Tip Up Town USA (TUT)

Tip-Up Town USA 2021 – January 16-17

The premier ice fishing festival in north central Michigan that happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on the last two weekends in January. The festival is held at the southern DNR boat launch, off of M-55 near the Pines Theater and Pineview Golf Course. Free parking is available at the High School and library with free shuttle service to and from Tip Up Town.
Festivities include:
  • Ice Fishing Contest (you must be registered)
  • Rides and vendors on the Main St
  • Ice Slide
  • Polar Bear Dip
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Family Fun Tent
  • Various entertainment through out the weekend
  • Games for children and adults
  • and much, much more…
For more information and event schedule click here Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

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In 1951 the idea of a festival on the ice of Houghton Lake was imagined. A fun fact, the original Tip-Up Town badge was made of wood and the first sale was in 1953. Today, the badges are made of metal, and are a way for visitors to show their support of the event while also gaining access to the fun and games at the festival.

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