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.


Feb 24, 2018

Flannel Fest

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
Last year the U.P. won Duluth Trading Company's "Most Flannel City in America Contest". We think this is is an honor to celebrate. We are kicking off the first of what we hope will be an annual festival for our community. So, put on your best flannel and join us for a night of fun, food, beer and music from Sit Down Francis.
Contact Information: Kate Oman
Phone: (906) 786-3833
Feb 24, 2018

25th Annual Trenary Outhouse Classic

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Location: Trenary
Contestants build outhouses out of wood or cardboard and mount the structures on a pair of skis. The object is to be the fastest two-person team to push an outhouse 500 feet down the street. Registration through 1:00 p.m. Race, 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 906-446-3210
Mar 3, 2018

Keyes Peak Winterfest

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Keyes Peak, Florence, WI
Phone: 715-528-5999
Mar 3, 2018

Valley Spur Taste & Glide

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Valley Spur Ski Trails, Munising
Skiiers and snow shoers will go from table to table on the trails enjoying delicious goodies provided by Sydney's Restraunt. Participates can also enjoy great selections of food in the lodge along with music.
Contact Information: Peggy Carberry
Phone: 906-387-3690
Mar 18, 2018

Marquette Polar Plunge 2018

Annual Events
02:15 PM
Location: Marquette Mountain, Marquette
Phone: 989-774-3911
Mar 24, 2018

25th Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Traditional Pow Wow

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Armory, Marquette
The Native American Student Association at NMU proudly presents, for it's 25th anniversary, the "Learning to Walk Together" traditional pow wow at a NEW LOCATION: the Marquette Commons. Grand entries at noon and 6pm, feast will still be held at the Jacobetti Copmlex on NMU's campus.
Contact Information: Suzette LaCasse
Phone: 9062271397
Apr 6 - 8, 2018

Kiwanis Home & Garden Show and Pancake Days

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-1507
May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
May 19, 2018

42nd 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.
Jun 18 - 24, 2018

Symetra Golf Tour Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Jun 24, 2018

43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race

Annual Events
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

Annual Events
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
Jul 28 - 29, 2018

33rd Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Annual Events
Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 906-286-0234
Aug 11, 2018

19th Annual 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 11 - 12, 2018

Bark River Sportsman Off-Road Races

Annual Events
Location: Bark River International Speedway, Bark River
Aug 13 - 19, 2018

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 16, 2018

Delta County Century Ride

Annual Events
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
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