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 1 - 7, 2015

Chippewa County Fair

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Location: Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Kinross
Sep 2 - 7, 2015

Dickinson County Fair

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12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Sep 4 - 7, 2015

40th Annual UP Steam and Gas Engine Show

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Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
From its humble beginnings in 1975, our annual Labor Day show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment. The Heritage Village provides a charming old-fashioned backdrop for a variety of traditional handicrafts from local artisans. Be sure to see our working sawmill and stop by the Agricultural Museum to browse an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts. There is also a large flea market, as well as a knife and gun expo. And if you’re hungry, there is plenty of good food on the grounds. While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you. As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used.
Contact Information: Richard Dutton
Phone: (906) 474-9247
Sep 5, 2015

10th Annual Fly In/Campout

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Location: Prickett Grooms Airfield, Sidnaw
Phone: 248-761-5615
Sep 5, 2015

4th Annual ALR Homeless Veterans Poker Run

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Location: Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-265-3822
Sep 5, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 5, 2015

6th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

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Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 6th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-236-2902
Sep 5, 2015

SCCC Motorcycle Show - Manistique

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08:00 AM To 05:30 PM
Location: Manistique

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2015 Motorcycle Show & Poker Run. Sponsored by the Manistique Area Tourist Council. Welcome to ALL motorcycles from everywhere to our County... We are located at the Top of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula...Come join us for an awesome weekend of fun, short ride on Friday night... show your Bike on Saturday,then ride our Poker Run after the show Saturday later afternoon with Drawings, Awards,Door Prizes, Raffles & 50/50 drawings. Trophies will be given in TWO Divisions,Ride-In and Trailered. Classes: Antique, Classic, Stock, Custom. Award for peoples choice, longest distance ridden. For pre-registration call the Chamber for application or register 8am to 10 am morning of event.

Contact Information: Connie Diller
Phone: 906-341-5010
Sep 5, 2015

72nd Annual Rock Labor Day Celebration

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11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Hwy M35, Rock
The Rock Lions 72nd annual Labor Day Celebration and 150th birthday party for the town of Rock will take place on Saturday, September 5th with the parade at 11 a.m. Parade theme is “Rock Celebrating 150 years.” Games and activities for all ages, music, flea market, pasties, brats, and beer will follow at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds, M-35, Rock, MI. The event is co-sponsored by the Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion Post 559, non-profit service organizations.
Contact Information: Joan Kitiuk
Phone: 906-356-6505
Sep 5, 2015

Rock 150 5K Trail Run/Walk

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08:00 AM To 10:00 AM
Location: Rock
This is a 5K Trail Run/Walk around the beautiful woods and fields of Rock in celebration of Rock's 150th Anniversary! Medals given for top three participants in each category.
Contact Information: Becky Carey
Phone: 9063566420
Sep 5, 2015

Art on the Lake

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Location: Curtis
Phone: 906-586-3700
Sep 5 - 6, 2015

12th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

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Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Sep 5 - 6, 2015

Arts & Crafts Dockside

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09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: City Marina, St Ignace
Over 100 exhibits of original and unique arts and crafts along the beautiful waterfront at the St. Ignace Public Marina. Music, food, and fun add to the festivities! Show Hours: Saturday, September 5 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 6 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Information: St Ignace Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-338-6660
Sep 5 - 7, 2015

44th Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

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Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Sep 6, 2015

Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta

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Location: Mackinac Island Yacht Club, Mackinac Island
Phone: 906-847-3363
Sep 6, 2015

Nahma Labor Day Celebration

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11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more
Sep 6, 2015

17th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

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02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Sep 7, 2015

Labor Day Festival

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11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum & Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming
The Labor Day Festival will be held in Ishpeming on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. The Festival will begin with a parade at 11:00 am, along Euclid Street, Main Street, Division Street and Lakeshore Drive. A picnic and rally from 12 noon to 4:00 pm will be at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage Theme Park) and the Lake Bancroft Park on Lakeshore Drive and Euclid Streets.



