Houghton County Fair – August 24

Hancock, MI – The fair is held in Hancock, Michigan every year at the end of the summer, the weekend before Labor Day weekend. It offers a great opportunity to come out and have a great time with friends and family with entertainment ranging from livestock shows to demolition and off road derbies to a youth talent show.

Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market – August 18

Marquette, Mich.08/18/2018– Come see what the locals have to offer at the Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market in the Marquette Commons this Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

There is plenty to browse around for like: Fresh Michigan-grown produces, other farm-produced goods, baked goods, and various artisan wares.

Come see what the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has to offer every Saturday until December 15th. Check out!

Menominee Summer Farmers’ Market – August 18

Menominee, Mich.– The Menominee Summer Farmers’ Market will be at 800 1st Street, Downtown Menominee this Saturday, August 18, from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come see what the Summer Farmers’ Market has to offer!

  • Duck & Chicken non-soy, Non-GMO pasture fed eggs
  • fresh produce
  • baked goods
  • Sugar-free Jams & Jellies
  • Fresh roasted, no chemicals added KIS Coffee
  • Fresh White Fish, pasture raised Highlander Beef
  • Handmade items… and so much more!

EBT cards from all states are accepted. Credit/Debit card users may purchase market money.

Menominee Farmers’ Market is a Distributor for Kids Cash for the Great Start Initiative: Menominee County and participates in Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program, Hoophouse for Health, & WISE Women, in addition with FRESH & WIC Project FRESH program.

Iron Mountain Farmers’ Market – August 18

Iron Mountain, Mi.– The Iron Mountain Farmers’ Market will be at the Library’s Parking lot in downtown Iron Mountain this Saturday, August 18, from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come see what the locals have for sale! All of the vendors grow or make all of the items for sale.

  • fresh produce
  • baked goods
  • honey, jams & jellies
  • artisan goods
  • handmade items & so much more!

Open every Saturday until October 20!

Arts Center at LSSU Summer Concert: Jukebox Saturday Night – August 19

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Jukebox Saturday Night is a music review of the great Big Bands during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. A fun filled event for all ages that captures the exciting sounds of great melodies and lyrics performed by an energetic group of instrumentalists and vocalists who will keep you moving in your seats, tapping your toes and clapping your hands.

36th Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair – August 19

Rockland, MI – Old Victoria’s Craft Fair is an event like no other! Browse handmade, original arts and crafts on the lawn of a historic copper mining village built in 1899. This historic site is the perfect setting for the day, and the restored hand-hewn log cabins will be open, free of charge, to the public for the day. Try one of the famous Victoria cinnamon rolls, baked from scratch in a traditional woodstove. Bring the kids to enjoy old-fashioned games and races that are a blast to join OR watch! Grab a bite to eat and take your time enjoying the day’s offerings in the prettiest setting you can imagine! Join us at Old Victoria for a truly special day and support the preservation of our local history!

Pasty Fest – August 18

Calumet, MI – Pasty Fest is a one day event that takes place every year as a celebration of the Cornish food staple, the pasty, which sustained Copper Country miners 100 years ago and satisfies hungry Yoopers today. Attendees can enjoy a parade, beer garden, street fair, live music and performances as well as children’s activities. We invite you to be the judge in our new Bake-Off Event where you have the chance to sample pasties from each pasty vendor in attendance!​

St.Mary’s Catholic School 4th Annual Proverbial Run/Walk 5K – August 18

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – This race will take you past some of the most historic sites Sault Ste Marie has to offer. We begin the race in front of St. Mary’s School in the shadow of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church and the Tower of History. We run through Historic Downtown Sault Ste Marie and finish behind St. Mary’s School.

Registration and Packet Pick-up Information:

  • Early Registration fees are $12 per person. Early registration closes Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8 AM.Day of Run Registration fees are $15 per person
  • All race registrations include a T-Shirt.
  • Race numbers and shirts can be picked up from 4 PM to 6 PM Friday, August 17th or at 8 AM August 18th.
  • A family of 4 or more will receive a discount of $2 per person.

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Marquette Downtown District Identity Enhancement Project
Marquette, MI – The Marquette DDA Board of Directors has retained the national firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates to conduct a branding and marketing initiative for its downtown district. Marquette’s downtown has expanded beyond the “historic core” and therefore includes differing areas with varied characteristics, opportunities, and needs. The intent of the effort is to create an identity/marketing brand and establish an overreaching strategy to create a cohesive downtown experience. The outcome will market Marquette’s downtown district to both visitors and locals, support local businesses, and recruit investment and businesses.
The kick-off and resource visit will begin on Tuesday, June 19 with a series of round-table meetings with various stakeholders. The intensive process is designed to immerse the project team in the district and conduct a comprehensive assessment. In addition, the consultant team will meet with the North Third Business Community on June 19 at 6 p.m. and the Core Downtown Business Community on June 20 at 8 a.m. A public session is scheduled for June 19 at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street.
An on-line survey will also be conducted to gauge residents, visitors, and business owners’ perspectives of the downtown, its unique areas, challenges, and opportunities.
The project team will return at a later determined date to conduct community workshops based on their earlier assessment. The workshops will include a series of focus groups and a public presentation of the draft brand and marketing strategy. A final visit will provide recommendations based on feedback received.
Arnett Muldrow is a community branding and urban planning firm specializing in marketing and branding communities in the context of creating economic vitality. The company provides city planning, branding, retail market research, and economic development services to small to mid-size communities and downtown organizations across the country. The firm has worked with over 450 communities in 30 states.
2018 Historical Marquette Bus Tours – Starting July

Marquette, Michigan – Our popular bus tours are back! Hop on to time travel back and enjoy first person historical characters (they really are characters)! The Historical Marquette Bus Tours are a great way to see the town as it is today, while reflecting on the early days of bustling Marquette. Enjoy the ride and learn something along the way through an entertaining narrated tour. The History Center has been collecting stories for 100 years! Hear about what life was like 100 years ago in our lakeside town, as we celebrate our centennial. Nine tours are available and advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.

Tickets go on sale June 1st and are available by calling 906-226-3571, visiting, or stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours. Tickets are $20.00 for all tours and will embark from the History Center. Arrive ten minutes early to claim your seat. Travel in an air conditioned Checker Bus for the duration of the tour: 90 minutes. Sponsored by Checker Transport and Travel Marquette.

July Bus Tours—all tours meet at MRHC
1:00 p.m. tours: July 12, 24 and 31
6:00 p.m. tours: July 18, 25

August Bus Tours—all tours meet at MRHC
1:00 p.m. tour August 7
6:00 p.m. tours August 1, 8, 15

$1 Million in Federal Grants Available to Public and Nonprofit Groups in Upper Peninsula to Develop Children’s Advocacy Centers

Lansing, MI – Public and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Peninsula will be able to apply for $1 million in federal grants to develop a children’s advocacy center (CAC), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today.

The MDHHS Division of Victim Services has posted its fourth of five Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding. MDHHS will award three-year U.S. Department of Justice grants of $50,000 to $1 million.

CAC’s are child-focused, community-based programs with representatives from many disciplines working together to effectively investigate, prosecute and treat child abuse. When a child discloses abuse, instead of traveling from agency to agency recounting their abuse multiple times, the child is brought to a friendly, neutral facility where their needs come first. Agencies involved in the investigation convene at the CAC where they can hear the child tell their story one time and where they can share information amongst themselves and determine the next course of action.

Michigan has 31 CAC’s accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. However, the Upper Peninsula does not have any nationally accredited centers. The purpose of the Children’s Advocacy Center Development Grant is to provide funding to support staff to work with communities to develop a CAC and to gain national accreditation or meet similar state standards. This RFP has a three-year funding cycle in order to provide sufficient time to develop new regional CACs and/or new mobile initiatives.

Questions about the RFP can be emailed to and must be submitted by Monday, June 4 by 5 p.m. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 21 by 3 p.m.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants website and select the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the Crime Victims Agreement training manual. The RFP is located under Legal and Policy Affairs in the Current Grants section.  

Knights of Columbus Mass and Dinner, June 3

Marquette, Mich.– Meet the Bishop Day Mass & Dinner hosted by the Most Reverend John F. Doerfler and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018. The event will begin with a Mass at St. Louis the King Church, 264 Silver Creek Road, Marquette, at 4 pm ET, followed by a catered dinner in the parish hall. The event is open to individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers. For information/registration visit: or contact MaryAnn Bernier at (906)-227-9115 or via email at: . The reservation deadline is May 25, 2018.

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