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.

 

Jan 19 - Apr 25, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibition: Let’s Tie the Knot

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Discover the origins of our wedding traditions and view beautiful and unique gowns and their stories from the Center’s extensive collection. Many of our traditions date back only 100-150 years. Glimpse local brides in period gowns and some unique dresses made from unusual materials such as a gown made from a WWII parachute. Open during regular museum hours. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 26 - Apr 1, 2015

Plein Air Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Our Plein Air Exhibit features the following five artists: Melisse Carr Kathy Kuczek Jane Landwehr Gail Stanek Darlene Strand
Mar 2 - 6, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 4, 2015

Classic Movies: "Dark Passage March"

Arts &Theater
01:30 PM
Location: Les Cheneaux Community Library, Cedarville
Mar 4 - 7, 2015

Players de Noc presents: "50 Years of Players: Behind the Musical"

Arts &Theater
08:00 PM
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-7468
Mar 5, 2015

Winter Film Festival

Shows & Events
06:30 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Do you have cabin fever? On March 5th at 6:30 p.m. we will be showing Leave it to Beavers and Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air. The films will be shown in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The show is open to the public and is free of charge. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, popcorn and cookies will be provided by the Seney Natural History Association. Please bring a mug. Join us for the Winter Film Festival Thursday nights in March! Movies will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. If evening activities are cancelled due to weather at the Tahquamenon or Manistique Area Schools, the films will be shown Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Information: Sara Hollerich
Phone: 906-586-9851
Mar 6, 2015

Old-Time Dance

Recreation
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, water bottle, and a Potluck Snack for break. Dress is casual. Cost $7/person. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org, call 906-644-2598, or email sue@LakeEffectArts.org.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Mar 6 - 7, 2015

Lake Superior Youth Theatre presents: "Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins"

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-1032
Mar 6 - 8, 2015

While the Lights Were Out at Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Fri & Sat at 7pm Sun 2pm
Phone: 906-932-0618
Mar 7, 2015

Valley Spur Taste & Glide

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Valley Spur Ski Trails, Munising
Skiiers and snow shoers will go from table to table on the trails enjoying delicious goodies provided by Sydney's Restraunt. Participates can also enjoy great selections of food in the lodge along with music.
Contact Information: Peggy Carberry
Phone: 906-387-3690
Mar 7, 2015

Cabin Fever Reliever, "50s and 60s" Theme

Shows & Events
Location: Cedarville Community Center, Cedarville
Mar 7, 2015

35th Annual Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon/Junior Bear Chase

Annual Events
Location: Swedetown Trails, Calumet
The Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! We have distances for all skiers, from our signature 50k races, to 25k or 10k events that are great for skiers of all levels. The Great Bear Chase has earned a nation-wide reputation as a laid-back, skier-oriented weekend that allows skiers of all experience levels to finish their season with a high quality event. New for 2015, 50k Skiathlon.
Phone: 906-483-1153
Mar 7 - 8, 2015

Ski Brule - Brule Bash

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Events All Weekend Treasure Hunt * Petting Zoo * Moonbounce * Mattress Race * SUPER NASTAR * Tug of War * Music & Dancing * Sled Dog Rides * Potato Sack Race * Egg Toss * Silly Slalom * Snow Bowling * Face Painting * Three Leg Race * Groomer Rides * Karoake … MORE TO COME!! Costume Contest Daily & Winner Receives a 2015/16 Ski Brule Season Pass!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Mar 8, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
One of the most enchanted venues for endurance sport in the midwest. Ancient mountains overlook the largest freshwater lake in the world. The Porcupine Mountains receive abundant lake effect snowfall that typically lasts well into April. Combine this with the largest stand of old growth forest in the midwest and rolling, groomed trails and you have the ingredients for a world class snowshoe course.
Mar 8, 2015

The Beckman Sisters at Erickson Center

Annual Events
03:00 PM To
Location: Erickson Center, Curtis
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
Mar 8, 2015

Westerly Winds Big Band

Music
03:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Ore Dock Brewery, Marquette
Join your friends and dance to the lively music of this 17-piece Big Band. Cover $5/person or $15/family.
Contact Information: Tom Bronken
Phone: (906) 226-0134
Mar 9, 2015

Altrusa Wine Tasting Event

Shows & Events
05:30 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: Leigh's Garden Winery, Escanaba
Altrusa International of Escanaba is hosting an evening wine tasting and hors d'evours event on March 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Leigh's Garden Winery. Bring a guest, find out what Altrusa offers, check out Leigh's special award winning wine selection and unique gifts. Reservations are due no later than March 4. Please call 428-1643 or 399-3230 to confirm reservations.
Contact Information: Donna Marchak
Phone: 428-1643
Mar 9 - 13, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 11, 2015

Classic Movies: "The Maltese Falcon"

Arts &Theater
01:30 PM
Location: Les Cheneaux Community Library, Cedarville
Mar 12, 2015

Winter Film Festival

Shows & Events
06:30 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Do you have cabin fever? Join us Thursday night March 12th at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of Plastic Paradise and Reef Reborn. The films will be shown in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The show is open to the public and is free of charge. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, popcorn and cookies will be provided by the Seney Natural History Association. Please bring a mug. Join us for the Winter Film Festival Thursday nights in March! Movies will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. If evening activities are cancelled due to weather at the Tahquamenon or Manistique Area Schools, the films will be shown Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Information: Sara Hollerich
Phone: 906-586-9851
Mar 12, 2015

Till Death Do Us Part at the Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
06:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Mar 13, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Lighted Snowshoe Trail

Outdoor
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Strap on your snowshoes and enjoy an enchanted evening of fun in the snow! Experience the beautiful 2-kilometer (1.25-mile) trail at Van Riper with your family and friends, or make it a romantic date night with that special someone. The trail will be lit from 7-9 p.m., then join park staff at the cabin where there will be a fire to warm up by, complete with snacks, coffee and hot chocolate. The trail begins at the Rustic Peshekee Cabin, located 1 mile west of the main campground entrance on the north side of M-28. For more details contact the park at 906-339-4461
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Mar 13 - 14, 2015

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking at James A Panowski Black Box Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: James A Panowski Black Box Theatre, Marquette
Straight laced housewife Maude Mix is not prepared for her new Texan, eccentric neighbor Hannah Mae Bindler. Hannah Mae badgers Maude into friendship and the two eventually join forces against their errant and erring husbands.
Mar 13 - 14, 2015

Cole Swindell at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Mar 14, 2015

(re)Design Fashion Show

Shows & Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
In partnership with the Garden Bouquet & Design and Lanni Lantto, fashion (re) designer, the Marquette Regional History Center presents the 6th annual (re)Design Fashion Show. This event is the largest gathering of upcycled artists in the Upper Peninsula. The event showcases fashion by local designers. This fashion show is for all ages and each item is wearable and for sale. Local craft vendors will also be at the event. Accessories, original artwork and more will be on display –perfect for gift items or something for you. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. They are available now at the History Center and online at www.marquettehistory.org and will be available at the door.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Mar 14, 2015

The Church of Cash at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Mar 14, 2015

Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series - Sault Ste Marie

Annual Events
Location: Sault Ste Marie
Mar 14, 2015

Straits State Park - Winter Family Fun Days

Outdoor
02:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Straits State Park, St Ignace
Come out to Straits State Park and enjoy an afternoon of snow activities and games. There will be warming campfires, hot chocolate and s'mores for your enjoyment when you're done playing in the snow. Visitors shoud meet at the campground entrance.
Phone: 906-643-8620
Mar 14, 2015

10th Annual Hog-A-Thon Perch Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Bergland
Phone: 906-365-5050
Mar 15, 2015

Over the River and Through the Woods 5k Snowshoe Run/Trek

Outdoor
02:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Come join us for the first annual Over the River and Through the Woods 5k Snowshoe Race/Trek through The UP Land Conservancy's beautiful Vielmetti-Peters Preserve in Marquette, MI. Registration is $30 and includes a long sleeve t-shirt and dinner at The Ore Dock following the race. Great fun for the whole family.
Contact Information: Jeff Caldwell
Phone: 9062506299
Mar 16, 2015

Macbeth at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Mar 16, 2015

Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-1032
Mar 16 - 20, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 19, 2015

Winter Film Festival

Shows & Events
06:30 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Do you have cabin fever? Join us Thursday night March 19th at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of Ireland's Wild River and The Himalayas. The films will be shown in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The show is open to the public and is free of charge. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, popcorn and cookies will be provided by the Seney Natural History Association. Please bring a mug. Join us for the Winter Film Festival Thursday nights in March! Movies will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. If evening activities are cancelled due to weather at the Tahquamenon or Manistique Area Schools, the films will be shown Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 21, 2015

Mountain Lions/Pat's Motorsports Adventure Mountain Hill Challenge

Outdoor
Location: Greenland
Phone: 906-884-4866
Mar 21, 2015

The MRHC presents Saturday at the Center-Recycled Art and Fashion Up Close/Hands-on Project Day

