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.

 

Sep 15, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Victorianism in Upper Michigan

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Members only gallery talk 6:30 p.m., September 25th at MRHC. Members have the opportunity to ask questions of the curator and take a special tour of the new exhibit at this event! See how the Queen’s long and powerful reign influenced social life in the UP in the mid to late 1800s. The growth of technology and the middle class changed the role of women in the home, bringing new domestic arts and a development of women’s hand crafts. Sentimental and ornate homes and clothing were the style, as was a strong mourning culture. See local hair wreaths made in honor of passing pets and family members and more!
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Sep 20, 2014 - 2015

Fort Wilkins Historic Stat Park - 8th Annual Geocaching Event and 1st Annual Spoo-tacular Fall Event

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor, Mi. 49918
Spend the day Geocaching at our fort and nearby scenic areas, we are registered on geocaching.com; Hot Dog Roast and Potluck, Site Decorating Contest, Trick or Treating and Coloring Contest for the children, Marshmellow Roast and Contest Winners announced in evening; Check out the spooked up Fort at night.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer
Phone: 906-289-4215
Oct 6 - Nov 18, 2014

Tim Zablocki & Sarah Western Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Shows & Events
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014

Haunted Theatre - Family Friendly

Shows & Events
04:00 PM
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014

Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Nov 1, 2014

Alger County Community Food Bank Vendor/Craft Fair

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Moose Lodge, Munising
Join us for a great day to shop, have lunch and help support raising funds for our local Food Bank. We have a special raffle of a handmade quilt for one lucky winner and various other raffle items. The Moose Lodge is selling Pasty's and serving up Sloppy Joes. We have a variety of unique crafters and local direct sell companies. Join us for this community event.
Contact Information: Cindy Tonak
Phone: 9065536044
Nov 1, 2014

Mr Speed - Kiss Tribute Band at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Nov 1, 2014

9th Annual Daily News Big Holiday Craft Show

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Kingsford High School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-774-2772
Nov 1, 2014

Marenisco Christmas Craft Fair

Shows & Events
Location: Marenisco Township Hall, Marenisco
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2014

Downtown Marquette Late Fall Farmers Market

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is held every Saturday! Come down to continue the fun from the summer in a festive atmosphere. Our wide range of vendors are all extremely personable and very welcoming. You'll be surprised with how many unique items are sold and the various gifts that you can find for people of all ages. You will also find several different types of fresh vegetables that you're bound to love. Hope to see you there!
Contact Information: Myra E. Zyburt, Market Manager
Phone: (906) 362-3276
Nov 3, 2014

The Nuts and Bolts a Young Person's Grief

Shows & Events
06:00 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: Peter White Public Library. Marquette
Grief is happening in our community and there are consequences if we look away. Topics to be covered includes: What grief looks like in children and teens vs adults; How do we talk to grieving young people; Question/answer session.
Contact Information: Cara Zanetti
Phone: 906-236-2474
Nov 4, 2014

2014 Chili Cook-Off - Annual Meeting and Celebration

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will celebrate 19 years of great memories and hard work protecting of some of the most treasured places in Marquette County. Join us on Nov 4, with events to include: a chili cook off for local restaurants, the ever-popular and unique silent auction, Patagonia raffle prizes, and live local music.



We will offer donated chili from ten restaurants around the area which will be competing in a taste testing competition voted on by you! These restaurants include: BabyCakes Muffin Company, Bayou Inn Restaurant & Pub, Dia de los Tacos, Donckers, Landmark Inn, Marquette Food Co-op, Outlanders, Paladino's Cafe, Root 41 Restaurant, Stucko’s Pub & Grill, and Sweet Water Cafe. Eat your fill of all kinds of delicious chili and vote! Our silent auction goods are generously provided by craftsmen and artists from around the U.P.



The entry cost is $10 (non-members) $8 (members) and includes all-you-can-eat chili. Kids under 12 eat free.
Contact Information: Mindy Otto
Phone: 906-345-9223
Nov 5, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Native American Trail Marker Trees

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Join Dennis Downes author of Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths through the Wilderness, for a very special program and book signing. Dennis has invested a lifetime in this research and will bring the stories of these great historic trees to our attention. Events like this will increase awareness to find and protect them. Two trees have already been found in the Upper Peninsula. There is a $5.00 Suggested donation for this event. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Nov 6 - 9, 2014

Bay College Drama Club presents: "Godspell"

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Center Theater, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
Nov 7, 2014

Ski Brule - Target Opening

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Ski Brule enjoys the reputation of being Michigan’s ski resort that is first to open and last to close! Our dedicated snow making crew will begin making snow as soon as temps drop and will continue to do so to further your skiing opportunities. Opening status and snow conditions will vary early in the season. Check our webpage or Facebook for the most current details on conditions and opening status prior to traveling. Typically runs open include Log Jam (intermediate), Bunny Trail & Bambi are available opening day with rails & boxes! Opening day at Ski Brule also provides skiers and snowboarders with one more incentive, FREE TICKETS! Yes, tickets are free on opening day at Ski Brule!
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-265-4957
Nov 7, 2014

Old-time Dance!

