Run for Puerto Rico

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 3:00 p.m. the Run for Puerto Rico 5km foot race will be taking place. 

The race will start at Mattson Park and proceed south on the multi-use path to a turn-around point near South Beach park.  Racers will return along the same route to Mattson Park.

No streets will be closed, and the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.

Run for Life

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. the annual Run for Life 5k and 10k foot race will be taking place. 

Both races will start at Mattson Park and proceed north on the multi-use path.  The 5k will proceed to a point just north of Pine Street, then turn around and return along the same route.  The 10k run will proceed to the upper harbor ore dock, then turn around and return along the same route. 

No streets will be closed, and the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.

Water Rising Exhibit

The Cedar Tree Institute (CTI) and the interfaith Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards is teaming up with other local art and environmental organizations to present to Marquette, Water Rising, an acclaimed art collaboration.  The Water Rising is providing a month-long exhibit and a companion series of public events.  With each event, viewers and participants are invited to consider their personal connection to the natural environment and their sense of place.   A core concept behind Water Rising is the awareness that stewardship begins with caring and that caring begins with connection — we cannot save nature or heritage unless we find ways to connect with it. 

CTI agrees, “We believe that artists, poets, filmmakers, and spiritual leaders will be the guides for an awakening. We look forward to welcoming Leila and Garth as gifted and prophetic artists to help us learn to see and understand new and magical ways.”

Water Rising is a collaboration between – British sculptor, Garth Evans and American writer, Leila Philip.  Evans and Philip hope to help communities discover their own unique connection to place, deepening the personal sense of responsibility to stewardship of their particular cultural heritage(s) and environment. 

Superior Watershed Partnership, one of the project collaborators, will provide community members access to volunteer opportunities in environmental projects throughout the Marquette area.  Other collaborators include Northern Michigan University’s College of Art & Design, the City of Marquette’s Arts & Culture department, and the Fresh Coast Film Festival.

The public is invited to experience the richness of this unique Humanities program and to learn more about the state of the Great Lakes waters and about how to care for them.  Water Rising programs include an exhibition of watercolors from the book (of the same name), along with a video installation that combines music, image, spoken word, photography and interviews with the authors– on view for the month of October at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center.  The 5-day artist residency is scheduled to dovetail into the Fresh Coast Film Festival week (October 15 – 19) and will include the film screening of the companion video, Environment, Memory & Things.  Workshops with the visiting artists are scheduled for Northern Michigan University’s Visiting Artist program as well as for the public.  (For more information, refer to scheduling details along the sidebar.)  Go to for more information.

Water Rising, the book will for sale with 100% of net proceeds going to support the environmental work of the Superior Watershed Partnership SWP.

Water Rising is sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council with assistance from the Ray & Peg Hirvonen Foundation. 

Water Rising Schedule of Events

Water Rising Exhibit October 1 – 30

City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public

Artist Workshop: Craft Talk by Leila Philip

October 15, 4pm Northern Michigan University

*NMU Students Only

Author Reading by Leila Philip

October 16, 4pm Northern Michigan University

*Free & Open to the Public

Meet the Artists Reception

October 16, 7 – 9pm

City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public

Artist Workshop: A Sculpture Workshop with Garth Evans

October 17, 9am – 1pm Northern Michigan University

*NMU Students Only, Materials Provided

Public Lecture: by Garth Evans

“Cardiff:” An Encounter with the Public and some Consequences

October 17, 6:30 – 7:30pm Northern Michigan University

*Free & Open to the Public

Writing in Response to the Environment with Leila Philip

October 18, 10am – 12pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public, Materials Provided

Art in Response to the Environment with Garth Evans

October 18, 1 – 3pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center

*Free & Open to the Public, Materials Provided

The Gift of Water: Hosted by Cedar Tree Institute

October 19, 10 – 11:30am Presque Isle Pavilion

Presenters include members from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Department of Natural Resources, Jordan Matterrella, project coordinator for the Interfaith Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards, and         the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) who will lead a volunteer coastal resiliency project for interested attendees. Native teas will be served. Open and free to the public.

*Free & Open to the Public

Environment, Memory & Things: Film Screening & Artist Talk

October 19, 2 – 4pm Masonic #1, Masonic Square Mall

*Fresh Coast Film Festival Pass Required

NMU Homecoming Parade

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, Northern Michigan University will be holding their annual homecoming parade.  The following streets will be closed to thru traffic for the parade with a Police escort:

Pine Street from Lakeshore Blvd. to Fair Avenue
Fair Avenue from Pine Street to Third Street
Third Street from Fair Avenue to Hewitt Avenue
Hewitt Avenue from Third Street to Front Street
Front Street from Hewitt Avenue to Park Street
Park Street from Front Street to High Street
High Street from Park Street to College Avenue
College Avenue from High Street to Front Street
Front Street from College Avenue to Fair Avenue

In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Presque Isle Marina and boat launch closed for construction

Effective Monday, Sept. 9, the Presque Isle Marina and Presque Isle boat launch will be closed for construction of the new docks. The marina will be closed until the completion of the project. The launch will be intermittently closed for demolition of the piers and installation of the new docks. The project is anticipated to be complete in early November 2019. During this time anyone wishing to launch on Lake Superior in Marquette should use the launch at the Cinder Pond Marina in the Lower Harbor.

This project is funded through a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Waterways Commission with a 50 percent City match.

Marquette City Manager offers community office hours

Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.  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.

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By now, you've probably noticed the construction happening on the 100 block of W. Washington St. in Downtown Marquette. While lanes of traffic and sidewalks will remain largely open, there is no on-street parking in that area. There are numerous public parking lots nearby that area, with multiple pedestrian access points. For details on the progress of the construction, please visit ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

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