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.

 

May 4 - Aug 29, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: Woodland: Suzan Pitt

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Explore the old growth primal forest through an artist’s eyes. An award winning animator and instructor at the California Institute for the Arts, Suzan has spent the last 15 summers at her woodland cabin in Marquette County. Recently she has turned her focus to the adjacent forest and created watercolors, large acrylics and a 24’ mural for the exhibit. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571

Be sure to attend some of the Woodland Offshoots summer long programming in conjunction with this exhibit. Location details to come.
Contact Information: Jo Wittler
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jun 5 - Jul 26, 2015

8th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Jul 5 - 11, 2015

2015 Negaunee Pioneer Days

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee
Alumni Softball, Community Picnic & Fireworks, Music, Old Towne Festival, Parade and more.
Jul 7, 2015

The Kawbawgam Cases: Native Claims and the Discovery of Iron Ore in the UP

Shows & Events
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 7, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

Annual Events
02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"The Kawbawgam Cases: Native Claims and the Discovery of Iron Ore in the Upper Peninsula" Guest Speaker: Rebecca Mead, Ph.D., Northern Michigan University.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 8, 2015

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.
Jul 8, 2015

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 8, 2015

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet Children's Concert

Annual Events
01:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 8 - 12, 2015

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Monty Python's Spamalot

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
It is 932 A.D. in England, and King Arthur, joined by his servant Patsy, is “riding” through the land trying to find men to join his Round Table. Arthur is frustrated by several failed recruitment attempts, including one with an awfully resilient Black Knight, but his luck might not stay bad for long. In a near village, Sir Robin the NotQuite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Lancelot the Brave decide to enlist in the army, because unlike some other villagers, they are not yet dead (Monk’s Chant/He’s Not Yet Dead). Meanwhile, Arthur continues to look for able-bodied men, and soon finds Dennis Galahad and his mother, both of whom are politically active peasants that doubt Arthur is really a king.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 8 - 28, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: July Historical Bus Tours

Shows & Events
01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents: July Historical Bus Tours-All tours meet at MRHC 1:00 p.m. tours – 8, 21, 28 and 6:30 p.m. tours – 15, 22 Yes our popular Historical Bus Tours are back. On these narrated tours you will meet some of Marquette’s historical personalities and hear their stories. The tours offer a chance to learn about local history and be entertained at the same time. Tickets are $20.00 and advance purchase is strongly suggested. These tours sell out fast! Please call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 9, 2015

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Jul 9, 2015

Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Join us Thursday mornings at 8:00 am for a photo tour of the refuge. Meet other amateur photographers to explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos and skills. You should have a working knowledge of your equipment and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug conditions. The photo tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Jul 9, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: Teal Lake Hike

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: Teal Lake
Meet at Lakeview School

Join Jim Paquette to visit the camp sites of Negaunee's very first miners, the ancient people who once quarried the Ajibik quartzite deposits on the northeast end of the lake thousands of years ago. We will talk about the geology, the archaeology, and the history of the lake and the surrounding area. We will follow the footpaths along the north lakeshore, and make our way to the top of the nearby bluffs for an amazing view. This hike is limited to 75 people and advance tickets only, are $10.00. The hike is 1 ½-2 hours with areas of steep terrain. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info. Look for us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 9, 2015

Out to Lunch presents: Dickinson County Community Chorus

Outdoor
11:45 AM To 01:15 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 10, 2015

Michigan Iron Industry Museum: Iron Ore Heritage Bike Tours

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Enjoy a casual-historic interpretive bike tour from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum to Ishpeming, and back on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Registration required in advance. Call 906-475-7857 or e-mail hendersont7@michigan.gov for more information.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 10, 2015

PMMF presents: Ralph Votapek Piano Recital

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Norway-Vulcan Performing Arts Center, Norway
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 10, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jul 10 - 11, 2015

