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.

 

Jul 11 - Sep 30, 2014

Renee Michaud at Erickson Center

Arts &Theater
09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Erickson Center, Curtis
Until the month of September, Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) will be displaying work from featured artist, Renee Michaud, who was selected through the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center. After earning her degree in art education from Michigan State University in 1976, Michaud became a mixed media collage artist from the Upper Peninsula. Each of Michaud’s collages invites the viewer to come close and explore the images and stories represented.
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
Aug 8 - Oct 24, 2014

The Outliers: Regarding the Space(s) Between Genders at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Aug 20 - Oct 1, 2014

Joe Stevens Exhibit

Arts &Theater
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Aug 27 - Oct 10, 2014

Charles Munch Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Sep 1 - 6, 2014

UP Craft Beer Week

Annual Events
Location: UP Wide
Sep 3, 2014

Bryce Vine at Besse Theater

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Sep 4, 2014

Ottawa Visitor Center presents: Weather

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ottawa Visitors Center, Watersmeet
Significant weather events do occur in the U.P. Join Matt Zika from NOAA as he explains how to increase your weather readiness.
Phone: 906-358-4724
Sep 4, 2014

Concert - Wolfgang

Music
07:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Bandshell
Phone: 906-524-7991
Sep 4, 2014

Trendsetter Tour presents Bryce Vine

Music
08:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: University Center, NMU, Marquette
Bryce Vine will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in the Explorer Rooms of the University Center. This concert is free with an NMU ID and $2 for the general public. Bryce's sound is a blend of singable radio friendly pop and laid back, in-the-cut hip-hop. He's been described as an innovative urban artist with pop melodies to keep you dancing. Learn more about him at http://brycevinemusic.com/ and like his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/brycevine This concert is sponsored by Northern Arts and Entertainment.
Contact Information: Chris Salgot
Phone: 2489791035
Sep 4 - 6, 2014

109th Annual Chippewa County Stalwart Agricultural Fair

Annual Events
Location: Stalwart Fairgrounds, Stalwart

Since 1907, features fun for the entire family, including livestock competitions and exhibits, a wide variety of food and attractions. Come out and enjoy the rich agricultural history of the area.

Phone: 906-632-4203
Sep 5, 2014

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Flat Rock
Sep 5, 2014

VoicePlay at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Sep 5, 2014

MTU Student Entertainment presents: "Voiceplay"

Music
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Sep 5 - 6, 2014

St. Ignace Tractor/Snowmobile Show

Shows & Events
Location: St Ignace
Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show will be held Sept 5 & 6, 2014 in conjunction with the Owosso Antique Tractor Parade & Show, St. Ignace, MI. Location: Little Bear Arena East, Downtown St. Ignace. Times: Friday, Sept 5 – 10:00 am till 5:00pm Saturday, Sept 6 – 10:00 am till 3:00pm. Award presentations will be at 3:00. Cost: Free Admission and Free to display snowmobiles. 900+ tractors were at this show last year, so we are asking for the snowmobiles to come to the Little Bear Arena on Thursday between 3:00 and 8:00 to avoid the congestion in town on Friday morning. You will be entered in special drawings for Thursday evening. Snowmobiles will be inside the Arena and the tractors will be outside. This is a fun event and all snowmobiles are welcome! Registration forms available at the Top of the Lake Museum. Please call or email for a form.
Contact Information: Charlie Vallier
Phone: 906-477-6298
Sep 5 - 6, 2014

Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade & Show

Shows & Events
Location: Downtown St Ignace
Antique Tractor Parade on Mackinac Bridge beginning at 9:00 a.m. - tractors will stage in Mackinaw City and cross the bridge to St. Ignace. Hundreds of tractors will make this crossing!!! Tractors on display at Little Bear Arena and select locations in downtown St. Ignace. Tractors must be a minimum of 40 years old. Club Membership required The parade of antique tractors over the Mackinac Bridge is a sight you won't want to miss! In 2013 we had over1,000 antique tractors make the crossing of the Mackinac Bridge from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace, Michigan. Tractor parade begins in Mackinaw City, parades across the bridge, through downtown St. Ignace, and ends at Reagon Street. Tractors will then be staged at Little Bear Arena and in select locations in downtown St. Ignace Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.
Contact Information: Bob Baumgras
Phone: 888-530-4554
Sep 5 - 7, 2014

37th Annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Lake Gogebic

Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament on beautiful Lake Gogebic in the Western U.P. Tournament ends with free fish fry for contestants at Gogebic Lodge at 2pm on Sunday.
1st place prize $1000, 2nd-$500, 3rd-$200 w/prizes thru 10th place. Prizes for largest Northern, Smallmouth & Perch also.
Entry fee: $50. Send entry w/name, address,phone# to LGACC, P.O. Box 114, Bergland, MI 49910. Details on www.lakegogebicarea.com or will be sent when entry fee is sent.

Contact Information: Mary Lou Driesenga
Phone: 1-888-464-3242
Sep 6, 2014

5th Annual UPIR (Yooper) Fall Classic

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

This event will showcase more than 150 beers from microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the UP and lower peninsula, offering enthusiasts a taste test of the states finest brewed beers.

Contact Information: Mona Lang
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 6, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 6, 2014

44th Annual Mackinac Island September 8-Mile Run/Walk

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Sep 6, 2014

OVSC Annual Turkey Shoot

Annual Events
Location: Sucker Creek Range, Paulding
Sep 6, 2014

Michigan Nature Association - Hike: Saturdays at Echo Lake

Outdoor
Location: Echo Lake, near Marquette
Join MNA and The Nature Conservancy on a series of Saturday morning hikes to Echo Lake and the surrounding rocky outcrops that provide stunning views of Lake Superior and the inland landscape.
Sep 6, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 6, 2014

Keweenaw Open Disc Golf Tournament

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Torch Lake Disc Golf Course, Lake Linden
Open Division: 36 holes(2 rounds) Intermediate Division: 18 holes $25/$15 Entry Fee CTP prizes, Ace Pool and more. Pizza supplied by Loading Zone II Sponsored by Rhythm, Bike, and Board Shop. Also Keweenaw Disc Golf. Camping on site!
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual Dickinson County Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
11:15 AM
Location: City Park, Iron Mountain
Contact Information: Carole Waitrovich & Tina Tappy
Phone: 906-396-7819
Sep 6, 2014

Quincy Smelter Tour

Shows & Events
11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Hancock
$5/person, children under 10 free, AAA discount. The Quincy Smelter Association hosts tours monthly so visitors such as yourself can see the only intact copper smelter from the American Industrial Revolution around the turn of the 20th Century. See much of the original machinery used to turn ore into copper ingots. Not only can you see the original equipment from the smelter's construction in 1898. But our guides will point out the major changes in the Great Expansion of 1920. We look forward to showing this and much more.



Since much of the tour is spent in the buildings, this is a great event even on rainy days. Directions: Turn right after crossing the bridge on to M-26, go 1/4 mile to the sign on the right. The smelter is a former industrial site. We recommend wearing closed shoes for your safety.
Contact Information: HORST SCHMIDT
Phone: 906-369-3797
Sep 6, 2014

Strutt Your Mutt

Annual Events
Location: Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Sep 6, 2014

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
Sep 6, 2014

7th Annual Honoring the Waters Newberry Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Newberry Tribal Center, Newberry
Phone: 906-293-8181
Sep 6, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 9am-3pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-5681
Sep 6, 2014

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Sep 6 - 7, 2014

St Mary's Small Jaw Slam Bass Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Aune-Osborn Park, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-647-2858
Sep 6 - 7, 2014

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014

Pellegrini Corn Maze/Haunted Corn Maze

Outdoor
Location: Pellegrini Farm, Vulcan

Corn Maze hours starting Sept 6th thur Halloween
Fridays - 4-9PM flashlight mazes begin at dark
Saturdays - 12-9PM last one in at 8:15PM
Sundays - 12-6PM
4 & Under Free
5-13 $5
14 & UP $7
Haunted Maze after dark Oct 19th, 26th & Halloween

Phone: 906-396-5728
Sep 9, 2014

United Way Soup'r Chili Challenge

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3736
Sep 9, 2014

L'Anse 3 Man Senior Scramble Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: L'Anse Golf Course, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-6600
Sep 10, 2014

Black Bear Season

Annual Events

Black Bear Season Opens

Sep 11, 2014

Concert - All Strings Considered

Music
07:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Bandshell
Phone: 906-524-7991
Sep 11 - 13, 2014

Calumet Players presents: "Diary of Anne Frank"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Sep 12, 2014

