Chamber Director's Blog

"Fair" Weather for First Friday

It's August already!  Imagine that!  All the elves are just returning from summer break and getting the toy factories started up again--there is not much time if you are going to have all the things ready to pack into the sleigh.  Yet, for those of us down south here in the U.P., August is not only a reminder of things to come, but one of the best months to celebrate all the good things that occur when the weather at last is warm and the days are still long.  This Friday, August 4th, is the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority 's First Friday in August.  Starting at 3:30 with the Depot Park Farmer's Market, and continuing on until at least 8:00 with other events--including live outdoor music, shopping, eating, drinking, & just hanging out in beautiful downtown Ironwood.  Many downtown merchants will be open late, and the Depot Chamber Office and Historical Society will have open house from 6:00 to 8:00. This First Friday in August will be a great time to meet, greet, shop, and eat!    Looking ahead, August 24-27 marks the Gogebic County Fair at the Fairgrounds (just off U.S. 2) in Ironwood.   This year's Fair will feature a host of new events and opportunities to participate across a whole range of activities.  Our Chamber will have a booth in the Exposition building and I hope to see many of our friends there!  Stop in, pick up some free maps and guides, and meet your neighbors!