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 26, 2017

Lost & Found: Legacy of the USS Largarto - documentary

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
“Lost & Found” is the story of a town, a submarine and families intertwined who show that it is never too late to honor those who've gone The Crystal Theatre will again recognize Memorial Day weekend by bringing an unusual documentary with regional ties and its producer to the Theatre, Friday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. "Lost & Found: The Legacy of The USS Lagarto" " is a three time Emmy-Award winning documentary which recounts the story of the WWII U.S. Navy submarine, one of 28 submarines built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, WI. The Lagarto sank just weeks before the end of World War II with 86 seamen aboard. Sixty years later it was the first of the sunken WWII submarines to be discovered. Producer Harvey Moshman will be available for discussion after the screening.
Contact Information: Angela Dohl
Phone: 9068753280
May 26 - 28, 2017

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
May 27, 2017

John Jarvi Jr Memorial Run

Outdoor
09:30 AM
Location: Suffolk/Lowell, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0932 ext 217
May 29, 2017

Lake Superior Trail Run

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Lake Superior Trailhead, Silver City
Phone: 906-285-4711
May 29, 2017

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Memorial Day Program

Shows & Events
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park is having it's annual Memorial Day Program.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer, Office Support
Phone: 906-289-4215
Jun 2, 2017

The Highwayen Live - Tribute at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Jun 9 - 11, 2017

Legion Riders Tony Beach Memorial Ride and Bike Blessing

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden
Meet and Greet and Bike Show-Friday June 9th at 6 pm at Maple Leaf, Post 291, Lake Linden MI - Trophies will be awarded Bike Blessing and Fun Run June 10 at 11:30 am at Lakes Lounge Lake Linden MI - Fun Run will be after the bike blessing and is $20 per person. The fun run will include a poker hand and dinner. Fun Run (all modes of transportation welcome) register at Range Lounge, South Range, Lake Lounge, Lake Linden, and Maple Leaf, Lake Linden. Prizes will be awarded!. There will be 14 stops on the Fun Run and you can do early registration Wednesday June 7th and start your fun run. Proceeds go to local ROTC scholarships
Contact Information: Carol
Phone: 956-358-3248
Jun 10, 2017

Keweenaw Roller Girls v. Shipwreck Alley Rollers

Shows & Events
Location: Houghton County Arena, Hancock
Jun 10, 2017

12th Annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival

Annual Events
Location: Waterfront Park & Marina, L'Anse
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 as kids’ carnival, "Little Miss Superior" contest, Kids’ Fishing Pond, Pie-Eating contest, Beach Volleyball tournament, Pequaming Run and 1/2 marathon, Junk Art contest, Cribbage tournament, Tour de L’Anse Bike Race sponsored by the Fitness Center of Baraga County Memorial Hospital, and the firemen’s street dance on Saturday night. 1/2 marathon, 8 mile run, 8 mile walk, Family 5K, 52 mile bike race and 22 mile leisure bike ride.
Jun 17, 2017

PMMF presents: Opera Scenes

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 20, 2017

Bewabic State Park - 7th Annual Total Woman in the Outdoors

Annual Events
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Join the DNR and our partners at Aspirus Iron River Hospital in this growing event as we experience many different ways for women to enjoy the outdoors. Activities, prizes, and food will be provided. Activities have ranged from kayaking, outdoor cooking, fishing, photography, GPS, outdoor survival and much more! Ladies, you do not want to miss this event. There are activities for all ages. Bring your friends, mom, daughter, sister, grandmother or neighbor - it is a great time! Pre-registration is available and is preferred. You can register through Aspirus Iron River Hospital by calling 906-265-0477. Please register upon arrival to the park. The event will be cancelled due to inclement weather with an alternate rain date of Thursday, June 23. Start times will remain the same. This event is free, but a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry into Bewabic State Park. For more information about the park or the event, call 906-875-3324 or visit www.michigan.gov/bewabic.
Phone: 906-875-3324
Jun 23, 2017

PMMF presents: Joshual Davis

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 24, 2017

Ride with Leinie

Annual Events
11:00 AM
Location: Watersmeet and Land O' Lakes, WI
All bike rides begin and end at the Forest Lake Country Store. A Leinenkugel beer tasting and brat lunch will follow the rides.
Phone: 715-547-6323
Jun 24, 2017

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 30, 2017

PMMF presents: Lake Effect Jazz Quintet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 1, 2017

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 4, 2017

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Outdoor
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Come to Fort Wilkins Historic State Park to celebrate Independence Day with a reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Fort Wilkins Role Players.
Phone: 906-289-4215
Jul 4, 2017

Lake Gogebic State Park 4th of July Campground Parade

Annual Events
Location: Lake Gogebic State Park, Marenisco
Phone: 906-842-3341
Jul 4, 2017

Baraga State Park - 4th of July Festivities

Annual Events
09:30 AM
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Celebrate Independence Day at Baraga State Park! Festivities include a children’s' bike parade, scavenger hunt and games! Children’s’ bike parade and decorating, scavenger hunt and traditional games like water balloon toss, three-legged race and potato sack race with prizes!
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Jul 14 - 15, 2017

UP Championship Pro Rodeo

Shows & Events
Location: Iron County Fair Grounds, Iron River
PRCA profession rodeo has been coming to the UP for 50 years in Iron River, MI. Three great shows - one Friday night, two on Saturday. Community events all weekend. Children in free on Saturday afternoon. Wild West parade Saturday morning. Team Penning in the upper arena all day Saturday.
Contact Information: Bernadette Coats
Phone: 906-265-3822
Jul 14 - 15, 2017

Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo

Outdoor
Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River
Contact Information: Bernadette Coates
Phone: 906-284-9680
Jul 15, 2017

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park - Celebrating Lake Superior Through Memoir

