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.

 

May 24, 2017

Indian Lake Jack Pine Open Golf Tournament

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
May 26 - 28, 2017

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

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Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
May 27, 2017

Opening Day - Smallmouth Bass Season

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
May 29, 2017

Run For Joe 5K

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Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 29, 2017

Fort Mackinac Memorial Day Observance

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08:30 AM
Location: Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
A brief and informal Memorial Day observance to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Mackinac, march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort.
Jun 2 - 3, 2017

32nd Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run

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Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jun 3, 2017

4th Annual Iron Range Roll

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12:30 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Iron Ore Heritage Trail, Ishpeming to Mqt
The Iron Range Roll is a 16 mile point to point fun (but timed) race from Ishpeming to Marquette along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail (IOHT). This relay/run/bicycle event celebrates the heritage and recreational culture of Marquette County – all in the name of giving back to our community’s youth through the YMCA of Marquette County’s “Reach & Rise” youth mentoring program. Along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, from downtown Ishpeming to the iconic Ore Dock in Marquette, recreational and community enthusiasts of all ages will participate in a friendly timed downhill excursion on foot, bicycle, or as part of a relay team. Proceeds from the race will benefit the YMCA's Reach and Rise program.
Contact Information: Gabrielle Hansen
Phone: 612-360-9072
Jun 7, 2017

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

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09:30 AM To 11:30 AM
Location: Mackinac Island
Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 1 to August 31. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic Places in October 1975. In November 1997, the house was named to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of America’s most historic buildings and sites. Throughout this free tour, which lasts approximately 15 minutes, experienced docents will guide small groups through the first floor of the home.
Contact Information: Dominick Miller
Phone: 9068473328
Jun 9 - 11, 2017

Legion Riders Tony Beach Memorial Ride and Bike Blessing

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06:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden
Meet and Greet and Bike Show-Friday June 9th at 6 pm at Maple Leaf, Post 291, Lake Linden MI - Trophies will be awarded Bike Blessing and Fun Run June 10 at 11:30 am at Lakes Lounge Lake Linden MI - Fun Run will be after the bike blessing and is $20 per person. The fun run will include a poker hand and dinner. Fun Run (all modes of transportation welcome) register at Range Lounge, South Range, Lake Lounge, Lake Linden, and Maple Leaf, Lake Linden. Prizes will be awarded!. There will be 14 stops on the Fun Run and you can do early registration Wednesday June 7th and start your fun run. Proceeds go to local ROTC scholarships
Contact Information: Carol
Phone: 956-358-3248
Jun 9 - 18, 2017

69th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

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Location: Mackinac Island
Jun 10, 2017

Indian Lake Susan Komen BC Awareness Golf Tournament

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 10, 2017

Whitefish Point Marathon

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07:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Sawmill Creek Park, Paradise
Don't miss this opportunity to get an early start to the summer marathon events at Paradise Michigan in the Eastern UP This road race travels the shores of the Whitefish Bay, crosses the Betsy River, the shores of Lake Superior, and the Whitefish Point Light Station while winding through the area on Whitefish Point Road. After the race, unwind by visiting the Tahquamenon Falls or the Shipwreck Museum.
Contact Information: Bill Sved
Phone: 906-492-3219
Jun 10, 2017

12th Annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival

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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.
Jun 10 - 11, 2017

Pictured Rocks Days and Yoopers Ride Free Days

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10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park/Munising City Dock, Munising
Pictured Rocks Day Festival at Bayshore Park-Free and includes Bands, Vendors, Food, Nature Shows, Petting Zoo, Children's Activities, and More. Yoopers Ride Free provided by Pictured Rocks Cruises: If you are interested in taking the free cruise, live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and weather-permitting, cruises will depart every hour on the hour from the Munising City Pier on Saturday, June 10 and 11 starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 with a limit of 1,500 free tickets available per day. In order to obtain your free ticket, you must present in person a photo ID with an Upper Peninsula address at the Pictured Rocks Cruise ticket office those days. A child must be accompanied by a parent in the ticket office to receive a ticket.
Contact Information: Kathy Reynolds
Phone: 9063872138
Jun 10 - 11, 2017

Michigan Free ORV Weekend

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Location: Michigan
Phone: 906-228-6561
Jun 12, 2017

Indian Lake Two-Man Senior Golf Scramble

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 15 - 17, 2017

25th Annual Jeep Jamboree

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Location: Drummond Island
Phone: 586-431-1688
Jun 16, 2017

PMMF presents: Opera Scenes

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 16 - 17, 2017

21st Annual Antiques on the Bay Classic & Antique Car Show

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Location: St Ignace
The first of three auto-related events features original and restored classic and antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront. Entertainment and autos dating 25 years or older are all part of the fun. Registration and a Mackinac Bridge Rally are slated for Friday, with autos on display in the City Marina parking lot bordering the Lake Huron waterfront all day Saturday.

This event is free of charge for spectators and featured a family-friendly environment.
Phone: 906-643-6950
Jun 16 - 18, 2017

2017 Great Lakes Rodeo

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Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Marquette
Marquette County Fairgrounds, M-553. Watch professional cowboys and cowgirls compete in bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, Barn Dance, Vendors, camping and more. Times vary.
Contact Information: Jesie Melchiori
Phone: 906-360-7069
Jun 16 - 18, 2017

17th Annual Grand Marais Seaplane Splash-In on the Bay

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Location: Grand Marais
Grand Marais Pilots Association will host the 17th Annual Splash-in on Grand Marais Bay on behalf of the National Seaplane Pilots Association. Seaplanes from all over the US and Canada are invited to attend this three day festival with arrivals on Friday, activities and competitions throughout the day on Saturday and departures on Sunday morning. The public is invited to attend this colorful event; get a close up look at the many sea planes, talk with pilots, and enjoy a beautiful day on the beach. Bring lots of suntan lotion and plan to spend Saturday with us.
Phone: 906-494-2700
Jun 17, 2017

5th Annual Scenic Shore Run/Walk

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10:00 AM
Location: Gladstone Senior Center, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-3844
Jun 17, 2017

PMMF presents: Opera Scenes

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07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 18, 2017

PMMF presents: Opera Scenes

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03:00 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 20, 2017

Bewabic State Park - 7th Annual Total Woman in the Outdoors

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Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Join the DNR and our partners at Aspirus Iron River Hospital in this growing event as we experience many different ways for women to enjoy the outdoors. Activities, prizes, and food will be provided. Activities have ranged from kayaking, outdoor cooking, fishing, photography, GPS, outdoor survival and much more! Ladies, you do not want to miss this event. There are activities for all ages. Bring your friends, mom, daughter, sister, grandmother or neighbor - it is a great time! Pre-registration is available and is preferred. You can register through Aspirus Iron River Hospital by calling 906-265-0477. Please register upon arrival to the park. The event will be cancelled due to inclement weather with an alternate rain date of Thursday, June 23. Start times will remain the same. This event is free, but a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry into Bewabic State Park. For more information about the park or the event, call 906-875-3324 or visit www.michigan.gov/bewabic.
Phone: 906-875-3324
Jun 21, 2017

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 22, 2017

PMMF presents: Joshual Davis

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07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 22 - 24, 2017

42nd Annual St Ignace Car Show Weekend

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Location: St Ignace
This event is one of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country! Hundreds of antique, custom and celebrity automobiles are on display.
Phone: 906-643-6950
Jun 23, 2017

PMMF presents: Joshual Davis

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07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 23, 2017

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

68th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

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Location: St Ignace
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

Grand Marais Offshore Challenge Fishing Tournament

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Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Jun 24, 2017

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 24, 2017

Art for All - Iron Mountain

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09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: City Park, Iron Mountain
Nearly 60 artists and craftsmen from across the country will exhibit at this juried art show, now in its 46th year. There will be live entertainment all day as well as food and beverage vendors. A hands-on craft area will be available for children and adults. The event, held rain or shine, will offer the chance to win door prizes and it is free to the public.
Jun 24, 2017

Annual International Bridge Walk

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09:30 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste. Marie
Please join us 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, long waits, or sweltering heat to contend with, since the walk steps off at 930 am sharp.

