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APR 29 - 30
29th ANNUAL SPRING FLING
The Whitefish Bird Observatory celebrates of spring bird migration. Life members, photographers, and novice birders alike will enjoy this event which includes bird walks, field trips, a banquet, and more! Visit their website for additional details, Spring Fling Details.
Event Sponsor: Whitefish Bird Observatory
MAY 1
OCT 31
GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK MUSEUM
Visitors enjoy exhibits in the main gallery and beautiful views from the unique Iron Pile Light-Tower at Whitefish Point. Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily
Sponsor:Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
MAY 26 - 28
PARADISE COMMUNITY YARD SALE
10:00 am - 5:00 pm You and your friends can take this opportunity to explore the possible treasures of area yard sales. Maps to the various sites are available at Paradise area businesses.
Event Sponsor:Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce.
JUNE 10
WHITEFISH POINT MARATHON
Run from the Whitefish Township Emergency Services facility upbound(north) on Whitefish Point Road to Whitefish Point, then back to Whitefish Township Community Center, located across the road from the starting point. For more details visit their event website at WhitefishPointMarathon.org OR Register online.
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce

2017 Calendar of Events


JAN    |     FEB    |     MAR    |     APR    |     MAY    |     JUN    |     JUL    |     AUG    |     SEP    |     OCT    |     NOV    |     DEC
JAN 7
TAHQUAMENON COUNTRY SLED DOG RACE
Qualifying Race for the UP 200. Begins and ends at the Muskallonge Lake State Park campground area. With an estimated purse of some $8,000 paid to the PRO Class, the trails include a few steep hills and varied terrain with spectacular winter scenery. Check their Tahquamenon Counry Sled Dog Race website for additional details www.tcsdr.org.
Event Sponsor:TCSDR
FEB 23 - 26
ICE FESTIVAL
Join us this weekend to celebrate ICE! Start your weekend with dinner at one of our great restaurants: The Inn, Gastropub and Smokehouse, The Silver Grill & Pub, or Tahquamenon Brewery & Pub and Camp 33. Then catch a classic movie, 8 Below at the Whitefish Township Community Library. The movie and popcorn is free and begins at 7PM.

Saturday gets started right with a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, gravy and biscuits, coffee and juice at the Breakfast prepared and served by the Whitefish Township EMS.

Join the ICE Sculpture Contest, or attend the ICE Swap Meet.

To warm up, you might consider the Chili Cook-Off held at the community center beginning at Noon, then head out to the Polar Plunge. Are you game? You can start collecting pledges today then bring your waiver as well and join in the fun! The Polar Plunge is a fund raiser for our local Fire Department, so come out and jump in.

Be sure to print out our schedule and invite your friends.
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
JAN 27 - 29
WINTER CARNIVAL
Join the community of Paradise in celebrating Snow! Festivities include a FREE Winter Swap Meet (Only Winter items, snow shoes, skies, ski poles, helmets, sleds, hats, mittens, etc.) Snow Shoe Softball (Visitors are invited to join any team. Some Snowshoes available for your use.) Guided Snow Shoe Hikes, Lantern-Lit Ski Trails, and Snowman Building Contest. Start with the Fish Fry at the Silver Creek Grill & Pub Friday night and enjoy lots of Hot Cocoa & Cookies throughout the weekend!
  • Snowshoe and Cross-Country Trails Open at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park & Paradise Pathways
  • EMS Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, January 28: 8:00 AM to Noon at the Whitefish Township Community Center
  • See a Detailed Schedule

Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
FEB 4
GUIDED SNOWSHOE HIKE
There is nothing more satisfying then an afternoon guided snowshoe hike through the snow covered forests of the Upper Falls. Breathe the cool fresh air in deeply as you admire the surrounding beauty, 2:00 PM every Saturday in February! Warm yourself afterwards with a hot chocolate as you and your friends commiserate near the fireplace at Camp 33. Snowshoe Hikes
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
FEB 4
LANTERN-LIT SKI AND STROLL
Enjoy an evening ski or snowshoe along a lantern-lit trail through the snow covered forests of the Upper Falls. For additional information click this link: Lantern-lit Ski and Stroll. The Lantern-lit ski and Stroll trail will be available each Saturday in February.
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
FEB 11
GUIDED SNOWSHOE HIKE
There is nothing more satisfying then an afternoon guided snowshoe hike through the snow covered forests of the Upper Falls. Breathe the cool fresh air in deeply as you admire the surrounding beauty, 2:00 PM every Saturday in February! Warm yourself afterwards with a hot chocolate as you and your friends commiserate near the fireplace at Camp 33. Snowshoe Hikes
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
FEB 11
LANTERN-LIT SKI AND STROLL
Enjoy an evening ski or snowshoe along a lantern-lit trail through the snow covered forests of the Upper Falls. For additional information click this link: Lantern-lit Ski and Stroll. The Lantern-lit ski and Stroll trail will be available each Saturday in February.
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
FEB 18
GUIDED SNOWSHOE HIKE
There is nothing more satisfying then an afternoon guided snowshoe hike through the snow covered forests of the Upper Falls. Breathe the cool fresh air in deeply as you admire the surrounding beauty, 2:00 PM every Saturday in February! Warm yourself afterwards with a hot chocolate as you and your friends commiserate near the fireplace at Camp 33. Snowshoe Hikes
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
FEB 18
LANTERN-LIT SKI AND STROLL
Enjoy an evening ski or snowshoe along a lantern-lit trail through the snow covered forests of the Upper Falls. For additional information click this link: Lantern-lit Ski and Stroll. The Lantern-lit ski and Stroll trail will be available each Saturday in February.
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
FEB 18
TAHQUAMENON SNOWSHOE RACE
This race includes 5K, 10K, 20K, Kid’s 800m at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. SnowShoe Race Information
Event Sponsors: Great Lakes Endurance and Tahquamenon Falls State Park
APR 29 - 30
29th ANNUAL SPRING FLING
The Whitefish Bird Observatory celebrates of spring bird migration. Life members, photographers, and novice birders alike will enjoy this event which includes bird walks, field trips, a banquet, and more! Visit their website for additional details, Spring Fling Details.
Event Sponsor: Whitefish Bird Observatory
MAY 1
OCT 31
GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK MUSEUM
Visitors enjoy exhibits in the main gallery and beautiful views from the unique Iron Pile Light-Tower at Whitefish Point. Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily
Sponsor:Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
MAY 26 - 28
PARADISE COMMUNITY YARD SALE
10:00 am - 5:00 pm You and your friends can take this opportunity to explore the possible treasures of area yard sales. Maps to the various sites are available at Paradise area businesses.
Event Sponsor:Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce.
JUNE 10
WHITEFISH POINT MARATHON
Run from the Whitefish Township Emergency Services facility upbound(north) on Whitefish Point Road to Whitefish Point, then back to Whitefish Township Community Center, located across the road from the starting point. For more details visit their event website at WhitefishPointMarathon.org OR Register online.
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
JUNE 24
TWO HEARTED TRAIL RUN
A 50K, Half & Full Marathon routed in the remote northeastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Two Hearted River captured the imagination of Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway who wrote "The Big Two Hearted River" about the adventures of Nick Adams who departed the train in Seney and headed northward to remote river country east of Muskallonge Lake. Runners in the 50K and Marathon will have the opportunity to travel via single track through this country on their journey past wilderness lakes, wild rivers on their way to the finish at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. This course has the capacity to transform the way you see nature and the world. For more specifics visit their event website at Two Hearted Trail Run
Event Sponsor:Great Lakes Endurance and Tahquamenon Falls State Park
JULY 4
PARADISE CELEBRATES THE 4th!

Celebrate our nation's birthday in Paradise. Recapture your patriotism by celebrating with our local community starting with pancakes and ending with fireworks. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the "GRANDNESS" of the United States!

PANCAKES 7:00 - 11:00 am   Whitefish Township Community Center
PARADE 1:00 pm   Downtown Paradise
BAKE SALE, BRATS & EXHIBITS5:00 pm   Whitefish Township Community Center
FREE CONCERT7:00 - 9:00 pm    Whitefish Township Community Center
FIREWORKS at Dusk    Behind Whitefish Township Community Center and over Whitefish Bay.

