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How to celebrate the Fourth of July in Marquette

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Marquette is a blast. From Food Fests to Fireworks, there's plenty to see and do all weekend long in Marquette County, MI. Marquette Food Fest Saturday, July 2-Monday, July 4 Kick off the Fourth of July weekend with the International Food Fest in Mattson Lower…

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Marquette Art Week Lineup

Cover photo courtesy of Taryn Okesson The City of Marquette Art Week (June 20-25) brings together local artists, arts organizations, and businesses to put on a week-long series of special events, concerts, workshops, performances, and demonstrations that will immerse visitors and locals alike. Check…

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Mountain Bike Like a Local

Local mountain biking expert, Todd Poquette, has always been known as one to disappear into the woods. He began as an avid hiker and backpacker before he fell for the sport of cycling over a decade ago. Today, he works as the Director of Adventure for the 906 Adventure Team, a non-profit aimed at…

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Experience the Big Lake

Experience the natural splendor and the many moods and thrills of Lake Superior, but while spending time near or on the water, please remember to be safe and respect the Big Lake. GENERAL INFORMATION Located on the southern shores of Lake Superior in the central U.P., Marquette County boasts 83…

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Pride Fest

U.P. Pride Fest is back for its 7th year after a two-year hiatus! Join us on June 11th at Mattson Lower Harbor Park for a celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community. Featuring family-friendly fun, educational resources, and a stunning array of entertainment on the shores of Lake Superior. A day of friends…

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Five Must-Try Food Trucks

Whether you find yourself on-the-go or on one of our breweries' patios, we recommend a quick pit stop at a tasty, local food truck to fuel up for your next adventure. BURGER BUS If you spot this big, green school bus, you’ve reached your stop. Hop by the bus for a juicy, fried chicken sandwich or…

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Summer Events in Marquette

Art Tours. Trail Running. Mountain Biking. Fireworks & Blueberry Beer. Summer is almost here, and so are our favorite festivals and events of the season. JUNE First Thursdays Art Tour First Thursdays are a monthly art scene stroll highlighting galleries, studios, and creative spaces in the City…

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Marquette Farmers Market

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is a great way to experience Marquette like a local. The market featuring various vendors, including local farmers & growers, food producers, and artisans at the Marquette Commons in downtown Marquette. The Saturday Morning Market runs May 21-November 19 from 9…

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Spring Hikes for Kids and Adults Alike

From roaring waterfalls to peaceful nature walks, experience the natural sights and sounds of spring in Marquette County with these fun and easy family-friendly hikes. Presque Isle Park Presque Isle is the perfect playground for parents and kids alike. The two-mile loop offers shaded, grassy areas…

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Marquette Spring Itinerary

Spring brings new opportunities to explore. From an invigorating stroll along the shore to discovering local art, music, and theater, Marquette is just bursting with fresh adventures. BUT FIRST, BRUNCH Did someone say crepes? Sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong at Contrast Coffee. Strawberry…

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