26th Annual Manistique Folkfest 2015

Annual Events
05:30 PM To 12:30 AM
Location: Manistique

Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce 26th Annual Folkfest 2015 is a celebration of life that takes place the 2nd Saturday in July on the main street of Manistique. Art & Craft Booths display their diverse wares over two blocks while the aromas of Multicultural Food Booths tempt the participants down the street. The central stage provides ethnic music & entertainment with the Beer Garden close by. The Children have their own street, which supplies the young with extra fun. Folkfest is truly an event for everyone. Friday night Pet Parade(5:30pm), then Street Dance, Beer Garden, some food vendors until 12:30 am. Saturday starts at 10am opening ceremony, then all day into the evening until 12:30 a.m. Great Fun!

Contact Information: Connie Diller
Phone: 906-341-5010
Jul 10 - 11, 2015

Thrifter Sisters Flea Market

Shows & Events
Location: Belsolda Farm, Marqutte
The Thrifter Sisters Flea Market is coming to the beautiful Upper Peninsula! We will be at the Belsolda Farm in Marquette MI on July 10th- 11th, 2015. We are a upscale boutique style Flea Market specializing in Vintage, Retro, Shabby Chic, Antiques, Mid Century Modern, Farm Style, Cottage and Re-Purposed items! Don't forget to check out our Wedding Corner as well!



Wear your Vintage finest and you will be entered into a drawing to win a great prize as well!

Come and shop amongst the beautiful surroundings of the Belsolda Farm. Find great and unexpected treasures as well as have a great time with music, food and fun!



Hours:

July 10th: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm

July 11th: 8:00 am-6:00 pm



There is a $5 admission fee with children 13 and under free!



For Vendor or general information, visit our website @http://www.thriftersistersfleamarket.com/ Email: thriftersistersfleamarket@gmail.com

(517)295-8174.

Follow us on Facebook as well for updates!
Contact Information: Thrifter Sisters
Phone: 517-295-8174
Jul 10 - 11, 2015

56th Annual National Trapper's Association Convention and Outdoor Expo

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Trappers and their families from across the U.S. and Canada are putting in for vacation days for the NTA Expo in Escanaba, Michigan at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. This will be one of the biggest outdoor events ever held in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There will be ten buildings full of vendors offering not only trapping supplies, but a large variety of other items that will appeal to any outdoor enthusiast. This event is expected to draw over 6, 000 people to the area. It is a family friendly event with many activities and events geared toward kids. Trappers of all experience levels will have great learning opportunities as many trapping experts will be on hand giving demos throughout the three days.
Phone: 906-399-1960
Jul 10 - 12, 2015

UPHA Horse Show

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jul 11, 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
Jul 11, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 11, 2015

3rd Annual Badwaters Bash & Bass Tourney

Annual Events
06:00 AM
Location: Florence, WI /Iron Mtn, MI boundary waters
This 3rd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament at Vagabond Park on Twin Falls Flowage is sure to become a summer favorite. Either a Wisconsin or Michigan fishing licence can be used for this tournament. The tournament registration begins at 5am with a 6am start time. Weigh in is scheduled for 4pm. The cost is $75/boat with a 50 boat maximum so register early. There is a $2000 minimum pot. Soda and ice cream novelties will be available with other smaller snack food at the Badwater Ski-Ters concession booth. The place to be on July 11th is the Badwater Bass Tourney....... See you there! - See more at: http://www.exploreflorencecounty.com/events/#sthash.yzmue9bc.dpuf
Phone: 715-528-5377
Jul 11, 2015

Discover Sawyer Day

Shows & Events
Location: Sawyer International Airport, Gwinn
Jul 11, 2015

Wells State Park - Bounce House Bonanza

Outdoor
Noon To 04:00 PM
Location: Wells State Park, Cedar River
Wells State Park invites your family to consider planning your summer camping trip or family picnic during their Bounce House Bonanza. In addition to exploring the park, children will be able to expel some extra energy in our bounce house from noon to 4 p.m.
Phone: 906-863-9747
Jul 11, 2015

