Emilia Amper Band – September 29

September 24, 2018

Marquette, MI – Emilia Amper is one of Sweden’s most sought after folk musicians, and she’ll be playing at NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre on September 29.  Amper is a Swedish and American Grammy nominee, Norwegian Grammy winner, Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards, World champion on the nyckelharpa, awarded National fiddler of the realm and winner of the Nordic Composer’s award the NPU Prize. In her music, a deep knowledge and love for traditions meet an endless, open-minded exploration of the nyckelharpa’s possibilities. With her charisma, virtuosity and energy she moves with ease across stylistic boundaries and touches people in both small and big venues across the world.

The Emilia Amper Band’s appearance is part of a week-long residency by the group in Marquette and Alger County where they’ve been conducting workshops in local schools and at Northern Michigan University.  The concert is being sponsored by Arts Midwest and the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.

2018 WMH Sault International Festival of Races – September 29

September 24, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Join up to 500 runners as part of the 9th Annual Sault International Festival of Races on Saturday, September 29, 2018! The Festival of Races provides runners with a unique opportunity to experience the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge like never before. You will also be able to run alongside the St. Mary’s River set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures. Travel documents are not necessary. Yes, the Bridge Run (7.1 Miles) and Half Marathon traverse the International Bridge, however, we are not entering Canada. Our route turns around prior to passing through Canada Customs. Please note that no one is allowed on the Bridge without a runner’s bib. U.S and Canadian Customs Officials will be on hand.

This event is sponsored by War Memorial Hospital.

Harvest and Haunt Fall Festival – September 29

September 24, 2018

Iron River, MI – After you’ve enjoyed the Apple Festival, head to the Klint Safford Memorial RV Park in downtown Iron River to enjoy an afternoon of free family fun! Tons of free games, crafts and activities for the kids, including free cotton candy and free popcorn. The kids can tour the “haunted” campground for trick-or-treating and show off their creative costumes to win prizes! Be sure to spot the creative scarecrows that the area businesses and clubs have displayed throughout the park! Mom and dad can enjoy the free live music with a glass of cold beer or wine and shop through the many vendor booths for unique crafts, various home-based businesses, and food vendors. In the evening, enjoy the monstrous bonfire built by the West Iron County Fire Department after the fireworks show right in the park.

Apple Festival – September 29

September 24, 2018

Iron River, MI – Head out to the historic Beechwood Hall for a morning filled with fun! With tons of apple-themed games, treats, and activities, you’ll get into the autumn spirit in no time! Enjoy several various vendors for you to browse and shop as well as a tour of the historic former town hall. This event is held in conjunction with the Harvest and Haunt Fall Festival in downtown Iron River, held from 2p-10p. Enjoy both festivals and make a day of it!