Events


Rallies and races, festivals and tournaments, there's always something exciting happening in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan!

Events for all four seasons!

Ice Fishing Tournament with The Fishing Club at Michigan Tech.

Feb 28, 2015 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This tournament is hosted by The Fishing Club at Michigan Tech. Registration for the tournament will be from 7-8am at the Chassell Boat Launch. All fish must be entered by 5pm at the boat launch. Tournament

Dog House Races

Feb 28, 2015 11:30 AM

Join us on Historic Fifth Street for the second annual Dog House Races.  registration starts at 11:30 am.

Family Fun on the Snow Road

Feb 28, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for burlap sack races, face painting, snowshoe/fat tire bike demo, and pictures with Blizzard T. Husky along with a meet and greet with some sled dogs featuring our musher teacher on the trail,

Back Country Ski at Redwyn's Dunes NS

Feb 28, 2015 1:00 PM

Bring along snack, water, and skiis and enjoy a backcountry ski to and around the picturesque dunes, led by steward Phil Quenzi.  Plan on 2 or more hours of skiing roundtrip.  Be sure to wear

Copper Island Pond Hockey Tournament

Feb 28, 2015 3:30 PM

Join us for a 3 on 3 hockey competition with prize money going to the best 3 teams: $125.00 for first place, $75.00 for second, and $50 for third.  Please register ahead of time. There is also

SKY Talent Show

Feb 28, 2015 7:00 PM

This popular event is sponsored by the Copper Country Intermediate School District, and is directed by school psychologist Lynette Borree. Students from around Houghton County show off their talents

Superior Wind Symphony presents "II: Day into Night II"

Feb 28, 2015 7:30 PM

Michigan Technological University's Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Christianson, will perform a concert titled "II: Day Into Night: II" that presents music for the winds

CopperDog 150

Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015

The CopperDog 150 and CopperDog 40 brings 50 professional and recreational teams, 440 sled dogs, and over 5,000 of fans to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula for 138 miles of sled dog racing through a

Portage Lake Bridge Closures

Jan 14 - Mar 31, 2015

Portage Lake Lift Bridge Closure information.

Copper Island Pond Hockey Tournament

Mar 1, 2015 11:00 AM

Join us for a 3 on 3 hockey competition with prize money going to the best 3 teams: $125.00 for first place, $75.00 for second, and $50 for third.  Please register ahead of time.

Glide N Gorge

Mar 1, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ski and eat delicious appetizers, homemade soups, breads and deserts!  Fun for the whole family starting from the Four Seasons Chalet trailhead on the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock. approx.

Potluck by fireplace at the Marsin Nature Retreat

Mar 1, 2015 2:00 PM

Join us for an indoor social at Marsin.  We'll stoke the fire and provide some refreshments, so bring a friend and a dish to pass as we spend an afternoon watching the snow fall.

Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Mar 2 - 7, 2015

Clean Snowmobile Challenge hosted by Michigan Technological University is an intercollegiate design at the the Keweenaw Research Center.  Static display and endurance run to Copper Harbor and an awards

Great Bear Chase

Mar 7, 2015 8:00 AM

The Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has something for everyone and enough snow to go around, even in March! We have distances for all skiers, from our signature 50k races, to 25k or 10k events

Junior Bear Chase

Mar 7, 2015

The Junior Bear Chase is an under the lights, cross-country ski race.  Race length varies depending on age group.

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Mar 8, 2015

Spring forward an hour!

Hungarian Falls Snowshoe Hike

Mar 15, 2015 2:00 PM

Join us for a snowshoe hike to the Hungarian Falls.  Golf course road is plowed from the North (Calumet) side; plan to meet where the plow line ends.

The Acting Company Presents Macbeth

Mar 16, 2015 7:30 PM

The Acting Company, the renowned off-Broadway theater company in its 42nd national tour, brings a new production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Rosza Center for the Performing Arts.  The

Carnegie Museum National History Seminar with Bill Rose

Mar 17, 2015 6:30 PM

"Natural history and (un)natural future plants in Keweenaw and Isle Royale" presented by karena Schmidt.

Hancock's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar 17, 2015 6:30 PM

The Hancock St. Patrick's Day Parade will line up at 6:00 on the west edge of Hancock. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate at Bruno's Motors. The walking parade will head easterly on Quincy Street

23rd Annual Copper Country Bowl for Kids

Mar 21, 2015 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bowling sessions will start at noon, 2:00 and 4:00 at The Mine Shaft in Houghton. Individuals and Teams of 4 to 8 people are welcome to register for this special event and help Big Brothers

MTU Preview Day

Mar 21, 2015

Michigan Technological Univeristy invites all incoming freshman to preview MTU.

Portage Lake Bridge Closure

Mar 21, 2015

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed for maintenance from 8 pm until 7:30 am.  

Snowshoe Hike at Keweenaw Shores NS

Mar 22, 2015 1:00 PM

Meet at Esrey Park and Karen Schmidt will lead the hike through a winter wonderland on an intimate trail leading through several forest communities to Brockway Mountain Drive.  We'll cross the

"When hot forests get hotter"

Mar 24, 2015 4:15 PM

Molly Cavaleri will give a presentation entitled, "when hot forests get hotter." which will discuss why tropical rain forests are important in the global carbon-climate system.  Cavaleri