Heikki Lunta Festival provides fun this weekend in Negaunee

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 5:41 PM EST
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The 50th annual Heikki Lunta winter festival will begin on Friday in Negaunee.

The festival is a weekend-long celebration that includes a variety of activities.

"It’s a festival for the community, for families to get together and enjoy the outdoors in the wintertime," said Fred Anderson, a U.P. Luge Official.

The festival begins this Friday with a parade on Iron Street.

Saturday’s events include the Freeze Your Fanny U.P.-Cross event and an Anna and Elsa from Disney’s "Frozen" sing along at the Vista Theater.

Also returning this year, the U.P. Luge club will be opening up their track for anyone to try all weekend long.

"It is something that is kind of special, because there is nowhere else in the United States that you can try natural luge. And it’s a fun sport. And we put people on there that are 4, 5 years old," added Anderson.

For the third year, the Negaunee Knights of Columbus are hosting an art show at St. Paul's Gym on Saturday featuring artwork by Negaunee Public School students.

"It really is a wonderful for students to be able to show off their artwork outside of the school walls and get excited about it, and bring their families. We have a lot of talented artists in Negaunee all the way from Jr. Kindergarten through seniors in high school," said Linnea Gustafson, Negaunee Elementary art teacher.

A full schedule of events and times can be found on the U.P. Luge Club’s website


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