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      U.P. Summer Festivals

      Summertime is a time for festivals here in the Upper Peninsula, and with so many options, a Yooper may wonder where to begin. Well here at TV6, we've got you covered.

      If you missed the July 4th International Food Fest in Lower Harbor or the U.P.-defining Pasty Festival, don't worry. Those festivity favorites are just the tip of the summer outdoor event iceberg.

      Whatever end of the U.P. you are traveling to this season, you are bound to find a festival underway. So what are the ones you just cannot miss? We asked our Facebook fans.

      Joy Bender Hadley suggests the Hiawatha Music Festival. She said it helps the local economy and it's a big family event and tradition. The song celebration kicks off July 22 this year, wrapping up on the 24th.

      Going to be in the Western U.P.? Jessi Stolberg Verville suggests you slap on your cowboy boots and hit up the Championship Rodeo concert in Iron River at the Iron County Fair Grounds.

      And if the Copper Country is on your calendar this weekend, check out the Strawberry Festival in Chassell. There will be plenty of fruit and festivities to go around. But act quickly, the festival ends tomorrow evening!

      Haven't planned your Labor Day getaway just yet? Our friends in Ontonagon are holding their Labor Day Festival.

      Or if you feel like celebrating early, the Seafood Fest is just a week before the holiday and has lots of delicious eats.

      And, of course, there are plenty of other festivals for you to enjoy throughout the summer season; we just couldn't pack them all into one story. Below, we've provided a list of other events we found. If we missed any, please leave a comment on our website or post it on our Facebook page for everyone to check out.

      Fiber Arts & Fashion Design Artwork Exhibit

      Arts &Theater

      Location: Reflection Gallery, Hancock

      Website: keweenawnow.blogspot.com/2011/04/finlandia-student-alumni-fiber-art.html {<}http://keweenawnow.blogspot.com/2011/04/finlandia-student-alumni-fiber-art.html{>}

      Email: FinlandiaReflectionGallery@gmail.com

      Phone: 906-487-7376

      June 10 - July 10, 2011

      Fiber Arts Show

      Shows & Events

      Location: Gallery 325, Baraga

      Email: sidnawbooks@yahoo.com {<}mailto:sidnawbooks@yahoo.com{>}

      Phone: 906-355-2578

      June 20 - August 19, 2011

      Living History Role-Playing Program

      Recreation

      9:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.

      Phone: (906) 289-4467

      June 25 - September 3, 2011

      Saturday Night at the Sutler's

      Recreation

      6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      July 3 - 9, 2011

      Negaunee Pioneer Days

      Annual Events

      Location: Negaunee

      Website: www.negauneeirontown.com {<}http://www.negauneeirontown.com{>}

      July 6 - 10, 2011

      Lake Superior Theatre presents: Guys On Ice

      Arts &Theater

      7:30 p.m.

      Location: Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette

      Website: www.lakesuperiortheatre.com {<}http://www.lakesuperiortheatre.com{>}

      Phone: 906-227-7625

      July 7 - 8, 2011

      Adam Cates & the Big House Band

      Music

      6:30 p.m.

      Location: Ishpeming Armory, Ishpeming

      Website: parachurchministries.com/adam%20cates.htm {<}http://parachurchministries.com/adam%20cates.htm{>}

      Phone: 906-236-1107

      July 7 - 9, 2011

      8th Annual Veterans Motorcycle Rally

      Annual Events

      Location: Brady Park, Sault Ste. Marie

      Website: www.saultstemarie.com/8th-annual-veterans-motorcycle-rally-75/ {<}http://www.saultstemarie.com/8th-annual-veterans-motorcycle-rally-75/{>}

      July 8, 2011

      PMMF presents: PMMF String Octet

      Music

      7:30 p.m.

      Location: Grace United Methodist Church, Houghton

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 8, 2011

      Fab Friday!

      Shows & Events

      7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      Location: Downtown St. Ignace

      Website: www.stignace.com {<}http://www.stignace.com{>}

      Email: info@stignace.com {<}mailto:info@stignace.com{>}

      Phone: 800-338-6660

      July 8 - 9, 2011

      Strawberry Festival

      Location: Chassell

      Phone: 906-487-6708

      July 8 - 10, 2011

      Crystal Falls Lions Club Bass Festival

      Annual Events

      Location: Crystal Falls

      Email: info@iron.org {<}mailto:info@iron.org{>}

      Phone: 906-265-3822

      July 9, 2011

      Wells Lions Club Racing Program

      Shows & Events

      Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba

      Website: www.wlrseries.com {<}http://www.wlrseries.com{>}

      Phone: 906-786-4388

      July 9, 2011

      Fire on the Bay Fireworks

      Annual Events

      Location: Squaw Beach, Big Bay

      Email: frontdesk@marquettecountry.org {<}mailto:frontdesk@marquettecountry.org{>}

      Phone: 800-544-4321

      July 9, 2011

      Frozen Acres Cattle co.

