Calendar of Events


January 6 & 7 Snowmobile Olympus, vintage & professional snowmobile races

at Gogebic Fair Ground in Ironwood. Contact 906-364-1845 or

January  8     MI-TRALE meets the 1st Monday of each month.

January 13 & 27   Old Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing at Porcupine

Mountain State Park 6-9pm (et)  One mile loop w/hot refreshments &

campfire at warming shelter.  Call 906-885-5275 or

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. or  906-932-0618..

January-December Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet.

Services:  Interpretive programs, sales items, hiking trail, nature films, info & permits.

June-September, open daily 9am-5pm (ct). October-May, open Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm (ct)

Check events schedule:  or 906-358-4724.


February (TBA)   Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing  at Porcupine Mt State Park.

One mile loop w/hot refreshments & campfire at warming shelter.

Feb. 8-11   Ontonagon Valley Sportsman’s Club 13th Annual Predator Round-Up.

$2000 in cash prizes awarded.  For info contact Pete Heidemann at 906-988-2233

February 10-19   The 10th annual TAKE A FRIEND SNOWMOBILING WEEK


February 10      Gogebic Lodge hosting “Moon Shine Radar Run”

February 11       Gogebic Lodge hosting “Super Bowl Party”

February 14     Valentine’s Day Dinner in White Pine. Reservations:  906-885-5170

February 17 & 18   Michigan FREE fishing weekend – No license required.

February 24     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. .


March-December Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts

For schedule: or 906-884-2985

March 3    35th Annual Ice Fishing Derby at the Gogebic Lodge on the west shore of Lake Gogebic.

Over $3000 in prizes! Tournament open on the whole lake.

Details:  906-842-3321 or

March 3   “Camp Josh” Sportsman/Fisherman Banquet at The Konteka.

Call 906-885-5170 or Pete at 906-988-2233 for details.

March 9 & 10    13th Annual “Hog-A-Thon” Perch Fishing Tournament (1 day).

Maple Ridge Motel in Bergland (pre-fish March 9) Additional womens and kids division.

Call 906-365-5050 or 575-3545 Check it out on:


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 2018.

April-November    Hoop‘N Holler Tavern’s return of Sea Salt Wings Special every  weekend through November.  Call (906) 575-5555 for details.

April     Classes begin at the Porcupine Mountain Folk School. Check schedule at

April 14      ICE OUT/SPRING BREAK UP PARTY at the Gogebic Lodge                                             

  April 1      Easter Buffet at the Gogebic Lodge on Lake Gogebic

April 1    Easter Buffet at the Konteka in White Pine.

April 29    Trout Season opens.

April      “Ducks Unlimited” Banquet at the Konteka. Call 906-885-5170


May 5    Ontonagon Valley Sportsman’s Club Smelt Fry at Twilly’s Sports Bar

May 5     “Bowling For the Cure” Tournament at The Konteka, White Pine.

For info, call 906-885-5170 or

May 12     10th Annual Women’s Expo 10am-2pm at The Konteka

with Fashion Show at 2:30pm.  Call 906-885-5170 or

May 13   Mother’s Day Buffet at The Konteka. Call 906-885-5170

May 13   Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet at The Gogebic Lodge.  Call 906-842-3321.

May 15    Opening of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season. begins. May thru October 14.

May 19  (tentative)   Algomah Acres Honey Farm Arts & Starts Festival 11am-3pm.

Honey & Hive products, honey wine, art, music. 906-883-3894  www.algomahacreshoney.

(611 Plank Rd, Greenland).

May 26  Opening of Smallmouth Bass Season.

May 26   Opening of U.P Made Artist Market in Covington.

Open Thurs.-Sat. 11am-4pm. Collection of art, antiques, crafts, collectables.  shop online also.

May 26    Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park Interpretive Activities begin Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day. Call 906-885-5275 for list of events or

May 28   Opening of Bergland Historical Museum.  Hours: Weds-Fri. – noon to 4pm (et).


June-September Stock Car Racing  at Adventure Mountain Speedway in Greenland.
Every other Friday evening Check Facebook: AdventureMountainRacing

June-August     Geocaching, Archery, Agate Hunting, Outdoor Cooking at Porcupine Wilderness State Park.  Call 906-885-5206 for schedule or

June 9 & 10      FREE fishing weekend – No license required.

June 9 & 10   Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend.

June 9      “Old Victoria” in Rockland opens for season 11am-5pm (et) daily.
Check Facebook for schedule.

June 9   Annual S.P.O.R.T. Ride sponsored by DNR & MI-TRALE.  Check for info.

June 9    Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-Lake Garage Sale 8am-2pm (ct).  Contact:  906-842-3638

or email Kathy – Email.  We are looking for new members on the lake and the surrounding area.

 June 16    Walleye’s For Tomorrow Fundraiser Benefit at the Gogebic Lodge.
Call 906-842-3321  for details.             

June 17    Father’s Day – Steak Specials at The Konteka.  906-885-5170.

June 21   Porcupine Mountain Folk School Summer Solstice Celebration, featuring a Finnish dancing program, bonfire, music & refreshments.  For more info:

June 24   Annual Michigan Log Cabin Day at “Old Victoria” in Rockland.  Check Facebook for details.

June 30     33st Annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic.  For info & registration: 906-932-3332 or

June 30    Gogebic Lodge Fireworks and live music.  Info. at

June 27-July 4   Bessemer Blast Festival – a week long party!

July 4      Hoop‘N Holler  16th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at 2pm (edt). For kids and adults.  Call 906-575-5555 for details.

July 3   Wakefield Fireworks around the lake at dusk. Parade July 4, 1pm (ct)

July ?   Celebration w/fireworks at the Konteka in   White Pine. Parade at 1:00pm & games at Recreation Center.

July 14   Live Lobster Boil at Gogebic Lodge. Reservations 906-842-3321.

July 18-21   Festival Ironwood.  Facebook/Festival Ironwood

July 28   Gogebic Lodge Pavilion Party, Call 906-842-3321 for reservations.

July 27-29   Ontonagon County Fair.  Exhibits, Stock car races, Horse show, Kids games, Antique tractor show, concessions.  Gate opens at 10am (et).
August 11   Gogebic Miners Football Steak-Out Fundraiser Dinner at Gogebic Lodge with music.  Call 906-842-3321.

August 12    Lake Gogebic Fire Dept 28th Annual Chicken Dinner sponsored by Lake Gogebic Fireflies Auxiliary. 12-6pm (CT).  Serving 12-3pm. West Shore Fire Station on M-64.  Call Kathy at 842-3638 for info.

August 19   Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair from 10am-5pm (et). Handmade art and crafts, music, games.  Find us on Facebook.

August 9-12   Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood

August 24-26   Porcupine Mountains Music Fest

August 25   “Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Party”at the Gogebic Lodge.  Call 906-842-3321 for details.

Aug. 31-Sept. 3    Ontonagon Labor Day Celebration –

Friday: Free Family Picnic and Community Dance from 9-12pm (et)

Saturday:  9am Laborfest Auto Show, 9am-4pm Maxwell Street Day sales

Sunday:  10am Aspirus 10k & 5k run & 2:00pm -Festival Parade

Monday:  1:00pm – Kiddy’s Parade

Sept. 7 & 8   Lake Gogebic Area Chamber Sponsored 41th Annual Fall Walleye Tournament.  Info at                                                                   .   

September 8   18th Annual OVSC Annual Turkey Shoot at Sucker Creek Range in Paulding.

September 10   Opening of Black Bear Season.

September 15  Opening of Ruffled Grouse and Small Game Season. Ends Nov 14.
Opens again Dec 1 – Jan 1                                             

September 16-22   Michigan Trails Week.

Sept. 15-30     Chair Lift Color Tours at the Porcupine Mt. Wilderness State Park  Sat. & Sun. From 12-7pm (et). Gift shop & concessions open.

September 22-23   Youth & Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting.

September 27   MI-TRALE Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour – for details.

September 26-30   Bessemer 40th Annual “Pumpkin Festival”

September 21-22   41st Annual Log Jamboree” in Ewen.  Friday,10-3 (et) craft sale/luncheon & Log Jam Variety Show at E-TC School – 7pm.(tentative).  Saturday 11am Parade. Kids games. Dance at 8:00pm (et)

October 1   Opening Day of Deer Bow & Arrow Season.

October 6   Lobster Boil at Gogebic Lodge. Call 906-842-3321 for reservations.

October 12   OVSC 20th Annual Sportsmen’s Unlimited Banquet at 6:00pm – Twilly’s Bar & Grill in Bruce Crossing.  For membership info contact Steve Worachek at 906-988-2410.

October 19-21   Ontonagon Valley Sportsman Club Youth Predator Hunt. For youth ages 8-17, w/legal hunting guardian.   Registration forms available Oct 1 at Paulding General Store, Settlers Co-op, Ewen Gas Mart.

November  3    Aspirus Ironwood Hospital Holiday Bazaar.

November 15   Opening day of Firearm Deer Season.

Nov. 14-Jan 27   Jack Frost Festival in Ironwood. Find us on Facebook.

November 17   10th Annual Christmas Bazaar at Ewen/Trout Creek School-10-3pm

November 24   10th Annual Craft Show at The Konteka in White Pine – 10-2pm

December 1   Opening of Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails.

December 1   Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade at 6:00pm (ct) downtown Ironwood.  Gingerbread house display & Gogebic Range Concert Band at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.  On Facebook

December 1   Opening day of Muzzleloading Season

Nov. 30, Dec.1, 2  “Hometown Christmas” in Ontonagon.  Parade, community tree trimming, Mule drawn wagon rides, light tours, dance, crafts, fireworks.  906-884-4837 or Email

December 4     29th Annual Tree of Love lighting ceremony, 6:30pm (ct) at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.

Call 906-932-7627 to purchase light in memory of loved one.

December 1  “Christmas at the Crossing” at Settler’s Depot Gallery in Bruce Crossing – 10am-4pm(et).  Free picture w/Santa along w/treat from Santa!  Crafts and lunch.

December ?   Christmas Music Concert at Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts

Traditional and Contemporary Music. Check date –

December 24   Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Konteka.  Call 906-885-5170

Christmas Day   Celebrate at The Konteka. Bowling and limited menu.

December 29   Old Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing at Porcupine Mountain State Park.  One mile loop w/hot refreshments &campfire at warming shelter.  For schedule, call 906-885-5275 or

December 31   New Year’s Eve Party – Hoop ‘N Holler – Eastern Time Zone

December 31   New Year’s Eve Party – The Konteka in White Pine – Eastern Time Zone. Special Menu, bowling, entertainment, fun & games!

December 31   New Year’s Eve – Rousseau Bar, Mass City – Eastern Time Zone.

December 31   Year’s Eve – JW’s BBQ & Brew in Bergland – Eastern Time Zone

December 31   New Year’s Eve – Fishtales – Central Time Zone.

December 31   New Year’s Eve Party – Gogebic Lodge – Central Time Zone.

Music by TNT Entertainment.

December 31   New Year’s Eve Party – Root Cellar – Central Time Zone

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