• April

    • 13


      Festival of the Angry Bear

      Each year in April as the frozen grounds of Lake Superior’s shore attempts it’s 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

    • 21 - 23


      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 our events start and finish at Marquette Mountain Ski Area.

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  • July

    • 19 - 21


      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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    • 27 - 29


      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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  • August

    • 10


      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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  • September

    • 07


      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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    • 20 - 22


      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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  • October

    • 17 - 20


      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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  • January

    • 24 - 26


      Noquemanon Ski Marathon

      offering participants one of the premier point to point cross country ski epic’s in the United States.  The “Noque” is definitely unique and has become a fixture in the US for an epic ski event.  Whether you’ve done the Noque

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  • February

    • 13 - 17


      UP 200

      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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