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Events

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

Jul
17
Wed
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!

Wednesday July 17th:

  • 6:00pm: Giant Moonwalk Jumper
  • 6:00pm: Fat Tire Club Ride
  • 10:00pm: Daily 50/50 Raffle Drawing

Thursday July 18th:

  • 8:00-5:00pm: Stormy Kromer Summer tent Event (at Stormy Kromer)
  • 9:30-11:00am: Stormy Kromer Summer Tent Event Factory Tour
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Brown Bag Lunch Concert
  • 4:00pm: Festival Ironwood Opening ceremonies and Blessing
  • 4:00-8:00pm: Polka Fest; live polka music (free admission)
  • 4:00pm: Yooper Style Wood Fire Grilled Chicken Feed
  • 4:15pm: World’s Largest Duck Pick
  • 4:15pm: Giant Moonwalk Jumper
  • 8:00-10:00pm: Music by Vanderhagen Ray (free admission)
  • 7:00-10:00pm: Move & Popcorn
  • 10:00pm: Daily 50/50 Raffle Drawing

Friday July 19th:

  • 8:00-5:00pm: Stormy Kromer Summer tent Event (at Stormy Kromer)
  • 9:30-11:00am: Stormy Kromer Summer Tent Event Factory Tour
  • 10:00am: Worlds Largest Duck Pick
  • 10:00am: H.O.P.E Animals at Depot Park
  • 10:00am: Range Art Association Master’s Art Show
  • 10:00-3:00pm: Trout Pond: catch & release or have your fish cleaned on site
  • 10:00-3:00pm: Kids Activity: ACA Jumps 50′ obstacle course
  • 10:00-3:00pm: Kids ID program, Ironwood Masonic Lodge #389
  • 10:00-12:00pm: Kids Karate (11:00am); Adult Karate (12:00pm)
  • 11:00-2:00pm: Fun E Business with face painting & Happy Daze/Slow Poke Da Clown
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Brown Bag Lunch Concert
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Trike & Bike Kids Show
  • 12:00-3:00pm: Festival Photo Booth
  • 1:00pm: Kids Woodchip Scramble under the pavilion
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Pie Social & White Elephant Sale
  • 1:20-3:00pm: Stormy Kromer Summer Tent Event Factory Tour
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Watermelon Eating Contest
  • 2:00pm: Sand Castle Building
  • 2:00-11:30pm: Free Admission: Live Music Under the Big Top. 1:30-3:30pm – Dorothy & The Boys, 5:30-8:15pm – Red Higgins & Yankee Train, 8:30-11:30pm – Black Rive Blues Band
  • 4:00-6:30pm: Ironwood Famer’s Market at Lahti’s Parking Lot
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Bethany Ann Hellen Studios Dance Showcase
  • 4:00-8:00pm: Fish Fry
  • 5:30pm: Bean Bag Toss Tournament
  • 6:00-10:00pm: Outdoor Pool Tournament
  • 11:00pm: Daily 50/50 Raffle Drawing

Saturday July 20th:

  • 7:00am: Walk, Run, Roll
  • 8:00-10:00am: Big Top Pancake Breakfast
  • 8:15am: Honor Guard: “Star Spangled Banner” Ceremony
  • 9:00-3:00pm: Stormy Kromer Summer Tent Event Factory Tour
  • 9:00am: Volleyball Tournament
  • 9:00am: Outdoor Pool Tournament
  • 9:00-3:00pm: Old Depot Car Show
  • 9:00-12:15pm: Lake Effect Band
  • 10:00-10:30am: Dedication to Pabst Mine Mural
  • 10:00-4:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show and Sales
  • 10:00am: Range Art Association Master’s Art Show
  • 10:00am: World’s Largest Duck Pick
  • 10:00am: Fun Castle Moonwalk Jumper
  • 10:00am: H.O.P.E Animals at Depot Park
  • 11:00-2:00pm: Fun E Business with face painting & Happy Daze/Slow Poke Da Clown
  • 11:00-3:00pm: Free Admission: Live Music Under the Big Top. 9:00-12:15pm – Lake Effect Band, 12:15-1:30pm – Gogebic Range Band,  1:30-2:45pm – Ironwood Dance Company
  • 11:00-3:00pm: Strawberry Social
  • 3:00pm: Old Depot Car Show Trophy Presentation
  • 3:30pm: Leonard Street Reunion
  • 4:00-6:30pm: DJ under the Big Top
  • 6:00pm: Old Depot Card Show Cruise Begins
  • 6:30pm: Marty’s Goldenaires Perfomr
  • 8:00-12:00am: Live Music: XTRA
  • 11:00pm: Daily 50/50 Raffle Drawing
Jul
18
Thu
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

Jul
19
Fri
Summer Sky Bar Live Music @ Indianhead Mountain
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live Music at the Sky Bar with Scott Kirby on the deck (weather permitting), 6pm-9pm $2 Domestic Beer and $2 rail drinks, 4pm-9pm!
Friday Fish Fry, summer menu and drinks…with a beautiful scenic overlook and the sounds of Scott Kirby… this can’t be missed!

Jul
20
Sat
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!

Jul
26
Fri
Museum Open House @ Iron County Historical Museum
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Step back in time and visit with costumed interpreters portraying residents from iron County’s past. View demonstrations by a blacksmith and broom maker while weavers execute their craft in the weaving room.

Check out the beautiful rugs, runners and place mats that are for sale. Admission is free, donations are accepted.

Jul
27
Sat
Heritage Days Parade @ Downtown Hurley
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Heritage of Iron County with the annual parade!
Featuring the Hurley Alumni Band, antique tractors from around the area, Quarterback Club Hall of Fame Inductees and more!

Corn on the Cob & Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pop Up Stand @ Cold Iron Brewing
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Late July means corn on the cob! We are hosting a pop-up food stand with a Caribbean theme. Menu includes Jamaican jerk chicken on a stick, corn on the cob, and fritters! Beer-based jerk glaze on the chicken and even a vegetarian protein option too.
This pop-up stand will coincide with the release of Wheat Feat, our tropical wheat with lemon, lime, and grapefruit zest.

Aug
1
Thu
Iron County Fair @ Iron County Fairgrounds
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day

Along with all the exhibits featuring locally raised beef, poultry and pigs, the exhibit barns are full of handmade items, fresh canned vegetables and jams, produce from gardens and more. Kids will enjoy the carnival rides and entertainment will bring everyone together.

On Friday August 2 come out from 3:00 – 6:00 pm for “Flashback” a classic rock band playing your nostalgic favorites and some you might not remember but will bring you right back.

Then on Saturday night starting at 7:00 pm, “Starlette’s Web” will entertain with songs from the 80s to today.

Aug
2
Fri
Joshua Davis & May Erlewine @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.

Aug
8
Thu
Gogebic County Fair 2019 @ Gogebic County Fairgrounds
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day

The Gogebic County Fair is a 4 day event filled with events, shows, food and lots of fun! There will also be carnival rides, petting zoo, kids zone, horse drawn wagon rides, bbq cook-offs, and 50/50 raffles.