Over 60% of our festival is absolutely free.  The average ticket price is $19.  Young adults 20 years old and younger get free tickets to every event.

Discover the 2024 Season

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Coming to Ironwood August 15 – 23

Enjoy our cabarets and film screenings in luxury seating and the best locations at Theatre North.  Each table features complimentary wine and beer from our exclusive menu only available at the VIP tables.

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We have revamped our 2024 ticket packages to bring you versatility and immense savings this summer. It’s pretty simple — Buy tickets to multiple events and save money!

This season you pick which events you want to attend, rather than buying a package to every event like in years past. Buying three of more events will bring you at least 10% off your tickets.

Select the seats you want for your first event.  In the checkout window click “Continue Shopping” in the upper right hand corner to add more tickets to your order.  Once all your events have been selected, enter the following codes in the “Discount Code” line and click “Apply.”

If you buy 3 or 4 events, you’ll receive 10% OFF all your tickets — Code: bundle10

If you buy 5 or more tickets, you’ll receive 15% OFF all your tickets — Code: bundle15

PRO TIP:  All of our tickets are discounted until July 1.  If you buy your ticket packages before the end of June, you will get the lower ticket prices PLUS the 10-15% off discounts!

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Where else can you hike waterfalls during the day, experience world-renowned performers in the evening, and catch the Aurora Borealis around a campfire on Lake Superior?  Only at Emberlight.

Emberlight celebrates every art form.  The variety of our programming means we can bring you surprises and unforgettable experiences every summer.  No two season are alike!  At the heart of our festival are the high-caliber, professional, and charismatic artists who bring their work to our stages, shows and screens.

In 2023 we welcomed audiences from 36 states across the country, in addition to foreign visitors from Finland, Spain and Mexico.  We have screened over 2,600 films in our first three years from 78 countries across the globe.  Our performers come directly from Broadway, the Royal Opera House, and Carnegie Hall

Simply put:  We are bringing the world’s stages to Ironwood, MI and Hurley, WI.

“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

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