Main Street Calumet

" A Superior Experience"

Saturday, April 18, 2015


A Village of Snow - Winter of 2014-2015 - Snowfall - 237"


"The Great Bear Chase"

March 7th 2015

All Results
50km Skiathlon
Division Results
Age Group Results
50km Freestyle
Division Results
Age Group Results
Copper Trophy
50km Classic
Division Results
Age Group Results
25km Freestyle
Division Results
Age Group Results
25km Classic
Division Results
Age Group Results
10km Freestyle
Division Results
Age Group Results
10km Classic
Division Results
Age Group Results

"The CopperDog 150"

February 27th - March 1, 2015


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2015 CopperDog 40 Results

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2014 Christmas in Calumet

        No other community in the Upper Peninsula celebrates Christmas quite like the Village of Calumet.  Festivities begin in early December and continue almost to the New Year.  During the weeks preceding Christmas come to Calumet to capture that old fashioned, small town holiday spirit!  Enjoy a concert or a play, visit our unique shops and galleries for one- of-a-kind gifts and dine at one of our fine restaurants.  Parking is free in downtown Calumet from Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, January 4th.

For more information about any of these events, please contact Main Street Calumet at (906) 337-6246.

Main Street Downtown Event Schedule

  Friday, December 5

  • First Friday events at galleries, shops, and eateries, 6:30 pm – 9pm
  • Terry Lee Goffee – Johnny Cash Tribute, Calumet Theatre, 7:30 pm

  Saturday, December 6th

  • Visits with Santa and free goodie bags, Rowe Furniture, 11:00 am -1:30 pm
  • Holiday music by strolling musicians, various downtown locations, 12:00 pm -3:00 pm
  • Poor Artists Sale at CLK High School Gym, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

   Wednesday, December 10th

  • CHS Band & Choir Holiday Concert at Calumet Theatre – 7:30 pm

     Friday, December 12th

  • Club Indigo presents “The Bishop’s Wife,” Calumet Theatre, Dinner – 6:00 pm, Movie – 7:15 pm

    Saturday, December 13th

  • Visits with Santa and free goodie bags, Rowe Furniture, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sled dog ride provided by Copper Dog 150, Agassiz Park, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
  • Holiday music by strolling musicians, various downtown locations, 12:00 pm -3:00 pm

     Saturday, December 20th

  • CHS Senior Class Play – “A Christmas Story,” Calumet Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • Holiday music by strolling musicians, various downtown locations, 12:00 pm -3:00 pm

     Sunday, December 21st

  • CHS Senior Class Play – “A Christmas Story,” Calumet Theatre, 2:00 pm

      Sunday, December 28th

  • Movie Magic presents “Elf,” Calumet Theatre, 3:00 pm

For information about activities at the Calumet Theatre please check their website

or call (906) 337-2610.

Heritage Celebration 2014

August 11 -16 2014

The Event this year is held to commemorate the Keweenaw Maritime History.

For a Vendor Form Click Here


Heritage Celebration Week Events throughout Calumet:

Miner’s Reunion • Mon., Aug 11, 6:00 p.m. • Free and open to public

Coppertown USA
Red Jacket Road, Calumet

Keweenaw Heritage Center 20th Anniversary Celebration • Tues., Aug. 12 (ticketed dinner event)

Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne’s

25880 Red Jacket Rd., Calumet


Shipwrecks of the Keweenaw (slide presentation) • Wed., Aug. 13 • 7:00 p.m. • Free and open to public

Calumet Colosseum Ballroom

110 Red Jacket Rd., Calumet

Red Jacket 1913 • Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 14 & 15 • 7:30 p.m. (ticketed performance)

Calumet Theatre

340 Sixth St., Calumet

For ticket information call 906.337.2610

Saturday, August 16

8:30–10 a.m. • Walk In the Park • Calumet Lions Club Park & Nature Trail

Join this walk through the Calumet’s newest park at Calumet Lake. Turn north onto Waterworks Street off M-203.

9–11:30 a.m. • Pannukakku Breakfast in Agassiz Park (prepared by Finlandia University Food Services). Enjoy this Finnish specialty in the park before heading over to watch the parade!

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Coppertown USA Mining Museum will host an open house. Refreshments will be served.

All Day: Visit our downtown merchants for Heritage Celebration Specials!

