Big Powderhorn Lodging

Vacation Rentals in Ironwood & Bessemer, MI




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

Festival Ironwood 2020 @ Ironwood Depot Park
Jul 15 – Jul 18 all-day
The Blooze Brothers of Chicago @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For over a quarter of a century (yes, really), the Blooze Brothers has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands.  We not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, TV, and recordings, but the spirit in which they played – from Dan Aykroyd’s love of traditional blues and soul to John Belushi’s love of classic rock.  Like Aykroyd and Belushi, we fuse those great musical traditions into a stage show that energizes and delights hundreds of thousands of music fans across the greater Chicago area and beyond every year.  

With a combination of two high-energy frontmen, a dynamic female lead singer, some of Chicago’s top musicians, and our 1974 Dodge Monaco Bloozemobile replica, the Blooze Brothers provide a musical experience that can’t be beat!

Click here to see a video of The Blooze Brothers on stage.

Doors and bar open at 6pm, curtain at 7pm.

Iron County Fair 2020 @ Iron County Fairground
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day

Iron County Fair
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North Country/Lake Superior Motorrad Woche @ Big Snow Resort
Aug 5 – Aug 9 all-day

Big Snow Resort, Wakefield, MI, in the far western Upper Peninsula. Mapped and led (if so desired) day rides for road riders and off-road/ADV riders. Stunning rides in every direction from the resort–NW towards Bayfield/Cornucopia, WI and The Apostle Islands, SW towards Clam Lake/Hayward, SE towards Eagle River, Boulder Jct.–epicenter of northern Wisconsin Lake Country, with rustic roads winding through tall pines and pristine lakes. From there, NE to Copper Harbor, the Keweenaw Peninsula, Porcupine Mtns. Wilderness Area (Lake of the Clouds), due east towards Munising and Pictured Rocks Lake Superior shoreline. Likely a day ride into Canada at either Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario of Lutsen MN/Thunder Bay, Ont. for Poutine and Whitefish…

Resort hotel rooms start at $68 nightly, and a multi-day stay is available under the “Stay 2 nights, 3rd Night is Free” promo for motorsports groups in 2020.

Motorcyclists from the great Plains through Eastern U.S. and Canada are expected for this event. Ride/event fee is included with lodging. Cyclists riding our resort off-road trails will need to purchase a $25 trail pass. Those riding MI DNR ORV trails will be required to purchase a $45 (as of 2019) trail pass. Both MI trail network and Big snow trail system begin at lodging and restaurant door step. No trailering or long slab slogs required.

Full restaurant and bar service will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. throughout this event. Basic maintenance gear will be available on site–basic tools, air compressor, lubricants, wash down station, towels, gauges.

BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids will be on hand for this event. Non-BMW riders are welcome to join.

40th Annual Loon Day @ Downtown Mercer
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mercer is the Loon Capital of the World! The 40th Annual Loon Day celebration is an art & craft show with approximately 300 exhibitors. Live music, sidewalk sales, flea market, face painting and kids games go on all day from 9am to 4pm. You won’t want to miss THE FAMOUS LOON CALLING CONTEST at 1:30pm in front of Heart of the North where contestants of all ages and skill level step up to emulate their best cry of the loon.

2nd Annual Gold Wing Fest @ Big Snow Resort
Aug 20 – Aug 23 all-day

Big Snow Resort – Home of Indianhead and Blackjack Mountain is where your upper Midwest adventure culminates. Your bike is tuned, the weather is good, the fresh air, canopy covered roads are calling. You want to go where riders gather, where you can find like-minded souls for rides, rallies and camaraderie. It’s time to head out on the road!

Book your trip now call 1-800-346-3426 ext. 1

Included with lodging is hot breakfast buffet Friday Saturday Sunday. Pre-paid meal plans will be available at check in for dinners on Friday Saturday and Saturday’s BBQ lunch.

Registration and check in will start at Indianhead Lodge at 12 pm Thursday. There will be a social event including dinner drinks and camaraderie. Thursday night from 6 pm till close at the Sky Bar. We would love to see you at this event no matter when you arrive, join us for one day, two days, or the entire event .

Soup N’ Samich Ride @ City of Hurley
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Take a ride along North Iron County ATV/ UTV trails
Enjoy a guided tour
Soup n Samich stop
Proceeds to benefit local vets.

Red Bull 400 @ Copper Peak
Sep 26 – Oct 24 all-day

The world’s toughest 400m race is back at Copper Peak May 16th!

Are you interesting in running the race? Or maybe just want to watch the madness?

Book NOW – May 15th for 10% off your stay during May 10th- May 17th! (promo code: redbull).*


*Some restrictions apply, see website or call for details (2 night minimum stay) (some vacation homes don’t participate)


What is Red Bull 400?

This 400m race is tougher than any other on the planet. Runners from across the globe must face a colossal 140m height gain as they sprint up ski jumping hills. It’s an unbelievably intense race which puts even the most competent athletes to the test. But it’s not just for professional athletes. Coming from a huge variety of sporting backgrounds, participants from across the globe have varying skill and fitness levels and range from hobbyists to Olympic medalists.

More Information:

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