The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) plans and conducts three major festivals and a series of smaller events every year in Downtown Iron Mountain. In total, these festivals and events bring some sort of activity to the Downtown area on 35 dates of every year. These are in addition to numerous other events conducted by various local organizations downtown every year.

The DDA’s Events Committee is a group of local business people, DDA staff and Board members, and other dedicated volunteers. The Committee meets 6 to 12 times per year to discuss ongoing improvements, brainstorm new ideas, and work to offer sponsorship opportunities related to festivals and events in Downtown Iron Mountain.

The funds raised through Downtown festivals and events are reinvested back into the community in the form of building improvement grants. These grants provide an incentive to Downtown property owners to improve the appearance of their buildings, making Downtown Iron Mountain a more attractive place to celebrate, shop, and hang out with friends.

The information below is a brief description of our Festivals and Events. Please click on the green buttons for more info.

Out to Lunch

June 6 to August 8, 2024

11:45am – 1:15pm

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Out to Lunch is a summer music series with FREE music and 5 on-site food vendors every Thursday mid-day throughout the summer.

Farmers &
Artisans Market

June 1 to October 12, 2024

8:00am – noon

Featuring 20-30 vendors every week. Seasonal plants, fruits and vegetables, fresh homemade bakery treats, arts/crafts, jewelry, and more!

Brew Fest

June 8, 2024

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Taste beer, wines, and spirits from some of our local favorites and a selection of a few of Michigan’s best breweries and distilleries.

Italian Fest

August 10, 2024

12:00 noon – 11:00pm

Family-friendly celebration of Iron Mountain’s strong Italian heritage, including authentic and delicious cuisine, fantastic live music, fun activities, and refreshing beverages. 


September 28, 2024

12:00 noon – 10:00pm

Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest right here in Iron Mountain, MI. Enjoy continuous entertainment, polka dancing, delicious German food, sing-alongs and fun for all.

Pumpkin Walk

October 26, 2024

12:00 noon – 3:00pm

Come downtown for fun contests and trick-or-treating for the kids. 

Girls Night Out

November 14, 2024

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Girls’ Night Out (GNO)  provides an opportunity for Yooper ladies to get out with friends around the opening day of hunting season.

Christmas Walk

December 6, 2024

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Festive walk gazing at shop windows,  nativity scene, Santa and Mrs. Claus at the library,  foot parade with the Dickinson Area Community Chorus, and tree lighting.


Festivals, Board and Committees, Beautification, and More!

We love our volunteers! The DDA depends on many volunteers to help plan and conduct events every summer. Want to get involved? All you have to do is contact us.

Get Involved!

Our Events Committee meets on the last Tuesday of each month. This committee is made up of volunteers who discuss and implement our events and share ideas for planning future events in Downtown Iron Mountain. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.

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