Jack Frost Festival Tree Lighting Nov. 16

November 1, 2023

There!  See that snow?!  Mr. Jack Frost is finally here and starting his U.P. work!  On Thursday, November 16, at 6:00 we will celebrating the start of the Jack Frost Festival of Wintertime Events here at Depot Park (150 N. Lowell Street) with the official lighting of the Jack Frost tree.  The Luther L. Wright […]


Plaidurday 2023: Friday, October 6th

October 3, 2023

A world-wide celebration of all things plaid, the First Friday in October is just the opportunity you need to come downtown and be a part of Ironwood’s First Friday Plaidurday event.  Aurora Street will be closed off, and you can start gathering at 5:40 or so.  Formal drone picture is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.   Last […]


Don’t Leaf Me All Alone!

September 19, 2023

“Tree to be, you and me.”  The time is nigh and ready for the greatness of U.P. Fall–catch the views from Ironwood’s Mt. Zion, ride the lift to the top of Copper Peak, visit the Lake Superior shoreline beach at Black River Harbor–all of these place feature the glories of Fall colors.  So, “leaf” your […]


2023-2024 Chamber Interns!

August 31, 2023

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Gracie Houtari and Madelyn Bastman from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood to be our Chamber interns for the 2023-2024 school year.  Gracie and Madelyn will be helping at the Chamber office and visitor counter daily from Noon until  3:00 p.m.  Stop in and say […]


Art Tour–Nature-ly!

July 25, 2023

The Ironwood area in summer is amazingly beautiful, and this year, many of our local artists who have their studios outside of downtown and in that beauty have come together to organize a self-guided Art Tour on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 & 6, from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.   We have copies of the […]


Festival Ironwood – July 12 – 15!

July 11, 2023

Festival Ironwood time has arrived at last!  The tents are up, the chairs and tables are set, and the time is here to celebrate the warm days of summer and the gathering of family and community.  The entire schedule is on our website here:       Time to enjoy all that the U.P. can be!


The Excitement Never Flags!

June 27, 2023

Going up today (6.27.23) at the Historic Ironwood Depot are the “Heritage Flags of Emberlight.”  To honor the ancestral background of the artists, presenters, and volunteers participating in our 2023 Festival, Emberlight is flying a flag from each country and tribal nation they represent. Taken together, the Heritage Flags reveal the varied cultures and ancestries […]


Truly eventful!

June 23, 2023

Summer–that brief period of U.P sun/warmth euphoria–has arrived at last!  This is the 3 month period (July, August, September) when the entire Gogebic Range explodes in events and activities:  there is just SO MUCH GOING ON!  You can find out where your next summer fun event is by going to our Gogebic/Iron County all-event website […]


Map Your Adventure!

June 9, 2023

At long last, the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce has an OUTSIDE city/area map at the Depot!  Attached to the East side (park/trail side) of the Archive Building, this new map shows not only the City of Ironwood, but Hurley, WI and important area sites and connections such as Black River Harbor Scenic Byway, Saxon Harbor, […]


It’s not easy being green!

May 11, 2023

It appears that the 8 months of snow has finally come to an end.  The little Depot garden that Helen Slining cares for has GREEN PLANTS emerging.  And today, Thursday, May 11–there are people out walking and running the Iron Belle Trail next to my Depot office.  Symbolic of Yooper life in the North:  people […]


Destination Ironwood!

May 2, 2023

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce’s new Guide is back from the printers and in stock at the Chamber Depot Office.  You will also note that it is on the front page of this website, where a click on the cover page will take you to the Guide, which is in a “flip-book” format.  There are […]


Building the Future

February 20, 2023

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is always looking ahead to see how we can help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, craftsmen, producers, and service folks.  On Thursday, 23 February, the Chamber will be cooperating with Gogebic Community College and Michigan Works! to host the annual Career Exploration Day for Gogebic and Iron County high […]