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
Jun 6 - Aug 3, 2014

7th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Website: nmu.edu/devos
Contact Information: Melissa
Phone: 906-227-2235
Jun 26 - Aug 7, 2014

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center Exhibit: Selling Nahma

Arts &Theater
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
Jul 20 - 25, 2014

7th Annual Blueberry Dance Festival

Arts &Theater
09:00 AM
Location: Marquette
Kaufman Auditorium & Second Skin Shop are proud to present The Seventh Annual Blueberry Dance Festival July 20th – July 25th. The Festival will offer Aerial Fabric classes with Jessie Loisel, Aerial Lyra classes with Thea Risak, Break-Dancing classes with Janeil “Jay” Foy, Ballet & Modern classes with Esoteric Dance Project artistic director’s Brenna Pierson-Tucker & Christopher Tucker, & Hip-Hop classes with Dres Reid. Reid danced in the Motion Picture Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”. There will also be a dance competition for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate to Second Skin Shop, professional dance showcase performance, & free dance classes by local instructors! The festival is a great opportunity to try a new dance style or improve your technique for all ages & levels.
Contact Information: Camilla Mingay
Phone: 9062262263
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
Jul 23 - 27, 2014

Lake Superior Theatre presents: I Do! I Do! (musical)

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
A touching musical of two soul mates navigating the perils of life featuring amazing Maggie and Amy Malaney, Patrick Bradley, and Marty Martello. The two-character story spans fifty years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the ups and downs experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage. From the wedding night innocence of ''Goodnight'', to the hat-and-cane sophistication of ''It's A Well-Known Fact'', to the fun vamping of ''Flaming Agnes'', to the bouncy ''When The Kids Get Married'', to the 11:00 ballad ''What Is A Woman?'', there is something for all musical tastes. From suffering through affairs, the angst of raising children, and growing old together, the challenges and joys of relationships are ALL here in this wonderful score of I Do! I Do!
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 24 - 26, 2014

120th Annual Upper Peninsula Firefighter Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Quinnesec
Phone: 906-396-2505
Jul 24 - 27, 2014

55th Annual National Trapper's Association Convention and Outdoor Expo

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Trappers and their families from across the U.S. and Canada are putting in for vacation days for July 24-27, 2014 to attend 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.

Admission is $10.00 for all 4 days. Camping will be available on the grounds. For further information you may contact Tamara Masterson, NTA Convention Coordinator, at masterson@nationaltrappers.com or visit www.nationaltrappers.com and www.uptrappers.com.
Contact Information: Tamara Masterson, NTA Convention Coordinator
Phone: 248-568-5804
Jul 25, 2014

Michigan Nature Association - Hike: Twin Falls

Outdoor
12:00 PM
Location: Twin Falls, near Munising
Join MNA on a hike through this beautiful sanctuary. We will see breathtaking views of several waterfalls and the sandstone cliffs that form them. Meet at the Nestor Street entrance.
Jul 25, 2014

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jul 25, 2014

PMMF presents: David C Jonies Organ Recital

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: St Paul's Episcopal Church, Marquette
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 25, 2014

Iron Ore Heritage Trail Bike Tour

Outdoor
10:00 AM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Phone: 906-475-7857
Jul 25, 2014

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Kingsford
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 25 - 26, 2014

Barenaked Ladies at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Jul 25 - 26, 2014

Schoolcraft County Fair

Annual Events
Location: Manistique
Phone: 906-286-9185
Jul 25 - 26, 2014

Wells State Park - Christmas in July

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Ever wish you could celebrate the holidays during the warmer season? Here is your chance to get the best of both worlds! It is Christmas in July at Wells State Park on July 25th and 26th, 2014. With a full list of activities, what are you waiting for? Santa is even coming! Ho-ho-hope to see you there!
Phone: 906-863-9747
Jul 26, 2014

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Escanaba
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 26, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jul 26, 2014

Indian Lake Ken Pond Three-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jul 26, 2014

Ishpeming Italian Fest

Annual Events
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 26, 2014

29th Annual Gwinn Fun Daze

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 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 26, 2014

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Annual Events
Location: Grand Island National Recreation Area
Phone: 715-701-0360
Jul 26, 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
Jul 26, 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
Jul 26, 2014

Grand Marais Garden Tour

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais

Join us for a day of fun wandering the lovely gardens of Grand Marais! A Silent Auction, door prizes, and food will round out the fun.

