Upper Peninsula Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 UP MI Events


U.P. Fall Beer Festival - Marquette, MI - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
More than 600 local craft beers from 80 Michigan breweries with local musicians playing and food available for purchase. Overlooks Lake Superior from Mattson Lower Harbor Park. 21+ event

Marquette Area Blues Fest - Marquette, MI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Held at Mattson Lower Harbor Park over Labor Day Weekend. Free admission on Friday. Live Music, food and music/dance workshops. After party and blues jam.

Sault Ste Marie and EUP

Curtis Oktoberfest - Curtis, MI - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2024
Annual event. Hours: Noon to 8 PM. Includes live music, cornhole tourney, best dressed Bavarian contest, apple dessert and soup cook offs, and beer & wine tent with German inspired food. Brats and chicken dinners by 3 Lakes Fireworks Committee. Pie sale and soft pretzel sale as well.

Chippewa County Fair - Kinross, MI - Aug 25 to Sep 1, 2024
Agricultural exhibits, carnival rides, and more

Michigan Paranormal Convention - Sault Ste Marie, MI - Aug 22 to Aug 24, 2024
Experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, and UFOlogy. Come see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic, the paranormal, at ParaCon

Fall on the Island Festival - Drummond Island, MI - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Golf outing, 5K Walk/Run, live entertainment (including dueling pianos), Taste of Drummond, artisan vendors, cornhole tournament, pub crawl and more, all on scenic Drummond Island

Soo Film Festival - Sault Ste Marie, MI - Sep 13 to Sep 17, 2023
The festival is once again headquartered in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with films screening at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library.

Mackinac Bridge Walk - Mackinaw City, MI - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2023
Walk across the bridge from either St Ignace or Mackinaw City! Each year, between 25,000-60,000 people from across Michigan and beyond come to walk the Mackinac Bridge, the 5th longest suspension bridge in the world and the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere, at a total length of 26,372 feet (suspension length of 8,614 feet). The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic, so walkers are encouraged to a) walk halfway across and then back b) walk all the way across and have a ride arranged to go back or c) walk all the way across and all the way back, about 10 miles (must cross the midway point by 10am to go all the way across the bridge). A fun fourth option could be a daytrip to Mackinac Island and taking the farry back to your origin point! The Mackinac Bridge Authority has recently declined to close the bridge for other events, so this is your chance to cross the Mighty Mac” without your car!”