Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Events Happening in the Upper Peninsula for June 2011

April 25th - August 26th, 2011

Fiber Arts & Fashion Design Artwork Exhibit

Location: Reflection Gallery, Hancock
Phone: 906-487-7376

April 26th - June 11th, 2011

Finlandia Art & Design Diploma Works Exhibit

Location: Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock
Phone: 906-487-7500

May 25th - June 29th, 2011

"Whispers of the North" The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute

07:30 PM To 08:45 PM
Location: Kewadin Shores Casino, St Ignace
Contact Information: St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
Phone: 231-436-5050

June 2nd, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Golf Outing

11:30 AM To 06:30 PM
Location: Timberstone Golf Course, Iron Mountain
Contact Information: Ellen Thom
Phone: 906/779-7360

June 3rd - 4th, 2011

Kruisin Klassics Fun Run

Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3638

June 4th, 2011

10th Annual Knights of Columbus Fishing Tournament

07:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: Lake Linden
Contact Information: Brad Fortin
Phone: 906-370-1903

June 10th - 11th, 2011

Hiawatha Club 4 Person Team Triathlon

Location: Hiawatha Sportsman's Club Golf Course, Naubinway
Contact Information: Vicky
Phone: 906-643-7263

June 10th - 19th, 2011

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

Location: Mackinac Island
June 11th, 2011 

UP Championship Rodeo Competitive Trail Ride

Location: Iron River
Contact Information: Karen Marheine
Phone: 906-284-1883

June 11th, 2011

10K Run/Walk & Lil' Lilac 1/4 mi Kids Run

09:30 AM
Location: Mackinac Island
June 11th, 2011

Lake Gogebic Fireflies All Lake Garage Sale

08:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Lake Gogebic
Contact Information: Donna
Phone: 906-575-3406

June 11th, 2011

Wells Lions Club Racing Program

Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-4388

June 14th - 19th, 2011

5th Annual Hulbert Country Music Festival

Location: American Legion Post #393, Hulbert
Contact Information: American Legion Post #393
Phone: 906-876-2341

June 16th - 18th, 2011

Seafood Fest

Location: Houghton Waterfront
Contact Information: Dallas Bond
Phone: 906-482-5240

June 17th - 18th, 2011

15th Annual Antiques on the Bay Vintage & Antique Car Show

Location: St Ignace
Phone: 906-643-8087

June 17th - 18th, 2011

Antiques on the Bay Classic & Antique Car Show

09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Downtown St Ignace
Contact Information: Ed Reavie
Phone: 906-643-8087

June 17th - 19th, 2011


Location: Houghton/Hancock Waterfronts
Contact Information: Tom Wright
Phone: 906-523-2425

June 18th, 2011

Upper Peninsula International Raceway Racing

06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba
Contact Information: Kathy rose
Phone: 906-241-9873

June 18th, 2011

Missoula Children's Theater Performance

03:00 PM/07:00 PM
Location: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-3833

June 18th, 2011

Longest Day Fishing Tournament

06:00 AM
Location: Lac La Belle, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor & Lake Medora
Phone: 906/289-4637

June 18th, 2011

2011 Portage Health Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival

Location: Houghton

June 18th - 19th, 2011

Great Lakes Rodeo

Location: Marquette County Fairgrounds, Marquette
Phone: 906-361-4572

June 21st - 25th, 2011

LPGA Futures Tour Women's Golf Tournament

Location: Island Resort & Casino, Harris
Phone: 906-466-2941

June 22nd, 2011

Gretchen Wilson

Location: Dream Makers Theatre, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-KEWADIN

June 23rd - 25th, 2011

NMU Summer Reunion

Location: Marquette
Phone: 906-227-2610

June 23rd - 25th, 2011

36th Annual St. Ignace Car Show Weekend

Location: Downtown St Ignace

23rd - Kewadin Casino Cruise Night
24th - Down Memory Lane Parade
25th - Straits Area Antique Auto Show - Vehicles on Display
Contact Information: Ed Reavie
Phone: 906-643-8087

June 23rd - 26th, 2011

Ride the Rock Rally

08:00 PM To 12:00 PM
Location: Munising

June 24th, 2011

Soo Locks Engineers Day

Location: Soo Locks, Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 800-647-2858

June 24th - 25th, 2011

7th Annual Outdoor Market

11:00 AM To 09:00 AM
Location: Bark River Sports Complex, Bark River
Contact Information: Bernadette Haeusler
Phone: 906-466-2664

June 24th - 26th, 2011

Superior Bike Fest

Location: Marquette
Road Races, Circuit, Gravity Downhill, and XC Mountain.
Phone: (888) 578-6489

June 25th, 2011

Garden Tractor Pulls

Location: Flat Rock

June 25th, 2011

International Bridge Walk

Location: Sault Ste Marie
Phone: 906-632-3301

June 25th, 2011

4th Annual Garden Extravaganza

08:00AM To 4:30PM
Location: Marquette
Contact Information: Judy Place
Phone: 906-226-9904

June 25th, 2011

Lumberjack Breakfast and Open Mic

Location: Tahquamenon Logging Museum, M-123 north of Newberry
Contact Information: Rose Anderson
Phone: 906-293-5777

June 25th, 2011

3rd Annual Curt Knierim Memorial Run

08:00 AM
Location: Newberry High School, Newberry
Contact Information: Kevin Knierim
Phone: 248-259-7898

June 25th - 26th, 2011

Scandinavian-Log Cabin Days

Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian
Phone: 906/265-2617

June 27th, 2011

Pictured Rocks Road Race & Walk

Location: Munising
Phone: 906-387-2138

June 27th - July 4th, 2011

4th of July Celebrations in Bessemer

07:00 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Bessemer
Contact Information: Linda Nelson
Phone: 906-663-4549

June 28th, 2011

Fat Tire Bike Tour

06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Bessemer
Contact Information: Eric Fitting
Phone: 906-932-3332

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The Calendar of Events was copied from the web site Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation Association.

The home page to Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation Association is here –

Friday, May 6, 2011

Manistique Fuel Prices try to be the highest in the UP.

If you are driving on US2 and headed West and your looking for fuel, do not buy fuel in Manistique if you can go another 50 miles West to Rapid River or Escanaba.  You will find fuel prices in Rapid River and Escanaba some 10¢ to 20¢ cheaper per gallon.  The Admiral gas station is usually one of the cheapest in Escanaba.  Manistique has Citgo and Shell gas stations that work together to keep prices high.  No competition between these two.
One of cheapest places to buy fuel in the Upper Peninsula is Baraga/L'Anse area up near Houghton going toward Copper Harbor.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I put out four Hummingbird feeders this Wednesday, the 4th of May. Usually Mother's Day is a day to shoot for to have the feeders out. Now the wait is on.

Today is Monday May 9th and still no hummingbirds.

Update 2
The Hummingbirds have returned.  Friday, May 13th.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

UP Towns having 4th of July Celebrations

 Below are some towns that are having 4th of July Celebrations.
It shows date, parade time and fireworks if I could find that
information.  The website below each town may give
you more or updated information.

July 4th
parade at 7:00 pm
fireworks at 10:00 pm at Massie Field

July 4th
fireworks over cedarville bay

Copper Harbor
July 4th
parade at 10am
fireworks on waterfront.

July 3rd
parade at 12:30
fireworks at dusk

Grand Marais
July 4th
parade at 1 pm
fireworks 10:30ish

July 4th
fireworks at hessel bay

Lake Linden
July 3rd & 4th
July 3rd, fireworks in the village park
July 4th, parade 9:30am

Mackinac Island
July 4th
fireworks at windermere point - over the lake 9:45

July 2nd
parade at 12:30pm
fireworks at marina

July 4th
fireworks, (downtown munising & bayshore park)

Negaunee Pioneer Days
July 3rd - 9th
Location: Negaunee

July 4th
parade 10:30am

South Range
July 4th
parade at 2:30pm
fireworks at the Range Veterans Memorial Park.

St Ignace
July 4th
parade at 1:00pm
fireworks over the bay

July 4th
parade at 11 am
fireworks Lions Park, Dusk

Web site that lists most Fireworks in all of Michigan