Things to Do this Summer


Iron Mountain Iron Mine

Big John billboard at the Iron Mountain Iron Mine

Photo courtesy of Iron Mine

Cost (Tours): Adult $15, Children 6-12 $10, Children 5 and under FREE
Monday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tours every hour)
W4852 Highway U.S. 2
Vulcan, MI 49892

At Iron Mine, you can ride the underground train and travel 2,600 ft. through drifts and tunnels to 400 ft. below the earth’s surface. At this State Historical Site, you will see amazing rock formations and larger underground lighted caverns. This mine operated for 68 years and produced 21,625,000 tons of iron ore for the great steel mills of the Midwest.

Visit the Iron Mountain Iron Mine website

Northwoods Adventures

Whitewater rafters

Photo courtesy of Northwoods Adventures

Cost: Pricing depends on trip
4017 US-2
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

They are the leading modern outfitter offering whitewater rafting in Michigan, and are dedicated to making their patrons welcome and comfortable while providing them with amazing memories of their trip to Michigan for years to come. From the beginning of your booking experience to the paddle ‘high-five’ at the end of the river trip, they will go the extra mile to facilitate the “time of your life-jackets”! 

Visit the Northwoods Adventures website

Rainbow’s End Alpacas and Rainbow Gifts

Rainbow’s End Alpacas and Rainbow Gifts

Photo courtesy of Rainbow's End

Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
W6139 US 2
Norway, MI 49870

Rainbow's End Alpacas welcomes visitors year round! Visitors are welcome to come and feed the animals from the vending machine on the deck anytime during store hours at no charge (except for the feed). When you are done, stop in the gift shop for yarn, notions, socks, accessories, apparel and so much more!

Visit the Rainbow’s End Alpacas website

Iron Mountain Farmer’s Market

Outdoor display with fresh farm goods

Photo courtesy of Iron Mountain Farmers Market

Every Saturday from June 1, 2019- October 19
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Library parking lot at Iron Mountain Street and E A Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Take a walk downtown and see all the Farmer’s Market has to offer! All of the vendors grow or make all the items sold at the market.

Visit the Iron Mountain Farmer’s Market website

Iron Mointain Brew Fest

Iron Mointain Brew Fest logo

Sponsored by Dickinson Homes
Cost: $35 until 6/7, prices increases at the gate
Saturday, June 8
1:00 - 6:00 PM
Downtown Iron Mountain
501 S Stephenson Avenue
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual craft beer tasting festival in Downtown Iron Mountain! There are eighteen participating breweries, and two food trucks including Burger Bus and Smokler’s. This event is a fundraiser for the DDA.

Visit the Iron Mointain Brew Fest website

Badwater Ski-ters Waterski Show

Waterskiers in a pyramid formation on the water

Every Wednesday from June 12th - August 7th
Every Sunday from June 9th - August 25th
6:00 PM
Vegabond Park
Spread Eagle, WI

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an exciting evening at Vagabond Park as the Badwater Ski-Ters Show Team performs! Refreshments are available at the concession stand.

Visit the Vagabond Park website

Out to Lunch

People sitting in chairs at an outdoor concert

FREE concert, food can be purchased
Every Thursday from June 13 - August 15
11:45 AM- 1:15 PM
Downtown Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

A free concert every Thursday during lunchtime throughout the summer. Bring a lawn chair, get some fresh air, and enjoy local food vendors at the Downtown Stage (located across from the Dickinson County Library) 

Visit the Downtown Iron Mountain website

Northern Lights YMCA, 9th Annual UP Northwoods Triathlon/Duathlon

Two men running a triathlon

Photo courtesy of YMCA

Cost: Youth $30, Duathlon $80, Olympic $100, Sprint $80
Saturday, June 29
Lake Antoine Park
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

The Northern Lights YMCA is excited to once again host a local triathlon favorite. The swim will take place in beautiful Lake Antoine, a clear and calm lake; the bike and run will be scenic routes surrounding the lake. There will be four events including a Duathlon, Youth Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, and an Olympic Distance Triathlon. Not ready for all three events? Compete as part of a 3-person team in the team division. 

Visit the Northern Lights YMCA website

Art for All

Art for All logo

FREE admissions, Art can be purchased
Saturday, June 29
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Iron Mountain City Park
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Dickinson County Council for the Arts proudly presents “Art for All.” A juried art show featuring original works of art in painting, photography, glass, wood, fiber, metal, and jewelry. Stop by for excellent food, hands on painting for children and adults, a silent auction, and live entertainment.

Visit the Art for All Facebook page

Pine Mountain 500

Pine Mountain 500 logo

Cost: Before 7/7 $20 (14 & under), $30 (15 & over)
Sunday, August 4
7:00 - 11:00 AM
Pine Mountain Stairs
Iron Mountain, MI

The Pine Mountain 500 is 500-step outdoor stair climb event covering a 44% grade. This one-of-its-kind premier athletic event is presented by seasoned athletes and event coordinators from the Rotary Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford.

Join the Pine Mountain 500 Facebook event

13th Annual Italian Fest

Italian Fest logo

Cost: $8 at the door (free for ages 12 & under)
Saturday, August 17
12:00 - 11:00 PM
Downtown Iron Mountain
501 S Stephenson Ave
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

You won’t want to miss the celebration of Iron Mountain's strong Italian heritage and enjoy all things Italian. This event is a fundraiser for the DDA. 

Visit the Downtown Iron Mountain website

Dickinson County Fair

County Fair midway at night

Cost: Free parking, $5/day, $15/person weekend pass
Thursday, August 29 - Monday, September 2
N1476 US- 8
Norway, MI 49870

Come to the 109th Dickinson County Fair on Labor Day Weekend! Check out the large list of events happening including bingo, tractor pull, Kent Family Magic Circus, Friday night racing, pony pull, hillbilly science spectacular, carnival rides, and many more!

Visit the Dickinson County Fair website