Marquette Trail 50 Ultra Marathon

August 17-18, 2018

It’s no surprise the Marquette ultra marathon is ultra-tough. This course features snaking single-track, steep climbs and rocky shoreline. With panoramic views from vistas like Sugarloaf, Top of the World, Bareback, and Hogback.

Race options include

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Classics on Third Car Show

August 18, 2018 | 12pm – 4pm – N. Third St.

Your average Saturday’s got some tough competition. The Marquette Downtown Development Authority teamed up with The Third Base bar to bring you the second annual summer classic car show. And

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Harbor Fest

August 24-25, 2018

End summer on a high note at Harbor Fest. Bring the family, or invite some friends for a little bit of live music, craft beer, local food, and more at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. 

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Blues Fest

August 31-September 2, 2018

Blues Fest is back on the Fresh Coast for its 15th year of blues, food, and booze in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. This three-day festival is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Tickets on sale soon.

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Marquette Marathon + Half Marathon

September 1, 2018

Why sit around all Labor Day weekend and binge eat/drink, when you could run the Marquette marathon or half marathon? Exactly. This Boston Qualifier is both scenic and epic, including trails throughout 3 historic cities, elevation changes, and

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Marquette Craft Beer Week

September 4-9, 2018

There’s a reason Michigan is called the ‘Great Beer State’—We take our beer seriously here—That’s why we have a week dedicated to the best beers and breweries Michigan has to offer. Featuring tap takeovers, pre-parties, food + beer

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UP Fall Beer Fest

September 8, 2018

Not only is UP Fall Beer Fest the best excuse to day drink on a Saturday, there’s also options of over 600 locally crafted beers from over 80 breweries, so taste test wisely. And to top it off,

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Pride Fest

September 15, 2018

The 5th annual Pride Fest takes place at Tourist Park 12pm-10pm, following the Pride Parade in downtown Marquette. This event is super fun and super family-friendly with tons of entertainment, speakers, vendors, and more. Come out and show your

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Lake Superior Shore Run

September 15, 2018

The Lake Superior Shore run traverses rugged and scenic terrain featuring (literally) breathtaking vistas. Race options include a 1 km Youth Run, the Eagle Mine 5 km, and the Half Marathon. The courses consist of single track trails

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Marji Gesick 100

September 21-22, 2018

“No doubt about it, the Marji Gesick 100 is the hardest hundred in America.” – Jeremiah Bishop, 2017

So, think you got what it takes to survive the MG100?

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Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro

September 29, 2018

The Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro is our kind of Fall color tour.

Courses include:

Dogger (All Classes)

Blue Reverse (All Classes)

Yah Hey (Sport, Open)

Combo v2.0 (Open)

After Dark (Open)

With races starting at 10am and ending after 8pm.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Harvest Fest

October 6, 2018

Harvest Fest is full of fall fun for all on the 100th block of Baraga Ave. Featuring harvest themed activities from 3pm-7:30pm—food, drink, dance, games and more. Don’t miss out on all of the autumnally festivities, and

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Fresh Coast Film Fest

October 18-21, 2018

Fresh Coast is a documentary film festival celebrating the best of the best in the Midwest—the great outdoors and the Great Lakes. Expect Fresh Coast too make even bigger waves  this year, topping over 100+ films, 10

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Ball Drop Bash

December 31, 2018

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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Suicide Ski Jump Tournament

January, 2019

Launch into the winter action with the 132nd Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl. The tournament, hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club, features fireworks, food, bonfires, and b.y.o.b beer. Yeah, you’ll wanna be here.

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Noquemanon Ski Marathon

January 25-27, 2019

XC ski, snowshoe/bike, skijor, and more – all along the rolling hills, flat lake crossings, and climbs of the notorious Noquemanon trails.

Places to Stay

Honey Bear Classic Cross Country Ski

February, 2019

Celebrate the Honey Bear Classic on the scenic Big Bay Pathway in Big Bay, MI. This family-friendly event features the Honey Bear 12K or 24K classic challenge around the Bear Mountain Loop (timed event/$5.00 entry fee), and free youth

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U.P. 200

February 14-18, 2019

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, 2019

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. Followed

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