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.

 

Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2016

Cinder Pond Marina Exhibit - Paul Rose

Arts &Theater
Location: Cinder Pond Marina, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an exhibit by photographer Paul Rose at the Cinder Pond Marina in Marquette. Paul’s exhibited works reflect the nature and landscape of the Upper Peninsula in both color and black and white photo images. Paul will be the featured artist through the summer of 2016.



Paul received a BFA in photography from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Upon graduation, Paul went on to study with acclaimed photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Vigiletti and Steve Benson. Paul continues his passion for art through his photographic artistry.



The Cinder Pond Marina is located adjacent to Mattson Park lower harbor, 260 S. Lakeshore Blvd. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm. For more information or questions, please contact the Arts & Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email: arts-culture@mqtcty.org
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Jun 3 - Aug 7, 2016

9th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Jun 18 - Sep 3, 2016

Erickson Center for the Arts presents Park Art, "Playful Pinwheels"

Arts &Theater
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
Three years ago, visitors from all over the Midwest made their way to the Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) to witness the first annual Park Art. The new tradition began with an exhibit known as the “Peaceful People.” “After receiving a great deal of positive feedback we decided to carry on this tradition as an annual exhibit,” said Kelly Chamberlin, ECA President. “We hope it continues to draw visitors to stop and discover both the Center and the town.” This year’s Park Art will be “Playful Pinwheels”. See this colorful display of spinning cheer on the Erickson Center lawn. The pinwheels 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 year’s Art on the Lake, an ECA annual event, on September 3rd.
Contact Information: Rachel Bonacorsi Event/Operations Assistant Erickson Center for the Arts PO Box 255 Curtis, MI 498
Phone: (906) 586-9974
Jul 25 - 30, 2016

Keweenaw Mineral Days

Annual Events
Location: AE Seaman Mineral Museum, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2572
Jul 27 - 30, 2016

Lake Superior Theatre presents: James & the Giant Peach Jr

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 28 - 30, 2016

122nd Annual Upper Peninsula Firefighter Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Iron River
Jul 28 - 31, 2016

DeTour Village Players presents: "Oliver!"

Arts &Theater
Location: DeTour Area School Performance Center, DeTour
Phone: 906-297-5608
Jul 29 - 30, 2016

2nd Annual Relay For Life of Baraga County

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Baraga School's Football Field, Baraga
Join us for touching ceremonies, entertainment, and cancer fighting fun! Cancer is serious. Relay is fun! Help us celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost to cancer.
Contact Information: Christine Wilson
Phone: (906) 231-1618
Jul 29 - 30, 2016

Baraga State Park - 11th Annual Christmas in July

Annual Events
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend!Activities include a bike parade, games and prizes, craft activities, campsite decorating and photos with Santa.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Jul 29 - 31, 2016

Copper Harbor Trails Ladies Weekend

Outdoor
Location: Copper Harbor
The Copper Harbor Weekend is for anyone that has a desire to improve their riding skills. We are here to offer a supportive learning environment for all skill levels. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skills will be taught and participants will be broken into groups depending on skill level. Under 18 must have a parent/guardian also participating in the camp.
Jul 29 - 31, 2016

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - 30th Anniversary Battery D Civil War Encampment

Annual Events
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor
History comes alive at Fort Wilkins. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery, a Civil War era living history group returns to Fort Wilkins for its 31st annual weekend encampment. The weekend event will be open to park visitors from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday and Saturday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Battery D will interpret army life of the period, demonstrating artillery and small arms drills, period cooking and soldiers’ pastimes. A Michigan State or Out of State Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park.
Contact Information: Fort Wilkins State Park
Phone: 906-289-4215
Jul 29 - 31, 2016

Farm Block Fest 2015

Music
Location: Allouez
Farm Block Festival is put on as a fundraiser for the Dan Schmitt Gift of music fund. The fund provides instruments and music lessons for area youth, and as of September 2012, a new branch of the Gift of Music will begin in Kalamazoo.

