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Bay-Con Strikes Back

Bay-Con Strikes Back!

Saturday April 22nd 2023

Bay College
2001 N Lincoln Rd Escanaba, MI


Cost:  The event is FREE, although a donation of $2 for those 10 and over is recommended.

In this sequel event, BAY-CON continues to be a gathering for lovers of pop culture! 
Looking for a special vinyl record or cassette tape? We’ve got you!
Want to recover your favorite childhood toy, or pass on that love to the next generation? BAY-CON is the place to be!
Like video games? Us, too! Enjoy Star Wars? The Force is strong with BAY-CON!
Want to eat tacos from an amazing food truck? Come on over!
Want to own the n00bs with your command of nerd trivia? Show us your skilzzz!

BAY-CON began as an idea in 2019.
While the world shut down, BAY-CON hibernated, waiting to once again break free. BAY-CON broke free from its slumber in the spring of 2021, seeing over 600 participants! 
BAY-CON STRIKES BACK will again feature a large vendor space, AMAZING taco truck, and vintage video gaming, and take it to the next level by mix ing in a cosplay contest, trivia, and so much more! 

Sponsored by Bay College student organizations, BAY-CON is a fundraiser for the college’s student organizations.
The event is FREE, although a donation of $2 for those 10 and over is recommended.
We can’t wait to see you there!

Location: Room 952 JHUC on the Bay College campus (900 building on the southern side campus – FREE parking in lot A!)

Annual events in Escanaba

Are you uncertain when to plan your trip to the Bays de Noc? Check out some of our popular annual events and come during your favorite! 

Rapid River Relic Ride

Each year, this vintage snowmobile ride, show and swap happens in the last weekend of January. Do you have an older sled yourself? Come join the fun! The group also makes announcements on their Facebook page

The Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby

In February, this ice fishing derby invites anglers to the Walleye capital of the world. The bigger your catch, the better the prize! Find updated information as the event nears on our Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby page

Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Celebrations

Spend your long weekend in the Bays de Noc and celebrate our country with us! Plan for parades, picnics, live music, fireworks, food and more. Search the event calendar for these specific weekends to find each municipality’s plans. 

Kruisin' Klassics

As June approaches, the classic cars cruise into the Bays for the Kruisin’ Klassics Car Show and Swap Meet at the U.P. State Fair Grounds. Peruse the vehicles on display, see who wins best in show awards, test your own speed in a fun run and stick around for the grand finale — a parade!

Fayette Heritage Days

This August event at Fayette Historic State Park and Townsite celebrates the “hey-day” of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting town. Activities include period displays, food, music and a historic baseball game —1860’s style. And you will be invited to play! 

U.P. State Fair 

Since 1928, the Upper Peninsula State Fair has delighted folks from all over as they experience and celebrate the unique culture of Michigan’s U.P. It’s seven days of thrilling rides, enthralling grandstand shows and lots of blue ribbon fun. 

Yooper Fest

Celebrating Yoopers! Each September, join others on Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba as they visit vendors, play games, eat delicious food and enjoy live music and more. 

Holiday Events

Plan your winter trip around these annual holiday events

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