Marquette, Michigan, Year-Round Festivals

Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Marquette sits on the shores of Lake Superior. Showcasing its distinct flair through an exciting lineup of annual events and festivals.

For those who have not yet discovered some of Marquette’s must-see festivals, check out this 2023 roundup of crazy fun events you’ve never heard of in Marquette, Michigan.

Marquette Trails Fest

A fun-filled weekend, June 23 through 25, celebrates Marquette’s trails and features mountain bike races, trail running races, and socials.

Marquette Trails Fest welcomes those who enjoy biking, running, and hiking to join the excitement in support of the community’s trails and the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN).

Ore to Shore

It is the third largest point-to-point race in the Midwest. Riders gear up at the start line in Negaunee.

This year the event takes place on August 12 at a site where in 1844 where they first discovered iron ore in the Lake Superior region.

Dryland Dash

At the Dryland Dash on October 14, the dogs may not be dashing through the snow, but the fall foliage is a treat.

Watch the teams train and compete throughout the one to two-mile courses on the Negaunee Park ski trail system. Different team sizes use bicycles, scooters, wheeled rigs, or run behind the dogs, so you’ll see a variety.

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