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.

 

Sep 12 - 14, 2014

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 15, 2014

Ruffled Grouse & Small Game Season Opener

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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 (registered campers only)

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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

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

Out of the Darkness - Marquette County Suicide Prevention Walk

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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

Au Sable Day 2014

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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

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

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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
Sep 20, 2014

1st Annual Light the Night Run

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Location: Aspirus Keweenaw
The 1st Annual Lite the Night Fun Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The Fun Run/Walk will start at the Courtyard behind the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital - on 2nd Street in Laurium. The course will take you through the back street of Laurium. The event is a fundraiser for the Aspirus Keweenaw Women's Health Foundation.
Contact Information: Shannon Handler
Phone: 906-296-5040
Sep 20, 2014

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 20, 2014

Run for the Hills 5K Escanaba

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

12th Annual Copper Harbor Chili Cook-Off

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Location: Grant Township Park, Copper Harbor
Sep 20 - 27, 2014

Michigan Trails Week

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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 20, 2014 - 2015

Fort Wilkins Historic Stat Park - 8th Annual Geocaching Event and 1st Annual Spoo-tacular Fall Event

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10:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor, Mi. 49918
Spend the day Geocaching at our fort and nearby scenic areas, we are registered on geocaching.com; Hot Dog Roast and Potluck, Site Decorating Contest, Trick or Treating and Coloring Contest for the children, Marshmellow Roast and Contest Winners announced in evening; Check out the spooked up Fort at night.
Contact Information: Bonnie Harrer
Phone: 906-289-4215
Sep 21, 2014

Delta County Century Ride

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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 25, 2014

7th Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour

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

36th Annual Bessemer Pumpkinfest

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

37th Annual Log Jamboree

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Location: Ewen

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

Contact Information: Raemie
Phone: 906-988-2424
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

NMU Homecoming

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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 - 28, 2014

MTU Homecoming

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

8th Annual Curtis Oktoberfest

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

Harvest on Hughitt/Oktoberfest

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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

3rd Annual Grand Slam Fall Classic

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Location: Gladstone Sports Park, Gladstone

5K walk/run, 10K

Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Cedarville Jersey Mud Run

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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

Hike Between da Falls

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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

3rd Annual Apple Festival & Flea Market

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

12th Annual Oktoberfest

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12:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Sault Ste Marie
Highlights include beer barrel relay races, a tug-o-war competition, and of course beer, bratwursts and other specialty foods and beverages. Restaurants and pubs including Moloney’s Alley, Soo Brewing Company, The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, the Satisfied Frog, Subway, Frank’s Place, and Zorba’s will be selling specialty food and beverages throughout the day, and providing outdoor seating. Oktoberfest will also include a farm and craft market, polka dance classes at the polka stage, and live music late into the night at the Soo Brewing Co., and Moloney’s Alley. All Day: Beer, Brats, Sauerkraut & More! Family Fun & Games Farm & Craft Market Live Polka Music & Dance Classes Crime Stoppers Fire Truck Pull Cultural Diversity Celebration at Market Square Beer Barrel Tossing Competition Tug-O-War Live Music
Contact Information: Justin Knepper DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973
Sep 27, 2014

4th 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
Sep 27, 2014

Michigan Fiddlers Jamboree

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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

Xterra Lake Superior Shore Run

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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

41st Annual Copper Country Color Tour

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Location: Houghton

The Copper Country Cycling Club is proud to announce the 41st annual Copper Country Color Tour, to take place on September 28th in Houghton, MI. Join us for a 50k, 100k, or 200k ride around the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula in peak color season! Since the tour is officially “over the hill” now, we will be making this tour one to remember!


Phone: 2188384913
Sep 27, 2014

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ - Marquette County

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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 - 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

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Oct 4, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 10 - 12, 2014

Leif Erikson Fall Festival

Annual Events
Location: Norway
Website: norwaymi.com
Contact Information: Barb Thorne
Phone: 906-282-4426
Oct 11, 2014

Pickford Fall Fest

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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

Silver Creek Zombie Trail Run

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-249-5437
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

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

4th Annual Whitefish Point Run For the Light

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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

2nd Annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Baraga Avenue, Marquette
Oct 11 - 12, 2014

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: 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 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

The Cause For Paws

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05:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Recreation Lanes, Iron Mountain
Evening of food, drink, reverse raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and FUN to support the work of Almost Home Animal Shelter. Event and raffle tickets go on sale Sept. 11. and can be purchased at the shelter.
Contact Information: Adrien Brzoznowski
Phone: (906)774-1005
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

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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, 2014

Halloween Spectacle

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette

The City and Downtown Development Authority will host a large-scale community outdoor performance of giant puppetry, percussion and theatrical dance. Ravens on skates, zombie folk dancers, stilt walking spirits, a life-size dragon and skeleton marching band are just a few of the enchanted characters. As the evening grows dark, the community is invited to join in processions throughout the City converging in the Marquette Commons to witness Marquette's enchanting Halloween Spectacle.

Contact Information: Emily Lanctot
Phone: 906-228-9475
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 1, 2014

9th Annual Daily News Big Holiday Craft Show

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Kingsford High School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-774-2772
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

Crafts N More Show at Crystal Theatre

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08:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls
Crafts and Home Business Show... One stop shopping for your Holiday gift-giving needs.
Contact Information: Rhonda Wickerham
Phone: 906-367-4072
Nov 8, 2014

Honoring our Anishinaabe Veterans Powwow

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

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Museum After Dark

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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 - 9, 2014

Marquette County Quilters' Association Annual Quilt Show

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Location: Great Lakes Rooms, University Center, Marquette

Quilts of all sizes will be on display and for sale. Other items such as quilted handbags, table runners, and hand painted quilt art will be on sale as well.
This event is free to the public.

Contact Information: Karen Sanford
Phone: 906-249-9005
Nov 8 - 16, 2014

25th Annual Christmas Tree Galleria

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

 

Phone: 906/265-2617
Nov 10, 2014

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service

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07:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Phone: 800-635-1742
Nov 11, 2014

Pickford Veterans' Day Celebration

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11:00AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Pickford Historical Museum, Pickford
Nov 13, 2014

Annual Marquette Ladies Night

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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 13, 2014

Girls Night Out - Iron Mountain

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05:00 PM
Location: Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-8530
Nov 15, 2014

6th Annual Christmas Bazaar

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10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Ewen/Trout Creek School, Ewen
Our Annual Christmas Bazaar and slightly used item sale included many unique gift idea's for your Christmas shopping. Plus, each vendor's table will include a raffle prize. Luncheon also available.
Contact Information: Mary Lou Driesenga
Phone: 906-827-3842
Nov 15 - 30, 2014

Firearm Deer Hunting Season

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

14th Annual Holiday Art Sale

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-0472
Nov 22, 2014

Christmas in Paradise

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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 25, 2014 - Jan 12, 2015

Fall Student Exhibit at Bay West

Annual Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Nov 29, 2014

Les Cheneaux Christmas Bazaar

Annual Events
Location: Les Cheneaux Community Schools, Cedarville
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 6, 2014

Bruce Crossing Craft Show

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Location: VFW, Bruce Crossing
Contact Information:
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Dec 6 - 8, 2014

Les Cheneaux Historical Museum Holiday Open House & Tree Auction

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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
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

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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 10, 2015

16th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race

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Location: Newberry
Website: www.tcsdr.org
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 23 - 25, 2015

Noquemanon Ski Marathon

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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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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 - 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