Marquette Events Calendar

With our convenient location in the heart of downtown Marquette, Michigan, the Landmark Inn offers effortless access to the top events in and around the city. From concerts and outdoor music festivals to art shows, colorful holiday celebrations, unique sporting and seasonal food and wine expos, there’s something fun taking place no matter what time 

of year you visit. View our Marquette events calendar and start planning your stay.

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  • Art on the Rocks

    Every July, up to 200 regional and national artists descend on Mattson Lower Harbor Park for an enormous juried art show. Artists…
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  • Harbor Fest

    The Marquette West Rotary plans the biggest party in town when it throws Harbor Fest every summer. In its 29th year, this fundraiser…
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  • Blues Fest

    Labor Day brings the crowd-pleasing Blues Fest, sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society, back to the people. This event offers…
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  • Beer Fest

    The U.P. Fall Beer Festival is a favorite event for anyone who loves craft beer: the festival features more than 100 different Michigan-crafted…
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  • UP 200 Sled Dog Race

    Mushing, or the art of dog sledding, is a fast-paced, thrilling race against the clock for these beautiful canines. This race takes…
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  • Noquemanon Ski Marathon

    Known as a premier cross-country, point-to-point ski race, the “Noque,” as it’s called, is known for taking full advantage of those…
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  • Ore 2 Shore

    From a 48-mile “Hard Rock” race to a 1-mile “Littlest Rock” race, hundreds of mountain bikers love to participate in this muddy, rugged…
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  • 4th of July

    Celebrate the nation’s independence in the heartland, Marquette-style! The Kiwanis club sponsors a fun-filled, noon parade featuring…
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  • Hiawatha Music Festival

    July 17, 2015 marks the start of the three-day Hiawatha Music Festival, a celebration of traditional American, acoustic music. The…
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  • Marquette Trails Festival

    Bikers, runners and hikers who love the Noquemanon Trail Network will come out to raise funds for and celebrate these treasured paths.…
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  • Noquemanon Ski Marathon

    01/01/2015
    Known as a premier cross-country, point-to-point ski race, the “Noque,” as it’s called, is known for…
  • UP 200 Sled Dog Race

    02/01/2015
    Mushing, or the art of dog sledding, is a fast-paced, thrilling race against the clock for these beautiful…
  • Blues Fest

    05/01/2015
    Labor Day brings the crowd-pleasing Blues Fest, sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society, back…
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  • Art on the Rocks

    06/25/2015
    Every July, up to 200 regional and national artists descend on Mattson Lower Harbor Park for an enormous…
  • Marquette Trails Festival

    06/26/2015
    Bikers, runners and hikers who love the Noquemanon Trail Network will come out to raise funds for and…
  • 4th of July

    07/04/2015
    Celebrate the nation’s independence in the heartland, Marquette-style! The Kiwanis club sponsors a fun-filled,…
  • Hiawatha Music Festival

    07/17/2015
    July 17, 2015 marks the start of the three-day Hiawatha Music Festival, a celebration of traditional…
  • Ore 2 Shore

    08/08/2015
    From a 48-mile “Hard Rock” race to a 1-mile “Littlest Rock” race, hundreds of mountain bikers love to…
  • Harbor Fest

    08/28/2015
    The Marquette West Rotary plans the biggest party in town when it throws Harbor Fest every summer. In…
  • Blues Fest

    09/04/2015
    Labor Day brings the crowd-pleasing Blues Fest, sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society, back…
  • Beer Fest

    09/12/2015
    The U.P. Fall Beer Festival is a favorite event for anyone who loves craft beer: the festival features…
  • Noquemanon Ski Marathon

    10/24/2015
    Known as a premier cross-country, point-to-point ski race, the “Noque,” as it’s called, is known for…
  • Noquemanon Ski Marathon

    01/23/2016
    Known as a premier cross-country, point-to-point ski race, the “Noque,” as it’s called, is known for…
  • UP 200 Sled Dog Race

    02/12/2016
    Mushing, or the art of dog sledding, is a fast-paced, thrilling race against the clock for these beautiful…
  • Noquemanon Ski Marathon

    01/01/2015

    Known as a premier cross-country, point-to-point ski race, the “Noque,” as it’s called, is known for taking full advantage of those usually pesky lake-effect snows. There is the namesake marathon course, but this late-January race also has courses of varying distances to accommodate any participant, even kids. You can register to race and enjoy the U.P. wilderness like you never have, or you can cheer on the skiers as they cross the finish line in Marquette.

  • UP 200 Sled Dog Race

    02/01/2015

    Mushing, or the art of dog sledding, is a fast-paced, thrilling race against the clock for these beautiful canines. This race takes place each February (it’s a qualifying race for the Iditarod), and spectators cheer as the teams race down snow-covered Marquette streets and along the shores of Lake Superior. Fans pack the bars and restaurants lining the race route and urge the mushers on to victory. For some, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that just can’t be missed.

