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.

 

Oct 15 - 21, 2017

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze

Annual Events
07:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Baraga
Field of Terror Haunted Corn Maze.
Contact Information: Joe
Phone: 906-201-1264
Oct 20 - 21, 2017

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

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

Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Quincy Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Steam Hoist, Hancock
Phone: 906-482-3101
Oct 27 - 28, 2017

2017 Haunted Mine Tours

Annual Events
Location: Quincy Mine & Shafthouse, Hancock
Take a ride through a haunted mine. The earlier half will be for kids of all ages and the later half will be for the brave. Friday, October 27th - 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00 and 9:45pm Saturday, October 28th - 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9:00, and 9:45pm
Phone: 906-482-5569
Oct 27 - 29, 2017

Mackinac Island Halloween (Samhain) Weekend

Annual Events
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 28, 2017

22nd Annual Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 mi Run/Walk

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Oct 28, 2017

Trick of Treat Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Newberry
Oct 28, 2017

14th Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Woods Walk

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Ignace and St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant parking lot, St Ignace
We're off to Trunk or Treat at 6:30pm 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. At approximately 7:30 p.m., ride the hay wagon to the Haunted Woods where games and music will complete your fun, along with a tour of the Haunted Woods! Music throughout the night provided by G-Man Entertainment.
Phone: 906-643-9700
Oct 28 - 29, 2017

Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross Races

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

Two days of cyclocross racing in beautiful Copper Harbor with dinner, music, awards and more.

Contact Information: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 906-370-1997
Nov 2 - 5, 2017

12th Annual 41 North Film Festival at the Rozsa

Annual Events
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Nov 3, 2017

HIT Idol Season 7 at Ironwood Theatre

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Nov 4, 2017

14th Annual Rotary Vino at the Casino

Annual Events
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
The 14th Annual Rotary Vino at the Casino sponsored by Bink's Wines and Beverages will be held on Saturday, November 4th. Enjoy 20 different Wines and great food, There will also be a Silent Auction, Raffles and 50/50. Get your tickets in advance from Gus Asp, the YMCA or any Rotarian. All proceeds to benefit Rotary Projects throughout the year
Phone: 906-280-2358
Nov 4, 2017

12th Annual Daily News Big Holiday Craft Show

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Kingsford Middle School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-774-2772
Nov 4, 2017

Drummond Island Holly Daze

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Drummond Island
Nov 10, 2017

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Phone: 800-635-1742
Nov 11, 2017

14th Annual Honoring our Anishinabe Veterans Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Kinross Recreation Center, Kinross
Phone: 906-635-6050
Nov 11 - 19, 2017

2017 Christmas Tree Galleria

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian
Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 15 - 30, 2017

Firearm Deer Hunting Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Nov 17 - 18, 2017

Menominee Old World Christmas Market

Annual Events
Location: Menominee
European-style holiday market. Two days. Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m. and Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For sale: decorations, gifts, holiday food, traditional crafts. Held in connection with Downtown Historic Waterfront District Open House. Sponsored by the Menominee Farm & Food Exchange.
Contact Information: Mary Johns
Phone: 715-923-2198
Nov 18, 2017

9th Annual Christmas Bazaar

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Ewen/Trout Creek School, Ewen
Our Annual Christmas Bazaar and slightly used item sale included many unique gift idea's for your Christmas shopping. Plus, each vendor's table will include a raffle prize. Luncheon also available.
Contact Information: Mary Lou Driesenga
Phone: 906-827-3842
Nov 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 1, 2017

Annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade & Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Dec 2, 2017

Santa Train

Annual Events
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden
Visit with Santa and ride the Steam engine with his elves.
Dec 2, 2017

41st Annual Poor Artists Sale

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: CLK Gymnasium, Calumet
The 41st annual Poor Artists Sale will be held Saturday, December 2nd at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet from 11am to 4pm and is hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Council as a benefit for the Community Arts Center in Hancock. This year’s sale offers the work of more than 60 artists. Shoppers will find handmade jewelry and pottery, holiday wreaths, ornaments, baskets, wood art, glass, fiber arts, photography and much more. Shop and visit with friends in a relaxing, social atmosphere, renew your Arts Council membership (or join for the first time) and enjoy homemade treats at our hospitality table. For more information stop by the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock.
Contact Information: Bonnie Loukus
Phone: 906-482-2333
Dec 2, 2017

Christmas in Lights Arts & Crafts Fair - Iron River

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Windsor Center, Iron River
Christmas arts and crafts at the Windsor Center on US-2 -- held in conjunctions with Iron River's Christmas in Lights events.
Phone: 906-367-5218
Dec 8 - 9, 2017

Hometown Christmas - Crystal Falls

Annual Events
Location: Crystal Falls
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

