Family-Friendly Winter Events & Activities


December 14-17, 2017

Adapted from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” you don’t want to miss FRT’s Scrooge, a musical retelling of a miserly old man who detests the holidays, until he’s taken on staggering trip through time amidst ghosts of the past, present, and future. Tickets are $15 for General Public, $10 Students and $5 for NMU students

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Ball Drop Bash

December 31, 2017

Ring in the New Year surrounded by a street full of family, friends, and friendly faces at the Ball Drop Bash on Washington St., in downtown Marquette. A New Year, deserves new traditions—elevate your NYE experience with a celebration and countdown, featuring drinks, dancing, laser lights, music and more.

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Heikki Lunta Fest

January 19-20, 2018

Last year Heikki Lunta came out of hiatus, and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Festivities include fireworks, winter sports, bonfires, food/drink, and more. Have we mentioned that Heikki Lunta hooked up with Stormy Kromer to make a limited, special edition cap just for this year’s festival? Yeah, stay tuned…

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Ski Jumping Tournament  

January 23, 2018

The 131st Annual Ski Jump Tournament returns Tuesday, January 23rd for an evening of energy and excitement. Warm up by the bonfire with food, beer/beverages and fireworks hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club.

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U.P. 200

February 15-19, 2018

12 dog sled teams. 230 miles of snowy trail. Hundreds of volunteers. Thousands of spectators. February 15-19, we’re off to the races. Watch all of the excitement from the starting line right here, on Washington Street.

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