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.

 

Jun 1 - Aug 30, 2014

Park Art

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 11:30 PM
Location: Curtis
After receiving a great deal of positive feedback from last years' "Peaceful People," the Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) decided to carry on this tradition as an annual exhibit. This years' exhibit consists of two different themes. Wooden kites now stand where the Peaceful People once were. Throughout the yard visitors will also find trees and railings covered in yarn, otherwise known as "yarn bombing."



The kites will stand next to the Center through Labor Day, providing continuous color and joy to the field. They will then be sold as art at this years' Art on the Lake, an ECA annual event, on August 30.
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
Jun 6 - Aug 3, 2014

7th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Website: nmu.edu/devos
Contact Information: Melissa
Phone: 906-227-2235
Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2014

Pickford Hay Days

Annual Events
Location: Pickford

Hay bale races, 2 parades, horse pulls, softball tournaments, kids games, 3-on-3 hoops, food, fun and MUCH more! Five days of events!

Jul 31, 2014

13th Annual YMCA Golf Outing

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Phone: 906-789-0005
Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2014

21st Annual Woodtick Music Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hermansville
The Woodtick Music Festival is a home-grown, Upper Peninsula style shindig featuring a variety of regional and not so regional bands who all have one thing in common....they're darn good!
Aug 1, 2014

PMMF presents: Handel and Hoiby

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Aug 1, 2014

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Aug 1 - 2, 2014

Downtown Days Sault Ste. Marie

Annual Events
Location: Downtown 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 1 - 3, 2014

Alger County Fair & Chatham Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Alger County Fairgrounds, Chatham
Phone: 906-439-5114
Aug 1 - 21, 2014

Les Cheneaux Arts Council Art Show

Annual Events
Location: Cedarville Lodge, Cedarville
Annual art show of public art exhibit held at the Cedarville Lodge (formerly Cedarville Inn). Free admission! The artwork will be on display through the show reception, held on Thursday, August 21st from 5-7PM
Aug 1 - 31, 2014

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Portage Lake United Church, Houghton
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Aug 2, 2014

Bay Art Association Waterfront Art Festival

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10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Art, food and music, in Ludington Park. Look for the Young Artists' Market while you're there for some amazing work from artists 18 and under.
Contact Information: Jan Watson
Phone: 906-428-4074
Aug 2, 2014

Ishpeming Renaissance Festival & Art Faire

Annual Events
Location: Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming

A one day event featuring renaissance era costumes, music, entertainment, and food. Also featuring daily living demonstrations as well as combat re-enactments.

Aug 2, 2014

Strongman Competition

Annual Events
12:00 PM
Location: Runkle Lake Park, Crystal Falls
Website: www.iron.org
Phone: 906-265-3822
Aug 2, 2014

39th Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming Elks Club, Ishpeming
Mineral Show Gem Show with dealers, demos, kids area, silent auction, and more.
Phone: (906) 228-9422
Aug 2, 2014

Keyes Lake Summerfest

Annual Events
07:00 AM
Location: Keyes Lake Park, Florence, WI

You won't want to miss Keyes Lake SummerFest. This annual event features good food, music, and fireworks. A Florence County event that raises monies for the Keyes Peak Ski Hill. Enjoy your favorite bands and an excellent Pig Roast with all the extras including corn on the cob, brats and ice cold beverages.

Phone: 715-528-3272
Aug 2, 2014

Curtis Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Curtis
Website: www.uprrc.org
Phone: 906-478-5244
Aug 2, 2014

10th Annual Youth Empowerment Pow Wow

Annual Events
Location: Rexton
Phone: 906-635-7010
Aug 2, 2014

Tri-Lakes Triathlon

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08:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Erickson Center Park, Curtis
Website: www.hnjh.org

Tri-Lakes Triathlon is hosted by Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Erickson Center for the Arts and Curtis Chamber of Commerce and is held at Erickson Center Park.

Aug 2, 2014

Copperman Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

The Copperman Triathlon comes to Ft. Wilkins State Park on US-41 in Copper Harbor tentatively on Saturday, August 4. Swim tranquil Lake Fanny Hooe, bike the rocky shores of Lake Superior & run through the wilderness on shaded roads. Sponsored by the Keweenaw Memorial Medical Center.

Contact Information: Crystal Holzberger
Aug 2, 2014

2nd Annual Shore to Shore Kayak & Canoe Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Michigamme Township Park, Michigamme
Phone: 906-323-6608
Aug 2, 2014

Lake Antoine Classic 5-mile/15K

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Lake Antoine Park, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-9633
Aug 2 - 3, 2014

67th Annual MI/WI Tennis Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-4141
Aug 3, 2014

44th Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Mackinac Community Equestrian Center, Mackinac Island
Aug 3, 2014

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Aug 3 - 7, 2014

Tour da UP 2014

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone to Marquette

24th Annual Tour da UP bicycle ride.

