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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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, […]

Natural Resource Camp for Kids

Pick-up/Drop-off at Old Stephenson Elementry School for Elmcrest Acres.LLC Menominee

Camp is designed for 3rd-5th graders, but we have had from 2nd-7th grades participate. Camp activities include experiments, crafts, and guests on topics relating to natural resources and agriculture in […]

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 […]

4-H Camp (ages 9-13)

Online Registration

Registration opens March 1.  Register as a 4-H member first at (club: Schoolcraft County – General 4-H Experiences; project: Outdoor Education/Recreation) and upon membership approval, youth will be able to register for camp beginning March 1. Youth […]

Barbie at the Drive-In!

Highway 2 Community Drive-In Theater US 2, Manistique, MI

Join us for a fun evening at the last drive-in movie theater in the Upper Peninsula! Saturday, July 27th at dusk, around 10:00 pm, we will be screening "Barbie" from […]

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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