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Superior snowshoe walks
January 22nd - March 18th

Superior Snowshoe Walks

Superior Snowshoe Walks 2020 9th Season!!! Walks start at 6:30 pm. Headlights or flashlights recommended. Visit the sponsoring business after the snowshoe walk for some food (donations accepted)! For more info call: Sam or Anne Davey – 932-2020 or cell 906-285-3142 Hobby Wheel – 906-932-3332 January 8th. Mark Fitting Annual Memorial Walk, starting at Michigan Welcome Center 801 W. Cloverland Dr. in Ironwood, MI.Sponsored by Don & GG’s on US-2 Ironwood. January 15th. Bessemer Bluff Valley Park walk, meet at Bluff Valley Park, North Moore St. Turn north at the stoplight. Sponsored by Bessemer VFW 3673 West Lead Street Bessemer. January 22nd. Cottonwood tree walk sponsored by Manny’s Restaurant 316 E. Houk St. in Ironwood, MI. Park at Manny’s Restaurant. January 29th. Gogebic Country Club 200 Country Club Rd. Ironwood. Sponsored by Elk & Hound 200 Country Club Rd., Ironwood, MI. February 5th. Miners Park Trail Head 776 E. Ayer St. in Ironwood, MI. Red Devil Loop walk sponsored by Rigoni’s Bar 925 E. Ayer St in Ironwood, MI. February 12th Schaumburg Park 9701 N Hwy 51 in Hurley, WI. sponsored by Spyders Bar 219 Silver St. Hurley, Wis. February 19th. Michigan Info Center Walk on West Hwy US-2 in Ironwood, MI. Sponsored by Cold Iron Brewery 104 S. Lowell St. Ironwood, Mi.. February 26th. No walk Ash Wednesday March 4th Miners Park Walk Pabst Blue Ribbon Loop. Sponsored by the Aurora Club on 101 Penokee Rd. in Ironwood, MI. Park at City Garage on Penokee Rd. March 11th. ABR Ski Trails E5299 West Pioneer Road in Ironwood, MI. walk sponsored by Brewster’s Bar 112 S. Lowell St. in Ironwood, MI. March 18th. Wolverine Ski Trails 5851 Sunset Rd, in Ironwood, MI. sponsored by Wolverine ski club & Hobby Wheel, includes potluck cook out with bonfire. Bring, a dish to pass, drinks and chairs if you wish to sit outside!

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Tuesday night skinny ski
February 18th - March 31st

Tuesday Night Skinny Ski

Skiers, both classic and skate, are invited to join in on the Tuesday Night Ski which rotates between Wolverine Nordic Trails, MECCA Trails in Mercer, and Winman Trails in Manitowish Waters. Skiers meet at the chalet at 6:00 and ski for about an hour. A headlamp is needed. The group usually goes out to eat after the ski. We break into groups: classic/freestyle & fast pace, relaxed pace. We usually go out to eat after the ski.

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Team Triva
February 26th

Team Triva at Cold Iron Brewing

It’s Team Trivia night! Bring your team of up to 6 people and see how many questions you can get right! This is a free event and you can show up during any of the rounds. The winning team will get a $25 Cold Iron gift card. Categories span a broad range of topics and genres and as always, $3 Happy Hour beers from 3-8 PM. Doors open at 3 PM, Trivia at 6:30 PM.

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Music of John Denver
February 29th

The Music of John Denver

The Music of John Denver – Ironwood, MI Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm The Historic Ironwood Theater “The music of John Denver is timeless and well known. Layne Yost’s “Tribute to the Music of John Denver” is a faithful performance that pays homage to the music and the man. Yost, McDowall, and Shimoda capture the simple soul of Denver’s music through guitar, fiddle, and upright bass arrangements. Woven within the music are stories that give insight into Denver’s life and legacy. A wonderful show that will take you back and remind you of simple things that remain true.” ~We’re delighted to be brining our show to the Historic Ironwood Theater, in Ironwood, MI. This will be our first time performing at what appears to be a most delightful venue. Looking forward to it already!

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Hygee Hike
February 29th

Hygee Hike at the Historic Montreal Ski Trails

NICER-Northern Iron County Engaged Residents, Extension Iron County, Hurley Area Chamber and community volunteers are organizing the 2nd annual Hygge [Hoo-ga] Hike! This is a FREE community snowshoe hike with a goal of bringing awareness to the great snowshoe and ski trails that the City of Montreal has to offer! Donations will be accepted to benefit the Penokee Rangers, Inc., who care for the trails on a volunteer basis. The afternoon will include a 1.5 mile casual snowshoe hike through a portion of the Historic Montreal Ski Trails! Participants are asked to park at the Montreal City Hall where they will be shuttled to the trail head behind Rose Wreath. The Hurley Chamber is planning a fun trail activity and Extension Iron County’s community snowshoes will be available to use for FREE! Hot beverages will be available at the trail head during the hike and at the Montreal City Hall. The hike will be taking place between 1:00-3:00 pm.

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Phyl Wickham Live Music
February 29th

Phyl Wickham Live Music at Whitecap Ski Resort

Live music by Phyl Wickham at 3 p.m. in the Whitecap Bar!!

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Big Lebowski
March 6th

First Friday Flashback Film: The Big Labowski

1st Friday Flashback Film: The Big Labowski Show Times: Friday, Mar. 06, 2020 at 7:30 pm Cost: Free! Entry by donation at the door

March’s First Friday Flashback Film Feature is The Big Labowski (Rated “R”) The Big Lebowski is a 1998 crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. He is assaulted as a result of mistaken identity, after which The Dude learns that a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski was the intended victim. The millionaire Lebowski’s trophy wife is kidnapped, and he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release. John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro and Philip Seymour Hoffman also appear, in supporting roles.

Note: This movie is rated “R” and is not suitable for children.

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World Telemark Day
March 7th

World Telemark Day at Whitecap Ski Resort

Celebrate World Telemark Day at Whitecap!! Telemark skiing is a skiing technique that combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing. There will be a demo fleet and lessons provided!

Live music by Son of Mel & Sloppy Joe!

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Jared Kay
March 7th

Jared Kay Live Music at Cold Iron Brewing

Coming to you all the way from Manitowish Waters, Jared Kay will take you on a musical journey with original music inspired by some of the great songwriters of all-time. Including Neil Young, Paul Simon, Sam Beam, and many more. Using an acoustic guitar and effects pedals, a single melody is transformed into what JK calls a “wall of sound.” You have to hear to believe it. Jared Kay performs on Saturday, March 7th from 7-10 PM in the Cold Iron Taproom. Admission is free.

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Brad Emanuel
March 7th

Brad Emanuel- Live Music at Blackjack

3, 2, 1….. with the always amazing Brad Emanuel in Dudley’s Saloon, starting at 4pm!

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Moutain Top 2020
March 20th - March 21st

Mountain Top Music Fest at Blackjack

MOUNTAIN TOP FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR 2020….join us in Wakefield, MI, March 20-21!!!

— RSVP to this official event page and follow Mountain Top Festival for all the updates! —

Enjoy the best slopes and the best snow in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the best roots music from the Midwest and beyond, the famous Bikini Races, and the best gathering of music-lovers around!

TWO premier ski resorts, one ticket, one destination…and music, music, music!

Skiable Acres: 410 Trails: 56 Vertical Drop: 638 ft Lifts: 15 lifts and tows Terrain Parks: 3 Average Snowfall: 17 feet! Food & Dining Outlets: 6 Lodging: Hotel & Condos


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HIT Talent show
March 21st

HIT Talent Show

Theatre Location 113 E. Aurora Street Ironwood, MI 49938 Theatre Office Wed, Thur, & Fri: Noon – 4:30pm Tel: 906-932-0618 109 E. Aurora Street Ironwood, MI 49938 (Two doors west of the main theatre entrance)

Operation of the Historic Ironwood Theatre is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

HIT Talent Show Times: Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020 at 7:00pm Cost: TBD

On Saturday March 21 at 7pm HIT will present our all-age talent show HIT Talent. Singers, dancers, novelty acts – all are welcome! Note: this show is open to all ages. adults, teens, and little ones. Mark these dates on your calendar now. Auditions and sign-up: Sunday January 26 from 2pm-4pm and Monday, January 27 from 6:30pm-8:30pm Show: Saturday March 21 at 7pm

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April 3rd

First Friday Flashback Film: Eddie The Eagle

Friday, Apr. 03, 2020 at 7:30 pm Cost: Free! Entry by donation at the door

April’s First Friday Flashback Film Feature is Eddie the Eagle To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Copper Peak ski flying hill, our April First Friday film will be Eddie the Eagle. Inspired by true events, the movie is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude. Admission is by donation. The movie screens at 7:30p, but come early to check out the Copper Peak “pop-up” shop in our concourse to learn about plans for the future of this wonderful local amenity.

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Hadar Maoz from Israel
April 18th

Hadar Maoz from Israel

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2020 at 7:00pm Cost: TBD

World Fest – Hadar Maoz, a multi-talented and inspiring young performer, singer and musician, electrifies the audience with a musical journey into the world of ancient traditions and an oriental soul groove. She brings a new musical row to the world by taking the music of Persian and Bukharian Jewish roots (central Asia) and combines them with a electronic elements, new soul groove and blues. Currently living in Israel, Hadar’s cultural roots began in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

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Red Bull 400
May 16th

Copper Peak Red Bull 2020

For the past two years, the Red Bull 400 has invigorated Copper Peak, the iconic Ski Flying hill and Recreation Center in Ironwood, Michigan bringing to town the first international competition since 1994. Building upon previous success, the world’s steepest 400-meter race is returning on May 16, 2020 for runners who are up for the challenge. The principle is simple: participants start at the bottom of the ski jump and race 400 meters uphill 40 stories to the top of the largest artificial ski jump tower in the world. The nearly vertical race challenges participants’ speed and endurance, and is guaranteed to put the participants’ calves, quads and fitness, to the ultimate test.

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