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!

Hancock Tori

June 7 - Oct 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shop every Wednesday and Saturday through October.

Calumet Farmer's Market

June 17 - Oct 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shop every Saturday through October.

Hancock Canal Rock

June 23, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the park for live music with the Country Drifters.

Pine Mountain Music Festival

June 23, 2017 7:30 PM

The Pine Mountain Music Festival presents the Joshua Davis at 7:30 pm at the Orpheum Theater on Quincy Street in Hancock.

Explorer Programs

June 23, 2017

Weird Wiggly Water bugs - Help me catch different water bugs on the bear lake trails and then learn all about them. Be prepared to walk a short distance.  Please bring boots if you have them and bug

Explorer Programs

June 23, 2017

Frogs and Snakes and Turtles OH MY!  - Think you know it all? Come put your knowledge to the test and learn all about the different frogs, snakes, and turtles here in the state of Michigan. Fun activities

Hanka Homestead Family Day

June 23, 2017

Dancing and Cultural Activities. Belgian Draft Horses (skidding logs). Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. Finnish Language and Folk Music Workshops. Rug Loom and Blacksmithing Demonstrations. Live Music and

Cool Cars from Near and Far, Classic Car & Truck show

June 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come out and enjoy looking at some old school classics!

Pine Mountain Music Festival

June 24, 2017 7:30 PM

The Pine Mountain Music Festival presents the Bergonzi String Quartet at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center on US-41 in Houghton.

ENCAUSTICS WITH GRAYDON

June 24, 2017

Encaustics painting is also known as hot wax painting. Class fee: $72.00 A $35 nonrefundable preregistration fee is required for the class.

Explorer Programs

June 24, 2017

Survivor!  - Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness for a day? Come find out at the park pavilion. We will be taking a short hike on the trails so please dress appropriately. A

Explorer Programs

June 24, 2017

Walk Through the Wilderness - Enjoy a scenic hike with me on the bear lake trails as I will try to answer questions and point out the variety of trees we have here at the park. Meet by the booth, and please

Juhannus '17

June 24, 2017

A three-day festival in the heart of Finnish America It’s been more than three years since some 8,000 Finns and friends gathered in the Copper Country for FinnFest USA 2013, and since that wonderful

Longest Day Fishing Tournament

June 24, 2017

Join us for the Longest Day Fishing Tournament with an 18' Chris-Craft Speedboat and Trailer to be given as a door prize! (Must be present to win) Over $3600 in cash prizes! Spend a day fishing

Pasty Fest

June 24, 2017

A celebration of the Cornish food staple, the pasty, which sustained Copper Country miners 100 years ago and satisfies hungry Yoopers today. Attendees can enjoy a parade, beer garden,  street fair,

Pine Mountain Music Festival

June 24, 2017

The Pine Mountain Music Festival presents a free children's concert by the Bergonzi String Quartet at 1 pm at the Portage Lake Library in Houghton.

Quincy Smelter Tour

June 24, 2017

Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM.  Tours start on the hour with the last tour beginning at 2 PM. Each tour lasts approximately an hour. Since this is a former industrial site, we recommend wearing

Musical Mondays

June 26, 2017 7:30 PM

Musical Mondays presents the Yellow Room Gang.  “The Gang celebrates 10 years of playing music together with its fourth release, the aptly titled “Decade.” Each offers a pair

Houghton Farmer's Market

June 20 - Oct 17, 2017 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Shop every Tuesday through late October! 

Explorer Programs

June 27, 2017

Animal Soup - Come and join me at the park pavilion and use your senses, knowledge and instincts to identify animals by their pelts, skulls, tracks, etc. A Recreation Passport is required for entry

Playtime in the Park

June 28, 2017 12:00 PM

Playtime in the Park is an outdoor playgroup for children 0 to 4 years old and their families. The playgroup rotates parks throughout Houghton County every Wednesday for 12 weeks. Each week will include

Explorer Programs

June 28, 2017

Survival of the Fittest - Find out how Michigan White Tailed deer survive in this tough UP environment.  We will be doing games activities to help put into perspective how athletic deer are.  Meet

Explorer Programs

June 28, 2017

Great Lakes Invaders - Meet at the Pavilion to learn about the invasive species in our great lakes and how we can help to prevent them from spreading and growing. A Recreation Passport is required for

Explorer Programs

June 29, 2017

Tree ID - Get a close look at all the unique trees in our state park and learn how to identify them by their features.  We will take a short hike into the woods to see these trees.  Please dress

Hancock Canal Rock

June 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the park for live music with the Pasi Cats.

U.P. Summerfest 2017

June 30 - July 1, 2017

Explorer Programs

June 30, 2017

Right Anglers - Come down to the park pavilion to learn how to identify different species of fish in the great lakes region.  Also learn the important tools to bring while fishing.  Meant for

Explorer Programs

June 30, 2017

Tracks - Learn how to differentiate the tracks of the UP whether its Wolf, Bear, Deer Moose, or Bigfoot.  You'll know by the end of the day.  Meet at the park pavilion. A Recreation Passport

Pine Mountain Music Festival

July 1, 2017 7:30 PM

The Pine Mountain Music Festival presents UPstarts! at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center on US-41 in Houghton.

SNAPSHOTS INTO ENCAUSTICS, CLAY AND COPPER

July 1, 2017

Drop in at the Art Center for an introduction into encaustics, clay and copper. How it works, demonstrations, questions answered. This is a springboard into the full classes offered at the Center.

Watercolor Workshop!

July 1, 2017

Susan Lingg's Watercolor Workshop is for both beginners and intermediate painters. "We will be looking at materials and how to set up for a smoother transition between seeing and creating". Landscapes/beaches,

Explorer Programs

July 1, 2017

American Beaver Program - Find out every little fact about the American Beaver and how every single body part is crucial to its survival in its environment.  Meet at the Park Pavilion. A Recreation

Red Jacket Trolley Bus Tours

July 4, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Two separate tours, one before the Parade, and the other right after the Parade. Route is from South Range to Atlantic Mine and back.

4th of July Celebrations

July 4, 2017

Celebrations in communities on the Keweenaw from South Range to Copper Harbor, including fireworks in Lake Linden on July 3 and in South Range and Copper Harbor on July 4.

Movie Magic

July 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Enjoy the movie Finding Dory and kids 13 & under have a chance to win a free bike!

40th Anniversary of the Delaware Mine Tours

July 5, 2017

We will celebrate our 40th year of mine tours on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017!! This is the date that Tom opened the Delaware for tours in 1977.  1977 prices all day ($3 Adult/$1 Child)!!  The

Annual Member Dinner

July 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Annual get-together of CRHS members and friends, with time of dinner, guest speaker Graham Jaehnig, recipient of Robert B. Bergdahl Award to someone who has contributed to local history , short business

Daniell Park Concert

July 6, 2017 8:30 PM

Listen to the music of Derrell Syria from 7 to 8:30 pm.  In case of inclement weather, concert will be held at the George Gipp Arena on Isle Royale Street.  Concessions available, donations accepted.

Hancock Canal Rock

July 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the park for live music with Mid-Nite Storm.

FIRST FRIDAY

July 7, 2017 8:30 PM

There will be an exhibit of clay artwork by Lynn and Mark Reed.

Strawberry Festival

July 7 - 8, 2017

all-day events, arts & crafts, a parade, and lots of Strawberry Shortcake.

Chassell Lions 5k/2k Fun Trail Run for S.K.Y.

July 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Timed 5k/2k trail run located on the Chassell cross country ski trails behind the Chassell Heritage Center. The run is geared to all ages and levels. A beautiful trail with some challenges as it is in

60th Annual Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament

July 8 - 9, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Detail Join us to help celebrate and participate in the oldest Frisbee Tournament in the world, The 60th Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournamet. This year we are introducting the Cup and Saucer

Lake Linden Farmer's Market

July 8 - Oct 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shop every Saturday into October.

New Release Book Signing

July 8, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Colleen Coble, who created the Rock Harbor Mystery Series, set in the UP, will be staying at the Hamar House during Strawberry Festival. The Hamar House will be hosting a book signing for her new release,

Run the Keweenaw

July 8 - 9, 2017

A weekend of running on the beautiful and rugged trails of the Keweenaw.

Youth Art Immersion

July 8, 2017

Summer Saturdays from July 8 through August 26 from 10 am to noon each Saturday. Pre-registration is required.

Musical Mondays

July 10, 2017 7:30 PM

Musical Mondays presents the Phil Lynch Quartet.  

Movie Magic

July 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Showing the movie Wall-E and kids 13 & under have a chance to win a free bike!

Keweenaw Waterway Cruise

July 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon cruise aboard the Ranger III. Board at 12:00 pm and return at 3:00 pm

Daniell Park Concerts

July 13, 2017 8:30 PM

Listen to the music of Cheap Therapy from 7 to 8:30 pm.  In case of inclement weather, concert will be held at the George Gipp Arena on Isle Royale Street.  Concessions available, donations

Chassell Summer Programs

July 13, 2017

Join the Chassell Centennial Chorus on a nostalgic journey through popular songs of the 1920s and '20s offered to celebrate the 100th year of the Chassell Heritage Center building.  Look forward

Club Indigo: Citizen Kane

July 14, 2017 6:00 PM

Dinner reservations are requested by 5:00pm Friday, July 7th.

HISTORY OF THE 1ST PEOPLE OF THE KEWEENAW

July 14, 2017 6:30 PM

Learn the History of the 1st People of the Keweenaw - The Ojibwe with Jikiwe (Ed Gray). The event will also be held on Friday, August 11. It's free, but please preregister.

2017 End O' the Road Keweenaw Tour and Car Show

July 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cruise portiion leaves Calumet at noon on 7/15/17 and follows the west shore of the Keweenaw up to Copper Harbor. Show is on the main drag in Copper Harbor and runs from 1pm to 6pm - includes live music.

Rare Earth

July 15, 2017 7:30 PM

Rare Earth was playing bars for several years prior to signing with Motown. Motown music at that time was very strong on the radio so Rare Earth was playing a lot of Motown songs in clubs. Thus the bands

Canal Run

July 15, 2017

The Canal Run was started in 1975, and is the premier running event in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Following the rolling hills along the Portage Lake Shipping Canal, the Canal Run offers three distances

Musical Monday

July 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Enjoy shopping, dining and great entertainment with Jim & Teri Enrietti

Vaudeville

July 18, 2017 7:30 PM

Presented by the Calumet High School Drama Club

Keweenaw Mineral Days

July 18 - 22, 2017

Hosted by the A. E. Seamen Mineral Museum in colllaboration with Keweenaw Gem and Gift, Inc. Event provides legal surface prepared mineral collecting on rock piles of former mines in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Movie Magic

July 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Showing the movie Zootopia and kids 13 & under have a chance to win a free bike!

Keweenaw Waterway Cruise

July 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon aboard the Ranger III.  Board at 12:00 pm and return at 3:00 pm.

Daniell ParkConcerts

July 20, 2017 8:30 PM

Listen to the music of Uncle Pete's BBQ Blues Band from 7 to 8:30 pm.  In case of inclement weather, concert will be held at the George Gipp Arena on Isle Royale Street.  Concessions

Chassell Summer Programs

July 20, 2017

As a special treat for "kids from newborn to ninety+", JD and Lori (Pleshe) Uponen present songs from the CDs Brown Bear Boogie and Polar Bear Polka.  These original songs about Alaska written

Hancock Canal Rock

July 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the park for live music with Uncle Pete's BBQ Blues Band.

Quincy Smelter Tour

July 22, 2017

Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM.  Tours start on the hour with the last tour beginning at 2 PM. Each tour lasts approximately an hour. Since this is a former industrial site, we recommend wearing

Blessing of the Animals

July 23, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM