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.

 

Apr 25 - Aug 30, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: "Are We There Yet?"

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Wealthy Victorians have been lured to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula seeking a healthy paradise. Visitors and residents have sought both the simple pleasures, like a campfire, as well as adventurous activities, like ski jumping. Re-live the places, past times and the kitsch souvenirs of the UP. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jun 1 - Aug 30, 2014

Park Art at Erickson Center

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 11:30 PM
Location: Curtis
After receiving a great deal of positive feedback from last years' "Peaceful People," the Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) decided to carry on this tradition as an annual exhibit. This years' exhibit consists of two different themes. Wooden kites now stand where the Peaceful People once were. Throughout the yard visitors will also find trees and railings covered in yarn, otherwise known as "yarn bombing."



The kites 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 years' Art on the Lake, an ECA annual event, on August 30.
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
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
Jul 20 - Aug 31, 2014

Thomas Cappuccio: "Where is the Image? Puzzling Manifestation of Reality"

Arts &Theater
Location: Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery, Michigamme
Phone: 906-323-6546
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 26 - Sep 1, 2014

Chippewa County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Kinross
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2014

104th Annual Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Aug 27 - Oct 10, 2014

Charles Munch Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Aug 28 - 31, 2014

123rd Annual Iron County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River
In late August, local talk turns to the dwindling days of summer, the daily hunting season countdown, predictions about the upcoming winter and the Iron County Fair. This four-day event invites Iron County residents and visitors alike to explore a wide variety of activities at the county fairgrounds in Iron River. At night, you can take the entire family to the 4x4 truck pull or the always fun, demolition derby.
Phone: 906-265-3822
Aug 29, 2014

Voices In The Mist: History & Mystery Guided Walking Tour

Outdoor
06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Come and experience 'Voices In The Mist: History and Mystery Guided Walking Tours', held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings during July and August. Take a historic ghostly walk with stories told by U.P. storyteller, Woodsmoke Jim. 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 6:30 p.m., and will conclude at Fort de Buade Museum, 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.
Contact Information: Shirley Sorrels
Phone: 906-643-9161
Aug 29, 2014

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Bear Den Hike

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5275
Aug 29, 2014

Friday Night at the Museums

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Downtown St Ignace
This fun-filled evening will have something for everyone! As you stroll along the streets in downtown St. Ignace on a Friday night you will see a variety of activities to watch and/or participate in.



The Museum of Ojibwa Culture will have a historic walking tour and Native American drumming and singing by the Grandmother Moon Singers. In addition, the Museum will offer children's crafts from 6:30-7:30 p.m.



Walking tours will set out at 7:30 p.m. and follow the Huron Boardwalk south to Fort de Buade Museum. The museums are a perfect place to talk about how unique St. Ignace is, one of the few places in America that the Native Americans are still in the place where they were when the Europeans came.



The Michilimackinac Historical Society will present Fort de Buade Museum & Galleries, featuring rare historic artifacts and unique art collections. Come and enjoy an informal gathering to view the collections and enjoy special entertainment and refreshments.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 29, 2014

Michigan Beer Fest

Festivals
Location: Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville
Aug 29 - 30, 2014

Cabela's National Walleye Tour

Outdoor
Location: Bays de Noc
Aug 29 - 30, 2014

SCCC Motorcycle Show - Manistique

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 05:30 PM
Location: Manistique

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2014 Motorcycle Show & Poker Run. Sponsored by the Manistique Area Tourist Council. Welcome to ALL motorcycles from everywhere to our County... We are located at the Top of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula...Come join us for an awesome weekend of fun, short ride on Friday night... show your Bike on Saturday,then ride our Poker Run after the show Saturday later afternoon with Drawings, Awards,Door Prizes, Raffles & 50/50 drawings. Trophies will be given in TWO Divisions,Ride-In and Trailered. Classes: Antique, Classic, Stock, Custom. Award for peoples choice, longest distance ridden. For pre-registration call the Chamber for application or register 8am to 10 am morning of event.

Contact Information: Connie Diller
Phone: 906-341-5010
Aug 29 - 31, 2014

Marquette Area Blues Fest

Music
12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Where Superior Meets the Blues. Besides featuring an amazing array of world-class blues musicians, the festival also offers a wide variety of food vendors, a beer tent, free workshops, a large dance floor, and assorted arts and crafts booths.
Aug 29 - 31, 2014

Big Hat Rodeo "Kewadin Stampede" at Kewadin St Ignace

Shows & Events
04:00 PM
Location: Kewadin Casino, St Ignace
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual UP Steam and Gas Engine Show

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
From its humble beginnings in 1975, our annual Labor Day show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment. The Heritage Village provides a charming old-fashioned backdrop for a variety of traditional handicrafts from local artisans. Be sure to see our working sawmill and stop by the Agricultural Museum to browse an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts. There is also a large flea market, as well as a knife and gun expo. And if you’re hungry, there is plenty of good food on the grounds. While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you. As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used.
Contact Information: Richard Dutton
Phone: (906) 474-9247
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

9th Annual Fly In/Campout

Annual Events
Location: Prickett Grooms Airfield, Sidnaw
Phone: 248-761-5615
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

Ontonagon "Maxwell Street Days"

Outdoor
Location: Ontonagon
Aug 30, 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
Aug 30, 2014

35th Annual Laborfest Auto Show

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon
Come help us celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Ontonagon Mi. on Saturday August 30, 2014 20 classes of cars: Antique, Street Rod, Street Machine, Trucks, Motorcycles, Tractors, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods and Special Interest. Entry fee 5.00 Spectators free. Dj with music and vendors on the street and restaurants providing food
Contact Information: Edward or Diane Balcomb
Phone: 906-884-2245
Aug 30, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Aug 30, 2014

2014 Manisitique Merchants Car Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Downtown Manistique
Contact Information: David Vaughan
Phone: 906-341-6666
Aug 30, 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
Aug 30, 2014

5th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 5th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-360-4930
Aug 30, 2014

Rock Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
The LABOR DAY CELEBRATION IN ROCK, presented by the Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion Post 559, will take place on Saturday, August 30th at the Rock Lions Club on M-35 in Rock, MI. Enjoy the parade at 11 a.m., Bingo at 12 Noon, and concessions and games on the Midway. Raffle drawing at 5 p.m. WANT TO JOIN THE PARADE? Call Kathy at 906-359-4835. The Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion are non-profit, service organizations.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Aug 30, 2014

Art on the Lake

Arts &Theater
Location: Curtis
Phone: 906-586-3700
Aug 30, 2014

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 30, 2014

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Aug 30, 2014

Voices In The Mist: History & Mystery Guided Walking Tour

Outdoor
06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Come and experience 'Voices In The Mist: History and Mystery Guided Walking Tours', held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings during July and August. Take a historic ghostly walk with stories told by U.P. storyteller, Woodsmoke Jim. 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 6:30 p.m., and will conclude at Fort de Buade Museum, 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.
Contact Information: Shirley Sorrels
Phone: 906-643-9161
Aug 30, 2014

14th Annual Bob-O Golf Classic

Annual Events
Location: Drummond Island Golf Course, Drummond Island
2-man golf scramble
Phone: 906-493-1006
Aug 30, 2014

Fireworks Over The Bay!

Shows & Events
10:00 PM
Location: Moran Bay, Lake Huron
Come and enjoy the fireworks over the bay in downtown St. Ignace!





Every Saturday night from July 12th through August 30th, fireworks will decorate the sky over Moran Bay. Visitors can enjoy the display from the Huron Boardwalk, area restaurants and motels, or even just strolling through the business district. Saturdays at 10:00 p.m., come and join us in St. Ignace, Michigan!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 30, 2014

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Gray Wolf Guided Hike

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5275
Aug 30, 2014

Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island Yacht Club, Mackinac Island
Phone: 906-847-3363
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Arts & Crafts Dockside

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: City Marina, St Ignace
Over 100 exhibits of original and unique arts and crafts along the beautiful waterfront at the St. Ignace Public Marina.



Music, food, and fun add to the festivities!



Show Hours:

Saturday, August 30 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 31 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Information: St Ignace Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

17 & 29 mile cross country mountain bike races on the famous Copper Harbor trails, the Junior Fat Tire races, Enduro races, awards, food & beverages and live music following the races.

Contact Information: Copper Harbor Trails Club
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Grand Marais Triathlon Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

UPHA Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Website: www.upha.net
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual Marquette Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Annual Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

43rd Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Aug 31, 2014

16th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

Annual Events
02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Aug 31, 2014

ABATE 50/50 Poker Run

Outdoor
Location: Ford River
Aug 31, 2014

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Dickinson County Fair 100
Aug 31, 2014

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 6th through August 31st. 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 2014 Movie List:



July 6 -Frozen

July 13 -Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

July 20 -The Sandlot

July 27 -LEGO Movie

August 3 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

August 10 - The Croods

August 17 - 42

August 31 - Despicable Me 2



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!



Movie will begin at dusk.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 31, 2014

Hip Pocket Rocks at Crystal Theatre

Music
03:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Another great musical treat is coming to Crystal Theatre as part of the Gem of a Season concert series. Hip Pocket Rocks, a powerful 10-member band, will appear Sunday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m. CT. The Wisconsin Area Music Industry nominated this seasoned group of musicians for Best Big Band/Horn Band Award of 2013. Their versatile repertoire ranges from classic rock, rhythm and blues, to Cajun and country rock hits. "Hip Pocket brings a unique energy and great music quality to the stage,” says a review. “They are a crowd favorite. Their style, sound and creative energy says it all.” Advanced tickets for the performance may be purchased for $17 at Ben Franklin’s in Crystal Falls, Central Arts and Gifts and the Iron County Chamber Office in Iron River, Steamin’ Joe’s in Florence, and The Music Tree in Iron Mountain.
Phone: 906-367-4072
Aug 31, 2014

Wells State Park - Cedar River Bridge Walk

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Cedar River Bridge Walk, anyone? Wells State Park hosts their annual bridge walk at Cedar River State Harbor (near Wells State Park) to provide support to the local volunteer fire department. Come out to support these brave individuals! Activities will follow the bridge walk at Cedar River.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Aug 31, 2014

Nahma Labor Day Celebration

Outdoor
11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more
Aug 31, 2014

Miners Day Family Picnic & Pie Social

Festivals
11:00 AM
Location: Iron County Historical Museum, Caspian
Phone: 906-265-2617