Downtown Showdown Rail Jam Returns

Registration is now open! Fans and competitors gather steps away from Lake Superior, bringing the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Downtown Marquette on Saturday, February 21. Read More...

Downtown Showdown Rail Jam Returns

UP200 & Midnight Run

Warm up between and during the races at the Marquette Commons, with warm refreshments, food and live entertainment by Jim and Ray. Read More...

UP200 & Midnight Run

Marquette Restaurant Week

From mouthwatering entrees to savory soups and sandwiches, foodies can get a taste of downtown for $10 (lunch) or $25 (dinner) between March 8-14.

Marquette Restaurant Week

“The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce that Downtown Marquette has been named “The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″ in Lake Superior Magazine’s Best of the Lake Awards. Read More...

“The Best Shopping Experience for 2014″

Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam Returns to Downtown Marquette

Downtown Showdown Logo

The streets of Downtown Marquette will be covered with snow on Saturday, February 21 as Range Bank and Ore Dock Brewing Company present the third annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam.

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Marquette Commons Ice Rink Open For the Season

Bundle up, grab your ice skates and get ready to take a spin around the rink at the Marquette Commons! Beginning Friday, January 2, the Marquette Commons facility and ice
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Ring in the New Year at the Downtown Ball Drop

Ring in the New Year at the 26th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Downtown Marquette on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Countdown to midnight with friends and family and
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DDA Board Meeting Cancelled

The December meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, December 11, has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 8. The DDA
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Places to Stay

When you finally lay your head down for the night, you'll slumber in total comfort and style. From historic hotels and comfortable Inn’s Marquette knows how to make you feel at home.

Food & Drink

Indulge in authentic flavors that'll make your mouth water and send your taste buds soaring. Marquette is known for its food and locally brewed ales that you can't get anywhere else.

Entertainment

Whether you're looking for live music or a family day at the park, there's always a way to have fun in Marquette. Enjoy a bike ride along Lake Superior, discover hands-on kids' museums, or see what's playing at the local theater. With so much to see and do, you might just have to stay a little longer.

Adventure

Year-round outdoor activities are sure to satisfy everyone - from leisure lovers to sports enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Explore our historic streets and shorelines. There is always a way to enjoy the four seasons in Marquette.

Shopping

Browse boutiques for clothes, shoes, handbags and more. Peruse chic home furnishing stores and antique shops. Or pick up some unforgettable souvenirs at one of the many gift shops in Downtown Marquette for friends and family

History & Culture

From museums and historic tours to art galleries and theater performances, you can fill your days with plenty of one-of-a-kind experiences for all ages. Walk through our streets and see what inspires you, or head straight for the places on your personal must-see list.

Downtown Marquette is Lake Superior's gateway to the rustic splendor of Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Historic brownstone buildings, trees, benches and street lamps line Washington and Front Streets providing a picturesque setting anytime of year.

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