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.

 

Jan 16 - Apr 16, 2016

Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Toys in Yooperland

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 AM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Come enjoy the wonderful toy collection from the Marquette Regional History Center—from colorful tin toys, quirky mechanical toys, to beloved dolls and stuffed animals. Explore toys and games from the Victorian Era to the late 20th century and see how they have changed or remained the same. Admission rates are $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, $5.00 for students, and $2.00 for children 12 and under.
Contact Information: Jo Wittler
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 1 - 27, 2016

Winter Charm

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting entries for February’s Winter Charm exhibit. Artwork that embodies the spirit of our wintery climate will be accepted. This is a non-juried exhibition open to the public, all media is welcomed. The exhibition will be held at the Peter White Public Library in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery February 1 through February 27. There will be a reception on Thursday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists and the public are welcome to attend. Entry forms and guidelines for the show can be picked up at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Artwork that is ready to be hung (with entry form attached) should be submitted to the Arts and Culture Center by Thursday, January 28 before 5 p.m. Winter Charm is an annual art exhibition made possible by LSAA, the MACC, PWPL, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Feb 2 - 26, 2016

February Art Exhibits - Paul Rose and Paulette Carr

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
LSAA Gallery - Paul Rose SmallWorks Gallery - Paulette Carr Both exhibits will be up from February 2-26. There will be a combined artist reception on Thursday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. which coincides with Lake Superior Art Association’s Winter Charm reception at the Huron Mountain Club Gallery in the Peter White Public Library. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Feb 2 - 27, 2016

U.P. Perspectives Art Show

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Zero Degrees Artist Gallery, Marquette
Join the Artists at Zero Degrees Gallery for this Month long Exhibit: UP Perspectives. Each artist member is asked to produce a piece of artwork in their own medium depicting their respective perspectives of our amazing Upper Peninsula. RECEPTION is Saturday, February 13th from 2-6pm. Join the artists for Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows, Hot Cider, and More!
Contact Information: Julie Maxon
Phone: 9062283058
Feb 11, 2016

Building Hope Concert: An Evening With Lady Day

Music
07:00 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
A free concert honoring the music of Billie Holiday featuring vocalist Kirsten Gustafson accompanied by Dave Ziegner on the bass and Phil Lynch at the piano. Holiday was nicknamed ‘Lady Day’ and had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. A jazz vocalist, Kirsten Gustafson performed and recorded in Chicago for several years and sang at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland. Gustafson is accompanied by Dave Ziegner, bassist and Phil Lynch, piano.
Contact Information: Margaret Boyle
Phone: 906-226-4318
Feb 11 - 13, 2016

The Fringe Festival at James A Panowski Black Box Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: James A Panowski Black Box Theatre, Marquette
Feb 12 - 13, 2016

Sagola Township Sportsmens Club Gun Show

Shows & Events
Location: Channing
Gun and knife show held at the stsc club house 6 miles north of Channing on Sawyer lake road. watch for signs Guns, knives, and other outdoor items sold
Contact Information: Frank Tehako
Phone: 906 776 0931
Feb 12 - 13, 2016

Eli Young Band at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Feb 13, 2016

28th Annual Glacier Glide Winter Outdoor Art Show

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Lake Superior Art Association's Glacier Glide is the premier winter outdoor art show. Spectators hike, ski or snowshoe to view unique adult art work. Youth art work is displayed inside the pavilion. Spectators can also vote for their favorite adult and youth art with ribbons and cash prizes awarded at 5:00 pm. For more info or to register art work contact Cindy at 906-225-0254 or cdeo@charter.net or visit www.marquetteartontherocks.com
Contact Information: Cindy Deo
Phone: 9062250254
Feb 13, 2016

