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.

 

Apr 25 - Aug 30, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: "Are We There Yet?"

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Wealthy Victorians have been lured to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula seeking a healthy paradise. Visitors and residents have sought both the simple pleasures, like a campfire, as well as adventurous activities, like ski jumping. Re-live the places, past times and the kitsch souvenirs of the UP. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 20 - Aug 31, 2014

Thomas Cappuccio: "Where is the Image? Puzzling Manifestation of Reality"

Arts &Theater
Location: Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery, Michigamme
Phone: 906-323-6546
Aug 19 - 22, 2014

Lake Superior Theatre presents: King Lear

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
RATED PG FOR VIOLENCE 450 years after the birth of William Shakespeare, his plays are still going strong. King Lear is recognized as one of his greatest. It is the story of an ancient British King who divides his kingdom between his daughters in hopes of "shaking all cares and business from his age" and "conferring them on younger strengths", but something goes drastically wrong with his plan, civil war and madness ensue, and so does a great questioning about the meaning of love, life, honor, duty, and truth. Lear is a play for the ages. Don't miss some of the area's finest actors in some of Shakespeare's finest roles.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Aug 20 - Oct 1, 2014

Joe Stevens Exhibit

Arts &Theater
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Aug 21 - 23, 2014

4th Annual Harbor Fest - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

Thursday night is the 4th annual waterfront gala, Friday is the concert on the harbor and Saturday is a family fun day.

Aug 22, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters presents: "Dueling Pianos"

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 906-789-0060
Aug 22, 2014

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Island Resort & Casino
Aug 22 - 23, 2014

3rd Annual Suicide Mud Plunge 5K Adventure

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Suicide Ski Bowl, Negaunee
Website: www.gincc.org

 

Phone: 906-486-1111
Aug 23, 2014

Northern Lights Rave 1K & Rave Run 5K

Outdoor
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming
Aug 23, 2014

When Canada Attacks: Dead River Derby vs. Soonami Slammers

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Dead River Derby, Marquette’s roller derby league, announces When Canada Attacks:Dead River Derby versus Sault Ste. Marie, Onatrio's Soonami Slammers. This will be the last home bout for Dead River Derby before they head to the Mitten Kitten, Michigan's Roller Derby Tournament. Dead River Derby heads into the tourney, to be held October 4-5 in Battle Creek, ranked second in Division 2. Can DRD continue its winning streak and quest to remain undefeated at home? Or will the ladies of Canada put a damper on their perfect season? Come down to Lakeview Arena on August 23 for this international roller derby bout! Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door. This is a family friendly event. Kids 9 and under get in free! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Great Lakes Recovery Center. To purchase advance tickets please visit brownpapertickets.com or www.deadriverderby.org. Visit Dead River Derby on Facebook for updates, more contests, and giveaways!
Contact Information: Sarah Kurian
Phone: 9063621142
Aug 23, 2014

19th Annual Delta County Jaycees Duck Races/Run, Walk or Waddle

Annual Events
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Aug 23, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 202

Recreation
06:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Looking for a more advanced kayak experience on Lake Michigamme, join us at Van Riper State Park for a guided paddle.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Aug 23, 2014

Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 101

Recreation
02:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Venture out to Van Riper State Park to learn basic kayaking skills and go for a paddle on the majestic Lake Michigamme.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Aug 23, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Aug 23, 2014

Northern Lights Rave Run 5K and Kids' 1K

Shows & Events
06:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Ishpeming
The Northern Lights Rave Run, presented by the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Effect Entertainment, is glow-in-the-dark, evening event. Features a 5K and Kids' 1K and will take place at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, MI. Event kicks off at 6PM with games, an obstacle course, and chance to win a Tablet. 8PM is the Kids' Race, followed by 9PM 5K run. Competitive and Fun Run options available for 5K. GET GLOWING and GET CREATIVE! Dress up, glow yourself, and have fun. Run OR walk the course. Pricing info: www.gincc.org. Register online at www.active.com or download registration form from GINCC website, or stop by Chamber office.
Contact Information: Ashley Geist
Phone: 906-486-1111
Aug 23, 2014

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
Aug 23, 2014

Dead River Derby vs Soonami Slammers

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Roller Derby
Aug 23, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 9am-3pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-5681
Aug 23, 2014

National Weather Service Marquette Open House

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: 112 Airpark Drive South, Negaunee
This complimentary event is open to all members of the community. It will be a great opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at weather forecasting in Upper Michigan. Attendees will be able to tour the office, gain a better understanding of what we do and our services, and learn about the Weather Ready Nation initiative. There will also be weather displays and activities. No RSVP is required, and the event will take place rain or shine. Our office is located just off US-41 near the old Marquette County airport in Negaunee Township. More information about the Open House can be found by going to our website, following us on Facebook or Twitter, or calling us at 906.475.5212.
Contact Information: Matt Zika
Phone: (906) 475-5212
Aug 23, 2014

