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.

 

Aug 20 - Oct 1, 2014

Joe Stevens Exhibit

Arts &Theater
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2014

104th Annual Dickinson County Fair

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

Charles Munch Exhibit at Besse Gallery

Arts &Theater
Location: Besse Gallery, Escanaba
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

39th Annual UP Steam and Gas Engine Show

Annual Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
From its humble beginnings in 1975, our annual Labor Day show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment. The Heritage Village provides a charming old-fashioned backdrop for a variety of traditional handicrafts from local artisans. Be sure to see our working sawmill and stop by the Agricultural Museum to browse an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts. There is also a large flea market, as well as a knife and gun expo. And if you’re hungry, there is plenty of good food on the grounds. While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you. As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used.
Contact Information: Richard Dutton
Phone: (906) 474-9247
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014

43rd Annual UP Hardball Championship Tournament

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

39th Annual Marquette Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Annual Events
Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette
Sep 3, 2014

Bryce Vine at Besse Theater

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Sep 4, 2014

Trendsetter Tour presents Bryce Vine

Music
08:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: University Center, NMU, Marquette
Bryce Vine will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in the Explorer Rooms of the University Center. This concert is free with an NMU ID and $2 for the general public. Bryce's sound is a blend of singable radio friendly pop and laid back, in-the-cut hip-hop. He's been described as an innovative urban artist with pop melodies to keep you dancing. Learn more about him at http://brycevinemusic.com/ and like his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/brycevine This concert is sponsored by Northern Arts and Entertainment.
Contact Information: Chris Salgot
Phone: 2489791035
Sep 5, 2014

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Flat Rock
Sep 6, 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
Sep 6, 2014

Strutt Your Mutt

Annual Events
Location: Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Sep 6, 2014

5th Annual UPIR (Yooper) Fall Classic

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival

Annual Events
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.

Contact Information: Mona Lang
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 6, 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
Sep 6, 2014

Michigan Nature Association - Hike: Saturdays at Echo Lake

Outdoor
Location: Echo Lake, near Marquette
Join MNA and The Nature Conservancy on a series of Saturday morning hikes to Echo Lake and the surrounding rocky outcrops that provide stunning views of Lake Superior and the inland landscape.
Sep 6, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 6, 2014

6th Annual Dickinson County Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
11:15 AM
Location: City Park, Iron Mountain
Contact Information: Carole Waitrovich & Tina Tappy
Phone: 906-396-7819
Sep 6 - 7, 2014

Indian Lake Couples Golf Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014

Pellegrini Corn Maze/Haunted Corn Maze

Outdoor
Location: Pellegrini Farm, Vulcan

Corn Maze hours starting Sept 6th thur Halloween
Fridays - 4-9PM flashlight mazes begin at dark
Saturdays - 12-9PM last one in at 8:15PM
Sundays - 12-6PM
4 & Under Free
5-13 $5
14 & UP $7
Haunted Maze after dark Oct 19th, 26th & Halloween

Phone: 906-396-5728
Sep 9, 2014

United Way Soup'r Chili Challenge

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3736
Sep 12 - 13, 2014

Wells State Park - 2nd Annual Yooper Days

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Are you a "Yooper"? Attend the annual Yooper Days at Wells State Park and you'll start to feel like one! Some activities include: scavenger hunt, chili cook-off, wagon rides, photo booth, bonfire and the crowning of the Yooper King and Queen (based on most "yooper-like" appearance)! What a way to spend the final days of summer. Schedule your camping trip today!
Phone: 906-863-9747
Sep 12 - 13, 2014

20th Annual XTERRA Marquette Off-Road Triathlon

Annual Events
Location: Tourist Park, Marquette
Phone: 906-362-8979
Sep 13, 2014

Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon & Minithon

Recreation
09:00 AM
Location: 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 13, 2014

Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sports Fisherman Walleye Tournament

Outdoor
06:00 AM
Location: Escanaba Municipal Marina, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-2192
Sep 13, 2014

