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.


Dec 16, 2017

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 31, 2017

New Year's Eve Ball Drop Bash

Annual Events
11:45 PM
Location: Downtown Marquette
Every New Year’s Eve the intersection of Washington St and Front St in Downtown Marquette becomes the location where locals and visitors to the area come together in a large crowd to welcome in the New Year. On the 12th strike an illuminated ball is lowered from the historic Savings Bank Building. This year will mark the 27th anniversary of the Downtown Marquette New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!
Phone: (906) 228-9475
Jan 12 - 13, 2018

United Sportsmen's Winter Gun & Knife Show

Annual Events
Location: United Sportsmen Club, Merriman
Annual Winter Gun & Knife show 5 miles north of Iron Mountain at the United Sportsmen Club in Merriman, MI off of M-95. 60+ tables available of Guns, Knives, Hunting and related items. Friday evening 3-7pm CST and Saturday 9am-3pm CST. Admission $5 adult. Food and breakfast available. 24 hr security. See website for more information. This show is sponsored and administered by United Sportsmen Inc. All proceeds used to benefit activities & events administered by the Club for its members and guests.

Phone: 906-774-3867
Jan 21, 2018

17th Annual Culinary Journey

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: UP Children's Museum, Marquette
Phone: 906-226-3911
Jan 23, 2018

131st Annual Suicide Hill Ski Tournament

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Suicide Hill, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-204-0520
Jan 26 - 28, 2018

20th Annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
UP 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
Feb 10 - 11, 2018

79th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2018 Will be the 79th 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 14 - 18, 2018

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 15 - 19, 2018

UP 200, Midnight Run & Jack Pine 30

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 24, 2018

25th 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 3, 2018

Valley Spur Taste & Glide

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Valley Spur Ski Trails, Munising
Skiiers and snow shoers will go from table to table on the trails enjoying delicious goodies provided by Sydney's Restraunt. Participates can also enjoy great selections of food in the lodge along with music.
Contact Information: Peggy Carberry
Phone: 906-387-3690
Mar 18, 2018

Marquette Polar Plunge 2018

Annual Events
02:15 PM
Location: Marquette Mountain, Marquette
Phone: 989-774-3911
Apr 6 - 8, 2018

Kiwanis Home & Garden Show and Pancake Days

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-1507
May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
May 19, 2018

42nd Annual Big Bay Relay

Annual Events
08:00 AM
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.
Jun 18 - 24, 2018

Symetra Golf Tour Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Jun 25 - 30, 2018

Marquette Art Week

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
Sponsored by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, the City of Marquette is excited to present “Art Week,” June25 through July 1, 2017. A celebration of rich and diverse culture of Marquette, featuring exhibits, performances, receptions, studio tours, bike tour, demonstrations, and street performers. Highlighted Events Studio Tours Exhibits and Installations Evening Art Stroll Special Promotions
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Jul 28 - 29, 2018

33rd Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Annual Events
Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 906-286-0234
Aug 11, 2018

19th Annual 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 - 19, 2018

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 16, 2018

Delta County Century Ride

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone High School, Gladstone
"The 100, 78, 40 and 13K routes all begin at the Gladstone High School. Each route is designed to fit the riders ability. Organizers stress that this is a fun, touring event and not a race. Along the ride, participants will enjoy musical entertainment along with food prepared by Dobbers Pasties, Brisket Barn and beverages supplied by Binks Coca Cola"
Phone: 906-786-2192
Dec 15, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
May 4, 2019

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
Jun 28, 2019

70th Annual UP History Conference

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
Dec 14, 2019

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
May 2, 2020

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette