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.

 

Aug 21 - 23, 2014

4th Annual Harbor Fest - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

Thursday night is the 4th annual waterfront gala, Friday is the concert on the harbor and Saturday is a family fun day.

Aug 22 - 23, 2014

3rd Annual Suicide Mud Plunge 5K Adventure

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Suicide Ski Bowl, Negaunee
Website: www.gincc.org

 

Phone: 906-486-1111
Aug 23, 2014

19th Annual Delta County Jaycees Duck Races/Run, Walk or Waddle

Annual Events
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2014

104th Annual Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Aug 29 - 30, 2014

SCCC Motorcycle Show - Manistique

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 05:30 PM
Location: Manistique

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2014 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
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

39th 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
Aug 30, 2014

Rock Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
The LABOR DAY CELEBRATION IN ROCK, presented by the Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion Post 559, will take place on Saturday, August 30th at the Rock Lions Club on M-35 in Rock, MI. Enjoy the parade at 11 a.m., Bingo at 12 Noon, and concessions and games on the Midway. Raffle drawing at 5 p.m. WANT TO JOIN THE PARADE? Call Kathy at 906-359-4835. The Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion are non-profit, service organizations.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Aug 30, 2014

5th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 5th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-360-4930
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Grand Marais Triathlon Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual Marquette Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Annual Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

43rd Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Aug 31, 2014

16th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

Annual Events
02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Aug 31, 2014

Wells State Park - Cedar River Bridge Walk

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Cedar River Bridge Walk, anyone? Wells State Park hosts their annual bridge walk at Cedar River State Harbor (near Wells State Park) to provide support to the local volunteer fire department. Come out to support these brave individuals! Activities will follow the bridge walk at Cedar River.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

Annual Events
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.

Contact Information: Mona Lang
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual Dickinson County Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
11:15 AM
Location: City Park, Iron Mountain
Contact Information: Carole Waitrovich & Tina Tappy
Phone: 906-396-7819
Sep 6 - 7, 2014

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 9, 2014

United Way Soup'r Chili Challenge

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3736
Sep 12 - 13, 2014

Wells State Park - 2nd Annual Yooper Days

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Are you a "Yooper"? Attend the annual Yooper Days at Wells State Park and you'll start to feel like one! Some activities include: scavenger hunt, chili cook-off, wagon rides, photo booth, bonfire and the crowning of the Yooper King and Queen (based on most "yooper-like" appearance)! What a way to spend the final days of summer. Schedule your camping trip today!
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 12 - 13, 2014

20th Annual XTERRA Marquette Off-Road Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Tourist Park, Marquette
Phone: 906-362-8979
Sep 13, 2014

Indian Lake Three-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 13, 2014

7th Annual Great Lakes Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 012:00 PM
Location: Marquette

Great Lakes Recovery Centers invites you to join us for the 7th Annual “Great Lakes Race” 10k Run and 5k Walk that focuses on supporting recovery treatment services for addiction and behavioral health concerns. The run/walk will take place on Saturday September 14, 2013. The start and finish is located in the Lakeshore Parking Lot Lakeshore BLVD & Spring Street in downtown Marquette. This event is open to the public with registration beginning at 8:00 am and the race starts at 9:00 am. Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for teens (13-17) and $5.00 for youth (0-12). All proceeds go toward our continued effort to provide vital addiction and behavioral health treatments services to members of our community.

Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 2014

TV6 Harvest Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Ice Arena, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-387-5411
Sep 13, 2014

Off The Vine 5k Run/Walk

Annual Events
06:30 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Bark River
5k run/walk combines trails and road. The last mile of the race is through the Northern Sun Vineyard right before harvest. All participants will receive a t-shirt, finish line food and beverages, and awards based on placement. Participants over the age of 21 will be treated to samples of Northern Sun Wines. Socializing after the event is encouraged
Contact Information: Gina Zanon
Phone: 906-789-1296
Sep 13, 2014

Great Lakes Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Great Lakes Recovery Centers will be holding their 7th Annual Great Lakes Race on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Great Lakes Race takes place at the Lakeshore Parking Lot on the corner of Lakeshore Blvd and Spring Street in Marquette. Participants can choose between a 5K walk or a 10K run with registration starting at 8AM and the race starting at 9AM. Entry fees are as follows: Youth (0-12) $5, Teen (13-17) $10, Adult (18+) $20, UPRRC members receive a $2 discount. Registration gets you a t-shirt, light refreshments, and a chance to win door prizes. Proceeds benefit the GLRC Foundation that supports treatment and prevention services for substance abuse and mental health disorders in the UP. Contact Andy Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.com to register early.
Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 2014

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 13, 2014

Munising Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Munising City Park, Munising
Phone: 906-387-5475
Sep 18, 2014

Hockey on Third Parade

Annual Events
05:30 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 19 - 21, 2014

US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Weekend & National Ski Jumpers Reunion

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-6323
Sep 20, 2014

Run for the Hills 5K Escanaba

Annual Events
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Phone: 906-428-2000
Sep 20, 2014

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 20, 2014

Au Sable Day 2014

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 20, 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, 2014

Out of the Darkness - Marquette County Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Ishpeming
Support the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on September 20th in Ishpeming, MI. Proceeds will benefit local suicide prevention efforts and national advocacy and awareness programs. The walk will be held at Al Quaal Recreational Area pavilion. Activities start at 9am, walk begins at 10am. The event includes T-shirts, a memory table, balloon release, and light refreshments. To preregister and form or join a team please visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/marquette or contact Andrew Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.org or 228-9699 xt. 1010.



Stick around after the walk for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, pot-luck lunch and solidarity stroll at the Al Quaal Lodge at the end of the road just east of the Pavilion. Call 360-7107 for details!
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 21, 2014

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 26 - 27, 2014

NMU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Marquette

Join NMU and the Marquette community on Third Street for the parade and cheer on the NMU football team as they play Saturday in the Superior Dome. Check out www.nmu.edu/alumni for a list of events for you and your family.

Contact Information: Robyn Stille
Phone: 906-227-2627
Sep 27, 2014

Harvest on Hughitt/Oktoberfest

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain

Harvest on Hughitt is downtown Iron Mountain's Fall festival.

Phone: (906) 774-8530
Sep 27, 2014

Xterra Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette

Challenging terrain and scenic vistas, Top of the World and Bareback Mountain offer premiere trail running courses for the Half-Marathon, 5k and 1k kids' race. Kids race for free.

Sep 27, 2014

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ - Marquette County

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Marquette YMCA, Marquette

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.

Contact Information: Ruth
Phone: 906-228-3910
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Grand Slam Fall Classic

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Sports Park, Gladstone

5K walk/run, 10K

Oct 4, 2014

UPDSA's 4th Annual Buddy Walk

Annual Events
10:30 AM To 02:30 PM
Location: Escanaba Senior High School, Escanaba

This is the Upper Peninsula Down Syndrome Associations only yearly fund raiser. Join us for a fun family event including a bounce house & slide for the children along with face painting and clowns making balloon animals. For the adults there are bucket raffles, 50/50 drawing and silent auction items. For everyone there will be a one mile awareness walk at 1:00pm, and lunch is included with registration. Adults (15 & up) $15, youth (4-14) $10, 3 and under are free. T-shirts are provided on a first come first serve basis. Print registration forms at facebook.com/UPDSA, request a form at updownsyndrome@gmail.com, or call Lourie 233-1482 or Cindy 786-2681

Contact Information: Lourie Schuenke
Phone: 906-233-1482
Oct 10 - 12, 2014

Leif Erikson Fall Festival

Annual Events
Location: Norway
Website: norwaymi.com
Contact Information: Barb Thorne
Phone: 906-282-4426
Oct 11, 2014

Silver Creek Zombie Trail Run

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-249-5437
Oct 17 - 19, 2014

NMU Family Weekend 2014

Annual Events
Location: Northern Michigan University, Marquette

NMU Family Weekend is a time for you to feel a part of your student's college experience at Northern Michigan University. The schedule of events includes a variety of activities for your family to enjoy and it also allows for informal time with your son or daughter.

Phone: 906-227-2439
Oct 25 - 26, 2014

13th Annual Bay de Noc Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba

Sponsored by the Bay de Noc Kennel Club

Nov 1, 2014

9th Annual Daily News Big Holiday Craft Show

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Kingsford High School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-774-2772
Nov 7, 2014

Escanaba Rotary Vino at the Casino

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Contact Information: Cheryl
Phone: 906-786-9212
Nov 8, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Museum After Dark

Annual Events
07:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
A weird and wonderful family adventure and each year has a different theme. Yes,

exhibits do come to life after dark! Bring your flashlight for our third after dark adventure. You will have encounters with historical figures, see rare artifacts and hunt for others, become a part of history – put on a costume and have your photo taken, snacks and unique activities. Full of surprises. Designed for ages 7 and up. Visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Nov 8 - 9, 2014

Marquette County Quilters' Association Annual Quilt Show

Annual Events
Location: Great Lakes Rooms, University Center, Marquette

Quilts of all sizes will be on display and for sale. Other items such as quilted handbags, table runners, and hand painted quilt art will be on sale as well.
This event is free to the public.

Contact Information: Karen Sanford
Phone: 906-249-9005
Nov 13, 2014

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.

Contact Information: Emily Lanctot
Phone: (906) 228-9475
Nov 13, 2014

Girls Night Out - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
05:00 PM
Location: Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-8530
Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 12, 2015

Fall Student Exhibit at Bay West

Annual Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Dec 5 - 7, 2014

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: 906-475-4161
Dec 13, 2014

NMU Commencement

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Website: www.nmu.edu
Dec 31, 2014

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 23 - 25, 2015

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 5 - 8, 2015

Michigan Ice Fest

Annual Events
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising
Ice Climbing at it's best. If you are a novice or an expert, this is one event you do not want to miss.
Phone: 906-226-7112
Feb 19 - 23, 2015

UP 200 and Midnight Run

Annual Events
Location: Marquette to Grand Marais

The UP200 is one of America's premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The UP200 is an Iditarod qualifying race.






Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically challenging trail.






The JackPine 30 rounds out the weekend’s fun with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint from Gwinn, Michigan to Marquette.













Feb 20 - 22, 2015

76th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2015 Will be the 76th 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 17, 2015

19th Annual NMU Jazz Festival

Annual Events
Location: Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Jul 5 - 11, 2015

2015 Negaunee Pioneer Days

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee
Aug 17 - 23, 2015

UP State Fair

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba