TrueGrass Concert
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

TrueGrass Concert

TrueGrass specializes in reviving music of the old-time masters, adapting modern material to the bluegrass idiom, and creating original songs and new tunes in the traditional stringband style. ?TrueGrass features Tom Draughon from Ashland WI on guitar, fiddle & vocals, Bruce Qualey from Cable WI on bass & vocals, and Jed Malischke from Spooner WI on banjo, resophonic guitar & vocals. They perform together and with various guest musicians throughout NW Wisconsin and the surrounding four state areas.?

All veterans of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, with over 100 years of combined professional performing experience, they take a traditional music recipe, add a pinch of influence from rock, blues, jazz, and gospel, spice it with experienced showmanship, and cook up a steady diet of fun to engage your audience on and off stage.

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Festival Ironwood
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Festival Ironwood

Held every year at the Downtown Depot Park, thousands of people gather to enjoy the food, crafts, music, car shows and overall good time that is FESTIVAL IRONWOOD. Billed as a mid-summer celebration, Festival Ironwood features a variety of fun activities and entertainment.

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Paavo Nurmi Marathon
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Paavo Nurmi Marathon

Paavo Nurmi Marathon, The Next 50 Years....Since 1969 the Paavo Nurmi Marathon has challenged runners from all over. 26.2 miles of hills, humidity, and heat make the course one of a kind. After celebrating the historic marking of 50 years, the race committee is excited to announce a new course route and bike event to the Paavo weekend!

The brand new course starting and ending on Silver Street in downtown Hurley will now create a new unique out and back course with a twist. The course will offer a safe, northern rustic experience through the historic communities along the way. Planning the new route has been a challenging experience for the committee, working to keep the traditional feel of the Paavo while finding a safer way for participants to explore Northern Iron County.

The Full Marathon and relays will begin on Silver Street while the Half Marathon begins at mile marker 13.1 (located on Hwy. Cty E) all at 7:30am Saturday August 10th, 2019.

*New this year will also be the Inaugural Paavo Pursuit bike race on Sunday August 11th, 2019 featuring a 24, 50, or 100 mile bike route option throughout Northern Iron County.*

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Hotel California The Original Eagles Tribute
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Hotel California The Original Eagles Tribute

Coming August 17, the Historic Ironwood Theatre will host Hotel California The Original Tribute to THE EAGLES

For almost three decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA have been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986 and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. So what makes HOTEL CALIFORNIA so special? Well, incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and top flight live performances, just for starters. They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Gretchen Wilson and have performed internationally and all over North America.

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Copper Peak Trails Fest
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Copper Peak Trails Fest

Come join a fun mountain bike race and trail run set on the

beautiful trails at North America's largest ski jump!

The course navigates down to the Black River then climbs 500+ vertical feet to the historic Copper Peak ski flying jump. The downhill is fast and flowy with intermittent jumps and bridges. There will be a Sport race (7 miles), an Expert race (16 miles) as well as a kid's race (1 mile) and trail run (7 miles). We hope you can join us for this fun event!

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Bridges & Bluffs Half Marathon-2 mi Run/Walk
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Bridges & Bluffs Half Marathon-2 mi Run/Walk

Run the Iron Belle Trail!

FROM IRONWOOD TO BESSEMER AND BACK!
The 2019 Bridges and Bluffs 1/2 marathon starts at the Historic Depot Park in downtown Ironwood, Michigan and runs along the Iron Belle Trail to Bessemer, Michigan and back along the trail finishing again at Ironwood's Depot Park. Enjoy the beautiful trail connecting the local community during the peak of Fall color while taking in the amazing sights of bluffs, rivers, and railroad bridges.

A 2-person relay and 2-mile run walk will also take place to enjoy at shorter distances. The race will take place on September 28, 2019. To ensure you know the latest, be sure to subscribe to email updates below.

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World Fest Paulo Padilha from Brazil
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

World Fest Paulo Padilha from Brazil

Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!

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SISU Ski Fest
Jan
10
to Jan 11

SISU Ski Fest

The SISU Ski Fest is a premier cross country ski event held on the 2nd Saturday of the year. The full marathon is 31K and the half marathon is 15K. It also offers a 5K Fun Ski. Ski through historic mining areas, scenic bluffs, along the Montreal River and by the World's Tallest Native American Statue. "Finnish" in downtown Ironwood. Commemorative SISU souvenirs for all racers. Locally crafted age group awards.

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Yazmin and Beat Zero
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Yazmin and Beat Zero

Yazmin's music comes straight from the soul. The raw, human emotion of her songs is transmitted through her powerful stage presence and stellar band, Beat Zero, comprised of musicians from
around the globe. Visit her website at www.yazminmusic.com

Whether pounding out Cuban tumbaos or singing a soft, heart-wrenching ballad, Yazmin's music comes straight from the soul. The raw, human emotion of her songs is transmitted through her powerful stage presence and stellar band. 

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Red Bull 400 Copper Peak
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Red Bull 400 Copper Peak

Copper Peak, the iconic ski flying hill in Ironwood, Michigan, will once again play host to another international competition on May 11, 2019. The event will be none other than Red Bull 400, the world’s steepest 400-meter race. The principle is simple: participants start at the bottom of the ski jump and race 400 meters uphill 40 stories to the top of the largest artificial ski jump tower in the world. The nearly vertical race challenges participants’ speed and endurance, and is guaranteed to put the participants’ calves, quads and fitness, to the ultimate test.

More than 1,000 racers are expected to challenge the hill. Over 4,000 spectators enjoyed last year’s inaugural Copper Peak Red Bull 400. This event is FREE for spectators.

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Bessemer 4th of July
Jun
27
to Jul 4

Bessemer 4th of July

  • Sophie Street Bessemer, MI, 49911 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The UP's Biggest and Best 4th of July

June 27-July 4, 2016

Come and have a blast in Bessemer this 4th of July. Enjoy small town charm with a true hometown 4th of July festival as we celebrate Bessemer Blast 2016.

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Art in the Park 2016
Jun
26
to Jul 31

Art in the Park 2016

  • Miners Memorial Heritage Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Art in the Miners Park 2016 planning is underway. Our 2014 event was fantastic. We’re looking to make 2016 even better. We’re working to double our funding ($3,000 awarded in 2014).

Come out and view (and even participate) in various works of art located along an approximately 1 mile walk through Ironwood's Miners Memorial Heritage Park. More than 1,000 people took part in 2014.

Art in the Miners Park opens June 25, 2016. The awards will be announced during Festival Ironwood (July 16, 2016). The exhibition will continue through the Gogebic County Fair, August 25-28, 2016.

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Show People
Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Show People

Show People is a 1928 silent comedy starring Marion Davies which takes a lighthearted look at Hollywood at the end of the silent film era. Davies plays a newcomer to Hollywood who wants to make her mark in drama. William Haines, a kindly slapstick comedian, takes her under his wing and her career begins to take off, but she soon outgrows him. Will her emerging ego destroy her career or will she realize who her real friends are? Show People includes notable cameo appearances by many of the film personalities of the day, including stars Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, and John Gilbert. In 2003, Show People was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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What better way to celebrate the Ironwood Theatre's 88th birthday than by watching a "culturally and historically significant" silent film, accompanied on Ironwood's Barton, named "...an organ of exceptional historic and musical merit." (American Theatre Organ Society, 2002).  And though organist ANDREW ROGERS may not (yet!) be historically significant, his experience as staff organist at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theatre ensures this will be an evening to be remembered.

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Septentrio
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Septentrio

 

Septentrio  features three of Europe’s finest contemporary musicians.  They play charming and elegant Nordic folk tunes described as “...a kind of chamber folk music in a rare combination of 5-row free-bass accordion, violin and 5-string cello which makes them unique in the world.”  

Firmly rooted in Nordic folk music, Septentrio combines musicians of three nationalities. Leonor Palazzo, from Belgium, plays a 5-string cello. She is particularly dedicated to baroque music and Swedish folk music. Finland is represented by the virtuoso accordionist Hannu Kella, well-known from numerous tours with the Finnish group Tsuumi Sound System. Fidler Hans Kennemark is one of Sweden's most renowned folk musicians. 

When these experienced musicians and talented composers come together, they create intricate and fascinating arrangements where tight and joyful playing comes to life. Their compositions explore the full scope of sound available through this unusual combination of instruments. With its higher string, the 5-string cello makes it possible for Leonor to play the melody as well as conventional cello parts. This possibility opens new ways for melodies and harmonies to travel from one instrument to another, expanding Septentrio's musical universe.

 

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Iron County Fair
Jul
30
to Aug 2

Iron County Fair

The Iron County Fair is one of the best small county fairs in Wisconsin. Located in the town of Saxon, the fair offers a multitude of activities for every age. Fair is July 30 - August 2nd 2015.

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North Country 100 Bicycle Tour
Jul
18
8:00 AM08:00

North Country 100 Bicycle Tour

Riders will travel over rolling terrain, past lakes and forests and enjoy the wildflowers and scenery of the Upper Peninsula. Routes for the 100 mile and 100 kilometer are designed with more experienced riders in mind. The 25 mile route follows a moderate terrain. All three tours are open to any rider aged 12 and older, so riders should keep in mind their own limits.

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Festival Ironwood
Jul
15
to Jul 18

Festival Ironwood

Every year in July, Ironwood is the host to Festival Ironwood located on the grounds of the Old Depot Museum in beautiful Downtown Ironwood. A mid-summer celebration, Festival Ironwood features a variety of fun activities and entertainment.

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