Phone: 906-494-2447
Jul 26 - 27, 2014

Northern Flights UP Airshow Experience

Shows & Events
09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Delta County Airport, Escanaba

Come see the excitement as the Northern Flights UP Airshow Experience returns. See wingwalkers, Bi Planes, War Birds and Military teams all perform. This is a great event for families.

Contact Information: Michael McNeil
Phone: 906-235-7392
Jul 26 - 27, 2014

2nd Annual Red Earth Classic

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 26 - 27, 2014

Outback Art Fair

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette
Phone: 906-869-1395
Jul 26 - 27, 2014

Crystal Falls Summer Fest

Festivals
08:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Crystal Falls

over 50 vendors, music, food, crafts, activities, grilling contest - prizes awarded, battle of the bands.

Contact Information: Terrie Petrilli
Phone: 906 875 6868
Jul 26 - 27, 2014

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 26 - 27, 2014

Big Bay Pony Club Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jul 26 - 27, 2014

29th Annual Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Annual Events
06:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Manistique Marina, Manistique
Contact Information:
Phone: 906-341-8264
Jul 27, 2014

13th Annual Blueberry Festival

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906/228-9475
Jul 28, 2014

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: St Paul's Episcopal Church, Marquette
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 28, 2014

Island 2 Man Senior Bestball Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2014

Art on the Move: History in Motion, An Art and History Day Camp

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Art meets history in this one week day camp held at the Marquette Regional History Center. Youth ages 8 to 12 are invited to join the Liberty Children’s Art Project and the History Center for a week long immersion into local history and art making. We will be creating public art to be displayed in a truly unique method - as bus side decals that will later be on the move throughout the community. Themes of local history inspired by the museum collections youth get to explore, with a behind the scenes look into the museum exhibits and archives. Art making will be multi-media and collaborative.

Pre-registration required, register at the History Center or by calling 906.226.3571

$25 for the week, with each day’s lesson building on the next. Ages 8-12.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 30, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents : July Bus Tours

Arts &Theater
06:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents : July Bus Tours

6:00 p.m. tour on July 30. (Please see our August tour options as well). All tours meet at MRHC. Our ever popular bus tours are back, with a new route this year! Meet some of Marquette's interesting historical personalities, hear their stories and you'll see why Marquette was called the “Queen City of the North.” A chance to learn about local history and be entertained at the same time. Tickets are $15, advanced purchase suggested as there is limited seating. These tours are a partnership with Checker Transport of Marquette, checkertransport.com. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Contact Information: Betsy Rutz
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 30, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Marquette the Frisbee Sanctuary

Shows & Events
05:30 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: The Ore Dock Brewery, Marquette
The sport of Frisbee goes back nearly 50 years in Marquette and the city was designated an official Frisbee Sanctuary back in 1975 by Wham-O Manufacturing Co. the maker of the Frisbee. Recently a new disc golf course has opened with a second course potentially on the way. The annual Guts Frisbee Tournament is growing in popularity. Steve DesJardins will take a historical look back on the sport. We will pay tribute to local Frisbee activist Craig "Buck" Buchanan, who recently passed away. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Buck's family and friends. There is a $5 Suggested donation for this event, for more information please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.
Contact Information: Cris Osier
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jul 30, 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.
Jul 30, 2014

PMMF presents: UPstarts: Featuring emerging professional musicians from the UP

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore, Munising
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 30, 2014

PMMF presents: Handel and Hoiby

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 30, 2014

PMMF presents: Bergonzi String Quartet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church, Iron Mountain
Website: www.pmmf.org
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2014

Lake Superior Theatre presents: I Do! I Do! (musical)

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
A touching musical of two soul mates navigating the perils of life featuring amazing Maggie and Amy Malaney, Patrick Bradley, and Marty Martello. The two-character story spans fifty years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the ups and downs experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage. From the wedding night innocence of ''Goodnight'', to the hat-and-cane sophistication of ''It's A Well-Known Fact'', to the fun vamping of ''Flaming Agnes'', to the bouncy ''When The Kids Get Married'', to the 11:00 ballad ''What Is A Woman?'', there is something for all musical tastes. From suffering through affairs, the angst of raising children, and growing old together, the challenges and joys of relationships are ALL here in this wonderful score of I Do! I Do!
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Jul 31, 2014

13th Annual YMCA Golf Outing

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Phone: 906-789-0005
Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2014

21st 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!