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 9, 2014

Copper Country Festa Italiana

11:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Houghton County Arena, Hancock
You don't have to be of Italian heritage to join us for our first Copper Country Festa Italiana, a day filled with traditional fun and food. Music for almost every taste and contests will entertain you. Admission is $5.00 for 12 years of age and over. Food and beverages will be available for sale by local vendors on site. A Bocce Tournament will be held on the ball diamond at the same location. For more information, please check out our Facebook page (Copper Country Festa Italiana 2014) or email Deborah Mann. Come join us!
Contact Information: Deborah Mann
Phone: 920-285-4402
Aug 9, 2014

MelFest Bike Show

Location: American Legion Post 291, Lake Linden
An annual event in memory of a fallen Vietnam Vet. Event has live music throughout the day, food and beverages. There will also be a motorcycle bike show. Free rustic camping on site.
Contact Information: Don Belanger
Phone: 956-358-3431
Aug 14 - 17, 2014

Gogebic County Fair

Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Contact Information: Tina Romosz, Secretary
Phone: 906-663-4045
Aug 15 - 17, 2014

Wild Blueberry Festival

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 16, 2014

Van Riper State Park - 5th Annual Moosic & Arts Festival

12:00 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for our 5th Annual Moosic & Arts Festival to enjoy the sounds of local musicians and products made by local artisans.
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Aug 17 - 23, 2014

Art Symposium and Community Art Festival

Location: Centennial Hall, Ewen
Please join us at Centennial Hall on August 23rd from noon until five for an art exhibition, metal casting, ceramics raku firing, local artist vendors, and more! The festival is free, to cast your own metal tile or fire a raku pot is $20. Thanks to our sponsors! State Bank of Ewen, Settler’s Credit Union, Ewen Building Supply, Settlers Coop, A&A Hardware, Char’s Restaurant, Brambleberry Quilters, White Tail Tire, Mcmillan Township, Twilly’s Sports Bar and Grill, South Branch Saloon, Logger’s Alley, Borseth Insurance, Al and Colleen Britton, Greg and Sue Herfindahl Also funded by grants from the Pollination Project and Awesome Without Borders, Harnisch Foundation
Contact Information: Margaret Coleman
Phone: 906-988-2026
Aug 29, 2014

Michigan Beer Fest

Location: Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville
Aug 31, 2014

Miners Day Family Picnic & Pie Social

11:00 AM
Location: Iron County Historical Museum, Caspian
Phone: 906-265-2617
Oct 2 - 4, 2014

Stal-Fest Fall Festival

Location: Stalwart
Oct 4, 2014

Fayette Historic State Park - Fall Fest

Location: Fayette Historic Townsite, Garden
Activities 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. This year's theme is: Still to be determined!
Phone: 906-644-2603
Oct 18, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: International Archaeology Day Family Fair

12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Spend a fun afternoon learning all about archaeology. This Family Fair will introduce youth and adults to archaeology through hands-on activities, storytelling, games and displays. Local experts will be here to share their work (artifacts!) and expertise. Come discover archaeology throughout the whole museum on this day, through our galleries and many interactive fair booths. Some activities include: Displays of artifacts both old and “new” and the stories behind them, learn about local sites and identifying, play hands-on games and challenge puzzles, explore myths and legends that have some basis in research, make your own pictograph and a clay pot, win prizes, enjoy the museum galleries. Fair included with the cost of admission. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Betsy Rutz
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 1 - 4, 2016

Amasa 125th Celebration

Location: Amasa