10:45 a.m.Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race start

5th Street in Calumet

11 a.m. • Heritage Celebration Parade

5th Street in Calumet

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. • Food, Fun, Music, Vendors, Kids Games in Agassiz Park

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • Free trolley rides through historic Calumet (originating and ending at Agassiz Park)

1–4 p.m. • Morrison School Open House

Tour the renovation in progress! Corner of 7th and Elm Streets in Calumet.


2014 PastyFest Pasties


The Judges

The Winners Are

Daniel and Marsha Klein won for Traditional (Individual)
Tim Bies (of Michigan House) won for Non-Traditional
Connie's Pasties won for Traditionl (Commercial)

Connie from Connie's Kitchen

2014 Community Service Awards


      The Community Service Awards was held Friday evening, June 27 at the Calumet Colosseum.  Our three award recipients this year are Sue Dana (receiving the Rita Finch Community Service Award), Dick Dana (receiving the Russell R. Erkkila Community Service Award), and Ed Gray (receiving the John Perona Copper Country Traditions Award).

Here is a brief description of each of the awards and the people they were created in memory of:
About the John Perona award:
 The John Perona Copper Country Traditions Award
Giovanni Batista Perona, a.k.a. Johnnie Perona, was born in 1920 near Calumet on the farm owned by his Italian immigrant parents. Johnnie was born into a musical family, and Calumet in those days was an ethnic and musical melting pot. John learned to play French-Canadian reels, Slovenian polkas, Croatian waltzes, and Finnish schottisches. He became a proficient player of the fiddle, the Polish concertina, and the rhythm bones.
It was his bones playing that was largely responsible for his being designated a Master Folk Musician by the Michigan Traditional Arts Program. As a Master Folk Artist, John taught bones-playing to two apprentices and dozens of workshop participants and was honored with awards at the American Rhythm Bones Festival.
John passed away in February of 2009, and it was with much sadness that our Copper Country community said goodbye to a great man and legendary talent. For an individual who so celebrated life and music, we honor John’s memory with this award.
About the Russel R. Erkkila Award:
The Russell R. Erkkila Community Service Award
Russell was instrumental in shaping the Village of Calumet for more than twenty years, serving on the Village Council and as President Pro-tem from 1983-1986, as Village President from 1986-1996, as a member of the Village Downtown Development Authority from 1986-1999, on the Village Planning Commission from 1988-1999, and on the North Houghton County Water and Sewage Authority from 1986-2002. He was a strong supporter of the Keweenaw National Historic Park and even testified before a U.S. Senate Sub-Committee Hearing on the formation of the Park. He was also a member of the Village Fire Department for eighteen years. Sadly, Russell passed away in 2002. We honor his memory with this named award.
About the Rita Finch award:
The Rita Finch Community Service Award
Rita Barbara Jean Dower was born the youngest daughter of Polish immigrants on September 28, 1931, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She married Chet Finch in 1945 and had two sons. Rita graduated from the Petoskey Beauty Academy in 1965, and the Finch’s moved to Calumet in 1968. Rita opened Rita’s Barberette in 1969, running it until 1981. She became the first female Calumet Village president in 1976, serving two consecutive terms. She was very community-oriented and was involved with the Altar Society at St. Paul the Apostle Church, the Ingot Club, The V.F.W. Auxiliary, the CLK Sportsman’s Club, the Calumet Downtown Development Authority, and the Calumet Theatre, from which she received the Helen Baratono Award. She was known to all as the “hat lady” because she was rarely seen without one of her hats. Sadly, Rita passed away in March 2005. It is with great honor that we name this award after her.

2014 PastyFest T-Shirt Winner

Logo design winner Jake Steinhoff holds his certificate while his father proudly holds this year's t-shirt emblazoned with Jake's art work.

Schedule of Events
Friday June 27th
  • 7:00 pm Main Street Calumet Community Service Awards – Calumet Colosseum Ballroom – coffee & cake

Saturday June 28th  

  • 11:00 am – PastyFest Parade – 5th  Street
  • 11:00 am - registration opens for Horseshoe Partners Tournament – Agassiz Park
  • 11:30 am – 5:00 pm -  PastyFest in Agassiz Park
    • Music – The Backroom Boys Jazz & Polka Band
    • Food
    • Vendors – Main Street Calumet Market
    • Free Horse-drawn tours
    • Old-fashioned Kids Games
    • Pasties!!
  • 1:00 pm  Pasty Bake-off Judging begins (winners will be announced once judging is complete)

