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

Bessemer Pumpkinfest @ Downtown Bessemer
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

Save the weekend of Sept 24-26 to celebrate Pumpkinfest in Bessemer!!!
Details shortly!

Bridges & Bluffs Half Marathon & 2-mile walk @ Downtown Ironwood City Square
Sep 25 all-day
Bridges & Bluffs is back with in-person and virtual events!
We have some exciting things in store for the 2021 edition of Bridges & Bluffs!
First, we will once again be able to have an in-person event featuring our Half Marathon, Relay, and 2-Mile events. We had so much fun giving those who didn’t want to run an opportunity to support the Iron Belle Trail with the 0K Couch Potato Race that we are bringing that back too!
We will also have the option of competing virtually this year for those who can not attend in-person! That means we have an option for just about everyone!
The other exciting news is that we are moving the start and finish of the race to the Downtown Ironwood City Square! This new park is the centerpiece of Ironwood and provides ample room for all types of events. Stay tuned to see how we will be using this space to make Bridges and Bluffs Even Better!
Black River Band @ Cold Iron Brewing
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Black River band returns to the Cold Iron Brewing taproom!  With a little bit of everything for everyone, Black River band always rocks the house. Come on down for a beer and celebrate the triumphant return of live music to Cold Iron Brewing!

Plaidurday – Downtown Ironwood First Friday @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on Aurora St. with Stormy Kromer for our annual Downtown Ironwood First Friday Plaidurday celebration in Downtown Ironwood! Wear your plaid for the giant photo in front of the Historic Ironwood Theatre Marquee!

4 – 6 p.m. – Depot Park Farmers & Artisans Market
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Downtown art vendors
6 p.m. – Largest Plaidurday picture in the World on Aurora Street!
7:30 – Flashback movie “Forever Plaid” at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.
More events TBD.
Stormy Kromer Prize Giveaway – TBD.
Businesses open late!

Pupmkin Run ATV/UTV Rally @ Mercer Chamber
Oct 7 – Oct 10 all-day

The Annual Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally is held in Mercer, Wisconsin and takes place on all Iron County ATV/UTV trails and routes.  The purpose of the rally is for participants to take part in a poker run, making stops at different locations across all of the ATV/UTV Trails.

Registration is only $20.  When registering, participants will pick up their rally packet with an ATV/UTV Map and commemorative bandanna at the Mercer Chamber of Commerce.  All registrants are required to sign an agreement and release waiver when they pick up their rally packet.

The $20 registration fee includes a choice of one of two poker run sheets. Both sheets may be purchased for $30 per rider.

The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce is aware of and actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce is following recommendations consistent with public health guidance from the State of Wisconsin and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Oktoberfest at Liberty Way Tap House @ Liberty Way Tap House
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Liberty Way Tap House is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 23!  Festivities begin at 3pm, with a stein holding tournament at 4pm and a hammerschlagen tournament at 5pm.

Buy a Liberty Way stein for $15 and get $1 off refills for any of the 5 Oktoberfest beers on tap.

Spooky Halloween Trail Walk @ Hurley K-12 School
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

NICER – Northern Iron County Engaged Residents – is hosting the 3rd annual Spooky Trail Walk on Saturday, October 23rd (time TBD) at the Hurley School Adventure Trails!

Donation request letters have been mailed to last year’s generous donors and funds raised will be used to purchase this year’s supplies, candy and treats.  Last year, NICER raised over $2500 and would love to see this event grow.  If you would like to donate to this fun community event, donations can be mailed to: NICER, 13 Number 4 Road, Montreal, WI 54550 or you can donate online by visiting:

NICER will be contacting past Spooky Halloween Trail Walk station volunteers in coming weeks.  ANYONE is welcome to volunteer (individuals, families, groups, school sports teams, businesses, organizations…you name it)!  If you are interested in volunteering this year, please email  If you would like to be part of the Spooky Halloween Trail Walk planning committee, we welcome you to attend the next monthly NICER meeting, which takes place at the Iron County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm.

Stay tuned for more details!

Boos & Brews Halloween Party @ Cold Iron Brewing
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Boos & Brews Halloween Party!
$50 1st place costume prize, along with 2nd & 3rd place prizes! Games & prizes throughout the evening! And tapping our seasonal Pumpkin Spice Ale!
See you there…if you Dare!

Music, Treats, Costume Parade, Games & Prizes!!

Halloween Silent Movie: The Phantom of the Opera @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Historic Ironwood Theatre on Saturday, October 30, for the annual Halloween Silent Movie!  This year it’s The Phantom of the Opera. ‘Phantom’ is a 1925 American silent musical horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere.

The movie will be accompanied on our Barton organ by Andrew Rogers from Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theatre, who will play his original score.

Warren Miller Ski Film @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Warren Miller Ski Film at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:00 p.m. Fundraiser for the Gogebic Range Ski Team