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.

 

Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

15th Annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Annual Events
Location: Big Bay

Women seeking the opportunity to improve their outdoor skills are invited to register for the 15th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) winter program in the Upper Peninsula. Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this program offers instruction in more than a dozen kinds of indoor and outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, archery, winter shelter building, ice fishing, fly tying, wilderness first aid, wood burning and more. Instructors provide basic and advanced instruction that is tailored to each participant's individual ability. The program takes place at Bay Cliff Health Camp, a universally accessible facility, located in a picturesque wooded setting overlooking Lake Superior approximately 30 miles north of Marquette.

Contact Information: Sharon Pitz
Phone: 906-226-1321
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
Feb 28, 2015

22nd Annual Trenary Outhouse Classic

Annual Events
Location: Trenary

Contestants build outhouses out of wood or cardboard and mount the structures on a pair of skis. The object is to be the fastest two-person team to push an outhouse 500 feet down the street. Registration through 1:00 p.m. Race, 2:00 p.m.

Phone: 906-446-3210
Mar 1, 2015

Glide 'n Gorge

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
The event features a ski through the Swedetown Creek gorge at the Maasto Hiihto trails in Hancock, with food stops along the way. Tickets are available at Down Wind Sports in Houghton and Cross Country Sports in Calumet. They are $20 until Friday, Feb 27, then $25 on the day of the event at the Four Seasons Chalet just north of the Houghton County Arena.
Phone: 906-482-4578
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
Mar 8, 2015

Porcupine Mountains Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park, Silver City
One of the most enchanted venues for endurance sport in the midwest. Ancient mountains overlook the largest freshwater lake in the world. The Porcupine Mountains receive abundant lake effect snowfall that typically lasts well into April. Combine this with the largest stand of old growth forest in the midwest and rolling, groomed trails and you have the ingredients for a world class snowshoe course.
Mar 8, 2015

The Beckman Sisters at Erickson Center

Annual Events
03:00 PM To
Location: Erickson Center, Curtis
Contact Information: Melissa Ronquist
Phone: 906-586-9974
Mar 14, 2015

Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series - Sault Ste Marie

Annual Events
Location: Sault Ste Marie
Mar 14, 2015

10th Annual Hog-A-Thon Perch Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Bergland
Phone: 906-365-5050
Mar 21, 2015

Spring Market Place and Craft Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, Ishpeming
This is a craft show and market place. It has local crafters and vendors. There will be a sloppy joe lunch starting at 11 am. All money raised from this event will help out our youth group for some of our events like mission trip.
Contact Information: Christian Education Director Emily Miller
Phone: (906) 486-4681
Mar 28, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Maple Sugaring Day

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Upper Falls
Learn how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup during this interactive, hands-on event. Backyard syrup producers will be on hand to answer questions and help get your operation started!
Contact Information: Theresa Neal
Phone: 906-492-3415
Mar 28 - 29, 2015

Michigan Maple Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Tassier Sugar Bush, Cedarville
Apr 11 - 12, 2015

St Ignace Home Show & Spring Expo

Annual Events
Location: Little Bear East Arena, St Ignace
Exhibitors will showcase their offerings as you wander among the booths. Garden supplies, furniture, windows, off-road vehicles, and much more await you!
Contact Information: Scott Marshall
Phone: 906-643-8676
Apr 17, 2015

19th Annual NMU Jazz Festival

Annual Events
Location: Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Apr 18, 2015

2015 Home, Business & Outdoor Rec Expo

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Windsor Center, Iron River
Bring the whole family or sign up to for a booth!! Also on same day in Iron River ~ 2015 Spring Craft & Garden Show at Windsor Center ~ 9am-3pm

Family Fun Fair ~ Stambaugh Elementary Gym ~ 11am-3pm
Contact Information: Elizabeth Reinke
Phone: 906-265-3822
May 1 - 2, 2015