Vertical Express for Can Do MS - Norway Mountain

Recreation
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Norway Mountain, Norway
Vertical Express for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the only national event series that combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with MS, will hit the slopes of Norway Mountain on February 13, 2016. One of seven stops in a nationwide event series, the Norway Mountain event supports Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. Skiers of all ages and abilities are invited to join in the fun for only $25. Participate in the Vertical Challenge, try out an on-mountain obstacle course, compete in the Vertical Express Cup, raise awareness of MS at the Jimmie Heuga Memorial Ski Down and have some après fun at an awards party and raffle. Want VIP treatment and great prizes? Fundraise to earn perks and outdoor goods your gear closet is missing. Don’t miss out on the fun at #VEMS2016! Visit mscando.org/norway or call 1-888-Do-It-4-MS to register.
Contact Information: Rachel Lahti
Phone: 970-926-1279
Feb 17, 2016

City of Marquette Open House

Arts &Theater
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
Meet City Commissioners, and staff, including Policemen, the Canine Unit, Firemen, the City Manager and City partners. Attendees can look forward to raffle drawings, giveaways, snacks and refreshments. Additionally, children of all ages can learn about their city with several hands-on activities like filling this year’s sticker passport, testing their microbiology skills with the Wastewater Department, or exploring their own neighborhood with the Geographic Information System used by the Engineering Department.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Feb 17, 2016

MRHC presents: Partnering to Preserve the Past: Archaeological investigation on Grand Island

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Hiawatha Forest Heritage Program Manager Eric Drake will discuss the archeological research done on Grand Island since 2001. This research is the result of a partnership between the National Forest and Illinois State University and will highlight excavations from the Late Archaic to Woodland period and what future research might take place. Join us for this unique opportunity to look at the fascinating early history of Grand Island. $5 suggested donation. For more info visit, marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 18 - 20, 2016

The Fringe Festival at James A Panowski Black Box Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: James A Panowski Black Box Theatre, Marquette
Feb 20, 2016

Marquette Symphony Orchestra at Kaufman Auditorium

Music
07:30 PM To 09:45 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
The Mission of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra is to create, provide and promote professional performances of orchestral music through collaboration with residents and music educators of the region.
Contact Information: Business Coordinator
Phone: 906-226-6591
Feb 20, 2016

CCSA - NCAA Central Regionals

Outdoor
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming
Feb 20, 2016

The Marquette Regional History Center Presents: Saturday at the Center: Rock Collecting

Shows & Events
11:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
This month we are hosting the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club. See impressive rock collections close up and try hands on activities, great for all ages. Find out how to get started rock collecting and how to identify rocks in our Upper Peninsula region. Come out to our popular Saturday at the Center, for a fun and educational event day in the museum galleries and throughout the Center. Included with admission or membership at the Sponsor level or above. Presentations on rock collecting at 11:30 and again at 1:00.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Feb 20 - 21, 2016

77th Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Iron Mountain
2016 Will be the 77th 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!!
Feb 26 - 27, 2016

Rick Springfield at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino
17 top-40 hits including; "An Affair of the Heart" "I've Done Everything for You" "Love Somebody" and "Human Touch" Won a Grammy Award in 1981 for "Best Male Rock Vocal" for his No. 1 hit "Jessie's Girl". Starred in "Ricki and the Flash" with co-star Meryl Streep and director Jonathan Demme. Starred in ABC's General Hospital as Dr. Drake
Contact Information: Island Resort & Casino
Phone: 800-682-6040
Feb 27 - 28, 2016

Wisconsin State Championship Hillcross and Hillclimb - Keyes Peak

Outdoor
Location: Keyes Peak, Florence WI
Phone: 906-884-9101
Feb 27 - 28, 2016

Marquette Magic Shooters Classic

Annual Events
Location: PIEF, NMU, Marquette
Marquette Magic Shooters Classic will be on February 27 & 28, 2016 at Northern Michigan University P.E.I.F. Vandament Arena. Girls and Boys from 3rd Grade to 9th Grade (as of Jan. 1, 2016) are welcome to join the tournament. Entry Fees will total $225.00 or $250.00 per team depending on USSSA registration. Deadline for entry fees is Feb 19, 2016. There will be a minimum of four games per team (pool & tournament play). There is a limit of 50 teams total. For more information on this tournament please visit www.ymcamqt.org or call Lisa Coombs-Gerou at 906.227.9622.
Contact Information: Lisa Coombs-Gerou
Phone: 9062279622