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Dec 16, 2017

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 31, 2017

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Annual Events
11:45 PM
Location: Downtown Marquette
Every New Year’s Eve the intersection of Washington St and Front St in Downtown Marquette becomes the location where locals and visitors to the area come together in a large crowd to welcome in the New Year. On the 12th strike an illuminated ball is lowered from the historic Savings Bank Building. This year will mark the 27th anniversary of the Downtown Marquette New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!
Phone: (906) 228-9475
Dec 31, 2017

2017 Sobriety Powwow

Annual Events
Location: JKL Bahweting Anishnabe Academy, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 906-203-4977
Jan 6, 2018

SISU Ski Fest

Annual Events
Location: Ironwood
31K Point-to-Point SISU Marathon - 15K Heikki Lunta Half-Marathon - Taste 'n Tour - Junior SISU 5K Fun Ski Event
Jan 25 - Feb 6, 2018

Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hancock
Celebrate the halfway point of winter at various Hancock locations. Activities include a parade, authentic Finnish smorgasbord dinner & dance, concerts, the Tori Market, cultural demonstrations, the Polar Bear Plunge and more.
Phone: 906-482-0248
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
Feb 15 - 18, 2018

57th Annual Snowsfest - Les Cheneaux Islands

Annual Events
Location: Hessel
Phone: 906-484-3935
Feb 15 - 19, 2018

UP 200, Midnight Run & Jack Pine 30

Annual Events
Location: Marquette to Grand Marais
The UP200 is one of America's premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The UP200 is an Iditarod qualifying race. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically challenging trail. The JackPine 30 rounds out the weekend’s fun with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint from Gwinn, Michigan to Marquette.
Feb 16 - 17, 2018

12th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
The 12th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun includes a bonfire, social, antique sled rides, live music, the Iron Man Run and more.
Phone: 906-369-0627
Feb 17 - 18, 2018

906 Polar Roll

Annual Events
Location: 719 E. Division Ishpeming
Contact Information: Nicole Young
Phone: 9062287749
Feb 17 - 18, 2018

Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend

Annual Events
Location: State of Michigan
No License required for any age.
Feb 24, 2018

Snowburst 2018 - Winter Carnival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Winter Ski Complex, Silver City
A day of fun for the entire family! Kids games, Snowshoe Fun Run, Wheel Barrow Race, GIANT Slalom Race, Food, Live Music, Dancing, Torch Light Parade and FIREWORKS!! Join us!
Phone: 906-885-5275
Mar 10, 2018

UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Swedetown Ski Trails, Calumet
The UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! Skiers can choose from the 50k Skiathlon (limited to the first 100 entries), our signature freestyle and classic 50k races, or freestyle or classic 25k or 10k distances. The Great Bear Chase has earned a reputation as a laid-back, skier-oriented weekend that allows skiers of all experience levels to finish their season with a high quality event.
Contact Information: Angela Luskin
Phone: 906-483-1153
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

Northern Michigan University Commencement

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

Michigan Tech University Commencement

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

Lake Superior State University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste Marie
May 25 - 27, 2018

Ride The Keweenaw Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula
Phone: 906-289-4303
Jun 18 - 24, 2018

Symetra Golf Tour Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Jun 22, 2018

69th Annual UP History Conference

Annual Events
Location: St Ignace
Jun 23, 2018

2018 International Bridge Walk

Annual Events
09:30 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste. Marie
Stroll the 2.8-mile scenic crossing to Canada and leave the U.S. behind as you cross over the Soo Locks and the St. Mary’s River on your way to Sault, Ontario. This leisurely-paced walk can be enjoyed by all. Bus transportation is required for your return trip.
Contact Information: Sault Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-632-3301
Jun 29, 2018

2018 Soo Locks Engineer's Day

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie
It’s the event that started it all – the one day when you can walk across the mighty Soo Locks walls and explore the buildings and special exhibits open only on this day: the last Friday in June. Engineer’s Day festivities are held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The gates are open to allow visitors across the Locks and into historically important structures (the Davis Building and the Administration Building) used solely for the work of one of the world’s busiest Lock systems.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jun 29, 2018

2018 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 historic Hydro-Plant.
Contact Information: Cloverland Electric
Phone: (800) 562-4953
Jul 13 - 15, 2018

2018 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - SSM

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
There is fun for the whole family in this fast-paced street basketball tournament. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Get a team together and test out your skills against other competitors.
Contact Information: Sault Events
Phone: 800-647-2858
Jul 28 - 29, 2018

2018 Rendezvous in the Sault

Annual Events
Location: City Hall Grounds and Historic Homes, Sault Ste. Marie
Rendezvous is a living history event filled with historical re-enactors, musicians, entertainers, and merchants who will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life from 1668-1840.
Contact Information: Angie Patterson
Phone: (906) 632-5734
Aug 11, 2018

19th Annual 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 23 - 25, 2018

2018 Michigan Paranormal Convention

Annual Events
Location: Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie
The 2018 Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names in the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Michigan’s Oldest City). On August 23rd through the 25th at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s Kewadin Casinos DreamMakers Theater, experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, and UFOlogy. Come see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic, the paranormal!



Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 1-800-647-2858
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