Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k

The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k will be held on September 2, and a kid’s fun run will be held on September 1.

The Kids Fun Run will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and take place on the multi-use path on Pine Street.  

On Saturday at 9:00 a.m. the 5k will start at the Superior Dome and runners will follow the multi-use path north from Pine Street to Clark Lambros Park, and back. 

The marathon and half marathon begin west of the city limits and enter the city on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Runners are expected to arrive within the city limits at approximately 8:30 a.m. and follow the Heritage trail to McClellan Avenue, then continue along the multi-use path to Lakeshore Boulevard. Upon arrival at Lakeshore Boulevard, the marathon runners and half marathon runners will divide as follows:

  • Marathon participants will turn south on the path to a turn-around point at South Beach Park, then continue north on the path around Presque Isle before returning south towards Pine Street to finish at the Superior Dome.
  • Half marathon participants will turn south on the path for a short distance then turn around and run to Pine Street to finish at the Superior Dome.

The races cross numerous streets including Wilson, McClellan, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Front, Lakeshore, Baraga, Hampton, Island Beach, and Hawley.

Pine Street between Fair and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed on Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

Presque Isle Park will be closed to motor vehicles on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

All other roads will be open with road crossing volunteers and Marquette Police officers stopping cars to allow runners to cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to use caution and to obey all road crossing attendants.

City of Marquette Offices Closed for Labor Day

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue;  the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.  Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time.

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

South Beach and Tourist Park Beach Is Closed to Swimming

During routine testing, elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, have been detected at South
Beach and Tourist Park Beach swimming areas in Marquette, MI. The beaches are closed to
swimming until further notice.
The City of Marquette is collecting water samples daily and will reopen the beaches to swimming
when State water quality standards are met.
All other beaches remain open. Signs have been posted at South Beach and Tourist Park Beach to
alert the public.

Calls for Artists - 2023 Holiday Art Sale

The Marquette Regional History Center, in cooperation with the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture, is excited to announce the 2023 Holiday Art Sale to be held on Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The sale will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC). The History Center is a destination, providing holiday shoppers a beautiful space to shop the juried artists’ sale, visit world class exhibits, and enjoy an old-fashioned bake sale and other surprises. Booth rental fees and the small $2 admission support the MRHC, a private, non-profit 501c3 organization.

The Holiday Art Sale is open to artists of all media, including but not limited to painting, photography, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, and wearable art. Interested artists may apply by completing and mailing or dropping off an entry form to the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 West Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855. Entry forms may also be picked up at the MRHC or the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture, located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library.. Applications are due Monday, September 18. Applications will be juried by the Lake Superior Art Association, and artists will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, September 26.

The full call for artists and link to the application can be found in the Creative Classifieds section of the Marquette Compass ( or on the MRHC website (

For more information or questions, please contact the Marquette Regional History Center (906-226-3571; or the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture (906-228-0472;

College Avenue Closure

Beginning Wednesday August 23 and continuing through the spring of 2024, College Avenue between Seventh Street and Hebard Court will be closed to facilitate the demolition of the former hospital. Both pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be detoured around the closure via Magnetic Street. 

The public is advised to take caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.

Cultural Trail Sculpture - Community Feedback Wanted

As part of the Cultural Trail Project, the Marquette Public Art Commission (MPAC) has invited Anishinaabe contemporary stone sculptor Jason Quigno to design, fabricate and install a stone sculptural work at the entrance of the new pier in downtown Marquette.

The Cultural Trail aims to share the various stories of our community. To honor Marquette's cultural heritage, history, and environment through public art, interpretive signage, and design, along a seven-mile multi-use coastal pathway on the shores of Lake Superior. Quigno is a tribal citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and a lifelong resident of Michigan. He is a nationally renowned sculptor and has strong personal connections to the local area.

The community is invited to review his sculpture proposal, “Seven Grandfather Teachings,” and submit feedback on the proposed design and overall project.

To view the project packet and submit your feedback; follow the link This form will close on Friday, September 8, 2023 at  5:00 p.m.  The public is also invited to offer public comment during the MPAC monthly meeting which occurs on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Arts & Culture Center (217 N Front St, Lower level of PWPL)

Front Street Closure

Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, August 21 for utility work at 214 South Front Street. The work is expected to be completed by Tuesday, August 29. A signed detour route will be provided around the closure and pedestrian access will be maintained via the sidewalk on the east side of the street.

The public is advised to take caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.

August 22 Spring Street Parking Lot Closed for Cleaning

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, the Spring St. Parking Lot will be closed for cleaning beginning at 7 a.m. Permit holders should plan to park in other DDA permit lots (S. Main, Lower Commons, Baraga Lot, Rock St. Lot, Lakeshore Lot, Upper Bluff Ramp).  The DDA Maintenance Staff will block off each entrance, and the lot reopen when cleaning is complete.

2023 City of Marquette Art Awards Recipients Announced

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture presents the 26th Annual Art Awards on Sunday, October 15, 2023. This red-carpet affair honors outstanding individuals who have made an impact on the arts and culture in Marquette. The awards show will be held at the Masonic Building’s Red Room, 128 W Washington St. This year’s awards show is made possible by Innovate Marquette Smart Zone.

This event is free and open to the public with a semi-formal suggested dress code to match the occasion. More details to come. The 26th Annual Art Awards show will feature performances and honor this year’s recipients:

Arts Advocate:            Marge Sklar

Arts Business:             HOTplate/Clayworks

Arts Educator:             Gene Bertram

Arts Innovation:          Amber Dohrenwend

Arts Organization:      DeVos Art Museum

Arts Volunteer:           Skylar Taavola
Performing Artist:      Patrick Booth
Visual Artist:              Stella Larkin
Writer:                        Marty Achatz

Special Recognition:  Aaron Peterson

Youth:                         Leo Barch (Visual Artist)

                                   Lane Parks (Performing Artist)

For more details about the Annual Art Awards visit

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