Calendar of Events

Lake Gogebic Area Calendar of Events for 2020


January 4 & 5           Snowmobile Olympus, USSA/Pro Star Cup Race

at Gogebic Fair Ground in Ironwood. Contact 906 663-0208 or    

January 6                   MI-TRALE meets the 1st Monday of each month (unless it’s a holiday,

                                    then meeting will be held the 2nd Monday)

January 4/11/18/25    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 (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). Serving full breakfast menu 7 days a week. 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.

                           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 at or 906-358-4724. 

January 11                 SISU Ski Fest, Ironwood, Mi


February 1                 Moonshine Riders Poker Run at the Gogebic Lodge

February 1/8/15/22/29 Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing  at Porcupine Mt.State Park

February 7-14            The 11h annual TAKE A FRIEND SNOWMOBILING WEEK   Visit

February 8                 Gogebic Lodge “Super Bowl Party” Call 906-842-3321

February 14              Valentine’s Day Dinner Special at Konteka,White Pine. 906-885-5170

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

February 15&16        Michigan FREE fishing weekendNo license required.

February 22              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.

February 27               Ontonagon Valley Sportsman’s Club 15th Annual Predator Round-Up.

$2000 in cash prizes awarded. Kick off at Hoppys bar @ 6 p.m.

or info contact Pete Heidemann at 906-988-2233


March-December      Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts

                                    For schedule:

March 7                      37th 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 7                    “Camp Josh” Fund-Raiser Gun Banquet at The Konteka.

                                     Call 906-885-5170 for details.

March 14                    15th Annual “Hog-A-Thon” Perch Fishing Tournament (1 day).

                                    Maple Ridge Motel in Bergland.  Women & 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 2020.                     

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

April           Classes begin at the Porcupine Mountain Folk School.    Check schedule:                                                                                                                                                                                           April 12                 Easter Buffet at the Gogebic Lodge on Lake Gogebic

April 12                Easter Buffet at the Konteka in White Pine.

April 25                      “Bowling For the Cure” Tournament at the Konteka. 

                                    & Spring Craft Sale.   Call 906-885-5170   

April 27                      Trout Season opens.

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


May-September         Friends of the Porkies conservation films.

 2nd Wednesday of the month at the park visitors center 7pm (et) 

May 1-20                    MI-TRALE trail maintenance – help needed.  Call 906

May 9                          12th Annual Women’s Expo 10am-2pm at The Konteka

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


May 10                       Mother’s Day Buffet at The Konteka. Call 906-885-5170

May 10                       Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet at The Gogebic Lodge.

                                   Reservations: 906-842-3321.

May 15                       Opening of Walleye & Northern Fishing Season.                     

May 16 (tentative)        Algomah Honey Farm Arts & Starts Festival 11am-3pm. 

Honey & Hive products, honey wine, art, music. 906-883-3894.  (611 Plank Rd, Greenland).

May 25                 Opening of Smallmouth Bass Season.

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

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

May 23                       Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park Interpretive  Activities begin Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day.

                                    Call 906-885-5275 for list of events or

May 23             Opening of Bergland Historical Museum

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


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

June 13&14                Mi chigan FREE fishing weekendNo license required.

June 13&14               Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend.

June 6                        “Old Victoria” in Rockland opens for season 11am-5pm (et) daily.
                                    Check Facebook for schedule.

June 13                       Annual S.P.O.R.T. Ride sponsored by DNR & MI-TRALE

                                    Check for info.

June 13                       Lake Gogebic Fireflies All-Lake Garage Sale 8am-2pm (ct)       Check us out on facebook.  New members welcom                                      

June 21              Father’s Day – Steak Specials at The Konteka.  906-885-5170

June 21                       Steak on the Lake – Father’s Day at the Gogebic Lodge. 906-842-3321                                                                                       

  June 20                       Porcupine Mountain Folk School Summer Solstice Celebration,

                                    featuring a Finnish dancing program, bonfire, music &

                                    refreshments.  For more info:

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

June 21                       Annual Michigan Log Cabin Day at “Old Victoria” in Rockland.

June 27                 35th Annual Tour da Lake Bicycle Tour around Lake Gogebic. 

For info & registration: 906-932-3332 or


July  5                         Gogebic LodgeFireworks 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.

July 3                          Marenisco Golf Outing.

July 4                          Marenisco parade, kid games, tournaments, food, fireworks.                             

July 11        Live Lobster Boil at Gogebic Lodge. Reservations 906-842-3321.

July 17-20                         Festival Ironwood.  Facebook/Festival Ironwood

July 24-26                   Ontonagon County Fair.  Exhibits,stock cars, horse show, kids games,
                                    antique tractor show, concessions, and more.  Gate opens at 10am (et).                                                                                                                                                   AUGUST                                                                                                                                                                                                               

August 8                     Gogebic Miners Football Steak-Out Fundraiser Dinner at Gogebic

                                Lodge with music. Open to the public.  Call 906-842-3321.

August 8 & 9              Upper Peninsula ORV Trails FREE Riding Weekend
August 8 & 9             LVD Pow Wow Celebration at old Indian Village

August 9-27                MI-TRALE trail maintenance – help needed.  Call 906-884-4546

August 9                     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 6-9                  Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood   
August 16         Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair from 10am-5pm (et). Handmade art and crafts, music, games.  Find us on Facebook               

 August 17 & 18      Michigan Free ORV week                                                         August 21-23           Porcupine Mountains Music Fest

August 29        Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Party” at the Gogebic Lodge.

Call 906-842-3321 for details.


September 4-7           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.

September 5         20th Annual OVSC Annual Turkey Shoot at Sucker Creek Range  in Paulding.

Labor Day Weekend  Oktoberfest in Marenisco w/polka band & good food!
September 10            
Opening of  Black Bear Season. 2nd Season begins on the 15th                                                           

Sept. 11 & 12             Lake Gogebic Area Chamber Sponsored 43rdAnnual Fall Walleye  Tournament.  Info at                                           

September 12            Chair Lift Color Tours at the Porcupine Mt. Wilderness State Park. Sat. & Sun. beginning Sept 12 Thru 27th. From 12-7pm (et). Gift shop &  concessions open.

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

September 19 & 20   Youth & Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting.

September 22-29         MICHIGAN TRAILS WEEK                    

September 24             MI-TRALE Annual Senior Citizen Fall Color OHV Tour – for details.

September 24-29       Bessemer 42st Annual “Pumpkin Festival”

September 25 & 26   44th Annual Log Jamboree” in Ewen.  Friday,10-3 (et) craft sale/luncheon.

Saturday 11am Parade. Games. Dance at 8:00pm (et)


October 1                   Opening Day of Deer Bow & Arrow Season.

October 3                   Lobster Boil & Fall Colorama at Gogebic Lodge.

                                    Call 906-842-3321 for reservations.

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

October 10                 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         Ontonagon Valley Sportsman Club Youth Predator Hunt.

                                    For youth ages 8-17, w/legal hunting guardian

Registration forms available Oct 1

NOVEMBER                            .

November  7             Aspirus Ironwood Hospital Holiday Bazaar.

November 7(tentative) Marenisco Craft Fair

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

November 15             Opening day of Firearm Deer Season..

November 21             12th Annual Christmas Bazaar at Ewen/Trout Creek School-10-2pm

November 28             12th Annual Craft Show at The Konteka in White Pine – 10-2pm   

December 1                Opening of Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails.


December                   Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade at 6:00pm (ct)

                                   downtown Ironwood.  Gingerbread house display,

                                    Gogebic Range Concert Band at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.

December 5                Opening day of Muzzleloading Season

December 4,5,6          Hometown Christmas” in Ontonagon.  Parade, community tree  trimming, Mule drawn wagon rides, light tours, dance, crafts,  fireworks.  906-884-4837 or Email

December 5      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.     Santa!  Crafts and lunch.

December           Christmas Music Concert at Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts  Traditional and Contemporary Music. Check date –

December 12              Santa Claus in Marenisco w/hot cocoa, cookies & gift for each child.

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

December 26(tentative)Old Fashioned Lantern-Lit Skiing & Snowshoeing at Porkies.

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

December 31              New Year’s Eve Party – Gogebic Lodge –*Central Time Zone.     Fun, great meal & music entertainment.                                                   

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

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

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

       *Celebrate the New Year twice in the same night!!