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Upper Michigan Ice Races

Witness the worlds of motorsports and winter collide at the Upper Michigan Ice Races as racers compete on motorcycles or quads rigged with studded or full rubber tires to keep control on the icy loop. Hosted by the Upper Michigan Ice Racing Association, races take place every Saturday from January…

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Winter Laser Light Display

We're lighting up the Ore Dock! For the last two weeks of December and the first two weeks of January, we wanted to bring something festive to downtown Marquette. Something that would excite locals and visitors alike. So we decided to merge local history with modern technology and put on a laser…

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10 Reasons to Visit Marquette Next Year

A new year calls for new adventures, and Marquette County has you covered in any season. Here are 10 reasons to start planning your 2022 visit to Marquette, MI. 1. There's Always More to Explore Adventure, any way you choose–from exploring the striking blues of Lake Superior to an abundance of…

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Must-Attend Winter Events in Marquette

As you probably already know, in the U.P., we don't just face winter—we embrace it. This is why so many of our favorite annual events take place from December through February. From holiday festivities to extreme outdoor activities, find your new wintertime tradition in Marquette, MI. DECEMBER Elf…

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Foodie Faves for Any Time of Day

AS THE HUB OF THE FOODIE SCENE IN THE U.P., MARQUETTE HAS DOZENS OF CAFÉS, BAKERIES, FOOD TRUCKS AND RESTAURANTS TO TEMPT YOUR PALATE. MORNING BRUNCH O'CLOCK BODEGA Serving breakfast all day, plus lunch and dinner, Bodega can meet all of your foodie needs. With nearly everything made in-house…

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A Magical Place for a Magical Day

When we first started talking about our low-key wedding, we had a few requirements: A Michigan destination we could visit annually on our anniversary A place we could hike and explore It must have a darn good brewery (we are beer lovers + my husband owns a brewery in Suttons Bay, Mi). Marquette…

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A Wheelchair Accessible Guide to Marquette

After my recent trip to Detroit and Ann Arbor, I had the opportunity to take a road trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), and specifically the largest city in the U.P., Marquette. The drive from Ann Arbor to Marquette is a bit long at approximately seven hours, but I had the chance to stop in…

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Drink like a Local

Find the right beer and atmosphere for you and your crew with our Q&A guide to these popular Marquette breweries. Cheers, eh? Blackrocks Brewery What's the vibe at Blackrocks? “Our brewery is located in an old house, so we definitely lean toward the cozy/comfortable side,” says Steve, Blackrocks…

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Haunted Places in The Upper Peninsula

Looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Marquette County's got you covered. There are plenty of festivities and frights to go around, but aside from the annual October events and activities that take place downtown, there are other more unearthly sites and phenomena to dig up for the…

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Your Guide to Fresh Coast Film Festival

ABOUT FRESH COAST Fresh Coast Film Festival (Oct. 14-17, 2021) is held annually in October, near the peak of Marquette's fall color season. The 4-day fest spans across the city of Marquette, featuring 100 films between 5 venues, and offering 7 FREE outdoor tours throughout the weekend. "Fresh Coast…

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