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 23 - 24, 2014

Great Lakes Go-Kart Association

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Aug 24, 2014

Concert - Love of Sea, Sea of Love

Music
07:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Manistique Public Library, Manistique
Baritone soloist Rodger Chard and pianist Maurita Peterson Holland in a Concert that probes the emotional depths of all ages with the theme "Love of Sea, Sea of Love" with music and lyricsfrom the parlor to the theatre, from Stephen Foster to Rudyard Kipling. Both artists are known to present an extraordinary evening when they perform and their artistry as well as the variety of music chosen will make a special gala evening of music, with refreshments following the concert. Tickets $15. All proceeds go to the non-profit Lake Effect Community Arts of Schoolcraft County. More information at www.LakeEffectArts.org.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Aug 27, 2014

Seney Wildlife Wednesdays

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Tourists and locals alike love this tour! Join us Wednesday evenings in June, July and August for an evening guided auto tour of the refuge backcountry. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing Refuge history and management practices. Please meet inside the Visitor Center to coordinate vehicles, pick up binoculars, and begin the tour. The Visitor Center reopens at 6:30 p.m. on tour days to accommodate guests.
Aug 27, 2014

Brian Miller Magic

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2014

104th Annual Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Aug 27 - Oct 10, 2014

Charles Munch Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Aug 28, 2014

Brian Miller Magic

Shows & Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Aug 29 - 30, 2014

Cabela's National Walleye Tour

Outdoor
Location: Bays de Noc
Aug 29 - 30, 2014

SCCC Motorcycle Show - Manistique

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 05:30 PM
Location: Manistique

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2014 Motorcycle Show & Poker Run. Sponsored by the Manistique Area Tourist Council. Welcome to ALL motorcycles from everywhere to our County... We are located at the Top of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula...Come join us for an awesome weekend of fun, short ride on Friday night... show your Bike on Saturday,then ride our Poker Run after the show Saturday later afternoon with Drawings, Awards,Door Prizes, Raffles & 50/50 drawings. Trophies will be given in TWO Divisions,Ride-In and Trailered. Classes: Antique, Classic, Stock, Custom. Award for peoples choice, longest distance ridden. For pre-registration call the Chamber for application or register 8am to 10 am morning of event.

Contact Information: Connie Diller
Phone: 906-341-5010
Aug 29 - 31, 2014

Marquette Area Blues Fest

Music
12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

Where Superior Meets the Blues. Besides featuring an amazing array of world-class blues musicians, the festival also offers a wide variety of food vendors, a beer tent, free workshops, a large dance floor, and assorted arts and crafts booths.

Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual UP Steam and Gas Engine Show

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
From its humble beginnings in 1975, our annual Labor Day show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment. The Heritage Village provides a charming old-fashioned backdrop for a variety of traditional handicrafts from local artisans. Be sure to see our working sawmill and stop by the Agricultural Museum to browse an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts. There is also a large flea market, as well as a knife and gun expo. And if you’re hungry, there is plenty of good food on the grounds. While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you. As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used.
Contact Information: Richard Dutton
Phone: (906) 474-9247
Aug 30, 2014

Rock Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
The LABOR DAY CELEBRATION IN ROCK, presented by the Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion Post 559, will take place on Saturday, August 30th at the Rock Lions Club on M-35 in Rock, MI. Enjoy the parade at 11 a.m., Bingo at 12 Noon, and concessions and games on the Midway. Raffle drawing at 5 p.m. WANT TO JOIN THE PARADE? Call Kathy at 906-359-4835. The Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion are non-profit, service organizations.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Aug 30, 2014

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 30, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Aug 30, 2014

2014 Manisitique Merchants Car Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Downtown Manistique
Contact Information: David Vaughan
Phone: 906-341-6666
Aug 30, 2014

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 9am-3pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-5681
Aug 30, 2014

5th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 5th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-360-4930
Aug 30, 2014

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
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

Grand Marais Triathlon Weekend

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Aug 30 - 31, 2014

UPHA Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Website: www.upha.net
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

43rd Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual Marquette Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Annual Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Aug 31, 2014

16th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

Annual Events
02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Aug 31, 2014

ABATE 50/50 Poker Run

Outdoor
Location: Ford River
Aug 31, 2014

Wells State Park - Cedar River Bridge Walk

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Cedar River Bridge Walk, anyone? Wells State Park hosts their annual bridge walk at Cedar River State Harbor (near Wells State Park) to provide support to the local volunteer fire department. Come out to support these brave individuals! Activities will follow the bridge walk at Cedar River.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Aug 31, 2014

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Dickinson County Fair 100
Aug 31, 2014

Nahma Labor Day Celebration

Outdoor
11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more