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 17 - Sep 8, 2017

10th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Aug 23, 2017

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2017 is our 8th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 24-September 27, 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: 906-341-5010
Aug 25 - 27, 2017

Harborfest 2017 - Marquette

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

Off the Vine 5k race/walk

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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
Aug 30, 2017

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2017 is our 8th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 24-September 27, 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: 906-341-5010
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017

Dickinson County Fair

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11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 906-563-8840
Sep 1, 2017

8th Annual Kewadin Labor Day Weekend Car Show

Annual Events
02:00 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: Kewadin Casino, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5510
Sep 1 - 4, 2017

42nd Annual UP Steam and Gas Engine Show

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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.
Sep 2, 2017

Rock Lions 74th Annual Labor Day Celebration

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11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: 14454 Highway M35, Rock
The Rock Lions 74th annual Labor Day Celebration begins with the parade at 11 a.m. followed by games, concessions, and activities for all ages.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Sep 2, 2017

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

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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 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

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 2, 2017

Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration

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11:00 AM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
The 74th annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, September 2nd with the parade at 11am. The theme is “UP Summers”. Grand Marshals for this year’s parade are Jeff and Cheryl Patrick of Rock. Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories. $200 top prize. For Parade info call or text Carly Hansen (906) 399-7403. Following the parade there will be activities for all ages. Music, mechanical bull, bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoo, kids tractor pulls, horseshoe tournament, bingo and cowpie bingo, flea market, pasties, burgers, brats, and beer at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds. M-35, Rock, MI. Free vision screening for school-age children. The event is sponsored by the Rock Lions, a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.
Contact Information: Carly
Phone: 906-399-7403
Sep 2 - 4, 2017

46th Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Sep 3, 2017

14th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2700
Sep 3, 2017

Nahma Annual Lumber Days Celebration

Annual Events
11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more
Sep 4, 2017

Labor Day Festival

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ishpeming
On September 4th, the Marquette Alger Community Labor Council and U.P. Regional Labor Federation will host the 28th annual Labor Day Festival in Ishpeming. The event is for everybody! It gives all working men and women a chance to celebrate our achievements and walk in solidarity.



The Festival begins at 11:00 am with a PARADE along Euclid Street, Main Street, Division Street and Lakeshore Drive. This year’s Parade Marshall will be Carolyn Hietamaki, newly retired from MNA. After the parade, there will be a PICNIC and RALLY from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Bancroft Park on Lakeshore Drive and Euclid Streets. Lunch tickets are priced at $6, and will give attendees the choice of either a pasty or two hot dogs and chips, along with dessert and pop or milk. Tickets for adult beverages will also be available for $3 each. There will be music and plenty of children’s activities. In addition, the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum will be offering free tours from noon to 2 p.m.
Contact Information: Tony Ghiringhelli
Phone: (906) 236-3889
Sep 6, 2017

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2017 is our 8th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 24-September 27, 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: 906-341-5010
Sep 9, 2017

Just Cruizin' Car Club presents, "Automania" 2017 Car Show

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10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
"Automania 2017" features Classic Cars, trucks, motorcycles, antique tractors, swap meet, craft show vendors/flea market, food, music, prizes. Activities include: Slow Drag Race, Blower Belt Toss and the Time Challenge-Engine Blowup Car.
Contact Information: Event Information: Jeff
Phone: (906)774-6599
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 9, 2017

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 9 - 10, 2017

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 11, 2017

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Sep 13, 2017

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2017 is our 8th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 24-September 27, 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: 906-341-5010
Sep 16, 2017

Paul Mitchell-XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Phone: 906-361-5111
Sep 16, 2017

Ford Airport Day

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Ford Airport, Iron Mountain
Flights available in the Ford Tri-Motor; Young Eagle flights for Youth 8-17; car show; breakfast 8am-10am and lunch 11:30am-2pm.
Contact Information: Will Kroeger
Phone: 906-241-9070
Sep 16, 2017

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 16 - 17, 2017

Bay de Noc Kennel Club Fall Agility Trials

Annual Events
Location: Bay de Noc Kennel Club, Escanaba
Sep 20, 2017

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2017 is our 8th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 24-September 27, 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: 906-341-5010
Sep 23, 2017

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 23, 2017

Oktoberfest - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain
Join us for the Annual Oktoberfest! Enjoy German food, beer, activities, and more in the heart of our Downtown.
Phone: 906-774-8534
Sep 27, 2017

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2017 is our 8th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 24-September 27, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and 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: 906-341-5010
Sep 30, 2017

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 7, 2017

4th Annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest

Annual Events
03:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Baraga Avenue, Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Nov 17 - 18, 2017

Menominee Old World Christmas Market

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Location: Menominee
European-style holiday market. Two days. Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m. and Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For sale: decorations, gifts, holiday food, traditional crafts. Held in connection with Downtown Historic Waterfront District Open House. Sponsored by the Menominee Farm & Food Exchange.
Contact Information: Mary Johns
Phone: 715-923-2198
Dec 1, 2017

Annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade & Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: 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
Dec 31, 2017

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

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11:45 PM
Location: Downtown Marquette
Every New Year’s Eve the intersection of Washington St and Front St in Downtown Marquette becomes the location where locals and visitors to the area come together in a large crowd to welcome in the New Year. On the 12th strike an illuminated ball is lowered from the historic Savings Bank Building. This year will mark the 27th anniversary of the Downtown Marquette New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!
Phone: (906) 228-9475
May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Jun 18 - 24, 2018

Symetra Golf Tour Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
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