Marquette Senior High School Homecoming Parade

On Friday, September 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing through approximately 6:30 p.m., the Marquette Senior High School will be holding their annual homecoming parade. 

The parade will begin at the Graveraet School, exit west east on Hewitt Avenue to Third Street, proceed north on Third Street to Magnetic Street, then west on Magnetic Street to Lincoln Avenue, then north on Lincoln Avenue to College Avenue, and then west to MSHS High School parking lot.

Fire Prevention Week

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Marquette City Fire Department reminds residents that “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.™”

The Marquette City Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape TM”,  works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. 

“Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA.

The Marquette City Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme.

“It’s important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different,” said Fire Chief Ian Davis. “Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!”

Marquette City Fire Department wants to share these key home fire escape planning tips:

  • Make sure your plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every levelof your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.

The Marquette City Fire Department is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.”, including Firetruck Static Display on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Harlow Park (with a rain date of October 15) with a parade at 12:30 p.m.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Marquette, please contact the Marquette City Fire Department at (906)225-8936.  For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit and

Ballot and Voter Information for the November Election

The City of Marquette Clerk’s office has now mailed absentee ballots for the November 8 election to registered voters who have submitted a request.

Registered voters can still begin the process of voting absentee in the following ways:

  • Complete an application online at with a valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • By phone or email: 906-228-0430 or
  • In person at the Clerk’s Office at 300 W. Baraga Ave

Absentee ballot applications, absentee ballots, and voter registration forms may be returned by mail, or via one of the City’s three 24-hour secure election drop box locations:

  • City Hall: 300 W. Baraga Ave
  • Municipal Service Center: 1100 Wright Street
  • Lakeview Arena: 401 E. Fair Ave

The City Clerk’s office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will incorporate extended office hours in the lead-up to the November election. Beginning in October and continuing through election day, the Clerk’s office will be open each Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.

Lakeshore Boulevard Coastal Zone Management Grant Celebration

The City of Marquette and the Superior Watershed Partnership will be holding a celebration of the completion of the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Grant on Thursday, September 29at noon at the intersection of Pine Street and Lakeshore Boulevard. The celebration will include a brief synopsis of the grant and a walking tour of the project area.

NMU Homecoming Parade

Northern Michigan University will be holding their annual homecoming parade on Friday September 23, 2022, starting at 5:30 p.m. The route will start in the NMU parking lot off Pine Street, head south on Pine Street to Fair Avenue, head west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, head south on Third Street to Hewitt Avenue, head east on Hewitt Avenue to Front Street, head north on Front Street to return to the start. The parade will be escorted by the Marquette City Police, and streets along the route will be closed to through traffic during the parade.

Blemhuber Street Closure

Blemhuber Avenue, west of Altamont Street, will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, September 20 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a sewer lateral replacement. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Passport Parking App Update


Downtown Marquette parking customers who use the iPhone version of the Passport Parking app to pay for parking in downtown may currently be experiencing difficulties with paying for parking. If this happens, a manual update of the app may be required. To remedy this, access the App Store via your iPhone and search for the Passport Parking app. When you tap on the icon for Passport Parking, you will be taken to the description page for the app, where you should be shown the need to update your app. Tap the blue “update” button to prompt your phone to update the app. This manual update requirement appears to only be affecting iPhone users. We appreciate your patience in this matter and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Hockey on Third Parade

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, Marquette Junior Hockey will be holding a “Hockey on Third” parade.

The parade will start at Pine Street behind the NMU Superior Dome, then proceed south on Pine to Fair, then west on Fair to Third, then south on Third to Michigan, then east on Michigan to Front, then north on Front to Fair, then east on Fair to Pine, then north on Pine, returning to the Superior Dome parking lot. The parade will be escorted by the Marquette City Police, and streets along the route will be closed to through traffic during the parade.

City of Marquette - Government

City of Marquette - Government


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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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