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:
"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 https://marquettefireworks.com/ and the Facebook event page.