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 15 - 19, 2017

Michigan Ice Fest

Annual Events
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising
Ice Climbing at it's best. If you are a novice or an expert, this is one event you do not want to miss.
Phone: 906-226-7112
Feb 16 - 19, 2017

UP 200, Midnight Run & Jack Pine 30

Annual Events
Location: Marquette to Grand Marais
The UP200 is one of America's premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The UP200 is an Iditarod qualifying race. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically challenging trail.

The JackPine 30 rounds out the weekend’s fun with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint from Gwinn, Michigan to Marquette.

Feb 17 - 25, 2017

NMU WinterFest

Location: NMU, Marquette
Phone: (906) 227-1622
Feb 18 - 19, 2017

NCAA Central Regional Skiing Championships

Location: Al Quaal, Ishpeming
Feb 19, 2017

Marquette City Band Winter Concert "Winter Carnival"

03:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Join us "in doors" for our first 2017 Concert!! With Director, Dr Stephen Grugin — Donations Appreciated
Contact Information: Fran Darling
Phone: 906 2491514
Feb 22, 2017

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: The Great War

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The most important event of the 20th Century, World War I. The outcomes of The Great War set the stage for the rise of the communist and fascist dictators, World War II, The Cold War and the current chaos in the Middle East and Balkans. It also had a major impact on the members of this community as it was the first time large numbers of young men would leave this area to take part in a war. Attendees will have a better understanding of the war, its legacy and impact on the community and the world. Presented by Military Historian John Moschetti. $5 suggested donation. For more info call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 22 - 25, 2017

Panowski Play: Building Madness at James A Panowski Black Box Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: James A Panowski Black Box Theatre, Marquette
The world premiere of this slapstick comedy dives into the business world of 1930, and an architecture firm that is struggling stay afloat. President and chief designer Max and Paul only have a week to pay the bank $7,000, and, with the help of their not-so-bright secretary Trixie, get tangled up in a mob deal thinking it will solve all their problems. Far from it! Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:30pm Thursday, February 23rd, 7:30pm Friday, February 24th, 7:30pm Saturday, February 25th, 1:00pm Saturday, February 25th, 7:30pm
Contact Information: FRT Box Office
Phone: 906-227-2082
Feb 24 - 26, 2017

17th Annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman Winter Program

Location: Bay Cliff Health Camp, Big Bay
The BOW program is sponsored by the DNR and offers instruction in more than a dozen different types of indoor and outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, archery, winter shelter building, ice fishing, photography, wilderness first aid, wood burning, snowshoe and more. Instructors provide basic and advanced teaching that is tailored to each participant's individual ability. Special evening programs also are offered during the weekend. BOW participants stay and take classes at the Bay Cliff Health Camp, a universally accessible facility overlooking Lake Superior, which is situated about 30 miles north of Marquette near Big Bay. Participants will be housed in a dorm-style facility with amenities, including a sauna and hiking trails with access to northern hardwood forests and Lake Superior. The $195 registration fee includes all food and lodging as well as most equipment and supplies, except as noted in the registration materials. Scholarships also are available on a limited basis.
Phone: 906-228-6561
Feb 25, 2017

24th Annual Trenary Outhouse Classic

Annual Events
Location: Trenary

Contestants build outhouses out of wood or cardboard and mount the structures on a pair of skis. The object is to be the fastest two-person team to push an outhouse 500 feet down the street. Registration through 1:00 p.m. Race, 2:00 p.m.

Phone: 906-446-3210
Feb 25, 2017

City of Manistique Snofest

09:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Location: Central Park, Manistque
* Frosty 5K Road Race & Walk - Registration 9AM Race Start 10AM * Little Jiggers Kids Ice Fishing Derby - Registration 9AM Fishing 11AM -1PM Cost $5 per hole Prizes! * Cardboard Classic Sled Race - Registration 1PM Race Starts 1:30PM * FREE Skate Admission Sponsored by Manistique Kiwanis and YETI Key Club Skate Rental Available $2 per person
Contact Information: Kristi
Phone: 906-341-2290
Feb 25 - 26, 2017

78th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2017 Will be the 78th Anniversary Ski Jump Tournament. Stayed tuned for updates and special events associated with this event. Pine Mountain Ski Jump hosts world class athletes from all over the world in this Continental Cup competition. Official practice runs are on Friday with competition jumps on Saturday and Sunday. Join thousands of fans at the bottom of the hill for the largest tailgate party of the winter!!