Waterfront Art Festival
Saturday August 5th 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm
Loren W Jenkins Memorial Dr. Escanaba, MI
Cost: Free Admission
Tel: Heather Grimes: 906-786-3833
The Waterfront Art Festival is celebrating over 50 years! It’s the area’s largest and longest running art festival.
Artists from the Upper Peninsula and beyond will display their artwork. There will be everything from jewelry, photography, pottery and much more available for purchase.
Waterfront will also be hosting the Young Artist’s Market again this year. Kids will be able to set up to sell their own handmade artwork. It’s a great opportunity for students to share and sell their work. As always there will be a kids activity tent, a great selection of food vendors, art raffle tent and live entertainment.
The layout might look different than it has in the past to accommodate both our vendors and community members.
If your or someone you know is interested in becoming an artist or food vendor, please contact Events Coordinator, Heather Grimes at 906-786-3833, or by email at email@example.com
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 Trenary Outhouse Classic
Join us on the last week of February and experience the race first hand. Once you enjoy an outhouse race, you’ll have memories that you just can’t erase.
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.
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.
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.
Plan your winter trip around these annual holiday events!