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!

Lake Linden Farmer's Market

July 23 - Oct 1, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Every Saturday now through October 10am-2pm at Lake Linden Park on M-26. Locally grown and made items, music, enrichment classes. Different items and events every week.

NPS Centennial Founders Day Open House

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 PM

Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service! Our Founder's Day Open House will be held on Thursday, August 25.  Come and enjoy childrens activities, demonstrations, free guided tours,

Daniell Park Concerts

Aug 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a concert in the park!  Tonight Cheap Therapy will be playing! In case of inclement weather, concerts are held at the George Gipp Arena.  Concessions are available, donations accepted.

Concert by Chassell Youth

Aug 25, 2016 7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of some of Chassell's most talented young singers and musicians at this concert benefiting the Chassell Heritage Center.

The Soundwaves Band

Aug 25, 2016 7:00 PM

Enjoy listening to the Soundwaves Band at Kestner Waterfront Park in Houghton.

Step into the Woods

Aug 25, 2016 7:30 PM

Take a Nature Walk with Naomi Haycock, Campground Host, as she points out our local berries and interesting plants.  Walk begins at Sit3e 120 in the West Campground.

Fire Building and S'mores

Aug 25, 2016 11:30 PM

The McLain State Park Explorer Program presents Fire Building and S'mores. Start a fire with a bow saw or magnesium block for the first time or demonstrate your fire-starting expertise! Then put the

Concert by Chassell Youth

Aug 25, 2016

Enjoy the music of some of Chassell's most talented young singers and musicians at this concert benefiting the Chassell Heritage Center.

History on the Hill - The Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Aug 25, 2016

In the late 1800's, as the Quincy Mine was expanding its operation and boosting its daily output of copper bearing rock, the original stamp at the foot of the hill in Hancock was unable to handle the increased

Houghton County Fair

Aug 25 - 28, 2016

Enjoy exhibits, carnival rides, demolition derby, motorcross races, logging show, and much much more!

Houghton County Historical Society's 2016 Summer Organ Recitals

Aug 26, 2016 7:00 PM

The Houghton County Historical Society and The Organists of Keweenaw present the sixth and last in the 2016 Summer Organ Recitals on Friday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the HCHS Heritage Center in Lake

Exploring the Keweenaw; Let Geoheritage Be Your Guide

Aug 26, 2016 7:30 PM

Join Tom Wright, Lead Guide and Facilities Supervisor from the Quincy Mine in Hancock, and learn more about what makes the Keweenaw such a unique place geologically, historically and culturally, as well

Agate Hunt

Aug 26, 2016 11:30 PM

The McLain State Park Explorer Program presents an Agate Hunt. Learn some tools for agate identification then walk the beach to try your hand at locating agates and other neat rocks! Or, search for a

Main Street Calumet Farmer's Market

Aug 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Farmer's Market to take place on 6th St. in Downtown Calumet. Next to the historic Calumet Theater, Saturday's June 18th through October 10a-2p.

Gay Fire Department Auxiliary Sale and Bazaar

Aug 27, 2016 11:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Discover treasures, antiques, and must-have items at low, low prices at this unique rummage and bazaar. Proceeds help support the Sherman Township Fire Department and community projects. After shopping,

Keweenaw Brewfest - Community Fundraiser

Aug 27, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drink responsibly for a good cause - The Keweenaw Community Foundation is hosting the fifth annual Brewfest. Come taste over 140 beers, meet the breweries and hear great live music. Located on the waterfront

Sights Unseen: a ranger-guided tour

Aug 27, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join ranger Lynette for "Sights Unseen: changes in Calumet's historic streetscapes." Over the past 100 years what has changed in Calumet, and why? This free 1.5 mile tour is over easy terrain and will

Legion Riders Huge Garage Sale

Aug 27, 2016

Huge garage sale, vendors welcome-proceeds for space rentals benefit local ROTC scholarships. Tools. construction material, motorcycle apparel, yard and garden, household and so much more.

Swedetown Trail 5K

Aug 27, 2016

Free registration to the 5k walk when you use the code: history

Musical Monday

Aug 29, 2016 7:00 PM

These popular Monday night concerts are back!  The Keweenaw Symphony Wind Quintet will be playing in the upper level of the Heritage Center.  Donations accepted

Exploring the Keweenaw; Let Geoheritage Be Your Guide

Aug 30, 2016 7:15 PM

Join Tom Wright, Lead Guide and Facilities Supervisor from the Quincy Mine in Hancock, and learn more about what makes the Keweenaw such a unique place geologically, historically and culturally, as well

Ontonagon Lighthouse 150th Anniversary

Sept 2, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Ontonagon Lighthouse with free tours offered from 5pm tp 8pm. Meet at the Riverside Park area.

Club Indigo: Charlie Chaplin in City Lights

Sept 2, 2016 6:00 PM

Join us for dinner and a movie. To purchase dinner tickets please call by September 1st. A hapless but resilient tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) on

Main Street Calumet Farmer's Market

Sept 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Farmer's Market to take place on 6th St. in Downtown Calumet. Next to the historic Calumet Theater, Saturday's June 18th through October 10a-2p.

Stained Glass Stepping Stone Class

Sept 3, 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Design & make your own stained glass stepping stone to take home with you--plus the skills and supplies to make many more, for only $20. Age 10 through senior citizen. Reserve your spot by calling Laura

Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival

Sept 3 - 4, 2016

The Copper Harbor Trails Fest is September 3-4, 2016 in Copper Harbor, MI.  The annual Labor Day Weekend event features short and long Enduro races, short and long XC courses, Downhill Race, and a

Beyond the Glass: A survey tour of historic Calumet and C & H Mine

Sept 3, 2016

Walk the rails, stroll the park, glimpse “beyond the glass” inside historic buildings through photographic windows backwards in time into life of yesteryear. This is a guided walking tour.

Copper Jewelry Class

Sept 3, 2016

The Copper Jewelry Class at the Calumet Art Center will be held on Saturday, September 3 and again on Saturday, September 17. Cost for the two sessions is $95. For more information contact the Art Center

Annual Mass at the Phoenix Church

Sept 4, 2016 1:30 PM

Gay Fire Department Auxiliary Sale and Bazaar

Sept 5, 2016 11:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Discover treasures, antiques, and must-have items at half the already low prices at this unique rummage and bazaar. This is our last, clearence sale for the season. Everything must go! Proceeds help support

Isle Royale botany workshop

Sept 7 - 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration is open for an Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association-sponsored botany workshop on Isle Royale (Windigo) September 6-11 via the Voyageur II ferry from Grd Portage, MN (Houghton/Copper Harbor

Guided tour of the C&H Industrial Core

Sept 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

See significant industrial structures and learn about their importance to the company and their cultural and historic context of the times. This free 1.5 mile tour is over fairly easy terrain and will

Winding the Warp Class

Sept 7, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Wind the Warp Class runs from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Price is $60 for this class and the Warp the Loom Class to be held the following Wednesday. Call the Calumet Art Center at 906-934-2228 or email info@calumetart​center.com.

Winding the Warp Class

Sept 7, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Wind the Warp Class runs from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Price is $60 for this class and the Warp the Loom Class to be held the following Wednesday. Call the Calumet Art Center at 906-934-2228 or email info@calumetart​center.com.

Hockey Arenas in the Copper Country

Sept 8, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Over 100 years ago the first professional hockey league was formed -- in the Copper Country. Join us on this tour of the area's famous hockey arenas as our guide, Michigan Tech professor and hockey

Calumet Players presents Guys and Dolls

Sept 9 - 10, 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah

Paddle to the Quincy Smelter

Sept 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Paddle across the Portage Canal to the Quincy Smelter for a guided smelter tour.  There are a limited number of kayaks and paddle boards available for those who don't have water craft.  You

Main Street Calumet Farmer's Market

Sept 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Farmer's Market to take place on 6th St. in Downtown Calumet. Next to the historic Calumet Theater, Saturday's June 18th through October 10a-2p.