      Recreation

      1 p.m.

      Location: Iron River

      July 9 - 10, 2011

      Run the Keweenaw

      Outdoor

      9 a.m.

      Location: Copper Harbor

      July 9 - 10, 2011

      54th Annual International Frisbee Tournament

      Shows & Events

      9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Location: Calumet

      Email: dkwalika@mtu.edu {<}mailto:dkwalika@mtu.edu{>}

      Phone: 906-281-7625

      July 9 - 10, 2011

      U.P. Mudfest

      Outdoor

      Location: Three Fires, Harris

      Phone: 906-399-8926

      July 11, 2011

      PMMF presents: PMMF String Octet

      Music

      7:30 p.m.

      Location: Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 12, 2011

      PMMF presents: Ameriikan Poijat

      Music

      7:30 p.m.

      Location: Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 12, 2011

      PMMF presents: Lecture: Finnish American Music Journey

      Music

      5 p.m.

      Location: Jutila Center, Hancock

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 13, 2011

      PMMF presents: Symposium on Commissioning New Music

      Music

      4:59 p.m.

      Location: Portage Lake United Church, Houghton

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 13, 2011

      Music in the Park - Jim, Ray & Scott - Classic Rock

      Music

      6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

      Location: Erickson Park, Curtis

      Email: info@ericksoncenter.org {<}mailto:info@ericksoncenter.org{>}

      Phone: 906-586-9974

      July 13 - 16, 2011

      Festival Ironwood 2011

      Festivals

      Location: Ironwood

      Email: upnorth49938@yahoo.com {<}mailto:upnorth49938@yahoo.com{>}

      Phone: 906-932-4519

      Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium

      Outdoor

      Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Marais

      Website: downwindsports.com/glsks/?p=538 {<}http://downwindsports.com/glsks/?p=538{>}

      July 13 - 17, 2011

      Rum Rebellion Days

      Annual Events

      Location: Iron River

      July 14, 2011

      PMMF presents: Lecture: History & Conditions of the Mining Industry in the Copper Country

      Festivals

      5 p.m.

      Location: Jutila Center, Hancock

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 14, 2011

      PMMF presents: Ameriikan Poijat

      Music

      7 p.m.

      Location: Calumet Theatre, Calumet

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 15, 2011

      PMMF presents: Rockland

      Music

      7:30 p.m.

      Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      July 15 - 17, 2011

      Heaven Bound Music Festival

      Music

      Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba

      Phone: 906-399-5637

      July 16, 2011

      UPIR Racing

      Outdoor

      Location: UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba

      Phone: 906-786-2192

      July 16, 2011

      15th Annual Crisp Point Lighthouse Conference & Picnic

      Annual Events

      Contact Information: Rick Brockway

      Email: cplhs@sbcglobal.net {<}mailto:cplhs@sbcglobal.net{>}

      Phone: (517) 230-6294

      July 16, 2011

      7th Annual Copper Country Humane Society Bash

      Annual Events

      12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

      Location: Houghton

      Email: teresa@pasty.net {<}mailto:teresa@pasty.net{>}

      Phone: (906) 281-0492

      July 16, 2011

      Headwaters Polaris Annual ATV Rally

      Annual Events

      Location: Watersmeet

      Phone: 906-358-8888

      July 16, 2011

      Little Lake Ride-In Bike Show

      Annual Events

      9 a.m.

      Location: Little Lake

      Website: www.upcruising.com {<}http://www.upcruising.com{>}

      July 16, 2011

      Tailings Disc Golf Tournament

      Recreation

      12 p.m.

      Location: Iron River

      Phone: 906-265-3822

      July 16, 2011

      PMMF presents: Lecture: Finnish Impact on the Cultural Landscape in North America

      Festivals

      7 a.m.

      Location: Jutila Center, Hancock

      Website: www.pmmf.org {<}http://www.pmmf.org{>}

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 16, 2011

      36th Annual Canal Run

      Outdoor

      Location: Hancock

      Website: www.hancockcanalrun.com {<}http://www.hancockcanalrun.com{>}

      Phone: 906-482-8562

      July 16, 2011

      North Country 100 Bicycle Tour

      Outdoor

      7 a.m.