PMMF presents: Ralph Votapek Piano Recital

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 11, 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
Jul 11, 2015

Native American Drum Ceremony

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Palms Book State Park/Indian Lake State Park
Join us on Saturday, July 11th at Palms Brook State Park for a Native American Drum Ceremony from 9:00am-12:00pm, then at 2:00pm stop by our campground host site at Indian Lake State Park for some Native American Crafts. For additional details you may contact the park at 906-341-2355
Contact Information: Indian Lake State Park
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 11 - 12, 2015

Silver Spur Saddle Club

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-5742
Jul 12, 2015

Ron Rubick Memorial Golf Outing

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 13, 2015

Ben Weaver Surrounding Water Concert in Big Bay

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Thunder Bay Inn, Big Bay
The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will host an acoustic concert with Ben Weaver July 13 at 7PM at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay. Ben is circumnavigating Lake Superior by bicycle with a vision to unify communities through song, poetry, discussion, and storytelling. This event is free and open to the public. Interested in learning more about Ben's project? http://www.benweaver.net/ in conjunction with the Great Lakes Commons http://www.greatlakescommons.org/
Contact Information: Wendy Johnson
Phone: 906-345-9223
Jul 14, 2015

Strings on the Bay: The Greats at Besse Theater

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Center Theater, Escanaba
Join host Paul Lundin and guest musicians Andrea Yun, Robert Conway and Janine Bradbury for this second concert in the 2015 series.
Phone: 906-217-4045
Jul 14, 2015

The Ongoing Quest for the Wreck of the Griffon

Shows & Events
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 14, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

Annual Events
02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"The Ongoing Quest for the Wreck of the Griffon." Dean Anderson, Ph.D., State Archaeologist, Lansing.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 14, 2015

Ben Weaver Surrounding Water Concert in Marquette

Music
07:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: The Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Ben Weaver at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, July 14 from 7-10PM will bring an evening of acoustic music, storytelling, poetry, and discussion about circumnavigating Lake Superior by bicycle and a vision to unify communities. A suggested donation of $10 will support his project and the efforts of Save the Wild UP and the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.
Contact Information: Wendy Johnson
Phone: 906-345-9223
Jul 15, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: July Historical Bus Tours

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents: July Historical Bus Tours-All tours meet at MRHC 6:30 p.m. tours – 15, 22 Yes our popular Historical Bus Tours are back. On these narrated tours you will meet some of Marquette’s historical personalities and hear their stories. The tours offer a chance to learn about local history and be entertained at the same time. Tickets are $20.00 and advance purchase is strongly suggested. These tours sell out fast! Please call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 15, 2015

Indian Lake State Savings Bank Two-Woman Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 15, 2015

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.
Jul 15, 2015

Indian Lake State Park - UP Raptor Rehabilitation Program

Shows & Events
02:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Staff from UP Raptor Rehabilitation and Wildlife Center will be here to educate everyone on Michigan's raptors. The program will be held at our Beach Shelter building beginning at 2:00pm. For further details you may contact the park at 906-341-2355.
Contact Information: Lee Vaughn
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 15 - 19, 2015

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Monty Python's Spamalot

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
It is 932 A.D. in England, and King Arthur, joined by his servant Patsy, is “riding” through the land trying to find men to join his Round Table. Arthur is frustrated by several failed recruitment attempts, including one with an awfully resilient Black Knight, but his luck might not stay bad for long. In a near village, Sir Robin the NotQuite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Lancelot the Brave decide to enlist in the army, because unlike some other villagers, they are not yet dead (Monk’s Chant/He’s Not Yet Dead). Meanwhile, Arthur continues to look for able-bodied men, and soon finds Dennis Galahad and his mother, both of whom are politically active peasants that doubt Arthur is really a king.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 15 - 19, 2015

Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium

Annual Events
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Marais
Jul 16, 2015

Out to Lunch presents: One and the Same

Outdoor
11:45 AM To 01:15 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 16, 2015

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428
Jul 16, 2015

PMMF presents: The Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Kingsford High School, Kingsford
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 16, 2015

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Jul 16, 2015

Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Join us Thursday mornings at 8:00 am for a photo tour of the refuge. Meet other amateur photographers to explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos and skills. You should have a working knowledge of your equipment and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug conditions. The photo tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Jul 17, 2015

Bill Jamerson- "Up in the UP"

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Author, Filmmaker, and Songwriter, and fellow Yooper Bill Jamerson, called "the Upper Peninsula's troubadour" by the Ontonagon Herald will join be performing "Up in the UP" at our Beach Shelter Building at 7:00pm. Join us for a night of songs and stories about Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1930's. For additional details you may contact the park at 906-341-2355.
Contact Information: Ralph Lundquist
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 17, 2015

PMMF presents: The Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 17, 2015

Michigan Iron Industry Museum: Iron Ore Heritage Bike Tours

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Enjoy a casual-historic interpretive bike tour from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum to Ishpeming, and back on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Registration required in advance. Call 906-475-7857 or e-mail hendersont7@michigan.gov for more information.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 17, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jul 17 - 19, 2015

37th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

Festivals
Location: Tourist Park, Marquette
Join us for a weekend of Traditional Music at the lovely Tourist Park campground in Marquette. This year’s music promises to please everyone with local, regional, national and world traveling musicians. The Mainstage on Saturday -Sunday will feature The Duhk’s, Bonsoir Catin, Extra Crispy Brass Band, The High 48’s, Mike Waite, Papa John Kolstad, Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers, The Polyphony Marimba Band, Richard Scofano, and Good & Young Band. Music genres range from bluegrass to old timey to swing to Celtic/Irish to blues and singer/songwriters. For Festival info or to order tickets on-line, visit our website www.hiawathamusic.org.
Contact Information: Susan Divine
Phone: 906-226-8575
Jul 18, 2015

Field Stone 5K Trail Run/Walk

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Beauchamp's Grove Cross Country Course, Flat Rock
Phone: 906-399-2258
Jul 18, 2015

Skandia Days

Festivals
Location: Skandia
Phone: 906-942-7404
Jul 18, 2015

Tri-County Fire Dept Annual Bazaar & Junque Fair

Annual Events
Location: South of Wetmore
Phone: 906-387-2138
Jul 18, 2015

Fayette Historic State Park - A Paranormal Event

Outdoor
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Ever wonder what a ghost hunter does? Does the thought of apparitions give you a chill or a sense of wonder? Come join us for a full day of unearthly surprises and learning! Details to be forthcoming and if you are psychic, you already know what we are doing!
Phone: 906-644-2603
Jul 18, 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
Jul 18, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 18, 2015

29th Annual Little Lake Ride-In Bike Show

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Little Lake
Phone: 906-346-6000
Jul 18, 2015

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jul 18, 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
Jul 18, 2015

Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sports Fisherman Bass Tournament

Outdoor
06:30 AM
Location: Bay de Noc, Escanaba
Jul 18, 2015

5th Annual Fuzzy Boyak Memorial Golf Tournament

Annual Events
11:00 AM
Location: Pictured Rocks Golf Course, Munising
What: 4-Person Scramble (Mens - Womens - Coed Teams)Time: 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Price: $240 per team - $25 for cart **Dinner, Cash Prizes to Winners, HUGE raffle, 50/50, Prizes** Pay cart fees with registration, this reserves your cart. For more information, please call 906-387-5636 or email: algerparksrecdept@yahoo.com. All donations and sponsorships are accepted!
Contact Information: Alger Parks and Recreation Department
Phone: (906) 387-5636
Jul 18 - 19, 2015

Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival Presents: "The Tempest"

Arts &Theater
Location: Presque Isle Park Bandshell, Marquette
Upper Michigan's resident classical theatre company kicks off its inaugural season in July with an outdoor production of The Tempest at Marquette's beautiful Presque Isle Park. The play is part comedy, part tragedy, and completely magical. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $8 dollars for seniors and children under twelve.
Phone: 906-273-0279
Jul 18 - 19, 2015

3rd Annual Red Earth Classic/Enduro

Annual Events
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming
Come ride the amazing trail-system that has so much to offer! The festival at Al Quaal Recreation Area will be fun for the whole family; complete with a silent auction, kids activities, The Junior Classic Bike Race, Food, music and much more! There is also a short track sprint race on Sunday for the pro racers and a comp class. Come ride the West-End of Marquette county this summer and see all the area has to offer.
Jul 18 - 19, 2015

Great Northern Paint Club Open Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 920-897-3606
Jul 18 - 19, 2015

Bark River Sportsman Off-Road Races

Annual Events
Location: Bark River International Speedway, Bark River
Jul 18 - 19, 2015

25th Annual Republic Sportsmens Club Annual Fishing Derby

Annual Events
06:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Michigamme River, Republic
An annual fishing derby is held on the Michigamme River each year on the third weekend of July. It a family fun event with camping, food, entertainment. This year is the 25th anniversary with fireworks and live entertainment.
Phone: 906-376-8882
Jul 18 - 26, 2015

Holiday Ramblers RV Rally

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jul 19, 2015

Rock Lions July Breakfast Buffet

Shows & Events
Location: Rock Lions Club, Rock
The Rock Lions monthly THIRD-SUNDAY, ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, July 19th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes eggs prepared to order and omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, fried potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruits, lots of dessert items, and coffee, tea, milk and juice. Adults $8, ages 6 – 12, $5, ages 5 and under eat free. The Rock Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.
Contact Information: JOAN KITIUK
Phone: 906-356-6505
Jul 21, 2015

Making Waves: Michigan's Boat-Building Industry 1865-2000

Shows & Events
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 21, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

Annual Events
02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"Making Waves: Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000." Guest Speaker: Scott Peters, Michigan Historical Center, Lansing. Book Signing to Follow Program.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 22, 2015

Marquette Regional History Center presents: July Historical Bus Tours

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents: July Historical Bus Tours-All tours meet at MRHC 6:30 p.m. tour 22nd Yes our popular Historical Bus Tours are back. On these narrated tours you will meet some of Marquette’s historical personalities and hear their stories. The tours offer a chance to learn about local history and be entertained at the same time. Tickets are $20.00 and advance purchase is strongly suggested. These tours sell out fast! Please call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 22, 2015

Meet Author Bruce Larson at Peter White Public Library

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Bruce Larson of Marquette and Republic will be presenting his book, Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew, just released by the University of Missouri Press. This nonfiction account tells of struggles that his parents experienced during World War II, as reflected in almost 700 letters from those years. The book interweaves the stories revealed by those letters with the author’s own responses to the surprises and shocks that unfold.

Those interested in WWII on the home front, in how family lore shapes personal identity, or in the process of writing a story based on letters will find this presentation of special interest. At Larson’s talk, a representative of Snowbound Books will have copies available for sale.
Contact Information: Bruce Larson
Phone: 906-236-3254
Jul 22, 2015

Indian Lake State Park - "Outdoor Stories" with John Walker

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Retired Conservation Officer, John Walker will join us on the evening of Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00pm at our campground host site to delight us with his outdoor stories from years of being a Michigan Upper Peninsula Conservation Officer. For additional details you may contact the park at 906-341-2355
Contact Information: Lee Vaughn
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 22, 2015

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.
Jul 22 - 26, 2015

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Quilters (A Musical)

