City of Marquette to Receive $583,750 MEDC RAP

The City of Marquette has been approved for a $583,750 Revitalization and Placemaking Program (RAP) award from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to transform the vacant Marquette Chamber building located in Father Marquette City Park into a vibrant public space for the Arts, Recreation and Sustainable Downtown Development. This is the second round of the RAP grant and is awarded for ‘public space place-based infrastructure for a single project in a traditional downtown’.

The Project will rehabilitate a vacant, blighted, public and historic building in South Marquette and will serve as a local cultural resource hub and economic pipeline that funnels visitors to the business district in downtown Marquette. The Project site provides 1) a new gateway to downtown Marquette, 2) a new Cultural Center for Marquette, 3) a new regional 4-season trailhead. This project will provide the community with a new-centrally located public venue for a wide range of events that will significantly grow the tax base, contribute to the vitality of the downtown district, and reactivate a public space in the heart of the City. The project will include Low Impact Development, ADA/Universal Design and green materials and native landscaping.

The City Community Services Department will be the lead on the project in cooperation with the Office of Arts and Culture. Superior Watershed Partnership assisted with the successful grant proposal.

Fire Prevention Week Static Display Rescheduled

Due to predicted inclement weather on Saturday, October 7, the static display at Harlow Park will be canceled. Your safety and enjoyment of our outdoor program is important to us.

It has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 14 in the same location from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.. We hope to see you and your families there! 

Remember: October is Fire Prevention Month! Practice two ways out in the event of a fire. Know your meeting place. Talk about fire safety around your home.

Saturday Morning Downtown Farmers Market Canceled

The Saturday Morning Farmers Market on October 7 is canceled due to the weather forecast.

While the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has a rain-or-shine policy, rain mixed with dangerously high winds is where the line is drawn. The Saturday Morning Market plans to be back next week, October 14 from 9-1 PM at the Marquette Commons.

To learn more about the DMFM visit. To stay up to date with market happenings follow the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market on Instagram, @mqtfarmersmarket, or at

For more information about the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, please get in touch with Sara Johnson, Market Manager at (906) 228-9475 ext. 105 or

Park Cemetery Seasonal Item Removal

The City of Marquette is announcing that all remaining annual flowers, plants, and other temporary seasonal items must be removed from the Park Cemetery before Monday, October 9. Beginning October 9, City crews will be winterizing the cemetery and will dispose of such items left at grave sites. 

Opening Reception for Public Gallery Program Exhibits

On Thursday, October 12, from 6-8 p.m. the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening reception for the three art galleries within the walls of PWPL.

The Deo Gallery is owned by the City of Marquette and is located in the lower level of the PWPL in the City’s Arts & Culture Center; it is supported by the Lake Superior Art Association. Light refreshments provided. Receptions are free and open to the public. Exhibits are accessible during regular Library hours. HMC and LL galleries will be on display through November 16, The Deo gallery will be on display through November 30.


The Deo Gallery: Carol Phillips and David Schmitt, Inside/Out
Oil and Acrylic Paintings. Artist Talk at 7:00 p.m.

Huron Mountain Club Gallery (Main floor): Steven Leuthold, Artful Yoga

Oil Paintings. Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m.

Lower Level Lobby Gallery (Outside the Deo Gallery): Cade Musich, Keep. Me. Posted.


More information about the Public Gallery Program and current exhibits can be found on

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Shiras Room, on the top level of Peter White Public Library (Front Street side). The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

Mount Marquette Road Closure

The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) will be hosting the Marquette Fall Enduro mountain biking event Saturday, October 7and Sunday, October 8 on trails crossing the Mount Marquette roadway.  The Mount Marquette roadway between M553 and Cliffs Power Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saturday at 9:00 a.m. through Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Fire Prevention Week October 8-14: "Cooking Safety Starts with You. Pay Attention to Fire Prevention."

The Marquette City Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW) for more than 100 years — to promote this year’s FPW campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire preventionTM.” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take when cooking to keep themselves and those around them safe.

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths. “Year after year, cooking remains the leading cause of home fires by far, accounting for half (49 percent) of all U.S. home fires,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA. “These numbers tell us that there is still much work to do when it comes to better educating the public about ways to stay safe when cooking.”The Marquette City Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2023 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Cooking safety start with YOU,” said Brian Phillips, Battalion Chief. “A cooking fire can grow quickly. I have seen many homes damaged and people injured by fires that could easily have been prevented.”

Marquette City Fire Department offers these key safety tips to help reduce the risk of a cooking fire.
1. Watch what you heat. Always keep a close eye on what you are cooking. Set a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
2. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
3. Have a “kid- and pet-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 meter) around the stove or grill and anywhere else hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

The Marquette City Fire Department is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s FPW campaign, including Firetruck Static Display on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11 a.m. (with a rain date of Oct. 14) with a parade at 12:30 p.m.

To find out more about FPW 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 cooking safety, visit For fire safety fun for kids, visit

Kids Cove Enclosure Picket Return

A final pick up for pickets from the Kids Cove playground enclosure at Mattson Lower Harbor Park will be held:
Lakeview Arena Southwest Conference Room Thursday, October 5, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

After this event all remaining pickets will be discarded.

If you sponsored a picket for the original enclosure constructed in 1996, your sponsored picket may be available to you. No new pickets have been found. Most pickets have been picked up, however, over 200 remain. The effort to return pickets to original donors is made possible by City of Marquette Playgrounds for All Committee, Marquette Rotary Clubs and City of Marquette.

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