Marquette

Marquette

February 15-19, 2024

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.

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.

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.

2023 DATES Thursday, Friday, and Saturday| 6-8 PM
November 23 - December 30 & New Year's Eve

Holiday Lasers on the Ore Dock will once again turn Marquette’s century-old Lower Harbor Ore Dock into the backdrop of a holiday light display. The show will kick off on Thanksgiving and run on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights through New Year’s Eve.

Fireworks
Join us for a dazzling display of color, sound, and excitement, as we light up the skies and create unforgettable memories.

Food Fest
Don't miss this mouthwatering event that will satisfy your cravings and leave you hungry for more.

We are located right off of M28 along the shore of Lake Superior. 75 camp sites are located conveniently near Ojibwa Casino-Marque.

Open Year Round

Gitche Gumee means "Shining Big-Sea-Water"

Just minutes from downtown Marquette you will find the secluded beauty of Rippling River Resort and Campground. Nestled on the flowing waters of the Carp River, there are over 57 acres to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. From rustic tent sites to luxury log cabins, there are options for all types of campers.

Nestledown was designed to reflect the Finnish/Scandinavian heritage of the Innkeepers and Upper Michigan’s immigrant past.

At Superior Stay Hotel, we strive to provide unbeatable service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Our hotel seamlessly blends traditional elegance with modern comforts. Our amenities and dedicated staff ensure your satisfaction and create an authentic and memorable experience.

Regardless of the season, the completely renovated Holiday Inn of Marquette is the perfect hotel for your lodging and meeting needs. Conveniently located off U.S.41, our hotel is surrounded by nature’s beauty.

The DeVos Art Museum presents ten to twelve exhibitions a year with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art & the permanent collection. The museum is open year-round.
Admission to the museum and all events is FREE!
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Friday 12pm - 5pm | Thursday 12pm - 8pm

With 60 unique rooms and six suites, we aim to make every stay memorable, distinct, and delightful. On top of stunning interiors, thoughtful decor, and uninterrupted views of both downtown Marquette and Lake Superior, the Landmark Inn offers the following amenities:

As a microbrewery, our focus is on providing a wide variety of beer styles in addition to fostering the local interest in the brewing of craft beer.

Over 25 years ago, John and Darci Scheidt took over the Donut Hole. They started out with only a small selection of bread, donuts, muffins, and bagels that they made themselves each morning.

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 15, 2023 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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.

December 8, 2023

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.

September 9, 2023

Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival - at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette.

Friday, December 8, 2023 6:00 PM 8:00 PM; Tree Lighting to follow.

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.

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!!

July 26, 2024

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.

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