Upper Peninsula Festivals – Michigan

Your festival event guide for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P), including such cities as Marquette, St. Ignace, Munising, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Manistique and Mackinac Island.

Welcome to a comprehensive festival listing page and guide for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Once area festivals are confirmed on the main Michigan Festival Schedule, they are copied over to this page to make it easier to plan your weekend festival adventures. Please keep in mind that you should not see area festivals that have been canceled or have not yet been confirmed.

Another area of Michigan with a Festival Schedule Page is the Detroit Area.

Otherwise, for other areas of the state or all of Michigan, please refer back to the Michigan Festival Schedule.

Festivals listed here include music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, town festivals, church festivals, cultural festivals and more, but they do not include craft shows, machinery shows, bazaars, county fairs and some other events. Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

“My Review” means that it’s a link to my review of that festival.


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2021 Upper Peninsula Festival Schedule

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While I am doing my best to update festival postponement dates, cancellations or note alternative versions, some festivals listed as going on may have been canceled or changed without my knowledge.

Always check festival information before attending as things are constantly changing and I know what it’s like to arrive at a festival location and find nothing.

Stay strong, be safe and let’s festival on together!



8/3 – Sault Summer Arts Festival – Sault Sainte Marie
8/6-8/8 – Sugar Island Music Festival – Sugar Island

8/13-8/15 – Grand Marais Music Festival – Grand Marais
8/14 – Iron Mountain Italian Fest – Iron Mountain
8/14 – UP City Fest – Marquette

8/20-8/22 – Wild Blueberry Festival – Paradise
8/21 – PastyFest – Calumet
8/21-8/22 – Art in the Park – Copper Harbor

8/27-8/29 – Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow – Moran Township
8/27-8/29 – Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – Mackinac Island


9/3-9/5 – Bell’s Beer Copper Harbor Trails Fest – Copper Harbor
9/3-9/5 – Marquette Area Blues Fest – Marquette
9/4-9/6 – 906 Day and Labor Day Celebration – Escanaba

9/11 – U.P. Fall Beer Festival – Marquette – Blogger Review

9/18 – Menominee Giant Pumpkin Festival – Menominee
9/18 – Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival – Houghton

9/25 – Iron Mountain Oktoberfest – Iron Mountain


10/9 – UPtoberFest – Escanaba



12/3-12/4 – Christmas in the Village – Escanaba

JANUARY (2022)






6/11-6/12 – Pictured Rocks Days – Munising


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