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.

 

Sep 24, 2017

Stephen Foster Tribute at Crystal Theatre

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-3208
Sep 24, 2017

The Superior Wind Symphony presents Yearning to Breathe Free at Rozsa Center

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Sep 26, 2017

http://www.facebook.com/Ironwood.Township.Farmers.Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Sep 26, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Sep 26, 2017

Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Houghton
Every Tuesday next to Portage Lake District Library and bike path. Offering regionally produced jams, jellies, bakery, meat, syrup, honey, vegetables, soaps, lotions, and crafted art
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Sep 27, 2017

Baraga Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Baraga County Historical Museum, Baraga
Phone: 906-334-2790
Sep 27 - 30, 2017

Festival Ruska

Annual Events
Location: Hancock
Festival Ruska is back for 2017! This annual fall festival, which is scheduled for September 27-30, is hosted by Finlandia University to celebrate the Keweenaw Peninsula’s Finnish roots through incredible cultural activities. In the Copper Country, much like in Finland, September ends with an explosion of color in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska,’ when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland and it’s a popular time for folks to get out and enjoy nature. At Festival Ruska, Finlandia University is celebrating the arrival of the Copper Country’s ruska with a variety of cultural activities. “This year’s lineup of events will make for a memorable fall weekend in the Copper Country,” Vice President of University Relations Karin Van Dyke said. “We’re proud to be offering events for people of all ages and interests, we know you’ll find something you will love on this year’s list of events.” Festival Ruska’s premier events include a French-Canadian Dance featuring the Thimbleberry Band on Wednesday night at the Finnish American Heritage Center and Runebergskören BSB, a Swedish-speaking male choir from Hancock’s sister city of Porvoo, Finland on Saturday night at the Calumet Theatre. Tickets are available now for the choir, $10 for adults and $5 for children through the theatre’s box office. During the day on Wednesday, September 27 there will a presentation on U.P. dialect by Dr. Wil Rankinen from Grand Valley State University and a book signing by Meredith Fuller, who recently released a Finnish-American mystery novel. Also this year, there is a Mölkky tournament on Quincy Green Thursday night, Bakers and Books at North Wind Books Thursday morning and the debut of “Festival Ruska Bad Movie Night” Friday at Wargelin Hall on FinnU’s campus.
Phone: 906-487-7347
Sep 30, 2017

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-334-2790
Sep 30, 2017

Music-O-Rama Concert at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
All of the major music ensembles at Michigan Tech combine for a concert that celebrates the musical diversity of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. A fast paced concert with performers in different parts of the hall will keep audiences on their toes. Featuring performances by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, Superior Wind Symphony, Jazz Lab Band, conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, Michigan Tech Concert Choir, other small student ensembles and music by student composers.
Sep 30, 2017

3rd Annual Harvest & Haunt Fall Festival

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Iron County C of C, Iron River
Sep 30, 2017

Beethoven and Banjos Music Festival

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
The Beethoven and Banjos third annual music festival returns to the U.P.in late September. Artistic director and U.P. native, Evan Premo, brings together stellar musicians to collaborate on a distinctive mix of classical and folk music.
Contact Information: Bette Premo
Phone: 906-822-7889
Sep 30, 2017

Bethoven and Banjos at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Oct 1, 2017

Beethoven and Banjos Music Festival

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
The Beethoven and Banjos third annual music festival returns to the U.P.in late September. Artistic director and U.P. native, Evan Premo, brings together stellar musicians to collaborate on a distinctive mix of classical and folk music.
Contact Information: Bette Premo
Phone: 906-822-7889
Oct 3, 2017

Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Houghton
Every Tuesday next to Portage Lake District Library and bike path. Offering regionally produced jams, jellies, bakery, meat, syrup, honey, vegetables, soaps, lotions, and crafted art
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Oct 3, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Oct 6, 2017

Rolling Thunder at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Oct 6 - 7, 2017

Howl-O-Scream Haunted House

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Meadowbrook Arena, L'Anse
Oct 6 - 8, 2017

MTU Family Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

Michigan Tech welcomes family and alumni for the annual MTU Homecoming and Family Weekend activities.

Contact Information: COMPASS
Phone: 906-487-3558
Oct 7, 2017

Jamie Kallestad in Concert

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Folk School
Artist in Residence Jamie Kallestad presents a concert of songs created during his residency and in previous adventures.
Contact Information: Sherrie McCabe
Phone: 906-884-2345
Oct 7, 2017

Younce Guitar Duo at the Orpheum Theatre

Music
08:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Orpheum Theatre, Hancock
A unique father and son instrumental collaboration creating intricate, flowing & rhythmic sonic weavings inspired by Latin, Jazz and World Music. A duo since 2009, Jerry and Ryan's have been astounding audiences across the midwest with their exquisite original compositions and superb musicianship. What people are saying about Younce Guitar Duo "Their sets are always so beautifully crafted with intricate melodies that create an intimate experience. Their warm, soulful sound is always accessible and consistently strong and energetic." John Dow Williams, Owner of Johnny's Speakeasy, Ann Arbor "…..a couple guitar wizards who blitzed our audience with awe inspiring riffs!" Anthony Williams, Owner Freshwater Concert Venue "The show was exceptional. These guys really know how to play!" Mike Shupe, Owner Orpheum Theatre, Hancock, MI
Contact Information: Rebeca Glotfelty
Phone: 2318386460
Oct 7, 2017

Beerfest

Festivals
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Park, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7444
Oct 7, 2017