Baraga State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Trick-or-Treat! Activities include Face Painting, Kids Craft Activities and Games, Campsite Decorating, Trick-or-treating, Bobbing for Apples, Costume Contests, prizes and more.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Sep 12, 2014

An Evening with Arun Gandhi at Rozsa Center

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Sep 12 - 13, 2014

Wells State Park - 2nd Annual Yooper Days

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Are you a "Yooper"? Attend the annual Yooper Days at Wells State Park and you'll start to feel like one! Some activities include: scavenger hunt, chili cook-off, wagon rides, photo booth, bonfire and the crowning of the Yooper King and Queen (based on most "yooper-like" appearance)! What a way to spend the final days of summer. Schedule your camping trip today!
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 12 - 13, 2014

20th Annual XTERRA Marquette Off-Road Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Tourist Park, Marquette
Phone: 906-362-8979
Sep 12 - 14, 2014

19th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show

Annual Events
Location: Downtown St Ignace
See these awesome semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/artwork and neon light displays.This event is being held in conjunction with the On The Waterfront Car/Toy/Truck Show.
Contact Information: Ed Reavie
Phone: 906-643-8087
Sep 13, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 13, 2014

TV6 Harvest Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Ice Arena, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-387-5411
Sep 13, 2014

Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Paradise

"The Great Race from the Lower Falls to Lake Superior" Start the morning with this 17 1/2 mile, two-person professional canoe race as the paddlers brave the waters of the Tahquamenon River from the Lower Tahquamenon Falls to Lake Superior. A shorter (6 1/2 mile) one-person race begins at 3:30 at the mouth of the Tahquamenon River. A fun run for amateur paddlers is also offered. MCRA members conclude the event with a banquet and awards program.

Contact Information: Cecilia Woolever
Phone: 906-492-3219
Sep 13, 2014

Naubinway Fall Festival

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Naubinway Pavilion, Naubinway
Arts, crafts, baked goods, 50/50, Tribal Elder's Whitefish Sandwiches, Big Mack Pack Food Booth.
Phone: 906-477-6549
Sep 13, 2014

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
Sep 13, 2014

Great Lakes Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Great Lakes Recovery Centers will be holding their 7th Annual Great Lakes Race on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Great Lakes Race takes place at the Lakeshore Parking Lot on the corner of Lakeshore Blvd and Spring Street in Marquette. Participants can choose between a 5K walk or a 10K run with registration starting at 8AM and the race starting at 9AM. Entry fees are as follows: Youth (0-12) $5, Teen (13-17) $10, Adult (18+) $20, UPRRC members receive a $2 discount. Registration gets you a t-shirt, light refreshments, and a chance to win door prizes. Proceeds benefit the GLRC Foundation that supports treatment and prevention services for substance abuse and mental health disorders in the UP. Contact Andy Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.com to register early.
Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 2014

Multi-Cultural Festival

Annual Events
Location: Houghton & Hancock
Sep 13, 2014

Munising Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Munising City Park, Munising
Phone: 906-387-5475
Sep 13, 2014

Step Afrika! at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rosza Center, Houghton
Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States. The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. We promote an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. We accomplish this mission through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide.
Sep 13, 2014

Music & Stories from the Logging Era

Music
07:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Erickson Center, Curtis
At 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, Brian Miller and Randy Gosa will showcase their traditional talents at the Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA). The duo will perform Irish-influenced music of men who roamed the Great Lakes region in the 1800s.



Miller and Gosa have performed this traditional Irish music with top musicians throughout the US and Ireland. Together they mix a passion of Northwood’s history and folklore with their love of arranging forgotten songs. The duo brings life to this rich but under-explored music.



Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door on September 13. To learn more about the duo and their performance feel free to visit their website at www.evergreentrad.com or call the ECA office at 906-586-9974.
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
Sep 13, 2014

7th Annual Great Lakes Run for Recovery

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 012:00 PM
Location: Marquette

Great Lakes Recovery Centers invites you to join us for the 7th Annual “Great Lakes Race” 10k Run and 5k Walk that focuses on supporting recovery treatment services for addiction and behavioral health concerns. The run/walk will take place on Saturday September 14, 2013. The start and finish is located in the Lakeshore Parking Lot Lakeshore BLVD & Spring Street in downtown Marquette. This event is open to the public with registration beginning at 8:00 am and the race starts at 9:00 am. Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for teens (13-17) and $5.00 for youth (0-12). All proceeds go toward our continued effort to provide vital addiction and behavioral health treatments services to members of our community.

Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 2014

25th Annual Parade of Nations

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
"Around the World in 25 Years-Silver Jubilee"
Sep 13, 2014

Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sports Fisherman Walleye Tournament

Outdoor
06:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
Sep 13, 2014

Indian Lake Three-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 13, 2014

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Sep 13, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 9am-3pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-5681
Sep 13, 2014

Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon & Minithon

Recreation
09:00 AM
Location: Iron Mountain

The Iron Mountain Road & Trail offers a diverse 13.1 mile course with scenic diversity as it travels through historic downtown Iron Mountain, over the Chapin Mine Pit, alongside beautiful Lake Antoine, dipping into the picturesque Fumee Lake Natural area, back out and around the rest of Lake Antoine and back to downtown Iron Mountain. We also offer a 2-mile Minithon. Beautiful medals, awesome shirts, great swag bags, affordable registration fees...this is one race you do not want to miss!

Contact Information: Lisa Villringer
Phone: 906-774-2200
Sep 13, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 13, 2014

Off The Vine 5k Run/Walk

Annual Events
06:30 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Bark River
5k run/walk combines trails and road. The last mile of the race is through the Northern Sun Vineyard right before harvest. All participants will receive a t-shirt, finish line food and beverages, and awards based on placement. Participants over the age of 21 will be treated to samples of Northern Sun Wines. Socializing after the event is encouraged
Contact Information: Gina Zanon
Phone: 906-789-1296
Sep 13, 2014

Top of the Lake Snowmobile & ATV Swap Meet

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway
Phone: 906-477-6192
Sep 13 - 14, 2014

23rd Annual On The Waterfront - Car/Toy/Truck Show & Swap Meet

Shows & Events
Location: Downtown St Ignace
This final auto-lover's weekend offers something for all interests: all-category car show, collectible toys and swap meet. This show is held in conjunction with the 19th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show.
Contact Information: Ed Reavie
Phone: 906-643-8087
Sep 15, 2014

Ruffled Grouse & Small Game Season Opener

Annual Events
Sep 15, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Victorianism in Upper Michigan

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Members only gallery talk 6:30 p.m., September 25th at MRHC. Members have the opportunity to ask questions of the curator and take a special tour of the new exhibit at this event! See how the Queen’s long and powerful reign influenced social life in the UP in the mid to late 1800s. The growth of technology and the middle class changed the role of women in the home, bringing new domestic arts and a development of women’s hand crafts. Sentimental and ornate homes and clothing were the style, as was a strong mourning culture. See local hair wreaths made in honor of passing pets and family members and more!
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Sep 18, 2014

Hockey on Third Parade

Annual Events
05:30 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 18, 2014

Travis Tritt at the Kewadin

Shows & Events
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Sep 18 - 19, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: "Willpower" the Will Adams Story

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
An original play produced by the MRHC, written by Tyler Tichelaar. There are some stories that deserve to be told. As a young boy Will Adams' soft tissues were becoming harder, turning him into a living statue. Others faced with such a dark future might have felt sorry for themselves, turning inward. Not so for Will, his disease brought about an amazing creative burst of energy. His story is as inspiring today as it was 100 years ago. With a stellar cast and direction, this will be a “do not miss” event! Tickets in advance are $8.00 Children, $15.00 Adult, $10.00 Student’s add an additional $5.00 at the door. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info on this event.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Sep 18 - 21, 2014

Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship

Outdoor
Location: Bay de Noc, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-7862
Sep 19, 2014

Club Indigo: "The Color of Paradise" at Calumet Theatre

Shows & Events
06:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Dinner and a movie
Phone: 906-337-2610
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

UP Equifest 2014

Shows & Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

ABBA the Concert at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

Bewabic State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Join us on 9/19 in the dayuse pavilion from 7pm-8pm for pumpkin carving and decorating. Bring your pumpkin and use provided supplies to carve or decorate it. On 9/20 the festivities continue with exciting carnival games with prizes at 1:30pm in the pavilion. Dress up for a chance to win prizes at the costume contest with trick-or-treating through the campground immediately after. Campsite decorating contest. Be creative and you may win fabulous prizes. Spooky campfire with refreshments at camp host site 128. Get your campsite reserved they fill up fast. Non-campers are welcome to participate in all activities.
Contact Information: Jeff Gaertner
Phone: (906)875-3324
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

Munising Bay Classic Car Show/Cruise

Shows & Events
Location: Munising

There will be a 1 1/2 hr Fall color cruise / poker run starting at 4pm sponsored by Kewadin Casino of Christmas , Mi Sept 20th and the following day Sept 21st a car show at Munisings Bay Shore Park From 10am - 2pm with awards afterwards.