Phone: 906-249-5437
Aug 5, 2014

42st Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: Sault City Hall Grounds, Sault Ste. Marie
Annual juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts by the creating artists, some of whom are demonstrating. Also live entertainment by area performers. Free to the public--a public service of the Sault Area Arts Council. Free children's hands-on art tent managed by artists from the Olive Craig Gallery. Booths for nonprofits. Food booths.
Contact Information: Jean Jones
Phone: (906) 437-5463
Aug 5, 2014

L'Anse Woman Golf Invitational

Annual Events
Location: L'Anse Golf Course, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-6600
Aug 5 - 7, 2014

Keweenaw Mineral Days

Annual Events
Location: Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2572
Aug 7 - 10, 2014

2014 Menominee Waterfront Festival

Annual Events
Location: Menominee
Aug 7 - 10, 2014

Marquette County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands
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 8, 2014

Les Cheneaux's 2nd Annual Classic Car Show

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Location: Cedarville
The Les Cheneaux's 2nd Annual Classic Car Show will take place in downtown Cedarville. The rules are simple: Just Cool Rides! The first 100 cars will receive FREE T-Shirts, there will be craft vendors, and fans choice awards. Register at the Les Cheneaux Community Library on Hodeck Street 11AM-1PM. "Cool Ride" Parade will travel from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Hessel, starting at 2 PM, then the "Cool Rides" will park in downtown Cedarville, there will be music from 3-6:30 PM, with awards at 6 PM. Pre-Register online at lccarshow@gmail.com, $20 for a 10x10 space. facebook.com/lescheneaux.carshow
Aug 8, 2014

Les Cheneaux Classic Boat Auction

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03:00 PM
Location: Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum, Cedarville
The Classic Boat Auction will take place at the Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum on the corner of M-134 and Lake Street Visit http://www.beachcomberauction.com/ for consignment and bidder opportunites. Call 906-484-3354 for more information.
Phone: 906-484-3354
Aug 8 - 9, 2014

6th Annual Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Aug 8 - 9, 2014

Upper Peninsula Veteran Expo

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, NMU, Marquette
The Upper Peninsula Veteran Expo will be a “one-stop shop” for veterans and their families looking for information on employment and education opportunities, healthcare screenings, benefits counselors, recreation programs and other resources available to them. In addition, Hiring Our Heroes will host a veteran employment fair as part of the Expo (Saturday, Aug. 9 only). Online registration is available at www.events.mphi.org/vetexpo
Contact Information: Heather Woods
Phone: 517-324-6091
Aug 8 - 9, 2014

5th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention MIPARACON

Annual Events
Location: Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie
The 5th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names of the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Michigan’s Oldest City). On August 8th and 9th 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, 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!
Phone: 1-800-647-2858
Aug 8 - 10, 2014

23rd Annual Humungus Fungus Fest

Annual Events
Location: Crystal Falls
Website: www.iron.org

A celebration of the 38-acre underground mushroom located south of Crystal Falls. There will a cribbage tournament, rummage & sidewalk sales, mushroom pizza, entertainment, Great Ball Race, Parade, street dance, and softball game. {All times Central.}

Phone: 906-265-3822
Aug 8 - 10, 2014

33rd 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 9, 2014

37th Annual Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts

Annual Events
Location: Hessel
The 37th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts will be held in downtown Hessel. Opening Ceremony will be at 10 AM and the Awards Ceremony will be at 4 PM. The Festival of Arts goes from 10 AM to 5 PM, with various artists in photography, jewelry, glass, dolls, wood toys, pottery, textiles, and much more. Also thoroughout the day there will be two channel cruises exploring the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands, and music entertainment, including the Skylarks.
Contact Information: Barb Smith
Phone: 906-484-4081
Aug 9, 2014

L'Anse Three-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: L'Anse Golf Course, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-6600
Aug 9, 2014

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 9, 2014

Fayette State Park - Fayette Heritage Day

Annual Events
Location: Fayette Historic Townsite, Garden
This annual event celebrates the "hey-day" of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting company town. Activities for the day include period displays, food, music & a historic Base Ball game 1860's style (yes, you are invited to play!).
Phone: 906-644-2603
Aug 9, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Smokey In The Park

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Stay for the day or camp for the weekend and enjoy our family friendly fire safety messages from local firefighters and Smokey the Bear!
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Aug 9, 2014

Tahqua Trail Run 25K & 10K

Annual Events
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Newberry

 

Phone: 715-701-0360
Aug 9, 2014

37th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Downtown Hessel
The 37th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts will be held in downtown Hessel. Opening Ceremony will be at 10 AM and the Awards Ceremony will be at 4 PM. The Festival of Arts goes from 10 AM to 5 PM, with various artists in photography, jewelry, glass, dolls, wood toys, pottery, textiles, and much more. Also throughout the day there will be two channel cruises exploring the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands, and music entertainment, including the Skylarks.
Aug 9, 2014

13th Annual Buzz the Gut Car Show & Parade

Annual Events
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-1234
Aug 9, 2014

37th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival of Arts

Annual Events
Location: Hessel Marina, Hessel

Live music plays in Hessel harbor while visitors admire the 150 dinghies, rowboats, canoes, sailboats, runabouts, cruisers and other vintage wooden vessels. Browse the many food and nautical vendors stationed alongside the show, staged at one of Michigan's most picturesque settings. The Hessel Marina affords a view of the harbor and a handful of islands. Spectators can also board a tour boat that cruises among the 36 Les Cheneaux Islands on Lake Huron, with two trips leaving from Hessel pier throughout the day. The Festival of Arts is also on the waterfront, next to the boat show, and 70 exhibitors sell their juried arts and crafts there.

