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May 15 Opening of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season.
May 18 (tentative) Algomah Acres Honey Farm Arts & Starts Festival 11am-3pm. Honey & Hive products, honey wine, art, music. 906-883-3894. www.algomahacreshoney.com. (611 Plank Rd, Greenland).
May 25 Opening of Smallmouth Bass Season.
May 25 Opening of U.P Made Artist Market in Covington. Open Thurs.-Sat. 11am-4pm. Collection of art, antiques, crafts, collectables. www.upmadeartistmarket.com – shop online also.
May 25 Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park – Interpretive Activities begin Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day. Call 906-885-5275 for list of events or www.mi.gov/porkies.
May 29 Opening of Bergland Historical Museum. Hours: Weds-Fri. – noon to 4pm (et). Or by appointment.
June-August Geocaching, Archery, Agate Hunting, Outdoor Cooking. Porcupine Wilderness State Park. Call PW State Park at 906-885-5206 for scheduled times. www.mi.gov/porkies
June 8 & 9 Michigan FREE fishing weekend – No license required.
June 8 & 9 Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend.
June 8 “Old Victoria” in Rockland opens for season 11am-5pm (et) daily.
Check Facebook for schedule.
June 8 Annual S.P.O.R.T. Ride sponsored by DNR & MI-TRALE. Check www.mi-trale.org for info.
June 8 Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-Lake Garage Sale 8am-2pm (ct)
Contact: 906-842-3638 and email Email . We are always looking for new members on the lake and the surrounding area.
June 16 Father’s Day – Steak Specials at The Konteka. 906-885-5170
June 16 Steak on the Lake – Father’s Day at the Gogebic Lodge. 906-842-3321.June 21 Porcupine Mountain Folk School Summer Solstic Celebrationfeaturing a Finnish dancing program, bonfire, music & refreshments. For more info: www.porkies.org.
June 27-July 4 Bessemer Blast Festival – a week long party! www.bessemer4th.com
June 23 Annual Michigan Log Cabin Day at “Old Victoria” in Rockland.
June 29 34th Annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic. For info & registration: 906-932-3332 or www.hobbywheel.com.
July 6 Gogebic Lodge – Fireworks over the lake at dusk.
July 3 Wakefield Fireworks around the lake at dusk. Parade July 4, 1pm (ct).
July ? Celebration w/fireworks in White Pine. Parade at 1:00pm & games at Recreation Center.
July 13 Live Lobster Boil at Gogebic Lodge. Reservations
July 17-20 Festival Ironwood. Facebook/Festival Ironwood
July 24 – American Red Cross Blood Drive – 11:30am – 5:30pm, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ironwood, at the River Valley Bank 200 S. Suffolk Street, Ironwood. Walk-ins welcome but you can also pre-register to donate at www.redcrossblood.org
July 26-28 Ontonagon County Fair. Exhibits,stock cars, horse show, kids games, antique tractor show, concessions, and more. Gate opens at 10am (et).
August 10 Gogebic Miners Football Steak-Out Fundraiser Dinner at Gogebic. Lodge with music. Open to the public. Begins 2:00pm (ct). Call 906-842-3321.
August 10 & 11 Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend.
August 10 & 11 LVD Pow Wow Celebration at old Indian Village.
August 10-17 MI-TRALE trail maintenance – help needed. Call 906-827-3208.
August 11 Lake Gogebic Fire Dept 28th Annual Chicken Dinner sponsored by Lake Gogebic Fireflies Auxiliary. 12-6pm (CT). Serving 12-3pm. West Shore Fire Station on M-64. Call Kathy at 842-3638 for info.
August 18 Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair from 10am-5pm (et). Handmade art and crafts, music, games. Find us on Facebook.
August 8-11 Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood www.gogebiccountyfair.com.
August 23-25 Porcupine Mountains Music Festwww.porkiesfestival.org.
August 31 “Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Party”at the Gogebic Lodge. Call 906-842-3321 for details.
Aug. 30-Sept 2 Ontonagon Labor Day Celebration –
Friday: Free Family Picnic and Community Dance 9-12pm
Saturday: 9am Laborfest Auto Show, 9am-4pm Maxwell Street Day sales
Sunday: 10am Aspirus 10k & 5k run & 2:00pm -Festival Parade
Monday: 1:00pm – Kiddy’s Parade
Sept. 13 & 14 Lake Gogebic Area Chamber Sponsored 42th Annual Fall Walleye Tournament. Info at www.lakegogebicarea.com.
September 7 19th Annual OVSC Annual Turkey Shoot at Sucker Creek Range in Paulding.
September 10 Opening of Black Bear Season. 2nd Season begins on the 15th .
September 15 Opening of Ruffled Grouse and Small Game Season. Ends Nov 14. Opens again Dec 1 – Jan 1.
September 15-21 Michigan Trails Week.
September 14-29 Chair Lift Color Tours at the Porcupine Mt. Wilderness State Park. Sat. & Sun. From 12-7pm (et). Gift shop & concessions open.
September 21 &22 Youth & Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting.
September 26 MI-TRALE Annual Senior Citizen Fall ColorTour. www.mi-trale.org – for details.
September 25-29 Bessemer 41st Annual “Pumpkin Festival” www.bessemerpumpkinfest.com
October 1 Opening Day of Deer Bow & Arrow Season.
October 5 Lobster Boil & Fall Colorama at Gogebic Lodge.
October 12 OVSC Annual Sportsmen’s Unlimited Banquet at 6:00pm Twilly’s Bar & Grill in Bruce Crossing. Second Saturday in October. For membership info contact Steve Worachek at 906-988-2410.
October 18-20 Ontonagon Valley Sportsman Club Youth Predator Hunt. For youth ages 8-17, w/legal hunting guardian. Registration forms available Oct 1 at Paulding General Store, Settlers Co-op, Ewen Gas Mart.
November 2 Aspirus Ironwood Hospital Holiday Bazaar.
November 15 Opening day of Firearm Deer Season.
Nov. 13-Jan 25 Jack Frost Festival in Ironwood. Find us on Facebook.
November 23 11th Annual Craft Show at The Konteka in White Pine – 10-2pm.
December 1 Opening of Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails.
December 7 Jack Fr ost Festival of Lights Parade at 6:00pm (ct) downtown Ironwood. Gingerbread house display, Gogebic Range Concert Band at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Facebook.com
December 7 Opening day of Muzzleloading Season
December “Hometown Christmas” in Ontonagon. Parade, community tree trimming, Mule drawn wagon rides, light tours, dance, crafts, fireworks. 906-884-4837 or Email
December 7 Annual Tree of Love lighting ceremony, 4:00pm (ct) at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Call 906-932-7627 to purchase light in memory of loved one.
December Christmas Music Concert at Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts Traditional and Contemporary Music. Check date – www.ontonagontheater.org.