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.

 

Aug 25 - 26, 2016

6th Annual Harborfest - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Aug 29, 2016

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Aug 31, 2016

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2016 is our 7th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 18-September 21, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and Facebook.com/MSTQFarmersMkt A sample of what you can expect (based on local seasonal availability) to find: •Honey •Eggs •Fruits and Vegetables - from Asparagus to Strawberries to Tomatoes to Zuchinni •Wine •Maple Syrup •Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish •Beef •Cottage Foods (baked goods, jams, jellies) •Fantastic Music •... and so much more!
Phone: 906-341-5010
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2016

Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 906-563-8840
Sep 2, 2016

Kewadin Classic Car Show

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Kewadin Casino, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5010
Sep 2 - 4, 2016

45th Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Sep 2 - 5, 2016

40th Annual UP Steam and Gas Engine Show

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
From its humble beginnings in 1975, our annual Labor Day show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment. The Heritage Village provides a charming old-fashioned backdrop for a variety of traditional handicrafts from local artisans. Be sure to see our working sawmill and stop by the Agricultural Museum to browse an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts. There is also a large flea market, as well as a knife and gun expo. And if you’re hungry, there is plenty of good food on the grounds. While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you. As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used.
Sep 3, 2016

13th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Sep 3, 2016

6th Annual Manistique Chamber of Commerce Motorcycle Show

Annual Events
09:30 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Manistique
Contact Information: Connie Diller
Phone: 906-341-5010
Sep 3, 2016

7th Annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Run

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 7th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-236-2902
Sep 3, 2016

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 3, 2016

Rock Lions 73rd Annual Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: 14454 Highway M35, Rock
The Rock Lions 73rd annual Labor Day Celebration begins with the parade at 11 a.m. followed by games, concessions, and activities for all ages.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Sep 4, 2016

Nahma Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more
Sep 7, 2016

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2016 is our 7th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 18-September 21, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and Facebook.com/MSTQFarmersMkt A sample of what you can expect (based on local seasonal availability) to find: •Honey •Eggs •Fruits and Vegetables - from Asparagus to Strawberries to Tomatoes to Zuchinni •Wine •Maple Syrup •Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish •Beef •Cottage Foods (baked goods, jams, jellies) •Fantastic Music •... and so much more!
Phone: 906-341-5010
Sep 9 - 11, 2016

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 10, 2016

Off The Vine 5k Run/Walk

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Bark River Off Road Race Track, Bark River
5k run/walk combines trails and road. The last mile of the race is through the Northern Sun Vineyard right before harvest. All participants will receive a t-shirt, finish line food and beverages, and awards based on placement. Participants over the age of 21 will be treated to samples of Northern Sun Wines. Socializing after the event is encouraged
Contact Information: Gina Zanon
Phone: 906-789-1296
Sep 10, 2016

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 10, 2016

Just Cruizin' Car Club presents, "Automania" 2016 Car Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:30 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Classic Automobile,Truck & Motorcycle Show, 21ft.Annual. Saturday Show Time 10:00am. Trophy's at 2:00pm. Registration:9:00am. Vehicle Registration Fee:$10.00 (Free Spectator Admission) Refreshments and food on the grounds. (ARTS and CRAFTS,over 20 Booths)
Contact Information: Event Information: Jeff
Phone: (906)774-6599
Sep 10, 2016

8th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

Annual Events
01:00 PM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

This event will showcase more than 150 beers from microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the UP and lower peninsula, offering enthusiasts a taste test of the states finest brewed beers.