Event Sponsors Paradise Area EMS and Whitefish Township
JULY 11
Music On The Bay
Sponsored by the Whitefish Township, DUCK SOUP is a northern Michigan Irish, Bluegrass, Roots, and Folk Band. This dynamic group offers a variety of songs, music styles, and humor.
FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsors:Whitefish Township, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
JULY 14 - 16
GREAT LAKES RELAY
Running entirely in the Upper Peninsula: Day 1 will start in St. Ignace and finish at Tahquamenon Falls using rail trails and the North Country Trail. Day 2 will be a loop course starting at Tahquamenon Falls, running backs roads and parts of the NCT to Grand Marais where we will turn and return to Tahquamenon Falls via the NCT. Day 3 will be a shorter day using the NCT and rail trails and finish at the waterfront park in St. Ignace.Be sure to check their website for conference specifics. Register at www.GreatLakesRelay.com.
Event Sponsor:Great Lakes Relay
JULY 15
20th CRISP POINT LIGHTHOUSE CONFERENCE
Be sure to check their website for conference specifics. Register at www.crisppointlighthouse.org/conf or contact Rick (517) 230-6294
Event Sponsor:Crisp Point Lighthouse Historical Society
JULY 18
Music On The Bay
Sponsored by J & C Fisheries, this Muskegon based, 3-piece-band offers music from Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” to Elvis’ “All Shook Up”. Shout out a request and they’re on it! In the mood to Polka, Waltz or do a line dance? They will deliver!
A FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsor:J & C Fisheries, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Township
JULY 25
Music On The Bay
Funded by The INN, Gastropub & Smokehouse this band will be performing along Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. Come and enjoy the summer's evening.
FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsor:The INN, Gastropub & Smokehouse, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Township
AUG 1
Music On The Bay
Brought to you by Superior Shores Realty, Sky & Signal is a three-piece indie folk/rock group featuring rich vocal harmonies backed by layered instrumentation. Their lyrics reflect a deep sense of place and a connection to the natural world. They have become regulars at regional music festivals and arts events, and their songs have been featured on WYCE, WDET, and WCMU. Sky & Signal's music is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Pandora, Amazon, Spotify, and elsewhere.
A FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsors:Superior Shore Realty, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Township
AUG 5
TAHQUAMENON TRAIL RUN
Trail race hosted by Great Lakes Endurance, LLC. Distances include 10K and 25K, both finishing at the Upper Falls. Pre-registration required online.
Event Sponsor: www.greatlakesendurance.com
AUG 8
Music On The Bay
A mainstay in the music scene for over three decades, Frank Youngman has appeared on a wide variety of stages ranging from New York Cities Improv Comedy Club, to A Prairie Home Companion. As a founding member of some of Michigan’s most well respected bands (Lost World Stringboard, Jive at Five, The Frank Youngman Allstars) Frank has dusted off many of the gems of the American Songbook, and brought them to life for enthusiastic audiences everywhere. Using guitar, ukulele, button accordion, piano he will engage the audience with Songs, Stories, and Bold-Faced Lies.
This is a FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsor:Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Township
AUG 15
Music On The Bay
An engaging and energetic performer, David Cisco specializes in Caribbean, Calypso and Reggae renditions of new and classic songs and phenomenal versions of Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffet. Incorporating the steel drum and interaction with crowds of all ages, David is a great compliment to our 2017 Summer Concert Series
This is a FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsor:Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Township
AUG 18 - 20
WILD BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
Each year during the third weekend in August the Paradise area celebrates a part of their local heritage, wild blueberries. An art fair, strolling and stage entertainment, kid's craft tent, wagon rides, and wonderful local food are showcase the festivities. The celebration includes informative programs of music, nature, and local history lore. Visit their website for more details: www.WildBlueberryFestival.org
Location: Whitefish Township Community Center
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
AUG 22
Music On The Bay
Sponsored by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Mike Fornes performs as GORDON LIGHTFOOT live in concert. With a blend of the woods, the water, and the wildlife with the North Country music you’ll hear in his shows. Mike Fornes' portrayal of Gordon Lightfoot is simply an honest effort to entertain with an accurate representation of a Lightfoot concert. Learn more at www.LightfootTribute.com