Organizers remind walkers to bring a passport or other approved I.D. Bus transportation is available to bring walkers from Ontario to the starting point for a small fee of $4.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jun 24, 2017

7th Annual Northern Lights YMCA-UP Northwoods Triathlon

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08:00 AM
Location: Lake Antoine Park, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-4076
Jun 24, 2017

Ride with Leinie

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11:00 AM
Location: Watersmeet and Land O' Lakes, WI
All bike rides begin and end at the Forest Lake Country Store. A Leinenkugel beer tasting and brat lunch will follow the rides.
Phone: 715-547-6323
Jun 24, 2017

PMMF presents: Joshual Davis

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 24 - 25, 2017

1817 Encampment at Fort Holmes

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09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Fort Holmes, Mackinac Island
Experience 1817 military life as soldiers camp out at Fort Holmes, Mackinac Island's highest point. Live demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend at Fort Holmes and Fort Mackinac.
Contact Information: Dominick Miller
Phone: 9068473328
Jun 24 - 25, 2017

Indian Lake Four-Man Golf Scramble

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 24 - 26, 2017

Island Resort Championship LPGA Symetra Tour

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Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-GREEN
Jun 25, 2017

Menominee River Century Bike Ride

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Location: Menominee/Marinette
Jun 25, 2017

42nd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race

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08:00 AM
Location: Munising
1/2 Marathon, 10K run and 10K walk options. Featuring a newly designed course, Pictured Rocks Road Race gets you right next to Lake Superior.
Contact Information: David Lieble
Phone: (906) 202-9120
Jun 25, 2017

22nd Annual Art for All - Menominee

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10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Menominee Marina Waterfront, Menominee
Art Show and Sale featuring over 50 Midwest artists. Enjoy a great day on the waterfront , beautiful art, music, entertainment by First Street Academy of Dancing. Food booths and children's art area.
Contact Information: Wendy J Ihler
Phone: 7159230608
Jun 28, 2017

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 28, 2017

PMMF presents: Lake Effect Jazz Quintet

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07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 30, 2017

Cloverland Hydroelectric Plant Open House

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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 30, 2017

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 30, 2017

PMMF presents: Lake Effect Jazz Quintet

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07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 30, 2017

Soo Locks Engineer's Weekend

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Location: Soo Locks, Cloverland Electric Hydroelectric Plant, and City Hall. Sault Ste. Marie
Three events in one day! Get up close and personal with Lake Freighters this Engineer's Day. Visitors are able to walk out across the walls of the Soo Locks and explore the historic buildings for free from 9am to 4pm. Cloverland Electric Cooperative will host its annual Hydroelectric Plant Open House from 9am to 4pm;admission is free. 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 from 10am to 5pm.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017

2017 Negaunee Pioneer Days

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Location: Negaunee
Alumni Softball, Community Picnic & Fireworks, Music, Old Towne Festival, Parade and more.
Phone: 906-486-8084
Jul 1, 2017

PMMF presents: Lake Effect Jazz Quintet

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03:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 1, 2017

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 3, 2017

Rock the Dock

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05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba
Live music, bounce houses, bungee jumps, food, etc.
Contact Information: Kim Peterson
Phone: 9067864141
Jul 4, 2017

Grand Marais Fourth of July Celebration

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Location: Grand Marais
Join us for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in beautiful Grand Marais! You won't want to miss the annual parade, Firemen's Challenge, Kids' Games, Street Dance, and Fabulous Fireworks at Dusk!
Phone: 906-494-2447
Jul 4, 2017

Paradise Celebrates the 4th!

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07:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Paradise
7-11 am PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Whitefish Township Community Center 1 pm PARADE in Downtown Paradise 3-5 pm GAMES Whitefish Township School Grounds FIREWORKS at dusk behind the Whitefish Township Community Center and over Whitefish Bay
Contact Information: Sherri McLellen
Phone: 906-492-3560
Jul 4, 2017

Lake Gogebic State Park 4th of July Campground Parade

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Location: Lake Gogebic State Park, Marenisco
Phone: 906-842-3341
Jul 4, 2017

