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.

 

Apr 24, 2019

Michigamme's Steamer Comes Home

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
In 1900 the community of Michigamme bought a horse drawn steam fire engine. By 1962 it was obsolete and sold. Yet many valued the steamer and its historic beauty, setting off a multi-decade search and effort to bring it home. Learn about early fire-fighting technology and a heroic community effort through the lens of an engaging historic storyteller, Bill Van Kosky. $5 suggested donation. For more information call 906.226.3571 or visit marquettehistory.org
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Apr 25, 2019

Marquette City Band Spring Concert

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette
Contact Information: Fran Darling
Phone: 9062491514
Apr 26 - 27, 2019

Scrap Metal at Island Resort & Casino

Music
09:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) Matt & Gunner Nelson (Nelson) Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) Lita Ford
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Apr 26 - 28, 2019

Single District 10 Lions Club Convention 2019

Shows & Events
Location: Marquette
Apr 26 - 29, 2019

Players de Noc presents: "Moon Over Buffalo" at the Bonifas

Arts &Theater
08:00 PM
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-789-7468
Apr 26 - Aug 26, 2019

Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Changing Hands--A Heritage Craft

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, and seed saving.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Apr 27, 2019

Hermansville Hustle 5k (In Memory of Sheila Sanville)

Recreation
09:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Location: Hermansville
Runners and walkers welcome 8:30am Registration/Check-In 8:55am Line-Up 9:00am Start 10:00am Awards *all times are CENTRAL Time* North Central Elementary School 5465 3rd Street Hermansville, MI 49847 $25 - General Registration $20 - 17 and Under $20 - Each for Family of 3 or more **$4 extra for long-sleeve shirts** Please make checks payable to North Central Area Schools $20 for all runners/walkers on the day of the event (no shirt included) Payment can be dropped off at North Central High School or Mail to: Emily Westphal North Central Area Schools W3795 Hwy US 2 & 41 Powers, MI 48874 Age Divisions: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Medals awarded to the top 3 male and female participants in each age division Registration DUE by April 17th to guarantee a T-shirt
Contact Information: Emily J. Westphal
Phone: 906-497-5226
Apr 27, 2019

Marquette YMCA Run/Walk 2019

Annual Events
Location: YMCA of Marquette County
The course runs along beautiful Lake Superior, starting and finishing at the YMCA of Marquette County and promises to be a fun fitness event for the whole family. The event is open to all and includes a 10 mile, 10k, 5k and a 5K non competitive walk, one mile youth run and a toddler trot. Family fun, activities and refreshments will be provided throughout the morning.
Contact Information: Jenna Zdunek
Phone: 9062279622
May 3, 2019

Superior Arts Youth Theater presents: Hansel & Gretel at Forest Roberts Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Phone: 888-785-0512
May 4, 2019

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
May 4, 2019

Spring Fair Craft and Vendor Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Escanaba
The Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba, Mich. will be hosting the Spring Fair Craft and Vendor on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10am-6pm! The crafters and vendors will be lining the hallways! Spaces fill up fast! For booking email jgoddard@dp-mgmt.com
Contact Information: Josie Goddard
Phone: 9067862784
May 4 - 5, 2019

Superior Arts Youth Theater presents: As You Like It at Black Box Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Black Box Theatre, Marquette
Contact Information: Jalina McClain
Phone: 9063619578
May 5, 2019

House of Hamill in concert

Music
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
This duo consists of Rose Baldino (of Burning Bridget Cleary) and Brian Buchanan (of Enter the Haggis). “House of Hamill is on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians. Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible.” www.houseofhamill.com
Contact Information: Wendy Pepin
Phone: 906-786-6420
May 10 - 12, 2019

TV6 Mother's Day Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
Phone: 906-202-1978
May 11, 2019

Bay College Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Bay/YMCA Gymnasium, Escanaba
Contact Information: Julie Dollhopf
Phone: 906-217-4129
May 13 - 17, 2019

Marquette Regional History Center presents: Birchbark Canoe Build

Shows & Events
12:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
With gratitude to a Community Foundation grant, we are able to create a hands-on learning opportunity in our community. Rochelle Dale and Jan Zender will build a birchbark canoe in our gathering hall. School groups will visit the build and learn from Jan and Rochelle. The public is invited to stop in and observe during our open hours from May 13-17. We will have a special evening visit with the artisans, see below. Birchbark Canoe Build Open House, May 15, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Come with questions and time to observe the historic crafts experts at work. Donations accepted. For more information visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
May 17 - 18, 2019

Whose Live Anyway? at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
09:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino
Contact Information: Island Resort & Casino
Phone: 800-682-6040
May 19, 2019

Open House/Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Annual Open House featuring "White Water" traditional string music from Michigan's immigrant past in concert at 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.; light refreshments. Seating is limited.
Contact Information: Troy Henderson
Phone: 9064757857
May 22, 2019

The Archeology of POW Camp AuTrain

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
In the summer of 2018 Dr. LouAnn Wurst led a team from Michigan Tech on site work at the former CCC Camp AuTrain, to research the use of the camp as a prisoner of war camp during WWII. In conjunction with the Hiawatha National Forest, this work will continue in 2019. Learn first-hand what is being found and conclusions Dr. Wurst has drawn at this presentation.

