Light Up the Holidays Downtown

On Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m., the community is welcomed to the Marquette Commons where Santa Claus and friends will light up Downtown at the annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting. Read More...

Light Up the Holidays Downtown

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Recently awarded the Best Farmers Market by Lake Superior Magazine, 50+ farmers, producers and artisans gather every Saturday through December from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marquette Commons. Read More...

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade

On December 3, at 6:00 p.m., bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole. Read More...

Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade

Ladies Night in Marquette’s Downtown District

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The 19th annual Ladies Night will be held on Thursday, November 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those attending the event can enjoy a night of shopping, delicacies, entertainment
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‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade Call for Entries

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is extending an invitation to all local businesses, organizations, musicians and bands to enter a decorated float, vehicle or marching unit in the fourth annual
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Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Small Business Saturday in Marquette’s Downtown District

November 28, 2015 will mark the 5th annual Small Business Saturday – a chance for holiday shoppers to focus their buying power on locally owned businesses. Downtown Marquette will be no
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Holidays Light Up Downtown

The Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and 39th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 5. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Fair Avenue and will venture down
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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.


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.


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.


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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