Recreation
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Inwood Twp Hall, Cooks
Old-Time Dance! Come out for a fun evening of called dances. The music is lively and the people are friendly (it’s good exercise, too!). New dancers welcome. You don’t need to know how to dance and you don’t need to bring a partner. Caller Sue Robishaw. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring comfortable shoes. Dress is casual. Cost is $5 plus potluck snack. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org or call 906-644-2598.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Nov 7, 2014

Community Contra 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, your own water bottle and a potluck snack for break. Dress is casual. Cost $7/person or $17/family. 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
Nov 7, 2014

Escanaba Rotary Vino at the Casino

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Contact Information: Cheryl
Phone: 906-786-9212
Nov 7 - 8, 2014

Pickford Quilt Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Pickford Historical Museum, Pickford
Nov 7 - 8, 2014

Jonny Lang at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 877/ISL-SHOW
Nov 7 - 9, 2014

LSSU Theater Dept presents: "Our Town"

Arts &Theater
Location: LSSU Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 906-635-2602
Nov 8, 2014

Dueling Pianos at Kewadin

Music
06:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Nov 8, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Museum After Dark

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
A weird and wonderful family adventure and each year has a different theme. Yes,

exhibits do come to life after dark! Bring your flashlight for our third after dark adventure. You will have encounters with historical figures, see rare artifacts and hunt for others, become a part of history – put on a costume and have your photo taken, snacks and unique activities. Full of surprises. Designed for ages 7 and up. Visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Nov 8, 2014

Holiday Arts Fair at the Bonifas Arts Center

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
Nov 8, 2014

Dueling Pianos at Kewadin

Music
06:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Nov 8, 2014

Superior Wind Symphony presents: "All Music is Folk Music" at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-487-2067
Nov 8, 2014

Crafts N More Show at Crystal Theatre

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Crafts and Home Business Show... One stop shopping for your Holiday gift-giving needs.
Contact Information: Rhonda Wickerham
Phone: 906-367-4072
Nov 8, 2014

Drummond Island Holly Daze

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Drummond Island
Nov 8, 2014

Honoring our Anishinaabe Veterans Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Kinross Recreation Center, Kinross
Phone: 906-635-6050
Nov 8, 2014

Naima Adedapo at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
American Idol Season 10 Finalist, the multi-talented Naima Adedapo will bring her exciting show to the Ironwood stage as part of HIT Idol 2014. The Chicago-born, and now Milwaukee-resident performer has been singing since she was 13, but Naima's first love was dance. As a dance major she earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee. For more than four years she performed with Milwaukee's Ko-Thi African Dance Company. Naima describes her performance style as a "fusion of jazz, R&B, and reggae."
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 8 - 9, 2014

Autumn Comforts Quilt Show

Shows & Events
10:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: University Center, NMU, Marquette
The Marquette County Quilters' Association will be hosting their bi-annual 2014 Autumn Comforts Quilt Show at Northern Michigan University's Don H. Bottom University Center, Great Lakes Rooms in Marquette Michigan. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 8, from 10 am to 5 pm and again on Sunday, November 9, from 11 am to 4 pm. Over 300 quilts will be on display! In addition, there will be several special exhibits including, but not limited to, a display by Green Bay quilter and artist Toni Bergeron. Also, a very special display will be on hand to honor one of MCQA’s longtime members, Dr. Ann Pillote. Ann’s work has been an inspiration to quilters everywhere. There will be demonstrations, vendors, door prizes and the drawing for the 2014 Quilter’s Harvest raffle quilt, which will be held on Sunday, November 9, at 3 pm. More information can be found on our website:
Contact Information: Karen Sanford
Phone: 906-249-9005
Nov 8 - 9, 2014

Marquette County Quilters' Association Annual Quilt Show

Annual Events
Location: Great Lakes Rooms, University Center, Marquette

Quilts of all sizes will be on display and for sale. Other items such as quilted handbags, table runners, and hand painted quilt art will be on sale as well.
This event is free to the public.

Contact Information: Karen Sanford
Phone: 906-249-9005
Nov 8 - 16, 2014

25th Annual Christmas Tree Galleria

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian

 

Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 10, 2014

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Phone: 800-635-1742
Nov 11, 2014

Pickford Veterans' Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Pickford Historical Museum, Pickford
Nov 12, 2014

Jackie Tohn at Besse Theater

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Jackie is a guitar and ukulele-toting-singer-songwriter, Born and raised in New York. She relocated to Los Angeles to musicate. In the Top 24 of American Idol (season 8), Ryan Seacrest dubbed Jackie ,”Miss Personality”, and Best Week Ever said, “Some Idol Contestants are Super-Heroes. This one sang the walls off!” Jackie was given the honor of opening the entire season. Her vocals, eclectic outfits and fanny-packs left a memorable impression on America as well as the judges.
Phone: 906-217-4045
Nov 13, 2014

Girls Night Out - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
05:00 PM
Location: Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-8530
Nov 13, 2014

Jackie Tohn at Bay West

Music
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Nov 13, 2014

Annual Marquette Ladies Night

Annual Events
04:00 PM
Location: Downtown Marquette

A fun-filled happening that provides women a Night on the Town to shop and dine in Marquette's Downtown District. Visit participating merchants and register to win valuable prizes.