Phone: 888-364-7526
Aug 9, 2014

Indian Lake Three-Woman Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Aug 9, 2014

Baraga State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Kayaking

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Phone: 906-353-6558
Aug 9 - 10, 2014

Eagle Harbor Art Fair

Annual Events
Location: Eagle Harbor
Contact Information: Copper Country Associated Artists
Phone: 906-337-1252
Aug 11, 2014

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Aug 11 - 16, 2014

Calumet's Heritage Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Calumet
Activities include a breakfast featuring ethnic food followed, a horseshoe tournament, a parade, Coppertown USA Museum open house, live music, guided trolley and horse-drawn wagon tours, old-fashioned children's games, traditional artists/crafter​s, food vendors and the Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race.

Contact Information: Main Street Calumet
Phone: 906-337-6246
Aug 11 - 17, 2014

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 14 - 17, 2014

Keweenaw Mini Rendezvous

Annual Events
Location: Houghton to Copper Harbor
This event is a gathering of Mini Cooper enthusiasts from around the country for a weekend of activities, highlighted with a cruise from Houghton to Copper Harbor, a rendezvous party at the Continental Fire Company and the Keweenaw Brewfest.
Contact Information: Mike Rose
Phone: 906-281-0899
Aug 15, 2014

Baraga State Park - Meteors and S'Mores

Annual Events
10:00 PM
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Bring your binoculars for this unique nighttime program!View the Perseids meteor shower, do some stargazing and roast some Smores over the campfire. Learn about our night sky and the meteor shower with our Explorer Guide!
Phone: 906-353-6558
Aug 15 - 16, 2014

Gold Wing Road Riders Midnight Ride

Annual Events
Location: Grand Rapids to St Ignace
When midnight strikes in Grand Rapids, the journey to downtown St. Ignace begins, with bikers joining the ride throughout the night enroute to the Mackinac Bridge. Don’t miss Saturday evening’s Parade of Lights! The annual ride raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A little history…. Since 1986, members of chapter Mi-G of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association decided that it was too hot to ride during the day. They talked it over and figured that it would be better (and cooler) if they took their ride at night. Their destination, they decided, would be the Mackinac Bridge. They called some friends and on the third Friday in August 1986, started out on what was later to become known as the Midnight Ride.
Phone: 800-970-8717
Aug 15 - 16, 2014

Art in the Park - Copper Harbor

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

A two-day craft fair featuring local and regional artists, including food and entertainment. Sponsored by the Copper Harbor Improvement Association.

Contact Information: Johanna David
Phone: 906-289-4363
Aug 15 - 16, 2014

6th 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 15 - 17, 2014

21st Annual Gathering of the Eagles Pow Wow

Annual Events
Location: Pow Wow Grounds, Hessel
Aug 15 - 17, 2014

Lac Vieux Desert Annual Pow Wow

Annual Events
Location: Old Indian Village, Lac Vieux Desert Lake
Phone: 906-287-1599
Aug 15 - 17, 2014

11th Annual Ladies of the Lake Sea Kayak Symposium

Annual Events
Location: Munising
The biggest paddling event of the year. On Water Instruction - Trips - Clinics/Workshops - Slideshows - Werner Paddles - Oscar Party.
Phone: 906-226-7112
Aug 16, 2014

3rd Annual Manistique Paul Bunyan Triathlon

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Manistique

City of Manistique Recreation Department is proud to present the 3rd Annual Manistique Paul Bunyan Triathlon. The race will consist of a 400 meter swim in the Quarry, a 15 mile bike ride, and a 5k run. All portions of the race will be within the city limit. All participants who finish will receive a Finisher's Medal. The awards to be presented will be 1st & 2nd place- top male, top female, age groups (by 10 yrs). Teams are encouraged consisting of 2-3 members- all male, all female or both. Come out for the challenge or to cheer on your favorite team or person.

Contact Information: Bill Pohlman
Phone: 906-341-2290
Aug 16, 2014

Keweenaw Brewfest 2014

Annual Events
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Houghton Waterfront Park, Houghton
Website: www.k-c-f.org
The event will take place at the East Houghton Waterfront Park on Saturday, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $30.00, or $40.00 at the door, and can be purchased online at the Keweenaw Community Foundation website or stop by the Keweenaw Brewing Company. Proceeds benefit the Keweenaw Community Foundation. There will be 35 different breweries and 80 different beers. Beer, Live Music, and Food for Purchase. Must be 21 to Enter (ID required!) Proceeds benefit the Keweenaw community Foundation. Tickets are limited.
Phone: 906-482-9673
Aug 16, 2014

8th Annual Iron Mountain Italian Fest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
8th Annual Italian Fest in downtown Iron Mountain celebrating the local Italian heritage. Activities include childrens inflatables, childrens games, bocce ball, live music, and local Italian food.
Contact Information: Jonathan L Ringel
Phone: (906) 774-8530
Aug 16, 2014

Lake Gogebic Community Quilters Quilt Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Bergland Township Hall, Bergland
Aug 16, 2014

Tour de Dickinson Bike Ride

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain
A family friendly bike ride with 5 routes to choose from. Food and SAG support provided throughout the route. Your Entry Fee Not Only Gets You The Best Ride You'll Take This Summer, But You Also Get Water - Power/Energy Drinks - Fruit - Breads Hamburgers & Hot Dogs at End of Ride FREE Entry into Iron Mountain's Italian Fest
Phone: 906-774-8305
Aug 16, 2014

12th Annual Drummond Island Off Road Adventure 2014

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Drummond Island
Aug 16, 2014

9th Annual Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Calumet

The 9th Annual Great Deer Chase mountain bike race will be held on August 16 at the Swedetown Trail system off Swedetown Road in Calumet. The event, held in conjunction with Calumet's Heritage Days, will feature 15 and 28 mile cross country races as well as 3 and 4.25 mile youth races. There will also be a 40-yard Fawn Chase untimed youth race.
Races start at 10 am (Eastern) at the Calumet Colosseum. An awards ceremony will be held at 4 pm. Registration forms will be available online and registration will be open at Cross Country Sports in downtown Calumet.

