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.

 

Sep 17 - Dec 29, 2016

Marquette Regional History Center presents The Special Exhibit: Marquette County Collects

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Private collectors around the region acquire strange and wonderful items.  These fascinating works give us insight into our culture.  Collections include: early flashlights, World’s Fair memorabilia, Wigwam food containers by Carpenter Cook of Memominee, early Marquette County soda bottles, vintage flower brooches, autographs from the cast of Anatomy of a Murder and Paint by Number paintings. Come see what these collectors love about these items. Exhibit open during regular Museum hours.
Contact Information: Jo Wittler
Phone: 906-226-3571
Nov 22 - Dec 29, 2016

Winter LSAA Exhibit: Susan Roubal

Shows & Events
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its Winter LSAA Gallery exhibition by local artist, Susan Roubal. The LSAA exhibit will run from November 22 – December 29 with an artist reception held on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 PM. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Dec 1 - 29, 2016

December Smallworks Exhibits: Carl Mayer

Arts &Theater
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its December SmallWorks Gallery exhibition by watercolor artist, Carl Mayer. The exhibit will run from December 1-29 with an opening reception held on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 PM. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Dec 7 - 10, 2016

Players de Noc presents: "Guys on Ice" The New Ice Fishing Musical

Arts &Theater
08:00 PM
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-7468
Dec 9 - 11, 2016

Christmas on Ice at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: The Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Dec 10, 2016

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 10, 2016

Ted Vigil as John Denver at the Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Dec 10, 2016

Downtown Marquette Late Fall Farmers Market

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is held every Saturday! Come down to continue the fun from the summer in a festive atmosphere. Our wide range of vendors are all extremely personable and very welcoming. You'll be surprised with how many unique items are sold and the various gifts that you can find for people of all ages. You will also find several different types of fresh vegetables that you're bound to love. Hope to see you there!
Phone: 906-362-3276
Dec 10, 2016

Messiah at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Come celebrate Christmas at the Rozsa! The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Concert Choir combine for a performance of George Frederick Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah.
Dec 11, 2016

Upper Peninsula Youth Orchestra at Reynolds Recital Hall

Music
03:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Dec 11, 2016

TubaChristmas

Outdoor
01:30 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Phone: 906-226-0134
Dec 15 - 17, 2016

"Scrooge!" at Forest Roberts Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
A return of a tradition rings in the holiday season! The Dickens classic is brought to life once again by NMU students and faculty along with locals from the Marquette community. A musical retelling of “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge! shows us the journey of a bitter old miser's discovery of the true meaning of Christmas, courtesy of good folks and strange ghosts. Join the FRT in celebrating one of our traditional shows! Thursday, December 15th at 7:30pm Friday, December 16th at 7:30pm Saturday, December 17th at 1:00pm Saturday, December 17th at 7:30pm
Contact Information: FRT Box Office
Phone: 906-227-2553
Dec 17, 2016

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Dec 17, 2016

Snowshoe Making Workshop

Recreation
09:30 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park- Upper Falls Brew Pub
Join us at the Upper Falls-Brew Pub for this 8-hour workshop that will take you step-by-step through the process of weaving your own traditional wood framed snowshoes. Each kit includes one pair of wood frames, tubular nylon lacing, boot bindings and personalized instruction, for just $180.00 you can have a lifetime of snowshoeing fun. This workshop is not recommended for children under the age of 15. Participants may either weave both snowshoes themselves, or bring a friend and weave a pair together. Reserve your spot today by calling 906-492-3415 or email: nealt1@michigan.gov
Contact Information: Theresa Neal
Phone: 906-492-3415
Dec 17, 2016

Snowmobile the Mighty Mac

Outdoor
10:00 AM
Antique snowmobiles cross the Mackinac Bridge
Phone: 800-338-6660
Dec 17, 2016

Downtown Marquette Late Fall Farmers Market

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is held every Saturday! Come down to continue the fun from the summer in a festive atmosphere. Our wide range of vendors are all extremely personable and very welcoming. You'll be surprised with how many unique items are sold and the various gifts that you can find for people of all ages. You will also find several different types of fresh vegetables that you're bound to love. Hope to see you there!
Phone: (906) 362-3276
Dec 17, 2016

Marquette Symphony Orchestra at Reynolds Recital Hall

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-1032
Dec 18, 2016

Rock Lions December Breakfast Buffet

Shows & Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
The Rock Lions monthly THIRD-SUNDAY, ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, December 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes eggs prepared to order and omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, hash brown potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruits, lots of dessert items, and coffee, tea, milk and juice. Adults $8, ages 6 – 12, $5, ages 5 and under eat free. The monthly breakfast is held at the Rock Lions Clubhouse. The facility is available for rent by calling Jerry at 356-6475. The Rock Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Dec 26, 2016

Holiday Luminary Ski

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto Trails, Hancock
A candle lit skiing evening on the Maasto Hiihto trails, 6pm-8pm starting at the Four Seasons Chalet trailhead, fun bonfire, hot drinks and snacks!
Dec 31, 2016

New Year's Eve on Mackinac Island

Annual Events
04:00 PM
Location: Mackinac Island
Ring in the New Year on Mackinac Island with countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. With cars banned, walk or snowshoe though a peaceful downtown Mackinac Island to one of the six accommodations, a restaurant and America’s Family Owned Oldest Grocery Store, Doud’s Market. Several shops also open their doors for guests.
Dec 31, 2016

2016 Sobriety Powwow

Annual Events
Location: LSSU Norris Student Activity Center, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 906-635-6050
Dec 31, 2016

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Annual Events
11:45 PM
Location: Downtown Marquette
Every New Year’s Eve the intersection of Washington St and Front St in Downtown Marquette becomes the location where locals and visitors to the area come together in a large crowd to welcome in the New Year. On the 12th strike an illuminated ball is lowered from the historic Savings Bank Building. This year will mark the 27th anniversary of the Downtown Marquette New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!
Phone: (906) 228-9475