Lakeview Arena 5k

On Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through noon, there will be a 5k race running along the multi-use path and crossing City streets.

The run starts at Lakeview Arena then heads east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue before crossing Lakeshore Boulevard and proceeding south on the multi-use pathway. The course continues south on the multi-use pathway to a turnaround at Mattson Park. The course then returns toward Lakeview Arena, going past Lakeview Arena to Pine Street before returning to Lakeview Arena.

No roads will be closed; however, volunteers will be stopping cars at road crossings and the public is asked to be aware of volunteers and runners.

Annual Holiday Art Sale

The Marquette Regional History Center, in cooperation with the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, is excited to announce the 2019 Holiday Art Sale, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center, located at 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette. The History Center is a destination, providing holiday shoppers with access to world-class exhibits. The Museum will hold an old-fashioned bake sale, their annual Dollhouse Days, and the History Center gift shop will be open for the event.

There will be a $2 admission fee, which includes entrance to the Holiday Art Sale, MRHC Exhibits, and all other activities. All proceeds support the MRHC, a private, non-profit 501c3 and community gem.

The following artists will be exhibiting in the 2019 Holiday Art Sale juried event:

Judy Parlato, Judy Sarosik, Kay Johnson, Diana Magnuson, Kristi Mills, Linda Ludwig, Jennifer Lasslett, Ann Golden, Mary Ann Theis, Karen Jilbert, Candace Prill, Danita Rask, Julie Highlen, JoAnn Shelby, Synthia Marsh, James Giddings, Emerson Graves, Jenny Frein Hamel, Terri Merrick, Steve Lindberg, Kenyon Hansen, Lindsey Heiden, David Payant, Susan Estler, and wreaths and table pieces from Rock River Farms.

For more information or questions, please contact the Marquette Regional History Center (226-3571; or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (228-0472;

Marquette Spectacle

The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center is proud to announce the return of the Marquette Spectacle on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.

The Spectacle is a free, family-friendly outdoor performance of grand proportions, steeped in local culture. It is a celebration of community and art through pageantry, installations, pop-up performances, percussion, theatrical dance and a street parade. The Spectacle is inclusive and accessible for all ages and abilities.

This year’s title is Outré – An Alluring Dream. We are excited to introduce the first Spectacle Parade and invite the community to march with us! Whether you are a family wearing costumes, an individual who would like to showcase their unicycle skills, or a business building comradery & advertising what you do we encourage everyone to come out & be spectacular! If interested in participating, we ask that you contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center to reserve a spot in the lineup! Participants will assemble at the Marquette Commons at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2019. With the official start time at 5 p.m. where the parade will march down Washington Street.

The parade finishes at Harlow Park where the community will experience the world of Outré. The park will include over 20 pop-up performances, art installations, live music and food trucks. The evening concludes at sunset with a finale of dance and fire at 7 p.m. on Bluff Street, overlooking the Park.

In case of rain delay, makeup date will be Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. For more information on the event or how to get involved, please contact the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center at 228-0472 or email

Run for Puerto Rico

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 3:00 p.m. the Run for Puerto Rico 5km foot race will be taking place. 

The race will start at Mattson Park and proceed south on the multi-use path to a turn-around point near South Beach park.  Racers will return along the same route to Mattson Park.

No streets will be closed, and the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.

Run for Life

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. the annual Run for Life 5k and 10k foot race will be taking place. 

Both races will start at Mattson Park and proceed north on the multi-use path.  The 5k will proceed to a point just north of Pine Street, then turn around and return along the same route.  The 10k run will proceed to the upper harbor ore dock, then turn around and return along the same route. 

No streets will be closed, and the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.

Water Rising Exhibit

The Cedar Tree Institute (CTI) and the interfaith Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards is teaming up with other local art and environmental organizations to present to Marquette, Water Rising, an acclaimed art collaboration.  The Water Rising is providing a month-long exhibit and a companion series of public events.  With each event, viewers and participants are invited to consider their personal connection to the natural environment and their sense of place.   A core concept behind Water Rising is the awareness that stewardship begins with caring and that caring begins with connection — we cannot save nature or heritage unless we find ways to connect with it. 

CTI agrees, “We believe that artists, poets, filmmakers, and spiritual leaders will be the guides for an awakening. We look forward to welcoming Leila and Garth as gifted and prophetic artists to help us learn to see and understand new and magical ways.”

Water Rising is a collaboration between – British sculptor, Garth Evans and American writer, Leila Philip.  Evans and Philip hope to help communities discover their own unique connection to place, deepening the personal sense of responsibility to stewardship of their particular cultural heritage(s) and environment. 

Superior Watershed Partnership, one of the project collaborators, will provide community members access to volunteer opportunities in environmental projects throughout the Marquette area.  Other collaborators include Northern Michigan University’s College of Art & Design, the City of Marquette’s Arts & Culture department, and the Fresh Coast Film Festival.

The public is invited to experience the richness of this unique Humanities program and to learn more about the state of the Great Lakes waters and about how to care for them.  Water Rising programs include an exhibition of watercolors from the book (of the same name), along with a video installation that combines music, image, spoken word, photography and interviews with the authors– on view for the month of October at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center.  The 5-day artist residency is scheduled to dovetail into the Fresh Coast Film Festival week (October 15 – 19) and will include the film screening of the companion video, Environment, Memory & Things.  Workshops with the visiting artists are scheduled for Northern Michigan University’s Visiting Artist program as well as for the public.  (For more information, refer to scheduling details along the sidebar.)  Go to for more information.

Water Rising, the book will for sale with 100% of net proceeds going to support the environmental work of the Superior Watershed Partnership SWP.

Water Rising is sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council with assistance from the Ray & Peg Hirvonen Foundation. 

Water Rising Schedule of Events

Water Rising Exhibit October 1 – 30

City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public

Artist Workshop: Craft Talk by Leila Philip

October 15, 4pm Northern Michigan University

*NMU Students Only

Author Reading by Leila Philip

October 16, 4pm Northern Michigan University

*Free & Open to the Public

Meet the Artists Reception

October 16, 7 – 9pm

City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public

Artist Workshop: A Sculpture Workshop with Garth Evans

October 17, 9am – 1pm Northern Michigan University

*NMU Students Only, Materials Provided

Public Lecture: by Garth Evans

“Cardiff:” An Encounter with the Public and some Consequences

October 17, 6:30 – 7:30pm Northern Michigan University

*Free & Open to the Public

Writing in Response to the Environment with Leila Philip

October 18, 10am – 12pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public, Materials Provided

Art in Response to the Environment with Garth Evans

October 18, 1 – 3pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public, Materials Provided

The Gift of Water: Hosted by Cedar Tree Institute

October 19, 10 – 11:30am Presque Isle Pavilion

Presenters include members from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Department of Natural Resources, Jordan Matterrella, project coordinator for the Interfaith Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards, and         the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) who will lead a volunteer coastal resiliency project for interested attendees. Native teas will be served. Open and free to the public.

*Free & Open to the Public

Environment, Memory & Things: Film Screening & Artist Talk

October 19, 2 – 4pm Masonic #1, Masonic Square Mall

*Fresh Coast Film Festival Pass Required

NMU Homecoming Parade

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, Northern Michigan University will be holding their annual homecoming parade.  The following streets will be closed to thru traffic for the parade with a Police escort:

Pine Street from Lakeshore Blvd. to Fair Avenue
Fair Avenue from Pine Street to Third Street
Third Street from Fair Avenue to Hewitt Avenue
Hewitt Avenue from Third Street to Front Street
Front Street from Hewitt Avenue to Park Street
Park Street from Front Street to High Street
High Street from Park Street to College Avenue
College Avenue from High Street to Front Street
Front Street from College Avenue to Fair Avenue

In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465



City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

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