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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
December 16
SNOW SHOE MAKING WORKSHOP
This all-day workshop will take you step-by-step through the process of weaving your own traditional wood framed snowshoes. Each kit costs $180 and includes one pair of wood frames, tubular nylon lacing, boot bindings and personalized instruction. Register online at: https://media.state.mi.us/michiganestore/public/ProductDetails.aspx?categoryID=54&productID=1038
Event Sponsor: Tahquamenon Falls State Park

2018 Calendar of Events


JAN    |     FEB    |     MAR    |     APR    |     MAY    |     JUN    |     JUL    |     AUG    |     SEP    |     OCT    |     NOV    |     DEC
JAN 1
FIRST HIKE ON THE FIRST
North Country Trail, Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter Hike on Tahqua Trail. Start the NEW YEAR right with fresh air and great hike! Visit www.facebook.com/NCTAHSS for additional details.
Event Sponsor:North Country Trail, Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter
JAN 6
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
JAN 26 - 27
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
  • See a Detailed Schedule

Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
FEB 10
HIKING FOR LOVE
North Country Trail, Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter Hike at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Visit www.facebook.com/NCTAHSS for additional details.
Event Sponsor:North Country Trail, Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter
FEB 24
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
APR 28 - 29
30th 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 10
SPRING SHOWCASE
A Showcase of Area Businesses and Community Organizations. Each year there are guest speakers and this year the theme will be focused on Paradise, the Gateway to Tahquamenon Falls State Park and The Shipwreck Museum. Light refreshments will be available during this open house.
7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Whitefish Township Community Center
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
MAY 25 - 27
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. Some sales may be open on Friday.
Event Sponsor:Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce.
JUNE 9
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
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 10
Music On The Bay
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: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
JULY 17
Music On The Bay
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
JULY 24
Music On The Bay
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
JULY 31
Music On The Bay
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
AUG 3 - 5
Third Michigan Lighthouse Festival
Celebrate and explore lighthouses. A number of activities are being planned. Be sure to schedule your family this weekend and get details as they develop at www.MichiganLighthouseFestival.com
Event Sponsors:Michigan Lighthouse Festival
AUG 7
Music On The Bay
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: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
AUG 14
Music On The Bay
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
AUG 17 - 19
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 21
Music On The Bay
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
SEPT 15
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 22, 2018
NORTH COUTNRY NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL DAY
North Country Trail, Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter Hike Between Da Falls, at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Visit www.facebook.com/NCTAHSS.
Event Sponsor:Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter of the North Country Trail
OCT 13 - 14, 2017
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 7:00 -10:00 pm. Admission is $7. Souvenirs, snacks, and beverages are available on sight for additional costs. Have a spookiní good time! Check their spooky website!
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce.
OCT 14, 2017
TAHQUAMENON HARVEST FESTIVAL
Participate in the annual Tahquamenon Lower Falls autumn camping experience! Events include pumpkin carving, campsite decorating, chili cook-off, costume contests and trick-or-treating. Families, groups and couples have made camping during Harvest Festival a tradition.
Event Sponsors:Tahquamenon Falls State Park,
OCT 14, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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