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.

 

Oct 25, 2017

Sault Ste Marie Farmers Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Corner of Ashmun & E Portage Ave, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 906-635-6973
Oct 27 - 29, 2017

Mackinac Island Halloween (Samhain) Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island

In the celtic world, Samhain marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new year or winter and a time to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead. With the rise of Christianity, it was changed to Halloween and remains a joyous time of family reunion. Here on Mackinac, we celebrate both traditions. Have fun with the kids Trick or Treating downtown, Haunts of Mackinac Tour and then gear up for some great grown up Halloween parties at the downtown pubs. The Island shops work hard to clear out their inventory with great discounts and sales. Be sure to browse on Main Street, Market Street and at the shops at Grand Hotel. This makes a perfect weekend to skip out on Black Friday and get a head start on holiday shopping.

Phone: 800-454-5227
Oct 28, 2017

22nd Annual Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 mi Run/Walk

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Oct 28, 2017

Trick of Treat Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Newberry
Oct 28, 2017

14th Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Woods Walk

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Ignace and St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant parking lot, St Ignace
We're off to Trunk or Treat at 6:30pm behind the Quality Inn-St. Ignace/Big Boy! See all the ghoulish car trunks while parents pass out candy. Kid's prizes for best costume, scariest costume and most original costume will be given. At approximately 7:30 p.m., ride the hay wagon to the Haunted Woods where games and music will complete your fun, along with a tour of the Haunted Woods! Music throughout the night provided by G-Man Entertainment.
Phone: 906-643-9700
Oct 28, 2017

The System - A Tribute to Bob Seger at the Kewadin

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Dreammakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Contact Information: Kewadin Casinos
Phone: 800-539-2346
Nov 2, 2017

Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks at LSSU Arts Center

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: LSSU Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
Sing along with the best loved songs of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. Songs performed by Tom Waselchuk and Lindsey Juarez.
Phone: 906-635-2602
Nov 4, 2017

Drummond Island Holly Daze

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Drummond Island
Nov 5, 2017

LSSU Band and Choir Fall Concert

Music
04:00 PM
Location: LSSU Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
Nov 10, 2017

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Phone: 800-635-1742
Nov 11, 2017

14th Annual Honoring our Anishinabe Veterans Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Kinross Recreation Center, Kinross
Phone: 906-635-6050
Nov 25, 2017

Christmas in Paradise

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Whitefish Township Community Center, Paradise
Shop for Unique Handcrafted Christmas Gifts! Lunch and Refreshment Counter.
Contact Information: Sherri McLellen
Phone: 906-492-3560
Nov 25, 2017

Bret Michaels at the Kewadin

Music
07:00 PM
Location: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN
Nov 28, 2017

Three Men and a Tenor at LSSU Arts Center

Music
07:00 PM
Location: LSSU Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
Dec 16, 2017

Snowmobile the Mighty Mac

Outdoor
10:00 AM
Antique snowmobiles cross the Mackinac Bridge
Phone: 800-338-6660
Dec 31, 2017

2017 Sobriety Powwow

Annual Events
Location: JKL Bahweting Anishnabe Academy, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 906-203-4977
Jan 26 - 27, 2018

Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Annual Events
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
If you are looking for a thrilling event that will send chills down your spine, we have found it for you! In January, an Ice Carving Challenge will be brought to town. Join us throughout the day to watch as the businesses compete for the best ice sculpture in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and see some amazing pieces of ice art being created before your eyes.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Feb 3, 2018

50th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: I-500 Snowmobile Race Track, Sault Ste. Marie
Come join us for the 50th 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 the entire snowmobile-racing world.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Feb 3, 2018

2018 50th Annual I-500 Snowmobile Race

Recreation
10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Sault Ste. Marie
Come join us for the 50th 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 the entire snowmobile-racing world. No Hans devices. No padding. Just 100% raw courage!
Contact Information: Seth Harris
Phone: (906) 632-3366
Feb 15 - 18, 2018

57th Annual Snowsfest - Les Cheneaux Islands

Annual Events
Location: Hessel
Phone: 906-484-3935
Feb 16 - 17, 2018

26th Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show & Ride

Shows & Events
Location: Naubinway
26th Annual weekend in Naubinway, MI, 45 mi west of Mackinac Bridge on US 2. Friday; 7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast-Naubinway Pavilion,sponsored by Top of the Lake Communities Assoc.
Contact Information: Charlie or Marilyn
Phone: 906-477-6298
Mar 1, 2018

The O'Scrhraves at LSSU Arts Center

Music
07:00 PM
Location: LSSU Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
Apr 20 - 22, 2018

3rd Annual Jeep on the Mac

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Bridge to Drummond Island
Let's show our Jeep pride! Let's beat the number of Mini-Coopers, ATVs and farm tractors that have crossed the mighty Mackinac Bridge as a group. There will also be a welcome party, trails to ride, lunch on Drummond Island, and prizes. Coming soon will be more details and registration so check back!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 1-800-338-6660
May 3, 2018

Le Vent Du Nord at LSSU Art Center

Music
07:00 PM
Location: LSSU Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
May 5, 2018

Lake Superior State University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste Marie
Jun 22, 2018

69th Annual UP History Conference

Annual Events
Location: St Ignace
Jun 23, 2018

2018 International Bridge Walk

Annual Events
09:30 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste. Marie
Stroll the 2.8-mile scenic crossing to Canada and leave the U.S. behind as you cross over the Soo Locks and the St. Mary’s River on your way to Sault, Ontario. This leisurely-paced walk can be enjoyed by all. Bus transportation is required for your return trip.
Contact Information: Sault Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-632-3301
Jun 29, 2018

2018 Cloverland Hydroelectric Plant Open House

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Cloverland Hydroelectric Plant, Sault Ste. Marie
Once a year, in conjunction with Engineer's Day, the public is invited to tour the historic Hydro-Plant.
Contact Information: Cloverland Electric
Phone: (800) 562-4953
Jun 29, 2018

2018 Soo Locks Engineer's Day

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie
It’s the event that started it all – the one day when you can walk across the mighty Soo Locks walls and explore the buildings and special exhibits open only on this day: the last Friday in June. Engineer’s Day festivities are held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The gates are open to allow visitors across the Locks and into historically important structures (the Davis Building and the Administration Building) used solely for the work of one of the world’s busiest Lock systems.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jun 29, 2018

2018 Sault Arts, Crafts, and Family Fun Fair

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall Grounds, Sault Ste. Marie
2018 will be even bigger and more fun, so plan on attending to experience over 40 high-quality arts and crafts vendors, delicious foods, and kids’ activities.
Contact Information: UP Community Dispute Resolution Center
Phone: (906) 253-9840
Jul 13 - 15, 2018

2018 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - SSM

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
There is fun for the whole family in this fast-paced street basketball tournament. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Get a team together and test out your skills against other competitors.
Contact Information: Sault Events
Phone: 800-647-2858
Jul 28, 2018

2018 Connor Gorsuch Kids Fishing Day

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Rotary Park, Sault Ste. Marie
Come out to bask in the sunshine and have a competition with the fish! Kids sixteen and under can enjoy a free day of fishing at the kids' fishing pond at Rotary Park. Some fishing equipment will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own. There will be no use of lures, only hooks and bobbers.



Bring your kids to Rotary Park for an experience they won't soon forget!
Contact Information: Roger Greil
Phone: 906-635-1949
Jul 28 - 29, 2018

2018 Rendezvous in the Sault

Annual Events
Location: City Hall Grounds and Historic Homes, Sault Ste. Marie
Rendezvous is a living history event filled with historical re-enactors, musicians, entertainers, and merchants who will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life from 1668-1840.
Contact Information: Angie Patterson
Phone: (906) 632-5734
Aug 3 - 5, 2018

Michigan Lighthouse Festival

Festivals
Location: Paradise, Michigan
Immerse yourself in the world of lighthouses! The third Michigan Lighthouse Festival will be held in Paradise, Michigan August 3 - 5, 2018. Join us Friday evening at the Bay Mills Casino for dinner and entertainment, Saturday and Sunday visit Whitefish Point Lighthouse, Crisp Point Lighthouse and Point Iroquois Lighthouse. Go to www.MichiganLightHouseFestival.com for details!
Contact Information: Marge Ellenberger
Phone: 989-306-0076
Aug 7, 2018

2018 Sault Summer Arts Festival

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie
The Sault Area Arts Council invites you to the annual Sault Summer Arts Festival, an exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, displayed by their creators! This event includes original works including paintings, photographs, jewelry, and more! Applications for those interested in participating are available on the arts council website: http://www.saultareaartscouncil.org/
Contact Information: Sault Area Arts Council
Phone: (906) 635-1312
Aug 23 - 25, 2018

2018 Michigan Paranormal Convention

Annual Events
Location: Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie
The 2018 Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names in the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Michigan’s Oldest City). On August 23rd through the 25th at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s Kewadin Casinos DreamMakers Theater, experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, and UFOlogy. Come see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic, the paranormal!



Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 1-800-647-2858