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!

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"Trailer Walk"; Tin Can Tourists, (an all make and model Vintage Trailer and Motor Coach Club), has selected trailers that will welcome people to view their rare Vintage home away from home and

Lake Linden Market

July 11 - Oct 3, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lake Linden Farmers Market Every Saturday 10-2 PM The Lake Linden Farmers Market is located in the Lake Linden Park that features a playground & a back drop of the Lake, on

Carnegie Museum Trolley Tour: Beer UP: Copper Country Breweries

Aug 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn about the history of breweries in the Copper Country from historian Wil Shapton while riding along Houghton's former "Brew Street". Then take a tour of a 21st century brewery -- KBC's plant in South

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 4, 2015 7:00 PM

"1910 - 1920 High Sea Adventures of David Kingston and his Boat"; join Barb Koski, retired Extension Home Economist and Genealogy enthusiast at the West Barracks as she traces David's escapades

Houghton County Historical Societys' Summer Organ Recitals

Aug 4, 2015

HCHS presents the 2015 Summer Organ Recital Series on Tuesday, Aug. 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the HCHS Heritage Center in Lake Linden (corner of N Street and 1st Street) featuring the historic 1873 Garret

Keweenaw Mineral Days

Aug 3 - 8, 2015

Keweenaw Mineral Days spans 6 days and Houghton and Keweenaw counties to travel through Michigan's Historic Lake Superior Native Copper District.

Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival

Aug 5 - 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM

The Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival (KSEF) is an opportunity for you and your family to come discover the magical combination of sun, sand, and science. Learning has never been this fun!

Hancock Tori

June 6 - Oct 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Hancock Tori features handmade crafts, homemade treats, and locally grown produce. The Tori is open each Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 until 2:00 at Quincy Green in downtown Hancock.

Historic Churches of Calumet

Aug 5, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Historic Churches of Calumet's Past: A tour and discussion examining various churches from the past. Approx. 1 1/2 hour tour covering 3/4 of a mile. Discover Keweenaw National Historical Park with free

Adventures in History Series

Aug 5, 2015 7:00 PM

The Parks of Lake Superior, Mike Pflaum

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 5, 2015 7:00 PM

"Defining A Landscape" with Amanda George, Ranger with the National Park Service at the West Barracks at the fort.

Daniell Park Concert

Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the annual summer concert series in the heart of Laurium.  Derrell Syria Project will be playing.  Concessions will be available.  In case of inclement weather, concerts will

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM

"Gold Medal Heroes of the Shipwreck L. C. Waldo"; join historian Mark Rowe of the Keweenaw County Historical Society at the West Barracks as he commemorates the 100th anniversary of the shipwreck.

Houghton Summer Concert Series

Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM

The Downtown Houghton Summer Concert Series presents Tom and Dirk at the bandshell at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. There is no charge. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. If it rains, the concert

MTU Alumni Weekend

Aug 6 - 8, 2015

Michigan Technological University's Alumni Weekend.

Musical Variety by Courtney Clisch & Marilyn Monsivais

Aug 6, 2015

Singer/guitarist Courtney Clisch presents an assortment of music including folk, country, spritual, Finnish and Irish songs.  Accordionist Marilyn Monsivais will open for Courtney at 6:45 pm, play

Copper And Culture: A Conference on Prehistoric Metal Working In The Lake Superior Region

Aug 7 - 8, 2015 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Copper And Culture: A Conference on Prehistoric Metal Working In The Lake Superior Region will be Friday Aug 7th from 3-9pm and Saturday Aug 8th 9am-3pm, at the Houghton High School Auditorium. Admission

Jazz Central

Aug 7, 2015 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Just as the hills of Central echoed with the songs of the Cornish miners as they worked in the mine shafts or sang in the Central M.E. Church, the hills will again reverberate with the music of our first

Canal Rock

Aug 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for an outdoor concert with Conga Finn.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 7, 2015 7:00 PM

"Step'n into the Woods"; take a nature walk with Naomi Haycock, West Campground Host, as she points out our local berries and interesting plants. Walk begins at Site 120 in the West Campgrounds.

New Chamber Music

Aug 7, 2015 7:30 PM

Begun in 2011 as an annual concert given each August at the Calumet Art Center, composer and violist Paul Sietz will host the 2015 New Chamber Music Concert assisted by soprano Christine Seitz, composer

People's fair Metaphysical Gathering

Aug 7 - 9, 2015

You're invited to experience this year's People's Fair with this year's theme being A Gathering of Lights.  Physic readings, lectures, jewelry, minerals and gems.  Come feel the

Keweenaw Alumni & Friends Chapter 5k Walk/Run for Scholarships

Aug 8, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join fellow alumni and friends for a 5K Run/Walk on the Tech Trails. All proceeds go to Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter Scholarship which helps local students attend Michigan Tech.

QUINCY SMELTER TOUR

Aug 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Quincy Smelter Tour Hancock, MI Date: August 8th, 2015 Time: 11 AM to 3 PM Summer is moving along swiftly! Don't miss the Copper Country's industrial heritage, with breathtaking views of our mountains

Copper Country Festa Italiana 2015

Aug 8, 2015 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy a day of traditional Italian-American music and entertainment.  Musical performaces by "The World's Most Dangerous Polka and Variety Band" among many others.  Enjoy Italian-American

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 8, 2015 8:00 PM

"Meteors & S'Mores"; Enjoy that sticky gooey campfire fravorite in the Day Use Area by the fort parking lot at 8 pm. Clean your hands before heading down as the sky darkens to join Joel

Eagle Harbor Art Fair

Aug 8, 2015

 It has been over 50 years that the CCAA is hosting the fair, and it will continue to be as spectacular as ever.  There will be over 60 artist vendors, selling their wares; photography, pottery,

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM

"Crossing the Big Lake to Isle Royale"; join Captain Ben Kilpela of the Copper Harbor Ferry Service to Isle Royale, Isle Royale Queen IV at the West Barracks of the fort.

150 Years Paternalism

Aug 11, 2015 7:00 PM

Join Historian Larry Lankton as he discusses the time 1840-1990.

Adventures in History Series

Aug 11, 2015 7:00 PM

The Copper Country: Centennial Edition, Larry Molloy

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 11, 2015 8:00 PM

"METEORS & S'MORES"; Enjoy that sticky gooey campfire favorite in the Day Use Area by the fort parking lot at 8 pm. Then join Joel Kimball, Professor at Gannon University on the parade

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 12, 2015 7:00 PM

"Guns of the Copper Rush"; join Jim Billings, Historian, Gunsmith, Artist and Owner of Swedes Gift Shop for a presentation at the West Barracks of the fort.

Houghton County Historical Societys' Summer Organ Recitals

Aug 12, 2015

HCHC presents the 2015 Summer Organ Recital Series on Wednesday, Aug, 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the HCHS Heritage Center in Lake Linden (corner of N Street and 1st Street) featuring the historic 1873 Garret

Research Talk - "People’s Parks: Tracing Radical Environmental Activism from Berkeley to Michigan"

Aug 13, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Please join us for visiting scholar Kera Lovell at 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 13 in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library on the Michigan Technological University campus. This event is

Daniell Park Concert

Aug 13, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the annual summer concert series in the heart of Laurium.  Copper Country Community Band will be playing.  Concessions will be available.  In case of inclement weather, concerts

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 13, 2015 7:00 PM

"The Life of 19th Century US Soldiers"; discover what life was like as a soldier in the 1800's with Robert Holmstrom, Ranger with the National Park Service. Meets at the West Barracks of

Houghton Summer Concert Series

Aug 13, 2015 7:00 PM

The Downtown Houghton Summer Concert Series presents Bald Squeezebox at the bandshell at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. There is no charge. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. If it rains, the concert

An Evening at Peiffer's Corner

Aug 13, 2015

"Something old, something new, hot jazz, and a dose of the blues" led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Peiffer and featuring and featuring the best local talent the UP has

Canal Rock

Aug 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Joinus for an outdoor concert with Panhandlers.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 14, 2015 7:30 PM

"Wander and Wonder Fort Wilkins"; Have you been wondering what flowers are blooming around the Park? What animals are chipping, singing, or hooting all around you? Join Naturalist Dorothy McLeer

Keweenaw Roller Girls

Aug 15, 2015 6:00 PM

Get Your Butts to the Bouts! Come and watch the 3rd annual Solar System Smackdown Mixer with the Keweenaw Roller Girls.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 15, 2015 10:00 PM

"Astronomy in the Fort"; join Joel Kimball, Professor at Gannon University, on the Parade Grounds to view the stars, planets, galaxies and more via high powered telescopes. Rain date Sunday,

Art in the Park

Aug 15 - 16, 2015

Held at the Grant Township Community Center and Park in Copper Harbor. This two day craft fair features local and regional artists, food and live entertainment.  Saturday 10 am to 7:30 pm & Sunday

Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race

Aug 15, 2015

3 & 5 Mile Youth Mountain Bike Races 15 & 30 Mile Cross Country Mountain Bike Races Also featuring the U.P. Singlespeed Championships

Lichen Workshop

Aug 15, 2015

Instructor Karena Schmidt describes lichens as complete ecosystems where the fungus has learned how to farm algae.  Over 620 species of lichen have been identified in the Copper Country.  Spend

Houghton County Historical Societys' Summer Organ Recitals

Aug 16, 2015

HCHS presents the 2015 Summer Organ Recital Series on Sunday, Aug. 16th at the HCHS Heritage Center in Lake Linden (corner of N Street and 1st Street) featuring the historic 1873 Garret House Pipe Organ

Old Victoria Craft Fair

Aug 16, 2015

On the third Sunday in August since 1983, hundreds of local residents and tourists have attended the craft fair at Old Victoria to shop for unique arts and crafts while enjoying the historic setting and

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 17, 2015 7:00 PM

"1,900 Lives"; Larry Lankton, Michigan Tech Professor of History and Author of "Beyond the Boundaries" and "Cradle to Grave" will speak about the Human Cost of Mining Copper.

Musical Mondays

Aug 17, 2015 7:00 PM

Join us for Musical Mondays this week with the Singing Sherriff.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 18, 2015 7:00 PM

"She's Not As Shiny As She Used To Be - The Shipwreck Story of the City of Bangor": with Mark Rowe, KCHS Maritime Chairman and Keweenaw County Historical Society Trustee. Meets at the West

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 19, 2015 7:00 PM

"Wait...did you say the Keweenaw is a billion years old?!?!"; Learn about the amazing processes that formed the Keweenaw over the past billion years - fire and ice! The program beings with a

Keweenaw Waterway Cruise

Aug 20, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a cruise along the Portage Canal aboard the Ranger III.

Daniell Park Concert

Aug 20, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the annual summer concert series in the heart of Laurium.  Jan Arnold will be playing.  Concessions will be available.  In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at

Houghton Summer Concert Series

Aug 20, 2015 7:00 PM

The Downtown Houghton Summer Concert Series presents Uncle Pete's Barbecue Blues Band at the bandshell at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. There is no charge. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. If

Finnish Folk Music and Dance

Aug 20, 2015

Our local Kivajat Finnish Dancers attended a children's international folk dance festival in Turku, Finland in July.  Come to enjoy an evening with them as they share their homecoming program

Canal Rock

Aug 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for an outdoor concert with Polka Drifters.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 21, 2015 7:00 PM

"Step'n into the Woods"; Meet at Site 120 in the West Campgrounds and take a nature walk with Naomi Haycock, West Campground Host as she points out our local berries and interesting plants.

MTU Move In Weekend

Aug 21 - 23, 2015

Michigan Technological Uinversity's move in weekend.  

Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum Family Heritage Day

Aug 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Activities and workshops for all the family will be happening all day long! Scheduled are " Making Wood" with a Buzz Saw and Hit and Miss Engine, Milking Time on the Homestead, Laundry Day in

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Summer Program

Aug 22, 2015 7:00 PM

"A Copper Country Souvenir"; explore the attractions of the Keweenaw with Visitors from the past 160 years. Meets at the West Barracks with Lynette Webber, Ranger with the National Park Service.

Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop

Aug 22 - 23, 2015

Join botanist Janet Marr and get your feet wet learning about the plants that inhabit the Keweenaw inland lakes and waterways.

Houghton County Historical Societys' Summer Organ Recitals

Aug 24, 2015

HCHS presents the last recital in the 2015 Summer Organ Recital Series on Monday, Aug. 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the HCHS Heritage Center in Lake Linden (corner of N Street an 1st Street) featuring the historic

Damsel and Dragonfly Workshop

Aug 25, 2015

Join amateur odonatist Bob Marr as he will be leading a one day beginner's workshop at the GLC's Bammert Farm.  Learn to identify these "winged dragons" and "neon toothpicks."

Fourth Thursday in History

Aug 27, 2015 7:00 PM

Join History Professor Russell Magnaghi for an illustrated talk about the national parks, as the country prepares to celebrate one hundred years of the National Park Service.  Professor Magnaghi teaches

Houghton Summer Concert Series

Aug 27, 2015 7:00 PM

The Downtown Houghton Summer Concert Series presents Outlaw'd at the bandshell at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. There is no charge. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. If it rains, the concert will

Houghton County Fair

Aug 27 - 30, 2015

Enjoy food, carnival rides and games, livestock shows, motorcross races, and much more!

Relative Harmony

Aug 27, 2015

You'll find something for everybody from this musical family featuring Audrey Viola, Sandy Raatikka, Stephanie Dixon and other family members singing country, folk, gospel, pop and more.

Copper Harbor Art Crawl

Aug 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Food, music, live kiln firings and maybe some art!  

An Afternoon on the Town

Aug 29, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This event is sponsored by MTU and the downtown businesses to introduce incoming students to what our downtown has to offer.

Keweenaw Brewfest

Aug 29, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Musical Mondays

Aug 31, 2015 7:00 PM

Join us for Musical Mondays this week with KSO Wind Quintel.

Carnegie Museum Trolley Tour: The Trials & Trails of Huron Creek

Sept 1, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

From its rerouted home behind Walmart to its entry into the Portage Canal, we will learn how area mines and other development changed the route and ecology of Huron Creek. Our tour guides are Dr. Carol