At the picnic, the cost of lunch tickets will be $6.00. The menu includes the following: your choice of a pasty or hot dogs, ice cream and pop. Tickets for adult beverages will be $3.00. Additional pop and water will be available for a $1.00.



The Picnic and Rally will include music by Low Street, speeches from elected officials, along with children’s activities. In addition, The Cliff Shaft volunteers will be providing free tours (donations will be accepted and are encouraged!) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for those that are interested in visiting the Museum.
Contact Information: Tony Ghiringhelli
Phone: 906-236-3889
Sep 7, 2015

Portage Health Bridge Walk 2015

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Location: Kestner Waterfront Park, Houghton
Phone: 906-483-1149
Sep 7, 2015

58th Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

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07:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Mackinac Bridge
Join thousands of walkers and make the five-mile trek across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge! This annual trek occurs on Labor Day, the only day of the year pedestrians are allowed on the bridge. Walkers begin in St. Ignace at the north end of the Bridge and walk south. The walk is one-way, and bus transportation is available to return you to St. Ignace until 2:30 p.m. The walk begins at 7:00 a.m. No one will be permitted to start walking after 11:00 a.m.





To alleviate some of the parking congestion at the Bridge View Park area, the Mackinac Bridge Authority, in cooperation with the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce, is providing FREE shuttle service from Little Bear East Arena, 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace, to the bridge walk start line. Shuttles will make continuous circuits from Little Bear East Arena to the Bridge View Park and back between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For more information visit www.stignace.com
Contact Information: St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-338-6660
Sep 8, 2015

L'Anse 3 Man Senior Scramble Golf Tournament

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Location: L'Anse Golf Course, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-6600
Sep 10, 2015

Black Bear Season

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Black Bear Season Opens

Sep 10 - 12, 2015

110th Annual Chippewa County Stalwart Agricultural Fair

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Location: Stalwart Fairgrounds, Stalwart

Since 1907, features fun for the entire family, including livestock competitions and exhibits, a wide variety of food and attractions. Come out and enjoy the rich agricultural history of the area.

Phone: 906-632-4203
Sep 11 - 12, 2015

Baraga State Park - Harvest Festival

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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

38th Annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament

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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 11 - 13, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 12, 2015

45th Annual Mackinac Island 8-Mile Run/Walk

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Location: Mackinac Island
Sep 12, 2015

9th Annual Honoring the Waters Newberry Powwow

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Location: Newberry Tribal Center, Newberry
Phone: 906-293-8181
Sep 12, 2015

10th Annual First National Bank of Wakefield Marathon

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Location: Sunday Lake Pavilion, Wakefield
Phone: 906-285-4711
Sep 12, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 12, 2015

Oktoberfest - Iron Mountain

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10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Fun event for all ages. Numerous bands. Great food. Prizes. Oktoberfest is a great time for all.
Contact Information: Mike Nicometo
Phone: 906 396 2106
Sep 12, 2015

Just Cruizin Car Club "Automania" 2015 Car Show

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10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Classic Automobile, Truck & Motorcycle Show.Saturday, September 12,2015.New location-Dickinson County Fairground's in Norway, Mi.Show time 10:00 am.Trophies at 2:00 pm.Registration 9:00am. vehicle registration Fee: $10.00 (free spectator admission.)
Contact Information: Jeff
Phone: (906) 774-6599
Sep 12, 2015

7th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

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01:00 PM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

This event will showcase more than 150 beers from microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the UP and lower peninsula, offering enthusiasts a taste test of the states finest brewed beers.

