The start of summer signifies the beginning of festival season—which means from now until September—both your schedule and glass will be full. Here’s the ten best summer fests.
Gear up for Marquette Trails Festival – a weekend of mountain biking/trail running races and socials. Get out and experience the scenery and rec culture in Marquette County while supporting trail building and sustainability.
Fresh air. Fresh water. Fresh paint. The third annual Fresh Coast Plein Aire features artists and easels stationed along the shoreline, creating works inspired by the Great Gitche Gumme.
One of the best parts of vacation is dining out; and as if downtown Marquette didn’t have enough options, the International Food Fest pairs three full days of food (12pm-10:30pm) with live entertainment, and Superior views in Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
Forestville features the best of the best in Marquette—Live music, craft beer, and food trucks—all rolled into one rad two-day fest. Whether you pitch a tent in the woods or book a room in town, all that matters is you came to get down. (21+ to attend)
**All proceeds go to trail building/maintaining
Support the trails – Become an NTN Member
A weekend full of family-friendly packed fun, featuring tons of traditional music, arts, workshops, informal jam sessions, and more.
One of the sweetest events of Summer dedicated to one of North America’s favorited fruits. Friday, July 27, Washington/Front St. will be buzzing with everything from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer.
Art on the Rocks returns for its 60th show on the shores of Superior. This annual, family-friendly event features work from tons of talented/traveling artists and tasty food trucks/vendors.
End summer on a high note at Harbor Fest. Bring the whole family or invite some friends for a little bit of live music, craft beer, local food, and more in Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
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.
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 support for the LGBTQIA+ community!
For more event info or to volunteer/become a vendor visit www.uprainbowpride.org.