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 15 - 21, 2017

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
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.
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze

Annual Events
07:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Baraga
Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze.
Contact Information: Joe
Phone: 906-201-1264
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

One of the meanest, toughest performance rallys in North America.

Oct 20 - 22, 2017

Haunted Asylum at the Alpha Porter School

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Alpha
Oct 21, 2017

Push Physical Theatre's Dracula at the Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Experience the award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre's all new adaptation of the classic horror story. In his hunt for immortality, Renfield stumbles upon the Amulet of the Vampir, a lost jewel buried in the legend of Dracula, The Master. Caged in a cell and under the watchful eye of The Doctor, Renfield uncovers the secrets of eternal life as a mysterious Maiden arrives at the asylum. As the ties that bind the living and the dead begin to unravel, the lines between heroes and the devil begin to blur.http://www.pushtheatre.org
Phone: 906-487-2073
Oct 21, 2017

Lake Linden Farmers Market

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden Village Park, Lake Linden
The Farmers Market of Lake Linden runs every Saturday (10AM-2PM) until October featuring Live Music! Located in the Lake Linden Park that features a playground & a back drop of the Lake, on HWY 26 in Lake Linden. This family friendly market showcases farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the area. Come join in on the fun. Bring a blanket and enjoy the goods and the music.
Phone: 906-296-9911
Oct 24, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Backstage Jazz at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Join us in Club Rozsa featuring the Jazz Lab Band and the Research & Development Big Band. 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.
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Quincy Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Steam Hoist, Hancock
Phone: 906-482-3101
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

2017 Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Shafthouse, Hancock
Take a ride through a haunted mine. The earlier half will be for kids of all ages and the later half will be for the brave. Friday, October 27th - 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00 and 9:45pm Saturday, October 28th - 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00, and 9:45pm
Phone: 906-482-5569
Oct 28, 2017

Lake Linden Farmers Market

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden Village Park, Lake Linden
The Farmers Market of Lake Linden runs every Saturday (10AM-2PM) until October featuring Live Music! Located in the Lake Linden Park that features a playground & a back drop of the Lake, on HWY 26 in Lake Linden. This family friendly market showcases farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the area. Come join in on the fun. Bring a blanket and enjoy the goods and the music.
Phone: 906-296-9911
Oct 28, 2017

Eyes of Alice - Alice Cooper Tribute at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Oct 28 - 29, 2017

Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross Races

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

Two days of cyclocross racing in beautiful Copper Harbor with dinner, music, awards and more.

Contact Information: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 906-370-1997
Oct 31, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Nov 2, 2017

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: Voices of Light - The Passion of Joan of Arc

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers combine to perform Richard Einhorn's moving score to accompany the showing of The Passion of Joan of Arc, as part of the 41 North Film Festival. Voices of Light merges the legendary silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc, widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, with a live performance of a ravishing score by award-winning composer Richard Einhorn. Einhorn's compositions have been described as "hauntingly beautiful" and "sensational." An incredibly moving composition for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, Voices of Light has been hailed as "a triumph" (Los Angeles Times) and "an overwhelming experience" (Chicago Tribune).
Nov 2 - 5, 2017

12th Annual 41 North Film Festival at the Rozsa

Annual Events
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Nov 3, 2017

HIT Idol Season 7 at Ironwood Theatre

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 4, 2017

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park - Hiking 101

Outdoor
Location: Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5206
Nov 4, 2017

Lee DeWyze at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 11, 2017

Superior Wind Symphony presents: Perfectly Frank! at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Nov 11 - 19, 2017

2017 Christmas Tree Galleria

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian
Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 15 - 16, 2017

Tech Theatre presents: Fires in the Mirror at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Nov 18, 2017

9th Annual Christmas Bazaar

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Ewen/Trout Creek School, Ewen
Our Annual Christmas Bazaar and slightly used item sale included many unique gift idea's for your Christmas shopping. Plus, each vendor's table will include a raffle prize. Luncheon also available.
Contact Information: Mary Lou Driesenga
Phone: 906-827-3842
Nov 18, 2017

Lee Murdock at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes,” Lee Murdock’s work is an anthem to the people who live, work, and play along the freshwater highways of North America. Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in the Great Lakes. There is an amazing timelessness in this music. Great Lakes songs are made of hard word, hard living, ships that go down and ships that come in. Noted as a fluent instrumentalist, Murdock's musical influences span fifteen generations, combining ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles with his flair for storytelling in songs.
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 23, 2017

Turkey Trot

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: UP Health System - Portage, Hancock
Join us for a 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. This is a great event for the entire family! Participants will meet at the front lobby of UP Health System - Portage in Hancock to register. Walkers and runners will head out on Portage Dr, then east onto Ingot to connect with the Hancock/Calumet trail. Participants will continue on the trail until Tomasi Rd where they will loop around to finish at the hospital. Snacks and refreshments will be served in the hospital lobby following the Turkey Trot.
Nov 25, 2017

Home for the Holidays Gift Mart

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
20th Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart will be held at the Rozsa Center on the campus of Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI. It features some of the best artists and craftspeople of the area. Admission to the event is free.
Contact Information: Kari Price
Phone: 9064872390
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2017

Tech Theatre presents: Fires in the Mirror at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Dec 2, 2017

41st Annual Poor Artists Sale

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: CLK Gymnasium, Calumet
The 41st annual Poor Artists Sale will be held Saturday, December 2nd at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet from 11am to 4pm and is hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Council as a benefit for the Community Arts Center in Hancock. This year’s sale offers the work of more than 60 artists. Shoppers will find handmade jewelry and pottery, holiday wreaths, ornaments, baskets, wood art, glass, fiber arts, photography and much more. Shop and visit with friends in a relaxing, social atmosphere, renew your Arts Council membership (or join for the first time) and enjoy homemade treats at our hospitality table. For more information stop by the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock.
Contact Information: Bonnie Loukus
Phone: 906-482-2333
Dec 2, 2017

Santa Train

Annual Events
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden
Visit with Santa and ride the Steam engine with his elves.
Dec 8, 2017

Christmas Concert at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Dec 8, 2017

Aspirus Foundation Christmas Concert at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theatre, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Dec 8 - 9, 2017

Hometown Christmas - Crystal Falls

Annual Events
Location: Crystal Falls
Dec 9, 2017

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: Sinfonia Antartica

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs Vaughan Williams’ tragic winter symphony, Sinfonia Antartica, for large orchestra, wind machine, women’s chorus, and soprano soloist. This work traces the ill-fated Terra Nova Antarctic expedition in 1912, in which Captain Robert Scott attempted to be the first to reach the South Pole, but his entire party died on the return journey. Also on the program is a world premiere by local composer Libby Meyer.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Dec 9, 2017

The Prophecy: Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Dec 10, 2017

Landscape Concert at McArdle Theatre

Music
03:00 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
A matinee concert of chamber music celebrating the Landscape, special places and the National Parks.
Dec 10, 2017

Landscape Concert at McArdle Theatre

Music
03:00 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
A matinee concert of chamber music celebrating the Landscape, special places and the National Parks.
Phone: 906-487-2073
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 17, 2017

The Lettermen Christmas at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

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

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

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
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 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 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
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