Contact Information: Emily Lanctot
Phone: (906) 228-9475
Nov 13 - 15, 2014

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Alternate Realities"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2067
Nov 14, 2014

Marquette Male Chorus presents: "A North American Safari"

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marquette
Nov 14, 2014

Marquette Male Chorus presents: "A North American Safari"

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marquette
(Fall Concert)
Nov 14, 2014

Marquette Male Chorus presents: "A North American Safari"

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marquette
Nov 15, 2014

An Irish Christmas at Rozsa Center

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Nov 15, 2014

6th Annual Christmas Bazaar

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Ewen/Trout Creek School, Ewen
Our Annual Christmas Bazaar and slightly used item sale included many unique gift idea's for your Christmas shopping. Plus, each vendor's table will include a raffle prize. Luncheon also available.
Contact Information: Mary Lou Driesenga
Phone: 906-827-3842
Nov 15 - 30, 2014

Firearm Deer Hunting Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Nov 19 - 22, 2014

Forest Roberts Theatre presents: "Chicago"

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
After shooting her husband, Roxie Hart must prove her innocence in Chicago where the biggest celebrities are those with the heftiest crime careers. With the help -- and lack thereof -- from sexy murderesses, big shot lawyers, and a nearly invisible husband, Roxie discovers what it means to kill for fame.
Contact Information: FRT Box Office
Phone: 906-227-2082
Nov 21 - 22, 2014

Queensryche at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Nov 21 - 22, 2014

Superior School of Dance presents: "The Nutcracker Ballet"

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Nov 22, 2014

Old-time Dance!

Recreation
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Inwood Twp Hall, Cooks
Old-Time Dance! Come out for a fun evening of called dances. The music is lively and the people are friendly (it’s good exercise, too!). New dancers welcome. You don’t need to know how to dance and you don’t need to bring a partner. Caller Sue Robishaw. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring comfortable shoes. Dress is casual. Cost is $5 plus potluck snack. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org or call 906-644-2598.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Nov 22, 2014

14th Annual Holiday Art Sale

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-0472
Nov 22, 2014

Aaron Lewis at Kewadin

Music
07:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Nov 22, 2014

Stop Shop Save Event

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Alger Community Center Gym, Munising
Our annual shopping event which kicks off the holiday shopping season. Bring the kids to see Santa Claus and kids can give him their wishlist. Make it a family event....get some early shopping done plus get those pictures with Santa....please bring your own camera! There is a big variety of craft and vendor tables to help you find that unique gift for the people on your shopping list.
Contact Information: Cindy Tonak
Phone: 9065536044
Nov 22, 2014

Community Contra 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, your own water bottle and a potluck snack for break. Dress is casual. Cost $7/person or $17/family. 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
Nov 22, 2014

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Music
07:30PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-2082
Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 12, 2015

Fall Student Exhibit at Bay West

Annual Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Nov 26 - Dec 30, 2014

Ski Brule - Thanksgiving Race Camp

Recreation
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Ski Brule’s Thanksgiving Race Camp for more than 20 years has combined the best facilities, coaching and equipment to provide racers of all levels an enjoyable educational opportunity to develop and fine tune their racing potential to the fullest! With many times throughout the years, Ski Brule has provided racers with the only Thanksgiving Race Camp in the Midwest! The coaches will work with small groups of skiers to assure personalized attention in the technical and mental aspects of ski racing. Groups will break-up according to the age and ability of each athlete. Parents wishing to accompany very small children are welcome. Emphasis will be on solid ski-technique, bio-mechanics and race techniques. Lectures will cover technique, tactics, conditioning, maintenance, sport psychology, equipment and maintenance. Fees: are $60 per day or $220 for all four days. Racers must provide their own lodging, lift tickets and meals.
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-265-4957
Nov 27, 2014

Houghton Turkey Trot

Outdoor
Location: Houghton
Nov 27, 2014

Ishpeturkey Trot for Hunger

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Ishpeming (4th St & Division)
Phone: 906-485-6391
Nov 27, 2014

DCRG Turkey Trot

Outdoor
08:30 AM
Location: Fumee Lake Natural Area, Quinnesec
Phone: 906-396-3273
Nov 28 - 29, 2014

Calico Christmas Craft Show

Shows & Events
Location: Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-8537
Nov 28 - 29, 2014

Curtis A Glow - Santa Parade

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Curtis
Come join us in kicking off the Holiday Season with lighting up the town, Santa Parade, and a gathering at the Erickson Park for Hot Cider. Happy Holiday's!
Nov 29, 2014

Les Cheneaux Christmas Bazaar

Annual Events
Location: Les Cheneaux Community Schools, Cedarville
Nov 29, 2014

Christmas in Paradise

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Whitefish Township Community Center, Paradise
Shop for Unique Handcrafted Christmas Gifts! Lunch and Refreshment Counter.
Contact Information: Sherri McLellen
Phone: 906-492-3560