Off The Vine 5k Run/Walk

Annual Events
06:30 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Bark River
5k run/walk combines trails and road. The last mile of the race is through the Northern Sun Vineyard right before harvest. All participants will receive a t-shirt, finish line food and beverages, and awards based on placement. Participants over the age of 21 will be treated to samples of Northern Sun Wines. Socializing after the event is encouraged
Contact Information: Gina Zanon
Phone: 906-789-1296
Sep 13, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 13, 2014

Indian Lake Three-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Sep 13, 2014

Munising Powwow

Annual Events
Location: Munising City Park, Munising
Phone: 906-387-5475
Sep 13, 2014

TV6 Harvest Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Ice Arena, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-387-5411
Sep 13, 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
Sep 13, 2014

Great Lakes Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Great Lakes Recovery Centers will be holding their 7th Annual Great Lakes Race on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Great Lakes Race takes place at the Lakeshore Parking Lot on the corner of Lakeshore Blvd and Spring Street in Marquette. Participants can choose between a 5K walk or a 10K run with registration starting at 8AM and the race starting at 9AM. Entry fees are as follows: Youth (0-12) $5, Teen (13-17) $10, Adult (18+) $20, UPRRC members receive a $2 discount. Registration gets you a t-shirt, light refreshments, and a chance to win door prizes. Proceeds benefit the GLRC Foundation that supports treatment and prevention services for substance abuse and mental health disorders in the UP. Contact Andy Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.com to register early.
Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 2014

7th Annual Great Lakes Run for Recovery

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 012:00 PM
Location: Marquette

Great Lakes Recovery Centers invites you to join us for the 7th Annual “Great Lakes Race” 10k Run and 5k Walk that focuses on supporting recovery treatment services for addiction and behavioral health concerns. The run/walk will take place on Saturday September 14, 2013. The start and finish is located in the Lakeshore Parking Lot Lakeshore BLVD & Spring Street in downtown Marquette. This event is open to the public with registration beginning at 8:00 am and the race starts at 9:00 am. Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for teens (13-17) and $5.00 for youth (0-12). All proceeds go toward our continued effort to provide vital addiction and behavioral health treatments services to members of our community.

Contact Information: Andy Chosa
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 13, 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
Sep 13, 2014

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 15, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Victorianism in Upper Michigan

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: The Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Members only gallery talk 6:30 p.m., September 25th at MRHC. Members have the opportunity to ask questions of the curator and take a special tour of the new exhibit at this event! See how the Queen’s long and powerful reign influenced social life in the UP in the mid to late 1800s. The growth of technology and the middle class changed the role of women in the home, bringing new domestic arts and a development of women’s hand crafts. Sentimental and ornate homes and clothing were the style, as was a strong mourning culture. See local hair wreaths made in honor of passing pets and family members and more!
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Sep 18, 2014

Hockey on Third Parade

Annual Events
05:30 PM
Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-228-9475
Sep 18 - 19, 2014

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: "Willpower" the Will Adams Story

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
An original play produced by the MRHC, written by Tyler Tichelaar. There are some stories that deserve to be told. As a young boy Will Adams' soft tissues were becoming harder, turning him into a living statue. Others faced with such a dark future might have felt sorry for themselves, turning inward. Not so for Will, his disease brought about an amazing creative burst of energy. His story is as inspiring today as it was 100 years ago. With a stellar cast and direction, this will be a “do not miss” event! Tickets in advance are $8.00 Children, $15.00 Adult, $10.00 Student’s add an additional $5.00 at the door. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info on this event.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Sep 18 - 21, 2014

Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship

Outdoor
Location: Bay de Noc, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-7862
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

Munising Bay Classic Car Show/Cruise

Shows & Events
Location: Munising

There will be a 1 1/2 hr Fall color cruise / poker run starting at 4pm sponsored by Kewadin Casino of Christmas , Mi Sept 20th and the following day Sept 21st a car show at Munisings Bay Shore Park From 10am - 2pm with awards afterwards.