Sep 10 - 11, 2016

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 13, 2016

United Way Soup'r Chili Challenge

Annual Events
05:00 PM
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
This community-wide United Way campaign kickoff features a soup and chili cook-off, Agency Fair, raffles, free pop and ice cream. We also will be collecting non-perishable food items for local food pantries.
Phone: 906-786-3736
Sep 14, 2016

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2016 is our 7th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 18-September 21, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and Facebook.com/MSTQFarmersMkt A sample of what you can expect (based on local seasonal availability) to find: •Honey •Eggs •Fruits and Vegetables - from Asparagus to Strawberries to Tomatoes to Zuchinni •Wine •Maple Syrup •Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish •Beef •Cottage Foods (baked goods, jams, jellies) •Fantastic Music •... and so much more!
Phone: 906-341-5010
Sep 16 - 17, 2016

Munising Bay Car Show

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Downtown Munising
This is our annual car cruise / car show held the 3 rd week end of September ever year. This years event starts Fri nite Sept 16th @ 5pm with a cruise around Alger county . We leave the shopko parking lot in Wetmore , go threw Munising , down M-28 along Lake Superior to AuTrain , around AuTrain lake to hwy M-94 back to Munising , ending at Sydney's resturant for an evening of music & food . Drinks are byo There will be a small cover charge, There will be door prizes given away. The following day is the car show. Show starts at 10am and will go to 4 pm. The first 100 registered cars received a goodie bag full of great items and a great gift supplied by the local merchants and automotive suppliers. There will be music, activities, food and displays through out the day. This is a paid entrance fee show, with judging by the car owners. Our show benefits our local vets and the WWP. We are a non profit organization.
Contact Information: Gary Bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 16 - 17, 2016

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame & Museum 2016 Enshrinement Ceremonies

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Ishpeming
The annual U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame & Museum present the Class of 2015 Enshrinement along with a special 60th-anniversary campus improvement and "Passion to Fly" ski jumper statue unveiling and more.

Full Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 - U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum

"Passion to Fly" Statue Unveiling 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Ski Jumper Reunion Cocktail Party and Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Class of 2015 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony 6:00 - 9:00 pm



SATURDAY, Sept. 17, 2016

Kiwanis Breakfast 8:00 - 11:00 am | KD Hall Downtown Ishpeming

Golf Outing Registration and Sign-In with Lunch from BWW 11:00 - Noon | Wawanowin G.C.

Hall of Fame Golf Outing Noon Shotgun Start | Wawanowin G.C.

Golf Outing Awards and Silent Auction 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Wawanowin G.C.

Class of 2015 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquette 6:00 - 9:00 pm | Wawanowin G.C.
Contact Information: Olga Herman
Phone: 9064856323
Sep 16 - 18, 2016

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 17, 2016

Au Sable Day 2016

Annual Events
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 17, 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 17, 2016

Munising Bay Classic Car Show

Annual Events
Location: Munising
Spectators have free admission and are able to view 100 plus classic cars on Munising's downtown Superior Street. Local businesses and a variety of vendors will be available for food and merchandise. Cars will be judged with awards and prizes given to conclude the show. Proceeds from this event go to support the Wounded Warriors Project and All Veterans Memorial Fund.
Contact Information: Gary Bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 17, 2016

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 18, 2016

Delta County Century Ride

Annual Events
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 20, 2016

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Sep 21, 2016

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2016 is our 7th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 18-September 21, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and Facebook.com/MSTQFarmersMkt A sample of what you can expect (based on local seasonal availability) to find: •Honey •Eggs •Fruits and Vegetables - from Asparagus to Strawberries to Tomatoes to Zuchinni •Wine •Maple Syrup •Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish •Beef •Cottage Foods (baked goods, jams, jellies) •Fantastic Music •... and so much more!
Phone: 906-341-5010
Sep 23 - 24, 2016

NMU Homecoming

Annual Events
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.

Phone: 906-227-2627
Sep 23 - 25, 2016

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 24, 2016

9th Annual Great Lakes Run for Recovery

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Lakeshore Parking Lot, Marquette
Join us for a 10k run or a 5k walk along beautiful Lake Superior in Marquette on Saturday, September 24th; all proceeds to benefit the Great Lakes Recovery Centers Foundation. Hero’s Challenge: $15 Entry Fee for Police, Firefighters and other first responders and public safety workers! Best Time takes home the Heroes Trophy!
Phone: 906-228-9699 ext 1011
Sep 24, 2016

Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Jacobetti Complex, Marquette
Contact Information: Jeff
Phone: 906-362-2888
Sep 24, 2016

Oktoberfest

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain
Phone: 800-236-2447
Sep 24, 2016

22nd Annual XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Phone: 906-361-5111
Sep 24, 2016

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 24, 2016

Oktoberfest - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Fun event for all ages. Numerous bands. Great food. Prizes. Oktoberfest is a great time for all.
Contact Information: Mike Nicometo
Phone: 906 396 2106
Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2016

Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Iron Ore and the Civil War

Annual Events
09:30 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Civil War Artillery Encampment featuring military camp life; cannon and small arms demonstrations; cooking demonstrations; period music; children's games and activities. An educational event for the entire family.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016

NMU Family Weekend 2016

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: 906-227-1032
Oct 1, 2016

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 1, 2016

Iron Ore and the Civil War at Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Annual Events
09:30 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Civil War Artillery Encampment featuring military camp life; costumed interpreters; cannon and small arms demonstrations; cooking demonstrations; period music; children's games and activities.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Oct 1, 2016

Fayette Historic State Park - Fall Fest

Annual Events
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Join us for our 11th 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. The theme for 2016 is Superheroes!
Phone: 906-644-2603
Oct 8, 2016

3rd Annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest

Annual Events
03:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Baraga Avenue, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Oct 8 - 15, 2016

National Wildlife Refuge Week

Annual Events
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 8th to 15th. 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 15, 2016

DCHS Diabetes Support and Awareness Walk/Run and Diabetes Vendor Fair

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: Northern Lights YMCA, Iron Mountain
The DCHS Diabetes Center is organizing the Step it Up, Stomp it Out event to raise awareness about diabetes, its impact and how to prevent and manage the disease. The event will take place at the Northern Lights YMCA at 9 am. There will also be a free diabetes vendor fair to the community during the event. The diabetes vendor fair will be held in the YMCA gymnasium from 9-11 am.



The DCHS Diabetes Center hopes to raise funds to help provide support services for our community members that have limited access or no access

to services such as education, nutrition counseling, diabetes supplies, and free community risk screenings.
Contact Information: Laura Van Guilder
Phone: 906-776-5366
Oct 15, 2016

Silver Creek Zombie Trail Run

Annual Events
04:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-249-5437
Oct 22 - 23, 2016

Bay de Noc Kennel Club presents 4UKC Agility Trials

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba

Sponsored by the Bay de Noc Kennel Club

Phone: 906-280-2267
Nov 5, 2016

14th Annual Rotary Vino at the Casino

Annual Events
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
The 14th Annual Rotary Vino at the Casino sponsored by Bink's Wines and Beverages will be held on Saturday, November 5th. Enjoy 20 different Wines and great food, There will also be a Silent Auction, Raffles and 50/50. Get your tickets in advance from Gus Asp, the YMCA or any Rotarian. All proceeds to benefit Rotary Projects throughout the year
Phone: 906-280-2358
Nov 5, 2016

11th Annual Daily News Big Holiday Craft Show

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Kingsford Middle School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-774-2772
Nov 25, 2016

Old Fashion Christmas

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone
Contact Information: Amber Hanson
Phone: (906) 280-5169
Dec 2 - 4, 2016

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: 906-202-1978
Dec 10, 2016

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Jan 27, 2017

128th Annual Suicide Hill Ski Tournament

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Suicide Hill, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-204-0520
Feb 15 - 19, 2017

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
May 6, 2017

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
May 6, 2017

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017

2017 Negaunee Pioneer Days

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee
Alumni Softball, Community Picnic & Fireworks, Music, Old Towne Festival, Parade and more.
Phone: 906-486-8084