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.
Marquette Regional History Center "Celebrating 80 Years at Bay Cliff"
The Marquette Regional History Center announces the opening of the special exhibit, “Celebrating 80 Years at Bay Cliff Health Camp.” This special exhibit will be on display March 25 through June 1.
Elba Morse, RN and Dr. Goldie Cornelieson began the camp during the Depression to help undernourished children of the Upper Peninsula. With the polio epidemic of the 1940s, its mission expanded to reach out to physically disabled children, a mission it continues today. Visitors can see early therapeutic devices and view historic film of the campers. Come see why Bay Cliff has transformed the lives of so many.
Gone Fishin' Exhibit
The Erickson Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the spring/summer exhibit, Gone Fishin’, is now open at the Erickson Center in Curtis. The exhibit includes artwork in a variety of mediums and includes both local & regional artists. The Gone Fishin’ will be available for viewing during office hours and designated events. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. If traveling any distance to view the exhibit, it is recommended to call the office at 906-586-9974 to ensure it is open.
2013 Diploma Works Exhibition
Migratory Bird Festival
Visual presentations, guided bird walks, children's activities and more each weekend in May.
Superior Spring Eco-Photo Tour
Photographers experience a one-of-a-kind perspective into this alluring Lake Superior eco-system. From rocky cliffs to majestic dunescapes, waterfalls to wildflowers, this four-day eco-photo tour is a special rite of spring for those seeking an intimate visual rapport and adventure with one of nature's most inspirational locations.
Take advantage of over 50 years of combined nature photography experience with naturalist photographer, Mark S. Carlson and digital photography expert, Bob Grzesiak.
• Learn fundamental photography skills
• Learn camera features and operation...with your own camera
• Experience unique habitats and delicate eco-systems
• Enjoy expert instruction in a small group while photographing outdoors
• All photographers (and camera types) welcome regardless of skill or experience
Four-day driving and moderate hiking tour, 9am to 4pm daily, day 4 ends at noon. $795 per person includes 3 nights' lodging.
Norway Speedway Racing
UPHA Horse Show
Ride The Keweenaw Weekend
Bay de Noc Home Run
The event features a competitive 10 and 5K run, a 5k non-competitive walk and a 200 and 400 meter kid’s dash. The event also features a food tent and a free bounce tent for young kids. This is a family event. All proceeds will be used to help support local agencies and groups focused on caring for homeless individuals. Both the 10k and 5k courses have been professionally measured for USA Track & Field certification and are PR eligible. USAT&F 10k course #MI07005DM and USAT&F 5k course #MI07006DM
Native American Festival
Experience History! Come and honor the first Native Americans and the Anishinaabe culture in a historic celebration of traditional drumming, dancing, food, music and cultural demonstrations on the Museum of Ojibwa Culture grounds Memorial Day Weekend.
The day will begin with a Sunrise Ceremony at 6:30 a.m. on the Kiwanis Beach (across the street from the Museum).
Festival participants include: Mukkwa Giizhik, Men's Drum Group; Grandmother Moon Singers, the Metis Dancers from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, Hoop Dancer, Rita de Voy, and much, much more!
Cultural demonstrations include Brain Tanning, Black Ash Basket Making, Quill Work Demonstration, and more!
Lumberjack Breakfast & Logging Museum Open House
Come out for a great breakfast of bacon, eggs, homemade sausage, pancakes and fried potatoes cooked over an authentic wood stove and served in the Cook Shack as it was done 100 years ago.
Opening Day - Smallmouth Bass Season
Portage Anglers Club Spring Walleye Jamboree
Run For Joe 5K
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Memorial Day Program
Join Fort Wilkins Historic State Park on Memorial Day to commemorate U.S. Soldiers who have died while in Military Service. The event will occur on the parade grounds and will include a memorial day address, musical tribute, program from the Copper harbor School children and the presentation of colors by the Marine Corps League.
The Marquette Regional History Center presents: 8th Annual Holy Cross Cemetery Walking Tour
Thursday May 30, 6:30 p.m., meet at the Wright Street entrance. Holy Cross Cemetery is the burial site for many of Marquette’s first French Canadian, Irish, German, Italian and Native American residents as well as Catholic clergy and nuns. Many of the 1860s Catholic Cemetery tombstones are placed there also. Hear interesting stories of some of Marquette’s well known citizens buried there and the fascinating history of the old cemetery. $5.00 Suggested donation.
Norway Speedway Racing
Kruisin Klassics Fun Run