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.

 

Feb 21 - 23, 2019

Tech Theatre presents: Agnes of God at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Feb 22, 2019

Copper Country Community Arts Center Annual Parade of Confections

Annual Events
06:00 PM
Location: Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock
Phone: 906-482-2333
Feb 22 - 23, 2019

13th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun

Annual Events
Location: Copper Harbor
The 13th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun includes a bonfire, social, antique sled rides, live music, the Iron Man Run and more.
Phone: 906-369-0627
Feb 23, 2019

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: The Planets at Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents Gustav Holst’s The Planets, an epic orchestral suite in which each movement represents a planet in the solar system and its astrological character. Soprano Lara Neves also sings Berlioz’s intimate orchestral song cycle, Les nuits d'été: A colorful work that traces the progress of youthful love, from joy to loss to renewal.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Feb 23, 2019

Snowburst 2019 - Winter Carnival

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Winter Ski Complex, Silver City
A day of fun for the entire family! Kids games, Snowshoe Fun Run, Wheel Barrow Race, GIANT Slalom Race, Food, Live Music, Dancing, Torch Light Parade and FIREWORKS!! Join us!
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 23, 2019

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park - Lantern Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5275
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2019

Tech Theatre presents: Agnes of God at McArdle

Arts &Theater
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Mar 1 - 3, 2019

10th Annual CopperDog 150

Annual Events
Location: Calumet
The culminating "triple crown" of Lake Superior sled-dog racing (Beargrease, UP 200, CopperDog 150) beginning in Calumet and running north with a layover in Eagle Harbor and a stage rest in Copper Harbor
Contact Information: Todd Brassard
Mar 2, 2019

36th Annual Lake Gogebic Ice Fishing Derby

Annual Events
06:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Lake Gogebic
Longest running ice fishing contest in the Western U.P. Over $5000.00 awarded in cash and prizes
Contact Information: Don / Brian Berquist
Phone: 9068423321
Mar 2, 2019

A Tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring Dave Halston at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Mar 2, 2019

11th Annual Glide 'n Gorge

Annual Events
12:00 PM To 03:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
Mar 3, 2019

Michigan Tech Choir presents: Music for a Sacred Space

Music
07:30 PM
Location: St Joseph Catholic Church, Lake Linden
The choirs of Michigan Tech perform a concert of traditional sacred music for the benefit of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Mar 4 - 9, 2019

Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Outdoor
Location: Houghton
Clean Snowmobile Challenge, hosted by Michigan Tech University. Intercollegiate design a Keweenaw Research Center. Static Display, endurance run to Copper Harbor and Awards Banquet.
Contact Information: Jay
Phone: 906-487-2750
Mar 8 - 9, 2019

2019 Hog-A-Thon Perch Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
Location: Merriweather
Phone: 906-365-5050
Mar 9, 2019

UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon

Annual Events
09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Swedetown Ski Trails, Calumet
The UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! Skiers can choose from the 50k Skiathlon (limited to the first 100 entries), our signature freestyle and classic 50k races, or freestyle or classic 25k or 10k distances. The Great Bear Chase has earned a reputation as a laid-back, skier-oriented weekend that allows skiers of all experience levels to finish their season with a high quality event.
Contact Information: Angela Luskin
Phone: 906-483-1153
Mar 9, 2019

Great Bear Chase

Recreation
Location: Calumet
The UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! Skiers can choose from the 50 km skiathlon (limited to the first 100 entries), freestyle and classic 50k races, or freestyle or classic 25 km or 10 km distances. The Great Bear Chase has earned a reputation as a skier-oriented weekend that allows skiers of all experience levels to finish their season with a high quality event.
Contact Information: Angela Luskin
Phone: 9064831153
Mar 9, 2019

The Red Jacket Jamboree with singer/songwriter John Davey and storyteller Jennifer Strauss at Calumet Theatre

Music
07:00 PM To 09:15 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
The Red Jacket Jamboree is a NEW old-time radio variety show sharing stories, songs and history from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula (Copper Country) Hosted by Lena Dorey, the show is performed/recorded in front of a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre in downtown Calumet, Michigan Join us for the recording of two great episodes with guests: singer/songwriter John Davey, Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss and author Bill Sproule! We'll be celebrating two favorite winter sports- Hockey and Skiing and then “Keweenaw in the Spring”



