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.

 

Sep 2 - 7, 2015

Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Sep 4, 2015

Kewadin Labor Day Weekend Car Show

Shows & Events
Location: Kewadin Casino, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5510
Sep 4, 2015

Blackrocks 5K & Kids Fun Run

Outdoor
Location: Noquemenon Trail Network, Marquette
Sep 4 - 6, 2015

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.
Sep 4 - 7, 2015

40th 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
Sep 5, 2015

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 11am-4pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-9159
Sep 5, 2015

6th Annual Marquette Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming to Marquette
This is the 6th annual Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay along with a kid's race the night before.
Phone: 906-236-2902
Sep 5, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 5, 2015

SCCC Motorcycle Show - Manistique

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

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2015 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
Sep 5, 2015

Rock 150 5K Trail Run/Walk

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 10:00 AM
Location: Rock
This is a 5K Trail Run/Walk around the beautiful woods and fields of Rock in celebration of Rock's 150th Anniversary! Medals given for top three participants in each category.
Contact Information: Becky Carey
Phone: 9063566420
Sep 5, 2015

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
Sep 5, 2015

2015 Manisitique Merchants Car Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Downtown Manistique
Contact Information: David Vaughan
Phone: 906-341-6666
Sep 5, 2015

72nd Annual Rock Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Hwy M35, Rock
The Rock Lions 72nd annual Labor Day Celebration and 150th birthday party for the town of Rock will take place on Saturday, September 5th with the parade at 11 a.m. Parade theme is “Rock Celebrating 150 years.” Games and activities for all ages, music, flea market, pasties, brats, and beer will follow at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds, M-35, Rock, MI. The event is co-sponsored by the Rock Lions and the Rock American Legion Post 559, non-profit service organizations.
Contact Information: Joan Kitiuk
Phone: 906-356-6505
Sep 5 - 6, 2015

UPHA Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 5 - 6, 2015

12th Annual Grand Marais Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Sep 5 - 7, 2015

44th Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Felch
Phone: 906-246-3227
Sep 6, 2015

Nahma Labor Day Celebration

Annual Events
11:00AM
Location: Nahma
includes parade, live music, lumberjack games, and more
Sep 6, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Norway Speedway, Norway
Labor Day 100 Kim Parson Memorial Tour
Sep 6, 2015

17th Annual Lions Club Rubber Ducky Race & Raffle

Annual Events
02:00 PM
Location: Anna River, Munising
Sep 7, 2015

Labor Day Festival

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum & Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming
The Labor Day Festival will be held in Ishpeming on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. The Festival will begin with a parade at 11:00 am, along Euclid Street, Main Street, Division Street and Lakeshore Drive. A picnic and rally from 12 noon to 4:00 pm will be at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage Theme Park) and the Lake Bancroft Park on Lakeshore Drive and Euclid Streets.



At the picnic, the cost of lunch tickets will be $6.00. The menu includes the following: your choice of a pasty or hot dogs, ice cream and pop. Tickets for adult beverages will be $3.00. Additional pop and water will be available for a $1.00.



The Picnic and Rally will include music by Low Street, speeches from elected officials, along with children’s activities. In addition, The Cliff Shaft volunteers will be providing free tours (donations will be accepted and are encouraged!) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for those that are interested in visiting the Museum.
Contact Information: Tony Ghiringhelli
Phone: 906-236-3889
Sep 10 - 12, 2015

Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association Logging Congress

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 11 - 13, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 12, 2015

Cliff D'Arcy Last Chance Walleye Tournament

Outdoor
06:00 AM
Location: Cedar River Boat Launch, Cedar River
Phone: 906-235-7783
Sep 12, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 12, 2015

Oktoberfest - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Fun event for all ages. Numerous bands. Great food. Prizes. Oktoberfest is a great time for all.
Contact Information: Mike Nicometo
Phone: 906 396 2106
Sep 12, 2015

Just Cruizin Car Club "Automania" 2015 Car Show

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Classic Automobile, Truck & Motorcycle Show.Saturday, September 12,2015.New location-Dickinson County Fairground's in Norway, Mi.Show time 10:00 am.Trophies at 2:00 pm.Registration 9:00am. vehicle registration Fee: $10.00 (free spectator admission.)
Contact Information: Jeff
Phone: (906) 774-6599
Sep 12, 2015

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 11am-4pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-9159
Sep 12, 2015

7th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

Annual Events
01:00 PM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

This event will showcase more than 150 beers from microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the UP and lower peninsula, offering enthusiasts a taste test of the states finest brewed beers.

