• October

    • 17 - 20

      Oct

      Fresh Coast Film Festival

      The Fresh Coast Film Festival is the first of its kind: a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. The festival will gather the best in environmental and cultural

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  • December

    • 31

      Dec

      NYE Ball Drop

      Gather with family and friends to ring in 2020 at the 31st annual New Year’s Eve ball drop in Downtown Marquette on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Share in this true Marquette tradition and join in the countdown to midnight with

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  • January

    • 21

      Jan

      133rd Ski Jumping Tournament

      Skier Jumpers from all over the world will gather to jump the famous Suicide Hill at an international competition in Ishpeming. This is a 133 year old tradition that is the oldest continual annual international sports competition in the United

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    • 24 - 26

      Jan

      Noquemanon Ski Marathon

      The “Noque” is one of the premier point-to-point cross country ski epics in the U.S. Whether you’ve done the Noque a couple of times, you’re a legacy skier, or completely new to the scene, you’re bound to have an awesome

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  • February

    • 13 - 17

      Feb

      UP200

      The UP200 is one of America’s premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The first UP200 was run in February 1990, after two years of planning by sled dog racing enthusiasts.

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    • 14 - 16

      Feb

      Polar Roll

      Polar Roll is the largest fat-bike event in Michigan and a proud member of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series. Fat-bikers can choose from the thirty-mile event aptly named “Danny’s Hills” or the shorter fifteen-mile event dubbed “Half the Hills”.

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  • March

    • 01 - 08

      Mar

      Restaurant Week

      The Eastside Originals participating restaurants, consisting of independently owned and operated restaurants within Marquette’s Eastside, will offer $10 fixed price lunch menus and select dinner meals for $25. Restaurant Week provides the community the opportunity to experience a wide variety of

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  • April

    • 04

      Apr

      Angry Bear Festival

      Each year in April as the frozen grounds of Lake Superior’s shore attempts its thaw, Festival of the Angry Bear comes out of hibernation and takes over Spring Street in downtown Marquette. Modeled after some of the great beer festivals

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  • June

    • 19 - 21

      Jun

      Marquette Trails Fest

      The Marquette Trails Festival takes place for the most part on the South Trails in Southern Marquette. Besides the Dual Slalom Race, Enduro Race, and Long XC Race all of the events start and finish at Marquette Mountain Ski Area.

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    • 22 - 27

      Jun

      Art Week

      The City of Marquette presents its Sixth annual Art Week, featuring local artists, arts organizations, and businesses coming together to put on a week-long series of special events, concerts, workshops, performances, and demonstrations.

  • July

    • 17 - 19

      Jul

      Hiawatha Music Festival

      The Hiawatha Festival is the only event of its size and scope in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Each year’s event features traditional-music styles that include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk – including singer/songwriters – and dance. Mainstage acts include

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    • 25 - 26

      Jul

      Art on the Rocks

      Art on the Rocks™ has grown to one of the finest art shows in the country, attracting over 140 artists and 10,000 people each year sandwiched between Marquette’s historic downtown and the Cinder Pond Marina on beautiful Lake Superior the

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    • 31

      Jul

      Blueberry Festival

      Washington and Front streets will be bustling with sidewalk sales, food vendors, artists, demonstrations, pony rides, inflatable arcade games, and activities for children and families. Downtown restaurants will satisfy your cravings for blueberry fare, from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer,

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  • August

    • 08 - 09

      Aug

      Ore 2 Shore

      The O2S is a point-to-point race, with riders gearing up at the start line in Negaunee, where iron ore was first discovered in the Superior region in 1844. The long-distance course travels through Ishpeming, past towering head frames from the

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    • 15

      Aug

      Classic Cars on Third

      Set in Marquette’s Downtown District on North Third Street, the show takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by awards at 3:00 p.m. If you plan to enter a classic car, we recommend entering the show area from

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    • 28 - 30

      Aug

      Blues Fest

      The 17th annual Blues Fest returns this August on the shores of Lake Superior in scenic Lower Harbor Park. This family-friendly fest is one of the most popular Blues events in the midwest and features three days of world-class blues,

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    • 29

      Aug

      Marquette Marathon

      Registration is open for the 11th annual Marquette Marathon, Boston Qualifier. The marathon and half marathon courses both have significant elevation drops, visit multiple U.P. cities, and travel through scenic wooded scenery on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

  • September

    • 12

      Sep

      UP Fall Beer Fest

      The U.P. Fall Beer Festival takes place overlooking Lake Superior in scenic Mattson Lower Harbor Park, downtown Marquette. Attendees can choose from over 600 locally crafted beers from more than 80 Michigan breweries. 15 drink tokens are included with admission and

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    • 18 - 20

      Sep

      Marji Gesick

      Da Marji, as referred to by locals, will fool you. Do your homework. Believe the stories. Prepare. Marquette County trails are littered with rocks, roots, and punchy climb after punchy climb hammering you into submission.

      The Marji Gesick is part of

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