Events & Festivals

You can always find a good time when you visit the Bays de Noc of Lake Michigan. Join small town celebrations throughout the year and enjoy live music, racing, fishing, local cuisine, and many other only here experiences. Don’t forget about the biggest festival in the Upper Peninsula at the U.P. State Fair every August. 

Annual Events

Visit the Bays de Noc area in every season to check out all of our annual community events.

Find An Event


Sunday March 7

Great Lakes Ice Racing

9:00 am - 5:00 pm ( Occurring 01/10/2021 - 03/14/2021 on Sun )
Come watch racers fly over the frozen river!
Sunday March 14

Great Lakes Ice Racing

9:00 am - 5:00 pm ( Occurring 01/10/2021 - 03/14/2021 on Sun )
Come watch racers fly over the frozen river!
Saturday June 26

MISH Waterfront Marathon, Half & 10K

8:00 am - 1:00 pm ( 06/26/2021 )
City: Gladstone
Location: Terrace Bay Hotel
Following the Beautiful Scenic shores of Little Bay de Noc, the race routes starts at the waterfront Terrace Bay Hotel.
Thursday July 22

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.
Friday July 23

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( 07/23/2021 )
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.
Saturday July 24

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.

Great Lakes Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally

4:00 pm ( Occurring 07/22/2021 - 07/24/2021 )
City: Escanaba
Location: UP State Fairgrounds
Participants will head down North Lincoln Road to the west end of Lake Shore Drive, which they will follow until they reach Escanaba’s municipal dock.