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

Light Up The Night Christmas Tree Burning Event at the Norrie Amateur Sports Club @ Norrie Amateur Sports Club
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

13 years and it keeps getting better!!!  Make plans to attend the Norrie Club’s 13th Annual “Light Up The Night” Christmas Tree Burning Party and Snowshoe Hike on Saturday January 29.  It’s a fun community event for everyone of all ages!

A short snowshoe hike for all skill levels will take place prior to the fire at approximately 6pm with the fire to begin at 7pm.  DJ Jackal will be playing all of your favorite hits and tunes.

A campfire will be started early before 7pm so kids can roast marshmallows provided by the members of the Norrie Club.  Free Hot Chocolate inside the Clubhouse and a beverage trailer will be located onsite at the fire.

The fire happens at the north end of the parking lot, located in the Norrie neighborhood of Ironwood adjacent to Randa Softball Field, not far from Hiawatha “The World’s Biggest Indian.”

First Friday Movie: Eddie the Eagle @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Historic Ironwood Theatre is showing Eddie the Eagle for their February Friday Friday movie on February 4, 2022 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm CST! Entry by donation.

Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 film starring Taron Egerton as Michael Edwards, a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping since 1928.

2022 Midwest Cat Clowder @ Big Powderhorn Mountain
Feb 5 all-day
Check out the vintage cats and groomers from across the country and the decades at the base of Big Powderhorn Mountain
The public will have a chance to see these vintage machines up close all day at the base of Big Powderhorn on Saturday, February 5th.
Friday, Feb. 4
3-5pm | Apres Ski Live Music with XTRA
Saturday, Feb 5th
9am-4pm | Cat Clowder: Vintage Cats on display all day, parade at 4pm
8:30pm-11:30pm Live Music with XTRA
Sunday, Feb 6th
11am-2pm | Taco Bar
4-6pm | $5 Burger & Beer
Copper Peak Snowmobile Hilclimb @ Copper Peak
Feb 19 all-day

The Copper Peak Snowmobile Hilclimb is BACK! It will be a 2 day event on President’s Weekend, Saturday, Feb 19th will be Qualifying, Sunday Feb 20th will be the Finals. This will replace the Snow Drag that was on the Poster/Calendar of this years MASTERS Racing Circuit Posters.

We will be looking for Sponsors to increase the Cash Purse for the Pro Stock King of the HIll and the Pro Mod King of the Hill.

Share, Copy, and/or get the word out so racers and fans can get Motel Rooms. When the MASTERS started and brought Copper Peak back to life years ago, people were staying a long way from Ironwood/Bessemer due to the popularity of this VERY CHALLENGING Hillclimb. So get your Motel Rooms reserved ASAP and plan on either competing or watching the BIGGEST and MOST CHALLENGING Snowmobile Hillclimb East of the Mississippi!

Hygge Hike at Night 2022 @ Montreal Ski Trails
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NICER – Northern Iron County Engaged Residents – invites everyone to bring your family and your snowshoes to hike the 1.5 mile loop illuminated by candlelight and multiple bonfires along the Historic Montreal Ski Trails on Saturday, February 26 from 6-8pm!

Snowshoes will be available at no cost for those who need them. Don’t forget to wear anything that glows! Hot chocolate will be served. Suggested donation of $10 per family at the event. All proceeds will go towards NICER and The Penokee Rangers who maintain the trails.

First Friday Movie: Cool Runnings @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Historic Ironwood Theatre is showing Cool Runnings for their March Friday Friday movie on March 4, 2022 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm CST! Entry by donation.

Cool Runnings is a 1993 comedy hit starring John Candy and which tells the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team at the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics.

Mountain Top Music Fest @ Indianhead Mountain
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

One of Big Snow’s biggest celebrations of the year, Mountain Top Music Festival, is set for Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, 2022!

Art in the Park- Emberlight Festival @ Minters Memorial Park
Jul 2 – Sep 2 all-day

During the peak of summer in the bucolic western Upper Peninsula of Michigan,

ART IN THE PARK is one of the Emberlight Festival’s premiere events.  Artists from across the upper Midwest create original installations using the greatest canvas of all: Mother Nature.

Opening on July 2, 2022,  Art in the Park is a short walk from downtown Ironwood, MI in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. 

Over $3,000 in prizes will be awarded by a panel of professional judges from across the Midwest.  The installations will be home to book clubs, nature walks and our  Performance Infusions every Saturday through July and August.