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.

 

Nov 15 - 30, 2014

Firearm Deer Hunting Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 12, 2015

Fall Student Exhibit at Bay West

Annual Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Nov 27, 2014

Ishpeturkey Trot for Hunger

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Ishpeming (4th St & Division)
Phone: 906-485-6391
Nov 28 - 29, 2014

Curtis A Glow - Santa Parade

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Curtis
Come join us in kicking off the Holiday Season with lighting up the town, Santa Parade, and a gathering at the Erickson Park for Hot Cider. Happy Holiday's!
Nov 29, 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
Nov 29, 2014

Les Cheneaux Christmas Bazaar

Annual Events
Location: Les Cheneaux Community Schools, Cedarville
Dec 1, 2014

Village Christmas

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: DeTour Village

A village wide event featuring an Art/craft show, Breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus Craft Time, caroling, bazaar, store specials.

Phone: 906-297-5471
Dec 3, 2014

Newberry Merry Christmas

Annual Events
03:45 PM
Location: American Legion, Newberry
Dinner with Santa! Ring in the holidays with the official tree lighting and caroling at 3:45, music and a visit by that jolly man Santa Claus at 4pm. After the tree lighting join the community for a FREE Holiday Dinner, 4:30. Santa will be on hand for pictures too!
Contact Information: Mary Archambeau
Phone: 906-293-3729
Dec 3, 2014

NMU's Lighting Up The Holidays

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Northern Michigan University's Don H. Bottom University Center, 1401 Presque Isle Ave. Marquette, MI
Join us to kick off your Holiday Season! NMU’s 27th Annual Event, Lighting Up The Holidays will be on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. This event is in NMU's Don H. Bottum University Center - Peter White Lounge and Atrium. This evening celebration is a holiday kickoff for NMU Faculty, Staff, Students and their families as well as the Marquette community. The event includes a visit from Santa, pictures with Santa, horse drawn hayrides, face painting, free books, games, crafts, NMU Bookstore’s Holiday Sale, raffle prizes, dancers and more. simplysuperior@nmu.edu
Contact Information: Stephanie Raboin
Phone: 9062272588
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

Hometown Christmas - Ontonagon

Annual Events
Location: Ontonagon

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

Phone: 906-884-4837
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

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar

Annual Events
Location: Community Hall, Mackinac Island

The annual Christmas Bazaar features arts, crafts, meals and more to benefit the Mackinac Island Medical Center and Island Churches. All events take place at Mackinac Island Community Hall from morning till dinner time.

Dec 6, 2014

Bruce Crossing Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: VFW, Bruce Crossing
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Dec 6, 2014

38th Annual Poor Artists Sale

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: CLK Gymnasium, Calumet

The 38th annual Poor Artists Sale will be held Saturday, December 1st 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 6, 2014

Christmas Parade

Annual Events
Location: Iron River
Come to Iron River for our Annual Christmas Parade, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree, Christmas Caroling, Bonfire, and Fireworks! Fun for all ages!
Phone: 906-265-3822
Dec 6, 2014

Holiday in Lights Arts & Crafts Fair - Iron River

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Windsor Center, Iron River

Holiday arts and crafts at the Windsor Center on US-2 -- held in conjunctions with Iron River's Holiday in Lights events.

Contact Information: Janet Rohde
Phone: 906-284-2620
Dec 6, 2014

Christmas In Lights

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: Iron River
New this year is the Deck the House holiday lights contest. All are welcome to vote on Dec. 6 by driving around, following the map and filling out a ballot or emailing votes to the Chamber at info@iron.org. Ballots & maps will be available at the Chamber office. Christmas In Lights events begin at the Windsor Center with the Arts and Crafts Fair at 9am-3pm. The West Iron District Library will host a bake sale from 10am-2pm, Santa from 10am-2pm, and a Chili Feed from 4-6pm. The Christmas In Lights Parade will begin at 6pm. The lighted floats will line-up on the west end of Genesee Street in the area of the Post Office & will make their way east down Genesee Street though downtown Iron River to the RV Park to be judged. Parade watchers can follow the floats to the RV Park for cookies & hot chocolate where the evening will conclude with a holiday pyrotechnics fireworks display. Christmas In Lights celebration is sponsored by the Iron County Chamber of Commerce & Iron River DDA.
Contact Information: Elizabeth Reinke
Phone: 906-265-3822
Dec 6 - 8, 2014

Les Cheneaux Historical Museum Holiday Open House & Tree Auction

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Les Cheneaux Historical Museum, Cedarville
Phone: 888-364-7526
Dec 13, 2014

NMU Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 13, 2014

Hometown Christmas - Crystal Falls

Annual Events
Location: Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-367-2800
Dec 13, 2014