Quincy Smelter Tour

Shows & Events
11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Hancock
Its come again! The last tour of the season at the Quincy Smelter. Cost: $5.00 per person, children under 10 free. Not only do you get to see the last intact copper smelter from America's industrial age, you'll be out near the middle of the Portage Canal, looking up and down the mountains surrounding us at what promises to be the beautiful fall colors of the Keweenaw. Directions: Go over the bridge between Houghton and Hancock, turn right on to M-26 for 1/4 mile and turn at the sign.
Phone: 906-369-3797
Oct 7, 2017

Baraga County Beer Fest

Festivals
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Waterfront Park, L'Anse
Phone: 906-353-8808
Oct 7, 2017

Lake Linden Farmers Market

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden Village Park, Lake Linden
The Farmer's Market will be held every Saturday, July - October (10 AM - 2 PM). This family friendly market showcases farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, hand crafted items, community causes and local information about the area. Come join in on the fun and the live music. Located in the Lake Linden Village Park that features a playground & a back drop of the Lake, on HWY M26 in Lake Linden.
Phone: 906-296-9911
Oct 7, 2017

Calumet Golf Club Fall Best Ball

Outdoor
Location: Calumet Golf Club, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-3911
Oct 7 - 8, 2017

Mount Bohemia Trail Running Festival

Outdoor
Location: Mount Bohemia, Lac La Belle
The Mount Bohemia Trail Running Festival is situated in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula overlooking beautiful Lake Superior and Lac La Belle. Join us for an epic weekend of running in terrain that will take your breath away both literally and figuratively. The races are challenging, yet engaging; well worth the push to the top to see the spectacular views! Our resort staff and fabulous volunteers will make your stay one you will never forget. October is prime color season. Bring the family to ride the chair lifts and take in the amazing atmosphere this weekend brings!
Phone: 906-289-4105
Oct 10, 2017

Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Houghton
Every Tuesday next to Portage Lake District Library and bike path. Offering regionally produced jams, jellies, bakery, meat, syrup, honey, vegetables, soaps, lotions, and crafted art
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Oct 10, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Oct 12 - 14, 2017

Picasso at the Lepin Agile at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Come have drinks with Picasso and Einstein as delightfully imagined by Steve Martin! Tech Theatre presents Steve Martin’s thoughtfully comedic look at the 20th century. Sitting down for a few drinks at the Lapin Agile major and imaginary figures of the 20th century join us and in an evening we live through the perspective shifting experience of the 20th century. A century in an evening that makes it impossible to experience reality in the same way ever again.
Oct 13, 2017

Huskies Pep Band: Scrambling All the Way/50 Years of Bestriped Irreverence! at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Michigan Tech Pep Band's 50th year of scrambling.
Oct 13 - 14, 2017

Howl-O-Scream Haunted House

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Meadowbrook Arena, L'Anse
Oct 14, 2017

Anglin' Wayne and the Trollers at Crystal Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-3208
Oct 14, 2017

Adventure: Navigation in the Wilderness

Shows & Events
09:00 AM To 09:30 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Folk School
Use compass skills, topo maps, UTM coordinates. the sun and other stars to navigate the wilderness with confidence.
Contact Information: Coriane Penegor
Phone: 906-884-7663
Oct 14, 2017

3rd Annual St Agnes Fall Festival

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Iron River
Oct 14, 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 14 - 15, 2017

The Red Jacket Jamboree at Calumet Theatre

Music
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
The Red Jacket Jamboree, an old-time radio variety show, will showcase stories and songs from Michigan’s Copper Country. Musicians, singer/songwriters, poets, and storytellers will perform in front of a live audience here at the historic Calumet Theatre. The show will be radio broadcasted at a later date. The Red Jacket Jamboree is a production of Real People Media and Main Street Calumet, which produced the show’s precursor, The Red Metal Radio Show (RMRS) from 2009-2013. The Red Jacket Jamboree with add contemporary narratives to the historical features of the RMRS making it similar in format to shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and The Prairie Home Companion. The debut show in October will be followed by a full season of performances in 2018. The participants involved with bringing The Red Jacket Jamboree to life will include local and regional musicians, poets, storytellers, singer/songwriters, actors sound effects professionals and theatre and audio and video professionals. There will also be appearances by nationally know performers. If you are interested in participating in The Red Jacket Jamboree or would like to learn more, please visit www.realpeoplemedia.org.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Oct 15, 2017

Adventure: Navigation in the Wilderness

Shows & Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Folk School
Further polish your navigation skills using compass, topo map, UTM coordinates, the sun and other stars.
Contact Information: Coriane Penegor
Phone: 906-884-7663
Oct 17, 2017

Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Houghton
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Oct 17, 2017

Ironwood Township Farmer's Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Airport Park, Ironwood
Oct 18 - 20, 2017

Picasso at the Lepin Agile at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Come have drinks with Picasso and Einstein as delightfully imagined by Steve Martin! Tech Theatre presents Steve Martin’s thoughtfully comedic look at the 20th century. Sitting down for a few drinks at the Lapin Agile major and imaginary figures of the 20th century join us and in an evening we live through the perspective shifting experience of the 20th century. A century in an evening that makes it impossible to experience reality in the same way ever again.
Oct 20, 2017

Boo on the Bay

Shows & Events
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Downtown L'Anse
Ttrick or treat in Downtown L'Anse! Just look for the "Boo On The Bay" Sign to tell you "witch" business are participating - collect Cookies, Candy and other Treats - Free Petting Zoo at the Firehall and Horse Drawn Wagon rides. Event sponsored by L'Anse DDA
Contact Information: Susan
Phone: 906-524-7899
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

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

Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Haunted Asylum at the Alpha Porter School

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Alpha
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 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

Quincy Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Steam Hoist, Hancock
Phone: 906-482-3101
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 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 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 Annula 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 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 15 - 16, 2017

Tech Theatre presents: Fires in the Mirror at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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
May 5, 2018

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton