Trash to Treasure Weekend

City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of reusable household items such as furniture, lamps, electronics, and other working household items. The program is designed to increase awareness of “reduce, reuse, recycle” by creating an alternative means of reusing items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

GUIDELINES

Residents can place reusable/serviceable items in front of their house on the curb no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 9. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb no later than 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 11.

Removal of items will be strictly enforced in accordance with Section 22.33 of the City’s Nuisance Ordinance: It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate rubbish or any articles or junk, except as may be necessary for construction work or normal course of a business. This public service announcement will serve as notice of violation for items left at the curb.

College students are encouraged to participate in the treasure hunt in that they may find items which will be useful to them in their dormitory or apartment.

Examples of items that can be recycled include lamps, tables, chairs, dishes, etc. Please, no rubbish. Rubbish is defined to mean anything that does not work, is not clean and is not serviceable.

Depositing unwanted items is prohibited. Once an item is in your possession it is your responsibility.

It is suggested that residents remove lawn ornaments and other wanted items to avoid mistaken identity.

Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k

The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k will be held on September 3, and a kid’s fun run will be held on September 2.

The Kids Fun Run will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and take place on the multi-use path on Pine Street.  

On Saturday at 9:00 a.m. the 5k will start at the Superior Dome and runners will follow the multi-use path north from Pine Street to Clark Lambros Park, and back. 

The marathon and half marathon begin west of the city limits and enter the city on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Runners are expected to arrive within the city limits at approximately 8:30 a.m. and follow the Heritage trail to McClellan Avenue, then continue along the multi-use path to Lakeshore Boulevard. Upon arrival at Lakeshore Boulevard, the marathon runners and half marathon runners will divide as follows:

  • Marathon participants will turn south on the path to a turn-around point at South Beach Park, then continue north on the path around Presque Isle before returning south towards Pine Street to finish at the Superior Dome.
  • Half marathon participants will turn south on the path for a short distance then turn around and run to Pine Street to finish at the Superior Dome.

The races cross numerous streets including Wilson, McClellan, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Front, Lakeshore, Baraga, Hampton, Island Beach, and Hawley.

Pine Street between Fair and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed on Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presque Isle Park will be closed to motor vehicles from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

All other roads will be open with road crossing volunteers and Marquette Police officers stopping cars to allow runners to cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to use caution and to obey all road crossing attendants.

City of Marquette Offices Closed for Labor Day

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue;  the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.  Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time.

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

MBLP Special Board Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Marquette Board of Light & Power Board has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th at 9am. The meeting will be held at the main office of the Marquette Board of Light & Power, 2200 Wright St, Marquette, MI 49855 Any additional information will be made available on our website: www.mblp.org.


Please call our main office with any questions (906) 228-0311


Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Call for Entries - City Hall Art Exhibit: Falling in Love with Marquette

City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture announces a call for entries for the next City Hall Community Exhibit: Falling in Love with Marquette. Local artists are invited to submit a ready to hang art piece inspired by the local area and Marquette community. Exhibit will be on display at City Hall (300 W Baraga Ave) October 5, 2022 – February 9, 2023

Eligibility
Non-juried, all ages. All artwork must be ready to hang on the wall with wire or loop hanger (no sawtooth). Artwork can be recent or older work, must be original. One entry per person. All artwork must be inspired by Marquette.

Submissions can be dropped off at the City Arts and Culture Center (lower level of Peter White Public Library) during City office hours (M-F 10-5pm) through Friday September 30th or to City Hall (300 W Baraga) on Monday October 3rd between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

See full call for entries HERE on MQTCompass.com

Public vote will determine a Popular Choice award. To learn more about the City of Marquette’s art programs, go to MQTCompass.com or call the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture at 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov

Presque Isle Park, Peter White Drive Closure

The seasonal portion of Peter White Drive in Presque Isle Park will be closed to vehicular traffic on Thursday, September 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Marquette Area Public Schools cross country meet. This represents one additional hour to the normal walking hours 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hurley Park Mural Red Ribbon Cutting - Monday, August 29

The City welcomes Marquette’s first Basketball Court Mural at the Hurley Park Playground, made possible by the City of Marquette’s Public Art Fund. The red ribbon cutting for Fast Break by Detroit based artists Joey Salamon and Ivan Montoya will take place on Monday August 29, 2022, at Noon. The Hurley Park Playground is located on Mesnard Street in Marquette. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists before they head home to Detroit and learn more about this unique addition to Marquette’s Public Art Collection.

The Court will not be available for foot traffic until the mural is sealed later that week.

Announcing the New Annual Art Award: Arts Innovation

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture announces a partnership with Innovate Marquette SmartZone in the creation of a new award for the 2022 Annual Art Awards; the Arts Innovation Award. After 25 years of honoring the Marquette creative community, it is apparent that recognition is required for those who think outside the box and take risks in their process.

The Arts Innovation Award recognizes individuals who have exceptional creative thinking in their work and evidence of expansion in their perspectives and practice. Nominees should have demonstrated new methods, use of new technology, unique collaboration, unexpected use of materials, and develop new processes and collaborations that foster inclusivity and diversity.

The Arts Innovation Award is open to traditional and contemporary artists of all mediums and forms; or could recognize an individual or business that purposefully incorporated artists or creative techniques to their process or product design.

The nomination period for the Arts Innovation Award is open and will end Tuesday, September 6. The nomination form can be found at www.mqtcompass.com/annual-art-awards or HERE

The 25 Annual Art Awards ceremony will occur Saturday October 8, 2022 and is free and open to the public to attend. For more information or questions, please contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture 906-228-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

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1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

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