A plate of syrupy pancakes, with eggs and bacon

Check out these summer events near Newberry, Michigan

Plan your trip around these summer events near Newberry and Tahquamenon Falls to add some extra excitement to your vacation!

Visiting somewhere is always exciting, but have you tried to immerse yourself into that community? To be more than someone passing through, and instead turned those moments into deep, lasting memories? There’s one easy step to enhancing your vacation experience. All it requires is a few extra hours of fun checking out the local events! Celebrate our lumberjack culture with us, participate in our festivals, and learn about our history. Here are some of the top summer events near Newberry and Tahquamenon Falls:

Lumberjack events 

The Tahquamenon Logging Museum teaches you about our storied past in the logging industry, and gives you a chance to watch skilled lumberjacks yourself!

A plate of syrupy pancakes, with eggs and bacon

Lumberjack Breakfasts 

At the museum’s authentic Cook Shack, you can enjoy a real lumberjack breakfast. Volunteers at the Tahquamenon Logging Museum cook these old-fashioned meals over a wood stove with homemade care and goodness. Portions are huge just like days of old, and you won't leave hungry because it is all you can eat. The breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage patties, potatoes and pancakes with coffee, water and milk included. Orange juice is available for a small charge. Each summer, the cook shack serves about 2,400 breakfasts! Lumberjack breakfasts run from 7 a.m.-noon on May 27, May 28, June 24, August 26, and September 23. 

Lumberjack Breakfast and Music Festival

July 22-23: This weekend is fun for the whole family! For starters, you’ll enjoy a lumberjack breakfast and country and Polka music. But then the real event starts. Watch real lumberjacks compete while showing off their skills climbing logs, logrolling, sawing and chopping wood. You’ll also hear songs and stories about the lumberjack days. 

Crisp Point Lighthouse tours

Visit the Crisp Point Lighthouse any time from the end of May to early October. It’s open depending on volunteer availability and weather. We recommend calling ahead first to make sure it will be open when you visit: 906-658-3600. Even if the lighthouse itself is closed to go inside, you can still visit the grounds of Crisp Point year round. Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. - 6 a.m. though, and only volunteers with the Historical Society program can camp there. You can read more about Crisp Point’s history as one of the oldest lighthouses in Michigan in this blog

Hands holding a bunch of blueberries

Wild Blueberry Festival

August 18-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Wild blueberries are a part of the local heritage in Paradise. The Wild Blueberry Festival is an annual celebration of the beloved “Blue Gold” season. Vendors, entertainers, musicians and delicious blueberry desserts abound during the festival. Are you a fan of this delightful berry? Then join us! 

Book your stay now!

Plan your summer trip now to become a local for a few days! Book your stay, meet new people and enjoy our fun summer culture. 


fresh produce at an outside farmers market booth
a woman sitting on a bike next to a wooden fence
person riding a black horse down a tree-lined path
Blackburian Warbler on a pine tree limb
The Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat heading up the river.
a girl hiking in the woods in the middle of summer
Young black bear clawing at a tree
a ship submerged in the water
sandhill crane standing in a grassy field
POV biker racing down a dirt track in the forest
young moose standing on the side of the road
a bronze CCC statue
The northern lights over Lake Superior