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.


Jan 27 - 29, 2017

Paradise Winter Carnival

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 4 - 5, 2017

Mackinac Island Winter Festival

Location: Mackinac Island
Feb 24 - 26, 2017

Paradise Ice Festival

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
May 27 - 28, 2017

6th Annual Native American Festival

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

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

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

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
Oct 7, 2017

Fayette State Park - 12th Annual Fall Fest

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 28, 2017

Halloween Spectacle

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