Dr. Wurst wrote an article for us in October 2018, published in the MJ for the week of Archaeology Fair and it was very well received. Dr. Wurst is a Professor of Archaeology. She teaches at Michigan Tech University, and specializes in Historical and Industrial Archaeology, Archaeology of Capitalism, Class and Inequality, Marxist Theory, and Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource management.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Jun 3 - 10, 2019

Marquette Regional History Center presents: Beading in Circles Workshop

Shows & Events
11:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
Fee: $40 + $5 materials. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Two 2-hour sessions are required one week apart for time to complete the beadwork. Make a beautiful beaded rosette brooch or pair of earrings with Cynthia Coté. Students will learn bead appliqué stitch to create a circular beaded brooch or pair of earrings.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Jun 4 - 8, 2019

TaMaMa Dance Company presents: Collection

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
TaMaMa Dance Company (TDC) presents their original work Collection, an accumulation of movement gathered for study, comparison, and exhibition with the intention to intrigue, surprise, and inspire. TDC is a Marquette based non-profit modern dance group. For more information please visit tamamadance.com.
Jun 7 - 9, 2019

Northern Treasures Flea Market

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fair Grounds, Escanaba
The first annual Northern Treasures Flea Market will be held at the U.P. State Fair Grounds, The weekend of June 7th thru 9th. We will be hosting a wide variety of vendors from artisans, crafts, antiques, collectibles,Vintage, food, hand crafted Jewelry and so much more. We Hope to see every one there.
Contact Information: Jesse Witte
Phone: 9065533032
Jun 8, 2019

4th Annual "Good Ole Boy" Catch & Eat Bass Tourney

Outdoor
Location: Big Bay de Noc Nahma
Jun 8, 2019

Iron Mountain Brew Fest

Outdoor
01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Downtown, Iron Mountain
Jun 8 - 9, 2019

Pictured Rocks Days & Yoopers Cruise Free Days

Festivals
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Binsfeld Bayshore Park, Munising, Michigan
Two-day festival in conjunction with "Yoopers Cruise Free" where U.P. residents get to cruise for free with Pictured Rocks Cruises with a valid MI Upper Peninsula ID (limit 1,500 per day). There will be over 100 booths, music, a petting zoo, nature shows, bounce houses, food and fun throughout the weekend. Last year over 7,500 attended the festival! Make sure you don't miss this year's festivities! No admission charge. Go to www.picturedrocksdays.com or call 906-387-2138 for more info on the festival or on how to be a vendor.
Contact Information: Katherine Reynolds
Phone: 9063872138
Jun 15, 2019

Central Upper Peninsula Rally

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 09:30 PM
Location: Powers
Automotive rally type race. Part of the North American Sport Association(NASA) Eastern Championship series held on the Menominee County roads North of Powers Michigan. Registration 8am until Noon. Racing 2pm until 8:30pm Registered Volunteers are needed to held control the race route. Spectator locations are available. All times are Central
Contact Information: Roger VanDamme, Chairman
Phone: 7346498526
Jun 15, 2019

Fayette Historic State Park - Christmas in June

Annual Events
11:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Celebrate Michigan state parks' centennial year and join us for Christmas in June. The holly jolliest of activities include “reindeer” games, a fishing pond, campsite decorating, a slip-n-slide, and a hot dog concession. All campers and visitors for the day are welcome to join in on the fun. Events will take place at the historic base ball field. Campers are also encouraged to decorate their campsites for the decorating contest. Get ready for some holly jolly fun in the sun!
Contact Information: Randy Brown
Phone: 906-644-2603
Jun 16, 2019

30th Annual Iron, Steel and the Automobile Antique Auto Exhibit

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
Annual Antique Auto Exhibit (Father's Day) More than 50-vintage vehicles from the 1910s to 1969; live music by the "Bluffs Orchestra" (Jazz and Swing); food concessions.
Contact Information: Troy Henderson
Phone: 9064757857
Jun 20 - 29, 2019

Forest Roberts Theatre presents: "Mamma Mia"

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Based on the hit songs of 70s pop/dance group ABBA, this musical is a fan favorite. Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée, Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She reads her mother’s diary and, discovering that there are three possible candidates, secretly invites them all to the wedding. Of course, chaos ensues! With a Broadway run of fourteen years, this international sensation is one you won’t want to miss.
Contact Information: FRT Box Office
Phone: 906-227-2082
Jun 28, 2019