      Location: Sunday Lake East Pavilion, Wakefield

      Website: www.westernup.info {<}http://www.westernup.info{>}

      Email: nc100@ioitwx.com {<}mailto:nc100@ioitwx.com{>}

      Phone: 906-224-2222

      July 16, 2011

      U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers Competition

      Outdoor

      Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River

      Website: www.upgtp.com {<}http://www.upgtp.com{>}

      July 16 - 17, 2011

      21st Annual Republic Fishing Derby

      Recreation

      Location: Republic

      Email: ikey22000@hotmail.com {<}mailto:ikey22000@hotmail.com{>}

      Phone: 906-376-2456

      July 16 - 24, 2011

      U.P. Bike Week

      Annual Events

      Location: Various Upper Peninsula Locations

      Website: www.upcruising.com {<}http://www.upcruising.com{>}

      July 17, 2011

      PMMF presents: Rockland

      Music

      3 p.m.

      Location: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton

      Email: festival@pmmf.org {<}mailto:festival@pmmf.org{>}

      Phone: 906-482-1542

      July 22, 2011

      U.P. Championship Rodeo Concert

      Music

      7 p.m.

      Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River

      Email: info@iron.org {<}mailto:info@iron.org{>}

      Phone: 906-265-3822

      July 22 - 23, 2011

      Copper Peak Christian Music Festival

      Festivals

      Location: Copper Peak, Ironwood

      Website: copperpeakmusicfestival.com {<}http://copperpeakmusicfestival.com{>}

      Email: curt@bocproductions.net {<}mailto:curt@bocproductions.net{>}

      Phone: (906) 667-0100

      July 22 - 24, 2011

      32nd Annual Hiawatha Music Festival

      Music

      Location: Tourist Park, Marquette

      Website: www.hiawathamusic.org {<}http://www.hiawathamusic.org{>}

      Phone: 906-228-8575

      July 22 - 24, 2011

      44th Annual U.P. Championship Rodeo

      Annual Events

      Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River

      Website: upprorodeo.com {<}http://upprorodeo.com{>}

      Contact Information: Bernadette Passamani

      Email: bernie@ironriver.tv {<}mailto:bernie@ironriver.tv{>}

      Phone: 906-284-0310

      July 23, 2011

      End of the Road Keweenaw Tour & Car Show

      Shows & Events

      Location: Copper Harbor

      Phone: 906-337-3884

      Email: andersonexc.39@att.net {<}mailto:andersonexc.39@att.net{>}

      Phone: 906-293-5777

      July 23 - 24, 2011

      44th Annual U.P. Championship Rodeo

      Annual Events

      Location: Iron County Fairgrounds, Iron River

      Website: www.upprorodeo.com {<}http://www.upprorodeo.com{>}

      Email: info@iron.org {<}mailto:info@iron.org{>}

      Phone: 906-265-3822

      July 23 - 26, 2011

      27th Annual Mike Burlingham Memorial Six Days of Michigan Motorcyle Ride

      Annual Events

      Location: Newberry KOA Kampground, Newberry

      Website: www.cycleconservationclub.org {<}http://www.cycleconservationclub.org{>}

      Phone: 517-416-0126

      July 27, 2011

      Music in the Park - Seven Bridges - Country & Rock

      Music

      6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

      Location: Erickson Park, Curtis

      Email: info@ericksoncenter.org {<}mailto:info@ericksoncenter.org{>}

      Phone: 906-586-9974

      July 28 - 30, 2011

      117th Annual Upper Peninsula Firefighters Tournament

      Annual Events

      Location: Calumet

      Email: tpgasper@mtu.edu {<}mailto:tpgasper@mtu.edu{>}

      Phone: 906-487-2841

      July 29, 2011

      Blueberry Fest

      Annual Events

      10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      Location: Marquette

      Phone: 906-228-9475

      July 30, 2011

      Flannel Jack Fest

      Festivals

      8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

      Location: Bayshore Park, Munising

      Email: info@algercounty.org {<}mailto:info@algercounty.org{>}

      Phone: 906-387-2138

      July 30 - 31, 2011

      Ferrous Frolics

      Festivals

      Location: Iron County Museum, Caspian

      Website: www.ironcountymuseum.com {<}http://www.ironcountymuseum.com{>}

      Phone: 906/265-2617

      July 30 - 31, 2011

      Outback Art Show

      Arts &Theater

      10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Location: Picnic Rocks, Marquette

      Website: www.outbackartfair.com {<}http://www.outbackartfair.com{>}

      Phone: 906/249-3920

      July 30 - 31, 2011

      Art on the Rocks

      Shows & Events

      Location: Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

      Website: www.artontherocks.org {<}http://www.artontherocks.org{>}

      Phone: 906-228-9475

      Thanks to UPTRA for listing many of the events.

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