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

Events for all four seasons!

Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival

Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2015

Celebrate the halfway point of winter at various Hancock locations.  Activities include a parade, smorgasbord dinner & dance, concerts, Tori Market, cultural demonstrations, the “Polar Bear

John Dee Snowfest

Jan 30 - 31, 2015

Back-country rides, raffle/silent auction and a banquet with dancing and live entertainment.  Pre-registration is required and available on the website. Activities include: * Poker Run- Riders

Portage Lake Bridge Closures

Jan 14 - Mar 31, 2015

Portage Lake Lift Bridge Closure information.

Fitness Center Open House

Jan 31, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Fitness Center Open House Sat 1/31 8am-noon. Free use of fitness facility, exercise classes, sauna, snacks, sale price memberships, prizes, massages & more! Stop by 342 Hecla St in Laurium

Copper Dog 150 Volunteer training

Jan 31, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you would like to become a CopperDog 150 Lead Volunteer, you are encouraged to attend this training session, or the session on Saturday, February 14th, at the Jutila Center. Lead Volunteers supervise

Guided snowshoe hike at the Steve Farm Nature Area

Jan 31, 2015 1:00 PM

Meet at the trailhead on Upper Point Mills Road.  Bring your snowshoes and a camera.

Track and Trail Family Hike

Jan 31, 2015 2:00 PM

Take a hike in the woods and look for signs of wildlife. Become a wildlife detective as you search for animal tracks and signs in the woods to discover "who goes there?"

Chili Chase for Charity

Jan 31, 2015

The Houghton High School National Honor Society is holding the Chili Chase for Charity cross country ski race at the Michigan Tech ski trails. Proceeds gathered at the charity event will be donated to

Art from the Kalevala Opening reception

Jan 31, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The opening reception for the annual Art from the Kalevala exhibit will be held at the Copper Country Community Arts Center. The exhibit features works by local artists based on the Finnish epic poem.

Retro Ski

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

Join Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) and Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) at Churning Rapids for some old time skiing.  On the afternoon of Sunday February 1, 2015 between Noon and 3 PM skiers

Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Tournament

Feb 1, 2015

The Winter Carnival Ice Fishing tournament is open to all community members in both team and individual competition. Fishing for northern pike will begin at 8:00 on Chassell Bay. First, second, and third

Winter Carnival

Feb 4 - 8, 2015

Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival takes place on campus and around the community with snow statues and much more!

Jazz Night on the Town

Feb 5, 2015 7:30 PM

Members of the Mu Beta Psi music fraternity will host "Jazz Night on the Town" at the Orpheum Theater. The saxophone group Astrosax will open the show at 8:00. "Northern Standard Time,"

Calumet First Friday

Feb 6, 2015 6:00 PM

The First Friday event in Calumet will feature displays and open houses at many of the art galleries and businesses in town during the evening.

Parade of Confections

Feb 6, 2015

Fabulous live auction of gourmet deserts and a silent auction of art and jewelery followed by a dance

Winter Carnival Comedy Show

Feb 6, 2015

Comedian Justin Willman will be performing during the annual MTU winter carnival.  Justin Willman is an American magician, comedian, actor and TV personality.  "The Guardian" dubbed


Feb 6, 2015 7:30 PM

“Exquisite, sophisticated chamber-folk music” that revels in the cultural differences formed when a lineage is separated by an ocean and the passage of time.

Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

Feb 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Event will be held as part of Winter Carnival on the Tech Trails. Courses of approximately 2k and 4k are available for the day of the event. For a nominal registration fee,

Copper Dog Volunteer Social

Feb 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Would you like to volunteer at the CopperDog 150? Meet race officials and other volunteers at River Valley Bank, and learn about the opportunities. Enjoy free refreshments, purchase some official CopperDog


Feb 8, 2015

The Barneløpet (meaning “Children’s Race” in Norwegian) is a classic-style cross-country ski event.  The Barneløpet (pronounced bar-NEE-lop-it) first began

Family Nature Program

Feb 9, 2015 6:30 PM

The Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education is coordinating a series of nature exploration programs for families and children. Each month, there will be one Monday evening program,

"Something wicked our way comes"

Feb 10, 2015 4:15 PM

"Something wicked our way comes," is the title of Suzanne Van dam's presentation on how the deadly White Nose Syndrome is impacting our local bat population.

Copper Dog Lead Volunteer Training

Feb 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you would like to become a CopperDog 150 Lead Volunteer, you are encouraged to attend this training session at the Jutila Center. Lead Volunteers supervise other volunteers in specific tasks, and are

Hancock Tori

Feb 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A special winter edition of the Hancock Tori will be held at First United Methodist Church in Hancock. Browse a wide selection of locally-made crafts and baked goods. The Methodist Youth Group will serve

Yooper Luge

Feb 14, 2015 1:00 PM

More info to come!

Free Fishing Weekend

Feb 14 - 15, 2015

You can fish without a license courtesy of the MDNR on this weekend.

Carnegie Museum National History Seminar with Bill Rose

Feb 17, 2015 6:30 PM

"Indigenous Cultural Elements of Keweenaw and Isle Royale" presented by Dr. Susan Martin, Professor Emerita, Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University.

MTU Career Fair

Feb 17, 2015

Michigan Technological University will hold their winter career fair.

10th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run-For-Fun

Feb 19 - 21, 2015

Those of you who are tried and true have an opportunity to show your vintage sleds to others who share this interest in beautiful Copper Harbor. This is a relaxed family friendly event that can be

Copper Dog 150 Volunteer training

Feb 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Volunteers for the CopperDog 150 are encouraged to attend this brief training session. You'll learn how to interact with the dogs, and help the race run in a safe and efficient manner. All volunteers

Carnegie Museum's Keweenaw Natural History Heritage Seminar

Feb 24, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

"Indigenous Cultural Elements of Keweenaw and Isle Royale" Keweenaw Natural History Heritage talk by Dr. Susan Martin.

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

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

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

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

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.