Ball Drop Bash

December 31, 2017

A fresh start on the fresh coast. Ring in the New Year with a bang.

Fireworks, music, dancing, and drinks- all on Washington St. in historic downtown Marquette.

A limited number of tickets will be available to the twenty-one and

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Heikki Lunta Winter Festival

January 19-20, 2018

Celebrate winter Yooper-style —Heikki Lunta hooked up with Stormy Kromer to make a limited, special edition cap just for this year’s festival — Festivities include fireworks, winter sports, bonfires and more.

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Abominable Beer Fest

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The best way to warm up from the wintry weather outside? Craft beer, hands-down. Next best thing? Stay inside. Well, lucky for us, the Abominable Beer Fest is both. So come out and get down at the

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Suicide Ski Jump Tournament

January 23, 2018

Launch into the winter action with the 131st Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl. The tournament, hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club, will be held Tuesday, January 30th. Fireworks, food, bonfires, and beer — trust us, you’re

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Honey Bear Classic Cross Country Ski

February 10, 2017

An afternoon of winter fun in the wilds of Big Bay, Michigan.

Enjoy hot cider and treats and get your picture taken with the sweet and wild Honey Bear. Explore our groomed wilderness on skis or snowshoes and for the

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U.P. 200

February 15-19, 2018

Watch from Washington St. in downtown Marquette as the UP 200 is off to the races. The event is one of the top 12-dog mid-distance races in the Midwest, as well as being an Iditarod qualifier. The UP200

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Polar Roll

February 17, 2018

In Marquette County winter means serious snow, serious fat biking, and serious fun. The Polar Roll is a 25 mile fat tire bike race featuring tons of awesome riders, excellent terrain, and a Bacon & Hugs Aid Station.

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Marquette Brew-Ski

March 10, 2018

A happy hour ski tour of the Forestville ski trails. This family-friendly event is for all ski abilities and ages, and costumes are encouraged (maybe even a little bit required).

The skiing portion of the event will take place

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St. Patrick’s Street Shutdown

March 17, 2018

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day the right way with the Washington St. Shut Down. Festivities will include dueling pianos, a mechanical bull and a cash bar. Plus there’s a photo booth, so whether you make it a day to

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April 8-15, 2018

SmartPrize is where ideas compete to become reality.  Entrepreneurs, investors and curious people are all welcome to take part in a county-wide celebration of innovation. What’s your big idea?


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Festival of the Angry Bear

April 14, 2018

A Saturday filled with craft beer, food trucks, live bands, and more at Ore Dock Brewing Company. Celebrate as Marquette comes out of hibernation.

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Big Bay Relay

May 19, 2018

Play big, win big. Teams of five complete a twenty-six mile relay from Marquette to Big Bay. All skill levels from elite runners to first time racers welcome.


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Marquette Trails Fest

June 24-26, 2018

Bike. Run. Celebrate. Marquette Trails Festival is a weekend of mountain bike races, trail running races, and socials. Experience the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while supporting trail building and sustainability in Marquette County.


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Art Week

June 25-30, 2018

A celebration of rich and diverse culture of Marquette, featuring exhibits, performances, receptions, studio tours, bike tours, demonstrations, and street performers.

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