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.

 

Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017

10th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition

Annual Events
Location: DeVos Art Museum - NMU, Marquette
Aug 22 - 25, 2017

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Steel Magnolias

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
​There may be no play that better epitomizes the bond of female friendship than Steel Magnolias. Set in the world of Truvy’s beauty salon, it starts out by introducing us to the everyday life of women in a small town. Truvy is brash, colorful and unlikely to let a bit of gossip pass her by. The bashful Annelle blossoms and it is the story of M’Lynn Eatenton and her daughter Shelby that pulls this play together. You will love the hilarious repartee and verbal collisions such as "I'm not crazy: I've just been in a bad mood for forty years". ​ As the women must realize their mortality they draw on their love to survive which gives the play a special quality that is truly touching. With care, and with heart, Director Denise Clark will bring together a talented cast that portrays the silliness, the love, the sadness, and the unquenchable strength of these women. This is a play of “laughter through tears,” which LST will bring to life in a production you won’t want to miss. ​
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Aug 23, 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.
Aug 23, 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
Aug 24, 2017

Bill Jamerson - A musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

Shows & Events
Location: Public Library, St Ignace
Aug 24, 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
Aug 24, 2017

Bill Jamerson - A musical tribure to the Civilian Conservation Corps

Music
02:00 PM
Location: Woodland Asst Living, Manistique
Aug 25, 2017

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Florence County Fairgrounds, Florence, WI
Aug 25, 2017

Morning Bus Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Would you like to get more out of your trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Some wildlife can be difficult to see, but trained staff and volunteers know where to look or listen. Join us Monday and Friday mornings at 10:00 am to experience a guided tour of the Refuge. The tour will take between 2 to 2 ½ hours depending on the topic of the tour. We will be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing information on the animals we see, the history of the refuge and current management practices. Please meet inside the Visitor Center to coordinate vehicles, pick up binoculars, and begin the tour. The Visitor Center opens at 9:00 am.
Phone: 906-586-9851
Aug 25 - 27, 2017

Harborfest 2017 - Marquette

Annual Events
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Aug 26, 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
Aug 26, 2017

Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers' Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: 1st St, Menominee
Aug 26, 2017

2017 Moose on the Loose Family Fun Run & 5K

Outdoor
Location: Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Enjoy the summer colors and run, walk, or jog along the scenic roadway of Peter White Drive on Presque Isle in Marquette with the Michigan Nature Association! This 5K will promote efforts to preserve habitat for the threatened and endangered moose throughout Northern Michigan. This year we will be adding a Kids Fun Run to start at 9:30 am! Kids aged 8-14 can run a 1 mile race prior to the 5K. The 5K will start at 10 am. Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: $10 5K Run/Walk: Early registration is just $25 ($30 day-of)
Phone: 866-223-2231
Aug 26, 2017

Off the Vine 5k race/walk

Annual Events
Location: Bark River
5k run/ walk fundraiser by Heart of the North Lions Club, proceeds to Diabetes Awareness and other health related issues. Mixed terrain course to include the Bark River Off Road Race Track, pavement, and vineyard. Participants to receive appetizers and those 21 or over 2 free wine tastings.
Contact Information: Susan Anthony
Phone: 906-399-9212
Aug 26, 2017

UP Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

Outdoor
02:00 PM
Location: Flat Rock
Aug 26, 2017

Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 202

Outdoor
06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Join us from 6-8 p.m. for an advanced kayaking paddle for those who are comfortable with kayaking and just want to get out with a group and paddle, we will meet on the beach for this event. Previous kayaking experience is required. Weather permitting. You must call 906-339-4461 to sign up, equipment available for first 12 registrants- registration begins on August 14th. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State.



For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Aug 26, 2017

Off the Vine 5k

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Northern Sun Winery, Bark River
5k run/walk or 1 mile vineyard stroll. Mixed terrain course of the Bark River Off Road Race Track, paved road, and vineyard trail. Ticket proceeds to diabetes awareness and other health related topics. Participants receive appetizers and those 21 or over 2 free wine samples.
Contact Information: Sheryl Raines or Susan Anthony
Phone: 906-399-9212
Aug 26, 2017

Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 101

Outdoor
02:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, Champion
Venture to Van Riper State Park to learn the basics of kayaking from 2-4 p.m. We will talk about different types of kayaks as well as safety and techniques while kayaking. We will meet on the beach and once we have down the basics we will go for a paddle on Lake Michigamme. Weather permitting, please call the park to sign up- registration begins August 14th; equipment available to the first 12 registrants, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State.



For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Contact Information: Matena Coron
Phone: 906-339-4461
Aug 26, 2017

Gladstone Golf Club Three Woman Scramble

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Aug 26, 2017

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Aug 26, 2017

UPIR Racing

Outdoor
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Aug 26 - 27, 2017

Two Man Ryder Cup Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Indian Lake Golf Course, Manistique
Phone: 906-341-5600
Aug 27, 2017

RadTour Marquette

Festivals
10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Marquette
Join us on the 35-mile friendly yet adventurous RadTour Marquette Route traversing West of Marquette, Michigan to the town of Ishpeming. This year we are excited to announce a new partnership. In addition to stoping at Partridge Creek Farm we will be joining forces them and celebrating local food and healthy communities in conjunction with the Partridge Creek Farm Harvest Festival. This means twice the fun and food all rolled up into one farm with plenty of fermentations to choose from. The bike route starts and ends in Marquette with a Harvest Festival sandwiched between easy rolling on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Bike out to the farm and eat delicious local food prepared by rockstar chefs.
Contact Information: Audrey Wiedemeier
Phone: 5154501651
Aug 27, 2017

Gladstone Golf Club Senior Couples Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Gladstone
Aug 27, 2017

RadTour Marquette

Recreation
09:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette
A bicycle tour of local farms, food and ferments! RadTour Marquette Route will traverse Southeast of Marquette, Michigan. The bike ride starts at The Flying Moose in downtown Marquette. Coffee and light breakfast bites by Peace Pie Company will be served during Check-in. Seeds and Spores and Head In The Clouds Llama Farm are the Featured Farm Stops. Chef Jill Mielcarek, Justin Fairbanks with The Steinhaus, and The Marq will be Featured Chefs at the stops. We’ll top the day off with local brews and tunes at Blackrocks Brewery a few blocks away from the start.
Contact Information: Audrey Wiedemeier
Phone: 5154501651
Aug 27 - 29, 2017

2017 North Country Trail Association Annual Celebration

Outdoor
07:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Location: University Center, NMU, Marquette
The Upper Peninsula Chapters of the NCTA invite you to attend the 2017 NCTA Celebration beginning Thurs, July 27 at 8:30 am and ending Sat, July 29 at 10:00 pm at Northern Michigan University’s University Center. Hikes both on and off the NCT, non-hiking activities, break-out sessions, dinners with the National Park Service’s Volunteer-in-Parks recognitions, the North Country Trail Association’s Annual Awards presentation, live auction, and presentations about the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, the Appalachian Trail in story and song, and an update on the Iron Belle Trail will all be included. Pre and post activities to attend as you travel to and from the Celebration are also in the works. Come meet or renew acquaintances with fellow NCTA members and friends from across the seven states and log some miles for your 2017 Hike 100 Challenge.
Contact Information: Lorana Jinkerson
Phone: 9062266210
Aug 28, 2017

Morning Bus Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney
Would you like to get more out of your trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Some wildlife can be difficult to see, but trained staff and volunteers know where to look or listen. Join us Monday and Friday mornings at 10:00 am to experience a guided tour of the Refuge. The tour will take between 2 to 2 ½ hours depending on the topic of the tour. We will be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing information on the animals we see, the history of the refuge and current management practices. Please meet inside the Visitor Center to coordinate vehicles, pick up binoculars, and begin the tour. The Visitor Center opens at 9:00 am.
Phone: 906-586-9851
Aug 28, 2017

Sweetgrass 3 Woman Scramble

Annual Events
10:00 AM
Location: Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040 ext 2251
Aug 29, 2017

Munising Farmers & Artisans Market

Outdoor
04:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Bayshore Park, Munising
Phone: 906-202-3030
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2017

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Superior Cabaret

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
Please join us for an evening of song and dance as the Lake Superior Theater presents "Music of the Night". This will be an eclectic presentation of Broadway and Cabaret-style music which features some of the best of "Phantom of the Opera" as well as numerous other selections. The performers are all community members who are talented and seasoned performers and will have spent much of their summer preparing for this event. The show will include solos, duets, small group numbers as well as several full cast numbers.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Aug 30, 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.
Aug 30, 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
Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2017

Lake Superior Theatre presents: Superior Music of the Night Cabaret

Arts &Theater
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
​Produced and designed by Jeff Bruning this cabaret involves a variety of ages and features the best talent available in live theatre and musical performances.
Contact Information: Nikke Nason
Phone: 906-227-7625
Aug 31, 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
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017

Dickinson County Fair

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Location: Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Norway
Phone: 906-563-8840