Christmas in Laurium Party

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Laurium
Meet Santa, eat treats, play games and enjoy some holiday music at the Christmas in Laurium Party. The event will take place on Saturday December 13 from 4:00-7:00 in the Laurium Village hall ballroom (310 Hecla Street).
Contact Information: Loralee Miller
Phone: 906-337-1600
Dec 20, 2014

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
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
Dec 31, 2014

New Year's Eve on Mackinac Island

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
Imagine snow falling, peaceful walks in the woods, great meals and time spent with friends and family and rockin’ parties in the pubs downtown….that is a Mackinac Island New Year’s Eve.
Jan 4, 2015

6th Annual Eki Loppet Cross Country Ski Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Valley Spur Cross Country Ski Trails, Munising
Valley Spur ski trails 5 miles south of Munising, MI on M-94. Registration is 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with race time 10:00 a.m. Cost is $25 and profits will got to the VS Kid's Ski Program.
Contact Information: Peggy Carberry
Phone: 906-387-3690
Jan 5 - 11, 2015

Ski Brule - Fireman's Salute

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Are you a Fireman serving our communities? Do you enjoy hitting the mountain for a day of skiing or snowboarding? Then Ski Brule is the place for you! All Fireman are encouraged to join us January 5-11 for a week full of specials to salute you for your service! Show your fireman’s ID & receive a lift ticket for $36! That’s a $10 savings off our normally priced daily lift pass! For those firemen looking to make the best of your vacation, Ski Brule has it all set for you!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Jan 9 - 10, 2015

United Sportsmen's Winter Gun & Knife Show

Annual Events
Location: United Sportsmen Club, Merriman
Annual Winter Gun & Knife show 5 miles north of Iron Mountain at the United Sportsmen Club in Merriman, MI off of M-95. 60+ tables available of Guns, Knives, Hunting and related items. Friday evening 4-8pm CST and Saturday 9am-4pm CST. Admission $5 adult. Food and breakfast available. 24 hr security. See website for more information. This show is sponsored and administered by United Sportsmen Inc. All proceeds used to benefit activities & events administered by the Club for its members and guests.

Phone: 906-774-3867
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 10, 2015

UP Championship Snowmobile Snow Drags

Annual Events
Location: Ontonagon
Phone: 906-884-9101
Jan 10, 2015

Ski Brule - Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Join us for Ski Brule’s Scout Merit Badge Day! Scouts and Family members are offered special scout & family package pricing! A $50 savings! The best deal on snow! Scouts participating in merit badge class will also receive a FREE Ski Brule patch! Merit badge consolers will be at Ski Brule. Lifts will operate from 9am-4pm. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Limited to the first 100 preregistered scouts! BOY Scout & Family Packages include: $39 Lift Ticket, ski rental, lesson, merit badge class & lunch $39 Lift Ticket, snowboard rental, lesson, merit badge class & lunch $39 Adult/Junior Family Member: lift ticket, rental equipment & lunch $29 Adult/Junior Family Member: Lift ticket & lunch $19 Kids age 9 & under: Lift ticket, rental & lunch Scouts participating in merit badge class will also receive a FREE Ski Brule patch! Limited to the first 100 preregistered Scouts.
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Jan 10, 2015

16th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race

Annual Events
Location: Newberry
Have you been waiting to see a sled dog race? Here's your chance! The Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race is a combination of pro and sport classes with professional 12-dog and 8-dog teams running 60 and 40 miles respectively, and with sports classes of 2- to 6-dog teams running from four to 30 miles. Race will begin and end at the park's campground area. There's plenty to do and see during this event,so make your plans today!
Jan 17, 2015

Heikki Lunta Festival

Annual Events
Location: Teal Lake, Negaunee
The annual Heikki Lunta (Hey-Key Loon-ta) Winterfest, held on and around Negaunee's Teal Lake, is a festival of winter fun. Heikki Lunta is a legendary Finnish snow "god" who is said to have the ability to perform a dance causing snowfall.
Jan 19 - 25, 2015

Ski Brule - Teacher Appreciation Week

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Ski Brule invites teachers from around the Midwest to come and enjoy the best skiing Michigan has to offer! During the week of January 19-25, 2015 Ski Brule is hosting Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers that show a valid school employment ID will receive special ticket pricing! Daily lift tickets will be $36 for teachers! A $10 savings over our normal daily lift ticket pricing!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
Jan 23 - 25, 2015

Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
Marquette General Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon and mBank Half Noque. Events include 50K Classic, 50K Freestyle, 50K Classic Touring, 50K Team Relay, 24K Clasic, etc. Race is from Ishpeming to Marquette.
Phone: 866-370-7223
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
Jan 30 - 31, 2015

3rd Annual IronLine Sled Dog Race/Fatbike Race

Annual Events
Location: Iron River
Contact Information: Josh Brindle
Phone: 906-284-2592
Jan 31, 2015

Frosty 5K & Merry Mile

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Iron Mountain Senior Center, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-2256
Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2015

Ski Brule - Super Bowl Bash

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Ski Brule, Iron River
Special events and fun activities all weekend long! During the game Sunday join us at the Main Lodge for our Tail Gate Party! Be sure to stay for the game and be part of the Half-Time Party! A free snack bar will be offered for our guests! Also during half time be sure to take part in our raffles and prize giveaway! It’s sure be a good time for friends and family to enjoy some football along with good company! Super Bowl Bash Weekend is filled with fun activities for everyone!
Contact Information: Kristin
Phone: 906-265-4957
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 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 7, 2015

47th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: I-500 Snowmobile Race Track, Sault Ste Marie

Come join us for the 47th Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the BIGGEST event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. No Hans devices. No padding. Just 100% raw courage!!!
When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways, your heart will race...Mark your calendar for the weekend of February 1, 2014 and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime!!!

Feb 12 - 16, 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 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 14, 2015

5th Annual Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Upper Falls
Upper Falls winter trail race put on by Great Lakes Endurance. 5K and 10K distances available; snowshoes available to borrow.
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
The Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! We have distances for all skiers, from our signature 50k races, to 25k or 10k events that are great for skiers of all levels. The Great Bear Chase has earned a nation-wide reputation as a laid-back, skier-oriented weekend that allows skiers of all experience levels to finish their season with a high quality event. New for 2015, 50k Skiathlon.
Phone: 906-483-1153
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
May 16, 2015

39th Annual Big Bay Relay

Annual Events
Location: Marquette to Big Bay
Big Bay Relay. Relay teams from Marquette to Big Bay. In the past the race has brought in 50+ teams comprised of elite runners to a team of friends that just like to get out and have an adventure together. Divisions include: All female, all male and mixed team divisions, as well as a junior division. Race begins at River Sports Complex, Marquette, and ends at Perkins Park, Big Bay.
Contact Information: Nicole DeWald
Phone: 906-235-6861
Jun 1 - Jul 15, 2015

Pine Mountain Music Festival

Annual Events
Location: Area Wide
Opera, chamber, and other popular music throughout the Keweenaw.
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 12 - 14, 2015

15th Annual Splash-In on the Bay

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais

Grand Marais Pilots Association will host the 15th 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 13, 2015

Whitefish Point Marathon

Annual Events
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. Go to http://www.active.com/paradise-mi/running/races/whitefish-point-marathon-2014 to register early for the event.

Contact Information: Rob Klein
Phone: 906-492-3412
Jun 19 - 20, 2015

Bridgefest

Annual Events
Location: Houghton/Hancock Waterfronts

Help celebrate the "birthday" of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge with a parade, arts & crafts show, live entertainment, dances, fireworks and more.

Jun 19 - 21, 2015

Great Lakes Rodeo

Annual Events
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 20, 2015

Marquette Mountain Mud Run

Annual Events
Location: Marquette Mountain, Marquette
Marquette Mountain Mud Run hosted by Marquette Mountain Ski Patrol. 5K of 14 different obstacles over and around Marquette Mountain property.
Phone: 906-225-1155
Jun 20, 2015

Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

The annual Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival Mountain Bike race includes 16- and 32-mile point-to-point cross-country distance races and the Junior Chain Drive youth races. All participants for the 16- and 32-mile races receive a free jersey. The cross-country races traverse the Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system in Hancock and include miles of singletrack and lots of elevation change. The Junior Chain Drive starts and ends at the Portage Health campus, using a single-track trail in a wooded area east of the hospital.

Jun 26, 2015

Cloverland Hydroelectric Plant Open House

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Cloverland Hydroelectric Plant, Sault Ste Marie

Once a year, in conjunction with Engineer's Day, the public is invited to tour the Hydro-plant.

Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 800 647-2858
Jun 26 - 27, 2015

Soo Locks Engineers Weekend 2015

Annual Events
Location: Soo Locks, Cloverland Electric Hydroelectric Plant, and City Hall Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Three events in one day! Get up close and personal with Lake Freighters this Engineers Day. Visitors are able to walk out across the walls of the Soo Locks and explore the historic buildings 9am-3pm free admission. Cloverland Electric Cooperative will host its annual hydroelectric plant open house 9am to 4pm free admission. The Sault Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair will sprawl across the City Hall lawn overlooking historic Water Street and the St. Mary’s River 10am-5pm.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jun 26 - 28, 2015

5th Annual Island Resort Championship LPGA Symetra Tour

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-GREEN
Jun 27, 2015

Pasty Fest

Annual Events
Location: Agassiz Park, Calumet

Celebrate the pasty! Events at Agassiz Park in Calumet include music, games, the pasty parade and the annual pasty baking contest.

Phone: 906-337-6246
Jun 27, 2015

29th Annual International Bridge Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: LSSU Norris Center, Sault Ste Marie

Please join us young and old, physically fit or fitness challenged, to enjoy the fantastic views and the resultant pictures that will last a lifetime as we walk across the International Bridge. Best of all, there’s no admission fee, no long waits, and no sweltering heat to contend with, since the walk steps off at 9am sharp.














Organizers remind walkers to bring a passport or other approved I.D. found at the Soo Area Info, International Bridge Customs section of this site. (PLEASE, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Area Chamber of Commerce for more details at 906-632-3301). Bus transportation is available to bring walkers from Ontario back to the starting point for a small fee of $3.

Contact Information: Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-632-3301
Jul 4, 2015

Independence Day Celebration - Copper Harbor

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor

Watch our annual parade at 10:00 am. Play games and enjoy a cookout by the Copper Harbor Volunteer Fire Department in the Township Park. And of course a fantastic fireworks display at dusk. Don't miss it!

Jul 4, 2015

July 4th in Paradise

Annual Events
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 5, 2015

Independence Day Celebration - Curtis

Annual Events
12:30 PM
Location: Curtis
Phone: 906-586-3700
Jul 5 - 11, 2015

2015 Negaunee Pioneer Days

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee
Alumni Softball, Community Picnic & Fireworks, Music, Old Towne Festival, Parade and more.
Jul 7 - 12, 2015

33rd Annual Sault Tribe Pow-Wow & Summer Gathering

Annual Events
Location: Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Join us for exciting dance and drum competition, handmade crafts authentic food and more awaits. 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
Phone: 800-539-2346
Jul 17 - 19, 2015

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Sault Ste Marie
The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Torment returns to the streets of Sault Ste. Marie MI. this summer. Player or spectator mark your calendar and join our community for two days of fast paced fun.
Contact Information: Sault CVB
Phone: 800 647-2858
Jul 17 - 19, 2015

Hiawatha Music Festival

Annual Events
Location: Tourist Park, Marquette

Each years event features traditional-music styles that include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk - including singer/songwriters - and dance. Mainstage acts include nationally known performers as well as regional and local favorites.

Phone: 906-228-8575
Jul 18, 2015

26th Annual North Country 100 Bike Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Sunday Lake, Wakefield
Riders will travel over rolling terrain, past lakes and forests and enjoy the wildflowers and scenery of the Upper Peninsula. Routes for the 100 mile and 100 kilometer are designed with more experienced riders in mind. The 25 mile route follows a moderate terrain. All three tours are open to any rider aged 12 and older, so riders should keep in mind their own limits. Check Point/Aid stations will be provided along the route, upon return a meal will be available. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All riders are required to have helmets.





100 Mile Tour - Must be registered before July 13, 2013 and a minimum of 10 riders required to hold the 100 Mile Tour.





All riders start together, there are no late or early starts. See Registration/Entry Form for more details.
Phone: 906-224-2222
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Art on the Rocks

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

This popular annual art show features the works of 200 artists. Art on the Rocks has twice been named in Sunshine Artists Magazine as one of the top 200 shows in the USA.

Contact Information: Cindy Deo
Phone: 906-225-0254
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Rendezvous in the Sault

Annual Events
Location: City Hall Grounds and Historic Homes, Sault Ste Marie
Rendezvous in the Sault is a living history event that will take place along Historic Water Street at the City Hall Grounds and at the Historic Homes. Local and visiting historical re-enactors will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life in the period of 1668-1840. Food, music, dancing, cannon firing, storytelling, crafts and games will be just some of the fun things to see and do on Saturday and Sunday of the last full weekend of July.
Contact Information: Angie Patterson
Phone: (906) 632-5734
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Outback Art Fair

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Aug 1, 2015

Ishpeming Renaissance Festival & Art Faire

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 07:00 PM
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 4, 2015

42nd 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 7 - 8, 2015

6th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention MIPARACON

Annual Events
Location: Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie
The 6th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names of the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Michigan’s Oldest City). On August 7th and 8th 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, 2015

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 13 - 16, 2015

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 15, 2015

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 15 - 16, 2015

Bark River Off Road Races - 40th Annual UP Off Road 100

Annual Events
Location: Bark River International Raceway, Bark River
Aug 17 - 23, 2015

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 5, 2015

Art on the Lake

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

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
Sep 7, 2015

58th 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 12, 2015

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 26, 2015

5th 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
Oct 3 - 4, 2015

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: Lonnie Glieberman
Phone: 231-420-5405
Oct 9 - 11, 2015

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
Dec 6, 2015

Santa Train

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