This is the Eleventh Annual Ishpeming Renaissance Festival. A one day event to be held this year on August 6, 2011, from 10 am to 7 pm. Last year's event included up to 75 art and craft booths, 8 theme related merchants, 6 food vendors. Along with a children's activity area (Kids Castle) and a broad variety of entertainment including dancers, musicians, singers, swordsman and games from the Renaissance period. Five different musical groups performed throughout the day. This energetic annual event attracts a large number of people of all ages and historically attracted a great number of families. Each year it increases in popularity, and we expect upwards of 2,500 people this year.
Lake Bancroft Park. Take Lakeshore Drive south off Highway 41, 1/2 mile to the park. A portion of Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum is also being used for adult entertainment, food, and a brew tent.