The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market season will continue on Saturdays, rain or shine, at the Marquette Commons through December 20, 2014. Beginning November 1, the time will change to 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Late Fall Market will consist of a variety of vendors each week. The market will feature: meat; eggs; maple syrup; honey; jam; baked goods and mixes; jam and late season produce. Choose from a large selection of the freshest small farm produced food to fill your freezer; pantry and holiday tables. Locally made wine; bean to bar chocolate and locally roasted coffee will be available for those looking for something a little more indulgent. Additionally, one can find local artisans featuring gift quality handmade soaps and body care items; wooden toys, utensils and crafts; hand crafted knives and jewelry; along with a wide variety of goods made from wool,
paper, leather and glass. The Downtown Marquette Late Fall Farmers Market is cash only. Hoophouses for Health voucher will be accepted by qualified farmers as well. For more information regarding the market please visit www.mqtfarmersmarket.com. Questions can be directed to Myra Zyburt, Market Manager at 906-362-3276 or email@example.com
Holiday Light Up Third Street and Downtown
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is extending an invitation to all local businesses, organizations, musicians and bands to enter a decorated float, vehicle or marching unit in the fourth annual "Winter Snow Fun" Holiday Parade, scheduled for Thursday, December 4. This downtown tradition complementing the City's annual tree lighting ceremony features all of the traditional trappings of the holiday season, including sleigh bells, colored lights and the jolly man himself.The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on North Third Street and will conclude at the Marquette Commons, the site of the tree lighting ceremony. There is no cost to participate. If interested in participating or sponsoring the Holiday Parade, contact the Downtown Development Authority at (906) 228-9475 beforeTuesday, November 25.
The City Clerk’s office will not be selling Pet Licenses or Off Leash Area Permits from Oct. 27 through Nov. 7 due to preparations and conduction of the Nov. 4 general election.
Please purchase your licenses and off leash permits prior to Oct. 27 or after Nov. 7. Most local Veterinarians and the County Clerk’s Office also sell dog licenses. To purchase a pet license you will need the paperwork from the veterinarian proving the animal has been vaccinated.
Effective Nov. 1, the Presque Isle Bandshell, Presque Isle Gazebo, Presque Isle Senior Pavilion and Presque Isle Island Store Pavilion will close for the season. The road around Presque Isle will remain open as weather conditions permit. The Presque Isle Pavilion will still be available for rent throughout the winter months. Please contact the Community Services Parks & Recreation office for further information at 228-0460.
Effective Nov. 1, the Cinder Pond Marina, Presque Isle Marina and Mooring Field will be closed for the season. All boats must be out of their respective slips by Nov. 1.
The boat launches at Cinder Pond Marina and Presque Isle Marina will remain open as weather conditions permit. Daily and seasonal launch permits are required as long as boat launches are open.
Tourist Park Campground and Picnic Sites will be closing for the season on Oct. 19. Please call 228-0465 for reservations through Oct. 18.
Tourist Park Campground will be open for reservations starting January 1, 2015.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Third Street will be closed to traffic from Spring Street to Baraga Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to repair the street surface.
The southbound detour will be via Spring Street, Fourth Street and Baraga Avenue. The northbound detour will be via Baraga Avenue, Fourth Street and Washington Street.
In the event of inclement weather, the work will be performed on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee meetings scheduled at City Hall Room 103 for Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. have been relocated and will be held in the Citizens Forum at Lakeview Arena, located at 401 E. Fair Avenue.
The City of Marquette in partnership with Superior Watershed is undertaking a stormwater improvement project on the Lakeview Arena Storm Drain. The project is being funded through the Great Lakes Initiative Grant Program and is designed to improve the quality of storm water discharged into Lake Superior. During construction, parking access behind Lakeview Arena will be limited. Please use caution while utilizing the facilities. The project is expected to be completed by Nov. 15.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites performing artists to submit their applications for the 2015 Winter/Spring season. Concerts are held in the Peter White Public Library Community Room, located at 217 N. Front Street, on the first Thursday of each month. Local and visiting artists are welcome to submit their talents for consideration.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is seeking instructors interested in renting the art center workshops for the upcoming 2015 winter and spring class schedules. The MACC offers a great location, accommodations fit for an art class, many hours of availability, affordable rates and other benefits. The MACC has previously hosted classes in many creative disciplines, including illustration, watercolor painting, woodburning, gourd decorating, tai chi, voice lessons, origami, collage, movement and music, ceramics, acting, language courses and clothing design.