We hope you enjoyed the 2023 Copper Dog 150 ! Check back next year for updated downtown event details!
Race Start Details
The official start of the Copper Dog 150 is Friday, March 3rd in downtown Calumet at 6pm! Opening ceremonies kick off at 6pm with dog teams leaving the start gate around 7pm. Expect fireworks to start at 8:45pm.
The start gate will be set up at the intersection of 5th Street and Portland Streets in downtown Calumet. The starting section of course runs north, down the length of 5th Street, from Portland to Pine Streets and you can catch the dogs from either side of the street the whole way! You can bring a chair to sit or just stand and watch! Many businesses welcome fans to come inside and warm-up during the event too, details at right!
WHAT (RULES & TIPS)
If you're coming to watch the race bring your family, bring your friends, dress warm, but please leave your pet pooch at home. No pets are allowed along the course.
The race course (a snow road) is set up right through the middle of our downtown, so expect 5th Street to be closed, with no cross traffic allowed.
Plan on parking a few blocks away and walking to the race, it's a busy day in town! There is ample parking at the Calumet Colosseum ice rink, just 2 blocks from the race start.
Take advantage of all the fun activities and hospitality our businesses offer while you're in town!
Check out the official Copper Dog 150 website for full event details!
Where to Eat & Drink
618 Oak St
Carmelita's will be featuring take out friendly finger foods, drink specials and with take out beverages available!
300 6th St
In-house microbrews and dynamite food in a great atmosphere! Not to be missed!
102 5th St
Cafe Rosetta will be open late to keep you fueled up for the race with grilled cheese and puppy chow, plus their full regular menu! Also snag some Girl Scout Cookies, the troupe will be set up on the patio!
Elks 404 Lodge
25701 Wedge St
Keweenaw Coffee Works
113 5th St
This menu will warm you right up! Enjoy a reuben, Aussie sausage roll, bowl of squash soup, or chili and mac n' cheese!
Check out the Karoake, it's sure to be a full house and lots of fun!
510 Portland St
211 7th St
Calumet Pizza Works
318 5th St
Offshore Fish & Chips
431 5th St
Warm up with a bowl of New England clam chowder or fresh Lake Superior whitefish! Also we can't say enough about their fish fry in general....superb!
315 5th St
117 6th St
Shute's 1890 Saloon
322 6th St
Grab an Iron Fish Copper Jacket cocktail while supplies last at the karaoke finals Friday night at Shute's!
501 Elm St
Desserts, hot pockets (pepperoni/cheese or ham/cheese), sausage gravy, oh my! Ramona's will be open until 8pm with some tasty treats just for you! Visit them at the corner of 5th & Elm!
Where's the Party?
Our downtown businesses are so excited to share our community with you! While you're in town watching the dogs, check out the (warming) parties in these great shops;
Keweenaw National Historical Park Visitor Center
98 5th Street
Take in a little history at the Visitor Center while you warm up those toes! This museum houses a fabulous array of exhibits about the Keweenaw and is staffed by extremely knowledgeable and dedicated Park Rangers! Free!
Copper World & The Calumet Merchantile
101 5th Street
Warm up at Copper World and the Calumet Merchantile with hot chocolate and coffee. While browsing, check out their latest Copper Dog merchandise! From t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies to winter hats and blankets they've got you covered!
Gallery on 5th
109 5th Street
Stop by and check out all the dog related art (and other beautiful pieces), and warm up with a cup of cocoa!
Kitschy Spirit Records & Superior Care Givers
200 5th Street - 2nd Floor
It's a bird's eye view of the race start from the 2nd floor of the Miners and Merchants Building where these two great businesses are located! Both Kitschy Spirit Records Superior Care Givers will be welcoming the community to stop in for refreshments and check out the race from their 2nd story perch!
Copper Island Clay Works
201 5th Street
Check out the recently renovated historic space, the beautiful pottery and get warm while you watch! Owner and ceramicist William Thompson recently moved in, so you'll get to see his shop pre-grand opening!
Copper Country Associated Artists
205 5th Street
Warm -up, watch the dogs and check out some beautiful work from local artists.
Calumet Floral & Gifts
221 5th Street
Watch the race from one of the greenest places in town! Calumet Floral will be open late to welcome the community inside for a warm up! Face painting from 5:30-7pm, $2/child, and complementary hot cocoa!
Supernova Yoga, Gallery & Gifts
220 5th Street
Supernova is a great vantage point for viewing the race, at the corner of 5th at Oak, you can watch the dogs, catch the Street Party (at Oak between 4th and 5th) AND enjoy 20% off apparel!
High's Adventure Gear
309 5th St
THE place to get a great custom or off-the-rack parka sure to keep you warm, no matter the temps or the activity! Gear for the Keweenaw, made in the Keweenaw!
The Copper Axe
309 5th St
Come throw axes in Calumet! The Copper Axes welcomes all ages and ability levels in a unique historic atmosphere! Walk-ins will be welcome all day, but reservations are recommended if you desire a specific time!
Frozen Farms Co
322 5th St
They have a cold name but the warmest hearts! Stop-in to check out their great selection of locally raised beef, pork and lamb, pantry items and a great selection of kitchen tools and home goods!
Of the Water
333 5th St
Providing great non-alcoholic versions of your favorite liquid refreshments, they will be open late, stop in!
More Food, Drink & Fire!