Marquette County was founded and developed because of its rich deposits
of iron ore. Miners from around the world found their way to Marquette to
make a better life for their families by bringing ore up from the veins
beneath. The city of Marquette sits on the southern shore of Lake Superior, the largest fresh-water lake in the world.
The annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest, will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Baraga Avenue in Downtown Marquette. It is Bustling with harvest-themed activities for all ages, the festival features food and drink, live music, street dance, children’s activities and much more.
February 15 - 19, 2018 The UP200 is one of the top 12-dog mid-distance races in the Midwest, as well as being an Iditarod qualifier. The UP200 trail covers 230 miles of challenging terrain from Marquette to Grand Marais, Michigan and back again through forested land and near-wilderness.
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade, scheduled for Friday, December 1,2017 at 6 p.m. in Marquette’s Downtown District.
Directions: Sugarloaf Mountain is 6-7 miles north of downtown Marquette on CR 550. Get there by taking Front to Washington, turn west and go to Fourth Ave. Turn north onto Fourth, which becomes Presque Isle Ave. At Hawley turn west. It turns into CR 550. Look for sign by parking lot. Free. Handicap accessible: no.
7th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival - 2015 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 1pm to 6pm
TICKETS: ON SALE beginning Thursday, July 2nd at 10am. $35 in advance, $40 at the gate (if available).
THOMAS ROCK VIEW
Directions: From the intersection of Presque Isle Avenue and Hawley Street (CR 550), go approximately 23.5 miles to CR 510 (about 2.5 miles before Big Bay), turn left (south) onto CR 510, go approximately 1 mile on CR510 for parking on the right.
The West Tour is another scenic fall tour as travelers drive south from Marquette on US-41 and turn in at the entrance of the Nordic Bay. Stay to your left on the Cliff Tower Road and follow the signs up Mount Marquette for a panoramic look of Marquette.