  • Blues Fest

    05/01/2015

    Labor Day brings the crowd-pleasing Blues Fest, sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society, back to the people. This event offers live blues music, free workshops, food, vendors and more. One of the most popular blues festivals in the Midwest, it draws music lovers from all over. You can get discounted tickets online before you go, and lodging packages are available on the web site.

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    06/25/2015

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  • Art on the Rocks

    06/25/2015

    Every July, up to 200 regional and national artists descend on Mattson Lower Harbor Park for an enormous juried art show. Artists include photographers, jewelry makers, painters, sculptors, ceramic artists and many more. The crowds can swell, but it’s always a festive atmosphere and most patrons leave with a unique treasure tucked under their arms.

  • Marquette Trails Festival

    06/26/2015

    Bikers, runners and hikers who love the Noquemanon Trail Network will come out to raise funds for and celebrate these treasured paths. There are races for all ages and skill levels, bonfires, s’mores and hotdogs on Friday night and a party and awards on Saturday and Sunday. Online registration gets you a less-expensive ticket, and ticket proceeds go right to helping the trails. It’s a win/win!

  • 4th of July

    07/04/2015

    Celebrate the nation’s independence in the heartland, Marquette-style! The Kiwanis club sponsors a fun-filled, noon parade featuring more than eighty participants and miles of colorful floats. At dusk, head to Lower Elwood Mattson Park for a spectacular fireworks display funded almost entirely by donations. The day also features a food festival, bike rodeos, baseball games and live entertainment.   

  • Hiawatha Music Festival

    07/17/2015

    July 17, 2015 marks the start of the three-day Hiawatha Music Festival, a celebration of traditional American, acoustic music. The lineup will please visitors who love bluegrass or Cajun music as well as those looking for some Gospel tunes or Celtic melodies. There are arts and crafts for kids and special activities for teens, including a henna booth and a chance to meet the bands. Camping during the festival is quite popular and up to 1,000 camping sites are available to festival-goers. If you like music and you’re in Marquette, settle in for an excellent experience.

  • Ore 2 Shore

    08/08/2015

    From a 48-mile “Hard Rock” race to a 1-mile “Littlest Rock” race, hundreds of mountain bikers love to participate in this muddy, rugged bike race that ends on the shore of Lake Superior. You can register the whole family to take part in an epic ride, or you can plan to spend the day cheering on the (really, really) muddy bikers from the clean comfort of the sidewalk.

  • Harbor Fest

    08/28/2015

    The Marquette West Rotary plans the biggest party in town when it throws Harbor Fest every summer. In its 29th year, this fundraiser has provided more than $500,000 to meet the needs of the Marquette community! There’s a classic car and motorcycle show, a fishing derby, a beer tent, food vendors and live music. 

  • Blues Fest

    09/04/2015

    Labor Day brings the crowd-pleasing Blues Fest, sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society, back to the people. This event offers live blues music, free workshops, food, vendors and more. One of the most popular blues festivals in the Midwest, it draws music lovers from all over. You can get discounted tickets online before you go, and lodging packages are available on the web site.

  • Beer Fest

    09/12/2015

    The U.P. Fall Beer Festival is a favorite event for anyone who loves craft beer: the festival features more than 100 different Michigan-crafted beers. Local restaurants provide the nibbles, and there’s live entertainment to accompany the imbibing. Tickets are less expensive if purchased online (and more certain, as the event sells out) and include 15 drink tokens, each redeemable for a three-ounce sample of beer. Designated driver tickets are really inexpensive but those patrons aren’t allowed to sample the hops. Last tip? Get a babysitter; this is strictly a 21-and-over event.

  • Noquemanon Ski Marathon

    10/24/2015

    Known as a premier cross-country, point-to-point ski race, the “Noque,” as it’s called, is known for taking full advantage of those usually pesky lake-effect snows. There is the namesake marathon course, but this late-January race also has courses of varying distances to accommodate any participant, even kids. You can register to race and enjoy the U.P. wilderness like you never have, or you can cheer on the skiers as they cross the finish line in Marquette.

  • Noquemanon Ski Marathon

    01/23/2016

    Known as a premier cross-country, point-to-point ski race, the “Noque,” as it’s called, is known for taking full advantage of those usually pesky lake-effect snows. There is the namesake marathon course, but this late-January race also has courses of varying distances to accommodate any participant, even kids. You can register to race and enjoy the U.P. wilderness like you never have, or you can cheer on the skiers as they cross the finish line in Marquette.

  • UP 200 Sled Dog Race

    02/12/2016

    Mushing, or the art of dog sledding, is a fast-paced, thrilling race against the clock for these beautiful canines. This race takes place each February (it’s a qualifying race for the Iditarod), and spectators cheer as the teams race down snow-covered Marquette streets and along the shores of Lake Superior. Fans pack the bars and restaurants lining the race route and urge the mushers on to victory. For some, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that just can’t be missed.