70th Annual UP History Conference

Annual Events
Location: Escanaba
Jun 29, 2019

Nahma Music Fest & 5K Run/Walk

Outdoor
Location: Nahma
Phone: 906-450-7175
Jul 16 - 20, 2019

Forest Roberts Theatre presents: "Legally Blonde Jr"

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Everyone's favorite blonde is back in this hilarious musical adaptation of the beloved movie! When her high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle Woods takes matters into her own hands and gets into Harvard herself. Befriending classmate Emmett and spunky hairdresser Paulette along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive - in fact, law may be her natural calling after all. Adapted for younger performers, this show is sure to leave cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!
Jul 20, 2019

Stroke Awareness 5k Run/Walk: In Memory of Ardith Felzke

Outdoor
12:00 PM To 02:00 PM
Location: Escanaba
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the patients of OSF Rehabilitation to benefit those who have suffered the effects of a stroke. Cost for the event is $25.00 which includes a t-shirt (please specify size). T-shirts are only guaranteed until July 1st. If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, the suggested donation is $25.00 and your business name will appear on the back of the t-shirt. Top 3 race winners will be awarded. Participants are invited to stay after the race for a BBQ. To register for the event please click the following link for the registration form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScezxL5km5VXWVW4aV-C6fGM-R6cojJcZysOCNTPsWKPe0jdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Please mail your payment to: Stroke Awareness 5k Run/Walk 5356 I Road Escanaba, MI 49829
Contact Information: Tiffany A Kleiman
Phone: 9065539722
Jul 21, 2019

Funday Sunday Outdoor Concert Series

Music
Location: Northern Sun Winery, Bark River
Northern Sun Winery is hosting Genna & Jesse on Sunday July 21st. Minimum ticket donation is $10 in advance and $15 at the door and include a vineyard and wine cellar tour at 3pm et, two wine samples and music at 4pm. Bring a blanket, picnic and/or friends you will have a great time. No carry ins allowed. Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmonies and ardent storytelling which infused their songwriting and vibrant performances. http://www.gennaandjesse.com/ 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Delta County United Way Imagination Library https://www.uwdelta.org/contact-us performances. Tickets for Genna & Jesse at Northern Sun Winery Outdoor Concert Series are available at Northern Sun Winery, Delta County Chamber of Commerce, a Delta County United Way Board Member or
Contact Information: Susan Anthony
Phone: 9063999212
Jul 27 - 28, 2019

61st Annual Art on The Rocks

Arts &Theater
10:00 AM
Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
Juried Fine Art Show celebrating its 61st year. One of the most anticipated summer events in Marquette and the Upper Peninsula. High quality artists paired with a beautiful location allow for art lovers to have an amazing visual weekend.
Contact Information: Jason Limberg
Phone: (906)235-4006
Aug 10, 2019

Fayette Historic State Park - Heritage Day

Annual Events
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
This annual event, celebrates the “hey-day” of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting company town. Activities for the day include period displays, food, music & a historic Base Ball game 1860’s style (yes, you are invited to play!).
Contact Information: Troy Henderson
Phone: 906-475-7857
Sep 13, 2019

Fayette Historic State Park - A Paranormal Event

Annual Events
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Have you ever wondered what a paranormal investigator does? Does the thought of apparitions give you a chill or a sense of wonder? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a member of a paranormal team and participate in a real investigation? This is your chance! Take part in two nights of unearthly surprises and learning! Events will take place at the historic townsite, times will be announced closer to the event. If you are interested in camping during this event, reservations are highly recommended as the campground fills quickly for this fun and exciting weekend!
Contact Information: Randy Brown
Phone: 906-644-2603
Oct 4 - 5, 2019

Fayette Historic State Park - Fall Fest

Annual Events
Location: Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
We will jumpstart this event with a Friday night haunted trail that is open to all hearty souls. Join in on the fun on Saturday with family-friendly activities such as hay rides, campsite decorating, and other Halloween-inspired activities for all ages. Saturday's events will take place during the day at both the park's historic townsite and campground for campers and day-use visitors. If you are camping, don't forget about the campsite decorating contest and treats for trick-or-treaters in the afternoon.
Contact Information: Randy Brown
Phone: 906-644-2603
Oct 11 - 13, 2019

Leif Erikson Festival 2019

Annual Events
Location: Norway
Nov 29 - 30, 2019

TV6 Thanksgiving Craft Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-202-1978
Dec 6 - 8, 2019

TV6 Christmas Craft Show

Annual Events
Location: Superior Dome, Marquette
This an annual event put on by TV6. All items are hand crafted by each vendor
Phone: 906-202-1978
Dec 14, 2019

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
May 2, 2020

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
Oct 9 - 11, 2020

Leif Erikson Festival 2020

Annual Events
Location: Norway