Stained Glass Suncatcher Class

Sept 10, 2016 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Teens through senior citizens will enjoy this beginner class learning the copper foil method of stained glass. All supplies are included and students take home their finished piece that day! Call Laura

Trains, tractors & More

Sept 10, 2016 12:00 PM

Steam Train, Model Trains, Tractors & Auto's Open House,Antique Tool Show

Quincy Smelter Tours

Sept 10, 2016

Twining Class

Sept 12, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Twining Class September 12 & 19 and October 3.

Neil Woodward in Concert

Sept 14, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come and enjoy an evening of music by Michigan’s Troubadour Neil Woodward. Hear old songs, new songs, and songs of the Keweenaw and elsewhere played on a variety of instruments. Enjoy an ice cream social

Beyond the Glass: A survey tour of historic Calumet and C & H Mine

Sept 14, 2016

Walk the rails, stroll the park, glimpse “beyond the glass” inside historic buildings through photographic windows backwards in time into life of yesteryear. This is a guided walking tour.

Calumet Players

Sept 16 - 17, 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, hoping for a big pay day, challenges notorious gambler Sky Masterson to a bet he’s sure he’ll win: take mission girl Sarah

Main Street Calumet Farmer's Market

Sept 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Local Farmer's Market to take place on 6th St. in Downtown Calumet. Next to the historic Calumet Theater, Saturday's June 18th through October 10a-2p.

27th Annual Parade of Nations

Sept 17, 2016 11:00 AM

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan's Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival. Expect

Ghost Signs of Calumet: A ranger-guided tour

Sept 17, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ghost Signs of Calumet is a tour that focuses on faded "ghost" signs and advertising from years gone by. We'll also take a look at other ways the exterior of a building can shed light on its past. This

BreakSk8

Sept 17, 2016 7:30 PM

BreakSk8 has amazed audiences around the globe with their unique style of entertainment on wheels. Never before has roller skating and break dancing been combined in such an acrobatic, athletic, artistic

10th Annual Geocaching in the Keweenaw

Sept 17, 2016

Registration is at 9 am at the Picnic Shelter near the Fort Parking Lot, where you can pick up your Geocaching List.  Following the event there will be a bonfire and a hot dog luncheon at the Picnic

3rd Annual Light the Night Fun Run/Walk

Sept 17, 2016

Light the night is a fundraiser event for all ages that includes a 5k for runners and walkers, and a free 1k run/walk for families, kids, and those who simply enjoy walking.  Proceeds will benefit

Old Fashioned Twilight Concert

Sept 18, 2016 7:30 PM

"Happy Birthday, Sousa!" A band era style outdoor concert with familiar themes, soloists and Sousa.

Spirit of Clay III

Sept 20, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn the process of hand building and working with the potter's wheel. You will also learn about textures, smoke firing, and discuss pit firing. This class is suitable for all levels of experience.

Guided tour of the C&H Industrial Core

Sept 21, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

See significant industrial structures and learn about their importance to the company and their cultural and historic context of the times. This free 1.5 mile tour is over fairly easy terrain and will

TROMBOLYMPICS!

Sept 21, 2016 7:30 PM

The Huskies Pep Band tries to safely acquaint young folks with the beauty of music, via instruments in the wind and percussion families. Join us in our friendly competition to see which of our sections

Weaving Your Project

Sept 21, 2016

If you wish to Weave a Project after you learned to Wind and Warp the Loom on September 7 & 14, you can do so at the Calumet Art Center anytime during open hours today and September 28. Cost to rent a

Enameling on Copper withJoan Heuvelhorst

Sept 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn the art of enameling on copper with Joan Heuvelhorst. Using copper shapes, we will make five small, flat panels that can be used to embellish your other projects.(Lids of boxes,plaques on wood, added

Cider Making at Central

Sept 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come and make cider from the heritage apples at Central. Pick your apples ahead of time or bring baskets to pick the apples at Central. Bring containers for the cider. Come at any time and enjoy the delicious