Farm Block Fest strives to create a safe, family friendly environment that harnesses the power of music and arts in order to create a unique and positive community experience. Live Music! Great Food! Art Vendors! A beautiful and pristine environment! 3 0n 3 basketball tournament!
Contact Information: Graham Parsons
Phone: 906 337 0290
Jul 30, 2016

Missoula Children's Theater presents: "Pinocchio"

Arts &Theater
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Jul 30, 2016

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 30, 2016

YMCA Mountain Mudder

Outdoor
Location: Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain
This muddy obstacle course is created by local business partners and is just good CLEAN fun.
Phone: 906-774-4076
Jul 30, 2016

Roller Derby: Dead River Derby Double Header

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Roller Derby is a for women, by women sport showcasing the hard work and athleticism of local moms, students, and professionals. Dead River Derby provides a family friendly event with thrills for all ages: A free bounce house for kids! Beer and wine sales for grown ups (please drink responsibly, Folks)! Half-time shenanigans and a thrilling, full contact athletic competition on wheels! Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door. Remember, this is a family friendly event and kiddos 9 and under get in free! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Music For All Kids. Visit Dead River Derby on Facebook for updates, more contests, and giveaways!
Jul 30, 2016

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 through September, 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
Jul 30, 2016

Missoula Children's Theater Presents: "Rumplestilskin"

Arts &Theater
Location: Marvin Fredrickson Auditorium, Manistique
Jul 30, 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
Jul 30, 2016

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Jul 30, 2016

Palms Book State Park: Family Fun Day

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Palms Book State Park, Manistique
This is a fun day for the whole family sponsored by The Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book State Parks. Join us from 1:00-4:00pm for kids games and crafts, a Native American drum ceremony, Native American crafts, UP Raptor and Rehab with live birds, a wheeling sportsman display, a DNR fire truck as well as a visit from local fire departments, and rumor has it you should keep your eyes open as there may be a sighting of Smokey Bear. For additional event details and event locations contact the park at 906-341-2355
Contact Information: Ralph Lundquist
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 30, 2016

Baraga County Community Foundation Selkey Memorial Golf Tournament

Outdoor
Location: L'Anse Golf Club, L'Anse
Phone: 906-353-7898
Jul 30, 2016

Saturday Night Live!

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Ignace
Music and fun will be found in the downtown St. Ignace area, and the evening will end with Fireworks Over The Bay at 10:00 p.m. (or dusk). Outdoor vendors will be scattered throughout the downtown area for you to stop by and visit as they display their wares. Music will be provided by G-Man Entertainment from his tent in front of the First National Bank (across from the Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry Dock) from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Jul 30, 2016

Tim Mesun & Friends at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Jul 30, 2016

Lake Linden Farmers Market

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden Village Park, Lake Linden
The Farmer's Market will be held every Saturday, July - October (10 AM - 2 PM). This family friendly market showcases farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, hand crafted items, community causes and local information about the area. Come join in on the fun and the live music. Located in the Lake Linden Village Park that features a playground & a back drop of the Lake, on HWY M26 in Lake Linden. Facebook: www.facebook.com/lakelindenmarket
Phone: 906-296-9911
Jul 30, 2016

117th Annual Ishpeming Italian Fest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming

Italian Fest is a day-long family event. There is free entertainment (live bands, music), pony rides and games for children. There are also "games of chance" and Bingo as well as a "greased pole" event and food vendors. The highlight is Diamonte, an Italian/American group of performers out of Chicago. Their performance is at the end of the day and has been a favorite part of many of the attendees for the last several years.

Phone: 906-486-4919
Jul 30, 2016

Connor Gorsuch Kids Fishing Day

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Connor Gorsuch Kids Pond, Sault Ste. Marie
Soo Area Sportsmen's Club presents the "13th Annual Connor Gorsuch Kid's Fishing Day," July 30th, 2016. Come out to bask in the sunshine and have a competition with the fish! Kids sixteen and under can enjoy a free day of fishing at the kids fishing pond at Rotary Park. Registration is July 30th from 8am-9am. From 11am-12pm, all registered children will be able to fish. The community has donated food, refreshments, and prizes for the event. Wilderness Treasures is providing the bait. Some fishing equipment will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own. For those in need of transportation, please call: 906-632-0110. Parking will be located at Aune Osborn Park. For further information, please call Roger Greil at 906-635-1949, Gary or Angela Gorsuch at 906-253-0304.
Contact Information: Roger Greil
Phone: 906-635-1949
Jul 30, 2016

