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.

Marquette’s Showdown Rail Jam

North Front Street in Downtown Marquette will be buried in snow on Saturday, Feb. 4 for the fifth annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam. The 100 and 200 blocks of North Front Street will serve as the location for the event and will bring the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Downtown Marquette.

Annual UP200 and Midnight Run

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. The first UP200 team leaves the chute at 7 p.m. amid the excited cheers of spectators lining the streets.

Marquette Christmas Parade

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.

Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade & Annual Tree Lighting

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.

Sugarloaf Mountain View - Marquette

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.

Marquette Mountain Ski Area

Phone Number: 
(906) 225-1155

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.

Marquette Mountain Ski Area
4501 County Road 553
Marquette, MI 49855

Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival

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).

Halloween Spectacle - Marquette

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

West Color Tour - Marquette

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.

Marquette Area Blues Fest

The annual Marquette Area Blues Fest will be held over Labor Day weekend at the beautiful Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. The fest features three days of world class blues music, along with workshops, a dance floor, vendors, and a wide array of food and beverage choices!!

Mattson Lower Harbor Park
100-174 N Lakeshore Blvd
Marquette, MI 49855