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 26 - 28, 2015

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Antigone"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

5th 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
Feb 28, 2015

Keweenaw Winter TSD Rallye

Shows & Events
Location: Houghton
Feb 28, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness 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
Feb 28, 2015

Michigan Nature Association - Back Country Ski at Redwyn's Dunes

Outdoor
01:00 PM
Location: Redwyn's Dunes, near Calumet
Bring along snacks and water and skiis, and enjoy a backcountry ski to and around the picturesque dunes, led by steward Phil Quenzi.
Feb 28, 2015

Superior Wind Symphony presents: "Day Into Night" at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Feb 28, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness 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 28, 2015

S.K.Y. Talent Show at Calumet Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015

Ski Brule - Anniversary Weekend

Outdoor
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Celebrate our skiing history and dress in vintage clothing for a chance to win a 2015/16 season pass!! Prizes will be awarded to best dress in 3 groups-20′s/30′s/40′s,50′s-60′s/70′s-80′s Activities all weekend, follow the link for more information: http://skibrule.com/event/anniversary-weekend-2/
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Mar 1, 2015

Glide 'n Gorge

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
The event features a ski through the Swedetown Creek gorge at the Maasto Hiihto trails in Hancock, with food stops along the way. Tickets are available at Down Wind Sports in Houghton and Cross Country Sports in Calumet. They are $20 until Friday, Feb 27, then $25 on the day of the event at the Four Seasons Chalet just north of the Houghton County Arena.
Phone: 906-482-4578
Mar 2 - 6, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 6 - 8, 2015

While the Lights Were Out at Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Fri & Sat at 7pm Sun 2pm
Phone: 906-932-0618
Mar 7, 2015

35th Annual Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon/Junior Bear Chase

Annual Events
Location: Swedetown Trails, Calumet
The Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! We have distances for all skiers, from our signature 50k races, to 25k or 10k events that are great for skiers of all levels. The Great Bear Chase has earned a nation-wide reputation as a laid-back, skier-oriented weekend that allows skiers of all experience levels to finish their season with a high quality event. New for 2015, 50k Skiathlon.
Phone: 906-483-1153
Mar 7 - 8, 2015

Ski Brule - Brule Bash

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Events All Weekend Treasure Hunt * Petting Zoo * Moonbounce * Mattress Race * SUPER NASTAR * Tug of War * Music & Dancing * Sled Dog Rides * Potato Sack Race * Egg Toss * Silly Slalom * Snow Bowling * Face Painting * Three Leg Race * Groomer Rides * Karoake … MORE TO COME!! Costume Contest Daily & Winner Receives a 2015/16 Ski Brule Season Pass!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Mar 8, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
One of the most enchanted venues for endurance sport in the midwest. Ancient mountains overlook the largest freshwater lake in the world. The Porcupine Mountains receive abundant lake effect snowfall that typically lasts well into April. Combine this with the largest stand of old growth forest in the midwest and rolling, groomed trails and you have the ingredients for a world class snowshoe course.
Mar 9 - 13, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 14, 2015

The Church of Cash at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Mar 14, 2015

10th Annual Hog-A-Thon Perch Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Bergland
Phone: 906-365-5050
Mar 16, 2015

Macbeth at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Mar 16 - 20, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 21, 2015

Mountain Lions/Pat's Motorsports Adventure Mountain Hill Challenge

Outdoor
Location: Greenland
Phone: 906-884-4866
Mar 22, 2015

Michigan Nature Association - Snowshoe at Keweenaw Shores

Outdoor
01:00 PM
Location: Esrey Park, near Eagle Harbor
Meet at Esrey Park, about 6 miles east of Eagle Harbor on M-26. Karena Schmidt will lead the hike through a winter wonderland on an intimate trail leading through several forest communities to Brockway Mountain Drive.
Mar 23 - 27, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Shows & Events
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Mar 28, 2015

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
In honor of the groundbreaking work done by the late Don Keranen, the MTU Jazz Lab Band, Research and Development Big Band, and special guests honor this legacy in a celebratory concert. Join Director of Jazz Studies, Mike Irish and all of the MTU Jazz performers for this memorable evening of jazz!

Mar 28 - 29, 2015

Ski Brule - Life's a Mountain

Recreation
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join us March 28-29, 2015 for our Life’s a Mountain Beach Party! Enjoy the spring time weather with activities here at Ski Brule planned throughout the weekend! Saturday Activities: 10:30-Potato Sack Races 1:00-Water Balloon Toss 2:00-Photo Shoot Sunday Activities: 11:00-Limbo Contest 12:00-Face Painting 1:00-Minute to Win It 2:00-Three Leg Race
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Mar 30 - 31, 2015

The Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa Gallery

Shows & Events
08:00 AM
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Awards are made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.Visit the Great Lakes Showcase page for the Prospectus, exhibit information, the showcase director, and awards.
Apr 4 - 5, 2015

Ski Brule - Easter & Brunch

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join in on the Easter Weekend festivities at Ski Brule! With weekend activities planned, it’s sure to be a good time for all ages! Join in on the search for the Golden Egg hidden somewhere on the mountain and win a 2015/16 Season Pass!! Sunday features Ski Brule’s own Easter Brunch! Nothing says kickoff to spring time than a good ole’ Easter Brunch!! A menu featuring Eggs, Ham, French Toast, Pancakes, Roast Beef, Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Salads and of course Dessert is sure to get your taste buds watering! Saturday Activities: 10:00-Egg & Spoon Race 11:00-Tug of War 2:00 Potato Sack Race Sunday Activities: 10-2:00 Easter Brunch at the Brule Lodge 11:00 Egg Toss 1:00 Egg Hunt
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Apr 4 - May 31, 2015

Smithsonian Exhibit - The Way We Worked

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Ironwood
The Way We Worked Smithsonian Exhibit is located in the historic Downtown Art Place. Visitors can see the exhibit along with many other exhibits and historically inspired art, a Longyear mini-exhibit on loan from the Marquette Regional History Center and it's all FREE and open to the public.
Contact Information: Sandy Sharp
Phone: 906-364-1296
Apr 9 - 11, 2015

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "The Producers"

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Apr 13 - 17, 2015

Student Art & Design Show at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
Apr 15, 2015

Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Symphony Concert at Calumet Theatre

Music
06:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Apr 18, 2015

Concert Choir & conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Apr 20 - 24, 2015

Student Art & Design Show at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
Apr 23 - 26, 2015

The Glass Menagerie at Theatre North

Arts &Theater
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-4371
Apr 24, 2015

In the Throes of Radio at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Experience music that owes a debt to the invention of radio. This world-premier event features music by Michigan Tech's own Libby Meyer, as well as music by Alex Shapiro, Jonathan Newman, Jennifer Higdon, and John Luther Adams.
Apr 25, 2015

Support Your Cause Tour - Scott Helmer at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Independent touring and recording artist Scott Helmer, who has opened for iconic acts such as Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country, is spending an entire year traveling more than 25,000 miles across America, performing 200+ concerts in venues ranging from historic theatres to Harley-Davidson dealerships, all to help raise $1 million for good causes.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Apr 25, 2015

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: "Suites!" at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-3200
May 2, 2015

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
May 9, 2015

35th Annual Chassell Country Western Show at Calumet Theatre

Annual Events
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
May 15 - 16, 2015

Accent Concert at Theatre North

Music
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-4371
May 16 - 17, 2015

9th Annual Lake Gogebic Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Lake Gogebic

Sponsored bythe Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce

 

Contact Information: LGACC
Phone: 888-464-3242
May 25, 2015

Lake Superior Trail Run

Outdoor
Location: Lake Superior Trailhead, Silver City
Phone: 906-285-4711
Jun 13, 2015

Bewabic State Park - Youth Fishing Derby

Recreation
11:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish and as part of the casting competition. Meet at the park pavillion. Youth 15 and under may participate in the derby
Phone: 906-875-3324
Jun 13, 2015

10th 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.
Jun 16, 2015

Bewabic State Park - 5th Annual Total Women in the Outdoors

Annual Events
03:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Join the DNR and our partners at NORTHSTAR in this growing event as we experience many different ways for women to enjoy the outdoors. Activities, prizes, and food will be provided. Rain date is June 18. Register through NORTHSTAR Health Systems by calling 906-265-0477.
Contact Information: NorthStar Health System
Phone: 906-265-0477
Jun 19 - 20, 2015

Bridgefest

Annual Events
Location: Houghton/Hancock Waterfronts

Help celebrate the "birthday" of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge with a parade, arts & crafts show, live entertainment, dances, fireworks and more.

Jun 20, 2015

Longest Day Fishing Tournament

Recreation
06:00 AM To 03:30 PM
Location: Copper Harbor State Dock, Copper Harbor
The Longest Day Fishing Tournament is held on the waters of Copper Harbor, Lac La Belle, Eagle Harbor and Lake Medora (All 4 locations have DNR Parks and Recreation Division facilities). No boat is permitted more than 5 miles from the Lake Superior Shoreline. Fishing tentatively begins at 6:00 am, and ends at 3:30 pm. The awards ceremony will be held at 8:00 pm at the Mariner North in Copper Harbor. Check in and weighing of fish will be done at the Gaslite General Store. A pre-tournament meeting will be held on Friday at the Copper Harbor Community Building and will include refreshments, live music and a fish boil.
Contact Information: Don Kauppi
Phone: 906-289-4637
Jun 27, 2015

Pasty Fest

Annual Events
Location: Agassiz Park, Calumet

Celebrate the pasty! Events at Agassiz Park in Calumet include music, games, the pasty parade and the annual pasty baking contest.

Phone: 906-337-6246
Jul 4, 2015

Baraga State Park - 4th of July Festivities

Annual Events
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Celebrate Independence Day at Baraga State Park! Festivities include a bike parade, scavenger hunt and games on July 4th, plus local fireworks over the bay, Baraga Lumberjack Days events and a parade. Some other activities include a scavenger hunt and traditional games like water balloon toss, three-legged race, and potato sack race with prizes! Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Activities will be held at Baraga State Park's pavilion and playground.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Jul 4, 2015

Independence Day Celebration - Copper Harbor

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

Watch our annual parade at 10:00 am. Play games and enjoy a cookout by the Copper Harbor Volunteer Fire Department in the Township Park. And of course a fantastic fireworks display at dusk. Don't miss it!

Jul 11, 2015

2015 Miners Revenge

Outdoor
12:00 PM
Location: Greenland
Jul 11, 2015

Baraga State Park - Rec 101 & 202: Intro to Kayaking

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 11, 2015

Bewabic State Park - Go Get Outdoors Day

Outdoor
11:00AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
GO-Get Outdoors at Bewabic State Park! This free event is intended to encourage outdoor recreation by hosting a variety of introductory programs including fishing and kayaking. We'll provide all the necessary equipment and instruction so families can learn the basics. There will also be plenty of fun backyard games.
Phone: 906-875-3324
Jul 18, 2015

26th Annual North Country 100 Bike Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Sunday Lake, Wakefield
Riders will travel over rolling terrain, past lakes and forests and enjoy the wildflowers and scenery of the Upper Peninsula. Routes for the 100 mile and 100 kilometer are designed with more experienced riders in mind. The 25 mile route follows a moderate terrain. All three tours are open to any rider aged 12 and older, so riders should keep in mind their own limits. Check Point/Aid stations will be provided along the route, upon return a meal will be available. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All riders are required to have helmets.





100 Mile Tour - Must be registered before July 13, 2013 and a minimum of 10 riders required to hold the 100 Mile Tour.





All riders start together, there are no late or early starts. See Registration/Entry Form for more details.
Phone: 906-224-2222
Jul 24, 2015

Baraga State Park - 10th Annual 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 8, 2015

Baraga State Park - Rec 101 & 202: Intro to Kayaking

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Learn the basics of kayaking and try out kayaking on the Keweenaw Bay! There will a Kayaking 101 program for beginner level and a Kayaking 202 program 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. Personal floatation devices (PFDs) must be worn at all times. No pre-registration is 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 a.m.-noon Kayaking 202 - 1-3 p.m.
Phone: 906-353-6558
Aug 15, 2015

9th Annual Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Calumet

The 9th Annual Great Deer Chase mountain bike race will be held on August 16 at the Swedetown Trail system off Swedetown Road in Calumet. The event, held in conjunction with Calumet's Heritage Days, will feature 15 and 28 mile cross country races as well as 3 and 4.25 mile youth races. There will also be a 40-yard Fawn Chase untimed youth race.


Races start at 10 am (Eastern) at the Calumet Colosseum. An awards ceremony will be held at 4 pm. Registration forms will be available online and registration will be open at Cross Country Sports in downtown Calumet.

Phone: 906-337-1300
Sep 11 - 12, 2015

Baraga State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Trick-or-Treat! Activities include Face Painting, Kids Craft Activities and Games, Campsite Decorating, Trick-or-treating, Bobbing for Apples, Costume Contests, prizes and more.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Sep 11 - 13, 2015

37th Annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Lake Gogebic

Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament on beautiful Lake Gogebic in the Western U.P. Tournament ends with free fish fry for contestants at Gogebic Lodge at 2pm on Sunday.
1st place prize $1000, 2nd-$500, 3rd-$200 w/prizes thru 10th place. Prizes for largest Northern, Smallmouth & Perch also.
Entry fee: $50. Send entry w/name, address,phone# to LGACC, P.O. Box 114, Bergland, MI 49910. Details on www.lakegogebicarea.com or will be sent when entry fee is sent.

Contact Information: Mary Lou Driesenga
Phone: 1-888-464-3242
Sep 12, 2015

10th Annual First National Bank of Wakefield Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Sunday Lake Pavilion, Wakefield
Phone: 906-285-4711
Sep 19, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City
The Porcupine Mountains are one of the largest tracts of wilderness east of the Mississippi River. The Porcupine Mts overlook Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake on Earth. The coastline is remote and rugged. The marathon course includes some of the most remarkable single track in the midwest and takes runners past tranquil and remote Mirror Lake and along the classic Escarpment Trail where you can almost reach out and touch soaring hawks as you overlook Lake of the Clouds. This event completes a trio of deeply inspiring trail marathon hosted by Great Lakes Endurance (Waugoshance, Grand Island, and Porcupine Mtns) offering runners the best of what Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes have to offer.
Phone: 717-715-0360
Sep 19 - 20, 2015

Bewabic State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Come to Bewabic State Park's Harvest Festival for a great weekend of campsite decorating, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. There will also be a costume contest. Participants should meet at the pavilion in the day use area.
Phone: (906) 875-3324
Oct 9 - 11, 2015

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
Jul 1 - 4, 2016

Amasa 125th Celebration

Festivals
Location: Amasa