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.

 

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

6th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

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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

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

Rock 150 5K Trail Run/Walk

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08:00 AM To 10:00 AM
Location: Rock
This is a 5K Trail Run/Walk around the beautiful woods and fields of Rock in celebration of Rock's 150th Anniversary! Medals given for top three participants in each category.
Contact Information: Becky Carey
Phone: 9063566420
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

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

17th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

Annual Events
02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Sep 6, 2015

Nahma Labor Day Celebration

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

Oktoberfest - Iron Mountain

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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 12, 2015

Just Cruizin Car Club "Automania" 2015 Car Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Classic Automobile, Truck & Motorcycle Show.Saturday, September 12,2015.New location-Dickinson County Fairground's in Norway, Mi.Show time 10:00 am.Trophies at 2:00 pm.Registration 9:00am. vehicle registration Fee: $10.00 (free spectator admission.)
Contact Information: Jeff
Phone: (906) 774-6599
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

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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

21st Annual XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Sep 19, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
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 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
Sep 26, 2015

Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: YMCA, Marquette
The Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, September 26 at Marquette YMCA, 1420 Pine Street, Marquette. More than 200 people are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a movement to reclaim the future for the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s including 180,000 Michiganders.
Contact Information: Rachel Schreiber
Phone: 2489961045
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 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 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
Oct 17, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: International Archaeology Day-Archaeology Fair

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Spend a fun afternoon learning all about archaeology. International Archaeology Day is celebrated throughout the world on this day. This Marquette fair will introduce youth and adults alike to archaeology through hands-on activities, dig site stories, interactive games and displays, and more. Local experts will be here to share their work (artifacts!) and expertise. See what is being discovered all around your Upper Peninsula region. Check out archaeologyday.org, where we are listed among fairs all over the World. Fair included with the cost of general admission. Museum admission prices: adults: $7, seniors: $6, students: $3, youth 12 and under: $2.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
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 21, 2015

15th Annual Holiday Art Sale

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-0472
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

Northern Michigan University Commencement

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

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba