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 24 - 27, 2017

Gogebic County Fair

Festivals
Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Phone: 906-663-4045
Aug 25, 2017

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Festivals
01:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex
A day of eclectic, high energy music featuring 2 stages and a busking barn.
Contact Information: Linda Kermeen
Phone: 906-884-2653
Aug 26, 2017

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Festivals
11:30 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex
A full day of lively, eclectic music featuring 2 stages and a busking barn.
Contact Information: Linda Kermeen
Phone: 906-884-2653
Aug 27, 2017

RadTour Marquette

Festivals
10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Join us on the 35-mile friendly yet adventurous RadTour Marquette Route traversing West of Marquette, Michigan to the town of Ishpeming. This year we are excited to announce a new partnership. In addition to stoping at Partridge Creek Farm we will be joining forces them and celebrating local food and healthy communities in conjunction with the Partridge Creek Farm Harvest Festival. This means twice the fun and food all rolled up into one farm with plenty of fermentations to choose from. The bike route starts and ends in Marquette with a Harvest Festival sandwiched between easy rolling on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Bike out to the farm and eat delicious local food prepared by rockstar chefs.
Contact Information: Audrey Wiedemeier
Phone: 5154501651
Sep 2, 2017

Erickson Center for the Arts Art on the Lake Art and Music Festival

Festivals
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
The Erickson Center for the Arts proudly presents the 18th Annual Art on the Lake Art and Music Festival, Saturday, September 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Erickson Center Park in beautiful Curtis, Michigan. This event is fun for all ages and includes a variety of food vendors, live music acts, over 40 booths featuring unique, handcrafted art, a silent auction, a children’s parade and children’s art project. Vote for the People’s Choice Award in the 9th Annual Photo Contest. Enjoy musical performances by the Hozz and The Flying Latini Brothers. Admission for this event is just $1.00. No pets please. For more information please visit the Erickson Center for the Arts website or Facebook page or call 906.586.9974.
Contact Information: Rachel Bonacorsi
Phone: (906)586-9974
Sep 3, 2017

Nahma Lumber Days Celebration

Festivals
Location: Nahma Township Hall & Grounds, Nahma
Sep 4, 2017

Labor Day Festival

Festivals
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum & Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming
THE 28th Annual LABOR DAY FESTIVAL **Bridging Generations of Labor** Sponsored by the Marquette Alger Community Labor Council & U.P. Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO September 4, 2017 ISHPEMING, MI Parade Start – 11:00 AM Euclid Street, Main Street, Division Street and Lakeshore Drive Picnic – 12 noon to 4:00 pm LAKE BANCROFT PARK & CLIFF’S SHAFT MUSEUM FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, SPEAKERS GAMES FOR KIDS
Contact Information: Tony Ghiringhelli
Phone: 906-236-3889
Sep 8 - 10, 2017

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for a weekend of sppoktacular good times during our first weekend of Harvest Festival... don't forget we have two more weekends of frightful fun to go! 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 face painting (fee involved), wagon ride, games and crafts, campsite decorating, 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.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State.



For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Contact Information: Debra Gill
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 15 - 17, 2017

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for a weekend of spooktacular good times during the second weekend of our Harvest Festival. 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 face painting (fee involved), wagon ride, games and crafts, campsite decorating, 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.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State.



For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Contact Information: Debra Gill
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 22 - 24, 2017

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us for a weekend of spooktacular good times during our final Harvest Festival weekend! 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 face painting (fee involved), wagon ride, games and crafts, campsite decorating, 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.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State.



For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Contact Information: Debra Gill
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 23, 2017

Oktoberfest - Sault Ste Marie

Festivals
11:00 AM
Location: Downtown 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: The Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Sep 30, 2017

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Don't miss out on another great Harvest Festival at Brimely State Park, events will include a pancake breakfast and the only cost is either a monetary donation to the Friends Group or a non-perishable food donation for a local organization. We will also feature candy bar bingo, a chili cook-off, pumpkin carving/painting, and trick-or-treating. Non-campers are welcome to participate in all events, for the trick-or-treating activity they are encouraged to bring a donation of candy to the Campground Host site which will be distributed during the trick-or-treating event. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State. For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Contact Information: Corey Butcher
Phone: 906-248-3422
Oct 7, 2017

Fayette State Park - 12th Annual Fall Fest

Festivals
11:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Join us for our 12th 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 7, 2017

Baraga County Beer Fest

Festivals
01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Waterfront Park, L'Anse
Phone: 906-353-8808
Oct 7, 2017

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Don't miss out on another great Harvest Festival at Brimely State Park, events will include a pancake breakfast and the only cost is either a monetary donation to the Friends Group or a non-perishable food donation for a local organization. We will also feature candy bar bingo, a chili cook-off, pumpkin carving/painting, and trick-or-treating. Non-campers are welcome to participate in all events, for the trick-or-treating activity they are encouraged to bring a donation of candy to the Campground Host site which will be distributed during the trick-or-treating event. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State. For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Contact Information: Corey Butcher
Phone: 906-248-3422
Oct 13 - 15, 2017

Fall on the Island Festival

Festivals
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 from our area restaurants and listen to a talented line-up of musicians while sipping one of the tasty craft beers from Lily's Seafood Grill & Brewery of Royal Oak. Come for the colors - stay for the fun! Entertainment for the entire family!
Contact Information: Drummond Island Tourism Association
Phone: 9064935245
Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Spectacle

Festivals
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Washington Street, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces the 2017 Halloween Spectacle. On Saturday, October 29, an alchemy of pageantry, music, theater, and dance will ignite the 100 Block of West Washington Street from 6-8 PM. Community members will be able to walk through interactive performances fit for all ages are encouraged to don their favorite costumes for the night. A special opening ceremony will take place at 6 PM and a closing ceremony at 7:45 PM. For community members wishing to get more involved with this year’s spectacle as a volunteer or performer, please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 906-228-0472