Dickinson Conservation District Tree, Shrub, and Fruit Sale

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds
The Dickinson Conservation District is now accepting orders for their 2015 Tree, Shrub, and Fruit Sale. This sale raises funds for programs at the Dickinson Conservation District, including school field trips, landowner assistance, recycling, and education events. Orders can be placed by mail to 420 N. Hooper St, Kingsford, MI 49802, phone at (906)774-1550 Ext 180, or via the online store at www.dickinsoncd.org/store. Order forms are available at the Dickinson CD office or online at www.dickinsoncd.org. ORDERS ARE DUE BY APRIL 10TH 2015. Pickup dates are as follows:

May 1st- Norway, MI 10am-6pm

Florence, WI 3-6pm

May 2nd- Norway, MI 8am-noon

Florence, WI 8-10am

Coleman, WI 10am-noon
Contact Information: Willa Campbell
Phone: (906) 774-1550
May 2, 2015

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton
May 9, 2015

35th Annual Chassell Country Western Show at Calumet Theatre

Annual Events
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
Phone: 906-337-2610
May 15, 2015

Opening Day of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula Wide
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
May 16 - 17, 2015

9th Annual Lake Gogebic Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Lake Gogebic

Sponsored bythe Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce

 

Contact Information: LGACC
Phone: 888-464-3242
May 23, 2015

Wells State Park - Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Join the Wells State Park crew as they welcome back campers for the 2015 camping season and celebrate Memorial Day weekend! What better way to do both than to sit back and relax at one for your favorite state parks? With a parade in the works and a potluck for all our family and friends, be sure to stop in and bring a dish to pass. Happy Camping!
Phone: 906-863-9747
May 24, 2015

Opening Day - Smallmouth Bass Season

Annual Events
Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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 5 - 16, 2015

66th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island
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

10th Annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival

Annual Events
Location: Waterfront Park & Marina, L'Anse
Baraga County has been named the Lake Trout Capital of the Great Lakes and the free (no admission charge) festival will combine the Keweenaw Classic Fishing Tournament with family-oriented events such as kids’ carnival, "Little Miss Superior" contest, Kids’ Fishing Pond, Pie-Eating contest, Beach Volleyball tournament, Pequaming Run and 1/2 marathon, Junk Art contest, Cribbage tournament, Tour de L’Anse Bike Race sponsored by the Fitness Center of Baraga County Memorial Hospital, and the firemen’s street dance on Saturday night.
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 13, 2015

Wells State Park - "Crafty Campers" Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Wells State Park, Cedar River
Looking to hit the craft shows early? Wells State Park has you covered! Whether you are a buyer or a seller, this park has it all. Pitch a tent or a camper and you are in business! Sellers are allowed to bring their arts and crafts right onto their campsite. For those looking for that special item, feel free to stop in and stroll through the campground to browse the amazing and unique selection of items. Each year has an original assortment, so don't miss your chance!
Phone: 906-863-9747
Jun 13 - 14, 2015

Pictured Rocks Days

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising
Pictured Rocks Days, June 13 & 14! This year's 3rd Annual Pictured Rocks Days will be Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14. We will again be the same days as "Yoopers Ride Free Days" on Pictured Rocks Cruises. There will be vendors, bands, food, outdoor activities, demonstrations and other outdoor shows. The festival will take place at Bayshore Park, overlooking the beautiful bay and the city dock in Munising, MI. Mark this weekend on your calendar for a fun-filled weekend for all ages!
Contact Information: Kathy Reynolds
Phone: 906-387-2138
Jun 16, 2015

Bewabic State Park - 5th Annual Total Women in the Outdoors

Annual Events
03:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Join the DNR and our partners at NORTHSTAR in this growing event as we experience many different ways for women to enjoy the outdoors. Activities, prizes, and food will be provided. Rain date is June 18. Register through NORTHSTAR Health Systems by calling 906-265-0477.
Contact Information: NorthStar Health System
Phone: 906-265-0477
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 - 20, 2015

18th Annual Antiques on the Bay Classic & Antique Car Show

Annual Events
Location: St Ignace

The first of three auto-related events, this show features original and restored classic and antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront. Entertainment and autos dating 25 years or older are all part of the fun. Registration and a Mackinac Bridge Rally are slated for Friday, with autos on display Saturday.

