2023 Schedule of Events

Merchandise and Silent Auction will be open at Holiday Inn Marquette during the following hours:  (note:  phone numbers will be posted race week):

Thursday:              12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday:                   10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday Downtown:  6:00PM – 9:00PM

You’ll find displays, information, merchandise, silent auction and souvenirs. You may place online bids for auction items. REGISTER HERE

After the race weekend, merchandise will be available online at our website.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Merchandise  12:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Holiday Inn

Pre-Race Banquet at Holiday Inn – Social hour 5:00 to 6:30, Dinner at 6:30 PM (ticket required)

Friday, February 17, 2023

Merchandise  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  at the Holiday Inn
Merchandise 7:00PM – 9:00PM downtown


Friday Night:
Downtown 7-9pm

Join us as we celebrate with a Festival of the Sled Dog in downtown Marquette! Activities so far:

  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Face painting
  • Sledding (BYO sled)
  • Dog sled demos and dog sled rides
  • Live band, DJ and other entertainment.

Saturday, February 18,2023
in Grand Marais

It’s a day of family fun, food, and sled dogs in Grand Marais.  Head to the halfway point for Winterfest!

  • Raffle, Silent Auction, and UP200 merchandise
  • Chili and Jumbo Hot Dog Feast, and Pie By the Slice
  • Kids’ Cardboard Sled Races
  • Meet and Greet with a sled dog team
  • Kids’ Crafts, Snow Art, and Coloring Contest
  • Sled Dog Demonstration
  • Live Music, evening Bingo, and more!

See the full schedule here. It’s worth the trip!