Calendar of Events

LAKE GOGEBIC AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2017

January 6 & 7, 2017  Snowmobile Olympus, vintage & professional snowmobile races at Gogebic Fair Ground in Ironwood.  Contact 906-364-1845 or www.ironwoodsnowmobileolympus.com
January 9, 2017   MI-TRALE (ORV Club) General Membership Meeting with elections at the Bruce Crossing Township Offices.  MI-TRALE meets the 1st Monday of each month.  www.mi-trale.org.
January 12  Walleye’s For Tomorrow Monthly Meeting – 2nd Thursday of every month – 6pm Central Time.
Info:  902-252-1889 or Email.
January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017  Old Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing at PorcupineMountain State Park.  One mile loop w/hot refreshments & campfire at warming shelter.  Call 906-885-5275 or www.mi.gov/porkies.
January-March  Open ice-skating Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 6:30-8:30pm Wednesday from 1-3pm at Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood.  For more info, call 906-932-0602.
January-March   Fri, Sat, & Sunday – Breakfast Buffet at the Gogebic Lodge from 8 -11am (ct).  906-842-3321
January-December   2nd Friday of each month “Seafood Buffet” at The Konteka. Every Sunday – Breakfast Buffet from 9am-1pm (et). 906-885-5170
January-December    Every Friday 11am-close (et) – All day Fish Fry at the Rousseau Bar in Mass City.
Its Never too Far to the Rousseau Bar”!  906-883-9952
January-December    Historic Ironwood Theatre coming attractions & theatre tours.
www.ironwoodtheatre.net or  906-932-0618.

February 4   Gogebic Lodge hosting dj music with TY.
February 4,11,18,25  Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing  at Porcupine Mt State Park. One mile loop w/hot refreshments & campfire at warming shelter.
Feb. 9-12   Ontonagon Valley Sportsman’s Club 12th Annual Predator Round-Up.
$2000 in cash prizes awarded. For info contact Pete Heidemann at 906-988-2233.
February 11-20 The 9th annual TAKE A FRIEND
February 11-14  Valentine’s Day Dinner with Steak Specials at The Rousseau Bar in Mass City.  906-883-9952
February 11  Valentine’s Day Dinner Party – The Konteka in White Pine.  Reservations:  906-885-5170
February 18 & 19    Michigan FREE fishing weekend – No license required.
February 18   Snowburst Winter Carnival at Porcupine Mt Wilderness State Park beginning at 12pm(et).
Including ski & snowshoe races, children’s activities, music, torchlight parade and fireworks.  www.porkies.org

March-December   Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts
For schedule:  www.ontonagontheater.org or 906-884-2985.
March 4   34nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby at the Gogebic Lodge on the west shore of Lake Gogebic $1000 First Prize.
Tournament open on the whole lake.
Details:  906-842-3321 or www.gogebiclodge.com.
March 4   “Camp Josh”  Sportsman/Fisherman Banquet at The Konteka.  Call 906-885-5170 or Pete at 906-988-2233 for details.
March 11   12th Annual Hog-A-Thon” Perch Fishing Tournament (1 day) at Maple Ridge Motel in Bergland (pre-fish March 11). Additional womens and kids division this year.
Call 906-365-5050 or 575-3545 Check it out on: www.mapleridgemotel.com

April   ICE OUT – Lake Gogebic & Lake Superior. View Mother Nature at her best! Bring your camera and await the thunderous sounds of large ice bergs breaking up & moving out into Lake Superior.
April 1  New fishing license required for 2015
April-November   Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern’s return of “Sea Salt Wings Special” every weekend.  Call 906-575-5555 for details.
April 16   Easter Buffet at the Gogebic Lodge on Lake Gogebic.
April 16   Easter Buffet at the Konteka in White Pine
April 22   “Ice Out Party” and music at the Gogebic Lodge.
April 23   Classes begin at the Porcupine Mountain Folk School. Check schedule at www.porkies.org/folk-school/workshops.
April 26   Trout season opens.
April    Ducks Unlimited” banquet at the Konteka. www.thekonteka.com or call 906-885-5170
April 29   Lake Gogebic Chapter of “Walleyes For Tomorrow” banquet at the VFW Hall in Wakefield starting at 4pm(ct). Call 906-575-3542.

May 6   “Bowling for the Cure” Tournament at the Konteka.
May 13   Woman’s Day Expo and Fashion Show at the Konteka.
10am-2pm (et).  For table reservations ($20) call 906-885-5170.
May 14  Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet at the Gogebic Lodge.  Reservations appreciated, call 906-842-3321.
May 14  Mother’s Day Buffet at the Konteka.  Call 906-885-5170.
May 15   Opening of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season
May 15   Lake Gogebic Area Chamber Monthly Fishing Contest begins.  May thru October 14.  www.lakegogebicarea.com
May 20   Algomah Acres Honey Farm Arts & Starts Festival from 11:00am-3:00pm (et).  Honey & Hive products, honey wine, art, music.  Call 906-883-3894.  www.algomahacreshoney.com (611 Plank Rd, Greenland).
May 23   Opening of Smallmouth Bass Season.
May 27   Opening of U.P. Made Artist Market in Covington.  Open Thursday-Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm (et).  Collection of art, antiques, crafts, collectables.  www.upmadeartistmarket.com – shop online also.
May 27   Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park.  Interpretive activities begin Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day.  Call 906-885-5275 for list of events or www.mi.gov/porkies.
May 29    Opening of Bergland Historical Museum.  Hours: Wednesday thru Friday from noon to 4:00pm (et).
Memorial Weekend – Copper Peak opens for summer/fall season.  Weekends, Sat. & Sun. – 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (ct)
Weekdays, Mon. – Fri. – 12:30 – 4:30 pm June only
Mon, – Fri. – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm July- October

June-September   Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet.  Services:  Interpretive programs, sales items, hiking trails, nature films, info & permits.  Open daily 9:00am-5:00pm (ct).  Check events schedule:  www.fs.fed.us/r9.ottawa or call 906-358-4724.
June-September   Stock Car Racing at Adventure Mountain Speedway in Greenland every other Friday evening.  Check Facebook:  AdventurMountainRacing.
June-August   Geocaching, Archery, Agate Hunting, Outdoor Cooking at Porcupine Wilderness State Park.  Call 906-885-5206 for scheduled times or www.mi.gov/porkies.
June 3  BamBam Memorial Fishing Tournament hosted by the Gogebic Lodge.  1st Place winner – $1000. plus trophy.  Call 906-842-3321 for details.
June 10 & 11   Michigan FREE fishing weekend – No license required.
June 10 & 11   Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend
June 10   “Old Victoria” in Rockland opens for season  11:00am-5:00pm (et) daily.  Check facebook for schedule.
June 10   Annual S.P.O.R.T. Ride sponsored by DNR & MI-TRALE.  Check www.mi-trale.org for info.
June 10   Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-Lake Garage Sale from 8:00am-2:00pm (ct).  Contact:  906-842-3638 or email Email.  We are always looking for new members on the lake and the surrounding area.
June 18   Father’s Day Steak Specials at the Konteka.  Call 906-885-5170.
June 19   Porcupine Mountain Folk School Summer Solstice Celebration, featuring a Finnish dancing program, bonfire, music & refreshments (tentative date). Info at www.porkies.org.
June 23-25   “CopperFest 2017” in Ontonagon, sponsored by the Ontonagon Chamber of Commerce (tentative date).  For details call 906-884-4735 or www.ontonagonmi.org
June 24   32st Annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic.  Info & registration at 906-932-3332  or www.tourdalake.com

July 1   Fireworks with live music at the Gogebic Lodge. www.gogebiclodge.com.
July 1   Fireworks in Watersmeet at dusk at the Pavillion
July 2   Watersmeet Annual Picnic at the Pavillion
featuring entertainment, fun & games and prizes will be awarded.
July 1  Celebration at Bruce Crossing.  Events happening all day. Music at the Pavillion beginning at 3:00pm (et) and ending just before Fireworks.
July 1  Celebration w/fireworks at the Konteka in White Pine.  Parade at 1:00pm (et) & games at the Recreation Center.
July 2   Celebration in Marenisco.  12:00p, Kayak Races at Lake Gogebic County Park.  1:30 pm Whiffle Ball at the park.  Picnic lunch following.  July 3, 8:30 am Annual Golf Tournament in Land O Lakes.
July 8   Annual Cardboard Boat Race at the Hoop ‘n Holler at 2:00pm (et).  For kids and adults.  Call 906-575-3555 for details.
July 8  Lobster Boil at the Gogebic Lodge.
July 12-15   Festival Ironwood. Facebook – Festival Ironwood.
July 14   FREE Lumberjack Shows at Stormy Kromer in Ironwood. Lumberjack shows, chainsaw carving, food, games, shopping, factory tours and more!  www.stormykromer.com.
Shows:  10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm (ct)
Factory Tours:  9:30, 11:30, & 1:30
Store hours:  8:00 am- 5:00 pm
July 16   26th Annual North Country 100 Bicycle Tour.
Rain date – July 17.  Call Wakefield Chamber of Commerce
at 906-224-2222.  www.wakefieldmi.org
July 22  Pig Roast at the Gogebic Lodge with music.  Call 906-842-3321 for reservations.  www.gogebiclodge.com.
July 28-30  Ontonagon County Fair. Exhibits, Stock Car Race, Horse show, Old fashioned kids games, Antique tractor show.  Live music, 4H mock rodeo, Concessions.  Gate open at 10:00am (et)

August 4-6   Baraga County Fair in Pelkie, MI. www.baragacountyfair.com
August 5   Pavilion Party at the Gogebic Lodge with live music.
August 12   Gogebic Miners Football Steak-Out Fundraiser Dinner at Gogebic Lodge.  Call 906-842-3321 for info.
August 13  Lake Gogebic Fire Dept 26th Annual Chicken Dinner sponsored by the Lake Gogebic Fireflies Auxilliary from noon to 6:00pm (ct).  Serving from noon-3:00pm.
Call Kathy for more info at 906-842-3638.
August 19-20 Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend.
No permit required.
August 20   Pavillion Party with Classy Karaoke at the Gogebic Lodge.
August 20   Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair from 10:00am-5:00pm (et).  Handmade arts and crafts, music, games and maybe even home-made cinnamon rolls.  Find us on Facebook.
August 24-27   Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood.  www.gogebiccountyfair.com.
August 25-27   Porcupine Mountain Music Fest. www.porkiesfestival.org.
August 26   “Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Party” w/Classy Karaoke at the Gogebic Lodge.  Call 906-842-3321 for details.

September 1-4  Ontonagon Labor Day Celebration
Friday:  Free Family Picnic.
Rock-Skipping Championship 6:00pm at the Marina Boat Launch Landing for All age groups & registration is free at the Pavilion. Cash prizes, trophies, bragging rights!
Community Dance w/Borderline – 9:00-12:00pm.
Saturday:  9:00am Laborfest Auto Show, 9:00am-4:00pm Maxwell Street Day sales.
Sunday:  10:00am Aspirus 10k & 5K run & 2:00pm Festival Parade.
Monday:  1:00pm Kiddy’s Parade.
September 8 & 9  Lake Gogebic Area Chamber Sponsored 40th Annual Fall Walleye Tournament.
September 9   17th Annual OVSC Turkey Shoot at Sucker Creek Range in Paulding.
September 10   Opening of Black Bear Season.
September 15   Opening of Ruffled Grouse & Small Game Season.  Ends November 14 and opens again December 1-January 1.
September 16   Trail Marathon at the Porcupine Mt. Wilderness State Park featuring a full marathon, half marathon, 5K and kids 2K at the Ski Hill.  For info & registration visit www.greatlakesendurance.com.
September 23   Gogebic Lodge – Fall Color ATV & Motorcycle Ride with Poker Run.  Evening, music wClassy Karaoke.
Details 906-842-3321 or www.gogebiclodge.com.
September 17-24   Michigan Trails Week.
September 16-October 1  Chair Lift Color Tour at the Porcupine Mt.  Wilderness State Park on Saturday & Sunday
from 12:00-7:00pm (et).  Gift shop & concessions open.
September 16-17  Youth and Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting.
September 28   MI-TRALE 10th Senior Citizens Fall Color ORV Ride.  www.mi-trale.org
September 21-24   Bessemer 39th Annual “Pumpkin Festival”
www.bessemerpumpkinfest.com.
September 22 & 23   “Log Jamboree” in Ewen –
Friday -10:00am-3:00pm (et) Craft sale, luncheon.  Log Jamboree Variety Show at 7:00pm.
Saturday – Parade at 11:00am.  Kids games.  Dance w/Borderline at 8:00pm.

October 1   Opening day of Deer Bow & Arrow Season
October 7   Lobster Boil at the Gogebic Lodge.  Call 906-842-3321 for reservations.
October 7   OVSC 120th Annual Sportsmen’s Unlimited Banquet at Twilly’s Bar & Grill in Bruce Crossing at 6:00pm (et). For membership info, call Steve Worachek at 906-988-2410

October 14-16   Ontonagon Valley Sportsman Club Youth Varmint Hunt.  For youth ages 12-16 (rifle/shotgun) 10-12 (bow) hunting w/parent or guardian.  Registration forms available October 1 at Paulding General Store, Settlers Co-op, Ewen-Gas Mart and Bergland Outpost.
October 27   Halloween Party at the Gogebic Lodge.

November 3   Aspirus Grand View Hospital Holiday Bazaar.
November 15   Opening Day of Firearm Deer Season.
November 18   9th Annual Christmas Bazaar at Ewen/Trout Creek School from 10:00am-2:00pm (et)
November 25   9th Annual Craft Show at the Konteka in White Pine from 10:00am-3:00pm (et).

December 1   Opening of Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails.
December 1   Jack Frost Festival featuring Festival of Lights Parade at 6:00pm (ct) downtown Ironwood.  Gingerbread house display, Gogebic Range Concert Band at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.  Check Facebook.com for details.
December 1-3   “Hometown Christmas” in Ontonagon.  Parade, community tree trimming, Mule drawn wagon rides, Light tours, Dance, Crafts and Fireworks.  906-884-4837 or Email.
December 5   28th Annual Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony, 6:30pm at Aspirus GrandView Hospital in Ironwood.  Call 906-932-7627 to purchase light in memory of loved on.
December 2   “Christmas at the Crossing” at Settler’s Depot Gallery in Bruce Crossing, 10:00am-4:00pm (et).  Free pictures with Santa along with treat from Santa! Crafts and lunch served.
December 3  Opening day of Muzzleloading Season.
December   Christmas Music Concert at the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts.  Traditional and Contemporary Music.
www. ontonagontheater.org.
December 24   Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Konteka in White Pine.  Call 906-885-5170.
Christmas Day   Celebrate at the Konteka.  Bowling and limited menu.
December 23 & 30   Old Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing at Porcupine Mountain State Park.  One mile loop w/hot refreshments and campfire at warming shelter.  www.mi.gov/porkies.
December 31   New Year’s Eve Party at the Hoop ‘n Holler in Eastern Time Zone.
December 31   New Year’s Eve Party at the Konteka in White Pine in the Eastern Time Zone.  Special menu, bowling, entertainment, fun and games!  Eastern Time Zone.
December 31   New Year’s Eve Party at the Rousseau Bar in Mass City.  Eastern Time Zone.
December 31   New Year’s Eve at JW’s BBQ & Brew in Bergland.  Eastern Time Zone.
December 31   New Year’s Eve Party at the Gogebic Lodge with Music by TNT Entertainment.  Central Time Zone.
December 31   New Year’s Eve Party at the Root Cellar in the Central Time Zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




December 1 – Opening of Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails.
December 4 – 26th Annual Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood – 6:30pm (ct).  Call 906-932-7627 to purchase light in memory of loved one.
December 4-6 – Jack Frost Festival – featuring Festival of Lights Parade at 6pm(ct) downtown Ironwood.  Gingerbread house display, Gogebic Range Band Concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.  www.fackfrostfestival.com or www.ironwoodmi.org.
December 5 – Craft Show at the Bruce Crossing VFW from 10am-3pm(et) with lunch and baked goods sale.  Free picture w/Santa at Settlers Depot from 11am-1pm.
December – Christmas Music concert at Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts Traditional and Contemporary Music.  Check date at www.ontonagontheater.org.
December – Bergland Historical Society Annual Christmas Party held at the Bergland Ranger Station.  Open all week receiving food and monetary donations from 12pm-4pm(et).  Date and time tba on www.berglandmuseum.com.
December 24 – Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Konteka in White Pine.  Call 906-885-5170.  www.thekonteka.com.
Christmas Day – Celebrate at the Konteka.  Bowling and limited menu.
December 26-31 – Old Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing at the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park.  One mile loop w/hot refreshments & campfire at warming shelter.  Call 906-885-5275 or www.mi.gov/porkies.
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Parties:
Hoop’N Holler Tavern – Eastern Time Zone.
The Konteka, White Pine – Eastern Time Zone.  Special menu, bowling, fun & games!
Gogebic Lodge – Central Time Zone.  Complimentary breakfast buffet at 2am.  Music by TNT Entertainment.
LacVieux Desert Resort Casino in Watersmeet – Central Time Zone
Root Cellar Resort – Central Time Zone.
Rousseau Bar, Mass City – Eastern Time Zone -food & beverages!

Lake Gogebic falls into two times zones so you can enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations 2 times in 1 evening!!