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
A program remembering and honoring our regional Native American Civil War warriors, “Ogichidaa”. The presentation will include names and stories of regional contributions including that of Company K of the Michigan Sharpshooters. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Elders, Veterans Group and Drum will participate in the remembrance and will include both traditional song and dance. The program is free; admission to the museum is not included.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
May 23, 2015

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
May 23, 2015

Wells State Park - Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Join the Wells State Park crew as they welcome back campers for the 2015 camping season and celebrate Memorial Day weekend! What better way to do both than to sit back and relax at one for your favorite state parks? With a parade in the works and a potluck for all our family and friends, be sure to stop in and bring a dish to pass. Happy Camping!
Phone: 906-863-9747
May 23, 2015

Veteran Tribute Ride

Annual Events
Location: Iron Mountain
Registration 8am-945am at Riverside Auto, Iron Mountain. Ride starts at Riverside Auto and ends at Veteran's Memorial on top of Pine Mounatain.
May 23 - 24, 2015

Lumberjack Breakfast & Logging Museum Open House

Annual Events
07:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: The Tahquamenon Logging Museum, Newberry
Come out for a great breakfast of bacon, eggs, homemade sausage, pancakes and fried potatoes cooked over an authentic wood stove and served in the Cook Shack as it was done 100 years ago.
Phone: 906-293-5777
May 23 - 24, 2015

4th Annual Native American Festival

Festivals
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Please join us as we celebrate our Native Heritage. This 4th Annual event will be hosted on the on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture. The festival schedule offers a variety of ceremonies, workshops, and traditional entertainment free of charge. Ojibwa artists will demonstrate the making of black ash baskets and the tanning of hide using traditional methods. Teachings will include topics like the significance of the sacred pipe, sacred medicines, and Ojibwa regalia.
Contact Information: Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Phone: 906-643-9161
May 23 - 24, 2015

UPHA Horse Show

Annual Events
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands Township
Phone: 906-360-7069
May 23 - 25, 2015

Native American Festival

Festivals
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace

Experience History! Come and honor the first Native Americans and the Anishinaabe culture in a historic celebration of traditional drumming, dancing, food, music and cultural demonstrations on the Museum of Ojibwa Culture grounds Memorial Day Weekend.

Contact Information: Shirley Sorrels
Phone: 906-643-9161
May 23 - 25, 2015

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
May 24, 2015

Beautification Committee's Flag and Geranium Sale

Shows & Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Islands Inn Motel, Cedarville
May 24, 2015

Opening Day - Smallmouth Bass Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
May 25, 2015

Lake Superior Trail Run

Outdoor
Location: Lake Superior Trailhead, Silver City
Phone: 906-285-4711
May 25, 2015

Run For Joe 5K

Annual Events
Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 25, 2015

8th Annual Memorial Day Run/Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Lion's Club Pavilion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 27, 2015

The Future of Bats: Our Michigan Bats and White-Nose Syndrome

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: MooseWood Nature Center, Marquette
Suggested donation of $5/person or $10/family up to four The presentation will begin with an introduction regarding the Forestry Assistance Program by Conservation District Forester, Matt Watkeys. Wildlife Biologist, Bill Scullon of the Michigan DNR will discuss the importance of our bats, their conservation and their plight with White-Nose Syndrome. Hosted in partnership by MooseWood Nature Center, Marquette County Conservation District and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. MooseWood Nature Center is a non-profit organization located in the old Shiras Pool building on Presque Isle, Marquette.
Contact Information: Tiffany Rantanen
Phone: 906-360-6282
May 28, 2015

Twilight Tours at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
09:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Phone: 906-586-9851 ext 10
May 28 - 30, 2015

Calumet Players presents: "Anne of Green Gables" at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
May 29, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
May 29, 2015

2015 Sault Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Wild Bluff Golf Course, Brimley
Phone: 906-632-3301
May 29 - 30, 2015

30th Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Rib Fest Barbque ribs contest and car parade on Friday for car show participants. Also dance and dinner for car show entrants. Gates to car show open a 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th for the 30th Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run. Cars, vendors, music, contests for kids, and awards at 4:00. Dance for public at 7:00 until 11:00. Raffle prizes awarded at 10:00 p.m. and someone will win a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible. Check out the website at krusinklassics.net for full details and to buy raffle tickets online! 50's attire is encouraged.
Contact Information: Terri Belongie
Phone: 906-786-3638
May 30, 2015

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
May 30, 2015

Trout Creek Country Fair

Festivals
Location: Town Square, Trout Creek
This fair is an opportunity to buy, sell or barter animals, produce and more.
May 30 - 31, 2015

9th Annual Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Lake Gogebic
1st Place Prize - $1,000.00 with prizes thru 10th place. Entry fee $40.00. Register day of tournament at most businesses on Lake Gogebic or call 1-888-464-3242 and leave message.
Contact Information: LGACC
Phone: 906-827-3842