The Essence of the Artist season is here!

The Emberlight Festival returns to the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan this summer with 30+ exciting concerts, art shows, film screenings, outdoor performances, and talkbacks.

Single Tickets and Ticket Passes on sale now!

Discover the 2023 Season

  • Art Shows
  • Behind the Curtain
  • Film Festival
  • Main Stage
  • Performance Infusions
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Four incredible productions.  Ten film screenings.

Date night?  Want to expose your kids to world-class performances?  Meet up with friends for fish fry and a cabaret?  The average ticket price is $16 and if you bundle your tickets in our Ticket Passes you receive unbeatable discounts.

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Don’t miss our final week!

The 2023 season comes to a close this week, but there is still time to experience Emberlight!  Don’t miss EIFF screenings Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights at Theatre North and Showstoppers: The Emberlight Grand Finale on Saturday night at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.

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Miles Mykkanen, Photo: Fay Fox


Our Artistic Director responds to the recent vandalism in Art in the Park which caused the premature closure of the show on August 21.

Help us salute the 2023 AITP Artists in a special tribute during Showstoppers on August 26.  Silver Tier ticket prices are cut from $25 to $18 (in honor of our 18 artists) and Bronze Tier from $15 to $5 — we want everyone who enjoyed Art in the Park this summer to help us thank our artists.

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The EIFF Official Selections have been revealed!

This year the Emberlight International Film Festival received over 800 submissions. 46 spectacular films were selected to screen at the festival from August 18 – 25 at Theatre North. Get your film pass today so you don’t miss a moment!

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Even though the 2023 festival is well underway, it’s fun to look back and remember all the incredible moments of last season.  From Mary Burns and the Ancestral Women, to Emma Stratton & Jordan Jones-Reese, to all the extraordinary films in EIFF, to the flames of Uther Pendragon — our HORIZONS • HERITAGE • HARMONY season was one for the books!

“The people of the western Upper Peninsula have been with me since day one — from my very first performances at Theatre North and the Historic Ironwood Theatre, to Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. I carry them in my heart every time I step on stage. The Emberlight Festival is my love letter to the people who call this region home, and to the art lovers who’ve always wanted to visit.”  — Miles Mykkanen, Emberlight Artistic Director