Tip Up Town USA

Tip-Up Town USA

TUT 2023

January 21-22 & 28, 2023

Location: Houghton Lake

TIP-UP TOWN USA is Michigan’s longest running winter festival, this year our event is January 21, 22 and 28th. The festival is held at the southern DNR boat launch, off of M-55 near the Pines theater and Pineview Golf Course. Free parking is available at the High School and library with free shuttle service to and from Tip Up Town. Badge is required.
Festivities include:

  • Side by Side Racing
  • Polar Bear Dip
  • Games on Stage and in the Village,
  • Snowmobile Drag Racing
  • Poker Run
  • Live Entertainment
  • Lyman’s Ice Fishing Contest and more!

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Snow Run

St. Helen Snow Run

February 11, 2023

Location: Snow Packers Clubhouse | 520 N Saint Helen Rd - Saint Helen

The Saint Helen Snowpackers Snowmobile Club is one of the oldest and largest snowmobile club located in Roscommon County, Michigan. The Club holds an annual Snow Run each February. Ride miles of groomed trails, check points, lunch on the trail, prizes and more.

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Winterfest Broomball

Higgins Lake / Roscommon WinterFest

Winterfest 2023

February 17-18, 2023

Location: Higgins Lake

The Higgins Lake/Roscommon WinterFest is a two-day celebration of winter in the Higgins Lake/Roscommon Area, held the same weekend as Michigan DNR’s Free Fishing weekend. Your badge will get you entry to events including pancake breakfast, cardboard sled race, broomball, Kids Karnival, chili cook-off and more. Hosted by the Higgins Lake/Roscommon Chamber of Commerce.

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Saint Helen Family Fun Day

Saint Helen Summer Kick-Off & Family Fun Day

St Helen Summer Kick-Off

May 20, 2023

Location: Richfield Township Park | 10571 East Airport Road - Saint Helen

Held the weekend before Memorial Day, Saint Helen kicks off Summer with an ORV Parade, BBQ Rib Cook-off, Fun and Games, Disc Golf, Corn Hole, Eating Contests, Facial Hair Contest, Kids Games and more.

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Kirtland's Warbler Festival

Kirtland's Warbler Festival

Kirtland's Warbler Carving

June 2-3, 2023

Location: CRAF Center | 606 Lake Street - Roscommon

The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is an educational celebration of the Kirtland's Warbler, its habitat, and the communities located in the jack pine ecosystem - Kirtland's Country. It is held the first full weekend in June in the Village of Roscommon. It includes Kirtland Warbler tours, speakers, vendors and more.

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Roscommon Summerfest

Roscommon Summer Fest

Roscommon Summerfest

June 3, 2023

Location: Downtown Roscommon

Car Show, Cornhole Tournament and more, just down the road from the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival in downtown Roscommon between 2nd and 5th Streets. Food trucks and music. A fun family event!

St Helen Bluegill Festival

St. Helen Bluegill Festival

Bluegill Festival

July 6-9, 2023 (73rd Annual Bluegill Festival)

Location: Richfield Township Park | 10571 East Airport Road - Saint Helen

Roscommon County’s longest running festival, the Festival currently consists of carnival rides, car show, motorcycle show, medallion hunt, fishing contest, vendors, kids parade, grand parade, baseball games, fly in, adult beverage pavilion, live bands, bingo and much more.

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Roscommon Art Festival

Roscommon Art Festival

Roscommon Art Festival

July 8, 2023

Location: CRAF Center Lawn and Lake Street - Roscommon

Join us for the 52nd Annual Roscommon Art Festival! Over 60 exhibitors will be on hand - NEW vendors and friendly favorites - with fine arts and crafts, including water and oil paintings, jewelry, wood crafts, signs, stained glass and more. You'll also enjoy a variety of food trucks, and LIVE music throughout the day! Don’t miss the ‘greatest little show in northern Michigan’!

Houghton Lake Blues Festival

Houghton Lake Blues Festival

July 15-16, 2022 (5th Annual Blues Festival)

Location: Chamber of Commerce | 1625 W Houghton Lake Drive - Houghton Lake

Music, food, drinks, vendors.

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Firemen's Memorial Festival

Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival

Firemen's Memorial

September 15-17, 2023 (44th Annual)

Location: Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds

Held the third weekend of September, the Festival is a gathering to remember the Fire Fighters who gave their lives protecting their communities. It begins Thursday night with Family Night and continues through Saturday night. Saturday morning is the Annual Memorial Service and placing of wreaths at the memorial site. Parades, vendors, games, and events occur in Roscommon as well as at the Fire Training Grounds. Music and bar at the Big Red Barn on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the Village and Light Parade

Dec 2, 2023

Location: Roscommon

The first Saturday in December held in downtown Roscommon. Events around the Village include Breakfast with Santa, cookie walk, open houses, craft show, Book Fair and more. At dusk luminaries welcome you down 5th and Lake Streets prior to the Electric Light Parade and Village Christmas Tree lighting. New in 2018, the Santa Train makes a visit to the village.

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