Calendar of Events

LAKE GOGEBIC AREA  CALENDAR OF EVENTS for 2019

JANUARY

January 5 & 6 (tentative)  Snowmobile Olympus, USSA/Pro Star Cup Race at Gogebic Fair Ground in Ironwood. Contact 906-364-1845 or www.ironwoodsnowmobileolympus.com

January  7   MI-TRALE meets the 1st Monday of each month. www.mi-trale.org.

January 12 & 26   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 www.mi.gov/porkies.

January-March  Open ice-skating Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 6:30-8:30pm (ct) Wednesday from 1-3pm at Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood.  For more info, call 906-932-0602.

December-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   Historic Ironwood Theatre coming attractions & theatre tours.  www.ironwoodtheatre.net or call  906-932-0618..

January-December   Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet.  Services:  Interpretive programs, sales items, hiking trail, nature films, info & permits.  Late May-September, open daily 9am-5pm (ct)   October-May, open Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm (ct).  Check events schedule: www.fs.fed.us/r9/ottawa.  or 906-358-4724.

FEBRUARY

February (TBA)    Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing  at Porcupine Mt State Park.    One mile loop w/hot refreshments & campfire at warming shelter.

February    Ontonagon Valley Sportsman’s Club 14th Annual Predator Round-Up.  $2000 in cash prizes awarded. For info contact Pete Heidemann at 906-988-2233

February 3    Gogebic Lodge “Super Bowl Party”  Call 906-842-3321.

February 9   Moonshiners Snowmobile Poker Run at Gogebic Lodge.

February 9-18  The 10th annual TAKE A FRIEND SNOWMOBILING WEEK   Visit www.gosnowmobiling.org

February 14   Valentine’s Day Dinner Special at the Konteka in White Pine. Call: 906-885-5170

February 14     Valentine’s Day Dinner Special at the Gogebic Lodge.Call: 906-842-3321

February 16 & 17   Michigan FREE fishing weekendNo license required.

February 23(tentative) 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

March-December      Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. For schedule:  www.ontonagontheater.org or 906-884-2985

March 2    36th 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 www.gogebiclodge.com.

March 16    “Camp Josh” Fund-Raiser Gun Banquet at The Konteka. Cocktails and raffles begin at 5:00pm (et).  Prime rib dinner 6:30pm. Dinner tickets $50 or $90 for couple.  Call 906-885-5170 for reservations.

March 9  14th Annual “Hog-A-Thon” Perch Fishing Tournament (1 day). Maple Ridge Motel in Bergland (pre-fish March 8). Additional womens and kids division.  Call 906-365-5050 or 575-3545 Check it out on: www.mapleridgemotel.com

APRIL

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 2019.                     

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: www.porkies.org/folkschool
April 21   Easter Buffet at the Gogebic Lodge on Lake Gogebic

April 21   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

May 6 – Kiwanis Pancake Day -7am to 7pm. Pancakes and sausage being served all day by the Kiwanis Club of Ironwood. Event will be held at the Golden Dragon Restaurant, 215 S. Suffolk St., Ironwood. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (608) 445-8950 or purchased at the door. Kids 5 and under eat free. Find more info on our Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/2658348847513575/

May 15 – American Red Cross Blood Drive -11am – 5pm hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ironwood, at the Ironwood Memorial Building. Walk-ins welcome but you can also pre-register to donate at www.redcrossblood.org

May 1-21   MI-TRALE trail maintenance – help is always needed.
Call 906-827-3208.

May 4   “Bowling For the Cure” Tournament at The Konteka, White Pine. For info, call 906-885-5170 or www.thekonteka.com.

May 11    11th Annual Women’s Expo 10am-2pm at The Konteka with Fashion Show at 2:30pm.  Call 906-885-5170 or www.thekonteka.com.

May 12    Mother’s Day Buffet at The Konteka. Call 906-885-5170

May 12   Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet at The Gogebic Lodge Reservations: 906-842-3321.

May 15  Opening of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season.

May 18 (tentative)        Algomah Acres Honey Farm Arts & Starts Festival 11am-3pm. Honey & Hive products, honey wine, art, music. 906-883-3894.  www.algomahacreshoney.com.  (611 Plank Rd, Greenland).

May 25    Opening of Smallmouth Bass Season.

May 25    Opening of U.P Made Artist Market in Covington. Open Thurs.-Sat. 11am-4pm. Collection of art, antiques, crafts, collectables. www.upmadeartistmarket.com – shop online also.

May 25   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: Weds-Fri. – noon to 4pm (et). Or by appointment.

JUNE

June-August    Geocaching, Archery, Agate Hunting, Outdoor Cooking. Porcupine Wilderness State Park. Call PW State Park at 906-885-5206 for scheduled times.  www.mi.gov/porkies

June 5 –  Kiwanis Classic Border Bash basketball tournament at the Gogebic Community College. The Kiwanis Club of Ironwood is holding their annual Border Bash basketball tournament between elite high school athletes hand-picked from schools across the UP and northern Wisconsin. The games will be at the Lindquist Student and Conference Center Gym at the Gogebic Community College. Girls game starts at 5:15 and boys at 6:45 (central standard time). Tickets are $12 adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door. 50/50 raffle. Concessions by the Golden Dragon Restaurant.

June 8 & 9   Michigan FREE fishing weekendNo license required.

June 8 & 9   Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend.

June 8   “Old Victoria” in Rockland opens for season 11am-5pm (et) daily.
Check Facebook for schedule.

June 8    Annual S.P.O.R.T. Ride sponsored by DNR & MI-TRALE. Check www.mi-trale.org for info.

June 8  Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-Lake Garage Sale 8am-2pm (ct)
Contact:  906-842-3638 and email Email .  We are always looking for new members on the lake and the surrounding area.    

June 16   Father’s Day – Steak Specials at The Konteka.  906-885-5170

June 16   Steak on the Lake – Father’s Day at the Gogebic Lodge. 906-842-3321.
June 21 
  Porcupine Mountain Folk School Summer Solstic Celebrationfeaturing a Finnish dancing program, bonfire, music & refreshments.  For more info:  www.porkies.org.

June 27-July 4   Bessemer Blast Festival – a week long party! www.bessemer4th.com

June 23   Annual Michigan Log Cabin Day at “Old Victoria” in Rockland.

June 29     34th Annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic. For info & registration: 906-932-3332 or www.hobbywheel.com.

JULY

July 6   Gogebic Lodge – Fireworks over the lake. Party begins at 5pm (ct). Fireworks at dusk.  Info at 906-842-3321

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

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

July 13   Live Lobster Boil at Gogebic Lodge. Reservations 906-842-3321.

July 17-20   Festival Ironwood.  Facebook/Festival Ironwood

July 24 – American Red Cross Blood Drive – 11:30am – 5:30pm, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ironwood, at the River Valley Bank 200 S. Suffolk Street, Ironwood. Walk-ins welcome but you can also pre-register to donate at www.redcrossblood.org

July 26-28    Ontonagon County Fair.  Exhibits,stock cars, horse show, kids games, antique tractor show, concessions, and more.  Gate opens at 10am (et).

AUGUST

August 10   Gogebic Miners Football Steak-Out Fundraiser Dinner at Gogebic. Lodge with music. Open to the public.  Begins 2:00pm (ct). Call 906-842-3321.

August 10 & 11   Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend.

August 10 & 11  LVD   Pow Wow Celebration at old Indian Village.

August 10-17   MI-TRALE trail maintenance – help needed.  Call 906-827-3208.

August 11    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 18    Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair from 10am-5pm (et). Handmade art and crafts, music, games.  Find us on Facebook.

August 8-11    Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood  www.gogebiccountyfair.com.

August 23-25   Porcupine Mountains Music Festwww.porkiesfestival.org.

August 31   “Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Party”at the Gogebic Lodge. Call 906-842-3321 for details.

SEPTEMBER

Aug. 30-Sept 2   Ontonagon Labor Day Celebration
Friday: Free Family Picnic and Community Dance 9-12pm
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. 13 & 14  Lake Gogebic Area Chamber Sponsored 42th Annual Fall Walleye  Tournament.  Info at www.lakegogebicarea.com
September 7   19th Annual OVSC Annual Turkey Shoot at Sucker Creek Range in Paulding.

September 10    Opening of Black Bear Season. 2nd Season begins on the 15th .

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

September 15-21       Michigan Trails Week.

September 14-29       Chair Lift Color Tours at the Porcupine Mt. Wilderness State Park. Sat. & Sun. From 12-7pm (et). Gift shop & concessions open.

September 21 &22    Youth & Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting.

September 26   MI-TRALE Annual Senior Citizen Fall  ColorTour.  www.mi-trale.org – for details.

September 25-29   Bessemer 41st Annual “Pumpkin Festival” www.bessemerpumpkinfest.com

September 27 & 28   43st Annual Log Jamboree” in Ewen.  Friday,10-3 (et) craft sale/luncheon. Saturday 11am Parade. Games. Dance at 8:00pm (et)

OCTOBER

October 1   Opening Day of Deer Bow & Arrow Season.

October 5    Lobster Boil & Fall Colorama at Gogebic Lodge.
Call 906-842-3321 for  reservations.

October 15-Nov. 30   Fall Room Special of $35.00 per person at Gogebic Lodge on west shore of Lake Gogebic. Call 906-842-3321

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

October 18-20   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

November  2    Aspirus Ironwood Hospital Holiday Bazaar.

November 15   Opening day of  Firearm Deer Season.

Nov. 13-Jan 25   Jack Frost Festival in Ironwood. Find us on Facebook.

November 16    11th Annual Christmas Bazaar at Ewen/Trout Creek School-10-2pm.

November 23  11th Annual Craft Show at The Konteka in White Pine – 10-2pm.   

DECEMBER

December 1     Opening of Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails.

December 7  Jack Fr ost Festival of Lights Parade at 6:00pm (ct) downtown Ironwood.  Gingerbread house display, Gogebic Range Concert Band at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Facebook.com

December 7  Opening day of Muzzleloading Season

 December   Hometown Christmas” in Ontonagon.  Parade, community tree trimming, Mule drawn wagon rides, light tours, dance, crafts, fireworks.  906-884-4837 or Email

December 7    Annual Tree of Love lighting ceremony, 4:00pm (ct) at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.  Call 906-932-7627 to purchase light in memory of loved one.

December  “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 – www.ontonagontheater.org.

December 24   Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Konteka.
Call 906-885-5170
December 27-31    Holiday Party at Gogebic Lodge – Music by TNT-DJs entertainment.

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 www.mi.gov/porkies.

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   New 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  – Root Cellar – Central Time Zone.

Celebrate the New Year twice in one night!