5 Fall Festivities for Families


Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 9am-1pm, the Down Marquette Farmers Market is at the Marquette Commons. There’s no better way to spend an autumn morning/afternoon than out in the fresh air, supporting farm-fresh local foods and goods.



Fall Color Hike

Peak season is upon us. The last week of September and first two weeks of October are typically primetime for a fall color tour in Marquette County. Some of our favorite fall color spots that are awesome for all ages are Presque IsleSugarloaf, Thomas Rock, and the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.


UP200 Dryland Dash

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, October 13th, and 14th.



Chase Waterfalls

No Fall trip is complete without seeing some waterfalls. And Marquette County just happens to be home to 77 falls itself. That may seem like a ton (it is), but don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down to four family-friendly falls that you can fit into a tight itinerary.


Fresh Coast Film Fest 

This documentary film festival (10/18-21) 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 over 100+ films, 10 Outdoor Tours, and tons of entertainment and inspiration.



Plan your Fall family trip in Marquette County, Mi.