Annual Events

From winter and spring celebrations to summer and fall festivals, find an annual event that embraces each season in Marquette County, MI.

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...

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The Dryland Dash

Sled dog racing without the snow and cold! Teams race over two days on the Negaunee Park ski trail system. Different team sizes will use bicycles, scooters, wheeled rigs or run behind the dogs (canicross).

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NYE Ball Drop

Every New Year's Eve, locals and visitors alike gather in Downtown Marquette to ring in the New Year! Photo courtesy of Christy Foye

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Noquemanon Ski Marathon

The Noquemanon Ski Marathon has been described by some as “the most beautiful trail I have ever skied on,” by others as “never dull,” and by a few as “deceptively tough.” It’s fair to say that the Noquemanon trail...

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U.P. 200, Midnight Run, Jack Pine 30 Sled Dog Races

The U.P. 200 is one of America's premier 12-dog , mid distance sled dog races that draws racers from across the United States and Canada. Starting in Downtown Marquette, racers make the 230 mile journey to Grand...

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Polar Roll

2022 Date TBD. The Pollar Roll is the largest fat-bike event in Michigan and a proud member of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series.

Festival of the Angry Bear

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...


Art Week

Art week brings together local artists, arts organizations, and businesses to put on a week-long series of special events, concerts, workshops, performances, and demonstrations during the last full week of June....

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Marquette Trails Fest

A weekend for all you non-motorized trail users; featuring mountain bike and trail running races Whether you bike, run, or hike; come out, have a good time, and help raise funds for the local trail system. All...

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Marquette Fourth of July Fireworks

Come down to Mattson Lower Harbor Park and enjoy a firework display right on the shores of Lake Superior. Every year thousands gather to witness one of the longest running firework displays in the Upper Peninsula...

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Ore to Shore

The O2S is the third largest point-to-point race in the Midwest, with riders gearing up at the start line in Negaunee, where in 1844 iron ore was first discovered in the Superior region. The long distance course...

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