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.

Lake Linden Farmer's Market

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

Shop every Saturday into October.

Blessing of the Animals

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

Keweenaw Geoheritage Tours

July 22 - 27, 2017

Learn to read the landscape with Keweenaw Geoheritage Tours.  Join Bill Rose and Erika Vye in exploring the events in Earth's history that make up the strong geoheritage of the Keweenaw - Glacial

Musical Monday

July 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Enjoy an evening in Calumet with shopping, dining and great entertainment with Cathy Isaacson & Friends.

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

July 24, 2017 7:30 PM

Bats-Creatures of the Night - Join Shirley and Lee Jackson, West Campground hosts, in learning about bats and how to build a bat house. All evening programs are held at the Fort Wilkins West Barracks

Musical Mondays

July 24, 2017

Musical Mondays presents Divas Through the Decades, a musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music, featuring songs from the 40's through today's current

Thistle Eradication Work Day

July 24, 2017

Invasive thistles have invaded an area adjacent to Black Creek within the sanctuary.  Last year, we had a great workday turnout and removed a lot of them.  Join us for a work session to

Keweenaw Plant Identification Workshop

July 25 - 27, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration is open for a Keweenaw Botany Workshop based in Copper Harbor which runs from July 25 to July 27. This workshop, sponsored by the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Assoc., is open to anyone with

Houghton Farmer's Market

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

Shop every Tuesday through late October! 

I worked underground at a Michigan Copper Mine

July 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work underground in a Copper Country mine? The Calumet & Hecla Mining Company would hire college students as temporary summer laborers for various positions underground.

1900 Lives

July 25, 2017 7:30 PM

Larry Lankton, retired Michigan Tech Professor of History and author of Beyond the Boundaries and Cradle to Grave, will speak about the human cost of mining copper during the 1900's.

Vaudeville

July 25, 2017 7:30 PM

Presented by the Calumet High School Drama Club

Explorer Programs

July 25, 2017

Michigan's Wild West - Learn the real secrets of the wolf here in the western UP.  We will also be playing a game which will help explain hunting styles the wolves use.  Meet at the shelter

Playtime in the Park

July 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 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

Movie Magic

July 26, 2017 7:00 PM

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

Calumet Ranger Program

July 26, 2017

Explorer Programs

July 26, 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

Explorer Programs

July 26, 2017

American Beaver - 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 shelter by the flagpole. A Recreation

Daniell Park Concerts

July 27, 2017 8:30 PM

Listen to the music of Jim & Teri Enrietti 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,

Chassell Summer Programs

July 27, 2017

Chassell Heritage Center Building, 100 Years Old - In this narrated presentation, the Friends of Fashion tell Chassell's story, how the community came about and the ethnic background of its people

Explorer Programs

July 27, 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

July 27, 2017

Sand Castle Contest - Put your skills to the test and see who can build the best sand castle.  Meet at the main pavilion and come prepared to be on the beach.  If you want you can bring your

33rd Annual Battery D Civil War Encampment

July 28 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery, a Civil War era living history group returns to Fort Wilkins for its 33rd annual weekend encampment. The weekend event will be open to park visitors Friday and

Hancock Canal Rock

July 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the park for live music with the Panhandlers.

Life of a Copper Miner

July 28, 2017 7:30 PM

Join Larry Malloy, Keweenaw County Historical President and author, to answer the question, "What exactly did a miner do underground?"

Calumet Ranger Program

July 28, 2017

Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend

July 28 - 30, 2017

Improve your riding, meet new people and have a weekend of fun on the world class trails in Copper Harbor.  We will once again be featuring Lindsey Richter of the Liv Ladies Allride MTB Clinic Series

Explorer Programs

July 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

Farm Block Fest

July 28 - 30, 2017

FBF is an appreciation of the beauty of the Keweenaw, and a celebration of art, music, and the outdoors. Approximately 30 musical acts from throughout Michigan and other states perform annually. Workshops

Tree Chompers

July 28, 2017

Tree Chompers - They are here, and the threat of losing some of Michigan's beautiful native trees exists.  Learn how you can help and identify these invasive species!  Meet at the shelter

Explorer Programs

July 28, 2017

Tree Chompers - They are here. and the threat of losing some of Michigan's beautiful native trees exists!  Learn how you can help and identify these invasive species!  Meet at the shelter

Stained Glass Stepping Stones at Lake Linden Farmer's Market

July 29, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages 10 through senior citizen can take this fun stained glass class at the Lake Linden Farmer's Market. Each student will learn to cut glass and make a unique "stepping stone" to take home-all supplies

Explorer Programs

July 29, 2017

Rec. 101 First Aid - We will be covering basic first aid that may occur during outdoor or camping experiences.  Program will be in the shelter by the flag pole. A Recreation Passport is required

Central Church Reunion & Cornish Tea

July 30, 2017

110th Annual Central Church Reunion and Cornish Tea with church services at 9 and 11 am, and a Cornish tea at the Central Visitors Center from 10 am to 1 pm.

Musical Monday

July 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Enjoy an evening in Calumet with shopping, dining and great entertainment with the Organists of the Keweenaw.

Vaudeville

Aug 1, 2017 7:30 PM

Presented by the Calumet High School Drama Club

Movie Magic

Aug 2, 2017 7:00 PM

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

Firearms of the Copper Rush

Aug 2, 2017 7:30 PM

Join Jim Billings, owner of Swede's Gift Shop, to learn more about the firearms and knives used in Michigan during the Copper Rush

Spotted Knapweek Pull

Aug 2, 2017

Join steward Nancy Leonard for an hour or two of invasive Spotted Knapweed removal along the Picturesque conglomerate shoreline of the Keweenaw Shores II and Hylton Nature Sanctuaries.  After

Huskies Pep Band 50ish Celebration

Aug 3 - 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebration our 50-ish Anniversary! We will have our fifty years of history laid out (open to the public), story telling, along with performances throughout the weekend including the Men's Alumni Basketball

Experience the Keweenaw; Let Geoheritage be your guide

Aug 3, 2017 7:30 PM

Join Tom Wright, lead guide and Facilities Supervisor from the Quincy Mine in Hancock, a presentation on the Keweenaw.  Learn more about what makes the Keweenaw such a unique place geologically, historically,

Daniell Park Concerts

Aug 3, 2017 8:30 PM

Listen to the music of Country Drifters 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,

Chassell Summer Programs

Aug 3, 2017

Chassell celebrates Finland's centennial year by highlighting our own community's rich Finnish heritage with a variety of presentations, including memories of Portage Entry boat building,

Houghton Summer Concert Series

Aug 3, 2017

Enjoy the music of the Boodie Creek Band at 7 pm at Houghton's Kestner Park.

MTU Alumni Weekend

Aug 3 - 5, 2017

Make plans to join alumni and friends on campus for Alumni Reunion 2017, August 3-5! The featured classes will be the Golden M's (those who graduated 50 plus years ago), the classes of '57,

Hancock Canal Rock

Aug 4, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Astronomy in the Fort

Aug 4, 2017 10:30 PM

Join Joel Kimball, Professor of Physics and Engineering, and Doug McIntosh, local amateur astronomer, on the Fort Parade Grounds to view the stars, planets, galaxies and more via high powered telescopes.

FIRST FRIDAY

Aug 4, 2017 8:30 PM

View a display of encaustic miniatures by Graydon Dagen.

Quincy Ranger Program

Aug 4, 2017

Aspirus Copperman Triathlon & Duathlon

Aug 5, 2017

The Copperman Triathlon includes a 1/2-mile swim in Lake Fanny Hooe, a 23-mile bike along the shores of Lake Superior and a 5-mile run at the tip of the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. The Copperman Duathlon

SNAPSHOTS INTO ENCAUSTICS, CLAY & COPPER

Aug 5, 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. Donations

Keweenaw Alumni Chapter and Friends 5K Run/Walk

Aug 5, 2017 8:30 AM

Join alumni, friends, and visitors to the area for a 5K Run/Walk on the Michigan Tech Trails. All proceeds go to support the Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter Scholarship and the Michigan Tech Cross

Geology Field Trip

Aug 6, 2017

Join geologist Erika Vye as we read the wave-washed black and red rocks of the north shore to learn how the Keweenaw was formed over one billion years ago.  Imagine a rugged, treeless landscape; massive

Musical Mondays

Aug 7, 2017 7:30 PM

Musical Mondays presents Bob Milne.  Bob returns to the Calumet Theatre to once again wow an audience with his ragtime, boogie-woogie, and turn of the century pieces.

Keweenaw Week

Aug 7 - 11, 2017

Sponsored by the Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club Four Days of Mineral Collecting Activity in Michigan's Copper Country FOUR FIELD TRIPS TO OLD COPPER MINE PILES FOR COLLECTING A "GET

Missing In The Copper Country

Aug 8, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

While some of the built history of the Keweenaw Peninsula is easy to spot roadside, the landscape familiar to residents during the copper boom has changed. Join Lynette as she presents the 2016 National

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 8, 2017 7:30 PM

Wait...did you say that the Keweenaw is a billion years old? - Join Geologist and Geo-Heritage Specialist, Erika Vye, as she discusses the geological process that formed the Keweenaw over the past billion

Vaudeville

Aug 8, 2017 7:30 PM

Presented by the Calumet High School Drama Club

Movie Magic

Aug 9, 2017 7:00 PM

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

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 9, 2017 7:30 PM

Step into the Woods - Take a nature with with Naomi Haycock, West Campground Host, as she points out our local berries and interesting plants.  Walk will begin at the camp host site 120 in the West

Keweenaw Waterway Cruise

Aug 10, 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.

