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.

 

Jun 5 - Jul 26, 2015

8th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

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Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Jul 2, 2015

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore, Munising
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 4, 2015

4th of July Celebration - Gwinn

Annual Events
Location: Peter Nordeen Park, Gwinn
Jul 4, 2015

July 4th Fireworks Cruises

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09:00 PM To 11:30 PM
Location: Munising City Dock, Munising
Two different fundraiser fireworks cruises on Pictured Rocks Cruises boats: One twilight cruise that will go to Indian Head that includes fireworks in Munising Bay for $25 and the fireworks in Munising Bay on a Pictured Rocks Cruise boat for $15. Since we started this fundraiser four years ago, these tickets have been a sellout. If you know someone that might be interested, please have them contact us for tickets either by stopping by the Alger County Chamber of Commerce, 129 East Munising Ave., Munising, MI or calling the office at 906-387-2138. These tickets are non-refundable, but in case of inclement weather, tickets will be honored the night of the fireworks.
Contact Information: Alger County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-387-2138
Jul 4, 2015

Kiwanis Firecracker 5 Mile Run - Gladstone

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Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-399-7044
Jul 4, 2015

Ishpeming Fourth of July Celebration

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Location: Ishpeming
Firecracker 5K Funrun, Blue Notes Concert, Flag raising, Children's Parade, 36th Annual 4th of July Parade, Community picnic with alumni softball, children's games and bounce houses, live entertainment and food booths. Fireworks at dusk and a golf tournament on the weekend.
Contact Information: Tia
Phone: 906-362-0501
Jul 4, 2015

Manistique Independence Day Celebration

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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, 2015

Grand Marais Fourth of July Celebration

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Location: Grand Marais
Join us for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in beautiful Grand Marais! This year's theme is "Honoring Our Heritage". You won't want to miss the annual parade, Firemen's Challenge, Kids' Games, Street Dance, and Fabulous Fireworks at Dusk!
Phone: 906-494-2447
Jul 4, 2015

Marquette 4th of July Parade/Fireworks

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
Contact Information: Denise
Phone: 800-544-4321
Jul 4, 2015

4th of July Parade & Fireworks - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
Location: Iron Mountain
Phone: (800) 236-2447
Jul 4, 2015

Gladstone 4th of July Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone
Jul 4, 2015

Michigamme-Spurr 4th of July Fireworks/Celebration

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Location: Michigamme Township Park, Michigamme
The Michigamme-Spurr Independence Day Celebration begins on Friday, when the concession stand at the Michigamme Township Park opens at 5:00. Live music by the Slamtones begins at 7:00, with fireworks over the lake at dusk. On Saturday, the parade begins at 11:00 on Main Street, followed by fun, food and games at the park.
Phone: 906-323-9023
Jul 4 - 5, 2015

Munising 4th of July Celebration

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07:00AM To 12:00 AM
Location: Munising

.All Day! Fireworks at dusk! Great day of fun with food, games, parades and the best fireworks!

Phone: 906-387-2138
Jul 5 - 11, 2015

2015 Negaunee Pioneer Days

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Location: Negaunee
Alumni Softball, Community Picnic & Fireworks, Music, Old Towne Festival, Parade and more.
Jul 6, 2015

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet Children's Concert

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01:00 PM
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 6, 2015

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 7, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

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02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"The Kawbawgam Cases: Native Claims and the Discovery of Iron Ore in the Upper Peninsula" Guest Speaker: Rebecca Mead, Ph.D., Northern Michigan University.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 8, 2015

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet Children's Concert

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01:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 8, 2015

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

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07:30 PM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 10, 2015

PMMF presents: Ralph Votapek Piano Recital

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07:30 PM
Location: Norway-Vulcan Performing Arts Center, Norway
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 10 - 11, 2015

26th Annual Manistique Folkfest 2015

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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, 2015

PMMF presents: Ralph Votapek Piano Recital

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 11, 2015

3rd Annual Badwaters Bash & Bass Tourney

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06:00 AM
Location: Florence, WI /Iron Mtn, MI boundary waters
This 3rd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament at Vagabond Park on Twin Falls Flowage is sure to become a summer favorite. Either a Wisconsin or Michigan fishing licence can be used for this tournament. The tournament registration begins at 5am with a 6am start time. Weigh in is scheduled for 4pm. The cost is $75/boat with a 50 boat maximum so register early. There is a $2000 minimum pot. Soda and ice cream novelties will be available with other smaller snack food at the Badwater Ski-Ters concession booth. The place to be on July 11th is the Badwater Bass Tourney....... See you there! - See more at: http://www.exploreflorencecounty.com/events/#sthash.yzmue9bc.dpuf
Phone: 715-528-5377
Jul 12, 2015

Ron Rubick Memorial Golf Outing

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09:00 AM
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 14, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

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02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"The Ongoing Quest for the Wreck of the Griffon." Dean Anderson, Ph.D., State Archaeologist, Lansing.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 15, 2015

Indian Lake State Savings Bank Two-Woman Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 15 - 19, 2015

Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium

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Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Marais
Jul 16, 2015

PMMF presents: The Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Kingsford High School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 17, 2015

PMMF presents: The Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 18, 2015

Tri-County Fire Dept Annual Bazaar & Junque Fair

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Location: South of Wetmore
Phone: 906-387-2138
Jul 18, 2015

5th Annual Fuzzy Boyak Memorial Golf Tournament

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11:00 AM
Location: Pictured Rocks Golf Course, Munising
What: 4-Person Scramble (Mens - Womens - Coed Teams)Time: 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Price: $240 per team - $25 for cart **Dinner, Cash Prizes to Winners, HUGE raffle, 50/50, Prizes** Pay cart fees with registration, this reserves your cart. For more information, please call 906-387-5636 or email: algerparksrecdept@yahoo.com. All donations and sponsorships are accepted!
Contact Information: Alger Parks and Recreation Department
Phone: (906) 387-5636
Jul 18, 2015

29th Annual Little Lake Ride-In Bike Show

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09:00 AM
Location: Little Lake
Phone: 906-346-6000
Jul 18 - 19, 2015

3rd Annual Red Earth Classic/Enduro

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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 - 19, 2015

Bark River Sportsman Off-Road Races

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Location: Bark River International Speedway, Bark River
Jul 18 - 19, 2015

25th Annual Republic Sportsmens Club Annual Fishing Derby

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06:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Michigamme River, Republic
An annual fishing derby is held on the Michigamme River each year on the third weekend of July. It a family fun event with camping, food, entertainment. This year is the 25th anniversary with fireworks and live entertainment.
Phone: 906-376-8882
Jul 21, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

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02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"Making Waves: Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000." Guest Speaker: Scott Peters, Michigan Historical Center, Lansing. Book Signing to Follow Program.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 23, 2015

22nd Annual Marquette Garden Tour

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01:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Jul 24 - 26, 2015

Schoolcraft County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Manistique
Phone: 906-286-9185
Jul 25, 2015

Ishpeming Italian Fest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming

Italian Fest is a day-long family event. There is free entertainment (live bands, music), pony rides and games for children. There are also "games of chance" and Bingo as well as a "greased pole" event and food vendors. The highlight is Diamonte, an Italian/American group of performers out of Chicago. Their performance is at the end of the day and has been a favorite part of many of the attendees for the last several years.

Phone: 906-486-4919
Jul 25, 2015

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

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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, 2015

Indian Lake Ken Pond Three-Man Golf Scramble

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 25, 2015

30th Annual Gwinn Fun Daze

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10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Peter Nordeen Park (M35), Gwinn
This is an old fashioned family outing day with every group in the Gwinn area participating. Fun, food, and family! Parade begins at 10:00 am. Park events 11:00 a.m. Peter Nordeen Park, M-35, Gwinn. Band concerts right after parade - bingo, crafters, food vendors, games, rubber duckie races, Tae Kwon Do demonstration, and stuffed animals galore - cotton candy. Antique car, truck and tractor show: 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 906-346-9666
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Outback Art Fair

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10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

30th Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

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06:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 800-342-4282
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 27, 2015

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Jul 28, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

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02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"Decolonizing Diet Project: A Transformative Relationship with Food One Bite at a Time." Guest Speaker: April Lindala, Director, Center for Native American Studies, Northern Michigan University.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015

22nd Annual Woodtick Music Festival

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Location: Hermansville
The Woodtick Music Festival is a home-grown, Upper Peninsula style shindig featuring a variety of regional and not so regional bands who all have one thing in common....they're darn good!
Jul 31, 2015

15th Annual Blueberry Festival

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10:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906/228-9475
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015

Alger County Fair & Chatham Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Alger County Fairgrounds, Chatham
Phone: 906-439-5114
Aug 1, 2015

Bay Art Association Waterfront Art Festival

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10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Join us in Ludington Park for the 2015 Waterfront Art Festival! Some of the region's best will have their work on display and available for purchase. The event also features a young artists market, exhibitions and workshops as well as food and live music.
Phone: 906-786-3833
Aug 1, 2015

Lake Antoine Classic 5-mile/15K

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09:00 AM
Location: Lake Antoine Park, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-776-5918
Aug 1, 2015

40th Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show

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Location: Ishpeming Elks Club, Ishpeming
Mineral Show Gem Show with dealers, demos, kids area, silent auction, and more.
Phone: (906) 228-9422
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 1, 2015

Keyes Lake Summerfest

Annual Events
Location: Keyes Lake Park, Florence, WI

You won't want to miss Keyes Lake SummerFest. This annual event features good food, music, and fireworks. A Florence County event that raises monies for the Keyes Peak Ski Hill. Enjoy your favorite bands and an excellent Pig Roast with all the extras including corn on the cob, brats and ice cold beverages.

