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.

 

May 4 - Aug 29, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: Woodland: Suzan Pitt

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Explore the old growth primal forest through an artist’s eyes. An award winning animator and instructor at the California Institute for the Arts, Suzan has spent the last 15 summers at her woodland cabin in Marquette County. Recently she has turned her focus to the adjacent forest and created watercolors, large acrylics and a 24’ mural for the exhibit. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571

Be sure to attend some of the Woodland Offshoots summer long programming in conjunction with this exhibit. Location details to come.
Contact Information: Jo Wittler
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 23 - Aug 27, 2015

Music in the Pines: A History of the Hiawatha at Erickson Center Traditional Music Festival

Arts &Theater
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
The “Music in the Pines” exhibit symbolizes the history, traditions, and the meaning of Hiawatha. The exhibit features colorful stories, memories, and relics that work together to capture the spirit of the esteemed festival. Open during office hours and special events. Free.
Contact Information: Erickson Center for the Arts
Phone: 906 586-9974
Jul 26 - 30, 2015

8th Annual Blueberry Dance Festival

Arts &Theater
Location: Marquette
Kaufman Auditorium & Second Skin Shop are proud to present The 8th Annual Blueberry Dance Festival July 26th – July 30th.
Contact Information: Camilla Mingay
Phone: 9062262263
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2015

Wakefield Outdoor Nationals

Outdoor
Location: Sunday Lake, Wakefield
For the 14th time, BSOA and the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2015 APBA Stock, Modified and Junior National Championships on Sunday Lake in Wakefield, MI. Located in Gogebic County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Wakefield provides picturesque scenery, great racing conditions, nostalgic history and a week worth of lifetime memories. Join us for a week of great racing, festivities, fun, and the crowning of this year's national champions. Hundreds of participants from around the U.S. and Canada will be racing for the coveted 1-US honors. Eddy Park will once again be our pitting area with racing taking place throughout the week.
Jul 29, 2015

The Hackwells at Erickson Center

Music
06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
Part of the Music in the Park Series - Americana/Country - Donations
Contact Information: Erickson Center for the Arts
Phone: 906 586-9974
Jul 29, 2015

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.
Jul 29, 2015

Locals on the Bay! Waterfront Entertainment Series

Music
07:00 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: City Marina Pavilion, St Ignace
Enjoy FREE waterfront entertainment every Wednesday evening from July 1st through August 26th by local musicians during an evening performance on the shores of Lake Huron, marina pavilion, downtown St. Ignace. Donations accepted. Visit our website to see the list of performers!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Jul 29, 2015

Dark Sky Program - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Outdoor
Location: Pete's Lake, Munising
Join forest service staff as we explore the cosmos. All programs are free and feature a Celestron CPC 1100 Deluxe HD Telescope Note: Programs are weather dependent and subject to change. Please call ahead for details.
Phone: 906-387-3700
Jul 29, 2015

Candlelight Tours at Fort Mackinac

Shows & Events
Location: Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
Experience Fort Mackinac’s 115 year history by candlelight. Walk through the beginnings of the fort during the American Revolution, through the War of 1812, fur trade era, and until the end of the soldier occupation during the Victorian era. Visit with British military, American soldiers, and their families, all who lived within the forts walls. Docents will lead you on your tours to visit the characters of the past who were stationed at the fort.
Jul 29, 2015

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Pat's IGA parking lot, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Jul 29, 2015

Summer Film Series

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Les Cheneaux Community Library, Cedarville
Phone: 906-484-3547
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2015

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!
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2015

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Quilters (A Musical)

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
An actress once commented that playing one of the pioneer women in Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek's musical drama "Quilters" is far more difficult than playing, say, one of Shakespeare's court women. With Shakespeare, she explained, at least there's a theatrical tradition to fall back on. What do you have with pioneer women, except mostly bad movie stereotypes? With the retreat of America's wilderness and folk traditions,the struggles and dreams of the hardy women who went West now seem at least as remote as Henry IV's court. Willing "Quilters" to life on stage comes down to pure imagination.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 30, 2015

