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 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
Jun 5 - Jul 26, 2015

8th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Jun 26 - 29, 2015

The Great Tugboat Race Weekend

Location: St. Marys River. Sault Ste. Marie
The Great Tugboat Race is an annual, volunteer-run summer event that raises money for challenged children in the twin Saults & surrounding areas. June 25th-27th (Thursday - Saturday) - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Pancake Breakfast, 7-11am Location: Bondar Marina aboard the "Nostalgia" Barge. June 26th (Friday) - "Rendezvous with Friends & Family" 6:30pm (Parade of Tugs piloting through both Sault Ste. Marie, ON & Sault Ste. Marie, MI locks) June 27th (Saturday) - The Great Tugboat Races - Start at Noon (Best viewed from the James A. Alford Park in Sault Ste. Marie, MI & from Clergue Park & the boardwalk in Sault Ste. Marie, ON) June 28th-29th (Sunday & Monday) - "Sault, Michigan Pancake Breakfast, 7-11am Location: George Kemp Downtown Marina aboard the "Nostalgia" Barge.
Contact Information: Leanne Marlow
Phone: 906-630-5838
Jun 26 - Jul 4, 2015

Bessemer Blast

Annual Events
Location: Bessemer

Come and have a blast in Bessemer this 4th of July. Enjoy small hometown charm and a true hometown 4th of July festival as Bessemer celebrates the “Spirit of America.” You will find games, a mud run, a hometown run along with a tot trot, parades, a craft fair, an outdoor smear tournament, an ATV mud run, relay races, karaoke, street bowling and so very much more.
Bessemer Blast celebrates this year’s 4th of July from June 27th right through July 4th.
The excitement is in the air, and there is guaranteed to be something for every age, which culminates with “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks on July 4th starting at 10 pm.
You will meet up with old friends and are sure to make new ones. You will have to sleep hard and fast, as you will not want to miss any of the events that will be celebrating these days.
The 50/50 sellers will be everywhere, surpassing last year’s prize of $25,987!

Phone: 906 663-4549
Jun 26 - Jul 5, 2015

Wakefield 4th of July Week Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Wakefield
Jun 27 - 30, 2015

UPQHA Summerfest Series Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jun 29, 2015

Musical Monday: Dueling Piano's from Milwaukee at Calumet Theatre

07:00 PM
Location: Calumet
Fun and excitement will fill the Red Jacket Ballroom of the Calumet Theatre on Monday, June 29 at 7:00 pm as the popular musical team of Dueling Pianos provides an unforgettable evening of outgoing entertainers performing on two beautiful pianos surrounded by the audience in a casual atmosphere reminiscent of the cabaret. Dueling Pianos is part of the Musical Mondays Series, supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant program, administered by the Copper Country Community Arts Council, in collaboration with Main Street Calumet, and by Range Bank and J&J Broadcasting. Tickets are $28, or two for $50. Dueling Pianos performs at the Red Jacket Ballroom of the Calumet Theatre on Monday, June 29th at 7:00 pm; it will be a treat for all who come! Call the Calumet Theatre for tickets at 906-337-2610.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Jun 29, 2015

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Kingsford
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 29, 2015

PMMF presents: Benjamin LaPrairie Organ Recital

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: St Paul's Episcopal Church, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542