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.

 

Apr 4 - May 31, 2015

Smithsonian Exhibit - The Way We Worked

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Ironwood
The Way We Worked Smithsonian Exhibit is located in the historic Downtown Art Place. Visitors can see the exhibit along with many other exhibits and historically inspired art, a Longyear mini-exhibit on loan from the Marquette Regional History Center and it's all FREE and open to the public.
Contact Information: Sandy Sharp
Phone: 906-364-1296
May 1 - 31, 2015

9th Annual Keweenaw International Bird Migratory Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Phone: 906-289-4588
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
May 14 - Jun 18, 2015

Bonifas Membership Show

Annual Events
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
May 15 - 25, 2015

Islands Wildlife Pike Fishing Contest

Outdoor
Location: Les Cheneaux Islands
May 22 - 24, 2015

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
May 22 - 24, 2015

Superior Birding Festival: 2015 Boreal Birds

Festivals
Location: Marquette County
The first annual Superior Birding Festival is set for Friday through Sunday, May 22-24 near Marquette. Registration runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W. Spring St., Marquette, with birding trips scheduled throughout Saturday and Sunday. Events include trips to the Peshekee Grade near Michigamme, Yellow Dog Plains, Coastal Hot Spots and the Presque Isle Bog Walk in Marquette as well as a visit to the Chocolay Raptor Center in Harvey. The cost is $35 per person or $55 per family unit (free under 14 years). There is an additional $10 fee each for the trip to the Peshekee Grade and the Yellow Dog Plains. Register Friday evening or registrations can be sent to MooseWood Nature Center, P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI 49855. Questions? Contact info@moosewood.org. Visit www.moosewood.org for more information or to download the schedule of events and registration form.
Contact Information: Tiffany Rantanen
Phone: 906-360-6282
May 23, 2015

Bay de Noc Home Run

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba

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

Contact Information: Bobbie Stacey
Phone: (906) 786-1477
May 23, 2015

MRHC hosts: KBIC Veterans Drum-Company K-Remembering and Honoring the Civil War Ogichidaa

Shows & Events
12:00 PM To 02:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
A program remembering and honoring our regional Native American Civil War warriors, “Ogichidaa”. The presentation will include names and stories of regional contributions including that of Company K of the Michigan Sharpshooters. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Elders, Veterans Group and Drum will participate in the remembrance and will include both traditional song and dance. The program is free; admission to the museum is not included.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
May 23, 2015

Veteran Tribute Ride

Annual Events
Location: Iron Mountain
Registration 8am-945am at Riverside Auto, Iron Mountain. Ride starts at Riverside Auto and ends at Veteran's Memorial on top of Pine Mounatain.
May 23, 2015

Wells State Park - Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Join the Wells State Park crew as they welcome back campers for the 2015 camping season and celebrate Memorial Day weekend! What better way to do both than to sit back and relax at one for your favorite state parks? With a parade in the works and a potluck for all our family and friends, be sure to stop in and bring a dish to pass. Happy Camping!
Phone: 906-863-9747
May 23, 2015

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 11am-4pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-9159
May 23, 2015

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
May 23 - 24, 2015

4th Annual Native American Festival

Festivals
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Please join us as we celebrate our Native Heritage. This 4th Annual event will be hosted on the on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture. The festival schedule offers a variety of ceremonies, workshops, and traditional entertainment free of charge. Ojibwa artists will demonstrate the making of black ash baskets and the tanning of hide using traditional methods. Teachings will include topics like the significance of the sacred pipe, sacred medicines, and Ojibwa regalia.
Contact Information: Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Phone: 906-643-9161
May 23 - 24, 2015

UPHA Horse Show

Annual Events
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands Township
Phone: 906-360-7069
May 23 - 24, 2015

Lumberjack Breakfast & Logging Museum Open House

Annual Events
07:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: The Tahquamenon Logging Museum, Newberry
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.
Phone: 906-293-5777
May 23 - 25, 2015

Native American Festival

Festivals
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace

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.