Contact Information: gary bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 19 - 21, 2014

US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Weekend & National Ski Jumpers Reunion

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-6323
Sep 20, 2014

Chance Quartete-Jon Muir at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Chance Ed Willet – Co- Founder Cheryl Leah – Co-Founder “Chance” invites you to take a walk in the woods with the words of John Muir. A musical landscape surrounds you, excites you to follow around the next bend, and delivers you to a deep appreciation for one of our country’s most influential naturalists.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Sep 20, 2014

Run for the Hills 5K Escanaba

Annual Events
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Phone: 906-428-2000
Sep 20, 2014

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
Sep 20, 2014

Mosquito Dash

Recreation
09:00 AM
Location: Moran
The EUP Great Start Collaborative and United Way of the EUP are very excited to announce the 1st Mosquito Dash Challenge! The Mosquito Dash is a physical run where participants encounter obstacles ranging from tire hills to mud pits. The initiative supports programming in Mackinac County provided by United Way of the EUP as well as the Becky Davis Early Learning Scholarship provided by the EUP Great Start Collaborative. The scholarship provides an early education opportunity for children that would otherwise go without. To view flyer or to register visit: http://eupkids.com/cms/lib/MI07001833/Centricity/Domain/1/Mosquito%20Dash%20Flyer.pdf To become a sponsor visit: http://eupkids.com/cms/lib/MI07001833/Centricity/Domain/1/Mosquito%20Dash%20Sponsor%20Flyer.pdf
Contact Information: Heather Bird
Phone: (906) 440-2410
Sep 20, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 20, 2014

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Sep 20, 2014

Big Bay Pony Club

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-228-3232
Sep 20, 2014

MTU Student Entertainment presents: "The Skivvies"

Music
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Sep 20, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 20, 2014

Out of the Darkness - Marquette County Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Ishpeming
Support the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on September 20th in Ishpeming, MI. Proceeds will benefit local suicide prevention efforts and national advocacy and awareness programs. The walk will be held at Al Quaal Recreational Area pavilion. Activities start at 9am, walk begins at 10am. The event includes T-shirts, a memory table, balloon release, and light refreshments. To preregister and form or join a team please visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/marquette or contact Andrew Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.org or 228-9699 xt. 1010.



Stick around after the walk for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, pot-luck lunch and solidarity stroll at the Al Quaal Lodge at the end of the road just east of the Pavilion. Call 360-7107 for details!
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 20, 2014

12th Annual Copper Harbor Chili Cook-Off

Annual Events
Location: Grant Township Park, Copper Harbor
Sep 20, 2014

Hip Pocket at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Sep 20, 2014

Au Sable Day 2014

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Au Sable Lighthouse, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore announces Au Sable Day, Saturday, September 20, 11 am - 4 pm. The day includes free disabled accessible bus shuttle service to the lighthouse from the lower Hurricane River Campground, tours of the light station and fog signal building, and refreshments.
Visitors riding the free ALTRAN shuttle bus should board at the Hurricane River bridge or lower campground parking lots. Hurricane River Campground is 12 miles west of Grand Marais, MI on Alger County H-58.
The Au Sable Light Station was constructed in 1874, and has shone its light to guide mariners for over 138 years.
Au Sable Day also celebrates Public Lands Day, an annual appreciation of federal lands open to all for a variety of recreation, renewal, and education. Join us for a beautiful fall color day looking out over Lake Superior!

Contact Information: Gregg Bruff
Phone: 906-387-3700
Sep 20, 2014

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City

The event is sponsored by Great Lakes Endurance and Patagonia Footwear. In addition to the trail marathon, the day includes a half-marathon, a 5K and a kids’ 2K race.

