Annual Events

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
Tues. July 3, 2018
Showtimes at 5:00 & 7:30
Next to Open Wings Pottery in Munising

Save on tickets by buying in advance at the Alger Co. Chamber of Commerce at 129 E. Munising Avenue, downtown Munising.  Advance ticket prices are:  Children & Senior tickets are $7 and adults are $10.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Wed. July 4, 2018
10:15 pm
Munising City Dock

Fireworks on the Bay 2018
$15 non-refundable ticket, in case of inclement weather, tickets will be honored on the alternate night. 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!


Pictured Rocks Days
June 9-10, 2018
Sat. 10am – 6pm
Sun. 10am – 4pm
Bayshore Park, Munising

Free Music - Vendors - Food Vendors - Bounce Houses - Nature Shows - Beer Tent - Kayak Demos - Coastie the Safety Boat - Smokey the 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

Rekindle the Spirt
Thurs. November 30, 2017
Downtown Munising

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 five (5) 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 over $1,000 worth of 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 Nov 30th and Dec 1st, those receipts will be worth double for the Rekindle Grand Giveaway promotion.

Rekindle the Spirit
Grand Giveaway

December 15, 2017

Shop locally from Nov 23 – Dec 14, 2017 & 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!
All entries MUST be in by 4pm Dec 14 – drawing will be held on Dec 15.  
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.

Michigan Ice Fest
February 14-18, 2018

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 for all the details.

Trenary Outhouse Classic
Feburary 24, 2018
12pm – 4pm
Downtown Trenary

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

Taste & Glide
 March 3, 2018
11am – 3pm
Valley Spur in Munising

The annual Taste & Glide, an eat and ski event, is held on the first Saturday in March. The event runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm and is presented by the Friends of Valley Spur, Sydney’s Restaurant, and the USDA Forest Service. Participants pay $20 and then ski from one trailside buffet table to the next, sampling and enjoying many delicious foods, such as chocolate covered strawberries! Skate, stride or snowshoe your way to the trailside buffets. The log-cabin Valley Spur Lodge is open for warming, socializing, eating and entertainment. This fun filled family event has earned a favorable reputation for nearly two decades. Come out and enjoy the day!

Grand Marais
Sea Plane Splash-In

June 16-17, 2018
Grand Marais

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

Pictured Rocks Road Race
June 24, 2018
6:30am – 12:00pm
Bayshore Park , Munising

43rd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race featuring a 1/2 Marathon and 10K routes presented by Munising Bay Trail Network. The 1/2 marathon starts at 8am and the 10k run/walk at 830am.
More information
Sign up

July 4th Celebrations
July 4

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

Grand Island Marathon
July 28, 2018
6am – 8am

6am start time for Marathon, 8am for Half Marathon. For further details see

Alger County Fair
August 4-6, 2017
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

 August 11-13, 2017
Grand Marais

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

Munising Bay Cruisers Classic Car Show
September 16, 2017
9am – 3pm

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.


Road Closure affecting Pictured Rocks visitors
The official closure date of H-58 will begin Tuesday the 29th at 7 AM.  Anna River bridge to Bay Street will be completely closed while H-58 will be open to local traffic to Anna River Bridge.

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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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"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.