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

Railroads of the Upper Peninsula 1975-2000 @ Iron County Historical Museum
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Byron Babbish will present a power point presentation about the major railroads that served the U.P. in the late 20th century.

Donations accepted, refreshments served
Doors open at 5:30 to tour the museum
Presentation begins at 6:30

Festival Italiano @ Downtown Hurley
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Enjoy the day with food, fun, music, kids games
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

All held in Hurley on infamous Silver Street

Downtown Ironwood First Friday @ Downtown Ironwood
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Featuring Mark Lavengood live in the Downtown Art Park from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids’ native son Mark Lavengood has toured the Regional, National, and International music circuits for over 10 years. Best known for his dynamic slide guitar playing, Mark prefers recording and performing music that cuts right through to the human condition.

Cold Iron Brewing
Contrast Coffee
Brewster’s Northwoods Bar
Historic Ironwood Theatre
Chelsi’s Corner
Northwind Natural Foods Co-op
Uncommon Goods Resale & More
European Treats
Fabric Patch
Bake Superior Bread
Olde Suffolk Ale House
Downtown Art Place
Ben’s Place
Golden Dragon Downtown
Holm’s Hobby

Sky Bar September Live Music @ Indianhead Mountain
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live Music at the Sky Bar – $2 Domestic Beer and $2 rail drinks, 4pm-9pm! – Friday Fish Fry, summer menu and drinks, come on out for the great sounds and amazing views

  • September 6th: David Walters
  • September 13th: Chris Hogan
  • September 20th: David Walters
  • September 21st: David Walters



Copper Peak Trails Fest @ Copper Peak
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come join a fun mountain bike race set on the beautiful trails at North America’s largest ski jump!

Visit for more details!

Registration is live and heavily discounted until we hit either 100 entrants or June 1st!

The course navigates down to the Black River then climbs 500+ vertical feet to the historic Copper Peak ski flying jump. The downhill is fast and flowy with intermittent jumps and bridges. There will be a Sport race (7 miles), an Expert race (16 miles), as well as a kid’s race and trail run (7 miles). We hope you can join us for this fun event!

Star Hikes @ Indianhead Mountain
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Star Hikes with Big Snow Resort!
Sunday~September 8th, 3pm- Sky Bar start~ Public welcome!

Indianhead Mountain – hike the hill! Free hike!
* Afterwards have a bite to eat or a refreshing drink. See ya there!
This is a “bring your dog along” hike. Please keep your dog on leash at all times.

Random Doubles Disc Golf League @ Locations Vary
Sep 17 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesdays at 5:30pm (sign up at 5:15)

All players welcome; beginners/intermediates paired with advanced players

$5 entry – $1 to ace pool, payout to top team (or teams depending on attendance)

Norrie Park: 9/24

Mount Zion: 9/17

Find us on Facebook: Gogebic Range Disc Golfers

Tuesday Night Mountain Bike Rides @ Varying Locations
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday Night MTN Bike Rides starting at 6:00pm


  • September 17th Wolverine Parking Lot
  • September 24th Depot Park Ironwood
Wednesday Night Superior Bike Rides @ Locations Vary
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Street bike rides every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm leaving from different locations check schedule as to where ride will start also check website as there will be updates. Rides last around 90 minutes and cover 8 to 15 miles depending on the ride. Road bikes, Mt. bikes, cruiser bikes everybody is welcome. Rides are casual you go at your own pace, we wait for everyone . We also have weekend group rides to different locations this are longer events from 18 to 30 + miles rides still casual still fun..

  • September 17th: Fall Cider Ride Everson’s House
1st Annual Indianhead Mountain Fall Crawl @ Indianhead Mountain
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

We’re hosting our first Fall crawl at Big Snow Resort, the owners of Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains near Wakefield, MI. In August, we scouted this amazing facility and built crawling trails on the mountain while we brushed level 2-5 trails as well.

The cost is $15 per rig and $48 per night for a room so $63 a day to stay and play! If you plan on going on the public OHV trails, you’ll need a Michigan ORV sticker (click the link to purchase). If you’re only riding on-site, you do not need an ORV sticker. RSVP for this event with Big Snow Resort at – (800) 346-3426.
Trail maps are being made and will be available for print and GPS files soon.

The trails on the location are being built to be slow-speed trails. A few are level 3-6, the trails in the woods on the mountain are very slow and crawly. Many of the trails are being upgraded from flat dirt in the basin, to more of a challenge. Some trails are just hilly but mostly flat, others are nice and crawly, the point is there’s something for everyone but we’re they’re still building.

Enjoy the amazing views at the top of the mountain, the delicious food and drink at the Sky Bar & Grille and enjoy the pool, hot tub, and sauna. Play games, explore the local shops and eateries and relax in a way only Upper Michigan can do!

Groups will begin forming Friday around midday, you do not have to be ready to go at any specific time, look for trail guide ambassadors who’re ready to go and be on channel 16 on CB or 146.460 MHz VHF 2 Meter Ham Band (preferred if you’re going on the public trails).
Groups will be forming and going out continually so the CB and Ham radios will be essential.

There are two fuel stations and local food a few miles down the road if you need to resupply.

Live music at the Sky Bar & Grille Friday AND Saturday night!

Rules –

You must follow the rig checklist – and be sure your rig is ready to go. Your parking brake must be functional and hold you on a hill. You MUST tie down all your gear as we’ll be on some fairly steep hills on some trails.

Everyone must sign a waiver print these off in color and pre-fill them, then sign at the front desk and hand them in.
There is a zero-tolerance policy for driving after drinking alcohol. Do not screw this up for us.

Dogs on leashes are allowed and they do have pet-friendly rooms. You are expected to pick up after your animals and yourself.

We require a working CB or Ham radio. You can get a handheld ham radio for under $100 (some as low as $25) and while you don’t need a ham license to buy or listen, you do need a license to transmit. We urge the use of Ham radio because it has far better range and local repeaters, but CB should still work in a smaller group. Ask questions about all this in our forums A huge bonus for having APRS ham radios (sends tracking info we can all see on the map).
This event is family-friendly and you will not be forced to do trails you’re not comfortable with. While Trail Guide Ambassadors will be taking groups out, you are free to leave the area and do your own thing, just as long as you’re with a trail guide if you’re going on the private trails. Relax and enjoy this amazing location at your own speed!

If you have any questions, be sure to list them below. If you can’t make this event, more events will be made here in 2020 so don’t fret!

We’ll be hitting the local food areas together, the on-location waterfall, and more! If the hill is not wet, we’ll ask to trek down the ski hill a time or two as well.