Sep 12 - 13, 2015

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 15, 2015

Ruffled Grouse & Small Game Season Opener

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Sep 18 - 19, 2015

Munising Bay Classic Car Show

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Location: Munising
This is a 2 day event. There will be a car cruise Friday Sept 18 th. @ 5 pm. Going through several small towns along lk superior and around beautiful Alger county ending at a country resort ,. All on paved roads. The following day Saterday Sept 19 th, there will be a classic car show in down town Munising. With music, door prizes, bike give away for the kids, food and other activities. We have car guys comming from lower Mich, Wisconsin and Indiana. There are many other activities going on through out the Munising and surrounding area. Pictured rock boat cruises, glass bottom boat tour, the ripe tide ride. And more. Don't miss this great week end of fun for the whole family. This car show event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and our Vietnam Vets. You can follow us on our Facebook pg. munisingbaycruisers
Contact Information: Gary Bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 18 - 20, 2015

20th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show

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Location: Downtown St Ignace
See these awesome semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/artwork and neon light displays.This event is being held in conjunction with the On The Waterfront Car/Toy/Truck Show.
Contact Information: Ed Reavie
Phone: 906-643-8087
Sep 18 - 20, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 19, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 19, 2015

2nd Annual Mosquito Dash

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09:00 AM
Location: Moran
2k and obstacle course
Contact Information: Heather Bird
Phone: (906) 440-2410
Sep 19, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

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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, 2015

Au Sable Day 2015

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11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Au Sable Lighthouse, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore announces Au Sable Day, Saturday, September 19, 11 am - 4 pm. The day includes free disabled accessible bus shuttle service to the lighthouse from the lower Hurricane River Campground, tours of the light station and fog signal building, and refreshments.
Visitors riding the free ALTRAN shuttle bus should board at the Hurricane River bridge or lower campground parking lots. Hurricane River Campground is 12 miles west of Grand Marais, MI on Alger County H-58.
The Au Sable Light Station was constructed in 1874, and has shone its light to guide mariners for over 138 years.
Au Sable Day also celebrates Public Lands Day, an annual appreciation of federal lands open to all for a variety of recreation, renewal, and education. Join us for a beautiful fall color day looking out over Lake Superior!

Contact Information: Gregg Bruff
Phone: 906-387-3700
Sep 19, 2015

Top of the Lake Snowmobile & ATV Swap Meet

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08:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway
Phone: 906-477-6192
Sep 19, 2015

26th Annual Parade of Nations

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Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
"World of Lore and Legends"
Sep 19, 2015

Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race

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08:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Paradise
The GREAT RACE from the Lower Falls to Lake Superior; Start the morning with this 17 1/2 mile, two-person professional canoe race as the paddlers brave the waters of the Tahquamenon River from the Lower Tahquamenon Falls to Lake Superior. A shorter (6 1/2 mile) one-person race begins at 3:30 at the mouth of the Tahquamenon River. A fun run for amateur paddlers is also offered. MCRA members conclude the event with a banquet and awards program.
Contact Information: Jody Laub
Phone: 906-420-5757
Sep 19, 2015

21st Annual XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

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Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Sep 19 - 20, 2015

Bewabic State Park - Harvest Festival

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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
Sep 20, 2015

Delta County Century Ride

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Location: Gladstone High School, Gladstone
Family bike ride that includes routes for all endurance levels; 13km, 40km, 78km, and 100km. Ride includes expert SAG service and great rest stops where the only thing better than the view is the food! Put a team together to build camaraderie.
Phone: 906-786-2192
Sep 24, 2015

8th Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour

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Location: Adventure Mountain, Greenland
Hosted/Sponsored by MI-Trale
Phone: 906-827-3208
Sep 25, 2015

Fall Feast Dinner and Dancing Fundraiser

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06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Brownstone Hall, Atlantic Mine
The Keweenaw Family Resource Center (KFRC) is hosting a Fall Feast dinner and dancing at the Brownstone Hall in Atlantic Mine on September 25th from 6-10pm. Cash bar will be available with seasonal beers and wines. After dinner dancing with music from Uncle Floyd. Tickets are $30 per person and are limited. Reserve yours by calling 482-9363.
Contact Information: Andra Ziemnick
Phone: 9064829363
Sep 25 - 26, 2015

38th Annual Ewen Log Jamboree

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Location: Ewen
This event has a Craft Fair, Bake Sale, Soup and Salad Luncheon at Centennial Hall, a Variety Show at the E-TC School, a Parade, Fun Run/Walk, Casting Contest, Tractor Show, Canoe Poker Run, Rubber Duckie Race on the Ontonagon River and will wrap up with a Dance from 8-Midnight at Centennial Hall.
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Sep 25 - 26, 2015

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

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Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Join the Brimley State Park crew for their Annual Harvest Festival! Expanding between two weekends, come enjoy their themed haunted house and much more! Starting September 25th-26th and ending the following weekend October 2nd-3rd, don't miss out on this great opportunity to have the true Upper Peninsula fall experience.
Phone: 906-248-3422
Sep 25 - 27, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 26, 2015

Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: YMCA, Marquette
The Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, September 26 at Marquette YMCA, 1420 Pine Street, Marquette. More than 200 people are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a movement to reclaim the future for the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s including 180,000 Michiganders.
Contact Information: Rachel Schreiber
Phone: 2489961045
Sep 26, 2015

Lumberjack Breakfast

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07:00 AM
Location: Tahquamenon Logging Museum, Newberry
Come out for a great breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, bacon and American fries cooked over an authentic wood stove and served in the Cook Shack as it was done 100 years ago.
Phone: 906-293-5777
Sep 26, 2015

Sault International Festival of Races

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07:00 AM
Location: Norris Center, LSSU, Sault Ste. Marie
Join up to 500 runners as part of the Sault International Festival of Races (formerly the Sault International Marathon) on Saturday, September 26, 2015! Now in its sixth year, the Sault International Festival of Races provides runners with a unique opportunity to run the Sault Ste Marie International Bridge and run alongside the St. Marys River all set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures.





Join the 5K Run/Walk, Bridge Run, or the Half Marathon
Contact Information: Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: 906-632-3366
Sep 26, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 26, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Hike Between da Falls

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09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Bring your hiking boots and enjoy the most popular trail in the park, the 5-mile River Trail. A free shuttle will transport participants from the Lower Falls to the trailhead at the Upper Falls. The local North Country Trail chapter will be on-hand to answer questions and provide nature activities. The River Trail is rated difficult and includes stairways, exposed roots and steep inclines. For more information call 906-492-3415.

Contact Information:
Phone: 906-492-3415
Sep 26, 2015

4th Annual Apple Festival & Flea Market

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09:00 AM
Location: Beechwood Hall, Iron River
Phone: 906-265-3208
Oct 2 - 3, 2015

Calumet-Keweenaw

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Location: VFW Post 6507, Chassell
Oct 2 - 3, 2015

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Join the Brimley State Park crew for their Annual Harvest Festival! Expanding between two weekends, come enjoy their themed haunted house and much more! Starting September 25th-26th and ending the following weekend October 2nd-3rd, don't miss out on this great opportunity to have the true Upper Peninsula fall experience.
Phone: 906-248-3422
Oct 2 - 3, 2015

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

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Location: VFW, Chassell

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: 906-337-5437
Oct 2 - 3, 2015

Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club Gun & Knife Show

Annual Events
Location: VFW Post 6507, Chassell
Phone: 906-337-5437
Oct 3, 2015

Fayette Historic State Park - Fall Fest

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Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Join us for our 10th Annual Fayette Fall Fest! Activities will include hay rides, Halloween style fun, campsite decorating and kid's activities that adults will enjoy, too!! All campers and day visitors are welcome to join in on the fun. This year's theme is "10 years: Going Strong - All Hallows Eve!"
Phone: 906-644-2603
Oct 3, 2015

"Iron Ore and the Civil War"

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09:30 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Civil War Artillery Encampment featuring military camp life; cannon and small arms demonstrations; cooking demonstrations; period music; children's games and activities. An educational event for the entire family.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Oct 3, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 3 - 4, 2015

Mount Bohemia Scenic Chair Lift Rides

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11:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Mount Bohemia, Lac La Belle

Ride the chairlift to the top of Mount Bohemia for one of the best views in all of the Keweenaw. Pack a lunch and have a picnic up top. See four lakes,mountains, and miles of wilderness from up top. When its time to go back down either take the chairlift back down or hike down one of the hiking trails on Mount Bohemia.

