Water Bill Due Dates shifted

Due to computer network issues, the water bills printed on Oct. 31 were mailed on Nov. 4. The due date printed on these bills is Nov. 21, but this due date is being extended to Nov. 25. Residents with auto-pay will have their payments withdrawn on Nov. 25.

Also, for bills due on Nov. 11, this is a federal holiday and the due date will be moved to Nov. 12. Residents on auto-pay will have their payment automatically withdrawn on this date instead.

MCACA Grant Recipients

The City of Marquette is pleased to announce the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) 2020 grant recipients from Marquette County. On Friday October 18, the MCACA awarded $157,688 to the following organizations in Marquette County:

Lake Superior Theatre Inc. – $11,250
Liberty Children’s Art Project – $15,000
City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center – $15,000
Marquette City Band – $10,000
Marquette County Historical Society – $18,000
Marquette Maritime Museum – $15,000
Marquette Symphony Orchestra – $12,500
Northern Michigan University – DeVos Art Museum – $14,188
Superior Arts Youth Theater  – $12,500
Superior String Alliance, Inc. – $12,500
The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – $15,000
Ishpeming Public Schools – $6,750.

This year, $683,760 was awarded to organizations and schools throughout the Upper Peninsula, and over $9.7 million statewide. For more information contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or e-mail arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

Winter Parking

The Winter Parking Ban will begin November 1st and run through April 1st, 2020. City residents, NMU students, and visitors are reminded to find off street parking during the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during this time. Violation of the winter parking ban is a $75.00 fine.

Residents are reminded that front yard parking is prohibited within the City of Marquette unless authorization is given by the Community Development office. This request must be made through them and a determination to allow this will be based on certain criteria. Front yard parking without prior approval is a violation of City ordinance, subject to a $50.00 fine for first offense. For more information, contact Community Development at 228-0425.

Furthermore, parking in the right of way is prohibited in the City of Marquette unless authorized by the Police Department. This also must be requested and permission will only be granted after it is determined that it is the only viable option. Violation of right of way parking without prior approval is a violation of City ordinance and a $50.00 fine. For more information regarding this, please contact the Marquette City Police Department at 228-0400.

Property owners are encouraged to make arrangements for off street parking during the winter parking ban for residents and tenants of homes and rental units.

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; jbays@marquettehistory.org) or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (228-0472; arts-culture@marquettemi.gov).

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 arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.


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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

Municipal Service Center:

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

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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