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If you love fishing, you'll love Curtis, Michigan and our lakes and streams.

Curtis is surrounded by Upper Peninsula's largest lake complex, The Manistique Lakes.

The Erickson Center for the Arts enriches the lives of both residents and tourists alike.

Your water-filled adventure is limitless here in Curtis. Let's go jet skiing, swimming, boating, along with tubing.

Find tranquility here in Curtis and listen to the waves gently roll into shore.

 Curtis Michigan Attractions, Lodging, Events - Manstique Lakes, Upper Peninsula Lakes, Upper Peninsula Attractions Welcome to Curtis Michigan and the Manistique Lakes Area
"A Unique Waterfront Village" in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Curtis Michigan is surrounded by the six beautiful Manistique Lakes which comprise the largest lake complex in the Upper Peninsula.  Our six major Upper Peninsula lakes are: North Manistique Lake at 1,722 acres; Big Manistique Lake at 10,130 acres; South Manistique Lake at 4,001 acres; Milakokia Lake at 1,956 acres; Lake Ann Louise at 311 acres; and Millecoquins Lake at 1,890 acres.   We have a very incredible geographic location, placing you in the middle of 20,000 acres of inland lakes and streams.  Visitors to Curtis will find both relaxation and excitement when visiting our community. 

Great Getaways #1204 "It Won't Hurt Us To Go To Curtis" - Michigan's Upper Peninsula

We invite you to watch this wonderful video featuring Curtis Michigan.  You will learn about our town, our many wonderful businesses and the fishing opportunities that about in our beautiful location.

The Manistique Lakes Area also provides residents and visitors alike with a huge array of events, which encompasses both outdoor and indoor activities.  Guests and locals love our Biggest Little Town Parade during our Fourth of July Celebration, Art on the Lake held at The Erickson Center, Oktoberfest, The Walleye Jamboree, Pure Curtis Weekend, along with many more. 
Curtis Travel Planner: www.greatgetaways.tv

Large groups, families, and couples will enjoy our relaxing and fun atmosphere. We have everything in one area to fulfill all of your vacation needs. Lodging, restaurants, lounges / taverns, recreational rental facilities, 3 area golf courses, gift shops, antique shops, attractions, floral shops, gas & grocery stores, along with a host of other great little stores.  Find your event, your recreational activity and come stay with us.  Manistique Lakes Area is really the year-round place to be!

Be a part of Curtis Michigan & Our Chamber of Commerce

Are you thinking of making your vacation spot your home and / or business?  We invite you to explore the many opportunities that Curtis offers.  We have Curtis area real estate agents listed within our directory to help you look the options available.  We are here to promote, whether you are an established member, new member or someone contemplating a new venture here in Curtis, our Chamber of Commerce can help. 
Be a part of over 125 members within the area that benefit from the Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce.  Visit our Membership page to see how affordable it is to be a part of a great chamber and great community.
If you enjoy water recreation and adventure, Curtis offers the perfect Upper Peninsula Vacation for you and your family.
Large groups, families, and couples will enjoy our relaxing and fun atmosphere.
Curtis Year-round Activities Spotlight
Pure Curtis Michigan Things to Do

Pure Curtis in the Spring
Springtime in Curtis starts out with a great event, the Walleye Jamboree. This event takes place in May and is held on Big Manistique Lake or South Manistique Lake.  As temperatures warm up around the Manistique Lakes Area, guests enjoy fishing on our many lakes and streams, mushrooming, smelt dipping, and ATVing.  ATV / ORV / Motorcycle trails are lightly groomed and enthusiasts can enjoy our local Sandtown Motorcycle trail.  There are extensive trails networking throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

Pure Curtis in the Spring:  lakes and streams, mushrooming, smelt dipping, and ATVing.  ATV / ORV / Motorcycle trails

Pure Curtis in the Summer
Summertime offers events and water-filled adventures.  Celebrate our Biggest Little Town Parade during our Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration along with Art on the Lake in Sept - both events bring thousands of people near and far for festivities unique to our area.  Activities for the Curtis area include fishing, boating, tubing, jet-skiing, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, biking and ATV / ORV / Motorcycle riding.  The Erickson Center for the arts also offers a nice hiking trail along with the Helen Newberry Joy Curtis Clinic and Wellness Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Curtis in the Fall
Our fall season is celebrated with our Curtis Chamber of Commerce Annual Oktoberfest.  Autumn colors offer fantastic views along all of our surrounding lakes and forests.  Activities include fishing, hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, ATV / ORV / Motorcycle riding, along with many great area events.
Pure Curtis in the Fall:  Oktoberfest and fishing, hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, ATV / ORV / Motorcycle riding
Pure Curtis in the Winter
Winter is a special time here in our area with two great events and lots of things to do.  Our Curtis Aglow Weekend, held before Christmas and the Frostbite Pike Contest held in February on South and Big Manistique Lakes offers great family fun.  Guests to our area enjoy ice-fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and skating - which is offered at the Erickson Center's outdoor rink.  Snowmobiling has been really amazing the last few years and riding the trails has never been better!
Pure Curtis in the Winter:   ice-fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and skating - which is offered at the Erickson Center's outdoor rink

Curtis Chamber of Commerce Patrons
Thank you for your continuing support.  It is the families and individuals below that help make our area activities, events, and chamber a success!


