Annual Community Events

Visit the Bays de Noc area to catch one of our unique and exciting events in every season! You can find an event for everyone here, from cars and snowmobiles to art and music.

Bark River

In mid-August, check out the Island Resort & Casino Off-Road Rumble In The U.P. by Race Driven at the Bark River International Raceway. You can see every second of action from the top of the grand stand seating.

Garden

At the end of January you can catch the Lantern-Lit Snowshoe, Hike, or XC Ski at Fayette Historic State Park. Make your way through the snowy trail guided by old fashioned lanterns. 

Gladstone

Rockin’ the Bay Music Festival is always the perfect reason to come by mid-July. Watch live music while sipping on locally brewed beer. This a family friendly event at the Gladstone Yacht Club.

Escanaba

Visit in mid-August to catch the biggest event in the U.P., the Upper Peninsula State Fair! Ride all the rides and play all the games during this week of fun. The final weekend is always packed with a great line-up of music.

Nahma

Come to Nahma at the end of June to take part in the Nahma Music Fest 5k. Race with your friends before attending an evening of live music. You can also take a quick break from the music to go fishing across the street at the harbor!

Rapid River

Rapid River Relic Riders is at the end of January every year. Take a ride next to your favorite classics or just admire them at the show and swap the day after the ride. Come see original and antique snowmobiles that started it all!

Photo: @bosexposures

Find An Event


Friday May 7

Midland

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ( Occurring 05/07/2021 - 05/08/2021 )
City: Bark River
Location: Island Resort & Casino
Rolling Stone magazine describes Midland as “a mix of George Straight, Urban Cowboy and 70s yacht rock.”
Saturday May 8

Midland

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ( Occurring 05/07/2021 - 05/08/2021 )
City: Bark River
Location: Island Resort & Casino
Rolling Stone magazine describes Midland as “a mix of George Straight, Urban Cowboy and 70s yacht rock.”
Friday May 28

HARDY

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ( Occurring 05/28/2021 - 05/29/2021 )
City: Bark River
Location: Island Resort & Casino
HARDY puts his signature loud-and-rowdy stamp on modern Country music as both an artist and a songwriter.
Saturday May 29

HARDY

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ( Occurring 05/28/2021 - 05/29/2021 )
City: Bark River
Location: Island Resort & Casino
HARDY puts his signature loud-and-rowdy stamp on modern Country music as both an artist and a songwriter.
Wednesday June 2

Escanaba Farmers Market

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm ( 05/31/2021 - 10/31/2021 on Wed )
City: Escanaba
Location: 1501 Ludington St
Friday June 4

35th Annual Fun Run Car Show and Swap Meet

1:00 pm ( 06/04/2021 - 06/05/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
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