Halloween Spectacle set for Oct. 28

The City of Marquette’s annual Halloween Spectacle is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28. An alchemy of pageantry, music, theater, and dance will ignite the 600 block of West Bluff Street, behind Harlow Park, between North Seventh and Morgan Streets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A special opening procession will take place on the 100 block of West Washington Street at 6 p.m, directly following downtown trick or treating. The sidewalk procession will travel down Washington to Harlow Park. The Spectacle is free and open to all ages.

Harlow Park provides the perfect back drop for this year’s Spectacle. Equipped with built-in hillside “bleachers,” to enjoy performances. Bring a blanket or tarp for your seat at the year’s most anticipated performance. This year’s theme is the four elements. Don your costume and join the queens of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

For event details and updates please go to the community calendar at www.Marquette365.com. For those wishing to get more involved with this year’s spectacle as a volunteer or performer, please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov. The MACC is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

The Halloween Spectacle is made possible with funding from the City of Marquette, Marquette Downtown Development Authority and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program, administered by CUPPAD.

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Lakeview Arena’s public skating season begins

Public skating sessions at the City’s Lakeview Arena begin Oct. 2. The program hours are as follows:

  • Drop-In Figure Skating
    • Monday-Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m.
  • Preschool/Parent & Senior Citizens
    • Monday-Friday from 10 to 11:20 a.m.
  • Drop-In Hockey
    • Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
  • Public Skate (all ages)
    • Monday-Sunday from 1 to 2:50 p.m.
  • Senior/Adult Skate (18 & older) – (Free to Marquette City Senior Residents with ID)
    • Monday from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m.
  • Adult Drop-In Hockey
    • Monday from 9:30 to 10:50 p.m.

This schedule may be affected by tournaments and holidays. Please see the City website, the Lakeview Arena Facebook page, or call the Lakeview Arena office at 228-0460 for additional information.

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Off Leash Park Area Permits Now Available

Off-Leash Park Permits are now available for purchase at the City Clerk’s office, 300 W. Baraga
Avenue. Per animal, a permit costs $15 for City of Marquette residents, and $20 for non-residents. The park is open Nov. 1 through May 1 and is located at the Tourist Park area. Proof of a current dog license is required.

The City Clerk, along with most local veterinarians sell dog licenses, as does the Marquette County Clerk. To purchase a license, you will need a paper copy of a current rabies certification from your veterinarian.

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Crop Hunger Walk

On Sunday, October 1, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continuing through 4:30 p.m. there will be a
Hunger Walk using City sidewalk, crossing City streets, and using the multi-use path.
The walk will start at the First Presbyterian Church at 120 N. Front Street, proceed north to Fair Avenue, east to the City multi-use path, south along the multi-use path to Main Street, then west on Main St to Front Street, then north on Front Street returning to the First Presbyterian Church.

No roads will be closed; however, volunteers will be stopping cars at road crossings and the public is asked to be aware of walkers crossing the street.

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Permits for City Off-Leash Park now on sale

Off-Leash Park Permits are now available for purchase at the City Clerk’s office, 300 W. Baraga Avenue. Per animal, a permit costs $15 for City of Marquette residents, and $20 for non-residents. The park is open Nov. 1 through May 1 and is located at the Tourist Park area. Proof of a current dog license is required.

The City Clerk, along with most local veterinarians sell dog licenses, as does the Marquette County Clerk. To purchase a license, you will need a paper copy of a current rabies certification from your veterinarian.

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MSHS Homecoming Parade set for Sept. 29

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing through approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, the Marquette Senior High School will be holding their annual homecoming parade.

The parade will begin at the Graveraet School, exit west onto Hewitt Avenue to Third Street, proceed north on Third to Magnetic Street, west on Magnetic to Lincoln Avenue, north on Lincoln to College Avenue, and then west to the MSHS High School parking lot.

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17th Annual Holiday Art Sale scheduled for Nov. 18

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, in cooperation with the Marquette Regional History Center, is excited to announce the 2017 Holiday Art Sale, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the first time, the sale will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center, located at 145 W. Spring St. The change in venue is an effort expand this annual holiday tradition.

There will be a $2 admission fee. Fee includes entrance to the Art Sale, Fancy Bake Sale, Exhibits and Annual Dollhouse Event, “Dollhouses, Toys and other Fun Stuff”. All proceeds support the MRHC, a private non-profit 501c3.

For more information, including a list of participating artists, click the link below.

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Wright Street Reconstruction – Sugarloaf Avenue opening and lane changes planned

It is anticipated that Sugarloaf Avenue intersection at Wright Street will be open to two-way traffic beginning on Friday, September 29. There will be a limitation for traffic heading north to Sugarloaf Avenue from that traffic traveling east on Wright Street and north on Tracy Avenue as access to Sugarloaf Avenue from these directions will be cut off for one more week.

The opening of Sugarloaf Avenue will result in a new traffic shift for Wright Street between Lincoln Avenue and Industrial Parkway. Traffic will be shifted to one lane on the south side of Wright Street by the use of temporary traffic signals. In addition, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to through traffic south of this intersection. This work will be completed by October 20.

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Starting immediately, the Presque Isle Park will be closed in its entirety due to inclement weather and wave height. Signage and barricades will be placed at the entrance to the island. Any additional questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Marquette City Police Department at 906-228-0400. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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Effective immediately, Lakeshore Blvd., from Hawley St. to Fair Ave,, will be closed to through traffic due to high wave activity causing flooding ... See MoreSee Less

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City of Marquette - Municipal Government

The Marquette City Police Department would like to welcome the newest officer to the department; Officer Griffin!

Officer Griffin graduated from the Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy in August and has been working for the Chocolay Township Police Department. He offically swore his oath in the Marquette City Commission Chambers yesterday.

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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

 

Hours

City Hall:

M-F: 8 am - 5 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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