An American Picnic at Mackinac Island State Park

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06:30 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
Experience an 1800s July 4! Witness the 38-gun salute, feel the boom of the progressive cannon blasts, and feast on an All-American picnic catered by Grand Hotel. Guests are encouraged to stay and watch the fireworks from the fort. Admission charged - visit www.mackinacparks.com for ticket information.
Contact Information: Dominick Miller
Phone: 9068473328
Jul 4, 2017

Baraga State Park - 4th of July Festivities

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09:30 AM
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Celebrate Independence Day at Baraga State Park! Festivities include a children’s' bike parade, scavenger hunt and games! Children’s’ bike parade and decorating, scavenger hunt and traditional games like water balloon toss, three-legged race and potato sack race with prizes!
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Jul 7 - 9, 2017

2017 Sault Tribe Pow-Wow & Summer Gathering

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Location: Entrance is from Baawating Drive off Shunk Road on the Reservation, Sault Ste. Marie
Join us for exciting dance and drum competitions, handmade crafts, authentic food and more. The Pow-Wow, or Jiigtamok, has historical, social, and spiritual value to the American Indian people. People participate in traditional dance and song, visit with family and friends, make new acquaintances and trade arts and crafts.

For more information, please contact 906-635-6050 Ext.26144.
Contact Information: Jackie Minton
Phone: 906-203-4977
Jul 12, 2017

Indian Lake State Savings Bank Two-Woman Golf Scramble

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 14 - 16, 2017

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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08:00 AM
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
The Gus Macker Tournament is designed so that anyone can play: male or female, young and old, short and tall, the most experienced or no experience at all. This maintains the purity and integrity of the driveway game. Since 1987 the Macker tour has expanded holding a total of 972 tournaments with over 2.2 million players – male and female from 7 years old to 50+ – and more than 23 million spectators. Make plans to be in Sault Ste. Marie July 14-16, 2017 and be a part of this great community event.
Contact Information: Sault Events
Phone: 800-647-2858
Jul 15, 2017

5th Annual Red Earth Classic/Enduro

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Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming
Come ride the amazing trail-system that has so much to offer! The festival at Al Quaal Recreation Area will be fun for the whole family; complete with a silent auction, kids activities, The Junior Classic Bike Race, Food, music and much more! There is also a short track sprint race on Sunday for the pro racers and a comp class. Come ride the West-End of Marquette county this summer and see all the area has to offer.
Jul 15, 2017

20th Annual Crisp Point Lighthouse Conference & Picnic

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10:00 AM
Location: Whitefish Township School, Paradise
Contact Information: Rick Brockway
Phone: (517) 230-6294
Jul 15, 2017

42nd Annual Canal Run

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07:30 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: McLain State Park, 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 15, 2017

End of the Road Keweenaw Tour and Car Show

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Location: Copper Harbor
Contact Information: Matt
Phone: 906-337-3884
Jul 21 - 23, 2017

Fayette State Park - A Paranormal Event

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09:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Have you ever wondered what a ghost hunter does? Does the thought of apparitions give you a chill or a sense of wonder? Ever wondered what it's like to be a member of a paranormal team and participate in a real investigation? This is your chance! Join us at Fayette Historic State Park for two full days & nights of unearthly surprises and learning..... if you dare! For questions regarding this event please contact the park at 906-644-2603
Contact Information: Randy Brown
Phone: 906-644-2603
Jul 21 - 23, 2017

39th Annual Maawanji'iding Powwow

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Location: Ojibwa Park Road, Baraga
2017 marks the 39th Annual Maawanji'iding Traditional Powwow. Our powwow features traditional singing, dancing and food. There are over 50 vendors that sell both food and traditional crafts, as well contemporary clothing and artwork. The KBIC powwow is open to the public
Contact Information: Gary Loonsfoot, Jr
Phone: (906) 353-4108
Jul 22, 2017

Vintage Base Ball

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06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Fort Mackinac Ball Field, Mackinac Island
Experience Base Ball the way it was meant to be played - without gloves and by Gentleman's Rules. Come cheer on the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats as they play a game of 1860's Base Ball on the oldest continually used ball field in Michigan, behind Fort Mackinac. Admission charged, and concessions provided by Grand Hotel. Visit www.mackinacparks.com for more information.
Contact Information: Dominick Miller
Phone: 9068473328
Jul 22, 2017