Phone: 715-528-3272
Aug 1 - 2, 2015

68th Annual MI/WI Tennis Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2207
Aug 2 - 6, 2015

Tour da UP 2015

Annual Events
Location: Munising, Manistique, Germfask, Grand Marais
25th Annual Tour da UP bicycle ride.
Phone: 906-249-5437
Aug 4, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

Annual Events
02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"Marble Arms: A History of the Company and its Innovative Outdoor Products." Guest Speaker: Craig Lauerman, President, Marble Arms, Gladstone.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Aug 6 - 10, 2015

2015 Menominee Waterfront Festival

Annual Events
Location: Menominee
Phone: 906-863-2656
Aug 7 - 9, 2015

34th Annual Grand Marais Music & Arts Festival

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais

Join us for a weekend of great music, all sorts of vendors and crafts, and terrific food!

Phone: 906-494-2447
Aug 8, 2015

Fayette State Park - Fayette Heritage Day

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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

Indian Lake Three-Woman Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Aug 8, 2015

14th Annual Buzz the Gut Car Show & Parade

Annual Events
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-1234
Aug 8, 2015

Munising Annual Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Bay Furnace Campground, Christmas
Phone: 906-202-0026
Aug 8, 2015

Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic

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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 10, 2015

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Aug 11, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

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02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"Michigan's Raptors: Birds of Prey." Guest Speaker: Jerome Maynard, Chocolay Raptor Center, Marquette.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Aug 13 - 15, 2015

12th Annual Ladies of the Lake Sea Kayak Symposium

Annual Events
Location: Munising
The biggest paddling event of the year. On Water Instruction - Trips - Clinics/Workshops - Slideshows - Werner Paddles - Oscar Party.
Phone: 906-226-7112
Aug 13 - 15, 2015

2015 Michigan State HOG Rally: Roar to the Superior Shore

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-5330
Aug 13 - 16, 2015

Marquette County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Gwinn
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 14 - 15, 2015

7th Annual Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon

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Location: Marquette

The course consists of a 50 kilometer and 50 mile event. Also, new this year the course will include a loop from the new start-finish area (NTN-Forestville Trailhead) to Tourist Park (the old start-finish area) on new single-track. The course is mostly single-track climbing the 4 peaks: Sugarloaf, Top-of-the World, Bareback, and Hogsback outcrops. All the peaks have views of Lake Superior and some of the trail runs along the lake. Most of the trail is easy to moderate running with a few significant climbs and technical areas.
Also new this year is the Ultramarathon Relay - form a team and run the trails Friday before the solo event on Saturday, more details on our website.

Phone: 906-235-6861
Aug 14 - 15, 2015

Iron Mountain Italian Fest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
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

Friends of Indian Lake State Park Annual Fishing Tournament

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08:00 AM To 05:15 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Registration will begin on August 12 at the camp host site with final registration at 8:00 A.M. on August 15th at the tournament headquarters located at the boat launch. $10.00 entry fee ages 15 and over. A short meeting at 7:45 prior to start time along with all boats no matter where they have been launched will be inspected. Trophies to the first place winners in each category, along with prizes for 2nd- 3rd place winners. Each adult will be given a free ticket for a chance at a number of raffle prizes that will be available. There will be a special raffle for the youth division. Each participating youth will receive a free ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased prior to the raffle drawing for the adult raffle. Awarding of Prizes will be at 5:30 P.M.

This tournament is Co- Sponsored by:

RAPID RIVER KNIFEWORKS of Rapid River / BINKS COCA COLA of Escanaba
Contact Information: Ralph Lundquist
Phone: 906-630-2550
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

4th Annual Manistique Paul Bunyan Triathlon

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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 18, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

Annual Events
02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"Beer in the Upper Peninsula: A History of Brewing Above the Bridge." Guest Speaker: Russell Magnaghi, Ph.D., Northern Michigan University. Book Signing to Follow Program.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Aug 22, 2015

Northern Lights Rave Run 5K and Kids' 1K

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06:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming
The Northern Lights Rave Run, presented by the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Effect Entertainment, is glow-in-the-dark, evening event. Features a 5K and Kids' 1K and will take place at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, MI. Event kicks off at 6PM with games, an obstacle course, and chance to win a Tablet. 8PM is the Kids' Race, followed by 9PM 5K run. Competitive and Fun Run options available for 5K. GET GLOWING and GET CREATIVE! Dress up, glow yourself, and have fun. Run OR walk the course. Pricing info: www.gincc.org. Register online at www.active.com or download registration form from GINCC website, or stop by Chamber office.
Aug 28 - 29, 2015

5th Annual Harborfest - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Aug 29, 2015

20th Annual Delta County Jaycees Duck Races/Run, Walk or Waddle

Annual Events
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Sep 2 - 7, 2015

Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Sep 4 - 7, 2015

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.
Contact Information: Richard Dutton
Phone: (906) 474-9247
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, 2015

72nd Annual Rock Labor Day Celebration

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11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Hwy M35, Rock
The Rock Lions 72nd annual Labor Day Celebration and 150th birthday party for the town of Rock will take place on Saturday, September 5th with the parade at 11 a.m. Parade theme is “Rock Celebrating 150 years.” Games and activities for all ages, music, flea market, pasties, brats, and beer will follow at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds, M-35, Rock, MI. The event is co-sponsored by the Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion Post 559, non-profit service organizations.
Contact Information: Joan Kitiuk
Phone: 906-356-6505
Sep 5, 2015

6th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 6th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-236-2902
Sep 5, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 5 - 6, 2015

12th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Sep 5 - 7, 2015

44th Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Sep 6, 2015

Nahma Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more
Sep 6, 2015

17th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

Annual Events
02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Sep 7, 2015

Labor Day Festival

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum & Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming
The Labor Day Festival will be held in Ishpeming on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. The Festival will begin with a parade at 11:00 am, along Euclid Street, Main Street, Division Street and Lakeshore Drive. A picnic and rally from 12 noon to 4:00 pm will be at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage Theme Park) and the Lake Bancroft Park on Lakeshore Drive and Euclid Streets.



At the picnic, the cost of lunch tickets will be $6.00. The menu includes the following: your choice of a pasty or hot dogs, ice cream and pop. Tickets for adult beverages will be $3.00. Additional pop and water will be available for a $1.00.



The Picnic and Rally will include music by Low Street, speeches from elected officials, along with children’s activities. In addition, The Cliff Shaft volunteers will be providing free tours (donations will be accepted and are encouraged!) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for those that are interested in visiting the Museum.
Contact Information: Tony Ghiringhelli
Phone: 906-236-3889
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

7th 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 12, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 12 - 13, 2015

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 18 - 19, 2015

Munising Bay Classic Car Show

Annual Events
Location: Munising
This is a 2 day event . There will be a car cruise Friday Sept 18 th. @ 5 pm. Going through several small towns along lk superior and around beautiful Alger county ending at a country resort ,. All on paved roads. The following day Saterday Sept 19 th. , there will be a classic car show in down town Munising . With music , door prizes , bike give away for the kids , food and other activities. We have car guys comming from lower Mich , Wisconsin and Indiana . There are many other activities going on through out the Munising and surrounding area. Pictured rock boat cruises , glass bottom boat tour , the ripe tide ride . And more . Don't miss this great week end of fun for the whole family. This car show event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and our Vietnam Vets. You can follow us on our Facebook pg. munisingbaycruisers
Contact Information: Gary Bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 18 - 20, 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 19, 2015

Au Sable Day 2015

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 19, 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 19, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 20, 2015

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 25 - 27, 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 26, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 3, 2015

Fayette Historic State Park - Fall Fest

Annual Events
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, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 3, 2015

"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
Oct 10, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 11 - 17, 2015

National Wildlife Refuge Week

Annual Events
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 17, 2015

TV6 Harvest Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Kingsford High School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-202-1978
Nov 19, 2015

Annual Marquette Ladies Night

Annual Events
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.

Phone: (906) 228-9475
Nov 28, 2015

Old Fashion Christmas

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone
Contact Information: Amber Hanson
Phone: (906) 280-5169
Dec 4 - 6, 2015

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 5, 2015

NTN Annual Snowball

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
Contact Information: Nicole Dewald
Phone: 9062356861
Dec 12, 2015

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 31, 2015

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Annual Events
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 22 - 24, 2016

Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Annual Events
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
Feb 20 - 21, 2016

77th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2016 Will be the 77th 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!!
Apr 30, 2016

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
May 7, 2016

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

67th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

Annual Events
Location: Munising
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
May 6, 2017

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
May 6, 2017

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette