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 1 - Sep 1, 2016

Cinder Pond Marina Exhibit - Paul Rose

Arts &Theater
Location: Cinder Pond Marina, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an exhibit by photographer Paul Rose at the Cinder Pond Marina in Marquette. Paul’s exhibited works reflect the nature and landscape of the Upper Peninsula in both color and black and white photo images. Paul will be the featured artist through the summer of 2016.

Paul received a BFA in photography from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Upon graduation, Paul went on to study with acclaimed photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Vigiletti and Steve Benson. Paul continues his passion for art through his photographic artistry.

The Cinder Pond Marina is located adjacent to Mattson Park lower harbor, 260 S. Lakeshore Blvd. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm. For more information or questions, please contact the Arts & Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email: arts-culture@mqtcty.org
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Aug 28 - 31, 2016

Marquette Area Sister City Partnership Hosts Higashiomi Japanese Delegation

Arts &Theater
Location: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Join us for a welcoming community reception at the Huron Gallery, Peter White Library on August 31 (Wednesday) between 6 and 8 pm. Our 10 Japanese delegates represent Higashiomi City Staff, students, specialty farming, baking and other professions. Following a short program, enjoy live music from Sparrow Tree, heavy hor’ doeuvres by Coco’s and a photography exhibit of artist, Lali Khalid. The Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership Committee is proud to host the events for the Sister City delegation. The Japanese delegation is being led by Tsukasa Uehara, of the Higashiomi International Friendship Association.

Additionally, the community is invited and encouraged to welcome our guests when they arrive at Sawyer International Airport, August 28 at 5:07 pm. Both events are free to the public.

For more information about the Japanese delegation, contact Paulette Lindberg at (906) 869-4141 or email: paulettelindberg@gmail.com.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2016

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 30 - Sep 30, 2016

September Art Exhibits - Greg Green, Niikah and Aleutian Hatfield

Arts &Theater
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September LSAA Gallery exhibition by painter, Greg Green. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Greg went on to receive local and national attention for his large abstract works. The September SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork created by siblings, Niikah Hatfield and Aleutian Hatfield. Niikah has explored many forms of art over the years. Drawing, painting, and leather crafting are just some of the forms of expression she delves into. Her younger brother Aleutian, found his passion for creating metal sculptures when the farm got a welder to fix and build farm equipment. Both exhibits will be running from August 30 – September 30, with an opening artist reception on Thursday, September 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.
Contact Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Phone: 9062280472
Aug 31, 2016

Manistique Farmers Market

Annual Events
04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Little Bear West Arena, Manistique
2016 is our 7th season of providing fresh locally grown and produced foods at the Manistique Farmers’ Market. We are open from 4-6pm on Wednesdays May 18-September 21, at Little Bear West Arena,180 N. Maple Street, Manistique. Come join us at the happiest place in Manistique. ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com and 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 31, 2016

Seney Wildlife Wednesdays

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 31 - Sep 5, 2016

Dickinson County Fair

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