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.

 

Sep 15 - Dec 31, 2018

The Changing Face of Medicine-A History of U.P. Healthcare

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
See the evolution in the region’s medicine from the time of patent medicines, home visits and the growing understanding of germs, to the St. Luke’s School of Nursing and beyond. Hear first-hand accounts from the people who have cared for this community’s health. Learn about the battles against epidemics, tuberculosis, polio and an early case of kidney disease in which the community rallied to provide the financial support for the necessary yet expensive dialysis.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Oct 13 - 20, 2018

National Wildlife Refuge Week

Annual Events
Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 13th to 20th. Visit your National Wildlife Refuge and see what it has to offer. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Marshland Wildlife Drive is open from dawn to dusk. The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
Oct 18 - 20, 2018

Players de Noc presents: I Don't Mind That You're Ugly & Love, Loss and What I Wore

Shows & Events
Location: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba
I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly By Bobby Keniston Directed by Jim Powell Clyde is waiting at “The Only Fancy Restaurant in Town”, anxious to propose to his beautiful girlfriend, Kira. There is only one problem. Clyde is a very average looking guy. When Kira arrives, looking stunning, Clyde’s night is thrown into a whirlwind when everyone in the restaurant wants to gawk at his bride-to-be. And when Kira accidentally makes the comment, “I don’t mind that you’re ugly” to Clyde, the night really takes off in an unexpected direction. Will Clyde marry the girl of his dreams, or will his relationship be ruined at this wacky restaurant? With several colorful characters, this one-act romantic comedy is sure to delight and make you say, “Awww…” all at once! Love, Loss and What I Wore by Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron Directed by Sara LaMarch Love, Loss and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as the recollections of Nora & Delia Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences.
Oct 18 - 20, 2018

10th Annual Marquettes Haunted Hayride

Annual Events
05:00 PM To 11:45 PM
Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen; voices whisper in the trees; screams are heard from every corner; death becomes life for two long nights…. During the summer this is a place filled with laughter and excitement, but when the rides are all down and gates are locked, the spirits that once inhabited the fairgrounds come back to get their revenge!The Marquette’s Haunted Hayride is a 40-minute tractor drawn hayride which weaves through the Marquette County Fairgrounds. The ride is filled with terror and surprise. As you travel through the cold darkness, be warned that the unexpected may be lurking at every turn and behind each and every tree there may be an eerie encounter to greet you! The ghosts of the past don’t sleep when it rains…..the tractors run RAIN OR NOT
Contact Information: Anna Dravland
Phone: 9062287749
Oct 19 - 20, 2018

Ghosts of Lighthouse Point

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse, Marquette
Marquette Maritime Museum presents Ghosts of Lighthouse Point on October 19 and 20, 7-9pm. Join us (and a few ghosts) for a haunted tour of the Maritime Museum and Lighthouse Point. Tickets ($10) are available at the Museum. Call 906-226-2006 for more information and to reserve your tickets.
Contact Information: Hilary Billman
Phone: 9062262006
Oct 20, 2018

Marquette Regional History Center presents: Archaeology Fair

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
International Archaeology Day is celebrated throughout the world on this day. Spend a fun afternoon learning all about archaeology through hands-on activities, demonstrations,artifacts and displays at many interactive booths throughout the entire museum. Meet regional experts and see what is being discovered in the Upper Peninsula region. 2018 will be our 6th annual fair! Come see what’s new! This year we will feature two outdoor demonstrations.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Oct 20, 2018

Great Lakes Sports Club Fall Craft Show

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Great Lakes Sports Club, Escanaba
Join us & get your holiday shopping started. This is an indoor show with a large variety of vendors displaying their handmade items. We also have a wide array of direct sale products. Admission is $2 or 2 non-perishable food items to be donated to the food pantry. Concessions on site.
Contact Information: Brenda Servant
Phone: 906-280-6348
Oct 20, 2018

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
Oct 20, 2018

BUMPUS in Concert at the Braumart

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Oct 20, 2018

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Outdoor
08:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Iron Mountain
Oct 20 - 21, 2018

