Queen City Half Marathon

Queen City Running is hosting a half marathon Saturday July 30, 2022.

Spring Street between Third Street and Front Street will be closed from 5:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

Spring Street from Front Street through Lakeshore Boulevard will also be closed, and Lakeshore Boulevard and Front Street will both be closed to through traffic between Main Street and Baraga Avenue from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The course heads south on the city multiuse path, turns around near South Beach Park and continues north following the path to Presque Isle Park. Runners will run around Peter White Drive and return on the path, head west on Hawley street following the path to Wright Street, then Washington Street and back to the finish area on Spring Street.

Motorists are advised to use caution at road crossings and to be alert for runners and road crossing attendants.

Wilson Street Closure to Through Traffic

Starting Wednesday, August 3, Smith Construction will be closing a section of Wilson Street near US41 for utility work. Wilson Street will be closed to through traffic between US41 and McClellan Avenue. The work will occur just south of the entrance for the Holiday Inn. A detour route will be posted via US41 and McClellan Avenue. Access will be maintained to all residences and businesses. The work is anticipated to last through Thursday, August 4. Additional intermittent closures will be required in the future.

The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.

Annual Blueberry Festival

The following streets will be closed to traffic on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. for the Blueberry Festival:

Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street

Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street

The following streets will be closed to through traffic:

Front Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street

Main Street from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard

Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Spring Street

Traffic will be detoured using Baraga Avenue and Third Street.

To ensure no cars are parked in the event area and allow for vendor set-up Friday morning, parking will be prohibited on the 100 block of West Washington and the 100 and 200 blocks of South Front Street after 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28.

July DDA Special Meeting Announcement

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2022, to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The special meeting will
take place at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third Street, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Call for Artists - MRHC Holiday Art Sale

The Marquette Regional History Center, in cooperation with the City of Marquette Arts & Culture
Center, is excited to announce the 2022 Holiday Art Sale, to be held on Saturday, November 12 from
10:00am-4:00pm. The sale will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center. The History Center
is a destination, providing holiday shoppers with access to world-class exhibits, an old-fashioned bake
sale, the History Center gift shop in addition to the Sale. Booth rentals and $2.00 admission fee support
the MRHC, a private, non-profit 501c3 organization.


Interested Artists should apply by filling out and mailing or dropping off an entry form to Marquette
Regional History Center, 145 W Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855. Entry forms can also be picked up
at the MRHC or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (lower level of the Peter White Public
Library). Applications will be juried by the Lake Superior Art Association and artists will be notified of
acceptance by September 26. Applications are due Monday, September 19.


The full call for artists can be found in the Creative Classifieds on the mqtcompass.com Call for Artists
MRHC Holiday Art Show - MQTCompass.com


For more information or questions, please contact the Marquette Regional History Center (906-226-
3571; jbays@marquettehistory.org) or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (906-228-0472;
arts-culture@marquettemi.gov).

Statements Regarding Governor Whitmer's FY23 Budget

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Michigan’s $75.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2023. In response Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith and Brad Canale, CEO of the Northern Michigan University Foundation, have issued the below statements regarding the $8 million budget appropriation coming into Marquette


Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith:
A top priority in the City of Marquette has been to support the redevelopment of the 23-acre old hospital property. This parcel is in the heart of Marquette, adjacent to Third Street, which is part of our downtown corridor. It has been reimagined from a decaying series of buildings to become much-needed housing, green space, and senior living opportunities. I remain grateful for the vision of the NMU Foundation to facilitate this project and to Veridea for their willingness to take it on.


Recently, I learned that $8 million has been listed in the state budget to help facilitate the demolition of the buildings on the property and today that became final with the signing of the budget by Governor Whitmer. This kind of investment in our community is appreciated beyond words. For Marquette, that $8 million dollars means increased flexibility to consider affordable housing options, potentially shorter brownfield plan, and property coming back onto the tax rolls sooner.


I am grateful for the vision of Governor Whitmer and leaders at the state level for seeing the exponential impact this investment will have in our region. This project has been a true partnership in every sense of the word, and a clear example of the good work that can occur when we find ways to work together toward common goals.


NMU Foundation CEO Brad Canale:
Governor Whitmer’s signing of the bipartisan state budget today is a critical milestone toward the redevelopment of the former hospital site adjacent to NMU’s campus. Out of $75 million allocated from the budget for blight elimination statewide, we are pleased that $8 million is coming to the Upper Peninsula for this transformational project. The 23-acre site is mostly vacant and the demolition and site preparation have been the biggest barrier to redevelopment.

LSAA's Art on the Rocks Opening Event

Friday July 29, 2022, Painting 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. / Reception at 5 p.m. – Father Marquette Park

Come join Lake Superior Art Association’s Belated 70th Anniversary and the 62nd Art on the Rocks Opening Celebration at Father Marquette Park, the original site of the Art on the Rocks Fine Art Fair. Open to all community members of all ages--plein air painting outdoors--at the original site of Art on the Rocks from 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Bring your own art materials--paper, paints, pencil, charcoal, markers or ink. Fresh Coast Plein Air artists will be there to help and encourage you with your creation.

Community artwork will be shown on "the original black rocks" at 5 p.m. with remarks and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Lake Superior Art Association thanks all community members who have supported us all these years.

LSAA’s Art on the Rocks Fine Art Fair occurs Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31 at Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Free Entry.

Saturday, July 30th 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 31st 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The opening event is supported by the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture. For more information, contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture (906) 228-0472 or by emailing arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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