Phone: 906-337-1300
Aug 16 - 17, 2014

7th Annual Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club Annual Gun & Sports Show

Annual Events
Location: Calumet Colosseum, Calumet

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

Phone: 906-337-2799
Aug 17, 2014

32nd Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair

Annual Events
Location: Rockland

Handmade arts and crafts displayed on the lawn of historic Old Victoria. Have one of those famous baked-in-the-woodstove cinnamon rolls. Enjoy a lunch of mojakka (beef stew) and reiska (Finnish bread). Bring the kids to play old-fashioned outdoor games in the afternoon.

Contact Information: Old Victoria
Phone: 906-886-2617
Aug 20 - 24, 2014

Luce-West Mackinac County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Luce County Fairgrounds, Newberry

M-28 East of Newberry. Exhibits, live music, pageants, vendors, contests, crafters, raffles, antiques, inflatables, Mud Drag Races, Grandstand Events, Pet Shows, Livestock Exhibits, and much much more!

Phone: 906-293-8785
Aug 21 - 23, 2014

4th Annual Harbor Fest - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

Thursday night is the 4th annual waterfront gala, Friday is the concert on the harbor and Saturday is a family fun day.

Aug 21 - 24, 2014

Houghton County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock
Exhibits, carnival, demolition derby, moto-cross, logging show, draft horse pull and much, much more.
Contact Information: Carol Saari
Phone: 906-482-6200
Aug 22 - 23, 2014

3rd Annual Suicide Mud Plunge 5K Adventure

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Suicide Ski Bowl, Negaunee
Website: www.gincc.org

 

Phone: 906-486-1111
Aug 22 - 23, 2014

10th Annual Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Aug 22 - 24, 2014

Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Father Marquette National Memorial, St Ignace
A Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyager Reenactment and Powwow, a family event celebrating the history of the St. Ignace area, will take place Friday, August 22, through Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Father Marquette National Memorial, just off US-2 west of I-75 in St. Ignace. Admission is $4 for adults daily or $5 for both days, $3 for elders daily or $4 for the weekend, and children 5 and under are free. This is really two events in one -- part French voyager re-enactment and part traditional Powwow. Visit the French encampments, watch demonstrations, visit vendors displaying authentic wares, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Native dancing and drumming ceremonies. Traditional Native American food will be available.





The blessing of the grounds will take place Friday, August 22, at 12:00 p.m. Grand Entrance will be at 12:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.





This family event is to be alcohol and drug free.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 22 - 24, 2014

10th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Annual Events
11:30 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Ski Hill area), Ontonagon
Contact Information: Cheryl Sundberg
Phone: 906-884-7663
Aug 23, 2014

Hanka Homestead Family Heritage Day

Annual Events
Location: Pelkie
Join us for the Hanka Homestead Family Heritage Day from 1-7 pm. There will be family heritage workshops all day long with Superior A's Model A club Vehicles on display and a bonfire at 6 pm with music by the Otter River Ramblers. Admission is $5/adult children 12 and under are free.
Aug 23, 2014

3rd Annual End of Summer Blues Fest

Annual Events
Location: Alpha
Website: www.iron.org
The Iron County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the annual “End of Summer Blues fest” on August 24th in the Village of Alpha, Michigan. The Events start at 11am with Veterans Freedom Memorial Ride/Poker Run for motorcycles & cars. Everyone is encouraged to take a tour of Iron County Veterans Memorial. Gates to the Pavilion will open at noon. Entertainment will start at 1pm and food & merchandise vendors will be available

Contact Information: Bob Black
Phone: 888-879-4766
Aug 23, 2014

Marty's Goldenaires Annual Town Picnic

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Bluff Valley Park, Bessemer
Marty's Goldenaires Senior Drum and Bugle Corp is having a fun filled day of music, food, beer, raffles and overall good times. The annual town picnic is to help support the oldest drum and bugle corps in the state of Michigan. Music all day, including a concert by Marty's Goldenaires. We have great food and a bake sale along with beer and soda available. Kids games, face painting, and a bean bag tournament will also be going on. Raffles with great prizes will also be occurring every hour throughout the day. This is a great community event, all at welcome to come and enjoy a fun filled day in Bessemer. Hope to see you there.
Contact Information: Chris Wuorinen
Phone: 906-364-3472
Aug 23, 2014

Delta County Jaycees Duck Races

Annual Events
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2014

Chippewa County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Kinross
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2014

104th Annual Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Aug 28 - 31, 2014

