Art on the Rocks July 27th and 28th

July 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 61st Annual Art on the Rocks will take place Saturday, July 27th through Sunday, July 28th in downtown Marquette at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Beautiful art from over 140 artists will be on display and for sale against the stunning backdrop of Lake Superior. Upper Peninsula summers aren’t complete without a stop at Art on the Rocks!

18th Annual Blueberry Festival July 26th

July 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 18th Annual Blueberry Festival will take over downtown Marquette on Friday, July 26th from 10 am until 7 pm. Peruse the sidewalk sales, let the kids enjoy pony rides, and eat more blueberries than you ever have in your whole life! There will be live music and a children’s talent show too!

The MRHC Presents Wiigwaas Workshop July 27th

July 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents a Wiigwaas Workshop on Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Instructor: Leora Lancaster.

Create a wiigwaas (birch bark) box and learn the fundamentals of quilling. Anishinaabe porcupine quillwork is a pre-colonial practice thriving within tribal communities still today. This particular workshop will specialize in summer bark, which pairs well with quillwork. Pre-registration required. Fee: $30. Call 226-3571 or stop in to register.

Instructor Bio

A professor at the Center for Native American Studies at NMU, Leora is deeply immersed in Ojibway heritage. She is also a prolific artist known for using traditional Native American techniques in new ways. In this workshop Leora will teach participants how to use porcupine quills and about all steps of the quill crafting process, including ethical harvesting techniques.

This Heritage Craft Series workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the MHC.

Grand Island Trail Marathon July 27th

July 25, 2019

Munising, MI – The Grand Island Trail Marathon will hit the trails Saturday, July 27th! The event features 50k, marathon, and half marathon races all beginning at Williams Landing, Grand Island. Online registration is required and closes at 9pm on Friday, July 26th. Don’t wait! There is a cap for how many registrants can enter.

For more information or to register for the event take a look at the website.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Living History Civil War Reenactment July 26-28

July 25, 2019

Copper Harbor, MI – Fort Wilkins Historic State Park will present a Battery D Michigan Light Artillery Living History Civil War Encampment from Friday, July 26th through Sunday, July 28th. Visitors can experience what it was like to have been in the Civil War Army! Demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including medical procedures, church services, and small arms firing drills. Visit the website for more details!

Fill the Boot 2019 July 26th and 27th

July 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 2019 Fill the Boot event will take place Friday, July 26, 2019 from 2-6 pm on the corners of Cleveland & McClellan/Third & Hewitt and on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 12-4 pm on the corners of Pine & Fair/Third & Hewitt/Front & Washington.

For more than 60 years the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have stood on the front lines for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), working together to free individuals, and the families who love them, from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life.

The MDA’s spirited Fill the Boot campaign is an honored tradition in which thousands of dedicated firefighters hit the streets or storefronts asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA, using their collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger. Since 1954 the IAFF has raised more than $585.5 million to help kids and adults with muscle-debilitating diseases live the life they’ve always imagined and experience the world without any limits. In 2018, Marquette City Fire Fighters received donations totaling over $13,000 from the community.

Please come out and show your support for our Firefighters and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.