Mackinac Island Music in the Park - Gifts of Creatures

Outdoor
08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Park, Mackinac Island
Jul 30, 2015

Speaker's Series Featuring Wood Smoke Jim and River Lark Mary

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM
Location: Les Cheneaux Historical Museum, Cedarville
Jul 30, 2015

Bayside Live! Waterfront Entertainment Series

Music
07:00 PM To 08:30 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 2nd through August 27th. 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 30, 2015

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Jul 30, 2015

Sister's Choice-A Trunk Show with Ann Rowland and Delphine Ren-Miller at Erickson Center

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
A musical trunk show featuring a combination of history, songs, and storytelling accompanied by 50 – 60 quilts from Delphine’s collection. Ann has been a singer-songwriter for more than 40 years and partnered with Delphine, award-winning quilter and Quilt Shop owner, it is sure to be a remarkable show. $10/adults and children free with paid adult
Contact Information: Erickson Center for the Arts
Phone: 906 586-9974
Jul 30, 2015

Out to Lunch presents: Black Pearl

Outdoor
11:45 AM To 01:15 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 30, 2015

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.
Jul 30, 2015

Honey Bee's at Indian Lake SP

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Join us at our campground host site for a taste of Indian Lake Honey. Local beekeepers Jan and Ed Wright will educate us on honey bee's, they will bring a hive for a demonstration on how honey bee's construct their hives and deposit honey. They will also have honey for tasting and products available for sale. For additional questions you may contact Indian Lake State Park at 906-341-2355
Contact Information: Lee Vaugh
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 30, 2015

L'Anse Waterfront Concert - Greenstone

Music
07:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Bandshell
Phone: 906-524-7991
Jul 30, 2015

Ottawa Visitor Center presents: Agates

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ottawa Visitors Center, Watersmeet
Christopher Stefan, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s Associate Curator Rockhounds and beachgoers spend hours and days looking for that perfect agate. Learn the basics of what agates are and how to find them in the Lake Superior region. Be sure to check out the unique and outstanding specimens that will be on-hand.
Phone: 906-358-4724
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015

Woodtick Music Festival

Music
Location: Powers
Four days of bluegrass, country, rock, folk, blues. Two stages, 25 bands. A great U.P. event.
Contact Information: Brian Whitens
Phone: 906 498 2223
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015

22nd 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!
Jul 31, 2015

15th Annual Blueberry Festival

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906/228-9475
Jul 31, 2015

Neil Diamond Tribute Show at the Kewadin

Music
08:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Jul 31, 2015

Friday Night at the Museums

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Downtown St Ignace
This fun-filled evening will have something for everyone! As you stroll along the streets in downtown St. Ignace on a Friday night you will see a variety of activities to watch and/or participate in. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture will have Native American drumming and singing by the Grandmother Moon Singers. In addition, the Museum will offer children's crafts from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The museums are a perfect place to talk about how unique St. Ignace is, one of the few places in America that the Native Americans are still in the place where they were when the Europeans came. The Michilimackinac Historical Society will present Fort de Buade Museum & Galleries, featuring rare historic artifacts and unique art collections.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Jul 31, 2015

Canal Rock Outdoor Music Concert: Pasi Cats

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Porvoo Waterfront Park, Hancock
Jul 31, 2015

Tim Mesun & Friends at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Jul 31, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jul 31, 2015

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Shows & Events
06:00 PM
Location: Flatrock
Jul 31, 2015

Outlaws at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2015

Relay for Life - Baraga

Outdoor
04:00 PM
Location: Baraga Area High School, Baraga
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2015

Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2015

Wilson Phillips at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015

Alger County Fair & Chatham Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Alger County Fairgrounds, Chatham
Phone: 906-439-5114
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015

Baraga County Fair

Shows & Events
Location: Baraga County Fair Grounds, Pelkie
Contact Information: Fair Grounds
Phone: (906) 353-6542
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015

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