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.

 

Feb 13, 2016

"Under the Northern Star" One-Act Play

Arts &Theater
02:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Calumet High School will perform Under the Northern Star, an original one-act play written specifically for this competition by local playwright Kris Kyro. The play speaks to the unique heritage of our area
Contact Information: Lori Weir
Phone: 9064872980
Feb 13, 2016

The Age of Love at Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
02:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Feb 13, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Nearly 80 Old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers while snowshoers make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter where the park naturalist will have a campfire going and provide some refreshments. The ski trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing or snowshoeing at night is always a challenge. The lanterns are on the Superior Trail immediately across the street from the ski hill entrance.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 13, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. We can provide snowshoes if needed, just arrive a few minutes early if you need to borrow snow shoes. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 17, 2016

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Peterson Falls

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Hurley Animal Clinic, Hurley WI
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 18 - 20, 2016

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2067
Feb 20, 2016

Superior Wind Symphony presents: "Be Here Now" at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Feb 20, 2016

Snowburst 2016 - 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!
Contact Information: Jenifer Varecha
Phone: 906-885-5256
Feb 20, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. We can provide snowshoes if needed, just arrive a few minutes early if you need to borrow snow shoes. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 20, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Nearly 80 Old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers while snowshoers make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter where the park naturalist will have a campfire going and provide some refreshments. The ski trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing or snowshoeing at night is always a challenge. The lanterns are on the Superior Trail immediately across the street from the ski hill entrance.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 24, 2016

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mannys Walk

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Mannys Restaurant, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Feb 25 - 27, 2016

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Feb 27, 2016

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: Celebration of Concertos at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-3200
Feb 27, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park, Silver City
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. We can provide snowshoes if needed, just arrive a few minutes early if you need to borrow snow shoes. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 27, 2016

Red Jacket Cyclotron - UP Cross Snowcross Race

Outdoor
05:00 PM
Location: Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton
Feb 27, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City
Nearly 80 Old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers while snowshoers make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter where the park naturalist will have a campfire going and provide some refreshments. The ski trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing or snowshoeing at night is always a challenge. The lanterns are on the Superior Trail immediately across the street from the ski hill entrance.
Phone: 906-885-5275
Mar 2, 2016

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Mt Zion

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Mt Zion, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 5, 2016

Great Bear Chase

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: 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 16, 2016

Superior Snowshoe Walks - Wolverine Ski Trails

Outdoor
06:30 PM
Location: Wolverine Ski Trails, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-3332
Mar 19, 2016

Larry Gatlin at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Mar 25, 2016

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, A Live-Action Graphic Novel at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Apr 7 - 10, 2016

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "The Winter's Tale" at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Apr 9, 2016

Superior Wind Symphony/Campus Concert Band: Pageantry

Music
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Apr 15, 2016

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Expect a great evening of jazz, connecting not only the many generations of jazz, but also the musical legacy of the late Don Keranen to the performance of students in Michigan Tech’s jazz studies program. As one of the Copper Country’s most talented musicians, Don was a tremendous innovator at Michigan Tech. He developed the jazz studies program, which today includes two big bands, three combos and academic courses in Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, and Jazz Arranging. He also instituted and developed the MTU Wind Ensemble, known today as Superior Winds.
Apr 16, 2016

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra: "Shakespeare at the Symphony" at Calumet Theatre

Music
06:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Apr 23, 2016

Songs of the Earth: Concert Choir & conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Apr 23, 2016

Michigan Tech Concert Choir & conScience: Songs of the Earth

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Apr 30, 2016

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
May 1, 2016

Finlandia University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Paavo Nurmi Center, Hancock
Phone: 906-487-7348
May 6, 2016

Gogebic Community College Commencement

Annual Events
06:30 PM
Location: Ironwood
Jun 18, 2016

Keweenaw Tread Fest

Outdoor
Location: Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Ontonagon Copperfest

Festivals
Location: Ontonagon
Jul 1 - 4, 2016

Amasa 125th Celebration

Festivals
Location: Amasa
Jul 16, 2016

41st Annual Canal Run

Annual Events
07:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: 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
Sep 19, 2016

Jeffers' 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run and 1/2 Marathon

Annual Events
07:00 AM To 10:00 AM
Location: Jeffers High School, Painesdale
Jeffers' 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run and 1/2 Marathon benefits the Jeffers' Athletic Program Registration begins at 7AM 1/2 Marathon begins at 8AM 5K Walk/Run begins at 9AM
Contact Information: Steve Lishinski
Phone: 9064820599
Apr 30, 2017

Finlandia University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Paavo Nurmi Center, Hancock