Michigan's Upper Peninsula Calendar of Events

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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.

 

Apr 28, 2018

Hermansville Hustle (5K Run & Walk) in memory of Sheila Sanville

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08:00 AM
Location: North Central Elementary School, Hermansville
Apr 28, 2018

Marquette YMCA Run/Walk 2018

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Location: YMCA of Marquette County
The course runs along beautiful Lake Superior, starting and finishing at the YMCA of Marquette County and promises to be a fun fitness event for the whole family. The event is open to all and includes a 10 mile, 10k, 5k and a 5K non competitive walk, one mile youth run and a toddler trot. Family fun, activities and refreshments will be provided throughout the morning. Registration for this event will be taken at either YMCA of Marquette County. For more information, please call or email Race Director, Jenna Zdunek, at 227.9622, jzdunek@ymcamqt.org. If you would like to volunteer, please call the YMCA 227.9622.
Contact Information: Jenna Zdunek
Phone: 9062279622
May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
May 11 - 13, 2018

TV6 Mother's Day Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Phone: 906-202-1978
May 12, 2018

Bay College Commencement

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Location: Escanaba
May 14, 2018

Sweetgrass 3 Man Senior Scramble

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Location: SweetGrass Golf Course, Harris
May 19, 2018

42nd Annual Big Bay Relay

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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.
May 19 - 20, 2018

Bay de Noc Kennel Club Dog Spring Agility Trials

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Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
May 19 - 20, 2018

Munising Trout & Salmon Fishing Tournament

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Location: Munising Bay, Munising
Phone: 906-387-3540
May 23, 2018

Manistique Farmers Market

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04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2018 is our 9th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 16-September 26, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. 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: 906-450-4240
May 26, 2018

Veteran Tribute Ride

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Location: Iron Mountain
Registration 8am-945am at Riverside Auto, Iron Mountain. Ride starts at Riverside Auto and ends at Veteran's Memorial on top of Pine Mounatain.
May 26, 2018

Escanaba Country Club 4-Person Mixed Scramble

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Location: Escanaba Country Club, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-4430
May 26 - 27, 2018

UPHA Horse Show

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Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
May 28, 2018

Run For Joe 5K

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Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 30, 2018

Manistique Farmers Market

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04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2018 is our 9th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 16-September 26, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. 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: 906-450-4240
May 31, 2018

13th Annual Cemetery Walk—WWI Remembered Offering two tours

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06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Park Cemetery, Marquette
Join us for the 13th annual cemetery walk marking the 100 anniversary of WWI. The powerful stories of the men and women who served should never be forgotten. Hear about Bill Gray who, was later well known as "Happy the Clown," Abraham Fleury who had erroneously been reported as dead, and many others. $5 suggested donation.
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jun 1 - 2, 2018

32nd Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run

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Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jun 2, 2018

5th Annual Iron Range Roll

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12:30 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Iron Ore Heritage Trail, Ishpeming to Mqt
The Iron Range Roll is a 16 mile point to point fun (but timed) race from Ishpeming to Marquette along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail (IOHT). This relay/run/bicycle event celebrates the heritage and recreational culture of Marquette County – all in the name of giving back to our community’s youth through the YMCA of Marquette County’s “Reach & Rise” youth mentoring program. Along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, from downtown Ishpeming to the iconic Ore Dock in Marquette, recreational and community enthusiasts of all ages will participate in a friendly timed downhill excursion on foot, bicycle, or as part of a relay team. Proceeds from the race will benefit the YMCA's Reach and Rise program.
Jun 2 - 3, 2018

Carney Roundup Rodeo

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Location: Nadeau Township Grounds, Carney
Phone: 906-639-2618
Jun 9, 2018

12th Annual Gathering of the Clans Powwow

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Location: Manistique Tribal Community Center, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-6993
Jun 9, 2018

Indian Lake Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 9 - 10, 2018

Pictured Rocks Days and Yoopers Ride Free Days

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10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park/Munising City Dock, Munising
Pictured Rocks Day Festival at Bayshore Park-Free and includes Bands, Vendors, Food, Nature Shows, Petting Zoo, Children's Activities, and More. Yoopers Ride Free provided by Pictured Rocks Cruises: If you are interested in taking the free cruise, live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and weather-permitting, cruises will depart every hour on the hour from the Munising City Pier on Saturday, June 9 and 10 starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 with a limit of 1,500 free tickets available per day. In order to obtain your free ticket, you must present in person a photo ID with an Upper Peninsula address at the Pictured Rocks Cruise ticket office those days. A child must be accompanied by a parent in the ticket office to receive a ticket.
Contact Information: Kathy Reynolds
Phone: 9063872138
Jun 11, 2018

Indian Lake 2-Man Senior Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 15, 2018

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 15 - 17, 2018

18th Annual Grand Marais Seaplane Splash-In on the Bay

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Location: Grand Marais
Grand Marais Pilots Association will host the 18th 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 15 - 17, 2018

2018 Great Lakes Rodeo

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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 16, 2018

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 16, 2018

7th Annual Scenic Shore Run/Walk

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10:00 AM
Location: Gladstone Senior Center, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-3844
Jun 16, 2018

Nahma Golf Course 2-Woman Scramble

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Location: Nahma Golf Course, Nahma
Phone: 906-644-2648
Jun 16 - 17, 2018

Escanaba Country Club Coonie Hogan 3-Man Scramble

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Location: Escanaba Country Club, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-4430
Jun 18, 2018

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Kingsford
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 18 - 24, 2018

Symetra Golf Tour Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass

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Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Jun 20, 2018

