2017 Summer Events

Up in the UP with Bill Jamerson     Sunday, June 18 at 6:00 pm

With guitar in hand Bill Jamerson returns to Rib to sing songs and stories about Michigan’s Upper Penninsula. Due to its isolation Mountain and remoteness the UP’s many cultural traditions had been preserved for years when Bill met with miners, ski jumpers and other old time residents and collected their stories. Be prepared for a nostalgic look at early immigrant communities. billjamerson.com

Mosinee Band    Tuesday July 4  at 7:00 pm

The Mosinee Band brings a patriotic concert to Rib Mountain.


Up Close with Snake Discovery   Saturday July 9  at 5:00 pm

Meet cool reptiles!

Snake Discovery brings friendly snakes along to teach kids (and adults!) about reptiles during this fun and educational program.  Hands-on learning grabs your attention, and plenty of props and live examples are used for a well-rounded, engaging program for everyone! Kids of all ages can enjoy being up close with these lovable reptiles! snakediscovery.com

Shakespeare in the Park    Friday, July 21 at 7:00 pm

Join the Summit Players of Marquette University for a stripped-down, six actor production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” or “As You Like It” to be performed for FREE at Rib Mountain State Park. This theater troupe created a new cutting of the script to make a tight, one hour and fifteen minute show of mayhem, character switches and hilarity. The production is ‘Shakespeare out of a trunk,’ with minimal set, costumes, props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare’s time. Performed at the Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater.   summitplayerstheatre.com


“Playing with Shakespeare: Get Outside with Will” Theatre Workshop    

Shakespeare is fun for the whole family!

Friday, July 21 at 5:30 pm (prior to performance)

Think Shakespeare is old and boring? Think again! Join the Summit Players for 45 minutes of fun and brain acrobatics! Play some games, work with some text and explore the natural world. Learn how Shakespeare used nature in his plays and why his characters talk the way they do. Shed any iambic penta-jitters, then join us for the show! Meet at the Park Amphitheater. Ages 8 and up.   summitplayerstheatre.com

Kids love Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils     Sunday, August 13 at 5:00 pm

With a collection of museum quality fossils and fossil replicas, Colossal Fossils teaches people about fascinating plants and animals.  The collection contains fossils from many dinosaurs, mammals, plants, and corals, with fossils that range from tiny shells to the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex, from mammoth tusks to giant bear skulls. colossalfossils.com


All programs are free of charge – daily or annual park admission sticker required. Bench seating is provided for all programs but patrons are invited to bring their own comfortable seating.  For information on day of show call the park office at 715-842-2522

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