Contact Information: gary bovan
Phone: 906-387-5121
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

ABBA the Concert at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Sep 19 - 20, 2014

UP Equifest 2014

Shows & Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Sep 19 - 21, 2014

US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Weekend & National Ski Jumpers Reunion

Annual Events
Location: Ishpeming
Phone: 906-485-6323
Sep 20, 2014

Big Bay Pony Club

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-228-3232
Sep 20, 2014

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 20, 2014

Run for the Hills 5K Escanaba

Annual Events
Location: Ludington Park, Escanaba
Phone: 906-428-2000
Sep 20, 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
Sep 20, 2014

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
Phone: 906-227-1032
Sep 20, 2014

Au Sable Day 2014

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 20, 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 20, 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
Sep 20, 2014

Out of the Darkness - Marquette County Suicide Prevention Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Ishpeming
Support the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on September 20th in Ishpeming, MI. Proceeds will benefit local suicide prevention efforts and national advocacy and awareness programs. The walk will be held at Al Quaal Recreational Area pavilion. Activities start at 9am, walk begins at 10am. The event includes T-shirts, a memory table, balloon release, and light refreshments. To preregister and form or join a team please visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/marquette or contact Andrew Chosa at achosa@greatlakesrecovery.org or 228-9699 xt. 1010.



Stick around after the walk for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, pot-luck lunch and solidarity stroll at the Al Quaal Lodge at the end of the road just east of the Pavilion. Call 360-7107 for details!
Contact Information: Kristin Arkens
Phone: 906-228-9699
Sep 20, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 21, 2014

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 24, 2014

Comedian Pete Lee at Besse Theater

Shows & Events
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Theater, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
Sep 25, 2014

Comedian Pete Lee at Bay West

Shows & Events
Location: Bay West, Iron Mountain
Sep 26, 2014

"Whats New?" Cabaret at Bonifas Arts Center

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

NMU Homecoming

Annual Events
Location: Marquette

Join NMU and the Marquette community on Third Street for the parade and cheer on the NMU football team as they play Saturday in the Superior Dome. Check out www.nmu.edu/alumni for a list of events for you and your family.

Contact Information: Robyn Stille
Phone: 906-227-2627
Sep 26 - 27, 2014

Wells State Park - Spooktacular

Shows & Events
Location: JW 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 27, 2014

Old-Time Dance

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Inwood Twp Hall, Cooks
DANCE! Come out for a fun evening of called dances. The music is lively and the people friendly (good exercise, too!). New dancers welcome. You don’t need to know how to dance and don’t need to bring a partner. Caller Sue Robishaw. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring comfortable shoes. Dress is casual. Cost $7 plus Potluck Snack. Sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org or call 906-644-2598.
Contact Information: Sue Robishaw
Phone: 906-644-2598
Sep 27, 2014

Xterra Lake Superior Shore Run

Annual Events
Location: Little Presque Isle, Marquette

Challenging terrain and scenic vistas, Top of the World and Bareback Mountain offer premiere trail running courses for the Half-Marathon, 5k and 1k kids' race. Kids race for free.

Sep 27, 2014

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ - Marquette County

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Marquette YMCA, Marquette

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.

Contact Information: Ruth
Phone: 906-228-3910
Sep 27, 2014

3rd Annual Grand Slam Fall Classic

Annual Events
Location: Gladstone Sports Park, Gladstone

5K walk/run, 10K

Sep 27, 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
Sep 27, 2014

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Sep 27, 2014

Seney NWR presents: "Youth in the Outdoors"

Outdoor
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
This event is a spinoff from our annual "Scout Activity Day." The day is designed to get youth out into the refuge to explore and learn. Participants may choose from a variety of sessions. The event is open to kids ages 7-17. Pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required. Some activities may have an additional charge.
Sep 27, 2014

Harvest on Hughitt/Oktoberfest

Annual Events
08:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain

Harvest on Hughitt is downtown Iron Mountain's Fall festival.

Phone: (906) 774-8530
Sep 27, 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