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.

 

Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2016

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Sep 28, 2016

Baraga Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Baraga Kids Park, Baraga
Phone: 906-524-7041
Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2016

Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club Annual Gun & Sports Show

Annual Events
Location: Siskiwit, Calumet

Calumet Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club Annual Gun & Sports Show at the Calumet Colosseum on Red Jacket Road in Calumet. Gun raffles, good food, a 50/50 raffle, guns, knives, taxidermists, vendors & exhibitors and fun & games for all ages.

Phone: 906-337-2470
Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2016

Superior Horns & Blue Ice 2016 at Ironwood Theatre

Music
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016

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 1, 2016

Beethoven and Banjos Concert at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
2016 marks the second annual week-long collaboration between members of Decoda (Carnegie Hall's affiliate ensemble) and a folk ensemble creating and performing music together in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. "The music will be chosen and composed to be a direct celebration of the UP's landscape, culture, and heritage," says Beethoven and Banjos Artistic Director and UP native Evan Premo. We're extremely excited to be welcoming the duo Aallotar for our second season.
Oct 1, 2016

L'Anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Oct 1, 2016

Fortune Lake Fall Fest

Festivals
09:30 AM
Location: Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, Crystal Falls
Oct 1, 2016

Beerfest

Festivals
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Park, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7444
Oct 1, 2016

Michigan Nature Association - Fall Color Hike - Grinnell Memorial Nature Sanctuary

Outdoor
11:00 AM
Location: Grinnell Memorial Nature Sanctuary, Copper Harbor
Phone: 866-223-2231
Oct 1, 2016

Quincy Smelter Tour

Shows & Events
11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Hancock
Its come again! The last tour of the season at the Quincy Smelter. Cost: $5.00 per person, children under 10 free. Not only do you get to see the last intact copper smelter from America's industrial age, you'll be out near the middle of the Portage Canal, looking up and down the mountains surrounding us at what promises to be the beautiful fall colors of the Keweenaw. Directions: Go over the bridge between Houghton and Hancock, turn right on to M-26 for 1/4 mile and turn at the sign.
Phone: 906-369-3797
Oct 1, 2016

Music-O-Rama Lowther 50th Anniversary Concert at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
This concert will feature performances by conScience, Superior Wind Symphony, and Jazz Lab Band, sponsored by John and Biruta Lowther.
Oct 1 - 2, 2016

Mount Bohemia Trail Running Festival

Outdoor
Location: Mount Bohemia, Lac La Belle
The Mount Bohemia Trail Running Festival is situated in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula overlooking beautiful Lake Superior and Lac La Belle. Join us for an epic weekend of running in terrain that will take your breath away both literally and figuratively. The races are challenging, yet engaging; well worth the push to the top to see the spectacular views! Our resort staff and fabulous volunteers will make your stay one you will never forget. October is prime color season. Bring the family to ride the chair lifts and take in the amazing atmosphere this weekend brings!
Phone: 906-289-4105
Oct 1 - 2, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Fall Color Chair Lift Rides

Annual Events
Noon To 07:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
Phone: 906-885-5275
Oct 2, 2016

Helsinki Chamber Choir: State of the Union at Rozsa Center"

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Oct 2, 2016

Beethoven and Banjos at the Crystal Theatre

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-3308
Oct 4, 2016

Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market

Outdoor
03:30 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Houghton
Every Tuesday next to Portage Lake District Library and bike path. Offering regionally produced jams, jellies, bakery, meat, syrup, honey, vegetables, soaps, lotions, and crafted art
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Oct 5, 2016

Derek Thompson, Senior Editor of The Atlantic at Rozsa Center

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Oct 5, 2016

Baraga Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Baraga Kids Park, Baraga
Phone: 906-524-7041
Oct 7, 2016

Mustard's Retreat at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Oct 7 - 8, 2016

Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze

Annual Events
07:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Baraga
Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze. Nights open: October 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22. 7;30-10:30pm each night
Contact Information: Joe
Phone: 906-201-1264
Oct 8, 2016

L'anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Park, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Oct 8, 2016

Michigan Tech Honors Choir Festival with KSO at Rozsa Center

Music
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Oct 8 - 9, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Fall Color Chair Lift Rides

Annual Events
Noon To 07:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City
Phone: 906-885-5275
Oct 11, 2016

Downtown Houghton Farmer's Market

Outdoor
03:30 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Houghton
Every Tuesday next to Portage Lake District Library and bike path. Offering regionally produced jams, jellies, bakery, meat, syrup, honey, vegetables, soaps, lotions, and crafted art
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Oct 12, 2016

Baraga Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Baraga Kids Park, Baraga
Phone: 906-524-7041
Oct 13, 2016

Almost Golden at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
The Huskies Pep Band pre-celebrates 50 years of bestriped peppiness in our inimitable concert style.
Oct 13 - 15, 2016

Silent Sky at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Silent Sky tells the story of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt. Raised in a loving but strict family setting, made deaf in her early 20's by an illness, and relegated to serving as a "computer" for her male colleagues, she persevered in her quest to understand variable stars and changed how we see the universe. Her career and personal struggles for acceptance are captured in the new play by Lauren Gunderson. The play won the Sloan Foundation science writing prize.
Oct 14 - 15, 2016

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

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

Oct 14 - 15, 2016

Missoula Children's Theatre: Rumplestiltskin at Calumet Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Friday 7PM Saturday 2PM
Phone: 906-337-2610
Oct 15, 2016

L'anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Park, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Oct 15 - 16, 2016

Porcupine Mountains State Park - Fall Color Chair Lift Rides

Annual Events
Noon To 07:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City
Phone: 906-885-5275
Oct 15 - 16, 2016

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 18, 2016

Enchantment Theatre Company presents: Peter Rabbit Tales

Arts &Theater
09:30 AM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Based on The Original Peter Rabbit Books by Beatrix Potter
Oct 19, 2016

Baraga Farmers Market

Outdoor
03:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Baraga Kids Park, Baraga
Phone: 906-524-7041
Oct 20 - 22, 2016

Silent Sky at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Silent Sky tells the story of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt. Raised in a loving but strict family setting, made deaf in her early 20's by an illness, and relegated to serving as a "computer" for her male colleagues, she persevered in her quest to understand variable stars and changed how we see the universe. Her career and personal struggles for acceptance are captured in the new play by Lauren Gunderson. The play won the Sloan Foundation science writing prize.
Oct 21, 2016

Boo on the Bay

Shows & Events
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Downtown L'Anse
Ttrick or treat in Downtown L'Anse! Just look for the "Boo On The Bay" Sign to tell you "witch" business are participating - collect Cookies, Candy and other Treats - Free Petting Zoo at the Firehall and Horse Drawn Wagon rides. Event sponsored by L'Anse DDA
Contact Information: Susan
Phone: 906-524-7899
Oct 21, 2016

Conge se Menne at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
Oct 21 - 22, 2016

Backstage Jazz at the Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
To kickoff the season, join us in Club Rozsa featuring the Jazz Lab Band and the Research & Development Big Band. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed in to an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere.
Oct 21 - 22, 2016

Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze

Annual Events
07:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Baraga
Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze. Nights open: October 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22. 7;30-10:30pm each night
Contact Information: Joe
Phone: 906-201-1264
Oct 22, 2016

Ghost Train & Haunted House

Annual Events
Location: Houghton County Museum, Lake Linden
Come ride the Ghost Train and tremble through the hallways of the Haunted House! Your admission will allow you one Ghost Train ride and one knee knocking walk through the Haunted House. Candy for everyone! Wear your Halloween costume to scare the ghosts away! Ghost Train for Kids - 2PM to 5PM Ghost Train for the Brave - 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Oct 22, 2016

L'anse Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: L'Anse Waterfront Park, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-7041
Oct 27, 2016

Aquila Theatre in Murder on the Nile at the Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Oct 27, 2016

Zombie Run

Outdoor
04:45 PM
Location: L'Anse Area School Trail, L'Anse
Contact Information: Kim
Phone: 906-524-2200
Oct 28 - 29, 2016

