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.

 

May 28 - 29, 2016

5th Annual Native American Festival

Festivals
Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Please join us as we celebrate our Native Heritage. This 5th Annual event will be hosted on the on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture. The festival schedule offers a variety of ceremonies, workshops, and traditional entertainment free of charge. Ojibwa artists will demonstrate the making of black ash baskets and the tanning of hide using traditional methods. Teachings will include topics like the significance of the sacred pipe, sacred medicines, and Ojibwa regalia.
Contact Information: Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Phone: 906-643-9161
Jun 4, 2016

Spring Fermentation Celebration

Festivals
01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Marquette Home Brewers club presents the first annual Spring Fermentation Celebration, a beer/wine/cider/mead fest with something for everyone. Tickets $40 in April, $45 in May, or $50 in June. Ticket price includes 15 beer/wine/mead/cider samples, two food tickets, and a commemorative pint glass. Ten Michigan breweries, two wineries, and a meadery will provide the fermented beverage selection. Extra tickets for beer or food can be purchased at the festival. A diverse menu of quality food provided by the Steinhaus focusing on locally-grown food when possible. Vegetarian/vegan options, barbecue choices, and a variety of meats and cheeses served as well as burgers, brats, fries, chicken, and more. Live music provided by two local bands. Takes place at the Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park in beautiful Marquette. Tickets are limited. Get yours quickly, this event is not one to be missed.
Contact Information: David Gill
Phone: 906-251-0545
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Ontonagon Copperfest

Festivals
Location: Ontonagon
Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2016

Norway 125 Summer Festival

Festivals
Location: Marion Park, Norway
The Norway 125 Summer Festival to celebrate Norway Michigan's quasquicentennial . The festival will be held at Marion Park and will be reminiscent of the Summerfest celebrations Marion Park held in the 1990's. In addition to musical entertainment on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, the festival will host a softball tournament, bounce houses/carnival type festivities, food & drink tents, softball, pole climbing & other tough competitions and much, much more! Plan to be in Dickinson County, Michigan next Summer for the Norway 125! Dates are June 30 - July 3, 2016. Music Lineup: Thursday: Warrant Friday: Saving Abel Saturday:John Michael Montgomery Sunday: Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw
Jul 1 - 4, 2016

Amasa 125th Celebration

Festivals
Location: Amasa
Jul 30, 2016

Marina Fest - Escanaba

Festivals
10:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
Aug 6 - 7, 2016

Artisans at the Forge at Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Festivals
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Iron Range artisans display and demonstrate traditional metalworking, woodworking, and textiles. Period music, food, demonstrations, old-fashioned children's games, and guided tours of the Carp River Forge historic site.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Aug 19 - 21, 2016

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
Aug 20, 2016

7th Annual Moosic & Arts Festival

Festivals
12:00 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Van Riper State Park will be hosting it's 7th Annual Moosic & Arts Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Whether coming out for the day or staying the weekend this is sure to be a great day for the whole family with musicians, artisans, pasty's, and a bounce house! If you are interested in participating as a musician or a vendor please contact the park, 906-339-4461
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 9 - 11, 2016

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for a weekend of SPOOKTACULAR good times! Friday night make BOO bread with the campground hosts, then join us in our pavilion for a Monster Mash dance. On Saturday there will be activities throughout the day, face painting (fee involved), a campsite decorating contest, and rounding out the evening will be trick or treating and our famous HAUNTED hike. Don't forget to join the hosts on Sunday morning to find out the winners of the site decorating contest. Detailed schedules will be available closer to the event date. Contact the park with any questions 906-339-4461
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 16 - 18, 2016

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival- 2nd Weekend

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Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for a weekend of SPOOKTACULAR good times! Friday night make BOO bread with the campground hosts, then join us in our pavilion for a Monster Mash dance. On Saturday there will be activities throughout the day, face painting (fee involved), a campsite decorating contest, and rounding out the evening will be trick or treating and our famous HAUNTED hike. Don't forget to join the host on Sunday morning to find out the winners of the site decorating contest. Detailed schedules will be available closer to the event date. Contact the park with any questions 906-339-4461
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 23 - 25, 2016

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival-3rd Weekend

Festivals
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for a weekend of SPOOKTACULAR good times! Friday night make BOO bread with the campground hosts, then join us in our pavilion for a Monster Mash dance. On Saturday there will be activities throughout the day, face painting (fee involved), a campsite decorating contest, and rounding out the evening will be trick or treating and our famous HAUNTED hike. Don't forget to join the host on Sunday morning to find out the winners of the site decorating contest. Detailed schedules will be available closer to the event date. Contact the park with any questions 906-339-4461
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 24, 2016

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Join us for a Fangtastic day at Brimley State Park's Harvest Festival! Events will be happening throughout the day including a pancake breakfast, pumpkin painting/carving, a chili cook-off, and of course a costume contest and trick or treating! After dark we will have a campsite decorating contest, you won't want to miss this event! Additional details will be available closer to the event date, you may contact the park at 906-248-3422
Contact Information: Corey Butcher
Phone: 906-248-3422
Sep 24, 2016

Oktoberfest

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11:00 AM
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie’s Oktoberfest will take place, starting at noon and continuing well into the night. Highlights include beer barrel relay races, a tug-o-war competition, and of course beer, bratwursts and other specialty foods and beverages. Restaurants and pubs including Moloney’s Alley, Soo Brewing Company, The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, the Satisfied Frog, Subway, Frank’s Place, and Zorba’s will be selling specialty food and beverages throughout the day, and providing outdoor seating. Oktoberfest will also include a farm and craft market, polka dance classes at the polka stage, and live music late into the night at the Soo Brewing Co., and Moloney’s Alley.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Oct 1, 2016

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Join us for a Fangtastic day at Brimley State Park's Harvest Festival! Events will be happening throughout the day including a pancake breakfast, pumpkin painting/carving, a chili cook-off, and of course a costume contest and trick or treating! After dark we will have a campsite decorating contest, you won't want to miss this event! Additional details will be available closer to the event date, you may contact the park at 906-248-3422
Contact Information: Corey Butcher
Phone: 906-248-3422
Oct 8, 2016

11th Annual UPtoberFest

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02:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba
UPtoberFest is the U.P.'s longest-running beer and wine festival, which is now in its 10th year! 100% of the proceeds benefit The United Way of Delta County.
Contact Information: Josh Marenger
Phone: 906-420-0779