Annual Events

Ice Climbing at it's best. If you are a novice or an expert, this is one event you do not want to miss. With many events planned each day, please visit or contact Down Wind Sports at 906-226-7112 or 906-387-8025 for all the details.

Michigan Ice Fest
February 13-17, 2019

Build an outhouse to race or join the crowd and cheer on your favorites! Races begin at 2pm; register by 1:30. For more information visit

Trenary Outhouse Classic
Sat. February 23, 2019
12pm – 4pm
Downtown Trenary

Our Annual Taste and Glide will take place on the first Sat. in March starting at 11am and go until 3pm. The cost will be $23 for non Season Pass Holders, $18 for Season Pass Holders, and $5 for 18 and under. The lodge will be full of food and we will have stations of food on B trail (weather permitting) and fire pit by the lodge. So gather up your friends and family and head out to Valley Spur for some tasting and some gliding. More info at

Taste & Glide
Sat. March 2, 2019
11am – 3pm
Valley Spur in Munising

Pictured Rocks Days
June 8-9, 2019
Sat. 10am – 6pm
Sun. 10am – 4pm
Bayshore Park, Munising

Free Music - Vendors - Food Vendors - Bounce Houses - Nature Shows - Beer Tent - Kayak Demos - Smokey Bear - Petting Zoo, Interpretive, Demonstration and Informational Booths.  If you are interested in participating or being a vendor during Pictured Rocks Days, contact us at the Chamber @ 906.387.2138. MORE INFORMATION | Vendor Application

Come welcome the seaplanes and pilots to the annual Splash-In! Contests on Saturday will be followed by a steak fry dinner, open to the public. For more information, please see

Grand Marais
Sea Plane Splash-In

June 14-16, 2019
Grand Marais

The 1/2 marathon starts at 8am and the 10k run/walk at 830am. For more information and to sign- up, visit

Pictured Rocks Road Race
Sun. June 30, 2019
6:30am – 12:00pm
Bayshore Park, Munising

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
Showtimes at 5:00 & 7:30
Next to Open Wings Pottery in Munising

This is a biennial event (occurs every 2 years). There will not be a circus in town in 2019; please look for it to return in 2020. Save on tickets by buying in advance at the Alger Co. Chamber of Commerce at 129 E. Munising Avenue, downtown Munising.

All day celebration, parades, food, beer tent, games and fireworks! 

Community Calendar

July 4th Celebrations
July 4, 2019

Please check back for ticket information mid-June. All proceeds go to marketing and special events. Tickets available at the Greater Munising Bay Fuzzy Boyak Welcome Center / Alger County Chamber of Commerce or call (906) 387-2138
Please, no coolers or alcohol!

Fireworks on the Bay/Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Thu. July 4, 2019

Grand Island Marathon
July 27, 2019
6am – 8am

Alger County Fair
August 2-4, 2019
County Fairgrounds, Chatham

Alger County Fair and Chatham Homecoming. See complete schedule in the Alger County Shopper and Munising News.

Grand Marais
Music & Arts Festival

Aug. 9-11, 2019
Grand Marais

Join us for a weekend of music, crafts, food, and fun!

Munising Bay Cruisers Classic Car Show
Sept. 14, 2019
10am – 4pm

Spectators have free admission and are able to view 100 plus classic cars on Munising's downtown Superior Street. Local businesses and a variety of vendors will be available for food and merchandise. Cars will be judged with awards and prizes given to conclude the show. For more information, visit

Shop locally and be eligible to win some great prizes.  Bring your receipts for local purchases (ALL Alger County businesses) to the Fuzzy Boyak Welcome Center at 129 E Munising Avenue.  For every $50 in receipts you will receive one entry for the prize drawings.  You do not have to spend $50 at one time; any combination of $50 worth of receipts earns one entry form.
All prizes generously donated by our local businesses! 
Avoid waiting in line - enter early, enter often.  DAILY PRIZE DRAWINGS. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT until the final days to enter. Some restrictions apply.  Call 387-2138 with any questions.

Rekindle the Spirit
Grand Giveaway

Begins Nov. 28, 2019

Kick-off the holiday season in downtown Munising.  Visit with Santa at PSB, The Grinch at the Moose, North the Pole-ar Bear at HTC, and seven (7) other Christmas characters around town.  Bring your camera and take your own pictures.  Check out our local shops for great deals on great gift items! Hot cocoa, cookies and refreshments.  Pick up a flyer at the event and find out where to register for a chance to win gift certificates from our generous local businesses, kids raffles too. 
Santa Parade - Tree Lighting - Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Music & Much More  Bring your receipts to the Chamber office any time and if you purchase anything Dec. 5 or 6, those receipts will be worth double for the Rekindle Grand Giveaway promotion.

Rekindle the Spirit
Thu. December 5, 2019
Downtown Munising



New Service for Members
We are excited to announce that we have become a recent affiliate of Transcend Health Insurance Solutions for Michigan Small Businesses. Through Transcend, our members have access to an affordable association health plan.

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Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show 2018
Kathy has just returned from the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show 2018. She experienced a huge turnout and was surprised at how many people where overwhelmed with our area's wild and scenic resources. "Apparently, a lot of Canadians just think of Detroit when you mention Michigan and were really surprised when we told them that we are just a two-hour drive from Ontario".


Munising DIA Inside/Out Photo Contest!
The winning photo submitted by Sarah Redmond of "Yoga Friends" won a $50 local gift certificate.

Pictured rocks u.s. quarter

Pictured rocks u.s. quarter

U.S. Mint Unveils Quarter Depicting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been selected for one of the designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Program. The quarter will be available February 2018. It depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine that grows atop it.

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Local Event Invitation and Schedule

"The Nut Gathers" by William Adolphe Bouguereau

"The Nut Gathers" by William Adolphe Bouguereau

Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out Program
The Alger Chamber of Commerce office applied to the Detroit Institute of Arts to provide the Inside/Out program for Munising. We were one of the communities in Michigan that was chosen (the only one in Michigan's U.P.) and in Spring 2017 fifteen reproductions of famous artwork were installed. There were seven wall-mounted pieces of DIA artwork and eight free-standing which were downtown Munising (an art walk for the community and visitors). Also, our community (only one of two in Michigan) had these downtown for almost six months.  In late October 2017 the program ended and we hope to participate again soon. This photo is a piece called "The Nut Gathers" by William Adolphe Bouguereau which was on the Superior Street side of Madigan's Hardware.