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.

 

Jul 30, 2016

Marina Fest - Escanaba

Festivals
10:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
Aug 3 - 14, 2016

3rd Annual Sustainable Practices Symposium

Festivals
Location: Centennial Hall, Ewen
We will gather to make art, share skills and ideas, build community, and examine sustainability in life and in artistic practice. People of all creative backgrounds, experience levels, and fields of practice are encouraged to apply.
Phone: 906-988-2026
Aug 6 - 7, 2016

Artisans at the Forge at Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Festivals
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Iron Range artisans display and demonstrate traditional metalworking, woodworking, and textiles. Period music, food, demonstrations, old-fashioned children's games, and guided tours of the Carp River Forge historic site.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Aug 19 - 21, 2016

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
Aug 20, 2016

7th Annual Moosic & Arts Festival

Festivals
12:00 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Van Riper State Park will be hosting it's 7th Annual Moosic & Arts Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Whether coming out for the day or staying the weekend this is sure to be a great day for the whole family with musicians, artisans, pasty's, and a bounce house! If you are interested in participating as a musician or a vendor please contact the park, 906-339-4461
Contact Information: Melanie Brand
Phone: 906-339-4461
Aug 25 - 28, 2016

Gogebic County Fair

Festivals
Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Contact Information: Tina Romosz, Secretary
Phone: 906-932-2700
Sep 3, 2016

Harbour House Museum Harvest Fest

Festivals
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Harbour House Museum, Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-6219
Sep 24, 2016

Oktoberfest

Festivals
11:00 AM
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie’s Oktoberfest will take place, starting at noon and continuing well into the night. Highlights include beer barrel relay races, a tug-o-war competition, and of course beer, bratwursts and other specialty foods and beverages. Restaurants and pubs including Moloney’s Alley, Soo Brewing Company, The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, the Satisfied Frog, Subway, Frank’s Place, and Zorba’s will be selling specialty food and beverages throughout the day, and providing outdoor seating. Oktoberfest will also include a farm and craft market, polka dance classes at the polka stage, and live music late into the night at the Soo Brewing Co., and Moloney’s Alley.
Contact Information: The Sault Events
Phone: 906-632-3366
Sep 24, 2016

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Join us for a Fangtastic day at Brimley State Park's Harvest Festival! Events will be happening throughout the day including a pancake breakfast, pumpkin painting/carving, a chili cook-off, and of course a costume contest and trick or treating! After dark we will have a campsite decorating contest, you won't want to miss this event! Additional details will be available closer to the event date, you may contact the park at 906-248-3422
Contact Information: Corey Butcher
Phone: 906-248-3422
Oct 1, 2016

Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival

Festivals
Location: Brimley State Park, Brimley
Join us for a Fangtastic day at Brimley State Park's Harvest Festival! Events will be happening throughout the day including a pancake breakfast, pumpkin painting/carving, a chili cook-off, and of course a costume contest and trick or treating! After dark we will have a campsite decorating contest, you won't want to miss this event! Additional details will be available closer to the event date, you may contact the park at 906-248-3422
Contact Information: Corey Butcher
Phone: 906-248-3422
Oct 8, 2016

11th Annual UPtoberFest

Festivals
02:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba
UPtoberFest is the U.P.'s longest-running beer and wine festival, which is now in its 10th year! 100% of the proceeds benefit The United Way of Delta County.
Contact Information: Josh Marenger
Phone: 906-420-0779
Jan 27 - 29, 2017

Paradise Winter Carnival

Festivals
Location: Paradise
Embrace the snow and join us in a wide variety of winter activities: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Winter Swap Meet, Snow Sculpture Contest Snowshoe Softball, Guided Snowshoe Hikes, Lantern Cross-Country Ski Trails, Our schedule is posted at this link:
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266
Feb 24 - 26, 2017

Paradise Ice Festival

Festivals
Location: Paradise
Join us this weekend to celebrate ICE! Don't miss the opportunity to win the ICE Fishing Contest, Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, join the ICE Sculpture Contest, attend the ICE Swap Meet, Sled Dog Rides, and oh yea, a Polar Plunge. Are you game? The Polar Plunge is a fund raiser for our local EMS, Whitefish Township EMS so come out and jump in. Be sure to print out our schedule and invite your friends.
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Phone: 906-492-3266