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
May 14 - Jun 18, 2015

Bonifas Membership Show

Annual Events
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833
May 22 - 24, 2015

Superior Birding Festival: 2015 Boreal Birds

Festivals
Location: Marquette County
The first annual Superior Birding Festival is set for Friday through Sunday, May 22-24 near Marquette. Registration runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W. Spring St., Marquette, with birding trips scheduled throughout Saturday and Sunday. Events include trips to the Peshekee Grade near Michigamme, Yellow Dog Plains, Coastal Hot Spots and the Presque Isle Bog Walk in Marquette as well as a visit to the Chocolay Raptor Center in Harvey. The cost is $35 per person or $55 per family unit (free under 14 years). There is an additional $10 fee each for the trip to the Peshekee Grade and the Yellow Dog Plains. Register Friday evening or registrations can be sent to MooseWood Nature Center, P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI 49855. Questions? Contact info@moosewood.org. Visit www.moosewood.org for more information or to download the schedule of events and registration form.
Contact Information: Tiffany Rantanen
Phone: 906-360-6282
May 23, 2015

Wells State Park - Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Annual Events
Location: JW Wells State Park, Cedar River
Join the Wells State Park crew as they welcome back campers for the 2015 camping season and celebrate Memorial Day weekend! What better way to do both than to sit back and relax at one for your favorite state parks? With a parade in the works and a potluck for all our family and friends, be sure to stop in and bring a dish to pass. Happy Camping!
Phone: 906-863-9747
May 23, 2015

Bay de Noc Home Run

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Municipal Dock, Escanaba

The event features a competitive 10 and 5K run, a 5k non-competitive walk and a 200 and 400 meter kid’s dash. The event also features a food tent and a free bounce tent for young kids. This is a family event. All proceeds will be used to help support local agencies and groups focused on caring for homeless individuals. Both the 10k and 5k courses have been professionally measured for USA Track & Field certification and are PR eligible. USAT&F 10k course #MI07005DM and USAT&F 5k course #MI07006DM

Contact Information: Bobbie Stacey
Phone: (906) 786-1477
May 23, 2015

MRHC hosts: KBIC Veterans Drum-Company K-Remembering and Honoring the Civil War Ogichidaa

Shows & Events
12:00 PM To 02:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
A program remembering and honoring our regional Native American Civil War warriors, “Ogichidaa”. The presentation will include names and stories of regional contributions including that of Company K of the Michigan Sharpshooters. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Elders, Veterans Group and Drum will participate in the remembrance and will include both traditional song and dance. The program is free; admission to the museum is not included.
Contact Information: Jessica "Red" Bays
Phone: 906-226-3571
May 23, 2015

Veteran Tribute Ride

Annual Events
Location: Iron Mountain
Registration 8am-945am at Riverside Auto, Iron Mountain. Ride starts at Riverside Auto and ends at Veteran's Memorial on top of Pine Mounatain.
May 23, 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
May 23, 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
May 23 - 24, 2015

UPHA Horse Show

Annual Events
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands Township
Phone: 906-360-7069
May 25, 2015

Run For Joe 5K

Annual Events
Location: Lions Club Pavillion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 25, 2015

8th Annual Memorial Day Run/Walk

Annual Events
09:00 AM
Location: Lion's Club Pavilion, Rapid River
Phone: 906-474-9001
May 25, 2015

Rapid River Memorial Day Celebration

Annual Events
Location: Rapid River
May 28, 2015

Twilight Tours at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
09:00 PM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Phone: 906-586-9851 ext 10
May 29, 2015

Norway Speedway Racing

Outdoor
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
May 29 - 30, 2015

30th Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run

Annual Events
06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Rib Fest Barbque ribs contest and car parade on Friday for car show participants. Also dance and dinner for car show entrants. Gates to car show open a 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th for the 30th Annual Krusin' Klassics Fun Run. Cars, vendors, music, contests for kids, and awards at 4:00. Dance for public at 7:00 until 11:00. Raffle prizes awarded at 10:00 p.m. and someone will win a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible. Check out the website at krusinklassics.net for full details and to buy raffle tickets online! 50's attire is encouraged.
Contact Information: Terri Belongie
Phone: 906-786-3638
May 30, 2015

Fumee Lake Spring Wildflower Walk

Outdoor
08:00 AM
Location: Fumee Lake Natural Area, Quinnesec
The Fumee Lake Commission invites the public to participate in their annual guided Wildflower walk at the Fumee Lake Natural Area. Trilliums, Wild Ginger and Orchids are some of the flowers that may be seen. This is an easy walk at a slow pace on easy terrain. Walking distance is just over 1 mile and will last 2-3hrs. Meet at the East parking lot off the Upper Pine Creek Rd (off US2 between Quinnesec and Norway). Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. A flower guide is suggested. Photographers are encouraged to bring their cameras. There is no charge to participate and a County park sticker in not required.
Phone: 906-774-5868
May 30, 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
May 30, 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