Contact Information: Lonnie Glieberman
Phone: 231-420-5405
Oct 9 - 10, 2015

Haunted Trail

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07:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Sawmill Creek Township Park, Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI
Kick off your family Halloween events right! Hike the Haunted Trail as ghouls, goblins, and gremlins dance among the pumpkins, pines, and pitchforks. Admission is $5.00. Souvenirs, snacks, and beverages are available on sight for additional costs. Have a spookin’ good time!
Contact Information: Bev Archambeau
Phone: (906) 492-3219
Oct 9 - 11, 2015

MTU Family Weekend

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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 9 - 11, 2015

7th Annual Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival

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06:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Drummond Island Township Hall, Drummond Island
Every autumn, nature puts on a brilliant show of color on Drummond Island. From bright yellows to vibrant reds, the leaves transform the landscape, showing off their rich and intense hues. Every year people flock here to take in the fall foliage, to catch a glimpse of nature's splendor. Now they come not only for the colors - they come for the Festival too! Come for the colors - stay for the fun! Entertainment for the entire family!
Contact Information: Michelle Woods
Phone: 800-737-8666
Oct 10, 2015

5th Annual Whitefish Point Run For the Light

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Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
K & 10K Fun Run and Walk. All proceeds to benefit the Motor Lifeboat House restoration at The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
Phone: 517-862-4865
Oct 10, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Harvest Festival

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10:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Newberry
Participate in our annual Lower Falls autumn camping experience! Events include pumpkin carving, campsite decorating, chili cook-off, costume contests, trick-or-treating and more. Families, groups and couples have made camping during Harvest Fest a tradition. Cap off your evening by visiting the Haunted Trail in Paradise for a spooky good time!
Phone: 906-492-3415
Oct 10, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 11 - 17, 2015

National Wildlife Refuge Week

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Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 11th to 17th. Visit your National Wildlife Refuge and see what it has to offer. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Marshland Wildlife Drive is open from dawn to dusk. The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
Oct 17, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: International Archaeology Day-Archaeology Fair

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12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Spend a fun afternoon learning all about archaeology. International Archaeology Day is celebrated throughout the world on this day. This Marquette fair will introduce youth and adults alike to archaeology through hands-on activities, dig site stories, interactive games and displays, and more. Local experts will be here to share their work (artifacts!) and expertise. See what is being discovered all around your Upper Peninsula region. Check out archaeologyday.org, where we are listed among fairs all over the World. Fair included with the cost of general admission. Museum admission prices: adults: $7, seniors: $6, students: $3, youth 12 and under: $2.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Oct 17, 2015

TV6 Harvest Craft Show

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Location: Kingsford High School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-202-1978
Oct 23 - 25, 2015

Mackinac Island Halloween (Samhain) Weekend

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Location: Mackinac Island

In the celtic world, Samhain marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new year or winter and a time to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead. With the rise of Christianity, it was changed to Halloween and remains a joyous time of family reunion. Here on Mackinac, we celebrate both traditions. Have fun with the kids Trick or Treating downtown, Haunts of Mackinac Tour and then gear up for some great grown up Halloween parties at the downtown pubs.
The Island shops work hard to clear out their inventory with great discounts and sales. Be sure to browse on Main Street, Market Street and at the shops at Grand Hotel. This makes a perfect weekend to skip out on Black Friday and get a head start on holiday shopping.

Phone: 800-454-5227
Oct 24, 2015

The Great Pumpkin Roll and Trunk or Treat

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04:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Ignace and St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant parking lot, St Ignace
The Great Pumpkin Roll begins at 4pm. Start off by purchasing your "rolling pumpkin" and then race it down the hill toward a barrel for bragging rights like no other! Then off to Trunk or Treat at 6pm behind the Quality Inn-St. Ignace/Big Boy. See all the ghoulish car trunks while parents pass out candy. Kid's prizes for best costume, scariest costume and most original costume will be given. Ride the hay wagon to the Haunted Woods where games and music will complete your fun, along with a tour of the Haunted Woods!
Phone: 906-643-9700
Oct 24, 2015

20th Annual Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 mi Run/Walk

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Location: Mackinac Island
Nov 7 - 15, 2015

2015 Christmas Tree Galleria

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian
Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 10, 2015

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Phone: 800-635-1742
Nov 19, 2015

Annual Marquette Ladies Night

Annual Events
04:00 PM
Location: Downtown Marquette

A fun-filled happening that provides women a Night on the Town to shop and dine in Marquette's Downtown District. Visit participating merchants and register to win valuable prizes.

Phone: (906) 228-9475
Nov 21, 2015

15th Annual Holiday Art Sale

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-0472
Nov 28, 2015

Old Fashion Christmas

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone
Contact Information: Amber Hanson
Phone: (906) 280-5169
Nov 28, 2015

Christmas in Paradise

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Whitefish Township Community Center, Paradise
Shop for Unique Handcrafted Christmas Gifts! Lunch and Refreshment Counter.
Contact Information: Sherri McLellen
Phone: 906-492-3560
Dec 4 - 6, 2015

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 4 - 6, 2015

TV6 Christmas Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
This an annual event put on by TV6. All items are hand crafted by each vendor
Phone: 906-202-1978
Dec 5, 2015

NTN Annual Snowball

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
Contact Information: Nicole Dewald
Phone: 9062356861
Dec 6, 2015

Santa Train

Annual Events
Location: Lake Linden
Visit with Santa and ride the Steam engine with his elves.
Dec 12, 2015

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 19, 2015

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Dec 31, 2015

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Annual Events
11:30 PM
Location: Downtown Marquette
Celebrate the new year and watch the annual ball drop from the Savings Bank Building. Corner of Washington and Front Streets.
Phone: (906) 228-9475
Jan 22 - 24, 2016

Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
Marquette General Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon and mBank Half Noque. Events include 50K Classic, 50K Freestyle, 50K Classic Touring, 50K Team Relay, 24K Clasic, etc. Race is from Ishpeming to Marquette.
Phone: 866-370-7223
Feb 6, 2016

48th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: I-500 Snowmobile Race Track, Sault Ste Marie
Come join us for the 48th Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the BIGGEST event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. No Hans devices. No padding. Just 100% raw courage!!! When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways, your heart will race...Mark your calendar for the weekend of February 6, 2016 and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime!!!
Feb 11 - 14, 2016

Snowsfest - Les Cheneaux Islands

Annual Events
Location: Hessel
Contact Information: Amy Polk
Phone: 906-484-3935
Feb 11 - 14, 2016

Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship

Annual Events
Location: Moran Bay, Lake Huron, St Ignace
Join us in 2016 as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in St. Ignace, Michigan. St. Ignace is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, home of one of the largest pond hockey tournaments in North America, and the largest tournament in Michigan.





The Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship will be played on Moran Bay, part of beautiful Lake Huron, one of the only locations where our 'pond' is actually one of the Great Lakes!





In 2015 we had 200 teams, from 11 states, play over 320 games! We have several age and skill divisions, so your team can compete against others of the same skill level.





Format of the games is: 4 on 4 hockey with NO GOALIES on thirty 75 'x 150' outside rinks with snow bank boards played on the 'wild ice' of Moran Bay in Lake Huron.





Teams are guaranteed three games, and division winners will receive Labatt's sportsgear and a hardwood championship cup.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Feb 20 - 21, 2016

77th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2016 Will be the 77th Anniversary Ski Jump Tournament. Stayed tuned for updates and special events associated with this event. Pine Mountain Ski Jump hosts world class athletes from all over the world in this Continental Cup competition. Official practice runs are on Friday with competition jumps on Saturday and Sunday. Join thousands of fans at the bottom of the hill for the largest tailgate party of the winter!!
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
Apr 30, 2016

Lake Superior State University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Norris Center, Sault Ste Marie
Apr 30, 2016

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
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
May 7, 2016

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
Jun 24, 2016

Cloverland Hydroelectric Plant Open House

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Cloverland Hydroelectric Plant, Sault Ste Marie
Once a year, in conjunction with Engineer's Day, the public is invited to tour the Hydro-plant.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 800 647-2858
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

67th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

Annual Events
Location: Munising
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Soo Locks Engineers Weekend 2016

Annual Events
Location: Soo Locks, Cloverland Electric Hydroelectric Plant, and City Hall Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Three events in one day! Get up close and personal with Lake Freighters this Engineers Day. Visitors are able to walk out across the walls of the Soo Locks and explore the historic buildings 9am-3pm free admission. Cloverland Electric Cooperative will host its annual hydroelectric plant open house 9am to 4pm free admission. The Sault Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair will sprawl across the City Hall lawn overlooking historic Water Street and the St. Mary’s River 10am-5pm.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jun 25, 2016

Annual International Bridge Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste Marie
Please join us young and old, physically fit or fitness challenged, to enjoy the fantastic views and the resultant pictures that will last a lifetime as we walk across the International Bridge. Best of all, there’s no admission fee, no long waits, and no sweltering heat to contend with, since the walk steps off at 9am sharp. Organizers remind walkers to bring a passport or other approved I.D. Bus transportation is available to bring walkers from Ontario back to the starting point for a small fee of $3.
Contact Information: Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-632-3301
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
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Rendezvous in the Sault

Annual Events
Location: City Hall Grounds and Historic Homes, Sault Ste Marie
Rendezvous in the Sault is a living history event that will take place along Historic Water Street at the City Hall Grounds and at the Historic Homes. Local and visiting historical re-enactors will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life in the period of 1668-1840. Food, music, dancing, cannon firing, storytelling, crafts and games will be just some of the fun things to see and do on Saturday and Sunday of the last full weekend of July.
Contact Information: Angie Patterson
Phone: (906) 632-5734
Aug 5 - 6, 2016

Downtown Days Sidewalk Sales Sault Ste. Marie

Annual Events
Location: Downtown Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie
Join us in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie MI for two full days of activities, deals, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the sidewalk sales of our downtown stores who will be offering up great deals. Stroll through the streets and see the vast assortment of goods offered by merchants, arts and crafts vendors. Don’t forget the kid’s games, bouncy inflatables, and petting zoo! Last but never least there will be food vendors to help keep you nourished as you enjoy Sault Ste. Marie’s Downtown Days.
Contact Information: Justin Knepper DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973
Aug 6, 2016

Annual “Slashin’ Ashmun” Antique Car Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Downtown Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie
As a part of Downtown Days please join us for the Annual “Slashin’ Ashmun” Antique Car Show – Hosted by the International Antique Auto Club, cars will line up on Ashmun Street. Cars will be on display starting at 10am Saturday August 6, 2016.
Contact Information: Justin Knepper DDA
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
Dec 10, 2016

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Jan 27, 2017

128th Annual Suicide Hill Ski Tournament

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Suicide Hill, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-204-0520
Apr 29, 2017

Lake Superior State University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Norris Center, Sault Ste Marie
Apr 30, 2017

Finlandia University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Paavo Nurmi Center, Hancock
May 6, 2017

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
May 6, 2017

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Jun 22 - 24, 2017

69th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

Annual Events
Location: St Ignace