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.

 

May 1 - 31, 2016

10th Annual Keweenaw International Bird Migratory Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Phone: 906-289-4588
May 4, 2016

Copper Country Chapter Ducks Unlimited 40th Anniversary Banquet

Annual Events
05:30 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: MTU Memorial Union Ballroom, Houghton
The Copper Country Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is pleased to invite you to the 40th Annual Banquet for Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation. Celebrate with a free 40th Anniversary Knife to each attendee! Join the fun with raffles and a silent auction. The banquet is Wed. May 4th at the MTU Memorial Union Ballroom, Houghton, MI. Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner is at 7:00 pm.
Contact Information: Scott Pugh
Phone: 9064876719
May 5 - 7, 2016

Players de Noc presents: "God of Carnage"

Arts &Theater
08:00 PM
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-7468
May 6, 2016

Gogebic Community College Commencement

Annual Events
06:30 PM
Location: Ironwood
May 6 - 8, 2016

TV6 Mother's Day Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Phone: 906-202-1978
May 6 - 9, 2016

Manistique Recreation Outdoor Expo

Shows & Events
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique

Manistique Rec Deptartment presents their Annual Recreation/Outdoor Expo with Gun & Knife Show. Vendors for all of the family to enjoy.

Phone: 906-341-2290
May 7, 2016

Gladstone Golf Club Spring One Person Scramble

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
May 7, 2016

Marquette Symphony Orchestra at Kaufman Auditorium

Music
07:30 PM To 09:45 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
The Mission of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra is to create, provide and promote professional performances of orchestral music through collaboration with residents and music educators of the region.
Contact Information: Business Coordinator
Phone: (906) 226-6591
May 7, 2016

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
May 7, 2016

Keweenaw Roller Girls v. Dead River Derby

Shows & Events
Location: Houghton County Arena, Hancock
May 7, 2016

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

Recreation
08:05 AM
Location: Lakeview Arena, 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 7, 2016

36th Annual Chassell Country Western Show at Calumet Theatre

Annual Events
03:00 PM & 07:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
May 9, 2016

Sweetgrass 3 Man Senior Scramble

Annual Events
Location: SweetGrass Golf Course, Harris
May 12, 2016

Paradise Spring Business Show

Annual Events
07:00 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 13 - 14, 2016

Carrot Top at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
May 13 - 15, 2016

2nd Annual Aldo Leopold Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Les Cheneaux Islands
May 14, 2016

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

Arts &Theater
06:30 PM
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
May 14, 2016

Rainbow's End Alpaca Shearing Day

Shows & Events
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: US Hwy 2, Norway
Annual Alpaca Shearing! Including yarn and apparel sales, demonstrations of spinning, wieaving, felting, and a circular sock knitting machine! Come and see the animal transformations! Free Event!
Contact Information: Mary Lynn Verley
Phone: 906-563-7034
May 14, 2016

Northern Lights YMCA Mother's Day Race 5K Run/Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Northern Lights YMCA, Escanaba
Phone: 906-399-9759
May 14, 2016

Indian Lake Ice Out 3 Man Scramble

Outdoor
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
May 14, 2016

Big Bay de Noc Senior Splash and Dash; A Color Fun Run

Recreation
08:00 AM To 09:30 AM
Location: Manistique Marina Boardwalk, Manistique
Our Senior class is hosting a 3K color fun run which will take place on the Boardwalk in Manistique. There will be music, fun, and color splash! Each participant will be given a T-Shirt, spritzer bottle and a bottle of water included in their $20.00 registration fee. All pre-registrants must have forms submitted by May 6 in order to receive a T-Shirt. All participants registering after May 6 need to provide their own T-Shirt. There will be vendors at the Marina that include baked goods, 31 Bags and Gifts, Avon, Jewelry, and more!
Contact Information: Mari Maltby
Phone: (906)-644-2773
May 14, 2016

Step into History: Geocaching Walking Tour with a Ranger

Outdoor
01:30 PM
Location: Keweenaw National Historical Park Headquarters, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-3168
May 15, 2016

Opening Day of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula Wide
May 15, 2016

Michigan Iron Industry Museum Open House

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Museum Open House: "White Water" in concert, featuring traditional string music from Michigan's immigrant past; Concerts start at 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
May 15, 2016

Your Town on Stage: Bottle Rocket Cabaret with John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seal at Bonifas

Music
06:00 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
May 15 - Jun 4, 2016

Islands Wildlife Pike Fishing Contest

Outdoor
Location: Les Cheneaux Islands
May 16, 2016

Island 2 Woman Golf Scramble

Outdoor
Location: SweetGrass Golf Course, Harris
May 19 - 21, 2016

Cabela's National Team Championship Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Escanaba
May 19 - Jun 23, 2016

Bonifas Membership Show

Annual Events
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
May 20, 2016

Wild Bluff 8th Annual Sven Heikkinen Memorial Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Wild Bluff Golf Course, Brimley
Phone: 906-632-3700
May 20, 2016

Night Crawler 5K

Outdoor
06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Escanaba
5k walk/run to be held in conjunction with the Cabela's NTC Tournament. The walk/run will be held in the Upper Peninsula State Fair Grounds. It is a night run, starting at 6:30. The cost of the race is $20.00 a person and comes with a glow in the dark t-shirt and post race snacks.
Contact Information: Gina Zanon
Phone: 9064662952
May 21, 2016

40th 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 21, 2016

Roller Derby: Dead River Derby vs Chippewa Valley Roller Girls

Shows & Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Contact Information: Danielle Charlie
Phone: (906)250-5168
May 21, 2016

Saint Ignace Rock & Run Half Marathon & 5K Race

Outdoor
08:30 AM
Location: Starline Railroad Dock, St Ignace
Phone: 906-643-0443
May 21, 2016

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 21 - 22, 2016

27th 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 21 - 22, 2016

7th Annual Bay de Noc Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
May 21 - 22, 2016

Munising Trout & Salmon Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Munising Bay, Munising
Phone: 906-387-3540
May 22, 2016

Bill Hassey and his Orchestra at the Crystal Theatre

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-3208
May 26, 2016

Twilight Tours at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
09:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Phone: 906-586-9851 ext 10
May 27, 2016

Norway Speedway Racing 75th Anniversary

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
May 27 - 29, 2016

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
May 28, 2016

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 2016 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 28, 2016

UPHA Horse Show

Annual Events
08:30 AM
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands Township
Phone: 906-360-7069
May 28, 2016

John Jarvi Jr Memorial Run

Outdoor
09:30 AM
Location: Suffolk/Lowell, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0932 ext 217
May 28, 2016

Stanton 5 Mile Race

Outdoor
07:00 AM
Location: Kenner Dome, Stanton Township
May 28, 2016

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 28, 2016

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 28, 2016

13th Annual Mackinac Memorial Bridge Run

Outdoor
Location: Mackinac Bridge
May 28, 2016

Opening Day - Smallmouth Bass Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
May 28 - 29, 2016

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 28 - 29, 2016

5th Annual Native American Festival

Festivals
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Please join us as we celebrate our Native Heritage. This 5th 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 30, 2016

Fort Mackinac Memorial Day Observance

Annual Events
08:30 AM
Location: Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
A brief and informal Memorial Day observance to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Mackinac, march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort.
May 30, 2016

Lake Superior Trail Run

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Lake Superior Trailhead, Silver City
Phone: 906-285-4711
May 30, 2016

Run For Joe 5K

Annual Events
Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 30, 2016

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Memorial Day Program

Shows & Events
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park is having it's annual Memorial Day Program. Copper Harbor School will be honoring our fallen soldiers and celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. Capt. Don Kilpela, Sr. will be presenting the Memorial Day Address, Mel Jones will be playing Taps on his horn and Wayne Burnett will be doing the Introductions.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer, Office Support
Phone: 906-289-4215
May 31, 2016

Munising Farmers & Artisans Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising
Fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts - something for everyone.
Phone: 906-202-3030