Escanaba Gun and Knife Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Largest Gun Show in the Western UP
Contact Information: Jim Chapman
Phone: 800-968-5016
Oct 20 - 21, 2018

3rd Annual Yooper State Disc Golf Championships

Recreation
08:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Location: Powder Mill Disc Golf Course, Marquette
Contact Information: Club 906
Phone: 9062354705
Oct 25 - 27, 2018

Forest Roberts Theatre presents: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
This haunting musical tells the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Just in time for the Halloween season, this thrilling masterpiece is sure to delight and terrify.
Phone: 906-227-2082
Oct 26 - 27, 2018

Eric Burdon & The Animals at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Oct 27, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
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
Oct 27, 2018

Highland Golf Club Toughman Tournament

Outdoor
Location: Highland Golf Club, Escanaba
Phone: 906-466-2791
Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2018

Forest Roberts Theatre presents: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
This haunting musical tells the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Just in time for the Halloween season, this thrilling masterpiece is sure to delight and terrify.
Nov 3, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is held every Saturday! Come down to continue the fun from the summer in a festive atmosphere. Our wide range of vendors are all extremely personable and very welcoming. You'll be surprised with how many unique items are sold and the various gifts that you can find for people of all ages. You will also find several different types of fresh vegetables that you're bound to love. Hope to see you there!
Phone: 906-362-3276
Nov 7, 2018

The Marquette Regional History Center: A Most Outlandish Place The Wreck of the J. S. Seaverns

Shows & Events
06:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
In the spring of 1884, the small wooden steamer J. S. Seaverns called at the remote Lake Superior port of Michipicoten Harbor, carrying much-needed supplies and provisions for the workers building the Canadian Pacific Railroad along the North Shore. Striking a rock while leaving the dock, the vessel filled and sank with no lives lost. After unsuccessful attempts to locate and salvage the Seaverns, the boat was forgotten for more than a century. Discovered in the summer of 2016, the wreck lies beautifully preserved in the cold, clear depths of Lake Superior. In his presentation, Dan Fountain will tell of the history, the sinking, the crew’s stories, and the search for the Seaverns, utilizing historical photos and new underwater video.
Contact Information: Jessica Bays
Phone: 9062263571
Nov 8, 2018

Read Between the Wines Fundraiser

Shows & Events
05:30 PM To 07:30 PM
Location: Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette
This is a collaborative fundraiser to support literacy and local history.

Everyday Wines will provide expertise and a thoughtful wine selection to sample. Wines will playfully reflect the uncommon bonds Marquette County local history has to the wider world. We’ve always been a strangely connected place for a small city on Superior, and it’s time to toast our surprisingly cosmopolitan community.

Celebrated local history authors including Tyler Tichelaar and Sonny Longtine will read excerpts from their books. Members of the audience can buy signed books and discuss local history research and the art of writing with authors in a relaxed setting. Actor Jessica “Red” Bays will do a dramatic reading of an entertaining historical piece from the J. M. Longyear Library.
Contact Information: Adam Berger
Phone: 9062263571
Nov 8 - 10, 2018

DCCT presents: Born Yesterday at the Braumart

Shows & Events
Location: Braumart Theater, Iron Mountain
Nov 9 - 10, 2018

Engelbert Humperdinck: The Man I Want To Be Tour at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Nov 10, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
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
Nov 10, 2018

Iron Mountain Farmer's Market

Shows & Events
Location: Izzo Center, Iron Mountain
Contact Information: Jennifer M Slagle
Phone: 9062215937
Nov 16 - 17, 2018

Big & Rich at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Nov 17, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
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
Nov 20, 2018

Cocktails & Canvas at Island Resort & Casino

Shows & Events
05:30 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Discover your hidden talent - attend Cocktails & Canvas at the Island Resort & Casino. Spend the evening of November 15th (starting 5:30 ET) in Club Four One and get step by step instructions to paint a beautiful work of art. You will receive all of the materials you need: a canvas, paint, a brush and even a cocktail on us! Only 50 tickets available, so make sure to get yours now! *Must be 21 or older to attend.
Nov 23 - 24, 2018

