For most of the Midwest, March means the start of Spring, for Marquette County, March is just another month of Winter. And with the rather meek January and February we’ve had, it’s safe to believe that March, though mild, stands a good chance of snow showers. So while everyone everywhere else spends their gray days awaiting the grass and the sun, we’ll still be hitting the slopes, traversing the trails, and soaking in the last bits of snow.
The last day of ski season at Marquette Mountain is April 9th, which means the whole month of March is packed full of festivities.
6th thru 12th – Lower Michigan Week – $22 daily lift all week with proof
4th – 19th Annual Hornbogen Classic Race and Ride for Cody Day
5th – Vintage Ski Day – Come dressed for the party and the lift ticket is $22!
12th – Carload Day – $65 for your car, truck or van
12th – Slope Poker
17th – 19th – Spring Carnival & Marquette PSIA-C Event
17th – St. Patty’s Day Party – $22 lifts when dressed for the party
18th – Polar Plunge
24th-27th – $55 Weekend
2) Hike 100 Challenge
The North Country Trail Association is again offering a Hike 100 Challenge with an additional Build It Challenge. Anyone who collectively hikes 100 miles on the North Country Trail during the calendar year of 2017 will qualify for a patch.
The Build It Challenge:
Spread the Word & Support the NCTA: Go on a group hike. Participate in a chapter event. Pick up trash on a 1-mile segment of trail.
Get Involved- Distribute NCTA brochures or NCT maps to local libraries, schools, or businesses.
For more information check out NCTA.
3) St. Paddy’s Parties
Double Trouble DJ: St. Paddy’s Street Party
Double Trouble DJs is taking the celebration to the streets this St. Patrick’s Day (and night). Word on Washington St. is– there will be food, beer, and music for all (must be 21+ for the beer part).
Ore Dock Brewing Co: St. Paddy’s on Spring
Afterward, be sure to walk over and warm-up at the Ore Dock Brewing Company on Spring St. with some pints and dancing.
Strung Together (Marquette) & Them Coulee Boys (Eau Claire)
“Green Skies. Blue Grass. Gold Beer”
Free Admission. All ages ’til 9pm
4) Restaurant Week
The Eastside Independent Restaurant Association and Marquette Development Authority linked up with numerous restaurants to bring us a week full of food and community. Come celebrate local flavor with over 20 restaurants in Downtown Marquette. $10 fixed price lunch menus and $25 select dinner meals. More info.
There’s still a chance to catch the last bit of hockey season here in Marquette:
Friday, March 17th
Marquette Mutineers vs Monroe Blues at Lakeview Arena 8pm
Friday, March 24th & Saturday, March 25th
Marquette Mutineers vs Mosinee Papermakers at Berry Events Center 8pm