Lakeshore Boulevard Coastal Zone Management Grant Celebration

The City of Marquette and the Superior Watershed Partnership will be holding a celebration of the completion of the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Grant on Thursday, September 29at noon at the intersection of Pine Street and Lakeshore Boulevard. The celebration will include a brief synopsis of the grant and a walking tour of the project area.

NMU Homecoming Parade

Northern Michigan University will be holding their annual homecoming parade on Friday September 23, 2022, starting at 5:30 p.m. The route will start in the NMU parking lot off Pine Street, head south on Pine Street to Fair Avenue, head west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, head south on Third Street to Hewitt Avenue, head east on Hewitt Avenue to Front Street, head north on Front Street to return to the start. The parade will be escorted by the Marquette City Police, and streets along the route will be closed to through traffic during the parade.

Blemhuber Street Closure

Blemhuber Avenue, west of Altamont Street, will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, September 20 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a sewer lateral replacement. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Passport Parking App Update


Downtown Marquette parking customers who use the iPhone version of the Passport Parking app to pay for parking in downtown may currently be experiencing difficulties with paying for parking. If this happens, a manual update of the app may be required. To remedy this, access the App Store via your iPhone and search for the Passport Parking app. When you tap on the icon for Passport Parking, you will be taken to the description page for the app, where you should be shown the need to update your app. Tap the blue “update” button to prompt your phone to update the app. This manual update requirement appears to only be affecting iPhone users. We appreciate your patience in this matter and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Hockey on Third Parade

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, Marquette Junior Hockey will be holding a “Hockey on Third” parade.

The parade will start at Pine Street behind the NMU Superior Dome, then proceed south on Pine to Fair, then west on Fair to Third, then south on Third to Michigan, then east on Michigan to Front, then north on Front to Fair, then east on Fair to Pine, then north on Pine, returning to the Superior Dome parking lot. The parade will be escorted by the Marquette City Police, and streets along the route will be closed to through traffic during the parade.

25 Annual City of Marquette Art Awards

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture presents the 25th Annual Art Awards on Saturday, October 8, 2022. This red-carpet affair honors outstanding individuals who have made an impact in 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 “Marquette Formal” suggested dress code to match the occasion. No RSVP required, doors open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 6:00 p.m., reception with live music, cash bar, and desserts to follow. The 25th Annual Art Awards show will feature performances by TaMaMa Dance Co., Troy Graham, B.G. Bradley, and more. Notable community members will appear as award presenters, and honor this year’s recipients:

Arts Advocate:            Susan Divine

Arts Business:             The Gallery

Arts Educator:             Barbara Rhyneer

Arts Organization:      Revolve CC

Arts Volunteer:           Robert Mercure
Performing Artist:       Troy Graham
Visual Artist:              Sawftsea [Chelsea Monaghan]
Writer:                         B.G. Bradley
Youth:                         Ethan Swanson

Special Recognition:  Judy Sarosik

Arts Innovation:         Silas Talley

For more details about the Annual Art Awards visit

For questions contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture at 906-228-0472 or e-mail

East Ohio Street Closure

East Ohio Street, between Fern Place and Cedar Street, will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday, September 14 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a sewer and water service replacement. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Marji Gesick 50 Mile Start

On Saturday, September 17, the Marji Gesick 50-mile mountain bike race will be starting on Lakeshore Boulevard between Washington Street and Spring Street. Riders will head south to the Carp River bridge by means of Lakeshore Boulevard, the City multi-use path and Lake Street. Riders will continue under the bridge to Cliffs Power Road, Mount Marquette Road, and onto NTN trails.

Between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed between Spring Street and Washington Street, and closed to through traffic between Washington Street and Ridge Street. Traffic will be detoured via Spring Street, Front Street and Ridge Street. Police officers will be directing traffic on Lakeshore Boulevard; however, Lake Street, Cliffs Power Road and Mount Marquette Road will remain open to traffic.

Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for police officers directing traffic and detour signage.

MBRA Meeting Reschedule for Sept. 22

The September 15, 2022 meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board has been canceled and rescheduled to meet on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the second floor conference room at the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, Marquette, MI.

The City of Marquette Rolls Out Improved Single Sort Recycling Program

The City of Marquette will begin rolling out new recycling carts for residents next week as it officially launches its carted “single-stream” collection service.

With the single stream recycling program, sorting recyclable items is not necessary; residents are able to place all recyclable items directly into a new, larger recycling container. The 64-gallon carts will begin arriving at residents’ homes starting September 12th. The carts will replace the smaller bins currently used for residential recycling and come with wheels for easy maneuvering and attached lids to keep recyclables dry and secure.

The City applied for and received grants from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works with city governments nationwide to transform their recycling programs. The City of Marquette was selected to receive grant support because of its dedication to advancing recycling in the community. The grants from EGLE and The Recycling Partnership, with support from the American Beverage’s Every Bottle Back initiative, will provide 6,100 new carts and includes funding for education and outreach about the new collection process.

The City of Marquette asks that residents continue to do their part by placing only recyclable materials in their carts, including aluminum and steel cans, paper products (including newspapers and flattened cardboard), and empty plastic bottles and containers. Glass will not be collected curbside but is eligible for recycling through drop off locations only. Glass drop-off locations include Waste Management at 910 W. Baraga Ave. and The Municipal Service Center at 1100 Wright Street. To help limit contamination, give food, and drink containers a quick rinse and then place them directly into the recycling cart—no sorting needed.

Some items that cannot be recycled include plastic bags, film plastics, paper towels, electrical equipment, batteries, and clothing. These items often get mixed into recycling carts because of “wishcycling,” or the hope that they can be recycled. While well-intentioned, non-recyclable items cause serious issues.

For more information on what can and cannot go into the cart, visit

Residents can begin using their new carts immediately upon arrival.

To find your recycling day, plus answers to other Frequently Asked Questions, visit or contact the Public Works Department at 906-228-0444.

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City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

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