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 24 - 25, 2014

Native American Festival

Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St Ignace

Experience History! Come and honor the first Native Americans and the Anishinaabe culture in a historic celebration of traditional drumming, dancing, food, music and cultural demonstrations on the Museum of Ojibwa Culture grounds Memorial Day Weekend.

Contact Information: Shirley Sorrels
Phone: 906-643-9161
May 26, 2014

Amasa Heritage Day Celebration

Noon To 04:00 PM
Location: Amasa
Website: www.iron.org
Phone: 906-822-7714
Jun 11 - 15, 2014

Country Music Festival

Location: American Legion, Hulbert
Open to the public. Bands from all over Michigan, and as far South as Florida. 4 days of great classic country music day and night. All musicians and singers are invited. Food available. Parking space for campers.Come and have a great time in the U.P and listen to good old country music. Dance and have a great time.
Contact Information: Norm Honeysette
Phone: (906) 287-0180
Jun 14, 2014

Pictured Rocks Day

08:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising

Festival to be in conjunction with "Free Yooper Day" with Pictured Rocks Cruises. Activities will be held at Bayshore Park and will include a breakfast, music and bands beginning at 11:00 a.m. and going until 10:00 p.m., vendors, food, demonstrations, and shows/presentations that will highlight the natural resources and activities in the area (e.g., wildlife, outdoor activities, etc.).

Contact Information: Kathy Reynolds
Phone: 906-387-2138
Jun 21, 2014

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - Marquette

Location: Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Phone: 906-226-8104
Jul 3 - 5, 2014

Alpha Centennial Celebration

Location: Alpha
Website: www.iron.org
Jul 3 - 5, 2014

International Food Festival

Location: Marquette
International Food Festival at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette. Fun, food and music.
Jul 4, 2014

Friday Night at the Museums

07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Downtown St Ignace
This fun-filled evening will have something for everyone! As you stroll along the streets in downtown St. Ignace on a Friday night you will see a variety of activities to watch and/or participate in.

The Museum of Ojibwa Culture will have Native American drumming and singing by the Grandmother Moon Singers. In addition, the Museum will offer children's crafts from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The museums are a perfect place to talk about how unique St. Ignace is, one of the few places in America that the Native Americans are still in the place where they were when the Europeans came.

The Michilimackinac Historical Society will present Fort de Buade Museum & Galleries, featuring rare historic artifacts and unique art collections. Come and enjoy an informal gathering to view the collections and enjoy special entertainment and refreshments.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Jul 16 - 19, 2014

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 18 - 20, 2014

36th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Marquette Tourist Park
The Hiawatha Music Co-op will bring traditional American music and dance for its 36th Annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival, July 18-20, at the Marquette Tourist Park. The Mainstage on Saturday and Sunday will feature the music of Teada, Robin and Linda Williams, Ventucky, Hart, Harp & Bones, Run Boy Run, Good Lovelies, Susan Werner, Johnathan Byrd & Johnny Waken, The String Doctors with Joel Mabus & Ray Kamaly. Music genres range from bluegrass to old timey to swing to Celtic/Irish to blues and individual singer/songwriters.
Contact Information: Susan Divine
Phone: 906-226-8575
Jul 19, 2014

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 in the Kid's Trout Fishing Pond. We top it off with fireworks over the bay at dusk!

Admission is $5.00 per person; and FREE for children 5 and under!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
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
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