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 2 - 4, 2015

International Food Festival

Location: Marquette
International Food Festival at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette. Fun, food and music.
Jul 3, 2015

Red, White, and Brew

Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Beer & wine tasting festival!
Contact Information: Amber Hanson
Phone: (906) 280-5169
Jul 3, 2015

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 15 - 18, 2015

Festival Ironwood

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 17 - 19, 2015

37th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

Location: Tourist Park, Marquette
Join us for a weekend of Traditional Music at the lovely Tourist Park campground in Marquette. This year’s music promises to please everyone with local, regional, national and world traveling musicians. The Mainstage on Saturday -Sunday will feature The Duhk’s, Bonsoir Catin, Extra Crispy Brass Band, The High 48’s, Mike Waite, Papa John Kolstad, Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers, The Polyphony Marimba Band, Richard Scofano, and Good & Young Band. Music genres range from bluegrass to old timey to swing to Celtic/Irish to blues and singer/songwriters. For Festival info or to order tickets on-line, visit our website www.hiawathamusic.org.
Contact Information: Susan Divine
Phone: 906-226-8575
Jul 18, 2015

Skandia Days

Location: Skandia
Phone: 906-942-7404
Jul 18, 2015

St Ignace Fish Feast

04:00 PM To 11:00 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 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 in the Kid’s Trout Fishing Pond. We top it off with fireworks over the bay at dusk.

Some of the things you will enjoy are: Fish delicacies plus other great food! Fisherman’s Memorial Ceremony, Beer & Wine tent. Kids games & fishing pond. Gyotaku t-shirt booth, Music provided by The Pub Runners from 6-9pm. SoundWave Music will provide DJ service before and after the band. Fireworks over Moran Bay at dusk.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 906-643-8717
Jul 18, 2015

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
Jul 18, 2015

5th Annual Lazy Days of Laurium

11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Laurium
George Gipp Recreation Area, Isle Royale Street Laurium kids games, races, bounce house, live music and food facebook.com/LazyDaysofLaurium
Contact Information: Loralee Miller
Phone: 906-369-1617
Jul 25, 2015

Crystal Falls Summer Fest

Location: Crystal Falls
Phone: 906-875-6868
Aug 1, 2015

Bayside Music Festival

05:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: St Ignace Marina, St Ignace
Get ready to listen or dance in downtown St. Ignace, when music will dazzle the crowds and keep the light-a-foot busy. Family games, a beer and wine tent, food concessions and more are available as the live music plays on. It’s all happening on the marina dock, with fireworks on display at dusk. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening!
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 906-643-8717
Aug 1 - 14, 2015

2nd Annual Sustainable Practices Symposium

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 8, 2015

Marina Fest - Escanaba

10:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
Aug 13 - 16, 2015

Gogebic County Fair

Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Contact Information: Tina Romosz, Secretary
Phone: 906-663-4045
Aug 20 - 23, 2015

St Ignace History Week

Location: St. Ignace
St. Ignace is calling you home….. Whether you’ve been a life-long resident or not, St. Ignace area heritage and family is the focus of History Week. Established in 1671, St. Ignace is more than 340 years old. Whether you are a life-long resident, have relocated away from this area, or an occasional visitor, St. Ignace carries your spirit here and you are considered part of our community. History-related and genealogy activities at Fort de Buade, the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and regular weekly St. Ignace events will be held throughout the week.
Phone: 906-643-8717
Aug 21 - 23, 2015

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
Sep 4, 2015

Michigan Beer Fest

Location: Great Lakes Boat Building School, Cedarville
Sep 12, 2015

Trout Creek Country Fair

Location: Town Square, Trout Creek
This fair is an opportunity to buy, sell or barter animals, produce and more.
Sep 19, 2015

Fall Leaves Festival

10:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Location: Newberry
The Fall Leaves Festival will have something for all members of your family. Looking to see a great country band, Saving Savannah will be playing that night!
Contact Information: Kristen Christiansen
Phone: 906-293-5562
Sep 26, 2015


10:00 AM
Location: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie’s 13th annual 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 DDA
Phone: (906) 635-6973
Dec 31, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

New Year's Eve and Weekend

Location: St. Ignace
Come join us for a weekend of fun! Our activities range from a Murder Mystery, fireworks at midnight on New Year's Eve, pub crawl to Mackinac Island (weather permitting), bus trip to Tahquamenon Falls, plus other fun things to do. Free shuttle for the whole period to and from Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau businesses.
Contact Information: St. Ignace Events Committee
Phone: 1-800-338-6660
Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Ontonagon Copperfest

Location: Ontonagon
Jul 1 - 4, 2016

Amasa 125th Celebration

Location: Amasa