Restaurants Ironwood MI
Looking out the Depot windows this fine Saturday morning, you sure can see that the sun is out! And, it promises to actually be warm! Our Chamber webcam shows the city dumptrucks parked in the Depot park lot, as today is Friends of the Iron Belle Trail clean-up day, from 9-11. When I got here this morning at 7 there were already folks hiking the trail! More than ever before, this "mile 0" section of the Iron Belle Trail is going to see heavy use this year, now that it is possible to walk/bike all the way to Bessemer on the paved trail. This past week I put away all the "snow" cards in our display racks and put up the trail, Porkies, and Lake Gogebic Times for this year. I might even put away that snow shovel today! One other thought of Spring besides trail hiking: clean-up! The Chamber's City Wide Rummage Sale will be on Saturday June 3. On this website, under "events" you can find the registration form to download and mail in here to the Chamber. Whether you are on the hiking trail or on the "rummage trail" this Spring Ironwood is the place to be!
Come out next week to the Gogebic County Fair, Thursday through Sunday, and stop by the Gogebic Chambers of Commerce booth in the Exposition Building. We are only two booths up from the 4-H ice cream booth, and we welcome ice cream eaters as well! Each Gogebic Chamber will have business cards, brochures, flyers, and maps that showcase the wide range of economic enterprises that make Gogebic county the place to visit and the place to have a home. The Ironwood Chamber will have a special table in the booth, where Summer Raffle tickets will be sold (only $5 each, with prizes of $1,000, 500, 250, 100, and 50 to be awarded at the annual Chamber picnic in September) and where Hiawatha Statue Restoration contributions will be gratefully accepted. See you at the Fair!!
Jack Frost Festival 2017
Season’s Greetings from the Jack Frost Festival Committee:
Planning is now underway for the 23nd Annual Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade! The date for the parade is Saturday, December 2, 2017. The parade will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Ironwood along Aurora Street, starting at the Ironwood Carnegie Library corner. Parade participants must be at their line-up position by 5:00 p.m. All parade staging areas will have section directors to assist you. You’ll be able to identify them by their safety vests.
Please get you registration forms in early. This year's parade will not be televised, so line-up should go very smoothly. Registrations need to be submitted to the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce office no later than Friday, November 24. Please mail your form to Ironwood Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 45, Ironwood, MI 49938 or you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org Unregistered units will not be allowed to participate in the parade. Entries will be judged on the creative ways in which this year’s theme is portrayed through float/unit design and decoration. Not to confuse kids, no other “Santa” entries are allowed. Please keep in mind that this is a night-time parade: all entries must have lights. The Festival Organizing Committee reserves the right to reject any parade unit(s).
The 2017 parade Grand Marshal is the Gogebic Range Robotics Team, and our parade theme is "A Mechanical Christmas." Many of us have experienced the delight of an electric train running underneath the Christmas tree, the bell-like sounds of a music box playing carols, or even the famous revolving aluminim Christmas tree! We also remember the toy lable that said "batteries not included". This year's theme celebrates not only the constructive creativity displayed by the Gogebic Range Robotics Team, but also the many, many types of mechanical Christmas toys and decorations that showcase a seasonal inventive spirit!
2017 Jack Frost Festival Calendar of Events
1 November – 2 December: WIMI/WJMS radio is sponsoring a business window decorating display contest. Entry forms are available at the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce office, Hitt’s Fine Furniture, WIMI/WJMS radio offices, and ironwoodchamber.org
1 November – 1 December: Ironwood Area Business and Professional Women’s Club 50/50 raffle. Tickets ($1.00 each) are available at Chief Oil Co., Makela, Pollack, & Ahonen Accounting, Hitt’s Fine Furniture, and any IABPW member.
15 November: Old Depot Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at 6:00 in Depot Park, Downtown Ironwood. Music by L.L. Wright students. Post-ceremony refreshments and 1905 historic reed organ “frosty” sing-along at the Chamber office.
18 November: Ironwood Area Schools Event’s Committee Gingerbread House Workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the elementary school lunchroom at the L.L. Wright building. Gingerbread houses will be on display in the lobby of River Valley Bank starting Monday, 20 November.
24 November: Business window display decorating contest entries due to day at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Depot or at WJMS/WIMI office at 222 South Lawrence Street, Ironwood.
24 November: Float and unit registration for the Jack Frost Festival Parade are due in the Chamber office at the Depot. You can also email them into the chamber email@example.com
25 November: “Line of Descent,” a film by Warren Miller exploring the world of ski culture around the globe. Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:30; Admission: $15
1 December: Official opening of Western U.P. Snowmobile Trails (weather permitting).
1 December: St. Vincent DePaul of Ironwood 7th Annual Customer Appreciation Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the store on 216 West Aurora Street. Coffee, cookies, & treats!
1 December: WUPM 106.9 live radio broadcast from Hitt’s Fine Furniture in Ironwood. Tune in from 9:00 to 12:00 to hear interviews with Jack Frost Festival event personages.
