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 7 - 8, 2015

Mackinac Island Winter Festival

Location: Mackinac Island
May 23 - 24, 2015

4th Annual Native American Festival

Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Please join us as we celebrate our Native Heritage. This 4th 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 12 - 14, 2015

Michigan Lighthouse Festival

Location: St Ignace
New Event in 2015…featuring the Wawatam Lighthouse in St. Ignace! SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS: June 12, 2015 Friday 10am (Little Bear East Arena, St. Ignace) Bruce Lynn-Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (no admission fee) June 13, 2015 Saturday 10am (Little Bear East Arena, St. Ignace) Terry Pepper-Great Lake Lighthouse Keeper’s Association (no admission fee) June 13, 2015 Saturday 7pm (Little Bear East Arena) Rick Mixter and Dan Hall presenting “THE STORM” ($20 per ticket per person) Save this date! More information will be available soon!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 906-643-8717
Jul 2 - 4, 2015

International Food Festival

Location: Marquette
International Food Festival at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette. Fun, food and music.
Jul 18, 2015

St Ignace Fish Feast

04:00 PM To 11:00 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 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 in the Kid’s Trout Fishing Pond. We top it off with fireworks over the bay at dusk.

Some of the things you will enjoy are: Fish delicacies plus other great food! Fisherman’s Memorial Ceremony, Beer & Wine tent. Kids games & fishing pond. Gyotaku t-shirt booth, Music provided by The Pub Runners from 6-9pm. SoundWave Music will provide DJ service before and after the band. Fireworks over Moran Bay at dusk.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-643-8717
Aug 1, 2015

Bayside Music Festival

05:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: St Ignace Marina, St Ignace
Get ready to listen or dance in downtown St. Ignace, when music will dazzle the crowds and keep the light-a-foot busy. Family games, a beer and wine tent, food concessions and more are available as the live music plays on. It’s all happening on the marina dock, with fireworks on display at dusk.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 906-643-8717
Aug 20 - 23, 2015

St Ignace History Week

Location: St. Ignace
St. Ignace is calling you home….. Whether you’ve been a life-long resident or not, St. Ignace area heritage and family is the focus of History Week. Established in 1671, St. Ignace is more than 340 years old. Whether you are a life-long resident, have relocated away from this area, or an occasional visitor, St. Ignace carries your spirit here and you are considered part of our community. History-related and genealogy activities at Fort de Buade, the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and regular weekly St. Ignace events will be held throughout the week.
Phone: 906-643-8717
Aug 21 - 23, 2015

Wild Blueberry Festival

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 26, 2015


10:00 AM
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie’s 13th annual 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 DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973
Jul 1 - 4, 2016

Amasa 125th Celebration

Location: Amasa