Calendar of Events

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for featured activities and please let us know if there is something we need to add!!

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

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

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

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.

SEPTEMBER

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

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

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

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.

 

 

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