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.
FEBRUARY 11-15, 2021
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. Mushers face hills, creek crossings, deep snow, and isolated trail.
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the Annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade and Annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.
2022 Dates: TBA
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade in Marquette’s Downtown District. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.
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.
January 28 - 29, 2022
Heikki Lunta Winter Festival kicks off with the lighting of the traditional bonfire at Tobin and Iron Streets. The weekend is full of fun outdoor events for the entire family including an Ice Fishing Tournament. Spend your evenings at local restaurants and pubs serving great food and drinks.
We are a fourth generation family farm providing fresh Christmas trees and wreaths to the local area for over 55 years. We've been busy this year working to improve your experience on the farm. New this year, you'll be able to stay out of the weather in the big green barn, enjoy a hot cider or coffee and doughnut.
April 4, 2020
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 great beer festivals of Europe, the festival is a showcase of barrel-aged beer, live music, and delicious food.
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.
Labor Day Weekend
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!!
Friday, July 29, 2022
The annual Blueberry Festival in Downtown Marquette. Washington and Front streets will be bustling with sidewalk sales, food vendors, artists, demonstrations, pony rides, inflatable arcade games, and activities for children and families.
Gaming - Marquette
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker
Ojibwa Casino Hotel
The Ojibwa Casino hotel offers comfortable, accommodating rooms with reasonable rates. Stay and play with the Ojibwa Casino Resort and enjoy the following accommodations: