MCACA Grant Recipients

The City of Marquette is excited to announce all city arts and culture organizations who were awarded grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. On Friday, October 22, Council members announced that a total of $176,275 was awarded to organizations in Marquette County. The grant recipients for Marquette are:

Hiawatha Music Co-op – $11,250

Lake Superior Theater – $13,750

Liberty Children’s Art Project – $11,825

City of Marquette–Art Week – $7,600

Marquette City Band – $10,450

Marquette County Historical Society – $19,500

Marquette Maritime Museum – $16,250

Marquette Symphony Orchestra – $16,250

Marquette-Alger RESA – $12,000

Superior Arts Youth Theater – $18,750

Superior String Alliance – $13,750

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – $19,500

Other County recipients include Ishpeming Public Schools with $5,400.

This year, $605,118 was awarded to organizations and schools throughout the Upper Peninsula, and over $10.7 million statewide.

For more information contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or e-mail

Arts and Culture Office Closed for Staff Education and Development

The Office of Arts & Culture will be closed Thursday, October 21 and Thursday, October 28 for City staff education & professional development. The Arts & Culture staff will check the email periodically throughout both days for immediate needs and will respond to phone messages the following day (Friday 10/22 and Friday 10/29).

The Deo Gallery and Studio Spaces will remain open according to Peter White Public Library hours both days.

Contact the Office of Arts & Culture with any questions or concerns. or (906) 228-0472

October 19 Planning Commission Meeting

The October 19, 2021 meeting of the Planning Commission will start at 6:00 p.m. and be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.

Written comments can be submitted by emailing Written submissions will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on October 19, 2021.

Winterizing Restrooms

The City of Marquette maintenance crews will begin winterizing park and athletic restrooms for the season starting Friday, October 15.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Garbage and Recycle Cart Delivery Update

Garbage and recycle carts from the fall order are scheduled to be delivered the week of October 18.  Carts will show up on your curb and price adjustments to your utility bill will be made after the delivery. Carts may be used immediately.

We appreciate your patience.

Fall Leaf Collection Placement

As fall leaf and brush cleanup preparations begin, please remember to not place leaves in the road or along the curb line. This causes leaves to collect in the storm drains and creates flooding in the streets. This sediment is also entering the storm drain system with the potential of plugging the storm water main.

Leaves must be placed behind the curb line, not in the street. Residents not complying will be in violation of Section 38-22(c) of the Marquette City Code. We are also reminding motorists to avoid parking in positions that block access to leaf piles, or they will not be picked up.

Please visit the City of Marquette website for further information.

21st Annual Holiday Art Sale

The Marquette Regional History Center and City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center are excited to announce the 21 Annual Holiday Art Sale, to be held on Saturday, November 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The sale will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center, located at 145 W Spring Street in Marquette, Michigan.

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, a Membership Drive and the History Center gift shop will be open for the event. 

There will be a $2.00 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 2021 Holiday Art Sale juried event: Mary Ann Theis, Kristi Mills, Judy Parlato, Mavis Farr, Shantina Hatfield, Shailah’s Flower Garden/Wreaths, Karen Jilbert, Aubrey Moore, Elaine Hommowun, Jenny Frein Hamel, Nicole Sekloch, Ann Golden, Christy Beulah Budnick, Kelly Gilligan, Jamie Monty, Marlene Wood, Kenyon Hansen, Lindsey Heiden, Susan Estler, Kay Johnson, Jo Ann Shelby, Alexandra Kralova-Zender, Colleen Maki, Angela Davis & Julie Highlen,  

For more information or questions, please contact the Marquette Regional History Center,

906-226-3571, or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center,


Fresh Coast Fun Run

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and continuing through 7:00 p.m., there will be a 5k race running along the multi-use path.

The run starts at Mattson Park and will follow the multi-use pathway north to Shiras Park. The course then returns to Mattson Park along the same route.

No roads will be closed; however, the public is asked to use caution in this area and to be alert for runners.

Timeline PhotosTrick or Treat Hours in the City of Marquette will be from 4-7PM on Sunday, October 31st. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃 -Mayor Smith "The Marquette Police Department reminds the public to stay safe this Halloween. Recommended hours for trick-or-treat are 4pm-7pm on Sunday, October 31. Motorists, please anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic during this time; be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways. We recommend turning on headlights earlier in the day and driving slowly through neighborhoods. Parents are encouraged to escort children while trick-or-treating and share the following safety tips:• Never approach someone in a car who is offering candy• Trick-or-treat only at houses with porch lights on and never enter a stranger’s home• Inspect all treats before allowing children to eat them• Consider placing reflective tape on costumes• Walk, don’t run, from house to house• Be sure children can see through mask eye-openings, and check for costume trip hazards• Always stay on sidewalks and look both ways before crossing streets" ... See MoreSee Less
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WINTER PARKING BANA reminder to all citizens and visitors in the City of Marquette that the Winter Parking Ban will begin on November 1st and will be in effect until April 1st.There is No Parking on Any City Street between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am. The Winter Parking Ban carries a fine of $75.00 and a vehicle could also be towed if it is impeding snow removal efforts by the plow crews.Vehicle owners should be making off-street parking arrangements for their vehicle for the winter season as soon as possible.Cooperation by everyone will make it easier for the plow crews to do their job and make the roads safer for all motorists. ... See MoreSee Less
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The City of Marquette has a full-time position available for an Administrative Assistant in the Public Works Department. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by courses in accounting, or related field. Associate’s degree in Office Administration, Business or related field preferred. Proficiency in spreadsheet/word processing software, typing of 50 wpm and data entry of 150 keystrokes per minute is required. The entry wage is $16.62/hr. with a full benefits package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ... See MoreSee Less
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October 18 is the last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the Clerk for this coming November 2, 2021 Election.October 19 through November 2 you must register to vote in-person in the Clerk's office with proof of residency. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beginning Saturday, October 9, all City of Marquette public park restrooms will close at 9:00 p.m. City parks remain on the usual summer hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Park restrooms will be open daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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