Due to COVID 19 precautions we encourage you to verify dates and times by calling the event sponsor or visiting their website.
OPENING DAY: 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
OPENING DAY CRISP POINT LIGHT VISITORS CENTER
will open for the season. Hours vary depending on volunteer availability and weather; generally hours are 10 AM to 6 PM.
Visitor Center Phone: 906-658-3600
Sponsor:Crisp Point Lighthouse
PARADISE COMMUNITY YARD SALE
10 AM – 5 PM Bring your group of friends. Maps available at area businesses. (Some sales may be open on Friday, May 28.) Phone: 906-492-3219
Sponsor:Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce
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
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
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
TAHQUA 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
WILD BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL 2021 Event Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Since 1984, during the third weekend in August the Paradise area celebrates their local heritage, wild blueberries. An arts and craft 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
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
TAHQUAMENON HARVEST FESTIVAL
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 spookin’ good time! Check their spooky website!
Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce.
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
PARADISE ANNUAL BAZAAR Shop for beautifully handcrafted Christmas gifts by UP area crafters! Chili, Hot Dogs & Cinnamon Rolls at the refreshment counter will be available! 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.