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.
Feb 24, 2018
Millecoquins Lake Winter Carnival
08:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Millecoquin Lake, Engadine
Annual Winter Carnival Event on Millecoquins Lake in Engadine, MI. Ice Fishing Contest, Polar Eagle Plunge, Big Mac and Cheese Cook Off, Photo Contest, Fish Decoy Competition, Snowshoe Hike, Concessions, Raffles, Games Inside and Outside.
Contact Information: Amy Petrie
Feb 24, 2018
Paradise Ice Festival
includes Polar Plunge, Ice Swap Meet, Ice Fishing, Ice Sculpture, and Ice Safety, and community Chili Cook-Off Contest
Contact Information: Nikki Craig
Jun 17, 2018
Lilac Festival Grand Parade
04:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Mackinac Island
The 70th annual Lilac Festival comes to a close on Mackinac Island with the Grand Parade.
Contact Information: Dominick Miller
Jul 21, 2018
St Ignace Fish Feast
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
Jul 21 - 27, 2018
Location: Aune-Osborn Park, Sault Ste. Marie
From July 21st to July 27th, come to Sault Ste. Marie to help us celebrate 350th Fest! This event features food, kid and teen zones, military appreciation, historical information, cultural festivities, and other family events. Make sure you stop by to say, "hi," and participate in the activities!
We'll see you there!
Contact Information: Sault Events
Aug 17 - 19, 2018
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
Sep 29, 2018
11:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: 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: Sault DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973
Oct 12 - 14, 2018
Fall on the Island Festival
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 local restaurants and listen to a talented line-up of musicians while sipping one of the tasty craft beers from Lily's Seafood & Brewery of Royal Oak. Come for the colors -stay for the fun! Entertainment for the entire family!
Contact Information: Drummond Island Tourism Association