Community Calendars


Great Start recognizes the importance of community involvement and the value of opportunities for families to learn and grow together. We have created these community calendars as a way to share timely community events with you. If you know of any events please take time to add them to our community calendar or forward the information to Please encourage the agencies and organizations that you partner with to do so as well so we can have a comprehensive one stop shop for early childhood information in our communities.

Please note that there are guidelines for submissions and each will be reviewed before posting

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YMCA T-Ball (Registration for ages 4-6)

Wells Town Hall Field MI, United States

Open Registration begins May 19th. (Member 5/1). The season runs from June 1st to July 25th at the Wells Town Hall Field. Kids learn how to catch, throw, and bat […]

Event Series Escanaba Farmers Market

Escanaba Farmers Market

Escanaba Farmer's Market Escanaba

The Escanaba Farmer's Market is a seasonal market offering healthy, fresh, wholesome, quality local food products to the community. Temporarily being hosted at the Catherine Bonifas Community Center until June […]

FREE Family Movie Night

Grace Church 528 28th St (7.65 mi), Gladstone

6pm at Grace Church in Gladstone. Refreshments are provided! Watch the Sugar Creek Gang’s Teacher Trouble. A free all-ages event open to the public. All are welcome!

Event Series Krusin Klassic Fun Run

Krusin Klassic Fun Run

UP State Fairgrounds 2401 12th Ave N, Escanaba, MI

Friday starts with parade line-up at 6pm, parade at 7pm (Ludington Street to Stephenson Avenue). 8pm-12am Dance Party. 80's costume contest. Live music, bucket raffles, and silent auction. Open 9am-5pm […]

Safe Sitter Class (Grades 6-8)

Northern Lights YMCA 2000 North 30th Street, Escanaba, MI

Designed to prepare students in grade 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting.  The instructor led class is filled with fun games and role […]

Instilling Disability Pride in Your Child


For family/guardians:  Disability pride refers to a positive outlook that a child can develop over time about their own disability. Pride helps to develop self-esteem, self-worth, and an understanding of […]

Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies


For family/guardians:  When a child with a disability demonstrates behavior that impedes their learning or the learning of others, appropriate behavioral supports may be needed to ensure a Free Appropriate […]

Village Day & Music Fest

Antique Village in the U.P. State Fairgrounds Antique Village Schoolhouse Parking available on 9th Ave. North, Escanaba, MI, United States

Mega Sports Camp (grades 1st-5th)

New Life Church 2005 8th Ave. South, Escanaba

New Life Church is hosting MEGA Sports Camp.  Kids will enjoy action-packed sports training sessions mixed with fun rallies as they discover how to become trailblazers - both in sports […]

UP Cadence Schooling Show

UP State Fairgrounds 2401 12th Ave N, Escanaba, MI

Come and to witness these magnificent, glorious beasts and their dedicated equestrians at the   dressage schooling show. (Judge to be announced.)  

Monster Truck Throwdown-Escanaba

UP State Fairgrounds 2401 12th Ave N, Escanaba, MI

Witness all the thrills and join in on the family fun with Monster Truck Throwdown coming to the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba for one massive day of excitement Saturday, […]

Mindfully Feeding Infants and Toddlers


Food is so much more than just fuel. Mealtime routines not only build strong relationships with people, but also a healthy relationship to food. During this workshop, participants will explore […]

Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour How Children Develop

Online (or phone)

Knowing about child development gives parents and caregivers the skills to best nurture children and identify potential developmental delays. In this workshop, participants will explore active learning, child developmental domains, […]

Dinosaur Adventure with Paleo Joe!

Escanaba City Council Chambers 419 Ludington Street, Escanaba, United States

Join award-winning paleontologist, author, and storyteller Paleo Joe as he presents an entertaining children's program for all ages in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Fourth of July Celebration


Parade to start the day....Fireworks at dusk, food vendors, car show, live music, City Band, petting zoo, etc.     More information to come. Rain date will be on July […]

Rock the Dock and Labor Day Parade!

Escanaba's Municipal Dock in Ludington Park

Live Music by Where's Gary, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and cooler! Parade down Ludington Street starting at noon and ending at the Municipal […]

Off-Road Rumble in the U.P

Bark River International Raceway 3731 D Rd., Bark River

AMS Oil International Off-Road. Island Resort and Casino Off-Road Rumble in the U.P. Aug. 10-11, 2024. Bark River International Raceway, Bark River, MI Starting at Friday night at 5:00 pm. […]

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