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 1 - 31, 2016

10th Annual Keweenaw International Bird Migratory Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Phone: 906-289-4588
May 3 - 27, 2016

Joy Bender Hadley and 40th Annual LSAA Members' Show

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its May exhibition: The 40th Annual LSAA Members’ Show. This juried exhibit is a celebration of the creative talents found in the Lake Superior Art Association’s membership and will feature pieces from a variety of media.

The SmallWorks Gallery features an exhibit by Joy Bender Hadley. Joy has become a celebrated teacher in the area, receiving the City of Marquette’s Outstanding Art Educator Award in 2015. Her exhibit in May will feature work that varies in media, composition and style, but holistically represents an aura of gratitude.

The exhibits will be running from May 3 to 27 and there will be an artist reception in conjunction with the 20th Annual Art Awards held on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with a “black and white” suggested dress code to match the atmosphere of the Annual Art Awards.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
May 15 - Jun 4, 2016

Islands Wildlife Pike Fishing Contest

Location: Les Cheneaux Islands
May 19 - Jun 23, 2016

Bonifas Membership Show

Annual Events
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
May 26, 2016

Twilight Tours at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

09:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Phone: 906-586-9851 ext 10
May 26 - 28, 2016

“That’s What She Said” at Peter White Public Library

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Some of the area’s finest local talent will knock your socks off with side-splitting and sometimes touching performances about the twists and turns along the winding road of life ... from the female point of view. Romance, career, and dysfunctional family dynamics will each take their turn in the spotlight. Forget yourself for a couple of hours and be entertained by the wit, humor, woes, dreams, fantasies and foibles of a few fabulous female playwrights … whose stories are brought to life on stage just for you.

Tickets for admission cost $10 each and are available in advance at the library circulation desk, on the main floor, or by calling 906-228-9510 with a valid credit card. Proceeds will benefit the library. Advance purchase is advised due to space constraints. Tickets will be sold at the door, payable by cash or check, only.

Visit www.pwpl.info or call 228-9510 for more information.
Contact Information: Margaret Boyle
Phone: 9062264318
May 27, 2016

Norway Speedway Racing 75th Anniversary

Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
May 27 - 29, 2016

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
May 28, 2016

Stanton 5 Mile Race

07:00 AM
Location: Kenner Dome, Stanton Township
May 28, 2016

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 28, 2016

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 2016 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 28, 2016

Stanton 5 Mile Run/ Walk

Annual Events
08:30 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: Stanton Township
5 mile run or walk that begins at Houghton Breakers and ends at Oskar Bay. Walk begins at 8:30am. Run begins at 9:00am. Race day registration begins at 7:00am. There is also a 1/2 mile kid's fun run that begins at 10:15am.
Contact Information: Sarah Anderson
Phone: 9062812504
May 28, 2016

Opening Day - Smallmouth Bass Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
May 28, 2016

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

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 28, 2016

John Jarvi Jr Memorial Run

09:30 AM
Location: Suffolk/Lowell, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0932 ext 217
May 28, 2016

UPHA Horse Show

Annual Events
08:30 AM
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands Township
Phone: 906-360-7069
May 28, 2016

13th Annual Mackinac Memorial Bridge Run

Location: Mackinac Bridge
May 28 - 29, 2016

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 28 - 29, 2016

5th Annual Native American Festival

Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Please join us as we celebrate our Native Heritage. This 5th 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 30, 2016

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Memorial Day Program

Shows & Events
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park is having it's annual Memorial Day Program. Copper Harbor School will be honoring our fallen soldiers and celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. Capt. Don Kilpela, Sr. will be presenting the Memorial Day Address, Mel Jones will be playing Taps on his horn and Wayne Burnett will be doing the Introductions.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer, Office Support
Phone: 906-289-4215
May 30, 2016

Fort Mackinac Memorial Day Observance

Annual Events
08:30 AM
Location: Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
A brief and informal Memorial Day observance to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Mackinac, march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort.
May 30, 2016

Run For Joe 5K

Annual Events
Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 30, 2016

Lake Superior Trail Run

08:00 AM
Location: Lake Superior Trailhead, Silver City
Phone: 906-285-4711
May 31, 2016

Munising Farmers & Artisans Market

04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising
Fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts - something for everyone.
Phone: 906-202-3030