There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.
The maple syrup competition is back! And then some!
Iron County and the surrounding region holds some of the densest stands of maple in the country, and many already take to the woods each spring to put forth the effort of tapping, collecting, boiling and bottling maple syrup. That’s a lot of hard work and worth celebrating!
This festival will span the across the county, a sweet tribute to this delicious natural resource that we all can hold a connection to.
Stay tuned as we announce the establishments competing for best dish and drink (your votes decide the winners!), educational programs, artist spotlights and more!
If you have an idea to add to this celebration of all things maple in Iron County, contact Community Development Educator Amy Nosal: firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-561-2695.
Celebrating 15 years the Brian Nasi Memorial Heart Run/ Walk will once again be held, this year on Saturday May 9
Race time is 9:00 am, on site registration begins at 8:00 am.
Be sure to register PRIOR to NOON on Friday, April 17 to receive an event shirt. There will be NO order after the event.
Awards ceremony will begin @ 10:30 am.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Hurley Cross Country Team.
History of the event.
After the sudden passing of her husband, Brian Nasi, Ginger wanted to create an awareness in the community of the importance heart health plays in our daily lives. The Brian Nasi Memorial Heart Run/ Walk was started in May of 2006, proceeds have gone to pay for a walking track, defibrillators at the Hurley School, equipment for the cross country ski & snow shoe program at the Hurley School and a variety of equipment and programs at Aspirus Ironwood.
Welcome to “Saturdays in the Park” in Heritage Park, downtown Hurley an opportunity for local artists and artisans to bring their talents and/ or items for sale to share with the community. Spaces are FREE, we do require advanced reservations to participate. If you have something to share with our community, contact our office for details.
The following dates are scheduled:
- May 9
- June 20
- July 11
- August 15
- September 12
- October 10
Time will be from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Local artists and small business owners gather in Heritage Park, Downtown Hurley for a unique shopping experience.
It’s the first ride of the summer!
Live Music & Events
Specials all weekend
Big Snow Resort will host a meet-up/staging event for those BMW riders headed out across the plains for The 2020 BMW MOA National Rally in Great Falls, Montana. All riders and all bikes are welcome to join us for this BMW “Rally before the rally.”
Day rides will take us to Bayfield, Wi and The Apostle Islands, the Keweenaw Peninsula and Copper Harbor, northern Wisconsin forest and lake country, and a possible distance ride into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. For off-roaders, our resort doorstep connects to the vast Michigan DNR ORV trail network, so literally–as far as you’d care to go on trails and forest/jeep roads.
Our summit “Sky Bar” provides our guests with a stunning overlook of resort ski slopes, forests and Lake Superior shoreline on clear days. Our resort (Wakefield, MI, in the far western U.P.) is in the heart of great motorcycling–stunning road riding in all directions, and fantastic off-road riding for our GS guests.
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
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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.