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

51st Paavo-Nurmi Marathon @ Downtown Hurley
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

51st Annual Paavo-Nurmi Marathon

Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Bash @ U.S Forest Service- Ottawa National Forest
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at the Ottawa Visitor Center on August 10th to help us celebrate 75 years of The Bear, The Legend, Smokey Bear!

We’ll have games, fire engines and activities for the whole family. Meet Smokey Bear and get a picture with him to take home with you. You’ll also be able to get prizes and other memorabilia to commemorate 75 years of preventing wildfires.

A free luncheon and cake will be provided by the Ottawa Interpretive Association.

2 Man Group Acoustic Show @ Cold Iron Brewing
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2 Man Group plays an acoustic show in the Cold Iron taproom from 7-10 PM Saturday, August 10th 2019.
2 Man Group features two multi-instrumentalists from the Northwoods of Wisconsin. To call their tastes in music eclectic would be an understatement. Consisting of blues, country, and rock, you never know what song they may play next or what instruments they will be playing it on.

Hotel California The Original Eagles Tribute @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Show Times: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

Cost: Reserved $35 | Adult $30 | Balcony $20

Coming August 17, the Historic Ironwood Theatre will host Hotel California The Original Tribute to THE EAGLES

For almost three decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA have been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986 and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. So what makes HOTEL CALIFORNIA so special? Well, incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and top flight live performances, just for starters. They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Gretchen Wilson and have performed internationally and all over North America.

They entertained at the HIT back in 2007 and is a show not to be missed!

Doors, Ticket Sales, and Kelly’s Bar open at 6:00 pm. Curtain at 7:00 pm.

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

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!

Bridges & Bluffs Half Marathon & 2-mile Run/Walk @ Ironwood Historic Depot Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2019 Bridges and Bluffs 1/2 marathon starts at the Historic Depot Park in downtown Ironwood, Michigan and runs along the Iron Belle Trail to Bessemer, Michigan and back along the trail finishing again at Ironwood’s Depot Park. Enjoy the beautiful trail connecting the local community during the peak of Fall color while taking in the amazing sights of bluffs, rivers, and railroad bridges.

A 2-person relay and 2-mile run walk will also take place to enjoy at shorter distances. The race will take place on September 28, 2019.

Oktoberfest Celebration @ Cold Iron Brewing
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Late September means it is time for Cold Iron Brewing’s 3rd annual Oktoberfest Celebration. Join us for an all-day party! We will start pouring this year’s Oktoberfest Lager at noon, with the return of our outdoor beer garden opening at noon as well. There will be traditional German food offerings, hammerschlagen, outdoor fire ring, lawn games, and live music during the afternoon.

2020 SISU Ski Fest @ Ironwood, Michigan
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

11th Annual SISU Ski Fest