Heikki Lunta Winter Festival

The City of Negaunee's Heikki Lunta Festival is an unforgettable celebration of winter wonder in the heart of the Upper Peninsula. From heart-pounding snow sports to family-friendly activities, this event promises frost fun for all.

Event Schedule

Friday, February 2, 2024Heikki Lunta 2024 event poster
5PM                  Lighting of the bonfire
5-10PM             Irontown Rail Jam
5-7PM              Fish Fry
6-9PM              UP Luge Club public sliding
6-8PM              Snowshoe lantern tours of historic old town
8-11PM             Negaunee VFW open house   
Saturday, February 3, 2024
7AM-2PM        Teal Lake ice fishing tournament - *POSTPONED*
8AM-NOON    Breakfast at The Eagles
9AM-11AM       Breakfast at The Elks
10AM-2PM       Ishpeming Ski Club open house
11AM-2PM       UP Luge Club activities
1-3PM               All school art show
3-6PM              Sledding, gourmet s'mores and miniature horse rides
5:30 & 7PM      Snowshoe lantern tours of historic old town
6-9PM              Negaunee VFW open house
8:30PM            Fireworks
Sunday, February 4, 2024
1PM                  Pasty eating contest

Event Details

Enjoy your favorite adult beverage from a participating vendor in designated Downtown areas from noon until midnight. Please note that no outside alcohol is permitted, and that all drinks must be purchased from one of the following approved vendors and remain in one of the approved social district cups:
  • Jackson's Pit
  • Tino's
  • Smarty's
  • Barr's Bar
  • Elks
  • U.P. Brewing Co.
  • Strega Nonna
Live Music & Entertainment
Prepare to be entertained as some of the best musicians in the region share their talents throughout the weekend at a number of venues. See the Heikki Lunta event listings on Facebook for time and location details.
Tunnel of Lights
Located on the 300 block Iron Street, Negaunee's Tunnel of Lights is a picturesque spot to snap a photo to remember your favorite Heikki Lunta memories. Share your images on social media using the hashtag #ForgeYourAdventure.
Eateries & Drinkeries
Downtown Negaunee is home to a number of beloved local pubs and restaurants. Stop in to any of the participating businesses below and enjoy food and beverage specials all weekend long:
Free Parking
There are a number of free parking lots and spaces throughout the City of Negaunee. Free parking will be marked by green Heikki Lunta signage. 

Event Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses for being major supporters of this year's Heikki Lunta Festival:
  • Jackson's Pit
  • Northern Michigan University
  • TV6
  • Sunny 101.9
  • Oberstar Excavating
  • 44 North
  • Ultra Construction
  • Honor Credit Union
  • The Fire Station
  • Midway Rentals and Sales
  • The Compound
Fireworks sponsored by:
  • UP Engineers and Architects
  • Jackson's Pit 

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