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 18 - Jul 6, 2017

Bonifas Membership Show

Annual Events
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017

10th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Jun 23 - 24, 2017

The Great UP 23rd Annual Poker Run

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 01:30 AM
Location: Mead Rod Gun Club, Gladstone
Starts Friday at noon $5 entrance fee each day. Located at Pioneer Trail Park, Escanaba reserve Camping at 906 786-1020 Three different bands. Everyone 21 and older welcome $10 poer run on Saturday Pavilion games, Bucket auction and more. Please no pets.
Phone: 906-359-4533
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

Grand Marais Offshore Challenge Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Grand Marais
Phone: 906-494-2447
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass

Annual Events
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

Marquette Trails Festival

Outdoor
Location: Noquemenon Trail Network, Marquette
Phone: 906-235-6861
Jun 24, 2017

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
Jun 24, 2017

Nahma Music Fest & 5K Walk/Run

Annual Events
Location: Nahma
5 great bands, wonderful food, raffles, arts & Crafts and great adult beverages. This is our 6th Annual Musicfest and a great time will be had by all!
Contact Information: Laurie MacIntosh
Phone: 906-644-2486
Jun 24, 2017

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Jun 24, 2017

PMMF presents: Joshual Davis

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, NMU, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 24, 2017

13th Annual Manistique Pioneer Day

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Park, Manistique
Schoolcraft County Historical Society celebrates Pioneer Day with Vendors, Bake Sale, Tours of the Historic Water Tower, Antique presentations, Local U.P. Authors (TBA), used book sale, & entertainment.
Contact Information: Vonciel LeDuc
Phone: 906-341-5045
Jun 24, 2017

7th Annual Northern Lights YMCA-UP Northwoods Triathlon

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Lake Antoine Park, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-774-4076
Jun 24, 2017

Art for All - Iron Mountain

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: City Park, Iron Mountain
Nearly 60 artists and craftsmen from across the country will exhibit at this juried art show, now in its 46th year. There will be live entertainment all day as well as food and beverage vendors. A hands-on craft area will be available for children and adults. The event, held rain or shine, will offer the chance to win door prizes and it is free to the public.
Jun 24, 2017

28th Annual Kids Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Join us for Children's Fishing Day - Catch the Excitement! Saturday, June 24th, 2017, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites you to participate in the 27th Annual Children’s Fishing Day. On the day of the event young anglers are required to register at the Visitor Center before fishing. Fish entries will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Fishing stations will be set up along the Refuge’s Fishing Loop. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait are available for participants to use at these stations. Fishing is allowed from the shore along designated fishing pools and show pools. Lead sinkers are not allowed. Activities and games for the whole family begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center and include arts and crafts, games, and activities. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners for largest perch and pike in four age categories. Prizes, provided by local businesses, will be awarded by random drawing. A complimentary fish dinner for all participants and their families will be held at 3:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.
Phone: 906-586-9851 x15
Jun 24, 2017

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jun 24, 2017

Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers' Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: 1st St, Menominee
Jun 24 - 25, 2017

Gladstone Golf Club Couples Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Jun 24 - 25, 2017

Indian Lake Four-Man Golf Scramble

Annual Events
Location: Indian Lake Golf & Country Club, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Jun 24 - 25, 2017

TCHA Open Horse Show

Annual Events
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 906-396-8706
Jun 24 - Jul 2, 2017

UPQHA Summerfest Series Horse Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Jun 24 - Aug 16, 2017

Marquette Regional History Center Special Exhibit-Kissing the Water:The Lure & Lore of Fly Fishing

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
There is magic involved in fly fishing. See how this sport captures art, philosophy, literature and environmental concerns. From handmade rods and flies, to the work of John Voelker, fly fishing has a rich history in this region. There will be numerous special events relating to this Special Exhibition and the MRHC will be selling work by featured Artist Derek DeYoung. Check our website for future information, www.marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
Jun 25, 2017

Save the Burner 5K Run/Walk

Outdoor
Location: Nahma
Phone: 906-450-7175
Jun 25, 2017

42nd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race

Annual Events
08:00 AM
Location: Munising
1/2 Marathon, 10K run and 10K walk options. Featuring a newly designed course, Pictured Rocks Road Race gets you right next to Lake Superior.
Contact Information: David Lieble
Phone: (906) 202-9120
Jun 25, 2017

22nd Annual Art for All - Menominee

Annual Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Menominee Marina Waterfront, Menominee
Art Show and Sale featuring over 50 Midwest artists. Enjoy a great day on the waterfront , beautiful art, music, entertainment by First Street Academy of Dancing. Food booths and children's art area.
Contact Information: Wendy J Ihler
Phone: 7159230608
Jun 25, 2017

Menominee River Century Bike Ride

Annual Events
Location: Menominee/Marinette
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2017

Marquette Art Week

Annual Events
Location: Marquette
This program is a collaborative effort to highlight and promote local artists by featuring regional artwork, live performances, and demonstrations in downtown businesses and storefronts. Art Week, which runs June 19 to June 25, will also feature art receptions and street performances. A comprehensive map with a list of Art Week events can picked up at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St. in Marquette, or at any of the participating businesses after June 10. A list of participating artists and businesses can be found at www.mqtcty.org/arts.php. For more information please contact the Art Center at (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Jun 27, 2017

Strings on the Bay: Escanaba Connection "Piano Trio"

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Besse Center, Bay College, Escanaba
Phone: 906-217-4045
Jun 27, 2017

Munising Farmers & Artisans Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising
Phone: 906-202-3030
Jun 28, 2017

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.
Jun 28, 2017

PMMF presents: Lake Effect Jazz Quintet

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 28, 2017

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2017 is our 8th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 24-September 27, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. Facebook.com/MSTQFarmersMkt A sample of what you can expect (based on local seasonal availability) to find: •Honey •Eggs •Fruits and Vegetables - from Asparagus to Strawberries to Tomatoes to Zuchinni •Wine •Maple Syrup •Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish •Beef •Cottage Foods (baked goods, jams, jellies) •Fantastic Music •... and so much more!
Phone: 906-341-5010
Jun 28, 2017

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 29, 2017

Out to Lunch - Mark Young & John Richtig (Gordon Lightfoot Tribute)

Outdoor
11:30 AM To 01:30 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
The annual “Out to Lunch” summer entertainment series with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Thursdays at the intersection of Hughitt Street and Iron Mountain Street. Live entertainment for this year will include jazz, army band, bluegrass string, story telling troubador, chorus singing, swing, folk music, circus themed band, and more. Food vendors onsite, bring your chair and enjoy the shows.
Jun 29, 2017

Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Do you have a small group of photographers interested in getting into the backcountry for a few hours? We may be able to accommodate you on Thursday mornings. Contact us to check on dates and make arrangements. The photo tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Phone: 906-586-9851
Jun 29, 2017

Summer Concert Series in the Park - Gladstone

Outdoor
Location: VanCleve Park, Gladstone
Phone: 906-428-9222
Jun 30, 2017

58th 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
Jun 30, 2017

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

Annual Events
07:30 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Phone: 906-482-1542
Jun 30, 2017

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017

2017 Negaunee Pioneer Days

Annual Events
Location: Negaunee
Alumni Softball, Community Picnic & Fireworks, Music, Old Towne Festival, Parade and more.
Phone: 906-486-8084