Marquette County

Marquette County

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.

North Front Street in Downtown Marquette will be buried in snow on Saturday, Feb. 4 for the fifth annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam.

The dog sled races begin on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 with the opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Fourth Street and West Washington Street in beautiful Downtown Marquette.

Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting is schedule for Friday, December 2, 2016 at Third Street/Marquette Commons Parade starts at 6:00 p.m.; Tree Lighting to follow.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade, scheduled for Friday, December 2,2016 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.

Ski area with 25 runs and a 600 foot vertical. We ski five nights a week and have three terrain parks with three chair lifts and a bunny tow. Ski or snowboard lessons offered.

7th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival - 2015 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 1pm to 6pm

Halloween Spectacle October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

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