Interview with Mike Forester: May the Fourth for the 4th

May 1, 2019

Marquette's "May the Fourth for the 4th" is a Star Wars-themed fundraising event, which benefits the City of Marquette's 4th of July Celebration
Credit May the Fourth for the 4th Facebook page / Marquette Area Fourth of July Celebration Committee

How are fireworks and Star Wars related to the downtown Marquette area?  The Marquette area is known to have a spectacular Fourth of July celebration at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park every July 4th.  The fireworks have considerable cost to put together the show every year; a group called the 501st Legion (an official screen-accurate Star Wars costuming group) and local photographer Daniele Carol Co. are teaming up to fundraise for the downtown Marquette fireworks.  Fans will be able to get a high-quality photo with their favorite intergalactic characters, and have the opportunity to bring their own props and scenarios.  The photography fee will be donated entirely for the Fourth of July celebration.

Mike Forester is with Northern Michigan University's Marketing and Communications Department, but he is also a self-proclaimed Star Wars fanatic:

Mike Forester, NMU University Marketing and Communications (Senior Creative Services Director) / Star Wars fan
Credit Public Radio 90

"May the Fourth for the 4th" takes place Saturday, May 4th from 1 - 6pm at Ampersand Co-working at 132 W. Washington St.  More information available at and the Facebook event page.