Sep 12, 2015

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
Sep 12, 2015

Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon & Minithon

Recreation
09:00 AM
Location: Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain

The Iron Mountain Road & Trail offers a diverse 13.1 mile course with scenic diversity as it travels through historic downtown Iron Mountain, over the Chapin Mine Pit, alongside beautiful Lake Antoine, dipping into the picturesque Fumee Lake Natural area, back out and around the rest of Lake Antoine and back to downtown Iron Mountain. We also offer a 2-mile Minithon. Beautiful medals, awesome shirts, great swag bags, affordable registration fees...this is one race you do not want to miss!

Contact Information: Lisa Villringer
Phone: 906-774-2200
Sep 12, 2015

Gladstone Varsity Cheer Color-A-Thon 5k

Outdoor
08:30 AM
Location: Gladstone Football Field, Gladstone
Gladstone Varsity Cheer is hosting a Color-A-Thon 5k run Saturday, September 12th. The registration fee is $30, and sign up by August 12th to receive a free tee shirt. Register at shop.schoolathon.org/eventindex.asp?EID=181332
Contact Information: Jaime Lippens
Phone: 9062803061
Sep 12 - 13, 2015

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 12, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Henry Ford in the U.P.

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Once the largest private landowner in the U.P., Ford wanted to control all aspects and resources involved in automobile manufacturing. His passion drove him to buy extensive timber lands and to operate mines and lumber mills from Kingsford to Big Bay. View artifacts and photographs gathered from museums and private collections from around the state for a rare look at Ford’s impact north of the bridge. The Special Exhibit is open during regular Museum hours.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Sep 18 - 19, 2015

Munising Bay Classic Car Show

Annual Events
Location: Munising
This is a 2 day event. There will be a car cruise Friday Sept 18 th. @ 5 pm. Going through several small towns along lk superior and around beautiful Alger county ending at a country resort ,. All on paved roads. The following day Saterday Sept 19 th, there will be a classic car show in down town Munising. With music, door prizes, bike give away for the kids, food and other activities. We have car guys comming from lower Mich, Wisconsin and Indiana. There are many other activities going on through out the Munising and surrounding area. Pictured rock boat cruises, glass bottom boat tour, the ripe tide ride. And more. Don't miss this great week end of fun for the whole family. This car show event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and our Vietnam Vets. You can follow us on our Facebook pg. munisingbaycruisers
Contact Information: Gary Bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 18 - 20, 2015

US National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Shows & Events
Location: US National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, Ishpeming
Sep 18 - 20, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 18 - 20, 2015

6th Annual UPIR (Yooper) Fall Classic

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 19, 2015

Au Sable Day 2015

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Au Sable Lighthouse, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore announces Au Sable Day, Saturday, September 19, 11 am - 4 pm. The day includes free disabled accessible bus shuttle service to the lighthouse from the lower Hurricane River Campground, tours of the light station and fog signal building, and refreshments.
Visitors riding the free ALTRAN shuttle bus should board at the Hurricane River bridge or lower campground parking lots. Hurricane River Campground is 12 miles west of Grand Marais, MI on Alger County H-58.
The Au Sable Light Station was constructed in 1874, and has shone its light to guide mariners for over 138 years.
Au Sable Day also celebrates Public Lands Day, an annual appreciation of federal lands open to all for a variety of recreation, renewal, and education. Join us for a beautiful fall color day looking out over Lake Superior!

Contact Information: Gregg Bruff
Phone: 906-387-3700
Sep 19, 2015

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
Sep 19, 2015

21st Annual XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette
Sep 19, 2015

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 11am-4pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-9159
Sep 19, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 20, 2015

Delta County Century Ride

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone High School, Gladstone
Family bike ride that includes routes for all endurance levels; 13km, 40km, 78km, and 100km. Ride includes expert SAG service and great rest stops where the only thing better than the view is the food! Put a team together to build camaraderie.
Phone: 906-786-2192
Sep 20, 2015

Manistique Community Chorus presents: "Autumn Leaves"

