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.

 

Dec 13, 2018

Trombone Choir at Rozsa

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Dec 14, 2018

Superior Wind Symphony presents: A Celebration of Lights at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center, Houghton
Phone: 906-487-2073
Dec 15, 2018

Hometown Christmas - Crystal Falls

Annual Events
Location: Crystal Falls
Dec 15, 2018

Michigan Tech University Commencement

Annual Events
10:30 AM
Location: Michigan Tech University, Houghton
Dec 15 - 16, 2018

MTU CXC CUP - CCSA

Outdoor
Location: Houghton
Dec 21, 2018

The Red Jacket Jamboree, a New old-time radio variety show

Arts &Theater
07:00 PM To 09:15 PM
Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet
The Red Jacket Jamboree is a New Old-time radio variety show featuring music, songs, stories and history from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Performed/Recorded in front of a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre in downtown Calumet. Two hourlong radio episodes are recorded per performance. Join us for two great shows celebrating Winter Solstice and Christmas. Special Guests include singer-songwriter Robin Lee Berry and extraordinary musical stylings of Younce Guitar Duo! The show if hosted by Lena Dorey and features music by the Copper Cats, poetry by Marty Achatz and humorous sketches by the Red Jacket Actors. There's fun for the entire family! Students 17 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Contact Information: Rebecca Glotfelty
Phone: 2318386460
Dec 26, 2018

Holiday Luminary Ski

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Maasto Hiihto Trails, Hancock
A candle lit skiing evening on the Maasto Hiihto trails, 6pm-8pm starting at the Four Seasons Chalet trailhead, fun bonfire, hot drinks and snacks!
Dec 29, 2018

Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus - Pro Vintage Snowmobile Race

Outdoor
Location: Ironwood
Dec 29, 2018

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park - Lantern Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing

Outdoor
06:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5275
Jan 5, 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
Jan 5, 2019

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park - Introducing Downhill Skiing

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5206
Jan 5 - 6, 2019

Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus - USSA/Pro Star Cup Race

Outdoor
Location: Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood
Jan 11 - 13, 2019

SISU Ski Fest

Annual Events
Location: Ironwood
31K Point-to-Point SISU Marathon - 15K Heikki Lunta Half-Marathon - Taste 'n Tour - Junior SISU 5K Fun Ski Event
Jan 12, 2019

Conga Se Menne at Ironwood Theatre

Music
07:00 PM
Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood
Phone: 906-932-0618
Jan 12, 2019

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park - Introductory Snowboarding

Outdoor
10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon
Phone: 906-885-5206
Jan 12, 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
Jan 19, 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
Jan 20, 2019

New Music For a New Year: Music of the UP at McArdle Theatre

Arts &Theater
3:00 PM
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
A festival of contemporary music written by composers either from or who have lived in the Upper Peninsula featuring MIT Composer and UP Native Elena Ruehr
Jan 25 - 26, 2019

Backstage Jazz at the Rozsa

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Join us in Club Rozsa! The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere. The concerts are a "Jazz Buffet" with something for everyone - swing, funk, blues, Latin, fusion and originals.
Jan 26, 2019

Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival

Annual Events
Location: Hancock
Celebrate the halfway point of winter at various Hancock locations. Activities include a parade, authentic Finnish smorgasbord dinner & dance, concerts, the Tori Market, cultural demonstrations, the Polar Bear Plunge and more.
Phone: 906-482-0248
Jan 26, 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
Jan 26 - 27, 2019

9th Annual Lake Gogebic Ice Fishing Tournament

Annual Events
07:00 AM
Location: Lake Gogebic, Bergland
Phone: 906-575-3557
Jan 27, 2019

Retro Ski

Outdoor
12:30 PM
Location: Churning Rapids Triangle, Hancock
Skiers will meet at the Tomasi trailhead at 12:30 and head out for some fun backcountry skiing. The route: We’ll start blazing trail almost right away, heading through the woods down to our Swedetown Creek fording spot. Next we’ll make our way to and over Ruby Marsh in Churning Rapids, then past the tower. We’ll glide on down Pow Pow and Finney Creek trail, then hit the groomed track to the Christensen Rd trail head. The reward: After making all those tracks, we’ll retire to a local restaurant of the group’s choice for beverages and food. Plus smart talk and excellent stories, inspired by our epic ski! Never done a “retro ski”? If you’ve got wood skis, bamboo poles, knickers and wool clothing – perfect! You’ll be stylin’. If you’ve got modern equipment and clothing – don’t let that stop you from joining the group. All skiers are welcome regardless of ability or equipment. “No-guts-no-glory” does not apply. If skier abilities vary widely, we can split into two groups – an easy and an extended tour – and still feast together after all are finished. Our route will use groomed trails several times, so anyone wanting a shorter/easier tour may leave the group at one of those points and ski to either the start or the finish. Yes, backcountry means breaking trail but don’t let that keep you home; we’ll have plenty of skiers to take turns at the front and no “real” retro-skier would mind if slower/tired/novice skiers follow their path.
Contact Information: Jay
Phone: 906-487-5411
Feb 2, 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 2, 2019

Mid-America Championship Hillclimb

Outdoor
09:00 AM
Location: Whealkate Bluff, South Range
Feb 2, 2019

2019 Aspirus YooperBeiner Snowshoe Race

Annual Events
Location: Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails, Ironwood
10K, 5K Snowshoe Race and 3K & 5K Walk/Tour Part of the Braveheart Series (cutemoose.com) and USSSA sanctioned. Races start at 11:00 $20 registration fee Sponsor: Aspirus Grand View
Contact Information: susan spaete
Phone: 906-932-0509
Feb 6 - 9, 2019

97th Annual Michigan Tech University Winter Carnival

Annual Events
Location: Houghton

Features the famous snow statues, sporting events, a torch light parade, fireworks, the Snow-Ball and more. Sponsored by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.

Contact Information: Blue Key Honor Fraternity
Phone: 906-487-2818
Feb 9, 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 10, 2019

Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club/Sons of Norway Barnelopet

Annual Events
Location: Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids Ski Trails, Hancock
The Barneløpet (pronounced BAR-nuh-lop-it) first began in 1987 and was modeled after the “Barnebirke,” a children’s cross-county ski race held each year as a part of the world-famous American “Birkebeiner” held in Hayward, Wisconsin. Our Barneløpet has been held annually for 11 years on the second Sunday in February to encourage kids and families to get out and enjoy our winter snow season. New this year – kids will participate for free, thanks to sponsorship from the Portage Health Foundation.
Feb 15, 2019

Superior Wind Symphony presents: The Mechanics of Music at Rozsa Center

Music
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Phone: 906/487-2073
Feb 16, 2019

Les Ballets Trockadero at Rozsa Center

Arts &Theater
07:30 PM
Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male comedy ballet company beloved internationally since 1974, sacrifice comfort to perform en pointe, tutus and all. Confirming why audiences flock to see them year after year, the “Trocks” are witty, fun, and above all, masterful in the art of ballet.
Feb 16, 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 16 - 17, 2019

Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus - USSA/Pro Star Cup Race

Outdoor
Location: Ironwood
Feb 21 - 23, 2019

Tech Theatre presents: Agnes of God at Rozsa Center

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

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 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 28 - Mar 2, 2019

Tech Theatre presents: Agnes of God at McArdle

Arts &Theater
Location: McArdle Theatre, Houghton
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 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 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 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 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
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