This is a FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsor:Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Township
AUG 29
Music On The Bay
An acoustic performer, Robyn Marriott, has played guitar since 2014 and performs at local venues, festivals and markets. She performs a variety of music styles from the 60's to current. She has also written/recorded music and developed two albums: "Who I am" and "Desire", filled with pop/rock melodic and acoustic songs. Her unique sound, great vocal dynamics, and moving delivery captivates an audience.
This is a FREE Music Concert Series on the Bay-side of the Whitefish Township Community Center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the sounds of summer! Inclement weather will move the concert inside.
Details for the summer can be found online at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org
Event Sponsor:Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Township
SEPT 16
TAHQUAMENON WILDERNESS CANOE RACE
"The Great Race from the Lower Falls to Lake Superior" is the perfect way to start the morning. This 17 1/2 mile, two-person (C-2) canoe race starts at 10:00 AM. A shorter (6 1/2 mile) one-person race (C-1) begins at 3:30 PM at the Tahquamenon River Mouth. The day's events conclude with a banquet and awards program. Check the event website for registration and schedule details at TahquamenonWildernessCanoeRace.org
Event Sponsors: Michigan Canoe Racing Association and the Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
SEPT 23
HIKE BETWEEN DA FALLS
Take the free shuttle at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls State Park, bringing hikers to the Upper Falls to hike the four-mile River Trail (906) 492-3415 Hike Between da Falls
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park
OCT 13 - 14
THE HAUNTED TRAIL
Kick off your family Halloween events right! Hike the Haunted Trail as ghouls, goblins, and gremlins dance among the pumpkins, pines, and pitchforks. Held at Sawmill Creek Township Park just north of Paradise on Whitefish Point Road. The trail is open from 7:30 -10:00 pm. Admission is $7 for adults, children 12 and under $5.00. Souvenirs, snacks, and beverages are available on sight for additional costs. Have a spookin’ good time! Check their spooky website!
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce.
OCT 13 - 14
TAHQUAMENON HARVEST FESTIVAL
Participate in our annual Lower Falls autumn camping experience! Events include pumpkin decorating, campsite decorating, chili cook-off, costume contests, trick-or-treating and more. Families, groups and couples have made camping during Harvest Fest a tradition. Cap off your evening by visiting the Haunted Trail in Paradise for a spooky good time!
Event Sponsors:Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Camp 33 Gift Shop, Tahquamenon Brewery & Restaurant, A Piece of Paradise, Tahquamenon Treasures Gift Shop
OCT 14
THE 7th WHITEFISH POINT RUN FOR THE LIGHT
This race/walk features 5K and 10K distances as a fundraiser for historic Light Tower restoration. For additional details go to the event sponsor's website: www.ShipwreckMuseum.com
Event Sponsor: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
NOV 10
EDMUND FITZGERALD MEMORIAL SERVICE
The Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men on Lake Superior November 10, 1975, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan. Each year, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum hosts a memorial service for surviving family members and the community. It is at this time that the community reflects on the lives lost in Lake Superior. To read more about the Edmund Fitzgerald visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum website. 7:00 pm Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Event Sponsor: Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society
NOV 25
CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE | ANNUAL BAZAAR
Shop for beautifully handcrafted Christmas gifts by UP area crafters! A bake sale, lunch and refreshment counter will be available and if Santa can get a break from his work bench, we hope to have a visit from him in the afternoon. Join in the fun and start your Christmas holiday in Paradise. The Bazaar starts at 10:00 AM and runs until 3:00 PM at the Whitefish Township Community Center.
Loads of Fun
Vendor Registration Form
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
December 2
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Join our community in lighting the Christmas Tree, Caroling and Refreshments at 6:00 PM in Downtown, Paradise.
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce




Paradise Michigan Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 82, Paradise, MI 49768
Phone: (906) 492-3219, E-Mail: paradisecoc@jamadots.com

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