Contact Information: Shirley Sorrels
Phone: 906-643-9161
May 24, 2015

Opening Day - Smallmouth Bass Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
May 24, 2015

Beautification Committee's Flag and Geranium Sale

Shows & Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Islands Inn Motel, Cedarville
May 25, 2015

Run For Joe 5K

Annual Events
Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 25, 2015

Lake Superior Trail Run

Outdoor
Location: Lake Superior Trailhead, Silver City
Phone: 906-285-4711
May 25, 2015

8th Annual Memorial Day Run/Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Lion's Club Pavilion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 25, 2015

Fort Mackinac Memorial Day Observance

Annual Events
08:30 AM
Location: Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
May 25, 2015

Rapid River Memorial Day Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Rapid River
May 27, 2015

The Future of Bats: Our Michigan Bats and White-Nose Syndrome

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: MooseWood Nature Center, Marquette
Suggested donation of $5/person or $10/family up to four The presentation will begin with an introduction regarding the Forestry Assistance Program by Conservation District Forester, Matt Watkeys. Wildlife Biologist, Bill Scullon of the Michigan DNR will discuss the importance of our bats, their conservation and their plight with White-Nose Syndrome. Hosted in partnership by MooseWood Nature Center, Marquette County Conservation District and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. MooseWood Nature Center is a non-profit organization located in the old Shiras Pool building on Presque Isle, Marquette.
Contact Information: Tiffany Rantanen
Phone: 906-360-6282
May 28, 2015

Twilight Tours at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
09:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Phone: 906-586-9851 ext 10
May 28, 2015

Fourth Thursday in History: Lost Hancock

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Scott Building, Hancock
The presentation consists of pre-1940 images of Hancock focusing on structures that no longer stand today. Join John Haeussler for an illustrated history of this historic town. John is the author of Hancock (Arcadia Publishing, 2014), released in Arcadia's Images of America series.
Phone: 906-337-3168
May 28 - 30, 2015

Calumet Players presents: "Anne of Green Gables" at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
May 29, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
May 29, 2015

2015 Sault Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Wild Bluff Golf Course, Brimley
Phone: 906-632-3301
May 29 - 30, 2015

30th Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Rib Fest Barbque ribs contest and car parade on Friday for car show participants. Also dance and dinner for car show entrants. Gates to car show open a 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th for the 30th Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run. Cars, vendors, music, contests for kids, and awards at 4:00. Dance for public at 7:00 until 11:00. Raffle prizes awarded at 10:00 p.m. and someone will win a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible. Check out the website at krusinklassics.net for full details and to buy raffle tickets online! 50's attire is encouraged.
Contact Information: Terri Belongie
Phone: 906-786-3638
May 30, 2015

Fumee Lake Spring Wildflower Walk

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Fumee Lake Natural Area, Quinnesec
The Fumee Lake Commission invites the public to participate in their annual guided Wildflower walk at the Fumee Lake Natural Area. Trilliums, Wild Ginger and Orchids are some of the flowers that may be seen. This is an easy walk at a slow pace on easy terrain. Walking distance is just over 1 mile and will last 2-3hrs. Meet at the East parking lot off the Upper Pine Creek Rd (off US2 between Quinnesec and Norway). Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. A flower guide is suggested. Photographers are encouraged to bring their cameras. There is no charge to participate and a County park sticker in not required.
Phone: 906-774-5868
May 30, 2015

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 11am-4pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-9159
May 30, 2015

Trout Creek Country Fair

Festivals
Location: Town Square, Trout Creek
This fair is an opportunity to buy, sell or barter animals, produce and more.
May 30, 2015

Keweenaw Roller Girls v. Mad Rollin Dolls Team Unicorn

Shows & Events
06:00 PM
Location: Houghton County Arena, Hancock
May 30, 2015

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
May 30 - 31, 2015

9th Annual Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Lake Gogebic
1st Place Prize - $1,000.00 with prizes thru 10th place. Entry fee $40.00. Register day of tournament at most businesses on Lake Gogebic or call 1-888-464-3242 and leave message.
Contact Information: LGACC
Phone: 906-827-3842