123rd Annual Iron County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River
In late August, local talk turns to the dwindling days of summer, the daily hunting season countdown, predictions about the upcoming winter and the Iron County Fair. This four-day event invites Iron County residents and visitors alike to explore a wide variety of activities at the county fairgrounds in Iron River. At night, you can take the entire family to the 4x4 truck pull or the always fun, demolition derby.
Phone: 906-265-3822
Aug 29 - 30, 2014

SCCC Motorcycle Show - Manistique

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

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2014 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
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual UP Steam and Gas Engine Show

Annual Events
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
Aug 30, 2014

14th Annual Bob-O Golf Classic

Annual Events
Location: Drummond Island Golf Course, Drummond Island
2-man golf scramble
Phone: 906-493-1006
Aug 30, 2014

Rock Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
The LABOR DAY CELEBRATION IN ROCK, presented by the Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion Post 559, will take place on Saturday, August 30th at the Rock Lions Club on M-35 in Rock, MI. Enjoy the parade at 11 a.m., Bingo at 12 Noon, and concessions and games on the Midway. Raffle drawing at 5 p.m. WANT TO JOIN THE PARADE? Call Kathy at 906-359-4835. The Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion are non-profit, service organizations.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Aug 30, 2014

5th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 5th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-360-4930
Aug 30, 2014

Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island Yacht Club, Mackinac Island
Phone: 906-847-3363
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Grand Marais Triathlon Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Arts & Crafts Dockside

Annual Events
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, August 30 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 31 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Information: St Ignace Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-338-6660
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

17 & 29 mile cross country mountain bike races on the famous Copper Harbor trails, the Junior Fat Tire races, Enduro races, awards, food & beverages and live music following the races.

Contact Information: Copper Harbor Trails Club
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

43rd Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual Marquette Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Annual Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Aug 31, 2014

Wells State Park - Cedar River Bridge Walk

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Cedar River Bridge Walk, anyone? Wells State Park hosts their annual bridge walk at Cedar River State Harbor (near Wells State Park) to provide support to the local volunteer fire department. Come out to support these brave individuals! Activities will follow the bridge walk at Cedar River.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Aug 31, 2014

16th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

Annual Events
02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Sep 1, 2014

57th Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Annual Events
07:00 AM To 11:00 AM
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 1, 2014

Portage Health Bridge Walk 2014

Annual Events
Location: Kestner Waterfront Park, Houghton
Phone: 906-483-1149
Sep 4 - 6, 2014

109th Annual Chippewa County Stalwart Agricultural Fair

Annual Events
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 5 - 7, 2014

37th Annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament

Annual Events
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 6, 2014

7th Annual Honoring the Waters Newberry Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Newberry Tribal Center, Newberry
Phone: 906-293-8181
Sep 6, 2014

44th Annual Mackinac Island September 8-Mile Run/Walk

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

Annual Events
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.

Contact Information: Mona Lang
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 6, 2014

OVSC Annual Turkey Shoot

Annual Events
Location: Sucker Creek Range, Paulding
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual Dickinson County Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
11:15 AM
Location: City Park, Iron Mountain
Contact Information: Carole Waitrovich & Tina Tappy
Phone: 906-396-7819
Sep 6, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
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 6, 2014

Keweenaw Open Disc Golf Tournament

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Torch Lake Disc Golf Course, Lake Linden
Open Division: 36 holes(2 rounds) Intermediate Division: 18 holes $25/$15 Entry Fee CTP prizes, Ace Pool and more. Pizza supplied by Loading Zone II Sponsored by Rhythm, Bike, and Board Shop. Also Keweenaw Disc Golf. Camping on site!
Contact Information: Jeff Foss
Phone: 9063738030
Sep 6 - 7, 2014

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 9, 2014

L'Anse 3 Man Senior Scramble Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: L'Anse Golf Course, L'Anse
Phone: 906-524-6600
Sep 9, 2014

United Way Soup'r Chili Challenge

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3736
Sep 10, 2014

Black Bear Season

Annual Events

Black Bear Season Opens

Sep 12, 2014

Baraga State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
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 12 - 13, 2014

Wells State Park - 2nd Annual Yooper Days

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Are you a "Yooper"? Attend the annual Yooper Days at Wells State Park and you'll start to feel like one! Some activities include: scavenger hunt, chili cook-off, wagon rides, photo booth, bonfire and the crowning of the Yooper King and Queen (based on most "yooper-like" appearance)! What a way to spend the final days of summer. Schedule your camping trip today!
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 12 - 13, 2014

20th Annual XTERRA Marquette Off-Road Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Tourist Park, Marquette
Phone: 906-362-8979
Sep 12 - 14, 2014

19th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show

Annual Events
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 13, 2014

Top of the Lake Snowmobile & ATV Swap Meet

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway
Phone: 906-477-6192
Sep 13, 2014

Indian Lake Three-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 13, 2014

Multi-Cultural Festival

Annual Events
Location: Houghton & Hancock
Sep 13, 2014

7th Annual Great Lakes Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 012:00 PM
Location: Marquette

Great Lakes Recovery Centers invites you to join us for the 7th Annual “Great Lakes Race” 10k Run and 5k Walk that focuses on supporting recovery treatment services for addiction and behavioral health concerns. The run/walk will take place on Saturday September 14, 2013. The start and finish is located in the Lakeshore Parking Lot Lakeshore BLVD & Spring Street in downtown Marquette. This event is open to the public with registration beginning at 8:00 am and the race starts at 9:00 am. Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for teens (13-17) and $5.00 for youth (0-12). All proceeds go toward our continued effort to provide vital addiction and behavioral health treatments services to members of our community.

Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
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 13, 2014

TV6 Harvest Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Ice Arena, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-387-5411
Sep 13, 2014

Great Lakes Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Great Lakes Recovery Centers will be holding their 7th Annual Great Lakes Race on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Great Lakes Race takes place at the Lakeshore Parking Lot on the corner of Lakeshore Blvd and Spring Street in Marquette. Participants can choose between a 5K walk or a 10K run with registration starting at 8AM and the race starting at 9AM. Entry fees are as follows: Youth (0-12) $5, Teen (13-17) $10, Adult (18+) $20, UPRRC members receive a $2 discount. Registration gets you a t-shirt, light refreshments, and a chance to win door prizes. Proceeds benefit the GLRC Foundation that supports treatment and prevention services for substance abuse and mental health disorders in the UP. Contact Andy Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.com to register early.
Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 2014

25th Annual Parade of Nations

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
"Around the World in 25 Years-Silver Jubilee"
Sep 13, 2014

Munising Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Munising City Park, Munising
Phone: 906-387-5475
Sep 13, 2014

Naubinway Fall Festival

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Naubinway Pavilion, Naubinway
Arts, crafts, baked goods, 50/50, Tribal Elder's Whitefish Sandwiches, Big Mack Pack Food Booth.
Phone: 906-477-6549
Sep 13, 2014

Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race

Annual Events
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: Cecilia Woolever
Phone: 906-492-3219
Sep 15, 2014

Ruffled Grouse & Small Game Season Opener

Annual Events
Sep 18, 2014

Hockey on Third Parade

Annual Events
05:30 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

Bewabic State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Join us on 9/19 in the dayuse pavilion from 7pm-8pm for pumpkin carving and decorating. Bring your pumpkin and use provided supplies to carve or decorate it. On 9/20 the festivities continue with exciting carnival games with prizes at 1:30pm in the pavilion. Dress up for a chance to win prizes at the costume contest with trick-or-treating through the campground immediately after. Campsite decorating contest. Be creative and you may win fabulous prizes. Spooky campfire with refreshments at camp host site 128. Get your campsite reserved they fill up fast. Non-campers are welcome to participate in all activities.
Contact Information: Jeff Gaertner
Phone: (906)875-3324
Sep 19 - 21, 2014

US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Weekend & National Ski Jumpers Reunion

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-6323
Sep 20, 2014

Au Sable Day 2014

Annual Events
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 20, 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 20, 2014

Out of the Darkness - Marquette County Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Ishpeming
Support the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on September 20th in Ishpeming, MI. Proceeds will benefit local suicide prevention efforts and national advocacy and awareness programs. The walk will be held at Al Quaal Recreational Area pavilion. Activities start at 9am, walk begins at 10am. The event includes T-shirts, a memory table, balloon release, and light refreshments. To preregister and form or join a team please visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/marquette or contact Andrew Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.org or 228-9699 xt. 1010.



Stick around after the walk for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, pot-luck lunch and solidarity stroll at the Al Quaal Lodge at the end of the road just east of the Pavilion. Call 360-7107 for details!
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 20, 2014

12th Annual Copper Harbor Chili Cook-Off

Annual Events
Location: Grant Township Park, Copper Harbor
Sep 20, 2014

Run for the Hills 5K Escanaba

Annual Events
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Phone: 906-428-2000
Sep 20, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
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 20 - 27, 2014

Michigan Trails Week

Annual Events
Location: Michigan

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week by getting outside and getting on a trail. Held Sept. 20-27 in the outdoor playground called Michigan, the week pays tribute to the state’s 12,000 miles of trails by offering a variety of events – statewide – featuring activities from hiking to biking to kayaking and more.

Sep 21, 2014

Delta County Century Ride

Annual Events
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 22 - 27, 2014

16th Annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hancock

The annual Finlandia University Sibelius Academy Music Festival presents concerts by world-class student-musicians from the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, Finland.

Contact Information: Terri Martin
Phone: 906-487-7512
Sep 25, 2014

7th Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour

Annual Events
Location: Adventure Mine, Greenland
Sep 25 - 28, 2014

36th Annual Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Annual Events
Location: Bessemer
Phone: 906-663-0237
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

NMU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Marquette

Join NMU and the Marquette community on Third Street for the parade and cheer on the NMU football team as they play Saturday in the Superior Dome. Check out www.nmu.edu/alumni for a list of events for you and your family.

Contact Information: Robyn Stille
Phone: 906-227-2627
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

37th Annual Log Jamboree

Annual Events
Location: Ewen

Come and enjoy the Scheer's Lumberjack Show in Ewen, MI.

Contact Information: Raemie
Phone: 906-988-2424
Sep 26 - 28, 2014

MTU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Website: mtu.edu
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Apple Festival & Flea Market

Annual Events
Location: Beechwood Hall, Iron River
Phone: 906-265-3208
Sep 27, 2014

Xterra Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette

Challenging terrain and scenic vistas, Top of the World and Bareback Mountain offer premiere trail running courses for the Half-Marathon, 5k and 1k kids' race. Kids race for free.

Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Cedarville Jersey Mud Run

Annual Events
01:00 PM
Location: Taylor's Pit, Cedarville

5k obstacle course. 5k and 1/4 mile kids Fun Run.

Phone: 906-630-4683
Sep 27, 2014

Harvest on Hughitt/Oktoberfest

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain

Harvest on Hughitt is downtown Iron Mountain's Fall festival.

Phone: (906) 774-8530
Sep 27, 2014

Hike Between da Falls

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
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 27, 2014

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ - Marquette County

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Marquette YMCA, Marquette

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.

Contact Information: Ruth
Phone: 906-228-3910
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Grand Slam Fall Classic

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Sports Park, Gladstone

5K walk/run, 10K

Sep 27, 2014

8th Annual Curtis Oktoberfest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Curtis
Phone: 906-586-3700
Sep 27, 2014

Michigan Fiddlers Jamboree

Annual Events
01:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: American Legion Hall, Newberry

All acoustic (non electrical) instruments. Everyone welcome to play or just enjoy listening! 1:00pm-5:00pm all are welcome to come and perform 3 pieces; 6:00-9:30pm - Square dance with musicians from the afternoon performing again for the dancers. A Concession is provided by the Tahquamenon Logging Museum. Donation at the door.

Contact Information: Rose Anderson
Phone: 906-293-5777
Sep 27, 2014

4th Annual Sault International Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Norris Center, LSSU, Sault Ste. Marie
Join this full marathon, half marathon, or 10k event where runners sprint over the International Bridge and run past a variety of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s most historic sites. It’s a full course through our beautiful community.
Contact Information: Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-632-3301
Sep 27 - 28, 2014

6th Annual Midwest Sled Dog Symposium

Annual Events
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
Phone: 906-748-0513
Oct 1, 2014

Opening Day - Archery Deer Hunting Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Oct 4, 2014

Autumn Apple Days, the Great Pumpkin Roll & 3rd Annual Crabby Apple Road Race

Annual Events
Location: St Ignace

A full day of events for children and adults: races, games, food, music, hayrides and more! Great Pumpkin Roll is at 4pm on Goudreau Street, next to City Hall. Get ready for the 2nd Annual Crabby Apple Road Race!

Phone: 906-643-8717
Oct 4, 2014

UPDSA's 4th Annual Buddy Walk

Annual Events
10:30 AM To 02:30 PM
Location: Escanaba Senior High School, Escanaba

This is the Upper Peninsula Down Syndrome Associations only yearly fund raiser. Join us for a fun family event including a bounce house & slide for the children along with face painting and clowns making balloon animals. For the adults there are bucket raffles, 50/50 drawing and silent auction items. For everyone there will be a one mile awareness walk at 1:00pm, and lunch is included with registration. Adults (15 & up) $15, youth (4-14) $10, 3 and under are free. T-shirts are provided on a first come first serve basis. Print registration forms at facebook.com/UPDSA, request a form at updownsyndrome@gmail.com, or call Lourie 233-1482 or Cindy 786-2681

Contact Information: Lourie Schuenke
Phone: 906-233-1482
Oct 10 - 11, 2014

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 10 - 12, 2014

6th Annual Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival

Annual Events
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 - 12, 2014

Leif Erikson Fall Festival

Annual Events
Location: Norway
Website: norwaymi.com
Contact Information: Barb Thorne
Phone: 906-282-4426
Oct 10 - 12, 2014

MTU Family Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

Michigan Tech welcomes family and alumni for the annual MTU Homecoming and Family Weekend activities.

Contact Information: COMPASS
Phone: 906-487-3558
Oct 11, 2014

Pickford Fall Fest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Pickford Township Park, Pickford

Pumpkin Patch, horse drawn wagon rides, crafts table, apple cider press demonstration, Farmers Market, food, drinks and vendors selling many wonderful items. Music will be provided by the Pickford Pickers bluegrass and folk band. Photography opportunities for you and your family by Picture This Photography will also be available, in addition to much more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Pickford Community Library, and all proceeds go to help launch the library.

Oct 11, 2014

4th Annual Whitefish Point Run For the Light

Annual Events
09:00 AM
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: 800-635-1742
Oct 11, 2014

22nd Annual Mansfield Potato Fest

Annual Events
04:30 PM
Location: Mansfield Town Hall, Mansfield
Website: www.iron.org
Phone: 906-875-3553
Oct 11, 2014

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 11, 2014

Silver Creek Zombie Trail Run

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-249-5437
Oct 11 - 12, 2014

Mount Bohemia Scenic Chair Lift Rides

Annual Events
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: Lindsey Glieberman
Phone: 231-420-5405
Oct 17 - 18, 2014

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

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

Contact Information: Dallas Bond
Phone: 906-281-0089
Oct 17 - 19, 2014

NMU Family Weekend 2014

Annual Events
Location: Northern Michigan University, Marquette

NMU Family Weekend is a time for you to feel a part of your student's college experience at Northern Michigan University. The schedule of events includes a variety of activities for your family to enjoy and it also allows for informal time with your son or daughter.

Phone: 906-227-2439
Oct 18 - 19, 2014

Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross Races

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

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

Contact Information: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 906-370-1997
Oct 20, 2014

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City

The event is sponsored by Great Lakes Endurance and Patagonia Footwear. In addition to the trail marathon, the day includes a half-marathon, a 5K and a kids’ 2K race.

