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.
Fall Student Exhibit at Bay West
New Year's Eve Ball Drop
6th Annual Eki Loppet Cross Country Ski Race
United Sportsmen's Winter Gun & Knife Show
Noquemanon Ski Marathon
8th Annual "Jig It" Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Mites to Men Pond Hockey Tournament
Frosty 5K & Merry Mile
Michigan Ice Fest
23rd Annual Long Riders Relic Ride
UP 200 and Midnight Run
The JackPine 30 rounds out the weekend’s fun with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint from Gwinn, Michigan to Marquette.
76th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament
Lil' Jiggers Ice Fishing Derby & Frosty 5K Run
Registration starts at 9am. Fishing starts at 11am until 1pm. Prizes will be given to every child registered. Cost is $5.00 per hole up to three holes. All holes are drilled and minnows are provided by Top O' Lake Sports. Saturday at Central Park on the Quarry in Manistique, MI
15th Annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman
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.
19th Annual NMU Jazz Festival
39th Annual Big Bay Relay
15th Annual Splash-In on the Bay
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.
Great Lakes Rodeo
Marquette Mountain Mud Run
5th Annual Island Resort Championship LPGA Symetra Tour
11th Annual Manistique Pioneer Days
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.
Manistique Independence Day Celebration
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.
2015 Negaunee Pioneer Days
26th Annual Manistique Folkfest 2015
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!
Hiawatha Music Festival
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.
Outback Art Fair
Art on the Rocks
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.
Ishpeming Renaissance Festival & Art Faire
A one day event featuring renaissance era costumes, music, entertainment, and food. Also featuring daily living demonstrations as well as combat re-enactments.
Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic
Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic. 48 mile and 24 mile point-to-point mountain bike race in Marquette.
Marquette County Fair
* 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!
4th Annual Manistique Paul Bunyan Triathlon
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.
Bark River Off Road Races - 40th Annual UP Off Road 100
UP State Fair
SCCC Motorcycle Show - 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.