2016 Haunted Mine Tours: "The Mystery of Jack & Molly Trestlewaithe"

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Shafthouse, Hancock
Take a ride through a haunted mine. The earlier half will be for kids of all ages and the later half will be for the brave. Friday 6-9:45 PM Saturday 4:30-9:45PM
Phone: 906-482-5569
Oct 29, 2016

Floyd: Authentic Sound of Pink Floyd at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
FLOYD is a MUST see and hear experience, that is performed with intensity to create an exciting Pink Floyd Concert Experience dedicated to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
Phone: 906-337-2610
Nov 3 - 6, 2016

11th Annula 41 North Film Festival at the Rozsa

Annual Events
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Nov 4, 2016

HIT Idol Season 5 at Ironwood Theatre

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 5, 2016

Holiday Craft & Gift Fair

Shows & Events
09:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: United Lutheran Church, Crystal Falls
Nov 5, 2016

Jessica Meuse at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 10 - 12, 2016

The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
A dark comedy of political satire by Bertolt Brecht, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui compares the rise of a Chicago gangster to this rise of politicos of his time and ours. At so many steps along the way, Artruo’s rise could have be arrested but for various forces pursing self interests or looking the another way.
Nov 12, 2016

Creators Among Us at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
all music by living women: Libby Meyer, Elena Ruehr (Houghton native), Jennifer Higdon (Pulitzer Prize winner), Alex Shapiro (who will skype interact), Kathryn Salfelder and Julie Giroux.
Nov 12, 2016

38th Annual Christmas Art Fest

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: West Iron Elementary School Gym, Iron River
Phone: 906-184-2620
Nov 12 - 20, 2016

2016 Christmas Tree Galleria

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian
Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 19, 2016

8th 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 24, 2016

Turkey Trot

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: UP Health System - Portage, Hancock
Join us for a 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. This is a great event for the entire family! Participants will meet at the front lobby of UP Health System - Portage in Hancock to register. Walkers and runners will head out on Portage Dr, then east onto Ingot to connect with the Hancock/Calumet trail. Participants will continue on the trail until Tomasi Rd where they will loop around to finish at the hospital. Snacks and refreshments will be served in the hospital lobby following the Turkey Trot.
Nov 26, 2016

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

Shows & Events
09:00 AM
Location: Beechwood Hall, Iron River
Phone: 906-284-1501
Dec 2 - 4, 2016

Hometown Christmas - Ontonagon

Annual Events
Location: Ontonagon
It starts on Friday Night with a tree trimming on River Street, Saturday hosts breakfast with the Grinch, the Gingerbread House Contest, Pouring of the Lead (fortune telling) Craft Sales, etc., Sunday is the annual evening Parade and the home and business contests.
Phone: 906-884-4837
Dec 3, 2016

40th Annual Poor Artists Sale

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: CLK Gymnasium, Calumet
The 40th annual Poor Artists Sale will be held Saturday, December 3rd at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet from 11am to 4pm and is hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Council as a benefit for the Community Arts Center in Hancock. This year’s sale offers the work of more than 60 artists. Shoppers will find handmade jewelry and pottery, holiday wreaths, ornaments, baskets, wood art, glass, fiber arts, photography and much more. Shop and visit with friends in a relaxing, social atmosphere, renew your Arts Council membership (or join for the first time) and enjoy homemade treats at our hospitality table. For more information stop by the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock.
Contact Information: Bonnie Loukus
Phone: 906-482-2333
Dec 4, 2016

TubaChristmas

Outdoor
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for Performing Arts (Lobby), Houghton
Phone: 906-370-0028
Dec 9, 2016

Aspirus Foundation Christmas Concert at Ontonagon Theater

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ontonagon Theatre, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-2313
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 10, 2016

Ted Vigil as John Denver at the Calumet Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
Dec 17, 2016

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
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

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

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 3, 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 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 16 - 18, 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 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 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.
Mar 11, 2017

12th Annual Hog-A-Thon Perch Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Bergland
Phone: 906-365-5050
Mar 19, 2017

Music for a Sacred Space

Music
07:30 PM
Location: TBD
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

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 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
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