1 December: Downtown Ironwood Development Authority presents “December First Friday” event in downtown Ironwood from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Live Christmas carol singing groups in different locations, “pop-up” craft market in the Historic Ironwood Theatre Concourse, and many “First Friday” in-store specials.
2 December: 2017 Frozen Rundra Road Race at the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency, 100 South Mill Street, Bessemer, MI. Race starts at 10:00 a.m., with brunch, raffle, and awards to follow. Early registration by 17 November is $20 guarantees a T-shirt; $25 registration after this date to time of race. Registration forms at the G-OCAA, Ironwood Chamber of Commerce office and website.
2 December: Fire-On-The-Hill snowcross racing at Mt. Zion, Ironwood, MI. Registration at Maplewood Restaurant, 156 East Cloverland Drive; practice runs on Friday, 1 December, from 10-4. Saturday racing starts at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $5, with kids under 12 free.
2 December: Snowman Building Contest (assuming enough snow and cold!!) at Depot Park, Ironwood, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2 December: Reading of the Christmas Story at Heritage Christian Book, 610 Ayer Street, 10:00 a.m. Treats and refreshments. Music by the Genisot family.
2 December: Dancing Raven Art Works, 321 South Suffolk, Ironwood. Open house from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live music, art demonstrations, today-only discounts, and refreshments.
2 December: Ironwood Carnegie Library Open House from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Come early and enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa. Holiday craft sale and kid’s room.
2 December: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be ready to listen to your gift requests in the main lobby of River Valley Bank, Downtown Ironwood, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. [note: this is before the parade]
2 December: Historic Ironwood Theatre presents an old-time Christmas Cartoon Special from 4:00 to 5:30.
2 December: Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade at 6:00 p.m., Downtown Ironwood. Grand Marshal: Gogebic Range Robotics Team. Float entries due by Friday, 24 November, at the Chamber office. [note: this parade will not be televised]
2 December: Gogebic Range Band Concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre after the Jack Frost Festival Parade (7:45ish). Come in, warm up, and enjoy some great holiday music.
5 December: 25th Annual Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony at Aspirus Grand View Hospital, Ironwood, MI at 6:30 p.m.
9 December: The Ironwood Chamber Singers 24th Annual Christmas concert will be at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 108 South Marquette Street, at 7:00 p.m.
9 December: Oma and Carey Township’s Christmas Party at Oma Town Hall, Highway 51, Hurley, WI. Pot-luck dinner, musical program, and social for area residents and friends.
10 December: The Ironwood Chamber Singers 24th Annual Christmas concert (2nd performance) will be at 4:00 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood.
17 December: Historic Ironwood Theatre presents “The Letterman Christmas,” at 6:00 p.m. Reserved seats in advance, $30; general admission, $25; student general admission, $5.
30 December: Pro Vintage Snowmobile Race at Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood, MI. Racing from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. https://provintageracing.com/
5 January: Depot Dash in Ironwood’s Depot Park. Kids 10 and under free cross-country ski event will take place at 4:00 p.m.
6 January: Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus and TRL race at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds
6 January: The 9th Annual SISU Nordic Ski Festival begins at ABR Ski Trails and will “finnish” in Downtown Ironwood. http://www.sisuskifest.com/
27 January: “After-burner” Christmas Tree Burning Event, Norrie Amateur Sports Club, Ironwood, 7:00 p.m.
Festival Ironwood 2018
FESTIVAL IRONWOOD 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Free admission to “An Evening of Bluegrass,” live music under the Big Top by UpNorth Connection. Beer and brats organized by the Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club
12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch Concert, Historic Ironwood Theatre
6:00 p.m. Giant Moonwalk Jumper, Depot Park
6:00 p.m. Fat Tire Club Ride, start from Depot Park
6:30 p.m. Superior Riders Bike Ride, start from Depot Park
10:00 p.m. Daily 50/50 Raffle Drawing
Thursday, July 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Salad Luncheon, Salem Lutheran Church, 333 E. Aurora Street, Ironwood
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch Concert, Historic Ironwood Theatre
4:00 p.m. Festival Ironwood Opening Ceremonies and Blessing, organized by the Ironwood American Legion Post #5
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free admission to “Polka Fest,” live polka music under the Big Top with Richie Yurkovich and Polkaroity. DJ Music by Todd Haegar throughout the day.
4:00 p.m. Yooper Style Wood Fire Grilled Chicken Feed, organized by Friends of Festival Ironwood
4:15 p.m. World’s Largest Duck Pick, organized by Friends of Festival Ironwood
4:15 p.m. Giant Moonwalk Jumper, Depot Park
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Downtown Art Place reception and talk: “Promises”, A Retrospective of Paul Castagna
6:00 p.m. Company B(-), 107th Combat Engineers reunion, under the Big Top
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Dart Tournament (18 & older), Depot Atrium
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free admission, music by Vanderhagen Ray under the Big Top.
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Free admission Teen Dance under the Depot Park Pavilion, with music by Import Entertainment.
