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There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.

Bridges & Bluffs 2 Mile Run/Walk @ Bessemer
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bridges & Bluffs 2 Mile Run/Walk @ Bessemer | Bessemer | Michigan | United States

The Second Annual Bridges & Bluffs takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018. This year our we start and finish in Bessemer at the Ethnic Commons Park on Mary Street.

2-Mile Start: 9:30AM
Registration/Packet Pickup: Fri 9/21 4-8PM & Sat 9/22 7-9:00AM

2-Mile: $30

Course closes at 1PM.

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Saturday at the Market @ Iron County Farmers Market
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm

The Iron County Farmers Market is open on Saturdays beginning the last day of June and running through the 2nd Saturday in October. We expect 25 – 30 local vendors throughout the summer to fill their tables with the region’s freshest in-season fruits, vegetables, and fresh herbs, plus home-made jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, and home-canned pickles, beets, relishes & flavored vinegars. Other farmers sell fresh eggs, and locally raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. Our market also has a variety of fresh, home-baked breads, cookies, muffins, pies, and scones, including gluten free bakery.
Local artisans sell their unique, hand-crafted products including: straw brooms, shadowboxes, found object art, woodworking, fabric and yarn crafts, wool yarn, soaps & candles, jewelry, painted rocks, fresh flower bouquets and more.
Be sure to enjoy a cup of coffee or lemonade with some home-made bakery from our Market Fundraising Table and sit and visit for awhile and enjoy all the sights & sounds our market has to offer. Follow our facebook page for details of special events and what produce will be in-season. There is a Free Make & Take Craft project each Saturday morning beginning at 11:00 am for the kids, and check out our new “Little Library” Red Barn book exchange. Book donations are always welcome!

Ironwood Township Farmers Market @ Ironwood Township Airport Park
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

The Ironwood Township Farmers Market is a weekly summer/fall local farmers market that supports the local chain of food/ handmade goods production and consumption.  Our local township farmers market is open for the season early July through mid-October. We operate every Tuesday from 4-6p.m.

Tuesday Night Mountain Bike Rides @ Varying Locations
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm



September 25 City Ride

40th Annual Bessemer Pumpkinfest @ Downtown Bessemer
Sep 26 – Oct 30 all-day
First Annual Whitecap Community Foundation Open @ Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Join us on Friday September 28th for the 1st Annual Whitecap Community Foundation Open! There will be a presentation from Whitecap Board of Directors and Management on improvements at the resort and future plans. The Whitecap Community Foundation is set up to raise funds to help the community projects in the area. 
The tournament will be a 4 man scrabble which is $75/per person including the green fees, lunch, and cart fee. All proceeds go to WCF.
Prizes include:
Hole in one on #1- 4 day/ 3 night at the French Lick Resort
Hole in one on #5- A check for $10,000
Female longest drive on hole #9- 2019 Skye season golf pass
Male longest drive on hole #9- 2019 Skye season golf pass

Tournament starts at 11:00 am
Coffee & doughnuts starting at 10:00am
RSVP by Sept. 14 715-561-2227


Ethan Bortnick @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethan Bortnick @ Historic Ironwood Theatre | Ironwood | Michigan | United States

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $50,000,000 for charities across the globe.

When he was just three years old, the Hollywood, Florida native asked his parents for piano lessons and discovered an uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back note for note – the musical equivalent of a photographic memory. He soaked up the music of such diverse artists and composers as Beethoven, Mozart, jazz pianist Bill Evans, Little Richard, Billy Joel and Elton John, and began creating original compositions at age five. A few years later, Ethan began making television appearances and touring, connecting with audiences in Japan, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

Ethan has not only moved audiences throughout the world as a captivating musician, but he is also a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. When Ethan was five, his younger brother had three heart surgeries and that emotional time inspired him to use his musical talents to benefit charity. “I remember going to the Children’s Hospital and seeing a lot of sick children. I learned that some of these kids could not afford surgery so the hospital raised money for them. It made me want to help these kids,” Ethan explained.

Since then, Ethan has helped raise over $50,000,000 for nonprofits around the world. He’s shared the stage with artists including Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, Josh Groban and Reba McEntire. In 2010, he joined some of music’s biggest names – including Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, and Carlos Santana as the youngest in an all-star lineup that recorded We Are The World 25 For Haiti.

His highly successful nationally televised TV show, The Power of Music, was the number one concert pledge show on Public Television for 2014/2015 pledge drives, and is still running nationwide continuously, winning multiple awards. Ethan recently graced Esquire magazine’s 80th anniversary cover, was featured in Gap’s global celebrity ad campaign, and continues to share the stage with music legends.

Ethan has made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and Oprah, where he was named one of Oprah’s All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.

Ethan completed shooting a full-length feature film called Anything Is Possible which was released in September 2013 to rave reviews. He starred in the film, co-wrote all of the songs in the film and scored all the background music.  Billy Joel’s Musical Director, Dave Rosenthal, renowned globally for his work with Billy for over twenty years is also Ethan’s Musical Director.

Ethan has performed at venues around the globe, charity functions, performing arts centers, large arenas with over 70,000 people and for Ethan, the most fulfilling aspect of success is bringing people joy. “When I perform at someone’s home or in a huge arena, I just love every moment of it! When I see the audience enjoying the music, having fun, smiling and dancing, there’s just nothing better that that!” he says.

16th Annual Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally @ ATV/UTV Trails in Mercer Area
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

The 16th Annual Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally is held in Mercer, Wisconsin and takes place on all Iron County ATV/UTV trails and routes. The purpose of our rally is for participants to take part in a poker run, making stops at different locations across all of the ATV/UTV Trails.
Oktoberfest @ Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Oktoberfest @ Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort | Upson | Wisconsin | United States

Food, Music & FUN!

10 AM – Keg Tapping Ceremony / Craft Vendors

11 AM – Pretzel Necklace Making

12 PM – Scavenger Hunt

1-3 PM – Balloon Animals & Face Painting

2 PM – Brat Eating Contest

3 PM – Beer Stein Race

5 PM – Beer Stein Holding Contest

6 PM – Bean Bag Toss Tournament

7-11 PM – Lake Effect Band

Bouncy House, Bingo, Beer Vendors

Light to Night Festival @ Copper Peak
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Light to Night Festival @ Copper Peak | Ironwood | Michigan | United States

Join us for our end of season Light to Night Festival! 

The day will include kids games, face painting, a craft fair, food vendors, 1/2 price adult Adventure Ride tickets, free kid’s Adventure Ride tickets, big merchandise sale, 50/50 raffle, bonfire, s’mores, & LIVE Music!

Stay tuned for a Schedule of Events for the full day!