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.

 

Jan 10 - Feb 6, 2017

Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hancock
Celebrate the halfway point of winter at various Hancock locations. Activities include a parade, authentic Finnish smorgasbord dinner & dance, concerts, the Tori Market, cultural demonstrations, the Polar Bear Plunge and more.
Phone: 906-482-0248
Jan 24, 2017

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents: Romeo & Juliet and Carmen at the Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Jan 25, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mannys Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Mannys Restaurant, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 25, 2017

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents: Giselle at the Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
08:00 PM
Location: Rosza Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Jan 26 - 28, 2017

The Fringe Festival at Forest Roberts Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
January 26 at 7:30 PM (Proof) January 27 12 at 7:30 PM (Myths & Bricks, Painted Rain, In a Mason Jar) January 28 13 at 1:00 PM (Myths & Bricks, Painted Rain, In a Mason Jar) January 28 at 7:30 PM (Proof)Four different theatrical pieces performed, produced, and directed by the students of the theatre and entertainment arts program at NMU switch back and forth every evening! Come to more than one show to get the experience of a fringe fest!
Jan 27, 2017

Cabaret: Made in Michigan

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
+ Google Map Enjoy live entertainment with some of your favorite local performers and new faces in our romantic studio atmosphere. Bring your sweetie or come solo to enjoy the entertainment and entrees! Light snacks will be provided, and guests are welcome to bring their beverage of choice. Tickets are available at the Bonifas, Leigh’s Garden Winery on Ludington Street, Pat’s Foods in Gladstone
Jan 27, 2017

128th Annual Suicide Hill Ski Tournament

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Suicide Hill, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-204-0520
Jan 27 - 28, 2017

Dwight Yoakam at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Jan 27 - 28, 2017

5th Annual IronLine Sled Dog Race/Fatbike Race

Annual Events
Location: Iron River
Phone: 906-265-9875
Jan 27 - 28, 2017

Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Annual Events
Location: Sault Ste Marie
If you are looking for a thrilling event that will send chills down your spine, we have found it for you!!! In January, an Ice Carving Challenge will be brought to town. Join us throughout the day to watch as the businesses compete for the best Ice Sculpture in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and see some amazing pieces of ice art being sculpted before your eyes.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jan 27 - 28, 2017

Backstage Jazz at the Rozsa

Music
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Continuing our 50 Years Of Jazz @MTU celebration, we feature the terrific jazz combos at MTU. Jaztec, Momentum, and more bring to life the great sounds from throughout the years.
Jan 27 - 29, 2017

Paradise Winter Carnival

Festivals
Location: Paradise
Embrace the snow and join us in a wide variety of winter activities: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Winter Swap Meet, Snow Sculpture Contest Snowshoe Softball, Guided Snowshoe Hikes, Lantern Cross-Country Ski Trails, Our schedule is posted at this link:
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266
Jan 28, 2017

Fayette Historic State Park - Lantern Lit XC Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Our unique Bluff Trail will be lit with kerosene lanterns (approx. 1.5 miles of trail) for an evening of snow fun. The right side of the trail is track-set for the classic style XC Skier and to the left is groomed & packed for the snowshoer or hearty hiker. A warm bonfire marks your beginning and ending points right behind the park contact station, marshmallows & hot chocolate will be provided. You will want to dress warm and bring your own equipment, we may have a few pairs of snowshoes for event participants to borrow. For information regarding the event please contact the park at 906-644-2603.
Contact Information: Randy Brown
Phone: 906-644-2603
Jan 28, 2017

Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
UP Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon and mBank Half Noque. Events include 50K Classic, 50K Freestyle, 50K Classic Touring, 50K Team Relay, 24K Clasic, etc. Race is from Ishpeming to Marquette.
Phone: 866-370-7223
Jan 28, 2017

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns will illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers, while snowshoers can make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter, where the park naturalist will have a campfire going and provide some refreshments. The ski trail has an "easy" difficulty rating; however, skiing or snowshoeing at night is always a challenge. The lanterns are on the Superior Trail immediately across the street from the ski hill entrance.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Jan 28 - 29, 2017

30th Annual Indian Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5241
Jan 28 - 29, 2017

8th Annual Lake Gogebic Ice Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
07:00 AM
Location: Lake Gogebic, Bergland
Phone: 906-575-3557
Jan 31, 2017

130th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Suicide Hill Ski Bowl, Ishpeming
Ishpeming, Michigan – Hosting the longest consecutive ski jumping tournament in the United States the Ishpeming Ski Club will hold its 120th annual ski jumping competition on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the famous Suicide Hill ski jump. The event will start at 6pm. This tournament will feature some of the top United States jumpers as well as international jumpers in the Central Division Five Hill Tournament/U.S. Cup.
Phone: 906-204-0520