The Upper Peninsula Luge Club invites you to Ko-Tis-Vay to the 2018 Heikki Lunta Festival to be held on January 19th & 20th in downtown Negaunee. Friday evening we will begin the festival with a winter parade down Iron Street, an opening ceremony at Breitung Park and live music at local establishments. Saturday will be filled with a full schedule of events to include something for everyone: Pannu Kakku breakfast, bake sale, display from the Finnish-American Heritage Center, guest speakers, an old school snowmobile show, ski jumping at Suicide Hill and luging open to public at Lucy Hill. A full line-up of Yooper Feats of Strength are also slated: Yooper Scoop Scramble, Trenary Toast Eating Contest, Ice Turkey Bowling, Big and Little Yooper Obstacle course races and new this year, Crapper Dash, Chook Chuck and Yooper-sized Foosball. Winning contestants will receive various prizes donated by local businesses. All contestants will be entered into a drawing to give away 3 custom Heikki Lunta Stormy Kromers! The more contests you enter, the better chance you have of winning! You may register early by clicking on the Yooper Feats of Strength button above or sign up the day of the festival. We are encouraging contestants to come up with some fun team names that represent who you are or where you come from! The festival will wrap up Saturday evening with a bonfire, fireworks over Old Town and live music all up and down Iron Street!
Welcome to the Upper Peninsula Luge Club!
The Upper Peninsula Luge Club, a 501 (c)3 organization, has a long history here in Marquette County that spans over three decades. Their mission is to promote Natural Track Luge as a fun, safe, accessible and family-friendly sport in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.