Hosted by Lena Dorey, The Red Jacket Jamboree includes comedic sketches by the Red Jacket Actors (Marty Achatz, Ralph Horvath) and music by the Copper Cats, with Jerry Younce on Guitar, Bill Carrothers on Piano, Harry South on Bass and Carrie Biolo on percussion. It's an entertaining and educational show for the entire family!
Contact Information: Rebecca Glotfelty
Phone: (906) 337-2610
Mar 22, 2019

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert at Rozsa Gallery

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for Performing Arts, Houghton (Outside)
Michigan Tech was one of the pioneering Jazz Ensemble programs in the Midwest. The late Associate Professor Don Keranen was a visionary educator that not only added jazz to the fines arts curriculum but also developed the Huskies Pep Band by putting them in stripes and giving them the scramble band format. This concert will feature the resident Research & Development Big Band, the Jazz Lab Band, and the fantastic, audience favorite the MTU Alumni Jazz Lab Band. Music will highlight the great repertoire from the last 50 years of Jazz at MTU. Guest artists will also perform.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Mar 23, 2019

Air Play at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen! AIR PLAY is a modern spectacle that brings to life the air we breathe: A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty
Phone: 906-487-2073
Mar 30, 2019

Reduced Shakespeare Company at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! London’s longest-running comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” is a fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. The show has been seen at the Kennedy Center, Off-Broadway, and from sea to shining sea. PG-13.
Phone: 906-487-2073
Apr 5 - 6, 2019

Keweenawawesomefest at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Apr 6, 2019

David Rogers, Classical crossover guitar

Music
07:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Location: Orpheum Theater, Hancock
–solo guitarist David Rogers performs Saturday, April 6th from 7:30-9:30pm at the Orpheum Theater, 426 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI 49930 (906) 482-5100. Admission: $10.00 Adults, $7.00 Students and Seniors https://www.facebook.com/OrpheumHancock/ Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music.
Contact Information: Mike
Phone: (906) 482-5100
Apr 11 - 13, 2019

Tech Theatre presents: Sunday in the Park with George at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Apr 12, 2019

The Linda Ronstadt Experience at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Apr 20, 2019

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents: Rhapsody in Blue at Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Apr 26, 2019

A National Pastime at Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Apr 27, 2019

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ at Ironwood Theatre

Shows & Events
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Jun 13 - 16, 2019

Bridgefest 2019

Annual Events
Location: Houghton/Hancock Waterfronts
Help celebrate the "birthday" of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge with a parade, arts & crafts show, live entertainment, dances, fireworks and more.
Jun 15 - 16, 2019

Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival

Outdoor
Location: Hancock
Jun 30, 2019

Old Victoria's Log Cabin Day Celebration

Shows & Events
11:00 AM
Location: Old Victoria Historical Site, Rockland
Celebrate Log Cabin Day at this historic mining village, where history comes alive. The day will feature delicious cinnamon rolls, baked from scratch in the traditional woodstove. Kids of all ages will love the old-fashioned kids games and races on the lawn, and adults will love the show! The historic site will be open to the public, free of charge, and there's no better way to learn about copper mining history than hands-on! Celebrate the heritage of log cabins AND copper mining at Old Victoria this June!
Contact Information: Patty Pattison
Phone: 906-886-2617
Jul 19 - 20, 2019

52nd Annual UP Championship Pro Rodeo

Annual Events
Location: Iron County Fair Grounds, Iron River
PRCA profession rodeo has been coming to the UP for 50 years in Iron River, MI. Three great shows - one Friday night, two on Saturday. Community events all weekend. Children in free on Saturday afternoon. Wild West parade Saturday morning.
Phone: 906-265-3822
Jul 20, 2019

Canal Run

Recreation
Location: Hancock
Started in 1975, the Canal Run is the premier running event in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Following the rolling hills along the Portage Lake Shipping Canal, the Canal Run offers five events for runners and walkers of all levels:



HALF MARATHON

10 MILE RUN & WALK

5 MILE RUN & WALK

2 MILE FUN RUN

KIDS DASH AFTER RACE
Contact Information: Angela Luskin
Phone: 9064831153
Jul 22 - 27, 2019

Wakefield Outboard Nationals

Outdoor
Location: Eddy Park, Wakefield
Aug 17, 2019

Hotel California the Original Eagles Tribute at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Sep 28, 2019

World Fest Paulo Padilha from Brazil at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Apr 18, 2020

World Fest Hadar Maoz from Israel at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618