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

Grilled Cheese Day @ Cold Iron Brewing
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who doesn’t like grilled cheeses? We will have a grilled cheese pop-up stand serving multiple styles of grilled cheese sandwiches made fresh as you order on Saturday, June 29th 2019. There will be a traditional option, something with bacon, and one we are calling “The Hipster” which will probably have sprouts or avocado on it. Stay tuned for the full list of grilled cheese varieties! Things get going at 5 PM

Robotics Fundraiser @ Cold Iron Brewing
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do you have an interest in robotics and would like to become a mentor or sponsor? Do you know of a student who would like to participate in FRC? Come visit Team 7638 Northern Exposure Robotics Division for their fundraising and community outreach event. Learn how the robots work, what the FRC is, and how you can be a part of it. Robots from the previous two years will be on hand for demonstrations along with students and mentors who will answer questions. There will also be many raffle items including a 50/50 raffle.

The Messengers Live @ Cold Iron Brewing
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Messengers play live at Cold Iron Brewing, Tuesday, July 2nd from 7-10 PM.

The taproom opens at 6:30 PM for a Tuesday evening performance by The Messengers.

About the band:

“Night after night… show after show, the Messengers leave audiences dancing, singing and screaming for more. The sound, based on their incredible harmony and raw power, tears through the best pop, rock, and modern country.

A huge set list includes everything from Miranda to Mumford… from Queen to Pitbull. Sing-a-long favorites follow unexpected medleys that mix classics with today’s current hits. Every show is different, and every night offers another chance to get the message.”

The Messengers are: Andy Magnuson, Suzanne Magnuson and Emily Kuhn

David Paul Martin – Live Music @ Downtown Ironwood
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Featuring David Paul Martin for a FREE concert live in the Downtown Art Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

David Paul Martin is a Wisconsin singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer/producer. With genre-hopping sound and style, Martin pens his songs with a thoughtful honesty and simple poetry

Peter Pan – 1924 Silent Movie @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Silent movie with Tim Mesun on the Barton Organ

Hoop N Holler Cardboard Boat Races @ Hoop N Holler Tavern
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cardboard Boat Races are back!!

Prizes awarded in the following categories: Most Patriotic, Titanic, 7 & under, 8-12, 13-17, 19-44 and 45 & over.

Rules are simple: All boats must be homemade, only cardboard and tape can be used, no sealant or paint allowed, paddle are allowed, 1-2 riders per boat.

Music, sea salt wings & drink specials! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fun! No coolers, food or drinks please.

Judy’s Ride – Poker Run @ Varying Locations
Jul 12 – Jul 13 all-day

Help fight cancer — it’s everywhere.

Participate in the annual Judy’s Ride for cancer — decorate your vehicle and yourself and visit 8 establishments for a Poker Run Stamp. Best 5 card hand wins half the pot. Each participant pays $10 entry fee. Participants must return to Do Drop In by 5 pm on Saturday, July 13 to draw hand. Food will be available. Join in the silent auction and purchase 50/50 tickets.

All proceeds will be donated to local cancer patients and the Hope House in Marshfield.Music by Lake Effect Band @ 6:00 pm.

Poker Bars:

Saxon Pub

Lipske’s Bar

Hide Away Bar

Do Drop In

Annie’s Pub

North Pole

Beer Barrel

Bank Club

Festival Ironwood @ Ironwood Historic Depot Park
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day

Festival Ironwood 2019 will be JULY 17 (Wednesday), 18, 19, and 20th. Everything from the World’s Largest Duck Pick to great food, games, and outstanding live music: four days of summer fun!

Stormy Kromer Annual Tent Sale @ Stormy Kromer
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for fun with refreshments, family friendly games, and our biggest shopping event of season. Special deals on factory seconds, discontinued items, one-of-a-kind samples, blow-out pet beds and more. Plus take a free factory tour to see American made in action!

July 18, 8 am – 5 pm (Tours at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm)
July 19, 8 am – 5 pm (Tours at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm)
July 20, 9 am – 3 pm

Wakefield Outboard National Powerboat Races @ Sunday Lake
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm

Outboard Powerboat Races are coming to Wakefield, MI!
July 20 to July 28, 2019, various classes and divisions of outboard race boats, sanctioned by APBA( AMERICAN POWER-BOAT ASSOCIATION) will be racing on Sunday Lake in Wakefield, MI!
This is a free event with food vendors, beer bar and Wakefield activities planned!