32nd Annual Gwinn Fun Daze

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10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Peter Nordeen Park (M35), Gwinn
This is an old fashioned family outing day with every group in the Gwinn area participating. Fun, food, and family! Parade begins at 10:00 am. Park events 11:00 a.m. Peter Nordeen Park, M-35, Gwinn. Band concerts right after parade - bingo, crafters, food vendors, games, rubber duckie races, Tae Kwon Do demonstration, and stuffed animals galore - cotton candy. Antique car, truck and tractor show: 11:00 a.m. 5k run walk starts at 10 am it is followed by our parade
Phone: 906-362-0202
Jul 22, 2017

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

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07:00 AM
Location: Grand Island National Recreation Area
The course follows the perimeter trail of the island counterclockwise up past Murray Bay and Duck Lake. At three miles the course heads eastward into the Tombolo, up into the island's thumb and then back along Trout Bay where runners can enjoy one of the most spectacular stretches of shoreline anywhere in the Great Lakes. Runners then ascend up the eastern cliffs of the island which treat runners to views of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The northern half of the island features 300ft colored Jacobsville sandstone cliffs and the remote and exquisitely beautiful North Beach. The return trail on the island’s western shore features remarkable vistas of Lake Superior. Much of the trail is shaded by lush hardwood forests. Exposed sections (atop cliffs) blanket runners with cool breezes off of Lake Superior. Trail includes single track, two track, and narrow dirt roads.
Phone: 715-701-0360
Jul 28, 2017

16th Annual Blueberry Festival

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10:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - 30th Anniversary Battery D Civil War Encampment

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Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor
History comes alive at Fort Wilkins. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery, a Civil War era living history group returns to Fort Wilkins for its 31st annual weekend encampment. The weekend event will be open to park visitors from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday and Saturday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Battery D will interpret army life of the period, demonstrating artillery and small arms drills, period cooking and soldiers’ pastimes. A Michigan State or Out of State Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park.
Contact Information: Fort Wilkins State Park
Phone: 906-289-4215
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

Baraga State Park - Christmas in July

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Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend!Activities include a bike parade, games and prizes, craft activities, campsite decorating and photos with Santa.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Jul 28 - 30, 2017

5th Annual Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend

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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!
Jul 29 - 30, 2017

Rendezvous in the Sault

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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 on 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
Jul 29 - 30, 2017

Outback Art Fair

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08:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Aug 1, 2017

45th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival

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10:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: Sault City Hall Grounds, Sault Ste. Marie
Tuesday, August 1, is the date of the 45th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival, a juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, displayed by the artists themselves. The festival is held, rain or shine, on the grounds of Lake Superior State University. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free of charge. The festival is sponsored as a public service by the Sault Area Arts Council.

The wide array of arts and crafts on display includes paintings, photographs, and prints; ceramics; jewelry; carvings, games and furniture; many items for the yard and garden; clothing, toys, stained and fused glass; wallets, belts and purses; maple syrup products, kettle corn, cinnamon roasted nuts, and much more.
Contact Information: Jean Jones
Phone: 906-437-5463
Aug 3 - 6, 2017

2017 Menominee Waterfront Festival

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Location: Menominee
Phone: 906-863-2656
Aug 4 - 5, 2017

Downtown Days - Sidewalk Sales

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10:00 AM
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 and arts and crafts vendors. Don’t forget the kids' 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 5, 2017

Tahqua Trail Run 25K & 10K

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08:00 AM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Phone: 715-701-0360
Aug 5, 2017

Aspirus Copperman Triathlon/Duathlon

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Location: Fort Wilkins State Park, Copper Harbor
The Copperman Triathlon comes to Ft. Wilkins State Park on US-41 in Copper Harbor. Swim tranquil Lake Fanny Hooe, bike the rocky shores of Lake Superior & run through the wilderness on shaded roads.
Contact Information: Crystal Holzberger
Phone: 906-337-7000
Aug 5, 2017

Rock the Dock

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba
Live music, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, food, etc.
Contact Information: Kim Peterson
Phone: 9067864141
Aug 5, 2017

42nd Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show

Annual Events
09:30 AM
Location: Ishpeming Elks Club, Ishpeming
Mineral Show Gem Show with dealers, demos, kids area, silent auction, and more.
Phone: 906-458-5534
Aug 5, 2017

5th Annual Solar System Smackdown Mixer with the Keweenaw Roller Girls

Annual Events
Location: Houghton County Arena, Hancock
Aug 5, 2017

Annual Twin Sault Cruisers Antique Car Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Downtown Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie
As a part of Downtown Days, please join us for the Annual Twin Sault Cruisers Antique Car Show – Hosted by the International Antique Auto Club. Cars will line up on Ashmun Street. They will be on display starting at 10am Saturday.
Contact Information: Justin Knepper, DDA
Aug 10 - 13, 2017

Marquette County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Gwinn
The Marquette County Fair is a fun-filled family event with lots to offer! * Livestock shows, * 4-H livestock and small animal auction, * Tractor pullls, * Mud drags, * Go cart races, * Horse Shows, * Dog show, * Firemen races, * Antique car show, * Wide variety of concessions, * T.J. Schmidt and Co. Amusements, * Exhibits of hand-crafted and home-grown delights, ...and MUCH more!
Aug 11 - 13, 2017

36th Annual Grand Marais Music & Arts Festival

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Join us for a weekend of great music, all sorts of vendors and crafts, and terrific food!
Phone: 906-494-2447
Aug 12, 2017

16th Annual Buzz the Gut Car Show & Parade

Annual Events
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-1234
Aug 12, 2017

40th Annual Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival of Arts

Annual Events
Location: Hessel
Aug 12, 2017

Indian Lake State Park - Annual Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 05:15 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Join in on the all day fun of the Annual Fishing Tournament hosted by the Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book State Park. This tournament is open to all ages, there is a regsitration fee for adults, however, youth 14 years or under are free to participate, there will be prizes for winners of all classes. All fish must be checked by 5:15 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 5:30 p.m. Registration for the fishing tournament can be done at the campground host site, there will also be refreshements and hot dogs available all day.
Phone: 906-474-6983
Aug 12, 2017

Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee to Marquette
Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic. 48 mile and 24 mile point-to-point mountain bike race in Marquette.
Contact Information: Nicole DeWald
Phone: 906-235-6861
Aug 12, 2017

Fayette Historic State Park - Fayette Heritage Day

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Celebrate the history of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting company town. Activities for the day include period displays, food, music, and a historic Base Ball game 1860's style (yes, you are invited to play!).
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Aug 14, 2017

Indian Lake Three-Woman Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Aug 14 - 20, 2017

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 18 - 19, 2017

9th Annual Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon

Annual Events
Location: Marquette

The course consists of a 50 kilometer and 50 mile event. Also, new this year the course will include a loop from the new start-finish area (NTN-Forestville Trailhead) to Tourist Park (the old start-finish area) on new single-track. The course is mostly single-track climbing the 4 peaks: Sugarloaf, Top-of-the World, Bareback, and Hogsback outcrops. All the peaks have views of Lake Superior and some of the trail runs along the lake. Most of the trail is easy to moderate running with a few significant climbs and technical areas.
Also new this year is the Ultramarathon Relay - form a team and run the trails Friday before the solo event on Saturday, more details on our website.

Aug 19, 2017

Motorcycles on the Mac

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Bridge, St Ignace
Aug 24 - 26, 2017

8th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie
The 8th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names of the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Michigan’s Oldest City). On August 24-26th at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s Kewadin Casinos Dream Makers Theater, experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, and UFOlogy, and attendees will be able to meet some of their favorite television paranormal investigators. Come see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic...THE PARANORMAL!
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 1-800-647-2858
Aug 25 - 27, 2017

Harborfest 2017 - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Aug 25 - 27, 2017

Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Father Marquette National Memorial, St. Ignace
Enjoy two events in one. This family friendly historical event is part French Voyager re-enactment and part traditional Powwow. Visit French encampments, watch demonstrations, visit vendors displaying authentic wares and enjoy the sights and sounds of traditional native dancing, hoop dancing, native flute music and drumming ceremonies. Traditional foods, arts and crafts will also be available.

