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

Superior Riders Wednesday Street Bike Rides @ Locations Vary
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Superior Riders for a street bike ride every Wednesday, starting in mid-May and running thru early September!

This is their 10th year and rides will trade off between AM and PM start times.  The rides cover 8-15 miles and last about an hour and a half.

Superior Riders 2021 Schedule:

  • May 12 — Cold Iron Brewery,  Ironwood, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 19 — Ironwood Depot Park, 10 a.m.
  • May 26 — Bessemer VFW,  6:30 p.m.
  • June 2 — Ironwood Depot Park, 10 p.m.
  • June 9 — Joanie’s Side Kicks, Iron Belt, Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 16 — Ironwood Depot Park, 10 a.m.
  • June 23 — Bank Club, Hurley, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 30 — Ironwood Depot Park, 10 a.m.
  • July 7 — Cold Iron Brewery, Ironwood, 6:30 p.m.
  • July 14 — Festival Ironwood, 6:30 pm.
  • Aug. 4 — Don & GG’s in Ironwood, 6:30 pm.
  • Aug. 11 — Ironwood Depot Park, 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 18 — Brewster’s Northwoods Bar Ironwood, 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 25 — Ironwood Depot Park, 10 a.m.
  • Sept. 1 — Rigoni’s Bar, Ironwood, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 8 — Cold Iron Brewery, Ironwood, 6 p.m.
Saturday Arts in Heritage Park @ Heritage Park
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday Arts in Heritage Park brings local artisans and crafters together!

  • June 19th
  • July 17th
  • August 14th

For artisan / crafter booth space, contact the Hurley Chamber at 715-208-0902.

Memorial Day ATV/UTV Rally @ WI ATV Trails
May 27 – May 30 all-day
Come ride the trails in Iron County as we kick off the summer season!!
Poker Run — Thursday through Sunday
Parade — Friday night
Food and drink specials!
Mountain Top Music Summer Camp Out @ Indianhead
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day
June 4th and 5th the Mountain Top Music Festival is BACK…. and this year it’s an outdoor event!  The bands will be on the SKY BAR DECK with hill top seating!  Bring a chair or blanket and get ready for some amazing roots music from the stunning top of Indianhead Mountain!
Music starts 7pm on Friday and returns at 3pm on Saturday!  
LINEUP TBA!  Watch Mountain Top Facebook and Indianhead Mountain Facebook for announcements 
All guests need to have ticket wristbands to be onsite after 6pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday in the SKY BAR SUMMIT area, no carry-ins allowed. 
Live Music at Big Snow Resort
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If the weather is permittable live music will be on the SKY BAR DECK!  Masks Are Required inside and there is a seating limit in the Sky Bar with sign in required for COVID contact tracing.  

  • June 11th, 6-9pm- Tony Cuchetti
  • June 12th, 6-9pm- Bret Miller
  • June 19th- Slamming Doors
  • June 26th- Sarah Buresh
  • July 2nd- Sarah Buresh
  • July 3rd, 6-9pm- Tony Cuchetti
  • July 9th, 6-9pm- Chad Lawrence Hamm
  • July 17th, 6-9pm- Bret Miller
  • July 24th, 6-9pm- Sarah Buresh
  • July 31st, 6-9pm- Bret Miller
  • August 6th, 6-9pm- Chad Lawrence Hamm
  • August 13th, 6-9pm- Timmy Haus
  • August 14th, 6-9pm- Timmy Haus
  • August 20th, 6-9pm- Tony Cuchetti
  • August 21st, 6-9pm- Tom Katalin
  • August 28th, 6-9pm- Sarah Buresh
Free MI Weekend @ MI Trails
Jun 12 – Jun 13 all-day

Twice a year, residents and nonresidents legally can ride without buying an ORV license or trail permit during Free ORV Weekends June 12-13 and Aug. 21-22, 2021. All other ORV rules and laws still apply. 

Riders will have access to nearly 3,800 miles of off-road trails and the state’s six scramble areas (Bull Gap, Black Lake Scramble Area, Holly Oaks ORV Park, The Mounds, Silver Lake State Park, St. Helen’s Motorsport Area). *There is an additional entrance fee at Holly Oaks ORV Park.

During the June Free ORV Weekend (June 12-13), not only can you ride your ORV for free, but the Recreation Passport entry fee is being waived that weekend (you can enter all state parks and boating access sites for free) AND it’s Free Fishing Weekend, where residents and out-of-state visitors can fish without a license! Do all three, for free.

Lupine Junesfest Bike Tour @ Carow Park
Jun 12 @ 6:30 am – 2:00 pm

The excitement begins at the W. S. Carow Park in Mercer! Hours are from 8am to 2pm on Saturday June 12, 2021 when we celebrate the blooming of the Lupine Wild Flower in the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin!

We’ve mapped out several scenic routes (10, 15, 28 and 50 miles) that will take bicyclists on paved roads through rolling hills and past lakes, rivers, forests, wildlife and miles of blooming lupines throughout the southern part of Iron County.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with a group start at 8 a.m. The registration fee includes a tee, goodie bag, snacks, lunch coupon, water, and SAG vehicle support.

Bessemer Blast @ Bessemer Downtown
Jun 27 – Jul 4 all-day

Bessemer Blast is back for 2021! Stay tuned for more details and updates!

Festival Ironwood @ Ironwood Depot Park
Jul 14 – Jul 18 all-day

Every year in July, Ironwood is the host to Festival Ironwood located on the grounds of the Old Depot Museum in beautiful Downtown Ironwood. Billed as a mid-summer celebration, Festival Ironwood features a variety of fun activities and entertainment.

Details will be posted of the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce website and Festival Ironwood Facebook page.

Heritage Days Parade @ Downtown Hurley
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy the annual Heritage Days Parade on Silver Street!

Contact the Hurley Chamber for details at 715-208-0902.