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It’s a big weekend for fun events in Superiorland

July 20, 2012
The Mining Journal

It's another active weekend in Superiorland, offering opportunities for a variety of fun.

The 34th annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival is a prime example. This extravaganza of music, dancing, activities for children and much much more begins at 7 tonight with a dance and continues all day Saturday and Sunday.

Visit to find out the details.

Another great event for a wonderful cause takes place in Little Lake. The Superiorland Chapter 1523 of the Harley Owners Group is sponsoring its annual Little Lake Bike Show at the American Legion post there, which raises funds for the Bay Cliff Health Camp. The show kicks off with a Bikers Ball dance at 8 p.m. tonight, featuring music by Shotgun Kelli and State 51, the band that just won the Wisconsin State Hodag Final Pickoff at the 35th annual Hodag Country Music Festival in Rhinelander, Wis., this past weekend.

Saturday's events will start at 11 a.m. at the American Legion in Little Lake. The raffle will be drawn at 4 p.m. during which a 2012 Harley-Davidson will be given away. Tickets can be purchased for $5. Contact Bald Eagle Harley Davidson at 906-228-5330 or for more information.

Also, performances of the play "Dandelion Cottage" will continue at the Lake Superior Theatre in Marquette. Adapted by Ron Riekki from the classic book written by Carroll Watson Rankin, this story of four young girls who fix up a cottage as a clubhouse comes to life at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday as well as July 25-29. Go to for more information.

The fifth Annual YMCA Teal Lake Triathlon will be taking place on Saturday as well. The race starts at the Teal Lake beach in Negaunee. Adults ages 14 and up will begin at 9 a.m. Participants will swim, bike and run in this event, with proceeds to benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship Campaign.

Saturday is also the date for the 12 Hours of Potluck mountain bike event at the Harlow Lake Trails in Marquette. This event for individuals and teams both starts at 10 a.m. and continues until 10 p.m. Visit to find out more.

And although the NFL season is still weeks away, football fans will find an event to their liking: a semi-pro football game at the Westwood High School field at 6 p.m. Saturday. The U.P. Arctic Blast, which includes athletes from our area, will take on the Titletown Green Bay Muskies in a Northern Light Football League clash. Admission is just $5.

We hope area residents get out to take advantage of one or more of these great events. Summer is flying by quickly so we encourage everyone to enjoy the fun while the weather's warm and the sun is shining.



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