The Houghton County Fair returns Thursday through Sunday, August 22nd through 25th. Enjoy the midway, exhibits, live music, and grandstand features that make this the western Upper Peninsula’s largest fair! See the full fair schedule here.

Look for us at the fair, and listen for our updates on KBear 102.3, brought to you by the Lighthouse at Hancock, your Sears Hometown Store, Auto Pro Glass and Tire, Snap Fitness, Pepsi of Houghton, Great Lakes Mutual Insurance, Otter River Outfitters, Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Repair, and the Flower Shop in Hancock.


Downtown Houghton Concerts

Concerts are held each Thursday in August at 7:00 at the bandshell at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. There is no charge – remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on! The series is presented by Century 21 North Country Agency, with additional sponsorship from the City of Houghton, the Frank A. Douglass Insurance Agency, Pepsi of Houghton, Swift True Value Hardware, RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate, Surplus Outlet, Tadych’s Econo Foods, KeweenawReport.com, and KBear 102.3.

August 22nd
Outlaw’d
August 29th
Figure 4 Leg Lock


KBear 102.3 welcomes country music hitmaker and slide guitar master Lee Roy Parnell to the Calumet Theatre at 7:30 on Saturday, August 31st. Lee Roy’s classic country hits include “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am,” “Love Without Mercy,” “Tender Moment,” “On the Road,” “I’m Holding My Own,” “Heart’s Desire,” “Givin’ Water to a Drowning Man” and more. Learn more, and buy tickets, here.

Save 40% on tickets – while they last – at the Keweenaw Shopper!


Finnish bluegrass-rockers Steve ‘n’ Seagulls return to the Rozsa Center, with their unique blend of bluegrass and hard rock classics. Their version of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” made them a an international YouTube sensation. The video of their version of “House of the Rising Sun” was shot at the Quincy Smelter and the Redridge Dam. For tickets and more information, click here.


The 30th annual Parade of Nations will step off at 11:00 am Saturday, September 21st. The parade features international students from MTU, Finlandia and NMU. Afterward, enjoy international food, drink and entertainment at the Multi-Cultural Festival at Dee Stadium. Check out the details here.


Kraft Hockeyville USA!!!

The Calumet Colosseum has won the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition!

The Kraft Hockeyville NHL exhibition game will feature our own Detroit Red Wings! The Wings will take on the Saint Louis Blues at the Colosseum on Thursday, September 26th. The Colosseum will also receive a $150,000 grant for rink improvements, and $10,000 worth of hockey equipment!

Thanks to all those who voted, to those who organized the Colosseum effort, and to Kraft Heinz for enabling us to write another chapter in the storied history of hockey in the Copper Country! Follow our Hockeyville progress at the Colosseum website and Facebook page.


High School Football!

The high school football season begins August 29th. KBear 102.3 will bring you a full slate of games, featuring all our local teams, and every playoff contest. Listen on the air, through our stream, or use our free Android and Apple apps. Call 482-7700 to learn about affordable business sponsorship packages. See our broadcast schedule here.