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

XC Snowmobile National Championship @ Mt. Zion Ski Hill
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

Yes!  You read that right!  The XC Snowmobile National Championship for Cor PowerSports  is in Ironwood.

Come out and watch these phenomenal athletes on March 18 and 19, 2023 at Mt. Zion on the campus of Gogebic Community College in Ironwood.

The Ironwood Tourism Council is sponsoring this event and offering FREE gate fees to all spectators.

Racing starts at 9:000 am. both days.

Live Music @ Big Powderhorn Mountain
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Mar. 18: XTRA – 3-6:30pm
Silly Slalom @ Jackson Creek Summit
Apr 1 all-day

Come one, come all! In celebration of Jackson Creek’s last weekend open for the 22/23 season, we are holding the 1st annual Silly Slalom on the Voyagers Hwy headwall. We encourage all participants to dress up and make it as silly as you can. Prizes will be awarded to crowd favorites. Yard games, bonfires, and more will be at the finish line at Creekside. 

Ironwood First Friday @ Downtown Ironwood
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Downtown Ironwood First Friday Winter Series featuring 4 First Friday’s from January to April with businesses open later, pop up artists or crafters in businesses, events, and more.
Slush Cup @ Black River Basin
Apr 8 all-day

*Tentative date*  The Slush cUP is back! Come out to Black River Basin on one of the last remaining days of the ski season to test your skills in pond skimming. This event is always a crowd favorite, with many participants dressing up in fun outfits. Please stay tuned for possible date changes.

Cabin Fever Craft Show @ Pat O Donnell Civic Center
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Pat O’Donnell Civic Center in Ironwood is hosting a Cabin Fever Craft Show on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Come out to support local crafters and vendors.

If you would like to be featured in the show, you can reserve a spot by contacting the Civic Center by email at or by phone at 906-932-0602 or 906-364-4564.

Daffodil Dayz @ Bessemer VFW Post 3673
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This event is SPECIAL!!

Awesome shopping!!

Delicious luncheon!!!

Great bar specials to include Mimosas and Bloody Marys!!!


All proceeds go to the UP Honor Flight!!!!

How cool is this???

Shop, eat, win merchandise and SUPPORT our VETERANS!!!!!

Come out for the 4th Annual Daffodil Dayx on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9am – 2pm.

Crafters, vendors, luncheon, raffles, and more!

Inky Lunta 76 Challenge @ Gogebic Range Health Foundation
May 15 all-day

The Inky Lunta 76 Challenge – Powered by G.E. is an event honoring Ironwood’s very own sports legend, beloved coach, and pioneer fitness leader, Gary Engstrom. In true Gary fashion we’ve increased the challenge to 76, as Gary would be turning 76 this year. We are also honoring the memory of Jonathan A Erickson with this years Inky Lunta as Gary and Jonathan were close friends and often were together for a run or a bike ride or a xc ski. Inky (Gary) had a way of calling forth the best in everyone who came under his spell: “Let’s do this—it’ll be fun!”

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation is proud to be hosting this fundraiser with proceeds of the event benefitting the Jonathon A Erickson Fund for mental health projects throughout the Gogebic Range.  If you would like to make a donation to the Jonathon A Erickson Fund,  please make checks out to the Gogebic Range Health Foundation and send to E 6112 Bluffview Rd. Ironwood MI 49938.

Memorial Day ATV/UTV Rally
May 25 – May 29 all-day

Be sure to make this a part of your Memorial Day celebration!.

Come out to the Annual ATV/UTV Parade on Silver Street in Hurley.

There will be a Poker Run with local restaurants and bars in Iron County.

The events take place starting on Thursday and run through through Monday.

It’s a whole weekend of FUN!

Bessemer 4th of July @ Dowtown Bessemer
Jun 24 – Jul 4 all-day

Schedule coming soon!

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