Phone: 717-715-0360
Sep 20, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 9am-3pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-5681
Sep 20, 2014

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-1032
Sep 20 - 21, 2014

St Mary's Walleye Cup

Outdoor
Location: Sault Ste Marie
Sep 20 - 21, 2014

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Fall Color Chair Lift Rides

Outdoor
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5275
Sep 20 - 27, 2014

Michigan Trails Week

Annual Events
Location: Michigan

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week by getting outside and getting on a trail. Held Sept. 20-27 in the outdoor playground called Michigan, the week pays tribute to the state’s 12,000 miles of trails by offering a variety of events – statewide – featuring activities from hiking to biking to kayaking and more.

Sep 20, 2014 - 2015

Fort Wilkins Historic Stat Park - 8th Annual Geocaching Event and 1st Annual Spoo-tacular Fall Event

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor, Mi. 49918
Spend the day Geocaching at our fort and nearby scenic areas, we are registered on geocaching.com; Hot Dog Roast and Potluck, Site Decorating Contest, Trick or Treating and Coloring Contest for the children, Marshmellow Roast and Contest Winners announced in evening; Check out the spooked up Fort at night.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer
Phone: 906-289-4215
Sep 21, 2014

Delta County Century Ride

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone High School, Gladstone
Family bike ride that includes routes for all endurance levels; 13km, 40km, 78km, and 100km. Ride includes expert SAG service and great rest stops where the only thing better than the view is the food! Put a team together to build camaraderie.
Phone: 906-786-2192
Sep 21 - 26, 2014

16th Annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival

Arts &Theater
Location: Hancock
The 16th annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival will be presented by Finlandia University from September 21 to September 26, 2014, in Chicago, Hancock, and Calumet. This year's festival musicians will feature classical pianist, Kristina Annamukhamedova, whose repertoire will feature the works of Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Sibelius, and a female a cappella vocal group, Ensemble Norma, whose music straddles folk, pop and jazz.



For additional details and ticket information, call 906-487-7250 or visit www.finlandia.edu/sibelius.
Contact Information: Leslie Dukes
Phone: 906-487-7250
Sep 24, 2014

Comedian Pete Lee at Besse Theater

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
Sep 25, 2014

7th Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour

Annual Events
Location: Adventure Mine, Greenland
Sep 25, 2014

Comedian Pete Lee at Bay West

Shows & Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Sep 25 - 28, 2014

36th Annual Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Annual Events
Location: Bessemer
Phone: 906-663-0237
Sep 26, 2014

"Whats New?" Cabaret at Bonifas Arts Center

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

37th Annual Log Jamboree

Annual Events
Location: Ewen

Come and enjoy the Scheer's Lumberjack Show in Ewen, MI.

Contact Information: Raemie
Phone: 906-988-2424
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

NMU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Marquette

Join NMU and the Marquette community on Third Street for the parade and cheer on the NMU football team as they play Saturday in the Superior Dome. Check out www.nmu.edu/alumni for a list of events for you and your family.

Contact Information: Robyn Stille
Phone: 906-227-2627
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

Wells State Park - Spooktacular

Shows & Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Want to have a "spooktacular" weekend? Wells State Park is hosting their annual Halloween celebration. A schedule of activities has been planned and the activities range from a spooktacular trail to pumpkin painting to horse drawn carriage rides. All ages welcome. Campers only, please.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 26 - 28, 2014

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Website: mtu.edu
Sep 27, 2014

41st Annual Copper Country Color Tour

Recreation
Location: Houghton

The Copper Country Cycling Club is proud to announce the 41st annual Copper Country Color Tour, to take place on September 28th in Houghton, MI. Join us for a 50k, 100k, or 200k ride around the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula in peak color season! Since the tour is officially “over the hill” now, we will be making this tour one to remember!


Sep 27, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 27, 2014

Xterra Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette

Challenging terrain and scenic vistas, Top of the World and Bareback Mountain offer premiere trail running courses for the Half-Marathon, 5k and 1k kids' race. Kids race for free.

Sep 27, 2014

Michigan Fiddlers Jamboree

Annual Events
01:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: American Legion Hall, Newberry

All acoustic (non electrical) instruments. Everyone welcome to play or just enjoy listening! 1:00pm-5:00pm all are welcome to come and perform 3 pieces; 6:00-9:30pm - Square dance with musicians from the afternoon performing again for the dancers. A Concession is provided by the Tahquamenon Logging Museum. Donation at the door.

