October is bursting with autumn color and events

Looking to make your autumn more eventful? 

Whether you opt to bike through tunnels of colorful trees to the sound of crunching leaves, cheer on a slew of dogs as they excitedly prepare for winters’ anticipated UP200 sled dog races, taste-test fresh local food while drinking seasonal brews, or binge-watch inspirational flicks between your pick of epic outdoor tours, October in Marquette County is packed with awesome events for all ages.

Check them out…

Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro | Oct. 5

The Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro is our kind of fall color tour—and also, the final Enduro leg of the Lake Superior Gravity Series. This year will race on 7 total stages for Open class, 4 for Sport, and 2 for Beginner.

 

Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest | Oct. 5

On October 5th Baraga Avenue will be bustling with Harvest-themed activities. Featuring food and drink, live music and dance, a petting zoo, chalk painting and more, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these family-friendly festivities.

 

Marquette Local Food Fest | Oct. 12

The 3rd Annual local food festival features the Farmer’s Harvest Basket Competition, the NMU Alumni Chef Competition, and TONS of locally sourced food and brews (vegetarian options included) from all over the Upper Peninsula.

 

Marquette Spectacle | Oct. 12

October 12th, witness an outdoor performance of grand proportions steeped in local culture. A celebration of community and art through pageantry, art installations, pop up performances, percussion, theatrical dance and street parade. The Spectacle is an inclusive and accessible art experience engaging all ages and abilities.

 

UP200 Dryland Dash | Oct. 12-13

These dogs may not be dashing through the snow, but the fall foliage is definitely a treat. Watch the dogs train and compete throughout these 1-2 mile courses, and even bring your own pup(s) (owners’ discretion advised) on Saturday at 2 pm to try out the equipment and trails!

 

Fresh Coast Film Festival | Oct. 17-20

This documentary film festival celebrates the best of the best in the Midwest—the Great Lakes AND the great outdoors. Expect Fresh Coast to make even bigger waves this year, with 120+ films, 9 Outdoor Tours, and tons of entertainment, conversation, and inspiration.

 


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