Don’t miss these summer & early fall events

There are still plenty of fun events on the calendar in the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County this summer and fall. Here are a few you shouldn’t miss on your next trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

CopperFest, July 21-22

Celebrate the western U.P.’s rich history at this weekend event sponsored by the Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce. Events are held throughout the village and include tours of the Ontonagon Lighthouse, a boat parade, bonfires on Lake Superior, fireworks, craft & food vendors, and live music and a street dance downtown on Saturday. Find more information here.

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, August 25-26

Don’t miss one of the Midwest’s iconic music festivals, all taking place on the beautiful grounds of the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex. Enjoy folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues music, and more all weekend long—and don’t miss the other fun activities like music workshops and children’s entertainment. See this year’s lineup and buy tickets here.

Ontonagon Labor Day Festival, September 1-4

This annual celebration is held at locations throughout the village of Ontonagon over Labor Day weekend. Highlights include an auto show, a children’s parade, live music, fireworks, a pancake breakfast, the Labor Day Festival parade, and more. Find more information on the festival’s Facebook page.

Ewen Log Jamboree, September 22-23

This fun community event in the Ontonagon County community of Ewen celebrates the region’s rich logging history and includes a craft show, a parade, live music, fun games, and more. Held annually in September. Find more details on the Ewen Civic Association Facebook page.

See more events in the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County here.

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