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4th Annual Frozen Rundra Road Race

December 3, 2016

The 4th Annual Frozen Rundra road race offers a unique experience for the family and friends to gather during a pristine UP winter weekend, to celebrate good health, community, and to support Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency.

This year, the theme is Ugly Sweater. So throw on your ugly sweater and join us at the Rundra!

Entry Fee: $20 Early Registration fee if registered by November 11, 2016, $25 Registration Fee if received after November 11, 2016 (All pre registrants will be guaranteed a T-Shirt). Registration form can be found here.

Course: The race runs throughout the scenic wintry streets of Bessemer and Bessemer Township and has a few challenging hills.

Race registration begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 100 S Mill Street, Bessemer, MI 49911. Call (906)667-0283 for more information!


Farmers * Flea * Craft Market

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Fall Harvest

The Bessemer Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Farmers * Flea * Craft Market in the Stempihar BP gas station parking lot every Saturday until Fall Harvest from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Please follow these links for rules and information.

Please contact Kathy Whitburn at 414-840-0117 or Donna Frello at 906-285-2006 with questions.


City-Wide Garage Sale - Saturday, May 9, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Bessemer Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Bessemer City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2015, beginning at 8 a.m.

To be included on the city-wide map, those planning on hosting a garage sale should contact the General Insurance Agency, 200 S. Sophie Street - 906-667-0269 - no later than Wednesday, May 6. The cost is $5 and includes a garage sale kit.

Maps will be available at local businesses and on the Bessemer Chamber website at www.bessemerchamber.org.

A list of participating homes with map can be found here: List / Map.

Please contact Kathy Johnson at (906) 663-4070 or Mary Ann Bennetts at (906) 663- 4204 with any questions.


Community Christmas Caroling & Childrens Party

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Chamber's Annual Christmas caroling hayride and childrens christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 13, at the Bessemer VFW.

A caroling hayride begins at 1 p.m. (weather permitting). Following the hayride, a light lunch will be available at the VFW. A Christmas story will be read to the children with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The event is free and open to the pubic.


Need Something Fixed?

Thursday, August 14, 2014 through Saturday, August 16, 2014

A new TV show will be in town looking to fix your odd objects and big projects. This is your chance to be on TV. Email Lucky Dog Films at castingluckydog@gmail.com with a picture of the item, a description of the job, and your contact information.


Easter Egg Hunt and Program

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at City Hall Auditorium

Join us for the Chamber's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children of all ages welcome - please bring your own Easter basket. Refreshments, lunch and a family movie follows. View the flyer here.


Bessemer Blast 2014

Friday, June 27 - Friday, July 4, 2014

Join us for eight days of fun with something for the entire family. Our celebration culminates with the Thunder on the Mountain fireworks display on July 4. Visit the 4th of July committee website for the complete schedule.


Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Thursday - Sunday, September 2014 (Specific dates TBD)

With the Fall colors fully displayed, join us for Bessemer's 36th annual Pumpkinfest. Enjoy four days of fun for the entire family. Please visit the Pumpkinfest website for the complete schedule of events.


3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Movie

First Weekend in December 2014 (Specific date & time TBD)

The weather will be cool but the spirits will be warm as the community gathers at Christmas Tree Square for our 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Grab a hot cup of cocoa and join the Washington Elementary School Choir in singing many of your Christmas favorites.

Following the tree lighting, the Christmas movie, Prancer, will be shown in the City Hall auditorium. The movie is rated G and runs 1 hour and 43 minutes.


Christmas Caroling & Community Christmas Party

Sunday, December 2014 (Specific date & time TBD)

Meet us at the Bessemer VFW and join us for a Christmas Caroling Hayride as we ride throught the streets of Bessemer spreading holiday cheer to all. Bundle up and join us for this holiday tradition.

Following the hayride (around 2:00 p.m.), the VFW will host a Community Christmas Party for the children. We will have story time, a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and all children will receive a special treat. Hotdogs, Christmas cookies, hot cocoa and refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public.