Special Activities will include: Blessing of the Grounds on Friday at noon and Grand Entry Saturday and Sunday at noon.

Meet at the Father Marquette National Memorial. The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to the park and event visitors will need an entry button for the weekend which cost $5.00 per person. For more information about this event please visit www.stignace.org or call 906-643-8717.
Contact Information: Straits State Park
Phone: 906-643-8620
Aug 26, 2017

Off the Vine 5k race/walk

Annual Events
Location: Bark River
5k run/ walk fundraiser by Heart of the North Lions Club, proceeds to Diabetes Awareness and other health related issues. Mixed terrain course to include the Bark River Off Road Race Track, pavement, and vineyard. Participants to receive appetizers and those 21 or over 2 free wine tastings.
Contact Information: Susan Anthony
Phone: 906-399-9212
Aug 28, 2017

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Sep 1 - 3, 2017

Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
Contact Information: Copper Harbor Trails Club
Phone: 906-289-4303
Sep 2, 2017

8th Annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Run

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 8th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-236-2902
Sep 2, 2017

Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
ROCK LIONS ANNUAL LABOR DAY CELEBRATION features a parade starting at 11 a.m.; activities and games for the whole family; lots of food and drink; and all-day music.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Sep 2 - 3, 2017

Arts & Crafts Dockside

Annual Events
09:00 AM
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 3 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Information: St Ignace Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-338-6660
Sep 3, 2017

14th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2700
Sep 4, 2017

60th Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Annual Events
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 9, 2017

12th Annual First National Bank of Wakefield Marathon

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Sunday Lake Pavilion, Wakefield
Phone: 906-285-4711
Sep 9, 2017

9th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

Annual Events
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 9 - 10, 2017

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 11, 2017

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Sep 16, 2017

Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
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 16, 2017

Paul Mitchell-XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Phone: 906-361-5111
Sep 22 - 23, 2017

3rd Annula Marji Gesick 100

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming
Sep 23, 2017

Sault International Festival of Races

Annual Events
07:15 AM
Location: Norris Center, LSSU, Sault Ste. Marie
Join up to 500 runners as part of the 8th Annual Sault International Festival of Races on Saturday, September 23, 2017! This Festival of Races provides runners with a unique opportunity to experience the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge like never before and run alongside the St. Mary's River, all set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Sep 23, 2017

Mighty Mac Bridge Run

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: St. Ignace
Phone: 906-643-8717
Sep 23, 2017

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Hike Between da Falls

Annual Events
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 4-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
Oct 6 - 7, 2017

The Haunted Trail

Annual Events
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 7, 2017

5th Annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest

Annual Events
03:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Baraga Avenue, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Oct 13 - 14, 2017

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
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 14, 2017

7th Annual Whitefish Point Run For the Light

Annual Events
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.
Nov 10, 2017

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Phone: 800-635-1742
Nov 25, 2017

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 8 - 10, 2017

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 16, 2017

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 16, 2017

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Jan 26 - 27, 2018

Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Annual Events
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
If you are looking for a thrilling event that will send chills down your spine, we have found it for you! In January, an Ice Carving Challenge will be brought to town. Join us throughout the day to watch as the businesses compete for the best ice sculpture in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and see some amazing pieces of ice art being created before your eyes.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Feb 3, 2018

50th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: I-500 Snowmobile Race Track, Sault Ste. Marie
Come join us for the 50th 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.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Apr 20 - 22, 2018

3rd Annual Jeep on the Mac

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Bridge to Drummond Island
Let's show our Jeep pride! Let's beat the number of Mini-Coopers, ATVs and farm tractors that have crossed the mighty Mackinac Bridge as a group. There will also be a welcome party, trails to ride, lunch on Drummond Island, and prizes. Coming soon will be more details and registration so check back!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 1-800-338-6660
May 5, 2018

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
May 5, 2018

Lake Superior State University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste Marie
Jun 22, 2018

69th Annual UP History Conference

Annual Events
Location: St Ignace
Dec 15, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
May 4, 2019

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
Jun 28, 2019

70th Annual UP History Conference

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
Dec 14, 2019

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
May 2, 2020

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette