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

Events for all four seasons!

Mont Ripley Fall Color Chair Lift Rides

Oct 9 - 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Enjoy a beautiful view of the Portage Canal and Houghton as you ride the chairlift on Mont Ripley to experience the fall colors from a whole new view.   Friday's lift will run from 3 pm until


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

Location: Hancock MI Event: Quincy Smelter Tour Date: October 9th, 2015 Time: 6 PM $5/person, children under 10 free The Quincy Smelter Association is once again holding its tours during MTU's Family

Club Indigo

Oct 9, 2015

The Club Indigo buffet dinner begins at 6 pm followed by the movie "The Third Man".

MTU Parent's Weekend

Oct 9 - 11, 2015

Michigan Technological University hosts parents' weekend.

The Voices of Trees

Oct 9, 2015

The opening reception for the "The Voices of Trees" exhibit by Amanda Szot will be held from 6 to 8 pm. The Exhibit runs through October 31. "This group of sculptures depicts my thoughts about how trees

Bird & Mammal Hike

Oct 10, 2015 7:30 AM

Find out what lives at the Marsin Nature Area. Guided hikes will leave the Retreat Center at 8 am, rain or shine, to document birds, small mammals, and other wildlife on the property. The Nature Area

Irish Times Craft and Vendor Show

Oct 10, 2015 10:00 AM

Come start your Christmas shopping at the Irish Times.  There will be vendors with items on display.  Orders can be placed that day or some will have cash and carry items that you can take with


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

Location: Hancock MI Event: Quincy Smelter Tour Date: October 10th, 2015 Time: 11 AM to 3 PM $5/person, children under 10 free Join us for the last tour of the season as we head into fall colors.

Fall Color Chair Lift Ride

Oct 10 - 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come enjoy a fall color chair lift ride on beautiful Mount Bohemia.  Enjoy the bright array of colors from a whole new view!

Keweenaw Honors String Festival

Oct 10, 2015 7:30 PM

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra hosts the 4th Keweenaw Honors String Festival, featuring violist Pamela McConnell of the Bergonzi String Quartet and guest conductor Daniel O'Bryant. Local string musicians

Seth Bernard and "Daisy" Mae Erlewine

Oct 10, 2015 7:30 PM

The duo will sing songs from their debut album which was recorded at the Calumet Theatre in 2005.

Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Felllowship 2nd Sunday Forum

Oct 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2nd Sunday Forum Sponsored by Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Date: October 11th, 2015 Time: 10:30 AM Location: 700 Park St. (Enter parking lot from Waterworks St.) Houghton MI Please


Oct 12, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Date: October 12th, 2015 Time: 7-9 PM Location: UP Health-Portage 500 Campus Dr., Rm 5 Hancock, MI (Follow the signs from the lobby) Copper

GSG and KAC Fall Color Tour at Mt. Ripley

Oct 14, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the Michigan Tech Graduate Student Government and Keweenaw Alumni Association for a tour of the beautiful fall colors from atop Mt. Ripley! Take a ride up the chairlift and socialize, take photos,

Nordic Film Series

Oct 15, 2015

The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center Nordic Film Series presents the Finnish film "The Village Shoemakers" at 2 pm and 6 pm. The film is free and open to the public with donations

Sun Catcher Stained Glass Class

Oct 15, 2015

Choose glass colors and cut, grind, and solder stained glass to make a sun catcher. A choice of several designs will be available from instructor Laura Hamlett.

Lake Superior Performance Rally

Oct 16 - 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Lake Superior Performance Rally is a two-day classic stage rally that takes place during peak foliage season in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which means that this rally is always one of the most unforgettable

Whither Houghton: Huskies Pep Band Live

Oct 16, 2015 7:30 PM

In honor of 40 years of Monty Python, please come enjoy an evening with the Michigan Tech Huskies Pep Band.

Ghost Train & Haunted House

Oct 17, 2015 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Come ride the Ghastly Ghost Train and Tremble through the Haunted Hallways at the Houghton County Historical Society on M26 in Lake Linden. There are two segments: 2:00 to 4:00pm is recommended for children.

Madame Modjeska Ball

Oct 17, 2015 5:30 PM

Please join us in honor of Madame Helena Modjeska as we celebrate her 175th birthday and her presence at the Theatre. This annual gala fundraiser takes place in the theatre ballroom and includes a social

Keweenaw Cup

Oct 17 - 18, 2015

Keweenaw Natural History Seminar

Oct 20, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Richelle Winkler, Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography, Social Sciences, MTU will present: "Changing Participation in Hunting and Fishing: Are we seeing a broad shift away?"

Fourth Thursday in History

Oct 22, 2015 7:00 PM

Jenny Viitala vachon was born in Tiovola, Michigan in May of 1918 to Erik and Eliina Viitala.  She died in June 2009 in Tiovola after a storytelling career that took her across much of North America.

Romeo & Juliet

Oct 22, 2015

The Aquila Theatre brings its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to Shakespeare's most famous and heartbreaking play.

The Secret Garden

Oct 22 - 24, 2015

The Calumet Players present "The Secret Garden" at 7: 30 pm on Thursday, October 22, Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24.

Downtown Houghton Treat Street

Oct 23, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Shelden Avenue will be filled with ghosts, goblins and all other manner of costumes for Treat Street Friday night. The Halloween celebration takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in downtown Houghton.

41 North Film Festival

Oct 23 - 25, 2015

The Festival brings recent, critically-acclaimed independent films and filmmakers to Michigan Tech and the surrounding community. Save the dates and look for more information about the program at

Goods & Services Auction

Oct 23, 2015

Join us at our 6th Annual Goods and Services Auction for an exciting evening of intriguing goods and services up for bid in a live and silent auction. Extremely entertaining auctioneer Ray Sharp will

Hubbell Haunted House

Oct 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come out and enjoy our Haunted House this year! First time through the maze is free, each time after that will be a $1 donation. 6:00-7:30 pm is for the kids, 7:30-9:00 pm is for the adults. Enjoy


Oct 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Date: October 26th, 2015 Time: 7-9 PM Location: UP Health-Portage 500 Campus Dr., Rm 5 Hancock, MI (Follow the signs from the lobby) Copper

Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa

Oct 30 - 31, 2015 7:30 PM

Enjoy two nights of Big Band Jazz "Up Close and Personal" in this pop-up jazz club setting. Join the Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band and the Research and Development Big Band, both under the direction of

ETHEL'S Documerica

Nov 6, 2015 7:30 PM

Documerica is a landmark visual and musical snapshot of America in the tumultuous 1970s. The work pairs ETHEL's dynamic playing with the evocative imagery of the EPA's Project Documerica in a synthesis