There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.
Copperfest is an outdoor festival with craft, food & merchandise vendors organized in downtown Ontonagon along with a Classic Car & Bike Show, Lumberjack Show & Mining presentations. Other activities include a Boat Parade & Fireworks on Friday night, Fishing contest on Saturday & Log Cabin Day at Old Victoria on Sunday. Mine and lighthouse tours will be available throughout the weekend along with many other activities for the entire family!!
2017 Fat Tire Tour Da Lake
Art in the Miners Park 2017 is an outdoor/public art exhibition on a one mile walking loop in Ironwood’s Miners Memorial Heritage Park opening June 24th, 2017.
Last year, Art in the Miners Park hosted approximately 2,000 visitors and awarded $2500 in prizes.
This year, we’re adding a Juried Award to the popular People’s Choice award.
Our guidelines are pretty simple: family & environmentally friendly art, original art or inspired art with permission, and able to withstand weeks of outdoors weather.
Our OPENING DAY at the Iron County Farmers Market will celebrate JUNE DAIRY DAY, featuring FREE Ice Cream Cones, Milk, Cheese Samples, and FREE DAIRY PRIZES; provided by Z’s Cheese Haus & Twin City Dairy of Hurley. Dairy promotions brought to you by the Dairy Farm Families of Wisconsin, the Chequamegon Dairy Association, and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. NEW THIS YEAR – The Penokee Range 4-H Livestock Club will exhibit live animals and promote their Livestock Auction held in August at the Iron County Fair. Club members will be there to share information about their project animals. Plus Twin City Dairy will have the very large fiberglass cow on hand for photo opportunities. Bring the kids out for a fun day at the market.
Raffles, Music & Food
All proceeds will be used to purchase defibrillators that will be placed throughout the Gogebic & Iron County Area.
Superior Riders meets on Wednesday Nights for a Bike Ride at 6:30 PM and then get together at varying locations. Info – Hobby Wheel 906-932-3332
Schedule as follows:
June 28th – Golden Dragon, downtown Ironwood @ 6:30 PM
July 5th – Downtown Hurley, behind the Bank Club @ 6:30 PM
July 12th – Don & GG’s, on US 2 in Ironwood @ 6:30 PM
July 19th – Festival Ironwood Ground (Depot Park in Ironwood) @ 6:30 PM
July 26th – Rigoni’s Restaurant, 925 E. Ayer St. Ironwood @ 6:30 PM
August 2nd – Brewster’s Bar, Lowell St. downtown Ironwood @ 6:30 PM
August 9th – Don & GG’s, on US 2 in Ironwood @ 6:30 PM
August 16th – Rigoni’s Restaurant, 925 E. Ayer St. Ironwood @ 6:30 PM
August 23rd – Burgers Bar & Grill in Gile, WI @ 6:30 PM
August 30th – Bessemer VFW on US 2 in Bessemer @ 6:30 PM
September 6th – Maplewood Steakhouse on US 2 in Ironwood @ 6:00 PM
Celebrate Strawberries! Bring the entire family and help support this market fundraiser. Enjoy homemade shortcake, served with ice cream, and fresh locally grown strawberries, topped with whipped cream. Gluten Free shortcake will be available along with Ice Cream Cones. Plus, strawberry jam, and fresh picked strawberries will also be available for purchase! Visit with our Strawberry Mascots “Ruby” and “Sparkle”, and bring your cameras for pictures!
The Bessemer 4th of July 3 on 3 Tournament is Double-Elimination Basketball tournament with divisions from 4th grade through adult for males and females. This is an outdoor event and will take place on July 2 starting at 9 AM on Mary St. in front of the old Big Dollar. In case of inclement weather, an alternate location will be announced. Get more information, Register online or download a printable form at http://bessemer4th.com/event/3-on-3/
Get the bikes, scooters, and wagons decorated and get out the kid’s patriotic clothes and costumes for the annual Bessemer 4th of July Childrens’ Parade!
Kids will line up starting at 1:00pm at the Bessemer City Hall and the parade will progress down Sophie Street led by a Bessemer City Fire Truck finishing at the corner of Sophie and Mary Streets.
Prizes will be handed out to every participant by Bessemer Woman’s Club members who will also be on hand to help line up and space out the participants.
No pets are allowed in the parade for safety concerns. For more info call Barb at 906-667-0647 or Sue at 906-364-3998.