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
An actress once commented that playing one of the pioneer women in Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek's musical drama "Quilters" is far more difficult than playing, say, one of Shakespeare's court women. With Shakespeare, she explained, at least there's a theatrical tradition to fall back on. What do you have with pioneer women, except mostly bad movie stereotypes? With the retreat of America's wilderness and folk traditions,the struggles and dreams of the hardy women who went West now seem at least as remote as Henry IV's court. Willing "Quilters" to life on stage comes down to pure imagination.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 23, 2015

Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Join us Thursday mornings at 8:00 am for a photo tour of the refuge. Meet other amateur photographers to explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos and skills. You should have a working knowledge of your equipment and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug conditions. The photo tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Jul 23, 2015

Out to Lunch presents: The Steenos

Outdoor
11:45 AM To 01:15 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 23, 2015

North Coast Chamber Players - music for winds and piano

Music
07:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
North Coast Chamber Players will present a concert of fun and stimulating music for winds and piano, from Beethoven to Poulenc on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Recital Hall on NMU's campus. Performer include: Claudia Drosen, flute, Laura Robinson, oboe, Deborah Check Reeves, clarinet, gary L. reeves, horn, Will Peebles, bassoon and Nancy Redfern, piano. Admission is free. Please join us!
Contact Information: Claudia Drosen
Phone: 9063629719
Jul 23, 2015

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Jul 23, 2015

22nd Annual Marquette Garden Tour

Annual Events
01:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Jul 24, 2015

Ice Cream Social at Indian Lake SP

Outdoor
01:00 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
The Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book State Parks will be hosting an ice cream social at 1:00pm at the campground host site, everyone is welcome to join us. Don't forget to ask how you can become a friends group member! For questions regarding the event you may contact the park at 906-341-2355
Contact Information: Ralph Lundquist
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 24, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jul 24, 2015

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jul 24, 2015

Michigan Iron Industry Museum: Iron Ore Heritage Bike Tours

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Enjoy a casual-historic interpretive bike tour from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum to Ishpeming, and back on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Registration required in advance. Call 906-475-7857 or e-mail hendersont7@michigan.gov for more information.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 24 - 26, 2015

UPHA Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jul 24 - 26, 2015

Schoolcraft County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Manistique
Phone: 906-286-9185
Jul 25, 2015

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Island National Recreation Area
The course follows the perimeter trail of the island counterclockwise up past Murray Bay and Duck Lake. At three miles the course heads eastward into the Tombolo, up into the island's thumb and then back along Trout Bay where runners can enjoy one of the most spectacular stretches of shoreline anywhere in the Great Lakes. Runners then ascend up the eastern cliffs of the island which treat runners to views of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The northern half of the island features 300ft colored Jacobsville sandstone cliffs and the remote and exquisitely beautiful North Beach. The return trail on the island’s western shore features remarkable vistas of Lake Superior. Much of the trail is shaded by lush hardwood forests. Exposed sections (atop cliffs) blanket runners with cool breezes off of Lake Superior. Trail includes single track, two track, and narrow dirt roads.
Jul 25, 2015

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 25, 2015

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Outdoor
03:30 PM
Location: Shakey Lakes
Jul 25, 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
Jul 25, 2015

Indian Lake Ken Pond Three-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 25, 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
Jul 25, 2015

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 25, 2015

Roller Derby: Dead River Derby vs Small Town Outlaws Mitten Mavens

Shows & Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Jul 25, 2015

30th Annual Gwinn Fun Daze

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Peter Nordeen Park (M35), Gwinn
This is an old fashioned family outing day with every group in the Gwinn area participating. Fun, food, and family! Parade begins at 10:00 am. Park events 11:00 a.m. Peter Nordeen Park, M-35, Gwinn. Band concerts right after parade - bingo, crafters, food vendors, games, rubber duckie races, Tae Kwon Do demonstration, and stuffed animals galore - cotton candy. Antique car, truck and tractor show: 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 906-346-9666
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

30th Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Annual Events
06:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 800-342-4282
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Art on the Rocks

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

This popular annual art show features the works of 200 artists. Art on the Rocks has twice been named in Sunshine Artists Magazine as one of the top 200 shows in the USA.