Jimmy B and the Rockatones at Ontonagon Theater

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Jul 30, 2016

Marina Fest - Escanaba

Festivals
10:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
Jul 30, 2016

U.P. Shakespeare Festival Presents The Taming of the Shrew

Arts &Theater
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Beer and Shakespeare. U.P. Shakespeare Festival performs The Taming of the Shrew at Marquette's Ore Dock Brewing Company. The play has disgusted and delighted theatergoers for over four hundred years. The play depicts the volatile courtship of Petruchio, a sleazy gold digger, and Katherine, the “shrew.” Experience this classic as you've never seen it before. Tickets are on sale now from www.upshakes.org.
Contact Information: Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival
Phone: 1-800-838-3006
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Gladstone Golf Club Three Man Scramble

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

58th Annual Art on The Rocks

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Art on the Rocks has grown to be one of the finest juried art shows in the country, attracting over 175 artists and 10,000 people each year. In 2016, we will be celebrating our 58th annual fine art and crafts festival in Mattson Lower Harbor Park, sandwiched between Marquette’s historic downtown and the Cinder Pond Marina on beautiful Lake Superior the weekend of July 30th and July 31st.
Contact Information: Jason Limberg
Phone: (906)235-4006
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Bark River Off Road Races - 41st Annual UP Off Road 100

Annual Events
Location: Bark River International Raceway, Bark River
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Bark River Sportsman Off-Road Races

Annual Events
Location: Bark River International Speedway, Bark River
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

31st Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Annual Events
Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 906-286-0234
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Rendezvous in the Sault

Annual Events
Location: City Hall Grounds and Historic Homes, Sault Ste Marie
Rendezvous in the Sault is a living history event that will take place along Historic Water Street at the City Hall Grounds and at the Historic Homes. Local and visiting historical re-enactors will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life in the period of 1668-1840. Food, music, dancing, cannon firing, storytelling, crafts and games will be just some of the fun things to see and do on Saturday and Sunday of the last full weekend of July.
Contact Information: Angie Patterson
Phone: (906) 632-5734
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Outback Art Fair

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Ontonagon County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Ontonagon County Fairgrounds, Greenland
Old Time Country Fair with antique tractrs, engines, vintage autos from Michigan/Wisconsin Antique Power Association. Saturday: Lumberjack Breakfast 7-11am, threshing oats, old time music and square dancing. Saturday and Sunday: antque tractors, engines, vintage autos, lumber sawing, shingle mill, haypress, livestock displays, horse and kid games, livestcck auction.
Phone: 906 884-4371
Jul 31, 2016

U.P. Shakespeare Festival Presents The Taming of the Shrew

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Beer and Shakespeare. U.P. Shakespeare Festival performs The Taming of the Shrew at Marquette's Ore Dock Brewing Company. The play has disgusted and delighted theatergoers for over four hundred years. The play depicts the volatile courtship of Petruchio, a sleazy gold digger, and Katherine, the “shrew.” Experience this classic as you've never seen it before. Tickets are on sale now from www.upshakes.org.
Contact Information: Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival
Phone: 1-800-838-3006
Jul 31, 2016

Colleen Raye Productions/Sinatra and Company at Crystal Theatre

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-3208
Jul 31, 2016

20th Annual Rudyard Lions Summerfest Triathlon & 5K Race

Annual Events
08:30 AM
Location: Rudyard High School, Rudyard

5K run, 24.3K bike, .5K swim

Phone: 906-478-5244
Jul 31, 2016

112th Annual Central Mine Reunion

Annual Events
Location: Central Church, Mohawk
Phone: 906-289-4579
Jul 31, 2016

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 3 through September 4. 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 2016 movie line-up! July 3 - Minions July 10 - Shaun the Sheep July 17 - Tomorrowland July 24 - Inside Out July 31 - Peanuts Movie August 7 - Eddie the Eagle August 14 - Zootopia August 21 - Top Gun August 28 - Max September 4 - Kung Fu Panda 3 September 18 - Smokey and the Bandit (this movie will be shown at Little Bear East Arena) 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! Outdoor Movies By The Bay is being sponsored in part by Kewadin Casinos.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660