TV6 Thanksgiving Craft Show

Shows & Events
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-202-1978
Nov 24, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
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
Nov 24, 2018

North Dickinson Holiday Bazaar

Shows & Events
10:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: North Dickinson School, Felch
The North Dickinson School will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar. It is a craft and vendor show, and their will also be concessions and raffles.
Contact Information: Jennifer slagle
Phone: 9065429281
Dec 1, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
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
Dec 7 - 9, 2018

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 8, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
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
Dec 9, 2018

Craft Sale & Christmas in Nahma

Shows & Events
Location: Nahma Township Hall, Nahma
Dec 12 - 16, 2018

"Scrooge!" at Forest Roberts Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
A return of a tradition rings in the holiday season! The Dickens classic is brought to life once again by NMU students and faculty along with locals from the Marquette community. A musical retelling of “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge! shows us the journey of a bitter old miser's discovery of the true meaning of Christmas, courtesy of good folks and strange ghosts. Join the FRT in celebrating one of our traditional shows! Thursday, December 15th at 7:30pm Friday, December 16th at 7:30pm Saturday, December 17th at 1:00pm Saturday, December 17th at 7:30pm
Contact Information: FRT Box Office
Phone: 906-227-2553
Dec 14 - 15, 2018

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Country & Christmas at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: The Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 800-682-6040
Dec 15, 2018

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
Dec 15, 2018

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Outdoor
09:00 AM To 01:00 PM
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
Dec 19, 2018

Muffin Runners Santa Run

Outdoor
10:00 AM
Location: Marquette Commons, Marquette
Phone: 906-361-5059
Jan 11 - 12, 2019

Michael Carbonaro Live! at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Jan 24 - 26, 2019

Forest Roberts Theatre presents: "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
This exquisite fairytale shines onstage in this never-before-seen ballet. A poor peasant exchanges his prettiest and youngest daughter for riches when a white bear appears and asks for her. The bear takes the girl to a rich and enchanted castle, where, at night, he takes off his bear form in order to come to her bed as a man, although the lack of light means that she is never able to see him. When she finally lights a candle to find out who he is, she discovers that he is a handsome prince, but by seeing him in his human form she has ignited a curse. Now the prince must return to his wicked stepmother, who lives in a castle “east of the sun and west of the moon,” and marry her hideous daughter, a troll princess. Can the pretty young daughter find the castle and save her prince? Her breathtaking, magical journey comes to life in this stunning original production.
Jan 25 - 26, 2019

A Night with Janis Joplin at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Feb 1 - 2, 2019

Spotlight Variety Show at Forest Roberts Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
An evening of magic, comedy, circus, and beyond that is sure to amaze and amuse audiences of all ages.
Feb 8 - 9, 2019

Hinder at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort and Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Feb 15 - 17, 2019

UP 200, Midnight Run & Jack Pine 30

Annual Events
Location: Marquette to Grand Marais
The UP200 is one of America's premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The UP200 is an Iditarod qualifying race. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically challenging trail. The JackPine 30 rounds out the weekend’s fun with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint from Gwinn, Michigan to Marquette.
Feb 22 - 23, 2019

Justin Moore at Island Resort & Casino

Music
08:00 PM
Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 877-ISL-SHOW
Feb 22 - 23, 2019

Medieval Dinner Theatre

Arts &Theater
05:00 PM
Location: Marquette Masonic Building, Marquette
Stage combat and good food come together in the Marquette Masonic Building as a fundraiser for the Forest Roberts Theatre. Enjoy dashing sword fights with your meal in an outstanding evening of entertainment supporting students at the FRT!
Apr 12 - 20, 2019

Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Forest Roberts Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Join the FRT for another gorgeous Disney musical! This “tale as old as time” tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out – if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This spectacular story brings the community together for a celebration of family theatre at its finest.
Phone: 906-227-2082
May 4, 2019

Northern Michigan University Commencement

Annual Events
Location: NMU Superior Dome, Marquette
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 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
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!
Oct 11 - 13, 2019

Leif Erikson Festival 2019

Annual Events
Location: Norway
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