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

Christmas Around the World @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A favorite returns to the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Saturday, December 17th at 7pm!  This year’s community Christmas show is themed “Christmas Around the World.”

New Years Eve Torch Light Parade & Firework Show @ Snowriver Mountain
Dec 31 all-day

Come to Black River Basin to kick off the New Year right! First, our incredible ski patrol team will show off the annual torchlight parade, followed by a spectacular firework show. All of that followed up with the band Ember to jam into the new year! No reservation is needed, just your smiling face and energy for a great night!

  • Old Pine Road is back to celebrate NYE with their one-of-a-kind mix of crowd-pleasing blend of soulful funk-grass with a taste of twang and jam-band experimentation that’s sure to leave you entertained.
  • Make your NYE one of the best with David Walters and the old pine road boys taking you into 2023! Venue: Sugar Maple Chalet – Upstairs Jackson Creek Summit. 7pm into 2023!
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE with EMBER BAND on the stage in Gabbro Grill! (Formally Logger’s Lounge) to rock/roll us into 2023. 9pm until midnight!
    High energy, amazing everything music and THE party band of the year and into the NEW YEAR!
New Year’s Eve Party @ Cold Iron Brewing
Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Live Music by Black River
New Year’s Keg Drop @ 10pm

BPM Ski Demo @ Powderhorn Mountain
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come join the Midwest’s newest and fastest growing ski company BPM Skis from Chippewa Falls, WI! These skis are designed purpose built for Midwest skiers in Midwest conditions! Come see and feel why so many people are switching

“Light Up the Night” Christmas Tree Burning Event, @ Norrie Amateur Sports Club
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 “Light Up the Night” Christmas Tree Burning Event, Norrie Amateur Sports Club, at 7:00 p.m.

Snowburst Winter Carnival @ Porcupine Mountains
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

There’s no better place to celebrate a snow-filled winter than the Porcupine Mountains. And every February that celebration has a name: the Snowburst Winter Carnival.

Snow-loving adventurers of all ages come together for this fun event at the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex, where they can enjoy all kinds of winter bliss—snowshoeing, downhill skiing, lantern-lit expeditions on the trails, live music, fireworks and much more.

Previous events have included:

**Kids’ activities

**Giant slalom race

**Live music

**Pasta dinner

**Lantern-lit ski and snowshoe


For more information, contact:

Snowburst Winter Carnival at The Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex
Michigan Highway 107
Ontonagon, MI 49953

(906) 885 – 5275

Hygge Hike at Night @ Montreal Ski Trails
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come with your most glowing self!  Enjoy an evening snowshoe walk, hot cocoa, bonfires and more!

Northern Iron County Engaged Residents (NICER) is again offering a Hygee Hike snowshoe walk.  If you don’t have your own snowshoes, there will be options to borrow.  Just be sure to check ahead of time by following the information on the site here:

The suggested donation is $10 per family.

Downtown Ironwood First Friday Winter Series @ Downtown Ironwood
Mar 3 @ 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.
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