Welcome back, NMU students

Northern Michigan University students return to campus for the fall semester, starting August 24. Many downtown businesses offer special NMU discounts. Read More...

Welcome back, NMU students

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

Hockey on Third Parade

Celebrate the hockey spirit of Marquette at the fifth annual Hockey on Third parade, slated for Thursday, September 24. Read More...

Hockey on Third Parade

Area Teams, Businesses, Organizations Invited to Hockey Parade

Hockey Parade

Celebrate the hockey spirit of Marquette at the sixth annual Hockey on Third parade, slated for Thursday, September 24. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on North Third Street
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Recent News
Invitation to Bid: Snow Removal

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will receive sealed bids for parking lot snow plowing, removal, and hauling services. Bids will be received and publicly opened at the following place, and
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DDA’s Year in Review

Recently, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority Chairperson, Christine Pesola, presented the DDA’s year in review to the Marquette City Commission. More information and statistics on the DDA and its programs/events is
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North Third Street Line Grinding & Painting Project

The City Engineering Department’s line grinding and line painting project for North Third Street will occur on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. There will be limited parking during the project. Businesses,
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Upcoming Events
September 3rd
Girls Night Out

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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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