Upcoming EventsDec 5 - 23, 2013 Christmas in Calumet Events scattered throughout dates listed. Please visit website for more details.... Dec 13 - 15, 2013 Christmas on Ice Dec 14, 2013 Hometown Christmas - Crystal Falls Jan 1, 2014 Van Riper State Park - Shoe in the New Year Start the New Year and your resolutions on the right track. Strap on your snowshoes or lace up your boots and join us at Van Riper to shoe in the New Year from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The 1.2 Mile course ... Jan 3 - 5, 2014 Pro Vintage Racing - Ironwood Jan 24, 2014 Junior Noque Jan 25, 2014 Noquemanon Ski Marathon Marquette General Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon and mBank Half Noque. Events include 50K Classic, 50K Freestyle, 50K Classic Touring, 50K Team Relay, 24K Clasic, etc. Race is from Ishpeming t... Jan 25, 2014 7th Annual "Jig It" Ice Fishing Extravaganza Feb 1, 2014 46th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race Come join us for the 46th Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the BIGGEST event in the Upper Peninsula and in... Feb 6 - 9, 2014 93rd Annual Michigan Tech University Winter Carnival Features the famous snow statues, sporting events, a torch light parade, fireworks, the Snow-Ball and more. Sponsored by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.... Feb 7 - 9, 2014 Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament 2014 Will be the 75th Anniversary Ski Jump Tournament. Stayed tuned for updates and special events associated with this special event. Pine Mountain Ski Jump hosts world class athletes from all over t... Feb 13 - 16, 2014 Snowsfest - Les Cheneaux Islands Join us for our 53rd year of Snowsfest!... Feb 13 - 17, 2014 UP 200 and Midnight Run The UP200 is one of America’s premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The UP200 is an Iditarod qualifying race. Coinciding with th... Feb 14 - 15, 2014 Mardi Gras De Snow A Snowmobile Festival of Games and Races for the Whole Family! Activities include Fun Run, Radar Run, Bonfire/Hotdog Roast, Slalom Race, Moose Chip Push, Awards Banquet and Music Saturday Evening. Eve... Feb 14 - 16, 2014 Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship Join us in St. Ignace, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, home of one of the largest pond hockey tournaments in North America, and the largest tournament in Michigan. The Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Champi... Feb 15, 2014 4th Annual Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race Feb 15, 2014 6th Annual Jack Rabbit Snowshoe Challenge ... Feb 22, 2014 Chip Coffey Mar 21 - 23, 2014 TV6 Spring Craft Show Apr 11 - 13, 2014 Kiwanis Home & Garden Show and Pancake Days May 16 - 17, 2014 Scotty McCreery May 17 - 18, 2014 5th Annual Bay de Noc Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials Jun 7, 2014 9th Annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival Baraga County has been named the Lake Trout Capital of the Great Lakes and the free (no admission charge) festival will combine the Keweenaw Classic Fishing Tournament with family-oriented events such... Jun 15, 2014 Bay de Noc Young Angler Fishing Tournament Sponsored by Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sportsfisherman Over $7,000 in Prizes- Fishing Lake Michigan Waters in Delta & Menominee Counties- Tshirt & Cookout for all participants... Jun 27 - 30, 2014 UPQHA Horse Show Jul 5, 2014 Manistique Independence Day Celebration Parade starts on Deer Street traveling through to downtown Cedar Street at 12:30pm. Community Lake Effect Arts- Art & Craft Fair starts at 10:00am-4:00pm at the Manistique Central Park located near th... Jul 11 - 12, 2014 25th Annual Manistique Folkfest 2014 Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Folkfest 2014 is a celebration of life that takes place the 2nd Saturday in July on the main street of Manistique. Art & Craft Booths display their d... Jul 24 - 27, 2014 55th Annual UP Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo Jul 26, 2014 Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon Aug 2, 2014 Bay Art Association Waterfront Art Festival Art, food and music, in Ludington Park. Look for the Young Artists' Market while you're there for some amazing work from artists 18 and under.... Aug 2 - 3, 2014 67th Annual MI/WI Tennis Tournament Sep 12 - 14, 2014 19th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show 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.... Sep 13 - 14, 2014 23rd Annual On The Waterfront - Car/Toy/Truck Show & Swap Meet 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 ... Nov 22, 2014 Christmas in Paradise Shop for Unique Handcrafted Christmas Gifts! Lunch and Refreshment Counter....
More snow means more winter fun - and we get a ton
There are dozens of ski resorts and hundreds of miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails in the U.P.Read More
Wondrous Winter | Upper Peninsula Michigan
Eventually the iron-gray skies and gales of November blow in winter. The U.P. looks forward to snow (200 inches annually). The temperatures are comfortably cold, not bone-chilling. There are thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, dozens of ski resorts and hundreds of miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails in the U.P. Where there is ice you’ll see fishing shanties, pond hockey and ice skating.
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If you enjoy extreme challenges try ice climbing, ice sailing and snow biking. Learn to race dogs from a musher. Hike to frozen waterfalls. Look for eagles and tundra swans. Curl up by a fire reading at one of our hotels or resorts. U.P. chefs will have comfort foods steaming on the stove and hot pasties waiting for you.