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 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

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
Jun 6 - Aug 3, 2014

7th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Website: nmu.edu/devos
Contact Information: Melissa
Phone: 906-227-2235
Jun 26 - Aug 7, 2014

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center Exhibit: Selling Nahma

Arts &Theater
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
Jul 11 - Sep 30, 2014

Renee Michaud

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
Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2014

Art on the Move: History in Motion, An Art and History Day Camp

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Art meets history in this one week day camp held at the Marquette Regional History Center. Youth ages 8 to 12 are invited to join the Liberty Children’s Art Project and the History Center for a week long immersion into local history and art making. We will be creating public art to be displayed in a truly unique method - as bus side decals that will later be on the move throughout the community. Themes of local history inspired by the museum collections youth get to explore, with a behind the scenes look into the museum exhibits and archives. Art making will be multi-media and collaborative.

Pre-registration required, register at the History Center or by calling 906.226.3571

$25 for the week, with each day’s lesson building on the next. Ages 8-12.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2014

Pickford Hay Days

Annual Events
Location: Pickford

Hay bale races, 2 parades, horse pulls, softball tournaments, kids games, 3-on-3 hoops, food, fun and MUCH more! Five days of events!

Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2014

Lake Superior Theatre presents: I Do! I Do! (musical)

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
A touching musical of two soul mates navigating the perils of life featuring amazing Maggie and Amy Malaney, Patrick Bradley, and Marty Martello. The two-character story spans fifty years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the ups and downs experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage. From the wedding night innocence of ''Goodnight'', to the hat-and-cane sophistication of ''It's A Well-Known Fact'', to the fun vamping of ''Flaming Agnes'', to the bouncy ''When The Kids Get Married'', to the 11:00 ballad ''What Is A Woman?'', there is something for all musical tastes. From suffering through affairs, the angst of raising children, and growing old together, the challenges and joys of relationships are ALL here in this wonderful score of I Do! I Do!
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 31, 2014

Ottawa Visitor Center presents: Maple Syrup

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Ottawa Visitors Center, Watersmeet

Retired Forester, Roger Bofinger shares information on tapping trees and producing maple syrup.

Phone: 906-358-4724
Jul 31, 2014

Music in the Park featuring Karisa Wilson & Ensemble

Outdoor
08:00 PM
Location: Mackinac Island State Park, Mackinac Island
Jul 31, 2014

13th Annual YMCA Golf Outing

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Phone: 906-789-0005
Jul 31, 2014

Michigan Nature Association - Exploration: Soo Muskeg

Outdoor
Location: Sault Ste Marie
Join MNA and the Sault Naturalists for an exploration and inventory of this vast and interesting forested wetland.
Jul 31, 2014

Bayside Live! Waterfront Entertainment Series

Music
07:00 PM
Location: City Marina Pavilion, St Ignace
Bands, folksingers and comedians entertain and amuse the audience during free evening performances on the shores of Lake Huron, new marina pavilion, downtown St. Ignace every Thursday evening from July 3rd through August 28th.



The weather's going to be beautiful - what better way to spend your evening than by listening to Great music while enjoying the beauty of a Great Lake!



Visit our website for a list of performers!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Jul 31, 2014

Concert - Cathy Bolton

Music
07:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Bandshell
Phone: 906-524-7991
Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2014

21st Annual Woodtick Music Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hermansville
The Woodtick Music Festival is a home-grown, Upper Peninsula style shindig featuring a variety of regional and not so regional bands who all have one thing in common....they're darn good!