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.

 

Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2016

Norway 125 Summer Festival

Festivals
Location: Marion Park, Norway
The Norway 125 Summer Festival to celebrate Norway Michigan's quasquicentennial . The festival will be held at Marion Park and will be reminiscent of the Summerfest celebrations Marion Park held in the 1990's. In addition to musical entertainment on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, the festival will host a softball tournament, bounce houses/carnival type festivities, food & drink tents, softball, pole climbing & other tough competitions and much, much more! Plan to be in Dickinson County, Michigan next Summer for the Norway 125! Dates are June 30 - July 3, 2016. Music Lineup: Thursday: Warrant Friday: Saving Abel Saturday:John Michael Montgomery Sunday: Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw
Jul 1, 2016

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 1 - 5, 2016

Amasa's 125th Quasqui Centennial

Festivals
08:00 AM To 11:45 PM
Location: Amasa
Four fun-filled days of little ol' Amasa turning 125! Classic Rock, Folk, Blues, Oldies Rock bands playing: Chris Kuzak Band, Sons of Legend, Dying World, Whitewater, Saucy Rovers, & Marvin & the Martians. Contests for: beards, period costumes, baby, Amasa Queen, tug-a-war!
Contact Information: Vanessa Liscomb, event chairperson
Phone: 906-822-7713
Jul 2 - 4, 2016

International Food Festival

Festivals
Location: Marquette
International Food Festival at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette. Fun, food and music.
Jul 3, 2016

Red, White, and Brew

Festivals
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Beer & wine tasting festival!
Contact Information: Amber Hanson
Phone: (906) 280-5169
Jul 13 - 16, 2016

Festival Ironwood

Festivals
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 15 - 17, 2016

Germfask's 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration

Festivals
Location: Germfask
Celebrating 150 years of Germfask history. Originally known as " The Dump" due to Germfask being the place loggers dumped their logs into the Manistique River for the float to Manistique sawmills. Parade starts at Noon on Saturday with the theme Flintsone Days!
Phone: 906-291-0948
Jul 16, 2016

Skandia Days

Festivals
Location: Skandia
Phone: 906-942-7404
Jul 22 - 24, 2016

38th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

Festivals
Location: Tourist Park, Marquette
Join us for a weekend of Traditional Music at the lovely Tourist Park campground in Marquette.
Phone: 906-226-8575
Jul 23, 2016

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
Jul 23, 2016

Crystal Falls Summer Fest

Festivals
Location: Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-6868
Jul 30, 2016

Marina Fest - Escanaba

Festivals
10:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
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
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

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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