NMC hosts many annual events on campus as well as at other community locations, including:
- Scholarship Luncheon – Held in April for donors and recipients. More »
- Commencement – First Saturday in May. See a photo gallery »
- NMC Barbecue – A rite of spring in northern Michigan. More »
- Kids Free Fishing Day – Held on a June Saturday at the Great Lakes Campus. See a photo gallery »
- Aviation Fly In – July benefit for Aviation Division held in conjunction with National Cherry Festival.
- NMC Scholarship Open – Golf outing for NMC scholarships, held every August. More »
- Mike McIntosh Memorial Truck & Car Show – Benefitting the Automotive Department. September. More »
- Mariners Memorial Service – Typically held Nov. 10 at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.
- Veterans Day Tribute – Held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, unless Veterans Day falles on a weekend, when it is held on the nearest weekday.