Music
03:30 PM
Location: Manistique High School, Manistique
Sep 24 - 25, 2015

Antique Appraisal Fair

Shows & Events
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Peter White Public Library’s two part antique appraisal event on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday, Sept. 25 from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm in the library’s Shiras room. Verbal item appraisals will be provided for advance ticket holders by Mark F. Moran, of Iola, Wisconsin, who has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge and enjoy the action. Tickets for a scheduled appraisal time are available at the library’s circulation desk on the main floor for $15.00 per item. There is a limited number of tickets available for each day with a maximum purchase of 3 tickets per person. Reserve tickets by calling 906-228-9510 with a valid credit card. Proceeds benefit the Peter White Public Library.
Contact Information: Margaret Boyle
Phone: 906-228-9510
Sep 24 - 26, 2015

The Weir by Conor McPherson

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s award winning ghost story, “The Weir” will staged on Sept.24-26, 2015 In an ‘acting Tour de Force’, Vertigo Theatre Company takes the audience to a small rural pub in Ireland where the locals are swapping tales of the supernatural. Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, the play is about lack of close relationships and missed connections. The weir of the title is the name of the pub, named for a dam on a nearby waterway. It symbolizes the flow of the stories into and around each other, and how they have all collected together in one place to be recounted together. Ages 16 & up are invited the eerie drama of “The Weir” at performances on Thurs. Sept. 24 & Fri. Sept. 25 at 7:00 pm, with a Sat. Sept. 26 matinee at 2:00pm Tickets aret $7.50 & available in advance at the library circulation desk or by calling 906-228-9510 with a valid credit card. Advance purchase required. Tickets not sold at the door.
Contact Information: Margaret Boyle
Phone: 906-228-9510
Sep 25, 2015

Beethoven and Banjos Concert at Reynolds Hall

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Beethoven and Banjos is a fusion of classical chamber and folk music created and chosen to be a celebration of the UP's landscape, culture and heritage. Artistic Director Evan Premo features the music of Decoda and Red Tail Ring.
Phone: 906-822-7889
Sep 25 - 26, 2015

Wells State Park - Spooktacular (Campers Only)

Outdoor
Location: Wells State Park, Cedar River
Want to have a "spooktacular" weekend? Wells State Park is hosting their annual Halloween celebration. A schedule of activities has been planned and the activities range from a spooktacular trail to pumpkin painting to horse drawn carriage rides. All ages welcome. Campers only, please.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 25 - 27, 2015

Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Come have a spooktacular good time at Van Riper State Park. Enjoy spooky stories, crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and our ever popular haunted trail.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Sep 26, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 26, 2015

Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: YMCA, Marquette
The Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, September 26 at Marquette YMCA, 1420 Pine Street, Marquette. More than 200 people are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a movement to reclaim the future for the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s including 180,000 Michiganders.
Contact Information: Rachel Schreiber
Phone: 2489961045
Sep 26, 2015

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
Sep 26, 2015

KI Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market

Outdoor
Location: KI Sawyer Community Center, Gwinn
K.I. Sawyer Farmers & Flea Market is on Saturdays from 11am-4pm thru the end of October. We have Farmers and local gardeners, Artists and crafters, and more
Phone: 906-236-9159
Sep 26, 2015

Seney NWR presents: "Youth in the Outdoors"

Outdoor
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Youth in the Outdoors will be held Saturday, September 26th, so save the date! There will be several different activities to choose from which include mini sessions, long sessions, and half day sessions. If you have kids, grandkids, friends with kids, or are a kid, and you want to participate send an email to Sara_Giles@fws.gov to be added to our mailing list and registration materials will be sent to you in August. Pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required. Please Remember: THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT AND THE LONGER SESSIONS CAN BE PHYSICALLY DEMANDING AND MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. All activities are geared toward kids in upper elementary school or older (approximately age 7 and up). SCOUTS: Some of these sessions may help meet badge requirements. Youth will need to bring a sack lunch the day of the event, lunch is not provided.
Sep 26, 2015

Beethoven and Banjos Concert at Iron Mountain HS

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Iron Mountain Senior High School, Iron Mountain
Beethoven and Banjos is a fusion of classical chamber and folk music created and chosen to be a celebration of the UP's landscape, culture and heritage. Artistic Director Evan Premo features the music of Decoda and Red Tail Ring.
Phone: 906-822-7889
Sep 28, 2015

Dark Sky Program - Total Lunar Eclipse & Supermoon Event

Outdoor
Location: Sand Point, Munising
Join forest service staff as we explore the cosmos. All programs are free and feature a Celestron CPC 1100 Deluxe HD Telescope Note: Programs are weather dependent and subject to change. Please call ahead for details.
Phone: 906-387-3700