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Events

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

Aug
27
Tue
Tuesday Night Mountain Bike Rides @ Varying Locations
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday Night MTN Bike Rides starting at 6:00pm

DATE STARTING PLACE 

  • August 27th Cold Iron Brewery
  • September 3rd Winman Trail Head
  • September 10th Apple Fest Eversons House
  • September 17th Wolverine Parking Lot
  • September 24th Depot Park Ironwood
Aug
31
Sat
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

Sep
7
Sat
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 sisudirtcrew.com/copper-peak-trails-fest 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!

Sep
28
Sat
Pumpkinfest 2019 @ Downtown Bessemer
Sep 28 all-day

The Bessemer Pumpkinfest is an annual event held to celebrate the beginning of Fall. You can enjoy the beautiful Northwood Colors, visit craft fairs, take in a classic car show, witness an Antique Tractor Pull, enjoy some great entertainment, and partake in many events boasting great food. There is something for everyone! Most events are free! Enjoy the start of Fall with Family and Friends at Pumpkinfest!

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

FROM IRONWOOD TO BESSEMER AND BACK!
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.

Oct
4
Fri
Bayfield Apple Festival @ Downtown bayfield
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

ORCHARD EVENTS

  • Erickson Orchard & Country Store-Saturday & Sunday-9am to 5pm-Fun and games, music, tours, everything apple! Plus food, arts and crafts vendors!
  • Hauser’s Superior View Farm-Friday, Saturday, & Sunday—10am- 5pm-Enjoy festival food at the farm including smoked pork sandwiches with apple butter BBQ sauce, caramel apples, jam, apples, apple butter and NEW this Fall Apfelhaus Cidery —handcrafted hard cider—tasting daily!
    Saturday and Sunday Special Events—10 am-5 pm-Pony rides, hayrides, and free parking and free shuttles to and from downtown Bayfield.
  • FREE shuttles-Pick-up and drop off location in Bayfield is at the intersection of Front St. & Washington Ave.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

  • 10am to 3pm—Farmers’ Market-all local producers-S. First St., between Rittenhouse & Manypenny Ave.
  • 11:30 am—Bayfield High School Marching Band-Performance on Rittenhouse Ave.
  • Noon—Opening Proclamation by the Mayor-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • Noon to 2pm—Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra-Live performance-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 2PM—Kayak Demos by Trek & Trail-Rolls, rescues, and more-Memorial Park
  • 3pm to 5pm—Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra-Live performance-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 4pm to 7pm—Live Music: Ten Crow Moon-The Deck-Weather Permitting
  • 8pm—Live Music: Lords of Baltimore-Morty’s Pub-108 Rittenhouse Ave.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

  • 10am to 11am—Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay Wakeup Concert-Port Superior Marina-1 mile south of Bayfield on Hwy. 13
  • 11am to 1pm—Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra-Live performance-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 11am to 1pm—Applefest Skate Camp-Free skateboard clinic-Bayfield Rec. Center—Lessons, demonstrations, games, and raffle! Helmets and gear provided. All ages and abilities welcome.
  • 11am to 4pm—Live Music: Warren Nelson & Friends-Keeper of the Light-19 Front St.
  • 11am to 3pm—Bayfield Firemen’s Fish Fry-Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion
  • Noon & 3pm—Kayak Demos by Trek & Trail-Rolls, rescues, and more-Memorial Park
  • 1pm to 2pm—Apple Peeling Contest-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 2:30pm to 4:30pm—Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra-Live performance-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 6:45pm—Apple Festival Queen Procession-Begins in front of the Old Rittenhouse Inn-Escorted by Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay
  • 7pm—Coronation of the Apple Festival Queen-Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion
  • 8pm to 12am—Live Music: Gypsy Road-Sponsored by the Bayfield Fire Department-Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

  • 11am to 1pm—Live Music: Warren Nelson & Friends-Keeper of the Light-19 Front St.
  • 11am to 1pm—Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra-Live performance-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 12:30pm to 12:45pm—Registration for the 2017 Apple Dumpling Gang-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 1pm—Introduction of the 2017 Apple Dumpling Gang-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 1pm—Kayak Demos by Trek & Trail-Rolls, rescues, and more-Memorial Park
  • 2pm to 3:30pm—Grand Parade with Mass Band Finale-Rittenhouse Ave.
  • 3:30pm to 5pm—Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra-Live performance-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
  • 5pm—Apple Festival Firemen’s Raffle Drawing-Essentia Health Grandstand Stage
Oct
10
Thu
Pumpkin Run ATV/UTV Rally @ Hurley Chamber
Oct 10 – Oct 12 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 our rally is for participants to take part in a poker run, making stops at different locations across all of the ATV/UTV Trails.

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

11th Annual SISU Ski Fest