Mattson Lower Harbor Park

MARQUETTE, MI--   A group of Marquette activists is holding a vigil at Mattson Lower Harbor Park Friday evening for immigrants held in U.S. detention camps.

It’s part of a nationwide event called Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. Advocates will speak about human rights, asylum laws, and the Native experience.

Activist Marge Forslin says people still remember Native families in the UP getting torn apart just decades ago.

“We have empathy for people who did nothing wrong but got the short end of the stick,” she says. 

Art, art everywhere!

Jul 27, 2017

MARQUETTE, MI--   Artists and artisans will crowd Marquette’s shorelines this weekend, when Art on the Rocks and the Outback Art Fair are held Saturday and Sunday.

The 59th Annual Art on the Rocks juried fine arts show will feature more than 140 vendors. Thirty percent of the show consists of artists invited based on a scoring system used by previous show judges, while the other 70 percent are selected in a jury process held in April.

It takes place Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 5 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Friday marks the first of three blues-filled days in Marquette.

The 13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest hits the stage at Mattson Lower Harbor Park at 6 p.m. with free entry to the night’s entertainment.  Gates open at 5 p.m. 

Acts on Saturday include Reverend Robert, The Ghost Town Blues Band and Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots. On Sunday listen to Hank Mowery & the Hawktones, The Kinsey Report and Samantha Fish.

Tickets are needed for Saturday and Sunday.  The gates open at noon and music starts at 1 p.m. 

Valerie Bradley-Holliday talks about helping with the construction of the Mattson Park playground in Marquette.

Lake Superior Theatre presents King Lear

Aug 19, 2014

  

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MARQUETTE, MI--   It was an exciting—if nose numbing—weekend of sled dog racing that started and ended in Marquette and Gwinn.  

The first UP200 team to cross the finish line at Mattson Lower Harbor Park Sunday was piloted by Keith Aili of Ray, Minnesota at 1:46 p.m.  He was followed by Ryan Anderson, also of Ray, at 2 p.m., then Ryan Redington of Wasilla, Alaska at 2:44.