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BEATRICE RINGENBACK

In his first season as executive director of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, Doug Day realizes he’s inherited a lot of history for the organization born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, in 1991. Read more

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PHOTOS COURTESY SAULT STE. MARIE CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU

In February the International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie celebrates 50 yrs of the endurance event on its 1-mile oval ice track – the only one in the country and with “banked turns that would make NASA queasy,” touts the race’s promoters. Read more

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KIRVAN PHOTOGRAPHY

It’s mid-February, chilly and snowy and … well, not boring because there’s plenty to do in Marina Park on SnowDay in Thunder Bay. Read more

Ontario

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Fresh Coast Film Festival

If you’re thinking of heading to the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette this fall, here are three things you should know. Read more

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Courtesy Duluth Airshow

In early June , tens of thousands came to don sunglasses and earplugs at Duluth International Airport to marvel at the aerial maneuvers of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Read more

Minnesota

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Gary Cholwek / Gitchee Gumme Photography

It’s easy to imagine the late surfing pioneer Tom Blake hanging out on Chequamegon Bay to inspire and cheer for the paddleboarders racing their hearts out during Washburn Board Across the Bay in July. Read more

Wisconsin

Dragon Boat Festival

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

For spectators, the dragon boat races next to Barker’s Island in Superior might look like a mass of arms and paddles, swirling and splashing. But it soon gets easier to tell the teams apart as some boats pull ahead. Read more

Wisconsin

Bayfield Winter Festival

Don Albrecht

Bayfield Winter Festival celebrates snow, ice and cabin fever over the first weekend of March. Read more

Wisconsin

Washburn Zombie Days

Jamey Penney-Ritter / Courtesy Washburn Chamber of Commerce

Zombies will be running amok through the streets of Washburn, but no need to run and hide. It should be a blast. Read more

Wisconsin

Lake Trout Festival

Courtesy Lake Trout Festival

The Baraga County Lake Trout Festival in L’Anse, Michigan, is popular with anglers, but it also has a bike race, a marathon and many other events for families. Read more

Michigan

Marquette Blues Fest

Tom Buchkoe

Two of Marquette’s major summer festivals – Harbor Fest and Marquette Area Blues Fest – reach milestones in 2013 and plan back-to-back special weekends for supporters at Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park this August. Read more

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Courtesy Iron River Lions Club

Common sights at Iron River's Blueberry Festival (July 27-28) are faces dripping with chunks of pie crust and blue goo in the popular pie-eating contest, and the earnest expressions of youngsters doing their best to keep their cardboard boat afloat. Read more

Wisconsin

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Courtesy Feast of the St. Claire

History will come alive this July when reenactors set up displays and camps during Rendezvous in the Sault, a living history festival celebrating the period of 1668 to 1840. Read more

Michigan

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Courtesy FinnFest USA 2013

An annual celebration of Finland, Finnish American and Finnish culture, FinnFest USA moves to a different city each year. This will be the third year for Hancock as it joins with Houghton as the base for FinnFest 2013, June 19-23. Read more

Michigan

Bayfront

Jeff Peabody

Duluth's 10-acre Bayfront Festival Park is home to big events like Bayfront Blues Festival and Duluth’s Fourth Fest. Read more

Minnesota

There are many reasons to visit lovely Grand Marais any time of year, but the first weekend of August holds particular charm. That’s the annual Fisherman’s Picnic. You can find everything from minnow races to lumberjack exhibitions and a parade. Read more

Minnesota

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