PMMF presents: A Taste of Carmen

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03:00 PM
Location: Iron Mountain High School, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 20, 2018

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 21, 2018

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

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07:30 PM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 22, 2018

PMMF presents: A Taste of Carmen

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07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 23 - 24, 2018

TCHA Open Horse Show

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Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jun 23 - 24, 2018

Indian Lake 4-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 24, 2018

43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Munising
The 43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race will be held Sunday June 24, 2018 in the picturesque town of Munising, Michigan, the gateway to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The race features a 1/2 marathon and 10k route that travel along a combination of paved roads and two-track trails. The race starts and ends in the heart of Munising at Bay Shore Park on the southern shores of Lake Superior. From the start you head west out of town on the road towards Tourist Park Campground, at which point you head south onto a two-track road that brings you up onto the hill that overlooks the west side of town. The 10k route cuts back down the hill towards town and Bay Shore Park while the 1/2 marathon continues atop the hill weaving through the surrounding forest until returning back to town down St. Martin's Hill. The 1/2 Marathon course continues across town to Cemetery Hill and tours through the east end of Munising until returning to Bay Shore Park.
Contact Information: Natalie Kentner
Phone: (906) 387-2820
Jun 25 - 30, 2018

Marquette Art Week

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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
Jun 30, 2018

Nahma Music Fest & 5K Walk/Run

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Location: Nahma
5 great bands, wonderful food, raffles, arts & Crafts and great adult beverages. This is our 6th Annual Musicfest and a great time will be had by all!
Contact Information: Laurie MacIntosh
Phone: 906-644-2486
Jul 11, 2018

Indian Lake State Savings Bank 2-Woman Golf Scramble

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 21, 2018

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

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07:00 AM
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.
Phone: 715-701-0360
Jul 26 - 28, 2018

59th Annual National Trapper's Association Convention and Outdoor Sport Show

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Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
The National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Sport Show is the largest trapping event in North America. It will bring between 6000 and 8000 trappers to the small town of Escanaba. If you have never attended a national convention, you will be amazed. Event will include vendors, demonstrations, classes, and youth activities. A special treat this year for outdoor enthusiasts are two very well-known outdoors-men that you won't want to miss! Tom Miranda from the Outdoor Channel’s "Territories Wild" will be at the convention as well as Marty Meierotto from the History Channel's "Mountain Men"!
Contact Information: Vickie Wright
Phone: (231) 907-0977
Jul 28 - 29, 2018

33rd Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

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Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 906-286-0234
Aug 2 - 5, 2018

2018 Menominee Waterfront Festival

Annual Events
Location: Menominee
Phone: 906-863-2656
Aug 4, 2018

Lake Antoine Classic 5-mile/15K

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09:00 AM
Location: Lake Antoine Park, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-776-5918
Aug 11, 2018

Kitchi Miniss Munising Annual Powwow

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Location: Bay Furnace Campground, Christmas
Phone: 906-387-2368
Aug 11, 2018

19th Annual 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 11 - 12, 2018

Bark River Sportsman Off-Road Races

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Location: Bark River International Speedway, Bark River
Aug 13, 2018

Indian Lake 3-Woman Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Aug 13 - 19, 2018

UP State Fair

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Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 27, 2018

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Sep 1, 2018

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 2, 2018

14th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2700
Sep 2, 2018

Nahma Annual Lumber Days Celebration

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11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more
Sep 7 - 9, 2018

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Fantastic good times are sure to ensue during Harvest Festival... don't forget we have one more weekend of frightful fun to go! Friday night make boo-bread with the campground hosts, then join us in our pavilion for a Monster Mash dance. On Saturday there will be a silent auction, face painting (fee involved), wagon ride, games and crafts, campsite decorating, and rounding out the evening will be trick or treating and our infamous haunted hike. Don't forget to join the hosts on Sunday morning to find out the winners of the site decorating contest. Detailed schedules will be available closer to the event date. If you are interested in camping reservations can be made at www.midnrreservations.com or by calling 1-800-447-2757
Contact Information: Debra Gill
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 8, 2018

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 8 - 9, 2018

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 8 - 9, 2018

2018 Annual Loose Moose & Mini Moose Enduro

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Location: Marquette
Sep 14 - 16, 2018

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

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Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for a weekend of spooktacular good times during a weekend of Harvest Festival. Friday night make boo-bread with the campground host, then join us in our pavilion for a Monster Mash dance. On Saturday there will be a silent auction, face painting (fee involved), wagon ride, games and crafts, campsite decorating, and rounding out the evening will be trick-or-treating and our infamous haunted hike. Don't forget to join the hosts on Sunday morning to find out the winners of the site decorating contest. Detailed schedules will be available closer to the event date.
Contact Information: Debra Gill
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 15, 2018

Indian Lake Jack Pine Open Golf Tournament

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Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 15, 2018

XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

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08:00 AM
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Phone: 906-361-5111
Sep 15, 2018

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 15 - 16, 2018

Fayette State Park - A Paranormal Event

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09:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Have you ever wondered what a ghost hunter does? Does the thought of apparitions give you a chill or a sense of wonder? Ever wondered what it's like to be a member of a paranormal team and participate in a real investigation? This is your chance! Join us at Fayette Historic State Park for two full days & nights of unearthly surprises and learning..... if you dare! For questions regarding this event please contact the park at 906-644-2603
Contact Information: Randy Brown
Phone: 906-644-2603
Sep 16, 2018

Delta County Century Ride

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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
Sep 18, 2018

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

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Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Sep 22, 2018

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

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08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 29, 2018

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Dec 7 - 9, 2018

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 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