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 1 - Sep 1, 2016

Cinder Pond Marina Exhibit - Paul Rose

Arts &Theater
Location: Cinder Pond Marina, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an exhibit by photographer Paul Rose at the Cinder Pond Marina in Marquette. Paul’s exhibited works reflect the nature and landscape of the Upper Peninsula in both color and black and white photo images. Paul will be the featured artist through the summer of 2016.



Paul received a BFA in photography from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Upon graduation, Paul went on to study with acclaimed photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Vigiletti and Steve Benson. Paul continues his passion for art through his photographic artistry.



The Cinder Pond Marina is located adjacent to Mattson Park lower harbor, 260 S. Lakeshore Blvd. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm. For more information or questions, please contact the Arts & Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email: arts-culture@mqtcty.org
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Jun 3 - Aug 7, 2016

9th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Jul 27 - 30, 2016

Lake Superior Theatre presents: James & the Giant Peach Jr

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 30, 2016

U.P. Shakespeare Festival Presents The Taming of the Shrew

Arts &Theater
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Beer and Shakespeare. U.P. Shakespeare Festival performs The Taming of the Shrew at Marquette's Ore Dock Brewing Company. The play has disgusted and delighted theatergoers for over four hundred years. The play depicts the volatile courtship of Petruchio, a sleazy gold digger, and Katherine, the “shrew.” Experience this classic as you've never seen it before. Tickets are on sale now from www.upshakes.org.
Contact Information: Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival
Phone: 1-800-838-3006
Jul 30, 2016

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 30, 2016

YMCA Mountain Mudder

Outdoor
Location: Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain
This muddy obstacle course is created by local business partners and is just good CLEAN fun.
Phone: 906-774-4076
Jul 30, 2016

Roller Derby: Dead River Derby Double Header

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Roller Derby is a for women, by women sport showcasing the hard work and athleticism of local moms, students, and professionals. Dead River Derby provides a family friendly event with thrills for all ages: A free bounce house for kids! Beer and wine sales for grown ups (please drink responsibly, Folks)! Half-time shenanigans and a thrilling, full contact athletic competition on wheels! Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door. Remember, this is a family friendly event and kiddos 9 and under get in free! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Music For All Kids. Visit Dead River Derby on Facebook for updates, more contests, and giveaways!
Jul 30, 2016

Missoula Children's Theater Presents: "Rumplestilskin"

Arts &Theater
Location: Marvin Fredrickson Auditorium, Manistique
Jul 30, 2016

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
This is a weekly, outdoor market that features fresh produce, small farm raised meat and eggs, flower bouquets, plant starts (early in the season), tasty baked goods, jams, personal care items and gift quality handcrafted artisan products and more. The vendor mix varies some each week, so come often and see who is at the market. Music weekly from 10-1. See you at the market.
Phone: 906-362-3276
Jul 30, 2016

Palms Book State Park: Family Fun Day

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Palms Book State Park, Manistique
This is a fun day for the whole family sponsored by The Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book State Parks. Join us from 1:00-4:00pm for kids games and crafts, a Native American drum ceremony, Native American crafts, UP Raptor and Rehab with live birds, a wheeling sportsman display, a DNR fire truck as well as a visit from local fire departments, and rumor has it you should keep your eyes open as there may be a sighting of Smokey Bear. For additional event details and event locations contact the park at 906-341-2355
Contact Information: Ralph Lundquist
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 30, 2016

Missoula Children's Theater presents: "Pinocchio"

Arts &Theater
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Jul 30, 2016

117th Annual Ishpeming Italian Fest

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming

Italian Fest is a day-long family event. There is free entertainment (live bands, music), pony rides and games for children. There are also "games of chance" and Bingo as well as a "greased pole" event and food vendors. The highlight is Diamonte, an Italian/American group of performers out of Chicago. Their performance is at the end of the day and has been a favorite part of many of the attendees for the last several years.

Phone: 906-486-4919
Jul 30, 2016

Marina Fest - Escanaba

Festivals
10:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Bark River Off Road Races - 41st Annual UP Off Road 100

Annual Events
Location: Bark River International Raceway, Bark River
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

31st Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Annual Events
Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 906-286-0234
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Outback Art Fair

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Bark River Sportsman Off-Road Races

Annual Events
Location: Bark River International Speedway, Bark River
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

Gladstone Golf Club Three Man Scramble

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Jul 30 - 31, 2016

58th Annual Art on The Rocks

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Art on the Rocks has grown to be one of the finest juried art shows in the country, attracting over 175 artists and 10,000 people each year. In 2016, we will be celebrating our 58th annual fine art and crafts festival in Mattson Lower Harbor Park, sandwiched between Marquette’s historic downtown and the Cinder Pond Marina on beautiful Lake Superior the weekend of July 30th and July 31st.
Contact Information: Jason Limberg
Phone: (906)235-4006
Jul 31, 2016

U.P. Shakespeare Festival Presents The Taming of the Shrew

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Beer and Shakespeare. U.P. Shakespeare Festival performs The Taming of the Shrew at Marquette's Ore Dock Brewing Company. The play has disgusted and delighted theatergoers for over four hundred years. The play depicts the volatile courtship of Petruchio, a sleazy gold digger, and Katherine, the “shrew.” Experience this classic as you've never seen it before. Tickets are on sale now from www.upshakes.org.
Contact Information: Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival
Phone: 1-800-838-3006