Phone: 717-715-0360
Oct 24 - 26, 2014

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 25, 2014

19th Annual Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 mi Run/Walk

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Oct 25, 2014

Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Woods Walk

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant parking lot, St Ignace

Come to the Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted Woods Walk!


6:00-7:00 p.m. - Parents decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy.


7:00-8:00 p.m. - Haunted Woods Walk


games will also be held on the hill behind the St. Ignace Big Boy Restaurant


$100 prize for best decorated trunk


Prizes for costumes!



 

Contact Information: Quality Inn-St. Ignace
Phone: 906-643-9700
Oct 25 - 26, 2014

13th Annual Bay de Noc Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba

Sponsored by the Bay de Noc Kennel Club

Nov 7, 2014

Escanaba Rotary Vino at the Casino

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Contact Information: Cheryl
Phone: 906-786-9212
Nov 8, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Museum After Dark

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
A weird and wonderful family adventure and each year has a different theme. Yes,

exhibits do come to life after dark! Bring your flashlight for our third after dark adventure. You will have encounters with historical figures, see rare artifacts and hunt for others, become a part of history – put on a costume and have your photo taken, snacks and unique activities. Full of surprises. Designed for ages 7 and up. Visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Nov 8, 2014

Drummond Island Holly Daze

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Drummond Island
Nov 8, 2014

Honoring our Anishinaabe Veterans Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Kinross Recreation Center, Kinross
Phone: 906-635-6050
Nov 8 - 16, 2014

25th Annual Christmas Tree Galleria

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian

 

Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 10, 2014

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service

Annual Events
07:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Phone: 800-635-1742
Nov 13, 2014

Girls Night Out - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
05:00 PM
Location: Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-8530
Nov 13, 2014

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.

Contact Information: Emily Lanctot
Phone: (906) 228-9475
Nov 15 - 30, 2014

Firearm Deer Hunting Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Nov 22, 2014

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 5, 2014

Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade

Annual Events
Location: Ironwood

Come and enjoy a night out for the Jack Frost "Festival of Lights Parade in Ironwood, MI.

Phone: 906-932-1122
Dec 5 - 7, 2014

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: 906-475-4161
Dec 5 - 7, 2014

Hometown Christmas - Ontonagon

Annual Events
Location: Ontonagon

Parade, Mule drawn wagon rides, community tree trimming, light tours, dance, & crafts.

Phone: 906-884-4837
Dec 6, 2014

Bruce Crossing Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: VFW, Bruce Crossing
Contact Information:
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Phone:
Dec 13, 2014

NMU Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Website: www.nmu.edu
Dec 20, 2014

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Website: www.mtu.edu
Dec 31, 2014

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 10, 2015

SISU Ski Fest

Annual Events
Location: Ironwood
42K Point-to-Point SISU Marathon - 21K Heikki Lunta Half-Marathon - Taste 'n Tour - Junior SISU 3K & 5K Ski Event
Jan 23 - 26, 2015

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.
Contact Information: Jim Kurtti
Phone: 906-487-7302
Feb 5 - 8, 2015

Michigan Ice Fest

Annual Events
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising
Ice Climbing at it's best. If you are a novice or an expert, this is one event you do not want to miss.
Phone: 906-226-7112
Feb 5 - 8, 2015

94th Annual Michigan Tech University Winter Carnival

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

Features the famous snow statues, sporting events, a torch light parade, fireworks, the Snow-Ball and more. Sponsored by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.

Contact Information: Blue Key Honor Fraternity
Phone: 906-487-2818
Feb 13 - 15, 2015

Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship

Annual Events
Location: Moran Bay, Lake Huron, St Ignace
Join us in St. Ignace, 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 2014 we had 192 teams, from 11 states, play 316 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 19 - 23, 2015

UP 200 and Midnight Run

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 20 - 22, 2015

76th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2015 Will be the 76th 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!!
Feb 20 - 22, 2015

10th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
The 9th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun includes a bonfire, social, antique sled rides, live music, the Iron Man Run and more.
Contact Information: Wendell
Phone: 906-369-0627
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

5th Annual CopperDog 150

Annual Events
Location: Calumet

The culminating "triple crown" of Lake Superior sled-dog racing (Beargrease, UP 200, CopperDog 150) beginning in Calumet and running north with a layover in Eagle Harbor and a stage rest in Copper Harbor

Contact Information: Todd Brassard
Mar 7, 2015

35th Annual Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon/Junior Bear Chase

Annual Events
Location: Swedetown Trails, Calumet

26k and 50k classic and free style cross country ski races, the Junior Bear Chase, the 14k freestyle race and the Bear Chase snow bike race start and finish near downtown Calumet. The 25k snow bike race will be the Midwest Snow Bike Championship.

Friday night the Swedetown Trails are going to the next generation as the Copper Country Ski Tigers host the annual Junior Bear Chase. Registration/Bib Pick-Up is from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and kids under 16 can compete in races from 4 km to 1 km. It’s $7 to participant with funds going to the Ski Tigers.

Phone: 906-369-2460
Apr 17, 2015

19th Annual NMU Jazz Festival

Annual Events
Location: Northern Michigan University, Marquette
May 2, 2015

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Website: www.mtu.edu
Jul 5 - 11, 2015

2015 Negaunee Pioneer Days

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee
Aug 17 - 23, 2015

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba