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 10, 2016

Ted Vigil as John Denver at the Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Dec 10, 2016

Messiah at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Come celebrate Christmas at the Rozsa! The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Concert Choir combine for a performance of George Frederick Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah.
Dec 17, 2016

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Dec 26, 2016

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 4, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mark Fitting Memorial Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Michigan Information Center, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 7, 2017

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 7 - 8, 2017

Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus

Outdoor
Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Jan 8, 2017

SISU Snowshoe Events

Outdoor
Location: Ironwood
Jan 10 - Feb 6, 2017

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 11, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Bessemer

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Bessemer
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 14, 2017

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
Jan 18, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Ironwood

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 24, 2017

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents: Romeo & Juliet and Carmen at the Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Jan 25, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mannys Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Mannys Restaurant, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Jan 25, 2017

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents: Giselle at the Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
08:00 PM
Location: Rosza Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Jan 27 - 28, 2017

5th Annual IronLine Sled Dog Race/Fatbike Race

Annual Events
Location: Iron River
Phone: 906-265-9875
Jan 27 - 28, 2017

Backstage Jazz at the Rozsa

Music
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Continuing our 50 Years Of Jazz @MTU celebration, we feature the terrific jazz combos at MTU. Jaztec, Momentum, and more bring to life the great sounds from throughout the years.
Feb 1, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Miners Park Trail

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Miners Park Trail, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 4, 2017

Superior Wind Symphony presents: "Michigan Music" at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Superior Wind Symphony performs music by composers and artists who are from Michigan.
Feb 5, 2017

Retro Ski

Outdoor
12:30 PM
Location: Churning Rapids Triangle, Hancock
Retro ski will have a different format this year. Skiers will meet at the Tomasi trailhead at 12:30 and head out for some fun backcountry skiing through the Torangeau property and then on to Ruby Marsh. We’ll probably take set tracks back to the trailhead but the group can decide if it wants more backcountry skiing. After all that we’ll retire to a local restaurant of the group’s choice for beverages and food. Bring your wood skis, bamboo poles, knickers and wool clothing if you have it but if you don’t, don’t let that stop you from joining the group. All skiers are welcome regardless of ability or equipment. Speaking of ability, if abilities vary widely, we can split into two groups – an easy tour and an extended tour – and still feast together after we all are finished. Yes, backcountry means breaking trail but don’t let that keep you home; we’ll have plenty of skiers to rotate through being first to break trail and enough strong skiers that are happy to break trail and let slower/tired/novice skiers follow their path. Please contact either Jay Green at 487-5411 or John Diebel 281-1486 at if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers and can delay leaving somewhat if someone is late; best to speak to one of us as we’re both in and out of town frequently and only one of us may make the tour. Also call with any questions or concerns.
Contact Information: Jay
Phone: 906-487-5411
Feb 8 - 11, 2017

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 11, 2017

The Greatest Movie and Video Game Music at Rozsa Center

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
The KSO partners with Winter Carnival in a matinee pops concert featuring movie music (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings), video game tunes (Call of Duty, Zelda, Super Mario), and Metro Jazz Voices, a world-class Detroit-based vocal jazz group.
Phone: 906-487-2067
Feb 12, 2017

7th Annual Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club/Sons of Norway Barnelopet

Annual Events
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
Join us for a fun day of skiing at Hancock's Maasto Hiihto cross country ski trails. Registration is open to ages 3 through 17; parents encouraged to ski with their children if they wish. Registration time is 1 pm and start time is 2-3 pm. Start is at the Trailhead North of the Houghton County Arena.
Phone: 906-482-0292
Feb 16 - 18, 2017

Sexual Perversity in Chicago at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
The Obie awarding winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet explores the nature of sexual relationships: Their awkward, unreasonable natures, and how humans stubbornly cling to them in spite of heartache. First produced in 1974, the play continues to speak to generations of young adults in the unyielding clutches of sexual inelegance.
Feb 18, 2017

Tout a Trac presents Alice in Wonderland at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
02:30 & 07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Feb 22, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Schomberg Park

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Schomberg Park, Hurley Wi
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 23 - 25, 2017

Sexual Perversity in Chicago at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Obie awarding winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet explores the nature of sexual relationships: Their awkward, unreasonable natures, and how humans stubbornly cling to them in spite of heartache. First produced in 1974, the play continues to speak to generations of young adults in the unyielding clutches of sexual inelegance.
Feb 25, 2017

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
Mar 1, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - ABR Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: ABR Trails, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 3 - 5, 2017

7th 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 4, 2017

9th Annual Glide 'n Gorge

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
Mar 6 - 11, 2017

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 8, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mt Zion

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Mt Zion, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 11, 2017

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 11, 2017

12th Annual Hog-A-Thon Perch Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Bergland
Phone: 906-365-5050
Mar 15, 2017

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Wolverine Ski Trails

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 19, 2017

Michigan Tech Choirs presents: Music for a Sacred Space

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Houghton
Mar 25, 2017

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
This concert will feature the resident Research & Development Big Band, the Jazz Lab Band, and the fantastic, audience favorite the MTU Alumni Jazz Lab Band. Music will highlight the great repertoire from the last 50 years of Jazz at MTU.
Apr 1, 2017

Cor PowerSports XC Series Round 9 at Blackjack

Outdoor
Location: Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer
Apr 1, 2017

Orchid Ensemble & conScience at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble (erhu, zheng, and percussion) will present a concert of contemporary and traditional Chinese music. conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers will join the ensemble for the second half of the concert for performances of music for traditional Chinese instruments and chorus.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Apr 1 - 2, 2017

MESC Hillclimb/Hillcross at Blackjack

Outdoor
Location: Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer
Apr 13 - 15, 2017

West Side Story at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
West Side Story changed the very nature of American Musical Theatre. With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, the play was grounded in a distinctively modern sound with a passionately poetic statement: A place where everyone can grow beyond the confines of hate and poverty, a safe and beautiful place, a place for us.
Apr 20, 2017

En Fuego! at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
The bands of Michigan Tech perform music with heat and warmth.
Apr 21, 2017

Bon Voyage: South Africa! at Rozsa Gallery

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for Performing Arts, Houghton (Outside)
The Michigan Tech Concert Choir presents a concert of music prepared for its international concert tour to South Africa in May 2017.
Apr 22, 2017

Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk at Rozsa Center

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Cirque Mechanics, Pedal Punk is a Steampunk inspired performance where the audience can experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a wacky bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and he repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines and inspires the cyclist in all of us to become a Pedal Punk.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Apr 29, 2017

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Apr 30, 2017

Finlandia University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Paavo Nurmi Center, Hancock
Phone: 906-487-7348
May 12, 2017

Gogebic Community College Commencement

Annual Events
06:30 PM
Location: Ironwood
May 13, 2017

International Migratory Bird Day

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Phone: 906-289-4588
May 26 - 28, 2017

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
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
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 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!
Aug 4 - 6, 2017

Baraga County Fair

Shows & Events
Location: Baraga County Fair Grounds, Pelkie
Contact Information: Fair Grounds
Phone: (906) 353-6542
Sep 2 - 3, 2017

Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Contact Information: Copper Harbor Trails Club
Phone: 906-289-4303
Dec 8 - 10, 2017

"Sleigh Ride with the Claudettes" at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-4371
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