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Explore a wide variety of memoir forms as Lake Superior Magazine writer Felicia Schneiderhan guides you through a series of activities and begin your own Lake Superior memoir piece. Beginning and advanced memoir-writers are welcome!
Phone: 906-884-2914
Jul 15, 2017

42nd Annual Canal Run

Annual Events
07:30 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: McLain State Park, Hancock
The Canal Run was started in 1975, and is the premier running event in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Following the rolling hills along the Portage Lake Shipping Canal, the Canal Run offers three distances for runners and walkers of all levels, including a half marathon, 10-mile run, 10-mile walk, 5-mile run and 5-mile walk.
Contact Information: Angela Luskin
Phone: 906-483-1153
Jul 15, 2017

End of the Road Keweenaw Tour and Car Show

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Contact Information: Matt
Phone: 906-337-3884
Jul 15, 2017

Baraga State Park - Kayaking 101 & 202

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Learn the basics of kayaking and try it for yourself on the Keweenaw Bay! There will a Kayaking 101 program for beginner level and a Kayaking 202 for those looking for an intermediate session. Intermediate paddlers will feature a wetlands program in the sloughs near the park! Kayaks and life jackets will be provided by Keweenaw Bay. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. PFD's must be worn at all times. No pre-registration necessary for Kayaking 101. Kayaking 202 will be limited to 10 participants. To pre-register for Kayaking 202, call Baraga State Park at 906-353-6558. This event will be held at Baraga State Park's picnic area. Kayaking 101 - 9:00 a.m. to noon Kayaking 202 - 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone: 906-353-6558
Jul 21 - 23, 2017

39th Annual Maawanji'iding Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Ojibwa Park Road, Baraga
2017 marks the 39th Annual Maawanji'iding Traditional Powwow. Our powwow features traditional singing, dancing and food. There are over 50 vendors that sell both food and traditional crafts, as well contemporary clothing and artwork. The KBIC powwow is open to the public
Contact Information: Gary Loonsfoot, Jr
Phone: (906) 353-4108
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

5th Annual Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
The 5th Annual Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend will be 2.5 days of on the trail learning, skill and educational sessions, and social events. Copper Harbor will once again be a featured stop on the Liv Ladies AllRide MTB Skills Clinic calendar of events. This is a must attend event for ladies of all ages and skill levels!
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - 30th Anniversary Battery D Civil War Encampment

Annual Events
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor
History comes alive at Fort Wilkins. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery, a Civil War era living history group returns to Fort Wilkins for its 31st annual weekend encampment. The weekend event will be open to park visitors from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday and Saturday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Battery D will interpret army life of the period, demonstrating artillery and small arms drills, period cooking and soldiers’ pastimes. A Michigan State or Out of State Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park.
Contact Information: Fort Wilkins State Park
Phone: 906-289-4215
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

Baraga State Park - Christmas in July

Annual Events
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend!Activities include a bike parade, games and prizes, craft activities, campsite decorating and photos with Santa.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Aug 4 - 6, 2017

Baraga County Fair

Shows & Events
Location: Baraga County Fair Grounds, Pelkie
Contact Information: Fair Grounds
Phone: (906) 353-6542
Aug 5, 2017

Aspirus Copperman Triathlon/Duathlon

Annual Events
Location: Fort Wilkins State Park, Copper Harbor
The Copperman Triathlon comes to Ft. Wilkins State Park on US-41 in Copper Harbor. Swim tranquil Lake Fanny Hooe, bike the rocky shores of Lake Superior & run through the wilderness on shaded roads.
Contact Information: Crystal Holzberger
Phone: 906-337-7000
Aug 5, 2017

5th Annual Solar System Smackdown Mixer with the Keweenaw Roller Girls

Annual Events
Location: Houghton County Arena, Hancock
Aug 7 - 12, 2017

Missoula Children's Theatre presents: "Cinderella" at Crystal Theater

Arts &Theater
Location: Crystal Theater, Crystal Falls
Aug 11 - 12, 2017

Lake Gogebic State Park - Kayaking 101

Outdoor
Location: Lake Gogebic State Park, Marenisco
Meet at Lake Gogebic State Park for kayaking instruction with everything you need to learn how to kayak with the beautiful waters of Lake Gogebic as your training ground!
Phone: 906-842-3341
Aug 11 - 13, 2017

Lake Gogebic State Park - Finn Fest

Outdoor
Location: Lake Gogebic State Park, Marenisco
oin us at Lake Gogebic State Park to celebrate traditional Finnish and Upper Peninsula cultures! This is a gathering of families rooted in the Copper Country region of the U.P., but all are welcome to come and experience the culture and fun! Finn Fest is a family-focused weekend that has a long history in the park. Campers can expect the campground to be busy with children and families doing a variety of activities of their own choosing that are facilitated by the park. Activities include sing-a-longs, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and outdoor games. Event may be cancelled due to rain or hazardous weather conditions.
Phone: 906-842-3341
Sep 1 - 3, 2017

Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Contact Information: Copper Harbor Trails Club
Phone: 906-289-4303
Sep 9, 2017

12th Annual First National Bank of Wakefield Marathon

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Sunday Lake Pavilion, Wakefield
Phone: 906-285-4711
Sep 16, 2017

Keweenaw Roller Girls v. Kingsford Krush

Shows & Events
Location: Houghton County Arena, Hancock
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Alpha Haunted House

Shows & Events
Location: Alpha School, Alpha
The Alpha Haunted House is a multi level haunted house with four sets of stairs to go up and down each level. We have smoke machines and strobe lights going to help with the scare effects in the rooms. The haunted house is not handicap accessible. Any age is welcome to go through the haunted house. It's up to the parents and guardians discretion.
Dec 16, 2017

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
May 5, 2018

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton