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2023 ExBEERience

Island's Total ExBEERience & More

Saturday June 17th 2023

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Island Resort & Casino
W399 US Highway 2 And US Highway 41 Harris, MI


Cost:  $50 (MUST BE 21+) // $15 Designated Driver

Web:  click/tap

Taste the best Michigan has to offer in craft beer, wine and so much more on Saturday, June 17th from 1pm to 5pm ET in the Island Convention Center!
Attendees will have unlimited sample tasting from more than 60 varieties of Michigan craft beer, wine, ciders and spirits from more than 15 artisans.
Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres are served and there are random prize giveaways throughout the event, including a Grand Prize Casino Package valued at over $1,000.

Guests may take advantage of 50% off a standard hotel room at the Island Resort & Casino with the purchase of 2 full-price tickets.
• Call the hotel at 877-475-7375 and mentioning code BEER23 when making a reservation.

For those that don’t partake in alcoholic beverages but would like to attend as a designated driver, we are offering a $15 Designated Driver ticket.
Designated Driver ticket holders will be able to enjoy the complimentary snacks and we will have nonalcoholic beverages available.
Designated Driver ticket holders are not eligible for door prizes, the Grand Prize package, or hotel discount.
There will be a special prize drawing held for those Designated Driver ticket holders.

*Must be 21+ to attend. Limited number of rooms available. Subject to change at management’s discretion.

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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