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.

 

Aug 8 - Oct 24, 2014

The Outliers: Regarding the Space(s) Between Genders at Rozsa Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Gallery, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Sep 20, 2014 - 2015

Fort Wilkins Historic Stat Park - 8th Annual Geocaching Event and 1st Annual Spoo-tacular Fall Event

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor, Mi. 49918
Spend the day Geocaching at our fort and nearby scenic areas, we are registered on geocaching.com; Hot Dog Roast and Potluck, Site Decorating Contest, Trick or Treating and Coloring Contest for the children, Marshmellow Roast and Contest Winners announced in evening; Check out the spooked up Fort at night.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer
Phone: 906-289-4215
Sep 21 - 26, 2014

16th Annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival

Arts &Theater
Location: Hancock
The 16th annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival will be presented by Finlandia University from September 21 to September 26, 2014, in Chicago, Hancock, and Calumet. This year's festival musicians will feature classical pianist, Kristina Annamukhamedova, whose repertoire will feature the works of Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Sibelius, and a female a cappella vocal group, Ensemble Norma, whose music straddles folk, pop and jazz.



For additional details and ticket information, call 906-487-7250 or visit www.finlandia.edu/sibelius.
Contact Information: Leslie Dukes
Phone: 906-487-7250
Sep 25, 2014

7th Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour

Annual Events
Location: Adventure Mine, Greenland
Sep 25 - 28, 2014

36th Annual Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Annual Events
Location: Bessemer
Phone: 906-663-0237
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

37th Annual Log Jamboree

Annual Events
Location: Ewen

Come and enjoy the Scheer's Lumberjack Show in Ewen, MI.

Contact Information: Raemie
Phone: 906-988-2424
Sep 26 - 28, 2014

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Sep 27, 2014

Red Tail Ring and Mark Dvorak at Crystal Theatre

Music
06:00 PM To 08:15 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Americana roots duo Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo share the stage with folk singer Mark Dvorak, making old songs sound new and new soungs sound familiar. Reception with refreshements following event.
Contact Information: Rhonda Wickerham
Phone: 906-367-4072
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Apple Festival & Flea Market

Annual Events
Location: Beechwood Hall, Iron River
Phone: 906-265-3208
Sep 27, 2014

41st Annual Copper Country Color Tour

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

The Copper Country Cycling Club is proud to announce the 41st annual Copper Country Color Tour, to take place on September 28th in Houghton, MI. Join us for a 50k, 100k, or 200k ride around the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula in peak color season! Since the tour is officially “over the hill” now, we will be making this tour one to remember!


Phone: 2188384913
Sep 27, 2014

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Sep 27 - 28, 2014

3rd Annual Float Plane "Splash In"

Outdoor
Location: Lake Fanny Hooe, Copper Harbor
Oct 4, 2014

1910 Fruit Gum Company at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
The 1910 Fruitgum Company from New Jersey exploded onto the national charts in 1968 with the first single release, “Simon Says”. Today, the group is back with original members, and going strong, performing their hits along with the best tunes from the ‘60′s. The 1910 Fruitgum Company is an act you do not want to miss; nostalgia and good times are at every show!
Phone: 906-337-2610
Oct 4, 2014

Music-o-rama at the Rozsa

Music
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Oct 9, 2014

Arto & Antti Jarvela at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Oct 10 - 12, 2014

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 10 - 31, 2014

Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze

Shows & Events
07:30 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: 13536 M38, Baraga

Make your way down a path carved out of towering corn stalks as terrifying creatures and surprises greet you from the darkness. Located in Baraga 2 miles west of the US41/M38 junction (1 mile past casino). Dates open: October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, and 31. 7:30pm until 11pm each night. $5 admission includes LED flashlight.

Contact Information: Joe
Phone: 906-201-1264
Oct 11, 2014

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: "Vive Latino! Festival of Ibero-American Music"

Music
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Oct 11, 2014

22nd Annual Mansfield Potato Fest

Annual Events
04:30 PM
Location: Mansfield Town Hall, Mansfield
Phone: 906-875-3553
Oct 11, 2014

Border Wars 2 at Ojibwa Casino

Shows & Events
Location: Ojibwa Casino, Baraga
Sanctioned USAFPA and NKI Fights
Phone: 800-323-8045
Oct 16 - 18, 2014

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Baby with the Bathwater"

Arts &Theater
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Oct 17, 2014

Huskies Pep Band Presents: "A Keweenaw Stentorian Antagonist: A Huskies Pep Band Radio Drama"

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Oct 17, 2014

The Accidentals perform at The Orpheum Theater

Music
08:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: The Orpheum Theater, Hancock
The Accidentals, Savannah Buist (19), and Katie Larson (18), play an eclectic mix of indie folk, jazz, and rock centered around their electric violin, cello, guitar, and electric bass, joined by drummer/percussionist Michael Dause for an upbeat show. Olivia Mainville is opening the show, an innovative gypsy swing/folk punk songwriter from Holland, MI.
Contact Information: Katie Larson
Phone: 231-409-6893
Oct 17 - 18, 2014

Missoula Children's Theatre presents: "Robin Hood" at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Oct 17 - 18, 2014

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

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

Contact Information: Dallas Bond
Phone: 906-281-0089
Oct 18 - 19, 2014

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 21, 2014

Camelot at Rosza Center

Arts &Theater
Location: Rosza Center, Houghton
Oct 23 - 25, 2014

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Baby with the Bathwater"

Arts &Theater
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Oct 23 - 26, 2014

41 North Film Festival at the Rozsa

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Oct 24, 2014

Second City at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Oct 25, 2014

Phantom of the Opera at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
A rare opportunity to experience this classic silent movie, accompanied by Andrew Rogers on our Barton organ. This 1929 restored version of the 1925 classic includes scenes that were cut from the original. Watch our website for information about bonus screenings and workshops on Friday 24th. Staff organist at both the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Fox, Fr Andrew Rogers returns to HIT to accompany this classic silent horror flick.
Phone: 906-932-0618
Oct 26, 2014

Phantom of the Opera Silent Film at Crystal Theatre

Shows & Events
03:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
1925 Silent film accompanied by Dave Wickerham on the Moller Theatre Pipe Organ
Contact Information: Rhonda Wickerham
Phone: 906-367-4072
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014

Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Nov 1, 2014

Marenisco Christmas Craft Fair

Shows & Events
Location: Marenisco Township Hall, Marenisco
Nov 1, 2014

Mr Speed - Kiss Tribute Band at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Nov 7, 2014

Ski Brule - Target Opening

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Ski Brule enjoys the reputation of being Michigan’s ski resort that is first to open and last to close! Our dedicated snow making crew will begin making snow as soon as temps drop and will continue to do so to further your skiing opportunities. Opening status and snow conditions will vary early in the season. Check our webpage or Facebook for the most current details on conditions and opening status prior to traveling. Typically runs open include Log Jam (intermediate), Bunny Trail & Bambi are available opening day with rails & boxes! Opening day at Ski Brule also provides skiers and snowboarders with one more incentive, FREE TICKETS! Yes, tickets are free on opening day at Ski Brule!
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-265-4957
Nov 8, 2014

Naima Adedapo at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
American Idol Season 10 Finalist, the multi-talented Naima Adedapo will bring her exciting show to the Ironwood stage as part of HIT Idol 2014. The Chicago-born, and now Milwaukee-resident performer has been singing since she was 13, but Naima's first love was dance. As a dance major she earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee. For more than four years she performed with Milwaukee's Ko-Thi African Dance Company. Naima describes her performance style as a "fusion of jazz, R&B, and reggae."
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 8, 2014

Crafts N More Show at Crystal Theatre

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Crafts and Home Business Show... One stop shopping for your Holiday gift-giving needs.
Contact Information: Rhonda Wickerham
Phone: 906-367-4072
Nov 8, 2014

Superior Wind Symphony presents: "All Music is Folk Music" at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-487-2067
Nov 8 - 16, 2014

25th Annual Christmas Tree Galleria

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian

 

Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 13 - 15, 2014

Michigan Tech Theatre presents: "Alternate Realities"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2067
Nov 15, 2014

6th 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 21 - 22, 2014

Superior School of Dance presents: "The Nutcracker Ballet"

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Nov 26 - Dec 30, 2014

Ski Brule - Thanksgiving Race Camp

Recreation
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Ski Brule’s Thanksgiving Race Camp for more than 20 years has combined the best facilities, coaching and equipment to provide racers of all levels an enjoyable educational opportunity to develop and fine tune their racing potential to the fullest! With many times throughout the years, Ski Brule has provided racers with the only Thanksgiving Race Camp in the Midwest!



The coaches will work with small groups of skiers to assure personalized attention in the technical and mental aspects of ski racing. Groups will break-up according to the age and ability of each athlete. Parents wishing to accompany very small children are welcome. Emphasis will be on solid ski-technique, bio-mechanics and race techniques. Lectures will cover technique, tactics, conditioning, maintenance, sport psychology, equipment and maintenance.



Fees: are $60 per day or $220 for all four days. Racers must provide their own lodging, lift tickets and meals.
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-265-4957
Nov 27, 2014

Houghton Turkey Trot

Outdoor
Location: Houghton
Dec 4, 2014

Claudette's Christmas Show at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Historic Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
A joint production by Theatre North and the Historic Ironwood Theatre
Contact Information:
Phone: (906) 932-4371
Dec 5, 2014

Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade

Annual Events
Location: Ironwood

Come and enjoy a night out for the Jack Frost "Festival of Lights Parade in Ironwood, MI.

Phone: 906-932-1122
Dec 5, 2014

Terry Lee Goffee - Johnny Cash Tribute at the Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Dec 5 - 7, 2014

Hometown Christmas - Ontonagon

Annual Events
Location: Ontonagon

Parade, Mule drawn wagon rides, community tree trimming, light tours, dance, & crafts.

Phone: 906-884-4837
Dec 6, 2014

Bruce Crossing Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: VFW, Bruce Crossing
Contact Information:
Email:
Phone:
Dec 6 - 7, 2014

Claudette's Christmas Show at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Historic Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
A joint production by Theatre North and the Historic Ironwood Theatre
Phone: 906-932-4371
Dec 12, 2014

Aspirus Foundation Christmas Concert at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theatre, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Dec 20, 2014

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Jan 3 - 6, 2015

US Ski Nationals

Outdoor
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Jan 10, 2015

SISU Ski Fest

Annual Events
Location: Ironwood
42K Point-to-Point SISU Marathon - 21K Heikki Lunta Half-Marathon - Taste 'n Tour - Junior SISU 3K & 5K Ski Event
Jan 23 - 26, 2015

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.
Contact Information: Jim Kurtti
Phone: 906-487-7302
Feb 5 - 8, 2015

94th 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 12 - 15, 2015

"I Hate Hamlet" at Theatre North

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Directed by: Heidi Brown A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. "…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." —Village Voice. "…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" —NY Times. --- Quoted from Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Phone: 906-932-4371
Feb 20 - 22, 2015

10th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
The 9th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun includes a bonfire, social, antique sled rides, live music, the Iron Man Run and more.
Contact Information: Wendell
Phone: 906-369-0627
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
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 16, 2015

Macbeth at Rozsa Center

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

The Glass Menagerie at Theatre North

Arts &Theater
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-4371
May 2, 2015

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
May 15 - 16, 2015

Accent Concert at Theatre North

Music
Location: Theatre North, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-4371
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 1 - 4, 2016

Amasa 125th Celebration

Festivals
Location: Amasa