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 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
Feb 25, 2017

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
Feb 25, 2017

Barry Britton as Rod Stewart at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
The 80’s and 90’s are back — with a vengeance! The music that defined the largest generation in history comes to life in this amazing rock tribute. Barry Britton performing as the world-class icon Rod Stewart. Barry transforms himself into Rod Stewart by using extensive prosthetic makeup, accurate wardrobes, mannerisms and voice.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Feb 25, 2017

2nd Annual Big Hit Wine & Beer Fest at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Feb 25, 2017

Snowburst 2017 - 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
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

12th Annual Hog-A-Thon Perch Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Bergland
Phone: 906-365-5050
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 13, 2017

Michael Londra & Celtic Fire at Ironwood Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
One of Ireland’s leading tenors brings you an evening of songs, stories, tunes and dance, from the heart of the Emerald Isle. From a tiny spark, Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire now travels the world in many forms. With 100% live music, dance and song, the show generates an electric atmosphere that sweeps audiences away to Ireland, its culture, its land, its pubs, its music and its soul. World champion dancers from the casts of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance take the stage with brilliant flashes of speed, youth and exuberance. Irish dance has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years with shows like Riverdance; however, Celtic Fire doesn’t rehash the art form, but strips it to its bare essentials. Irish music and dance has learned to mix with other cultures to create new and innovative dances but at its core, this is what Ireland is all about. It is the real thing! The music of Celtic Fire show is traditional at its core, with all of Ireland’s national instruments, the fiddle driving frenetic reels, our great drum, the bodhran beating out the driving rhythms of the band, the plaintive uilleann pipes calling back to days of yore with beautiful and haunting slow airs. The heart of this show belongs to celebrated tenor Michael Londra who has won fans in every corner of the globe, as the lead voice of Riverdance on Broadway, as a concert singer who has performed in 40 countries and as the star of his Emmy® nominated PBS special. His humor and easy connection with the audiences are what make the evening special, not to mention his stunning voice, with a performance of Danny Boy that will leave you speechless.
Phone: 906-932-0618
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 20, 2017

The Outside Track at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track’s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around …the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.
Phone: 906-337-2610
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 7 - 9, 2017

Calumet Players presents: "Blithe Spirit" at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
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
Jun 10, 2017

12th 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. 1/2 marathon, 8 mile run, 8 mile walk, Family 5K, 52 mile bike race and 22 mile leisure bike ride.
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 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