Shows & Events
11:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents Saturday at the Center-Recycled Art and Fashion Up Close; Hands-on Project Day

March 21— 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Inspired by our fashion show last week, create a unique fashion accessory or art piece using recycled and repurposed materials. You’ll be amazed at what you can make and wear. Includes special guest artist and tour of our main gallery highlighting artifacts made of re-used materials. Event included with admission. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Mar 21, 2015

Spring Market Place and Craft Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, Ishpeming
This is a craft show and market place. It has local crafters and vendors. There will be a sloppy joe lunch starting at 11 am. All money raised from this event will help out our youth group for some of our events like mission trip.
Contact Information: Christian Education Director Emily Miller
Phone: (906) 486-4681
Mar 21, 2015

Old-Time Dance

Recreation
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, water bottle, and a Potluck Snack for break. Dress is casual. Cost $7/person. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org, call 906-644-2598, or email sue@LakeEffectArts.org.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Mar 22, 2015

Michigan Nature Association - Snowshoe at Keweenaw Shores

Outdoor
01:00 PM
Location: Esrey Park, near Eagle Harbor
Meet at Esrey Park, about 6 miles east of Eagle Harbor on M-26. Karena Schmidt will lead the hike through a winter wonderland on an intimate trail leading through several forest communities to Brockway Mountain Drive.
Mar 22, 2015

"Fresh Horses" A Tribute to Garth Brooks at the Kewadin

Music
07:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Mar 23 - 27, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Shows & Events
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 25, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: The News Game

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Wednesday, March 25—6:30-8:00 p.m. at MRHC

Join moderator Brian Cabell (Word on the Street blogger) and panelists Steve Asplund, Cynthia Thompson, Nicole Walton and Bud Sargent to take a look at the past, present and future of the news business. Learn how news was gathered in the past, how it is done now and what the future holds with new forms of technology. $5 suggested donation. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Mar 26, 2015

Winter Film Festival

Shows & Events
06:30 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Do you have cabin fever? Join us Thursday night on March 26th at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of Nature's Misfits and Cold Warrior: Wolves and Buffalo. The films will be shown in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The show is open to the public and is free of charge. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, popcorn and cookies will be provided by the Seney Natural History Association. Please bring a mug. Join us for the Winter Film Festival Thursday nights in March! Movies will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. If evening activities are cancelled due to weather at the Tahquamenon or Manistique Area Schools, the films will be shown Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 28, 2015

Aer Concert Presented by Northern Arts & Entertainment

Music
08:30 PM
Location: Vandament Arena, Marquette
“In Macklemore’s wake, bands like Aer are moving beyond a niche” -New York Times The group has created their own brand of music comprised of rap, reggae, pop & indie rock. Aer unveiled their debut album The Bright Side, in 2012, which independently earned the No. 1 spot on iTunes Albums chart and Billboard’s Top 200. Aer’s second album, self-titled, released on January 21, 2014 reached #5 on iTunes Top Albums chart with 10,150 sold in the US in the first week and charted #26 Overall on Billboard’s charts, the single “Says She Loves Me” rose to #1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation. Aer has shared the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Mac Miller, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, SOJA, Dirty Heads, Pepper and more. Tickets are on sale now at all NMU EZ-ticket locations and online at nmu.edu/tickets. They are $15 for students and $20 for the general public.
Contact Information: Chris Salgot
Phone: 2489791035
Mar 28, 2015

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
In honor of the groundbreaking work done by the late Don Keranen, the MTU Jazz Lab Band, Research and Development Big Band, and special guests honor this legacy in a celebratory concert. Join Director of Jazz Studies, Mike Irish and all of the MTU Jazz performers for this memorable evening of jazz!

Mar 28, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Maple Sugaring Day

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Upper Falls
Learn how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup during this interactive, hands-on event. Backyard syrup producers will be on hand to answer questions and help get your operation started!
Contact Information: Theresa Neal
Phone: 906-492-3415
Mar 28 - 29, 2015

Ski Brule - Life's a Mountain

Recreation
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join us March 28-29, 2015 for our Life’s a Mountain Beach Party! Enjoy the spring time weather with activities here at Ski Brule planned throughout the weekend! Saturday Activities: 10:30-Potato Sack Races 1:00-Water Balloon Toss 2:00-Photo Shoot Sunday Activities: 11:00-Limbo Contest 12:00-Face Painting 1:00-Minute to Win It 2:00-Three Leg Race
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Mar 28 - 29, 2015

Michigan Maple Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Tassier Sugar Bush, Cedarville
Mar 30 - 31, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Shows & Events
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.