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 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
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Marquette Trails Festival

Outdoor
Location: Noquemenon Trail Network, Marquette
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

67th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

Annual Events
Location: Munising
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

60th Annual Champion Horse Pulling

Annual Events
Location: Champion Horse Pulling Grounds, Champion
Contact Information: Becky Prisk
Phone: 9068691562
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Ontonagon Copperfest

Festivals
Location: Ontonagon
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Soo Locks Engineers Weekend 2016

Annual Events
Location: Soo Locks, Cloverland Electric Hydroelectric Plant, and City Hall Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Three events in one day! Get up close and personal with Lake Freighters this Engineers Day. Visitors are able to walk out across the walls of the Soo Locks and explore the historic buildings 9am-3pm free admission. Cloverland Electric Cooperative will host its annual hydroelectric plant open house 9am to 4pm free admission. The Sault Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair will sprawl across the City Hall lawn overlooking historic Water Street and the St. Mary’s River 10am-5pm.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

67th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

Annual Events
Location: Munising
Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2016

Wakefield 4th of July Week Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Wakefield
Phone: 906-224-2222
Jun 25 - 26, 2016

Gladstone Golf Club Couples Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Jun 25 - 26, 2016

Radio Fest

Shows & Events
12:00 PM
Location: Houghton County Museum, Lake Linden
Jun 25 - 26, 2016

Indian Lake Four-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 25 - 26, 2016

TCHA Open Horse Show

Annual Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 906-396-8706
Jun 25 - 26, 2016

12th Annual Manistique Pioneer Days

Annual Events
Location: Pioneer Park, Manistique
Schoolcraft County Historical Society celebrates Pioneer Day with Vendors, Bake Sale, Tours of the Historic Water Tower, Antique presentations, Local U.P. Authors (TBA), used book sale, & entertainment.
Contact Information: Vonciel LeDuc
Phone: 906-341-5045
Jun 25 - 26, 2016

UPHA Horse Show

Outdoor
Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River
Jun 25 - Jul 3, 2016

UPQHA Summerfest Series Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jun 26, 2016

6th Annual UP Northwoods Triathlon

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Lake Antoine Park, Iron Mountain
Phone: 520-270-3458
Jun 26, 2016

Menominee River Century Bike Ride

Annual Events
Location: Menominee/Marinette
Jun 26, 2016

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet Children's Concert

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Portage Lake United Church, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 26, 2016

41st Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race

Annual Events
Location: Munising
Phone: 906-202-9120
Jun 26, 2016

21st Annual Art for All - Menominee

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Marina Park, Menominee
21st annual, one day art show and sale located Downtown Menominee. More that 50 artists, music,entertainment, food, and children's art area.
Contact Information: Missy, Bonnie, Wendy or Ashley
Phone: 715-578-7521
Jun 26, 2016

PMMF presents: Patty Larkin

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 26, 2016

Old Victoria's Log Cabin Day Celebration

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Old Victoria Historical Site, Rockland
Celebrate Log Cabin Day at this historic mining village, where history comes alive. The day will feature delicious cinnamon rolls, baked from scratch in the traditional woodstove. Kids of all ages will love the old-fashioned kids games and races on the lawn, and adults will love the show! The historic site will be open to the public, free of charge, and there's no better way to learn about copper mining history than hands-on! Celebrate the heritage of log cabins AND copper mining at Old Victoria this June!
Contact Information: Patty Pattison
Phone: 906-886-2617
Jun 26 - 28, 2016

Island Resort Championship LPGA Symetra Tour

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-GREEN
Jun 27, 2016

Musical Monday: Copper Community Band

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Keweenaw Heritage Center, Calumet
Jun 27, 2016

GYRC Senior Golf Scramble

Outdoor
Location: George Young Recreation Complex, Iron River
Phone: 906-265-3401
Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2016

Bessemer Blast

Annual Events
Location: Bessemer
Come and have a blast in Bessemer this 4th of July. Enjoy small hometown charm and a true hometown 4th of July festival as Bessemer celebrates the “Spirit of America.” You will find games, a mud run, a hometown run along with a tot trot, parades, a craft fair, an outdoor smear tournament, an ATV mud run, relay races, karaoke, street bowling and so very much more.
Bessemer Blast celebrates this year’s 4th of July from June 27th right through July 4th.
The excitement is in the air, and there is guaranteed to be something for every age, which culminates with “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks on July 4th starting at 10 pm.
You will meet up with old friends and are sure to make new ones. You will have to sleep hard and fast, as you will not want to miss any of the events that will be celebrating these days.
The 50/50 sellers will be everywhere, surpassing last year’s prize of $25,987!

Phone: 906 663-4549
Jun 28, 2016

Munising Farmers & Artisans Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising
Phone: 906-202-3030
Jun 29, 2016

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2016 is our 7th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 18-September 21, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and Facebook.com/MSTQFarmersMkt A sample of what you can expect (based on local seasonal availability) to find: •Honey •Eggs •Fruits and Vegetables - from Asparagus to Strawberries to Tomatoes to Zuchinni •Wine •Maple Syrup •Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish •Beef •Cottage Foods (baked goods, jams, jellies) •Fantastic Music •... and so much more!
Phone: 906-341-5010
Jun 29, 2016

Summer Film Series

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Les Cheneaux Community Library, Cedarville
Phone: 906-484-3547
Jun 29, 2016

Seney Wildlife Wednesdays

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Tourists and locals alike love this tour! Join us Wednesday evenings in June, July and August for an evening guided auto tour of the refuge backcountry. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing Refuge history and management practices. Please meet inside the Visitor Center to coordinate vehicles, pick up binoculars, and begin the tour. The Visitor Center reopens at 6:30 p.m. on tour days to accommodate guests.
Jun 29, 2016

Erickson Center for the Arts Artist Reception featuring Gail Stanek

Arts &Theater
05:30 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
The new exhibit, “What Comes Naturally” The art of Gail Stanek, by artist Gail Stanek will be on display at the Erickson Center for the Arts Waterfront Gallery from June 6th through September 3rd. Come meet the artist as we hold her artist reception Wednesday, June 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both events are open to the public free of charge.“For me, the greatest joy in life comes from spending time outdoors in nature.I hope I bring you to the places and experiences that I love." Gail was awarded a feature artist award by the Erickson Center for the Arts through participation in the 2015 Northern Exposure art show at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, making this exhibit possible.
Contact Information: Rachel Bonacorsi Event/Operations Assistant Erickson Center for the Arts PO Box 255 Curtis, MI 498
Phone: (906) 586-9974
Jun 29, 2016

Baraga Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Baraga Kids Park, Baraga
Phone: 906-524-7041
Jun 30, 2016

Out to Lunch - Iron Mountain

Outdoor
11:30 AM To 01:30 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
The Dickinson County Council for the Arts will be cosponsoring the 10th annual “Out to Lunch” summer entertainment series with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Thursdays at the intersection of Hughitt Street and Iron Mountain Street. Live entertainment for this year will include jazz, army band, bluegrass string, story telling troubador, chorus singing, swing, folk music, circus themed band, and more. Food vendors onsite, bring your chair and enjoy the shows.
Jun 30, 2016

Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Join us Thursday mornings at 8:00 am for a photo tour of the refuge. Meet other amateur photographers to explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos and skills. You should have a working knowledge of your equipment and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug conditions. The photo tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Jun 30, 2016

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Jun 30, 2016

Ottawa Visitor Center presents: Loons

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ottawa Visitors Center, Watersmeet
Learn about loon identification, behavior and ecology with Rollie Alger, Loon Ranger for Loon Watch. He will also talk about loon mating and nesting, as well as vocalizations and their meaning
Phone: 906-358-4724
Jun 30, 2016

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Jun 30, 2016

L'Anse Waterfront Concert - All Strings Considered

Music
07:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Bandshell, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7991
Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2016

Norway 125 Summer Festival

Festivals
Location: Marion Park, Norway
The Norway 125 Summer Festival to celebrate Norway Michigan's quasquicentennial . The festival will be held at Marion Park and will be reminiscent of the Summerfest celebrations Marion Park held in the 1990's. In addition to musical entertainment on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, the festival will host a softball tournament, bounce houses/carnival type festivities, food & drink tents, softball, pole climbing & other tough competitions and much, much more! Plan to be in Dickinson County, Michigan next Summer for the Norway 125! Dates are June 30 - July 3, 2016. Music Lineup: Thursday: Warrant Friday: Saving Abel Saturday:John Michael Montgomery Sunday: Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw