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.

 

Dec 16, 2017

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Dec 16, 2017

The Sound From Within Us at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Michigan Tech Choirs and Superior Wind Symphony combine for a concert of American music written for wind band and voices.
Dec 16 - 17, 2017

MTU CCSA Race & Junior Cup

Outdoor
Location: Houghton
Dec 17, 2017

The Lettermen Christmas at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
06:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Dec 26, 2017

Holiday Luminary Ski

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto Trails, Hancock
A candle lit skiing evening on the Maasto Hiihto trails, 6pm-8pm starting at the Four Seasons Chalet trailhead, fun bonfire, hot drinks and snacks!
Jan 3, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mark Fitting Memorial Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Michigan Information Center, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 6, 2018

SISU Snowshoe Events

Outdoor
Location: Ironwood
Jan 6, 2018

SISU Ski Fest

Annual Events
Location: Ironwood
31K Point-to-Point SISU Marathon - 15K Heikki Lunta Half-Marathon - Taste 'n Tour - Junior SISU 5K Fun Ski Event
Jan 6, 2018

Big Road at Sisu Ski Fest at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Some of Northern and Central Wisconsin's finest musicians are coming to Ironwood for Sisu Ski Fest. A great way to celebrate the ski race, the event is open to the public with free admission for racers who show their race bibs at the door.
Phone: 906-932-0618
Jan 10, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Bessemer

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Bessemer
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 11, 2018

MTU Jazz Band at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Jan 13, 2018

Masters Racing UP Championship Snow Drags

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Ontonagon
Jan 17, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Ironwood

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 20, 2018

Ole & Lena Renew their Vows! at Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
When Lena sees a young couple renew their vows on the Dr. Phil show, she decides that's what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary. One problem: the only thing on Ole's mind is the Lodge's ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor and lifelong friend, Sven, are going to win the "whole deal." Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into covering for him so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this hilarious comedy about love, marriage, and growing old together.
Phone: 906-932-0618
Jan 23, 2018

The Mountaintop at Rozsa Center

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
L.A. Theatre Works Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director, Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP By Katori Hall On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid.
Jan 24, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mannys Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Mannys Restaurant, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 25 - Feb 6, 2018

Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hancock
Celebrate the halfway point of winter at various Hancock locations. Activities include a parade, authentic Finnish smorgasbord dinner & dance, concerts, the Tori Market, cultural demonstrations, the Polar Bear Plunge and more.
Phone: 906-482-0248
Jan 26 - 27, 2018

Backstage Jazz at the Rozsa

Music
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Join us in Club Rozsa! The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere. The concerts are a "Jazz Buffet" with something for everyone - swing, funk, blues, Latin, fusion and originals.
Jan 26 - 28, 2018

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Winter Sports Workshop

Outdoor
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Participants will have opportunities to ice fish and cross-country ski both Saturday and Sunday, and, in addition, snow-shoeing will be offered Saturday. Participants should bring ice fishing gear, snowshoes, cross country skis, and outdoor apparel appropriate for winter weather. There is a downhill ski resort as well for those who wish to bring downhill skis. A fishing license is required for those who wish to fish during the workshop. An all-species fishing license should be purchased prior to the event. The cost is $26, or a 24-hour license may be purchased for $10. A Recreation Passport or daily parking pass also is required for entry to the state park. Participants will meet at the Kaug Wudjoo Lodge Friday afternoon/evening for two nights of lodging. Instructors will be on-site beginning at 2 p.m. to assist with check-in. Dinner will be provided by the instructors Friday evening. The lodge has a full kitchen, so participants will be able to prepare their own meals on-site for the remainder of the event. Enrollment is limited to 10, and enrollees must be 18 or older. The deadline for registration is Jan. 8, 2018. Class information and registration materials are available online at www.michigan.gov/bow. This will be a rain, shine or snow event. For further information, contact Michelle Zellar at 906-293-5131 or email zellarm@michigan.gov.
Contact Information: Michelle Zellar
Phone: 906-293-5131
Jan 31, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Miners Park Trail

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Miners Park Trail, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 3, 2018

YooperBeiner Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails, Ironwood
10K, 5K Snowshoe Race and 3K & 5K Walk/Tour Part of the Braveheart Series (cutemoose.com) and USSSA sanctioned. Races start at 11:00 $20 registration fee Sponsor: Aspirus Grand View
Contact Information: susan spaete
Phone: 906-932-0509
Feb 3 - 4, 2018

MTU CCSA Race

Outdoor
Location: Houghton
Feb 4, 2018

Retro Ski

Outdoor
12:30 PM
Location: Churning Rapids Triangle, Hancock
Skiers will meet at the Tomasi trailhead at 12:30 and head out for some fun backcountry skiing. The route: We’ll start blazing trail almost right away, heading through the woods down to our Swedetown Creek fording spot. Next we’ll make our way to and over Ruby Marsh in Churning Rapids, then past the tower. We’ll glide on down Pow Pow and Finney Creek trail, then hit the groomed track to the Christensen Rd trail head. The reward: After making all those tracks, we’ll retire to a local restaurant of the group’s choice for beverages and food. Plus smart talk and excellent stories, inspired by our epic ski! Never done a “retro ski”? If you’ve got wood skis, bamboo poles, knickers and wool clothing – perfect! You’ll be stylin’. If you’ve got modern equipment and clothing – don’t let that stop you from joining the group. All skiers are welcome regardless of ability or equipment. “No-guts-no-glory” does not apply. If skier abilities vary widely, we can split into two groups – an easy and an extended tour – and still feast together after all are finished. Our route will use groomed trails several times, so anyone wanting a shorter/easier tour may leave the group at one of those points and ski to either the start or the finish. Yes, backcountry means breaking trail but don’t let that keep you home; we’ll have plenty of skiers to take turns at the front and no “real” retro-skier would mind if slower/tired/novice skiers follow their path.
Contact Information: Jay
Phone: 906-487-5411
Feb 7 - 10, 2018

96th Annual Michigan Tech University Winter Carnival

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

Features the famous snow statues, sporting events, a torch light parade, fireworks, the Snow-Ball and more. Sponsored by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.

Contact Information: Blue Key Honor Fraternity
Phone: 906-487-2818
Feb 10, 2018

Brothers Burn Mountain at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Based out of Duluth, MN, The Brothers Burn Mountain are a soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They've been playing music together for more than 16 years and have released eight full-length albums of original music. They tour extensively, particularly in the Midwest and have played more than 1,400 live shows. Though difficult to put their sound into words, some have called it avant-garde blues rock. The brothers describe it as “…basically really just good-ol' rock n' roll with a very personal and strange twist of bluesy tastes”. “The Brothers Burn Mountain lay down a driving, psychedelic, and very personal take on the blues. It's all original music with a roiling mix of influences...from South American rhythms to free wheeling jazz to Howlin' Wolf staring down midnight to Frank Zappa's guitar explorations.” -Jeffrey Jones, program director/music director Park Theater & WOJB-fm 88.9, Hayward WI
Feb 11, 2018

Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club/Sons of Norway Barnelopet

Annual Events
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
The Barneløpet (pronounced BAR-nuh-lop-it) first began in 1987 and was modeled after the “Barnebirke,” a children’s cross-county ski race held each year as a part of the world-famous American “Birkebeiner” held in Hayward, Wisconsin. Our Barneløpet has been held annually for 11 years on the second Sunday in February to encourage kids and families to get out and enjoy our winter snow season. New this year – kids will participate for free, thanks to sponsorship from the Portage Health Foundation.
Feb 14, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Schaumberg Park

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Schaumberg Park, Hurley Wi
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 16 - 17, 2018

12th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
The 12th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun includes a bonfire, social, antique sled rides, live music, the Iron Man Run and more.
Phone: 906-369-0627
Feb 22 - 23, 2018

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Tech Theatre presents When You Comin' Back Red Ryder, a play by Mark Medoff. As children, some of us were raised on comic book and movie heroes. We drank down stories of patriotism and glory and grew up playing roles that shaped our identity and inflated our stature. Some of us were lucky; chance, accident intervened. The employees and customers of Foster’s Diner in Hope, New Mexico, 88250, experience a terrorizing examination their personal desires and dreams when Teddy, a disillusioned biker, calls them on living in made-up worlds. Some pretend nothing happened, but others find a new direction for their lives. Emotionally charged and unpredictably brutal the play plunges from the mundane to frightening.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Feb 24, 2018

Snowburst 2018 - Winter Carnival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Winter Ski Complex, Silver City
A day of fun for the entire family! Kids games, Snowshoe Fun Run, Wheel Barrow Race, GIANT Slalom Race, Food, Live Music, Dancing, Torch Light Parade and FIREWORKS!! Join us!
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 24, 2018

Showshoeing with Sasqhatch

Outdoor
Location: Baraga County Trails in Motion, L'Anse
Baraga County Trails in Motion Presents - Snowshoeing with Sasquatch Hot cocoa, Bonfire Keep your eyes open for a special guest, Bring camera and flashlight and/or head lamp PARKING ON TAILOR ROAD ACROSS FROM THE TRAILHEAD ON SKANEE ROAD.
Phone: 906-524-7444
Feb 24, 2018

3rd Annual Big Hit Wine & Beer Fest at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Feb 28, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - ABR Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: ABR Trails, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 1 - 3, 2018

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Tech Theatre presents When You Comin' Back Red Ryder, a play by Mark Medoff. As children, some of us were raised on comic book and movie heroes. We drank down stories of patriotism and glory and grew up playing roles that shaped our identity and inflated our stature. Some of us were lucky; chance, accident intervened. The employees and customers of Foster’s Diner in Hope, New Mexico, 88250, experience a terrorizing examination their personal desires and dreams when Teddy, a disillusioned biker, calls them on living in made-up worlds. Some pretend nothing happened, but others find a new direction for their lives. Emotionally charged and unpredictably brutal the play plunges from the mundane to frightening.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Mar 2 - 4, 2018

9th Annual CopperDog 150

Annual Events
Location: Calumet
The culminating "triple crown" of Lake Superior sled-dog racing (Beargrease, UP 200, CopperDog 150) beginning in Calumet and running north with a layover in Eagle Harbor and a stage rest in Copper Harbor
Contact Information: Todd Brassard
Mar 3, 2018

10th Annual Glide 'n Gorge

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
Mar 5 - 10, 2018

Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Outdoor
Location: Houghton
Clean Snowmobile Challenge, hosted by Michigan Tech University. Intercollegiate design a Keweenaw Research Center. Static Display, endurance run to Copper Harbor and Awards Banquet.
Contact Information: Jay
Phone: 906-487-2750
Mar 7, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mt Zion

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Mt Zion, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 10, 2018

UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Swedetown Ski Trails, Calumet
The UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! Skiers can choose from the 50k Skiathlon (limited to the first 100 entries), our signature freestyle and classic 50k races, or freestyle or classic 25k or 10k distances. The Great Bear Chase has earned a reputation as a laid-back, skier-oriented weekend that allows skiers of all experience levels to finish their season with a high quality event.
Contact Information: Angela Luskin
Phone: 906-483-1153
Mar 14, 2018

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Wolverine Ski Trails

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 17, 2018

Badge at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Badge has been performing classic rock n roll throughout the Midwest & Canada for more than 40 years. Over the years, Badge has performed with big names including Boston, Steppenwolf, Herman’s Hermits, The Association, Ricky Nelson, Tommy James & the Shondells, The Grassroots, The Fifth Dimension, Black Oak Arkansas, and more. Badge has had three (3) 45rpms (for our younger patrons, those would be vinyl singles) that have done well, including their biggest successes, "Glory Bound" and "She Put Me Down". You may have heard Badge on the radio, tv or live, and they're still going strong. We look forward to welcoming them to Ironwood, where they will feature a few of our local youth vocalists in their show. We extend our thanks to Badge for helping us nurture young talent.
Phone: 906-932-0618
Apr 7 - 8, 2018

Cor PowerSports XC Series at Blackjack

Outdoor
Location: Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer
May 5, 2018

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
May 25 - 27, 2018

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
Phone: 906-289-4303