Join us on Saturday, June 28th

to Celebrate

PastyFest 2014

Food - Fun - Games - Pasties - Music-Crafters

Agassiz Park

Calumet, Michigan

Click here for an application form if you wish to be a 2014 PastyFest vendor

The Parade

Click here for an application to participate in the parade

The Bake Off

Click here for an application to enter the Pasty Bake Off



CopperDog 150 Feb. 28 - March 2. 2014


And the Winners Are

CopperDog 150

CopperDog 40



Race Map

"The Great Bear Chase"

March 8th 2014

"The Results"

Rank Bib Name City/State Time
Female 50K Freestyle
1 122 Erica Ohearn Traverse City, MI 2:37:46.3
2 124 Sarah Daniels Savage, MN 2:38:33.7
3 13 Kim Hughes Waunakee, WI 2:45:44.7
4 35 Robin Tedlund Duluth, MN 2:55:56.0
5 6 Leigh Dierking Madison, WI 3:00:03.9
6 105 Kathryn Schaus Chippewa Falls, WI 3:03:02.8
7 39 Karen Kirt Lake Leelanau, MI 3:15:38.5
8 43 Mary Connor Marquette, MI 3:17:11.3
9 60 Stacey Marion Madison, WI 3:21:08.8
10 59 Jennifer Grant St. Louis Park, MN 3:22:29.5
Male 50K Freestyle
1 89 Jan Myrda Palos Heights, IL 2:14:28.6
2 33 Chris Pappathopoulos Sun Prairie, WI 2:14:28.9
3 101 Milan Baic Williamsburg, MI 2:17:39.6
4 130 Karl Walczak Berkeley, CA 2:18:43.7
5 42 Jonathon Rulseh Ironwood, MI 2:20:02.0
6 73 Adrian Swanson Minneapolis, MN 2:22:55.8
7 95 Anders Nienstaedt Northfield, MN 2:24:30.8
8 104 Jay Woodbeck Hancock, MI 2:24:31.3
9 5 Frank Dierking Madison, WI 2:24:33.9
10 120 Zach Nelson Maplewood, MN 2:26:54.0
11 77 Douglas Kozeluh Marquette, MI 2:28:15.7
12 133 Kyle Rambo Ironwood, MI 2:28:29.7
13 64 Chris Halverson Madison, WI 2:28:29.9
14 58 Greg Greene Oshkosh, WI 2:28:31.9
15 8 Ken Wikgren Mohawk, MI 2:30:03.2
16 113 John Ohearn Traverse City, MI 2:31:12.0
17 127 Matthew Wong Houghton, MI 2:31:12.8
18 76 Mike Dziobak Houghton, MI 2:32:33.7
19 82 James Fieck Woodruff, WI 2:32:37.9
20 31 Paul Haltvick Ashland, WI 2:32:49.0


All Results

Copper Trophy Winners
50K Freestyle
Division Results
Age Group Results
50K Classic
Division Results
Age Group Results
25K Freestyle
Division Results
Age Group Results
25K Classic
Division Results
Age Group Results
10K Freestyle
Division Results
Age Group Results
10K Classic
Division Results
Age Group Results



Miracles on Main Street: Red Jacket Educational Institute

Imagine a village serving as a community campus for youth enrichment, community recreation, and lifelong education: A village rich in cultural heritage with a people determined to preserve their community heritage, improve economic prosperity, and provide a broad range of educational opportunities for citizens of all ages. Welcome to Calumet, Michigan and “Miracles on Main Street.”

Main Street Calumet is spearheading this project and has recruited a one-of-a-kind “Miracle Network”; an unprecedented and unique community partnership of local government, school, federal agency, and nonprofit organizations to create and deliver educational, vocational, historic preservation, and recreation programs to the residents of Calumet and the Keweenaw Peninsula. Current partners in the “Miracle Network” include: the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium and Keweenaw (CLK); the National Park Service (NPS); Keweenaw National Historical Park; the Charter Township of Calumet; the Village of Calumet; the Calumet Theatre; the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St Anne’s; and other interested entities and individual citizens. Located within the boundaries of Keweenaw National Historical Park, the Red Jacket Educational Institute’s campus consists of the historic buildings owned by these groups....READ MORE


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Upcoming Calumet Events:

Copperdog 150

Feb. 27 - March 1, 2015

Great Bear Chase

March 7, 2015


June  2015

Heritage Celebration

August  2