Can you believe it’s almost August?! We are getting closer and closer to snow! Looking for a nice weekend getaway? The weather has been great and we have yet to see any snow in the forecast. Come and enjoy 314 lakes and over 900 miles of river, take a day trip on the river or spend the day out on the lake, there’s plenty to do. Come out to Ski Brule for some clay shooting, or enjoy some time with the family berry picking. There are lots going on in Iron Country right now, including the 122nd Annual Firefighters Tournament. The list of activities are as follows:

122nd Annual Firefighter's Tournament Thursday, July 28th

9:00 am Registration – WICFD Fire Hall, 640 N 9th Ave. Iron River, MI

10:00am UP Fire Chiefs Meeting – Windsor Center, 612 W. Adams St. Iron River, MI

11:00 am Executive Board of Michigan State Fire Service Instructors Association Meeting – Windsor Center, 612 W. Adams St

1:00 pm Credentials Meeting – Windsor Center, 612 W. Adams St

2:00 pm Conventional Meeting with Race Captain meeting immediately following- Windsor Center, 612 W. Adams St

6:00 pm Dress Parade Line up – North 8th Ave and W. Genesee St

7:00 pm Dress Parade – Starts at North 8th Ave and W. Genesee St. and Ends at W. Genesee and River Ave – 7 Blocks

8:00 pm Street Dance – American Legion Post, 212 Washington Ave Iron River MI

10:00 pm Nightshirt Parade – Line up at West Iron County School, proceeds down Washington Ave. to Blossom St – 4 blocks

Friday, July 29th

8:00 am Association Race Meeting – WICFD Fire Hall, 640 N. 9th Ave

8:30 am Captain’s Meeting – W. Maple St. (between 4th Ave and 2nd Ave)

9:00 am Races – W. Maple St (between 4th Ave and 2nd Ave)

8:00 pm Firefighters Ball – National Guard Armory, W. Franklin St

10:00 pm Awards Ceremony – At the Firefighters Ball

Saturday, July 30th

10:00 am Commercial Parade – Line up on W. Franklin St. The parade starts at W. Franklin St and North 4th Ave. Parade ends at North 7th Ave and W. Franklin St.

11:00 am Closing Ceremonies – WICFD Fire Hall, 640 N 9th Ave

Come out, cheer on our firefighters and have some fun!! For more info head over to