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 27 - 28, 2017

6th Annual Native American Festival

Festivals
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
Jul 7, 2017

Friday Night at the Museums

Festivals
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.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 800-338-6660
Jul 22, 2017

St Ignace Fish Feast

Festivals
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 18 - 20, 2017

Wild Blueberry Festival

Festivals
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 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

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

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