10:00 p.m. Daily 50/50 Raffle Drawing
Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. World’s Largest Duck Pick, organized by Friends of Festival Ironwood
10:00 a.m. H.O.P.E. Animals at Depot Park
10:00 a.m. Giant Moonwalk Jumper, Depot Park
10:00 a.m. Hidden Acres Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
10:00 a.m. Range Art Association Master’s Art Show at the Ironwood Memorial Building Auditorium (art drop off dates, July 19 and 20)
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trout Pond: Catch and release or have your fish cleaned on site
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kids Activity Day featuring ACA Jumps 50’ obstacle course
11:00 a.m. to Noon 11:00 a.m. Kids Karate; 12:00 p.m. Adult Karate, by the Karate Institute
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fun E Business, with Twinklz face painting & Happy Daze/Slow Poke Da Clown
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m Brown Bag Concert, Historic Ironwood Theatre
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Trike & Bike Kids Show, organized by Ironwood Public Safety Department
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Festival Photo Booth, sponsored by Walgreens
1:00 p.m. Kids Woodchip Scramble under the Pavilion, sponsored by Woodtech Builders
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pie Social & White Elephant sale; Wesley United Methodist at the Presbyterian Church, 301 East Aurora Street
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest, Depot Park Pavilion
2:00 p.m. Sand Castle Building at the Depot park volleyball court
2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Free admission: Live Music Under the Big Top
Dorothy and The Boys (1:30-3:30 p.m.) [Special visitors from Skyview and Westgate living facilities].
Red Higgins & Yankee Train (5:30-8:15 p.m.)
Uncle Fester (8:30-11:30)
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ironwood Farmer’s Market at Lahti’s Parking Lot, corner of Lowell and Aurora Streets
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bethany Ann Hellen Studios Dance Showcase, under the Big Top
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fish Fry at the Big Top, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
5:30 p.m. Friends of Festival Ironwood Bean Bag Toss Tournament (age 18 and older), Depot Park central area
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Outdoor Pool Tournament #1: Depot Atrium; Gary Ryskewecz—932-0625
11:00 p.m. Daily 50/50 Raffle Drawing
Saturday, July 21, 2018
7:00 a.m. Walk, Run and Roll, check-in under the Big Top begins at 7:00 a.m.; sponsored by Aspirus Grand View Health System. Walk Run Roll Application Form
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Big Top Pancake Breakfast, organized by Knights of Columbus
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Arts and Craft Show Set-up at Depot Park. Art / Craft / Trade Show Registration Form
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Old Depot Car Show registration includes:
Cars, Motorcycles, Vintage Snowmobiles; Vintage Tractors
8:15 a.m. Honor Guard: “Star Spangled Banner” Ceremony, organized by the American Legion Post #5, on Lowell Street
8:30 a.m. Walk, Run, and Roll begins from the Big Top
9:00 a.m. Volleyball Tournament, Depot Park Volleyball Court
9:00 a.m. Outdoor Pool Tournament #2, Depot Atrium; pre-registration by Wednesday: (Gary Ryskewecz—932-0625)
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Old Depot Car Show: Cars, Motorcycles, Vintage Snowmobiles, Vintage Tractors
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lake Effect Band plays live under the Big Top
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, Depot Park, organized by the Ironwood American Legion Auxiliary (Mary Hampston-Kusz, 932-3476)
10:00 a.m. Range Art Association Master’s Art Show at Ironwood Memorial Building
10:00 a.m. World’s Largest Duck Pick, organized by Friends of Festival Ironwood
10:00 a.m. Fun Castle Moonwalk Jumper, Depot Park
10:00 a.m. H.O.P.E Animals at Depot Park
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hidden Acres Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fun E Business, Twinklz face painting, and Happy Daze/Slow Poke Da Clown
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open Stage, free live entertainment under The Big Top:
Lake Effect,9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Gogebic Range Band, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ironwood Dance Company, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Strawberry Social (under the pavilion), organized by Ironwood Business and Professional Women
3:00 p.m. Old Depot Car Show Trophy Presentation
3:00 p.m. Leonard Street Reunion
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. DJ Music under The Big Top, Todd Haegar
5:00 p.m. Old Depot Car Show Cruise on Wheels line up, gather at the Depot
6:00 p.m. Old Depot Car Show Cruise on Wheels begins
6:30 p.m. Marty’s Goldenaires perform under the Big Top
8:00 p.m. to Midnight Live music under the Big Top: XTRA, free admission
11:00 p.m. 50/50 Raffle Drawing
Sunday, 22 July
10:00 Range Art Association Master’s Art Show at the Ironwood Memorial Building
10:30 – 11:30 Church Service, Range Community Bible Church
12:00 – 4:00 pm Range Fest, sponsored by Range Community Bible Church, Hurley, WI
For more information, contact any of the following phone numbers: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(906) 932-1122 Ironwood Chamber of Commerce;
(906) 932-4850, (906) 364-4316, Keith J.;
(906)-364-5672, Will C.