Contact Information: Cindy Deo
Phone: 906-225-0254
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Outback Art Fair

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival Presents: "The Tempest"

Arts &Theater
Location: Presque Isle Park Bandshell, Marquette
Upper Michigan's resident classical theatre company kicks off its inaugural season in July with an outdoor production of The Tempest at Marquette's beautiful Presque Isle Park. The play is part comedy, part tragedy, and completely magical. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $8 dollars for seniors and children under twelve.
Phone: 906-273-0279
Jul 25 - 26, 2015

Merriman Farmers Union Club Open Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 906-396-7454
Jul 26 - 30, 2015

8th Annual Blueberry Dance Festival

Arts &Theater
Location: Marquette
Kaufman Auditorium & Second Skin Shop are proud to present The 8th Annual Blueberry Dance Festival July 26th – July 30th.
Contact Information: Camilla Mingay
Phone: 9062262263
Jul 27, 2015

Missoula Children's Theater Presents: "The Wiz of the West"

Arts &Theater
Location: Marvin Fredrickson Auditorium, Manistique
Jul 27, 2015

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Jul 28, 2015

Decolonizing Diet Project: A Transformative Relationship with Food One Bite at a Time

Shows & Events
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 28, 2015

Afternoons at the Museum

Annual Events
02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
"Decolonizing Diet Project: A Transformative Relationship with Food One Bite at a Time." Guest Speaker: April Lindala, Director, Center for Native American Studies, Northern Michigan University.
Contact Information: Gretchen McDonnell
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 29, 2015

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.
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2015

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Quilters (A Musical)

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
An actress once commented that playing one of the pioneer women in Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek's musical drama "Quilters" is far more difficult than playing, say, one of Shakespeare's court women. With Shakespeare, she explained, at least there's a theatrical tradition to fall back on. What do you have with pioneer women, except mostly bad movie stereotypes? With the retreat of America's wilderness and folk traditions,the struggles and dreams of the hardy women who went West now seem at least as remote as Henry IV's court. Willing "Quilters" to life on stage comes down to pure imagination.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 30, 2015

Out to Lunch presents: Black Pearl

Outdoor
11:45 AM To 01:15 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 30, 2015

Honey Bee's at Indian Lake SP

Outdoor
07:00 PM
Location: Indian Lake State Park, Manistique
Join us at our campground host site for a taste of Indian Lake Honey. Local beekeepers Jan and Ed Wright will educate us on honey bee's, they will bring a hive for a demonstration on how honey bee's construct their hives and deposit honey. They will also have honey for tasting and products available for sale. For additional questions you may contact Indian Lake State Park at 906-341-2355
Contact Information: Lee Vaugh
Phone: 906-341-2355
Jul 30, 2015

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Jul 30, 2015

Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Join us Thursday mornings at 8:00 am for a photo tour of the refuge. Meet other amateur photographers to explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos and skills. You should have a working knowledge of your equipment and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug conditions. The photo tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015

Woodtick Music Festival

Music
Location: Powers
Four days of bluegrass, country, rock, folk, blues. Two stages, 25 bands. A great U.P. event.
Contact Information: Brian Whitens
Phone: 906 498 2223
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015

22nd Annual Woodtick Music Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hermansville
The Woodtick Music Festival is a home-grown, Upper Peninsula style shindig featuring a variety of regional and not so regional bands who all have one thing in common....they're darn good!
Jul 31, 2015

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Shows & Events
06:00 PM
Location: Flatrock
Jul 31, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jul 31, 2015

15th Annual Blueberry Festival

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906/228-9475
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2015

MWC Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2015

Wilson Phillips at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015

Alger County Fair & Chatham Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Alger County Fairgrounds, Chatham
Phone: 906-439-5114