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.

 

Apr 29, 2017

Hermansville Hustle (5K Run & Walk)

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: North Central Elementary School, Hermansville
Phone: 213-340-0199
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
May 12 - 14, 2017

TV6 Mother's Day Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Phone: 906-202-1978
May 13, 2017

41st Annual Big Bay Relay

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Marquette to Big Bay
Big Bay Relay. Relay teams from Marquette to Big Bay. In the past the race has brought in 50+ teams comprised of elite runners to a team of friends that just like to get out and have an adventure together. Divisions include: All female, all male and mixed team divisions, as well as a junior division. Race begins at River Sports Complex, Marquette, and ends at Perkins Park, Big Bay.
Contact Information: Nicole DeWald
Phone: 906-235-6861
May 15, 2017

Sweetgrass 3 Man Senior Scramble

Annual Events
Location: SweetGrass Golf Course, Harris
May 29, 2017

Run For Joe 5K

Annual Events
Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
Jun 2 - 3, 2017

32nd Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jun 3, 2017

4th Annual Iron Range Roll

Annual Events
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.
Contact Information: Gabrielle Hansen
Phone: 612-360-9072
Jun 10 - 11, 2017

Pictured Rocks Days and Yoopers Ride Free Days

Annual Events
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 10 and 11 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 10 and 11 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 16, 2017

PMMF presents: Opera Scenes

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 16 - 18, 2017

2017 Great Lakes Rodeo

Annual Events
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 - 18, 2017

17th Annual Grand Marais Seaplane Splash-In on the Bay

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Grand Marais Pilots Association will host the 17th 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 17, 2017

5th Annual Scenic Shore Run/Walk

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Gladstone Senior Center, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-3844
Jun 18, 2017

PMMF presents: Opera Scenes

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 21, 2017

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 22, 2017

PMMF presents: Joshual Davis

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 23, 2017

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

Grand Marais Offshore Challenge Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Jun 24, 2017

7th Annual Northern Lights YMCA-UP Northwoods Triathlon

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Lake Antoine Park, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-4076
Jun 24, 2017

PMMF presents: Joshual Davis

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 24 - 26, 2017

Island Resort Championship LPGA Symetra Tour

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-GREEN
Jun 28, 2017

PMMF presents: Lake Effect Jazz Quintet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 28, 2017

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 30, 2017

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
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
Jul 1, 2017

PMMF presents: Lake Effect Jazz Quintet

Annual Events
03:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 3, 2017

Rock the Dock

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba
Live music, bounce houses, bungee jumps, food, etc.
Contact Information: Kim Peterson
Phone: 9067864141
Jul 4, 2017

Grand Marais Fourth of July Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Join us for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in beautiful Grand Marais! 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 15, 2017

5th Annual Red Earth Classic/Enduro

Annual Events
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 21 - 23, 2017

Fayette State Park - A Paranormal Event

Annual Events
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
Jul 22, 2017

32nd Annual Gwinn Fun Daze

Annual Events
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: 906-362-0202
Jul 22, 2017

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
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 28, 2017

16th Annual Blueberry Festival

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Jul 29 - 30, 2017

Outback Art Fair

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Aug 5, 2017

Rock the Dock

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba
Live music, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, food, etc.
Contact Information: Kim Peterson
Phone: 9067864141
Aug 5, 2017

42nd Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show

Annual Events
09:30 AM
Location: Ishpeming Elks Club, Ishpeming
Mineral Show Gem Show with dealers, demos, kids area, silent auction, and more.
Phone: 906-458-5534
Aug 10 - 13, 2017

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 11 - 13, 2017

36th 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 12, 2017

Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee to Marquette
Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic. 48 mile and 24 mile point-to-point mountain bike race in Marquette.
Contact Information: Nicole DeWald
Phone: 906-235-6861
Aug 12, 2017

Indian Lake State Park - Annual Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 05:15 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Join in on the all day fun of the Annual Fishing Tournament hosted by the Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book State Park. This tournament is open to all ages, there is a regsitration fee for adults, however, youth 14 years or under are free to participate, there will be prizes for winners of all classes. All fish must be checked by 5:15 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 5:30 p.m. Registration for the fishing tournament can be done at the campground host site, there will also be refreshements and hot dogs available all day.
Phone: 906-474-6983
Aug 12, 2017

Fayette Historic State Park - Fayette Heritage Day

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Celebrate the history of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting company town. Activities for the day include period displays, food, music, and a historic Base Ball game 1860's style (yes, you are invited to play!).
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Aug 12, 2017

16th Annual Buzz the Gut Car Show & Parade

Annual Events
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum, Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-1234
Aug 14 - 20, 2017

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 18 - 19, 2017

9th Annual Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon

Annual Events
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.

Aug 25 - 27, 2017

Harborfest 2017 - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Aug 26, 2017

Off the Vine 5k race/walk

Annual Events
Location: Bark River
5k run/ walk fundraiser by Heart of the North Lions Club, proceeds to Diabetes Awareness and other health related issues. Mixed terrain course to include the Bark River Off Road Race Track, pavement, and vineyard. Participants to receive appetizers and those 21 or over 2 free wine tastings.
Contact Information: Susan Anthony
Phone: 906-399-9212
Aug 28, 2017

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Sep 2, 2017

Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
ROCK LIONS ANNUAL LABOR DAY CELEBRATION features a parade starting at 11 a.m.; activities and games for the whole family; lots of food and drink; and all-day music.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Sep 2, 2017

8th Annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Run

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 8th 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, 2017

14th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2700
Sep 9, 2017

9th 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 11, 2017

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Sep 16, 2017

Paul Mitchell-XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Phone: 906-361-5111
Oct 7, 2017

5th Annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest

Annual Events
03:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Baraga Avenue, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Dec 8 - 10, 2017

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 16, 2017

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

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