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 26 - 27, 2018

7th Annual Native American Festival

Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace
Please join us as we celebrate our Native Heritage. This 6th 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
May 31 - Jun 3, 2018

3rd Annual Aldo Leopold Festival

Location: Les Cheneaux Islands
Les Cheneaux welcomes you to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold — one of America’s most influential naturalists — during a weekend long festival. Activities include paddling excursions, an award winning documentary showing, orchid and wildflower tours, birding trips, community picnic, triathlon, geology talk and lime stone quarry tour, fly fishing demonstration and many other and Leopold-related activities. Come experience the woods and water that formed Leopold’s early impressions of the natural world as we honor the he mark he made on conservation and the environment.
Contact Information: Caroline
Phone: 9064841333
Jul 7 - 8, 2018

Bass Festival

Location: Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-396-5854
Jul 18 - 21, 2018

Festival Ironwood

Location: Historic Downtown Ironwood
Calling all people who have ever Lived, Visited or Plan to Visit Ironwood. Come celebrate with us for a 4 day weekend in Historic Downtown Ironwood! Festival Ironwood includes Music, Markets, Fun, Food, History and much more. Visit Ironwood during our happiest week and see what this small town and area has to offer. Plan your trip today!
Contact Information: Tim Erickson
Phone: (906) 932-1122
Jul 20 - 27, 2018

350th Festival

Location: Aune-Osborn Park, Sault Ste. Marie
From July 20th to July 27th, come to 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! From the 20th to the 22nd, there will be festival activities at Aune-Osborn Park, and from the 23rd to the 27th there will be miscellaneous events happening throughout town that will be related to this event. We'll see you there!
Contact Information: Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Jul 21, 2018

St Ignace Fish Feast

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
Aug 4, 2018

Erickson Center for the Arts 1st Annual 906 Festival

11:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
The ECA is very excited to announce we are bringing a NEW festival to Curtis! Our hope for the “906 Festival” is to offer Curtis, surrounding communities, and visitors to our area a fun, family-friendly event that celebrates OUR HOME, the Upper Peninsula! Our festival will include U.P. food, beer and wine, art and retail vendors and entertainment acts, fun games and activities for both kids and adults, non-profit organization booths, demonstrations, and more! U.P. culture and traditions will be center stage at the “906 Festival” at the ECA! We cordially invite you to join us at our new festival as a vendor!
Contact Information: Rachel Bonacorsi
Phone: 9065869974
Aug 9 - 12, 2018

Gogebic County Fair

Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Phone: 906-663-4045
Aug 17 - 19, 2018

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
Aug 24 - 26, 2018

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

01:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex, Ontonagon
A day of eclectic, high energy music featuring 2 stages and a busking barn.
Contact Information: Linda Kermeen
Phone: 906-884-2653
Sep 29, 2018

2018 Oktoberfest

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
Oct 6, 2018

Fayette State Park - 13th Annual Fall Fest

11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Join us for our 13th Annual Fayette Fall Fest! Activities will include hay rides, Halloween style fun, campsite decorating and kid's activities – that adults will enjoy, too!! All campers and day visitors are welcome to join in on the fun. Campers-don't forget goodies for the trick or treaters on Saturday! Camping reservations can be made at www.midnrreservations.com or by calling 1-800-447-2757, up to 6 months in advance. For additional event details, please call 906-644-2603!
Contact Information: Randy Brown
Phone: 906-644-2603
Oct 12 - 14, 2018

Fall on the Island Festival

Location: Drummond Island
Every autumn, nature puts on a brilliant show of color on Drummond Island. From bright yellows to vibrant reds, the leaves transform the landscape, showing off their rich and intense hues. Every year people flock here to take in the fall foliage, to catch a glimpse of nature's splendor. Now they come not only for the colors -they come for the Festival too! join us on the Island the second weekend in October every year for one of the largest Fall Festivals in the EUP! Enjoy incredible food local restaurants and listen to a talented line-up of musicians while sipping one of the tasty craft beers from Lily's Seafood & Brewery of Royal Oak. Come for the colors -stay for the fun! Entertainment for the entire family!
Contact Information: Drummond Island Tourism Association
Phone: 906-493-5245
Jan 25 - 26, 2019

2019 Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie, MI
If you are looking for a thrilling event that will send chills down your spine, we have found it for you! In January, an ice carving challenge will be brought to town. Join us throughout the day to witness some amazing pieces of ice art being sculpted right before your eyes. On Saturday, come see Ice Wars in the Farmers' Market!
Contact Information: Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366