Contact Information: Ed Reavie
Phone: 906-643-8087
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 25 - 28, 2015

39th Annual St Ignace Car Show Weekend

Annual Events
Location: St Ignace
This event is one of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country! Hundreds of antique, custom and celebrity automobiles are on display. Car enthusiasts can examine vehicles up close and see them in action during Kewadin Casino Cruise Night on June 26 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., the Down Memory Lane Parade on Friday from 7:00-8:30 p.m., and on display all day Saturday. Exhibits, vendor booths and more make this a fun, family event.
Contact Information: Ed Reavie
Phone: 906-643-8087
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

Children's Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Annual Events
09:00AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Join us for Children's Fishing Day - Catch the Excitement! Saturday, June 27th, 2015, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites you to participate in the 26th Annual Children’s Fishing Day. On the day of the event young anglers are required to register at the Visitor Center before fishing. Fish entries will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Fishing stations will be set up along the Refuge’s Fishing Loop. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait are available for participants to use at these stations. Fishing is allowed from the shore along designated fishing pools and show pools. Lead sinkers are not allowed. Activities and games for the whole family begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center and include arts and crafts, games, and activities. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners for largest perch and pike in four age categories. Prizes, provided by local businesses, will be awarded by random drawing. A complimentary fish dinner for all participants and their families will be held at 3:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.
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

11th Annual Manistique Pioneer Days

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Park, Manistique

Schoolcraft County Historical Society celebrates Pioneer Day with Vendors, Bake Sale, Tours of the Historic Water Tower, Antique presentations, Local U.P. Authors (TBA), used book sale, & entertainment.

Contact Information: Vonciel LeDuc
Phone: 906-341-5045
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

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 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

Baraga State Park - 4th of July Festivities

Annual Events
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Celebrate Independence Day at Baraga State Park! Festivities include a bike parade, scavenger hunt and games on July 4th, plus local fireworks over the bay, Baraga Lumberjack Days events and a parade. Some other activities include a scavenger hunt and traditional games like water balloon toss, three-legged race, and potato sack race with prizes! Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Activities will be held at Baraga State Park's pavilion and playground.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Jul 4, 2015

Manistique Independence Day Celebration

Annual Events
12:30 PM To 11:30 PM
Location: Manistique

Parade starts on Deer Street traveling through to downtown Cedar Street at 12:30pm. Community Lake Effect Arts- Art & Craft Fair starts at 10:00am-4:00pm at the Manistique Central Park located near the Little Bear West Arena. Fireworks at dusk approximately 10:30.

Contact Information: John Wood
Phone: 906-341-8189
Jul 4 - 5, 2015

58th Annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Agassiz Field, Calumet
58th gathering of the first Frisbee sport, Guts at the first Frisbee tournament, IFT which all started in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Teams from around the country will compete for the coveted Nachazel Trophy.

Play begins at 9 am each day. Finals on Sunday about 3:30 pm

Concessions available

Visit the International Frisbee and USA Guts Hall of Fame at the Calumet Colosseum, 2nd Floor
Contact Information: Dennis Walikainen
Phone: 19062817625
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 10 - 11, 2015

26th Annual Manistique Folkfest 2015

Annual Events
05:30 PM To 12:30 AM
Location: Manistique

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce 26th Annual Folkfest 2015 is a celebration of life that takes place the 2nd Saturday in July on the main street of Manistique. Art & Craft Booths display their diverse wares over two blocks while the aromas of Multicultural Food Booths tempt the participants down the street. The central stage provides ethnic music & entertainment with the Beer Garden close by. The Children have their own street, which supplies the young with extra fun. Folkfest is truly an event for everyone. Friday night Pet Parade(5:30pm), then Street Dance, Beer Garden, some food vendors until 12:30 am. Saturday starts at 10am opening ceremony, then all day into the evening until 12:30 a.m. Great Fun!

Contact Information: Connie Diller
Phone: 906-341-5010
Jul 11 - 14, 2015

Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island

At 333 miles (289.4 nautical miles), the Race to Mackinac is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. ‘The Mac’ starts at the Chicago Lighthouse, just off Navy Pier and continues to Mackinac Island. 2015 marks the 107th running of the Race to Mackinac in which over 350 boats compet. The Race has also amassed a strong following using technology and social networking; it can be followed virtually using Facebook, Twitter and its Race tracking interface.

Phone: 800-454-5227
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 18 - 19, 2015

3rd Annual Red Earth Classic/Enduro

Annual Events
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming
Come ride the amazing trail-system that has so much to offer! The festival at Al Quaal Recreation Area will be fun for the whole family; complete with a silent auction, kids activities, The Junior Classic Bike Race, Food, music and much more! There is also a short track sprint race on Sunday for the pro racers and a comp class. Come ride the West-End of Marquette county this summer and see all the area has to offer.
Jul 18 - 20, 2015

90th Annual Bell's Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race

Annual Events
Location: Mackinac Island

Since the first Mackinac Race in 1925, Bayview Yacht Club has hosted this spectacular annual fresh water event which has attracted intrepid sailors from around the globe. The first fleet of only nine boats was battered by strong winds and only three finished. Today, Bayview hosts more than two hundred fifty racing yachts for the annual trek from Port Huron to Mackinac Island. Whether sailing the traditional shore course or the longer Cove Island or South Hampton course, it is an exciting and challenging adventure and sailors must face every conceivable type of challenge mother nature can present. From big waves and high wind to black flies and intolerable heat, the sailors press on to finish yet another Mackinac Race.

Jul 24, 2015

Baraga State Park - 10th Annual Christmas in July

Annual Events
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend!Activities include a bike parade, games and prizes, craft activities, campsite decorating and photos with Santa.
Phone: (906) 353-6558
Jul 25, 2015

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

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

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

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

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 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 8, 2015

Tahqua Trail Run 25K & 10K

Annual Events
Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise
Aug 8, 2015

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Annual Events
07:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: Boat Show, Hessel
Aug 8, 2015

Baraga State Park - Rec 101 & 202: Intro to Kayaking

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Baraga State Park, Baraga
Learn the basics of kayaking and try out kayaking on the Keweenaw Bay! There will a Kayaking 101 program for beginner level and a Kayaking 202 program for those looking for an intermediate session. Intermediate paddlers will feature a wetlands program in the sloughs near the park! Kayaks and life jackets will be provided by Keweenaw Bay. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Personal floatation devices (PFDs) must be worn at all times. No pre-registration is necessary for Kayaking 101. Kayaking 202 will be limited to 10 participants. To pre-register for Kayaking 202, call Baraga State Park at 906-353-6558. This event will be held at Baraga State Park's picnic area. Kayaking 101 - 9 a.m.-noon Kayaking 202 - 1-3 p.m.
Phone: 906-353-6558
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 Iron Mountain Italian Fest

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12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
9th 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.
Phone: (906) 774-8530
Aug 15, 2015

Tour de Dickinson Bike Ride

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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 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, 2015

4th 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 4th 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 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
Aug 21 - 23, 2015

11th Annual Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

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Location: Mackinac Island
Sep 5, 2015

Art on the Lake

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

SCCC Motorcycle Show - Manistique

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

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

Contact Information: Connie Diller
Phone: 906-341-5010
Sep 5 - 6, 2015

Arts & Crafts Dockside

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09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: City Marina, St Ignace
Over 100 exhibits of original and unique arts and crafts along the beautiful waterfront at the St. Ignace Public Marina. Music, food, and fun add to the festivities! Show Hours: Saturday, 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

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





To alleviate some of the parking congestion at the Bridge View Park area, the Mackinac Bridge Authority, in cooperation with the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce, is providing FREE shuttle service from Little Bear East Arena, 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace, to the bridge walk start line. Shuttles will make continuous circuits from Little Bear East Arena to the Bridge View Park and back between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For more information visit www.stignace.com
Contact Information: St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-338-6660
Sep 11 - 12, 2015

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 11 - 13, 2015

37th Annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament

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08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Lake Gogebic

Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament on beautiful Lake Gogebic in the Western U.P. Tournament ends with free fish fry for contestants at Gogebic Lodge at 2pm on Sunday.
1st place prize $1000, 2nd-$500, 3rd-$200 w/prizes thru 10th place. Prizes for largest Northern, Smallmouth & Perch also.
Entry fee: $50. Send entry w/name, address,phone# to LGACC, P.O. Box 114, Bergland, MI 49910. Details on www.lakegogebicarea.com or will be sent when entry fee is sent.

Contact Information: Mary Lou Driesenga
Phone: 1-888-464-3242
Sep 11 - 13, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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 12, 2015

Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race

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08:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Paradise

"The Great Race from the Lower Falls to Lake Superior" Start the morning with this 17 1/2 mile, two-person professional canoe race as the paddlers brave the waters of the Tahquamenon River from the Lower Tahquamenon Falls to Lake Superior. A shorter (6 1/2 mile) one-person race begins at 3:30 at the mouth of the Tahquamenon River. A fun run for amateur paddlers is also offered. MCRA members conclude the event with a banquet and awards program.

Contact Information: Cecilia Woolever
Phone: 906-492-3219
Sep 18 - 19, 2015

Munising Bay Car Show

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05:00 PM To 02:00 PM
Location: Munising
Friday car cruise around beautiful Alger county on paved roads through several small communities. And the following day Saturday. Our annual car show in down town Munising. There will be vendors , great music, door prizes, show awards and more.
Contact Information: Gary. Bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 18 - 20, 2015

19th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show

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

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

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Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City
The Porcupine Mountains are one of the largest tracts of wilderness east of the Mississippi River. The Porcupine Mts overlook Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake on Earth. The coastline is remote and rugged. The marathon course includes some of the most remarkable single track in the midwest and takes runners past tranquil and remote Mirror Lake and along the classic Escarpment Trail where you can almost reach out and touch soaring hawks as you overlook Lake of the Clouds. This event completes a trio of deeply inspiring trail marathon hosted by Great Lakes Endurance (Waugoshance, Grand Island, and Porcupine Mtns) offering runners the best of what Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes have to offer.
Phone: 717-715-0360
Sep 19 - 20, 2015

Bewabic State Park - Harvest Festival

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Location: Bewabic State Park, Crystal Falls
Come to Bewabic State Park's Harvest Festival for a great weekend of campsite decorating, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. There will also be a costume contest. Participants should meet at the pavilion in the day use area.
Phone: (906) 875-3324
Sep 25 - 26, 2015

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

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

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Hike Between da Falls

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

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

5th Annual Sault International Marathon

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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 2 - 3, 2015

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

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

Fayette Historic State Park - Fall Fest

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Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Join us for our 10th Annual Fayette Fall Fest! Activities will include hay rides, Halloween style fun, campsite decorating and kid's activities that adults will enjoy, too!! All campers and day visitors are welcome to join in on the fun. This year's theme is "10 years: Going Strong - All Hallows Eve!"
Phone: 906-644-2603
Oct 3 - 4, 2015

Mount Bohemia Scenic Chair Lift Rides

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

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

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

MTU Family Weekend

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Location: Houghton

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

Contact Information: COMPASS
Phone: 906-487-3558
Oct 10, 2015

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 - 17, 2015

National Wildlife Refuge Week

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Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 11th to 17th. Visit your National Wildlife Refuge and see what it has to offer. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Marshland Wildlife Drive is open from dawn to dusk. The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
Oct 23 - 25, 2015

Mackinac Island Halloween (Samhain) Weekend

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Location: Mackinac Island

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

Phone: 800-454-5227
Oct 24, 2015

The Great Pumpkin Roll and Trunk or Treat

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Downtown St. Ignace and 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
Dec 6, 2015

Santa Train

Annual Events
Location: Lake Linden
Visit with Santa and ride the Steam engine with his elves.
Jan 27, 2017

128th Annual Suicide Hill Ski Tournament

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