Contact Information: Rose Anderson
Phone: 906-293-5777
Sep 27, 2014

Hike Between da Falls

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Bring your hiking boots and enjoy the most popular trail in the park, the 5-mile River Trail. A free shuttle will transport participants from the Lower Falls to the trailhead at the Upper Falls. The local North Country Trail chapter will be on-hand to answer questions and provide nature activities. The River Trail is rated difficult and includes stairways, exposed roots and steep inclines. For more information call 906-492-3415.

Contact Information:
Phone: 906-492-3415
Sep 27, 2014

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Apple Festival & Flea Market

Annual Events
Location: Beechwood Hall, Iron River
Phone: 906-265-3208
Sep 27, 2014

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
Sep 27, 2014

Mighty Mac Bridge Race

Recreation
07:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: St. Ignace
The Boston Beer Company Mighty Mac Bridge Race is a certified 11 kilometer course that begins in Mackinaw City, crosses the Mackinac Bridge, winds through Straits State Park on a hard-packed trail, and finishes on paved streets in downtown St. Ignace, ending at the Star Line Railroad Dock parking lot. The race begins at 7 AM.
The $40 entry fee includes Samuel Adams party and SWAG noon until 6 PM Participant medals and division trophies awarded at the party "Time to the Top" photo on bridge Free busing and local shuttle Long Sleeve Running Shirt Kewadin Casino package Chipped bib timing
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Sep 27, 2014

4th Annual Sault International Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Norris Center, LSSU, Sault Ste. Marie
Join this full marathon, half marathon, or 10k event where runners sprint over the International Bridge and run past a variety of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s most historic sites. It’s a full course through our beautiful community.
Contact Information: Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-632-3301
Sep 27, 2014

8th Annual Curtis Oktoberfest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Curtis
Phone: 906-586-3700
Sep 27, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 9am-3pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-5681
Sep 27, 2014

12th Annual Oktoberfest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Sault Ste Marie
Highlights include beer barrel relay races, a tug-o-war competition, and of course beer, bratwursts and other specialty foods and beverages. Restaurants and pubs including Moloney’s Alley, Soo Brewing Company, The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, the Satisfied Frog, Subway, Frank’s Place, and Zorba’s will be selling specialty food and beverages throughout the day, and providing outdoor seating. Oktoberfest will also include a farm and craft market, polka dance classes at the polka stage, and live music late into the night at the Soo Brewing Co., and Moloney’s Alley. All Day: Beer, Brats, Sauerkraut & More! Family Fun & Games Farm & Craft Market Live Polka Music & Dance Classes Crime Stoppers Fire Truck Pull Cultural Diversity Celebration at Market Square Beer Barrel Tossing Competition Tug-O-War Live Music
Contact Information: Justin Knepper DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Cedarville Jersey Mud Run

Annual Events
01:00 PM
Location: Taylor's Pit, Cedarville

5k obstacle course. 5k and 1/4 mile kids Fun Run.

Phone: 906-630-4683
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Grand Slam Fall Classic

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Sports Park, Gladstone

5K walk/run, 10K

Sep 27, 2014

Seney NWR presents: "Youth in the Outdoors"

Outdoor
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
This event is a spinoff from our annual "Scout Activity Day." The day is designed to get youth out into the refuge to explore and learn. Participants may choose from a variety of sessions. The event is open to kids ages 7-17. Pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required. Some activities may have an additional charge.
Sep 27, 2014

Old-Time Dance

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Inwood Twp Hall, Cooks
DANCE! Come out for a fun evening of called dances. The music is lively and the people friendly (good exercise, too!). New dancers welcome. You don’t need to know how to dance and don’t need to bring a partner. Caller Sue Robishaw. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring comfortable shoes. Dress is casual. Cost $7 plus Potluck Snack. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org or call 906-644-2598.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Sep 27, 2014

Harvest on Hughitt/Oktoberfest

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain

Harvest on Hughitt is downtown Iron Mountain's Fall festival.

Phone: (906) 774-8530
Sep 27, 2014

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ - Marquette County

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Marquette YMCA, Marquette

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.

Contact Information: Ruth
Phone: 906-228-3910
Sep 27 - 28, 2014

6th Annual Midwest Sled Dog Symposium

Annual Events
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
Phone: 906-748-0513
Sep 27 - 28, 2014

3rd Annual Float Plane "Splash In"

Outdoor
Location: Lake Fanny Hooe, Copper Harbor