Curtis Baptist Church
Dawn Fisher & Cathy Kaiser
Erickson Center for the Arts
Fred & JoAnn Gowan
Bill & Char Hart
Jerry's Electronics
Nancy Sell
Long Point Property Owners Association

Manistique Lakes Lions Club
Portage Anglers Club
Portage Township
Rosemarie Rose
Bill & Pat MacLachlan
Three Lakes Area Fireworks Council


Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce Officers: Members at Large:

Kim Bushey,  President
Mick Treiber, Vice-President
Bud Chamberlin, Treasurer
Les Ladd, Secretary

Rick Soder
Kim Grimwood
Mary Gowan
Michelle Allsteadt
Martin Steinbis

Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce Office Manager: Office Assistant:
Beth Nicholls

Connie Levline

 

 


Upcoming Events

BINGO

On Thursday from 6 Jun. 2019 to 1 Nov. 2019.

Bingo Every Thursday Night In Curtis
Located at the Curtis Township/Community Building Doors open at 5:00 pm Bingo starts at 6pm Sponsored by the Manistique Lakes Area Tourism Bureau
Snack Food is available
Sponsored by MLTAB
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Portage Twp Recycling Center

On Friday,Saturday from 8 Jun. 2019 to 28 Sep. 2019.

Open every Friday afternoon, 2-4 pm and Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, untill the end of September
Call 906-586-9525 for info
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Northern Exposure Artist Exhibit

10 Jun. 2019

Come to the Waterfront Gallery and see work from three U.P. Artists chosen from the Northern Exposure Art Competition.
Free and open to the public
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Curtis Historical Society Museum

14 Jun. 2019

Open for the summer!
Opening Friday, June 24th, 1-4pm
Next to the Curtis Public Library, top of the hill, Perch St and Davis St
Hours to be announced
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Manistique Lakes Lions Club Brunch

Every Third Sunday from 16 Jun. 2019 to 15 Dec. 2019.

Brunch is served every 3rd Sunday of the month, $6.00 for adults, children 12 and under, free with parent.
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Summer Reading Program, Curtis Library

On Thursday from 20 Jun. 2019 to 25 Jul. 2019.

Summer Reading Program(no program 7/4/29) 11am
Summer Reading Program theme is "Universe of Stories" All ages welcome!
Paleo Joe, Dinosaur Detective will visit!
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Swamper's Softball Tournament

20 Jul. 2019

Annual Softball Tournament
For information contact Jeff Burton
906-235-8046
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Boogie Woogie Babies - Boogie, Beehives & Beyond!

20 Jul. 2019

The ECA welcomes back the Boggie Woogie Babies! This fabulous vocal trio delights any crowd with tight harmonies and wonderful musical entertainment. Their shows feature celebrated songs & harmonies from great girl groups & girl singers throughout pop music history. Hear favorites from The McGuire Sisters, Carol King, The Cookies, The Chiffons & many more! Fun for all ages!
Watch for ticket details.
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Farmers Market

On Wednesday from 24 Jul. 2019 to 25 Sep. 2019.

Area Produce and homemade goods, every Wednesday afternoon, 2-5pm
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Northern Exposure Artist Exhibit Reception

24 Jul. 2019

Come to the Waterfront Gallery and meet the artists behind the Northern Exposure Exhibit "Visions Between the Lakes". Refreshments
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Music in the Park

24 Jul. 2019

Side Trak'd Detroit
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Wine & Cheese Tasting & Auction Fundraiser

27 Jul. 2019

Support the Center at the 15th Annual Fundraiser, which includes silent and live auctions. Advance tickets are available from table sponsors & ECA. Tickets at the door for $25.00
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Curtis Library Book Discussion

29 Jul. 2019

Book Discussion: Where The Crawdads Sing
We meet Mondays, every other week at 1pm, at the Curtis Public Library. Call Linda for info, 586-9411
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Music in the Park

31 Jul. 2019

Banned - Rock
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2nd Annual 906 Festival

3 Aug. 2019

A fun family-friendly event that celebrates OUR HOME, the Upper Pennisula. Food Vendors, Beer & Wine, Live Music, Art & Retail Vendors, Entertainment acts, fun & games for the entire family!
Free admission
Contact ECA for vendor info 906-586-9974
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ECA Presents Chamber Music Program

5 Aug. 2019

True North Quartet celebrate their 10th anniversary with ECA with a program entitled "There's Always Room For Cello!"
Free, sponsored by the Curtis Buckeyes
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Curtis Sidewalk Sales Day

7 Aug. 2019

Hit Downtown Curtis for some Sidewalk Sales! Sales throughout town, Best of Curtis Raffle basket tickets available at Curtis Chamber Office. List your yard sale, store specials, etc. by calling the Chamber Office at 906 586 3700. Some free room for sales tables at Chamber Parking lot.. call to register!
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Curtis Sidewalk Sales

7 Aug. 2019

Shop downtown Curtis's businesses for great sidewalk sales! Various businesses specials. The Best of Curtis Raffle tickets will be sold thru-out town and at the Chamber.
Call 586-3700 fr info
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Music in the Park

7 Aug. 2019

Floyd Brothers - Rock
Donations
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Curtis Library Book Discussion

12 Aug. 2019

Are you a bookworm, come join us we discuss various and always interesting books!
We meet Mondays, every other week at 1pm, at the Curtis Public Library. Call Linda for info, 586-9411
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Follywood!!

14 Aug. 2019

ECA
More details to come
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Follywood

14 Aug. 2019

ECA annual variety show.
Tickets $20.00 for adult, $5.00 for students 18 and under.
Call ECA for info, 586-9974
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