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

Slush Cup @ Black River Basin
Apr 8 all-day

*Tentative date*  The Slush cUP is back! Come out to Black River Basin on one of the last remaining days of the ski season to test your skills in pond skimming. This event is always a crowd favorite, with many participants dressing up in fun outfits. Please stay tuned for possible date changes.

Cabin Fever Craft Show @ Pat O Donnell Civic Center
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Pat O’Donnell Civic Center in Ironwood is hosting a Cabin Fever Craft Show on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Come out to support local crafters and vendors.

If you would like to be featured in the show, you can reserve a spot by contacting the Civic Center by email at or by phone at 906-932-0602 or 906-364-4564.

Daffodil Dayz @ Bessemer VFW Post 3673
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This event is SPECIAL!!

Awesome shopping!!

Delicious luncheon!!!

Great bar specials to include Mimosas and Bloody Marys!!!


All proceeds go to the UP Honor Flight!!!!

How cool is this???

Shop, eat, win merchandise and SUPPORT our VETERANS!!!!!

Come out for the 4th Annual Daffodil Dayx on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9am – 2pm.

Crafters, vendors, luncheon, raffles, and more!

Inky Lunta 76 Challenge @ Gogebic Range Health Foundation
May 15 all-day

The Inky Lunta 76 Challenge – Powered by G.E. is an event honoring Ironwood’s very own sports legend, beloved coach, and pioneer fitness leader, Gary Engstrom. In true Gary fashion we’ve increased the challenge to 76, as Gary would be turning 76 this year. We are also honoring the memory of Jonathan A Erickson with this years Inky Lunta as Gary and Jonathan were close friends and often were together for a run or a bike ride or a xc ski. Inky (Gary) had a way of calling forth the best in everyone who came under his spell: “Let’s do this—it’ll be fun!”

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation is proud to be hosting this fundraiser with proceeds of the event benefitting the Jonathon A Erickson Fund for mental health projects throughout the Gogebic Range.  If you would like to make a donation to the Jonathon A Erickson Fund,  please make checks out to the Gogebic Range Health Foundation and send to E 6112 Bluffview Rd. Ironwood MI 49938.

Memorial Day ATV/UTV Rally
May 25 – May 29 all-day

Be sure to make this a part of your Memorial Day celebration!.

Come out to the Annual ATV/UTV Parade on Silver Street in Hurley.

There will be a Poker Run with local restaurants and bars in Iron County.

The events take place starting on Thursday and run through through Monday.

It’s a whole weekend of FUN!

Bessemer 4th of July @ Dowtown Bessemer
Jun 24 – Jul 4 all-day

Schedule coming soon!

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Art in the Park @ Miners Memorial Park
Jul 1 – Aug 26 all-day

Emberlight’s 2023 season kicks off on July 1 with the opening of Art in the Park, a series of original outdoor artworks by artists from across the upper Midwest.  At turns funny, beautiful, and thought provoking, these artworks perfectly capture this season’s theme of “Essence of the Artist.” 

Visitors will discover the large art creations nestled among the beauty of Miners Memorial Heritage Park, along the Aurora Loop. The multi-media works are part of Emberlight’s mission to make art available and accessible to the community. You’ll even have the chance to vote online for your favorites.

Join Emberlight’s artists and performers in the park on July 1 for an opening ceremony at noon, followed by festivities throughout the park until 3:00 pm. We also hope to see you at our annual awards show, Showstoppers: The Emberlight Grand Finale, to celebrate our Art in the Park prize winners!

Emberlight Festival
Jul 1 – Aug 26 all-day

The Emberlight Festival’s annual celebration of world-class art kicks off on July 1 and runs through August 26. Centered around the theme, “Essence of the Artist,” more than 150 local, regional and international artists will spark imaginations and ignite learning through a dazzling array of music, film, theater, and visual art in the beautiful natural surroundings and historic halls of Ironwood, Michigan. 

Festival Ironwood 2023
Jul 12 – Jul 15 all-day
Every year in July, Ironwood is the host to Festival Ironwood located on the grounds of the Old Depot.
Schedule coming soon.
Heritage Days @ Downtown Hurley
Jul 29 – Aug 13 all-day

Heritage Days is always packed full of fun in Iron County.

With the annual parade, reunions, golf tournaments, Iron County Fair and Paavo Nurmi Marathon there is something for EVERYONE!