The Annual Walleye/Pike Fishing Tournament includes the waters of Lac La Belle, Torch Lake & Portage Lake and is held in early June in Lake Linden. Each lake has a weigh station. For more information call Dan at 906-337-2343, Ron at 906-337-3260, Mark at 906-296-0139 or Clovis at 906-296-9425.
Finnfest 2013 - June 19th-23rd
On Midsummer's Eve 1865 some thirty Finns and Sami, landed on the shores of the Portage Canal in present day Hancock, and trudged the steep hill to Swedetown where they immediately began to work in the copper mines. Thus began the Finnish presence in the Copper Country - one of the nation's most significant Finnish-American communites. By 1920, the region's Finns numbered in the thousands and the great strikes and tragedies of 1913 defined Finnish-American history and identity to this very day. Celebrating and honoring Finnish-American culture, including its inextricable connections to the 1913 unrest, the Copper Country will host FinnFest USA - a national gathering of Finns. Five days of events include lectures, workshops, and demonstrations; the Tori market with ethnic and regional wares, music and food; concerts, performances, dances and evening events; exhibits and gallery shows; local tours; sports and games; parade; Midsummer bonfire; street theater; special guests and VIPs; and much, much more. FinnFest 2013 in true Copper Country style with copper over gold, sauna over spa, and pasty over pate. More information is available at http://www.finnfestusa2013.org.
Fat Tire Festival
The Copper Harbor Fat Tire Festival Mountain Bike Races always take place the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend on the Copper Harbor Trails. For information call Sam at 906-289-4303 or visit the website.
The Annual Celtic Festival takes place in mid September at the Houghton County Fairgrounds on Birch Street in Hancock.and includes music, games, historical reenactments, and the Copper Hammer Highland Games. Proceeds go to help support the nonprofit Celtic Quarter historical society.
Old Fashioned Christmas
The Old-Fashioned Christmas in Chassell takes place in Chassell in early December with the decorating of the community tree at the Chassell School, the Chassell Elementary Band Concert & Music Program, Breakfast with the Chassell High School 11th Grade at the Chassell School, the Holiday Handcrafts Bazaar, the PATT Cookie Sale and the Chili Lunch and More! with the Chassell High School 12th Grade. There willalso be Storytelling, Cookies & Hot Chocolate Around the Tree at the VFW Home and the "Home for the Holidays" House Tour & Gourmet Tasting. Santa and Mrs. Claus are always available for visits. The Chassell Heritage Center Open House & Special Events is held and the Friends of Fashion will feature their current exhibit. For additional information contact Nancy at email@example.com or 906-523-4612.
Keweenaw Nordic Festival
The Keweenaw Nordic Festival takes on the Keweenaw in early February. Enjoy a full weekend of nordic skiing including the Copper Loppet and the new Low Pressure Lopppet Snow Bike Race at the Michigan Tech trails in Houghton on Saturday and the Copper Island Classic in Chassell on Sunday. A pasta feed - the Licious Loppet - is held for all participants Saturday evening. Maps, registration and more information are available on the website.