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.

 

Jan 19 - 20, 2018

150th Anniversary of Bishop Baraga's Death

Festivals
05:15 PM To 09:15 PM
Location: St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette
Join us in celebrating the life and commemorating the death of the Most Holy Venerable Bishop Baraga. Bishop Baraga was the 1st bishop in the diocese of Marquette who loved to serve, share Gods as well as being a faithful servant to Jesus Christ. We will have different presentations on his life, a snowshoe walk, and many other activities. There will also be activities for the children through out the day. For a full list of events please visit our website (www.bishopbaraga.org)
Contact Information: Len McKeen
Phone: 906-227-9117
Jan 26 - 27, 2018

Paradise Winter Carnival

Festivals
Location: Paradise
Embrace the snow and join us in a wide variety of winter activities: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Winter Swap Meet, Snow Sculpture Contest Snowshoe Softball, Guided Snowshoe Hikes, Lantern Cross-Country Ski Trails.
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266
Feb 3 - 4, 2018

Mackinac Island Winter Festival

Festivals
Location: Mackinac Island
Feb 24, 2018

Paradise Ice Festival

Festivals
Location: Paradise
includes Polar Plunge, Ice Swap Meet, Ice Fishing, Ice Sculpture, and Ice Safety, and community Chili Cook-Off Contest
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266
Feb 24, 2018

Millecoquins Lake Winter Carnival

Festivals
08:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Millecoquin Lake, Engadine
Annual Winter Carnival Event on Millecoquins Lake in Engadine, MI. Ice Fishing Contest, Polar Eagle Plunge, Big Mac and Cheese Cook Off, Photo Contest, Fish Decoy Competition, Snowshoe Hike, Concessions, Raffles, Games Inside and Outside.
Contact Information: Amy Petrie
Phone: 906-477-6592
Jun 17, 2018

Lilac Festival Grand Parade

Festivals
04:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Mackinac Island
The 70th annual Lilac Festival comes to a close on Mackinac Island with the Grand Parade.
Contact Information: Dominick Miller
Phone: 9068473328
Jul 21, 2018

St Ignace Fish Feast

Festivals
04:00 PM
Location: St Ignace Marina, St Ignace
Bring your appetite and your fun spirit to the St. Ignace Marina pier, where live music, food, and beverages are offered. They don't call us the 'Home of the Great Lakes Fish Fry' for nothing. Sample fish delicacies prepared by local restaurants, let the kids enjoy a variety of games, or try their luck at the Kid's Trout Fishing Pond. We have something for everyone! With our event being held on the city dock you are surrounded on three sides by the beautiful blue waters of Lake Huron, with Mackinac Island as a backdrop! We top it off with fireworks over the bay at dusk.

The Pub Runners will entertain you from 4:00-7:00pm, and the Whitmore 4 Band will get you rockin' from 7:00-10:00pm

Fireworks over Moran Bay at dusk!

All activities will take place in the St. Ignace Public Marina and on the City Dock. Admission is $5.00 per person, and FREE for children 12 years of age and under! Tickets can be purchased for food and drink.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Jul 21 - 27, 2018

350th Festival

Festivals
Location: Sault Ste. Marie
From July 21st to July 27th, come to downtown Sault Ste. Marie to help us celebrate 350th Fest! This event features food, kid and teen zones, military appreciation, historical information, cultural festivities, and other family events. Make sure you stop by to say, "hi," and participate in the activities!



We'll see you there!
Contact Information: Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Aug 17 - 19, 2018

Wild Blueberry Festival

Festivals
09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Whitefish Township Community Center, Paradise

Each year during the third weekend in August Paradise celebrates a part of their local heritage, wild blueberries. An art fair, strolling and stage entertainment, and wonderful local food are part of the festivities. The celebration also showcases informative programs of music, nature, and local history lore. Join us at the Arts and Crafts Fair, enjoy the unique entertainment, partake in the local food specialties, and enjoy the Blueberry Jamboree!

Contact Information: Sue Anway
Phone: 906-492-3776
Sep 29, 2018

2018 Oktoberfest

Festivals
11:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: Sault Ste. Marie
Since its revival in 2012, Oktoberfest has become a must-see event in Sault Ste. Marie! Get your fill of beer and bratwursts, along with other specialty foods and non-alcoholic beverages. Explore the farm and craft market, take part in a competition, dance at the polka stage, and enjoy live music long into the night at a variety of establishments. We hope to see you there!
Contact Information: Sault DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973