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Lake of the Clouds Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
August 26 — September 3, 2021

Off the southern shores of

Lake Superior


musiciansactors, filmmakers, writers, dancers and artists

celebrate the final days

of summer.


This is

The Emberlight Festival is an annual celebration that produces world-class art within the natural beauty of Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. ​


We collaborate with local, regional and international artists

to create affordable, life-enhancing experiences that spark imagination

and ignite learning in our audiences and communities.  


We are committed to protecting our audiences and artists

by following every COVID-19 protocol and guideline during our 2021 Festival.

Masks will be required at all events

and ticketed performances will have socially distanced seating.

Specific information will be announced this spring

as we share details about our 2021 season.

Discover Your


Emberlight is committed to representing musicians, artists, filmmakers, dancers, actors, and writers to infuse our community with creativity and diverse storytelling.

We have four pillars of programming: 

​International Film Festival​, ​Main ​Stage​, 

Art in the Park​, and the ​Ambassador program.


Emberlight is fueled by our community.  

If you want to help bring world-class art to the western Upper Peninsula,

consider volunteering or donating to the festival.