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 10, 2017 7:30 PM

What's Going on With Our Weather - Matt Zika, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service, will look back at what's going on with the weather in our area. All evening programs are held

Chassell Summer Programs

Aug 10, 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

Daniell Park Concerts

Aug 10, 2017

Listen to the music of Jan Arnold 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

Houghton Summer Concert Series

Aug 10, 2017

Enjoy the music of Bald Squeezebox at 7 pm at Houghton's Kestner Waterfront Park.

Hancock Canal Rock

Aug 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for live music in the park with Jan Arnold.

HISTORY OF THE 1ST PEOPLE OF THE KEWEENAW

Aug 11, 2017 6:30 PM

Learn the History of the 1st People of the Keweenaw - The Ojibwe with Jikiwe (Ed Gray). It's free, but please preregister.

Calumet Ranger Program

Aug 11, 2017

Jazz Central

Aug 11, 2017

3rd annual concert at Central Mine's upper parking lot from 6 to 10 pm.

Tamburitzans

Aug 12, 2017 7:30 PM

Eagle Harbor Art Fair

Aug 12 - 13, 2017

  There will be over 60 artist vendors, selling their wares; photography, pottery, jewelry, painting, woodworking…just about anything you can think of.  Goodies to eat are provided by

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 12, 2017

Meteors and S'mores - Come enjoy s'mores and a campfire at the Picnic Shelter near the Fort parking lot at 8 PM. Then join special guests Joel Kimball and Doug McIntosh on the Fort Parade grounds

Knapweed Eradication Work Day and Hike

Aug 12, 2017

Join stewards Phil and Barb Quenzi as they continue the work of removing the invasive Spotted Knapweed plant on both sides of the highway.  Afterwards, enjoy a picnic (bring your own, we'll

Musical Monday

Aug 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Enjoy an evening in Calumet with shopping, dining and great entertainment with the Copper Country Community Band.

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 14, 2017 7:30 PM

Archaeology at the Astor House and Range Light Keeper's House - Explore the process of archaeology and the work conducted at the Astor House and Range Light Keeper's house during the 2017 field

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 15, 2017 7:30 PM

Local Rocks to Jewelry - Join Don and Bonnie Reed, jewelry makers and creators of Snob Appeal Jewelry, in the showing of how they turn local rocks and minerals, such as agates that are found in rock piles

Vaudeville

Aug 15, 2017 7:30 PM

Presented by the Calumet High School Drama Club

Movie Magic

Aug 16, 2017 7:00 PM

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

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 16, 2017 7:30 PM

Wait...did you say that the Keweenaw is a billion years old? - Join Geologist and Geo-Heritage Specialist, Erika Vye, as she discusses the geological process that formed the Keweenaw over the past billion

Calumet Ranger Program

Aug 16, 2017

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 17, 2017 7:30 PM

Step into the Woods - Take a nature walk with Naomi Haycock, West Campground Host, as she points out our local berries and interesting plants.  Walk will begin at the camp host site 120 in the West

Daniell Park Concerts

Aug 17, 2017 8:30 PM

Listen to a Gordon Lightfoot Tribute 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

Aug 17, 2017

Relative Harmony – You’ll find something for everybody from this musical family featuring Audrey Viola, Stephanie Dixon, Teresa Hermanson and special guest Bill Kautto singing country, folk,

Houghton Summer Concert Series

Aug 17, 2017

Enjoy the music of Tom and Dirk at 7 pm at Kestner Waterfront Park.

Hancock Canal Rock

Aug 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in the park for live music with the Superior Pipes & Drums and the Celtic Quartet.

Ft Wilkins Summer Programs

Aug 18, 2017 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

Quincy Ranger Program

Aug 18, 2017

Music of Keweenaw’s Historic Past

Aug 19, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Audiences were delighted by Susan Byykkonen’s performance last year and asked for more. In response to that request we have scheduled a concert Saturday August 19th at 2:00 p.m. Susan will again be

Art in the Park

Aug 19 - 20, 2017

The two day event has been going strong since 1987. With over 60 artisans and crafters the show offers a large variety of amazing items.

Great Deer Chase

Aug 19, 2017

The Aspirus Great Deer Chase showcases the Swedetown Recreation Area summer trail system. Proceeds support the continued creation and maintenance of mountain bike trails at Swedetown as well as a bike

MTU Move In Weekend

Aug 19 - 20, 2017

Welcome new and returning students back to MTU and the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Quincy Smelter Tour

Aug 19, 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

Organ Recital "Music and Stories for Small Pipe Organs"

Aug 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Fr. Corbin Eddy will perform a recital of music written specifically for small pipe organs, and tell some stories about the music. He will be playing an 1874 tracker organ, believed to be among the five

Musical Monday

Aug 21, 2017 7:00 PM

Enjoy an evening in Calumet with shopping, dining and great entertainment with Ron lahti and Dick Storm.