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Leaf Time!

August 31, 2021

September 1 marks the beginning of Fall for the U.P.  Traveling this past week, I noticed that not only are the leaves beginning to turn (early), but a number of trees are also dropping leaves (most probably due to our year of low precipitation).  Nevertheless, recent rains have helped, and one hopes for a full […]

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100 Years! The Gogebic County Fair, August 12-15

July 28, 2021

Founded in 1921, when the Gogebic Range was in full iron mining flower and Gogebic County had a population of 33,000 people (approximately 11,000 now), the County Fair brought together all the ethnic groups, the miners, the farmers, the kids, and the oldsters to experience the August days of warmth and outdoor fun.  Through the […]

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Ready and waiting

July 13, 2021

The week of Festival Ironwood 2021 is here.  The Big Top is up, and the chairs are awaiting your presence.  Live music, food, crafts, games & tournaments, Classic Car show and more!  Come on U.P to Ironwood this week!     https://www.ironwoodchamber.org/festival-ironwood/

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Festival Ironwood is July 14 – 17

July 8, 2021

Festival Ironwood is almost here!   The full schedule can be seen here on our website:   https://www.ironwoodchamber.org/festival-ironwood/  Of course, you can also carry this schedule with you on your smartphone by getting the IronwoodGO smartphone app (free from the app store).  The Chamber Depot office has some sign-up sheets for the Craft/Vendor show, Walk-Run-Roll, Cornhole Tournament, […]

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Ironwood First Fridays

June 28, 2021

The first Friday of every month is Ironwood’s Downtown First Friday event night.  During the summer, these Friday evenings feature live music performed outdoors in either the Art Park or the City Square.  Of course, now that summer is here, the Depot Farmer’s and Artisan’s market is also held on Friday (4:00 to 6:30 p.m.), […]

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Fresh Starts

June 25, 2021

Summer has arrived, and with it, the Depot and Airport Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market.  Today (Friday, June 25) marks the opening day of the Depot market, which will be at the Depot Park Pavilion from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30.   Fresh veggies, local farm-raised meats, jams & jellies, and home crafts will be found at our […]

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It All Starts U.P Here!

May 28, 2021

Chamber member Black River Lodge made this neat visual about the great upcoming “FREE” Michigan weekend, June 12-13th.  What a wonderful opportunity to explore and experience the Ironwood area and the Western U.P.   If you are from “elsewhere”, take advantage of FREE (Fishing, ORV, and Recreation Passport) & wind your way up to the U.P. […]

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New Ironwood Guide is Here!

May 7, 2021

Just arrived today at the Chamber office at the Historic Ironwood Depot (150 North Lowell Street) is the new 2021-2023 Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Destination Guide.  The “welcome picture” is a unique drone picture taken by Bill Pohlmann which shows in the center the space where the great railroad yards of Ironwood used to be, […]

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Working Together for the U.P.

April 20, 2021

Ironwood Chamber of Commerce, Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce, Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, and Travel Ironwood have come together to form a U.P. Promotional Partnership to advertise the landscape and community of the Western U.P. via 5 Star’s Up North Action print/digital magazine (plus assorted digital media supplements).  Our first foray will be in the […]

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Spring is Resting

April 13, 2021

If you look closely, you can see some green in the Depot park landscape!  And, just by the Iron Belle Trail sign, is a new bench, donated by Victor and Mary Parisian in honor of all the Iron Belle Trail volunteers who do so much to take care of and maintain the Trail.  It is […]

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Welcome! Come on in!

March 22, 2021

The sun is out, and the last few piles of snow are fading fast.  Waterfalls are roaring, and the beginning of the early Spring travel season is starting.  At the Historic Ironwood Depot, the main reception room (and Chamber counter area) has been newly painted, and the century-old floor has been sanded and varnished.  All […]

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Jack Frost Finale

February 22, 2021

With the great Chamber member Norrie Club “Light Up The Night” Christmas tree burning event on February 20, 2021, the Jack Frost Festival 2020 – 2021 comes to a close.  Extended into February this year due to Covid-19, the tree burn displayed a truly magnificent tower of old Christmas trees that really did “light up […]

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