About the Hiawatha Festival


To join our mailing list and receive our spring, pre-Festival newsletter, please send your papermail address to info@hiawathamusic.org.

36th Annual Hiawatha Festival campsite contest! 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND  ”Festival Campsites through the Years Campsite Decorating Contest!!!

Grand Prize – 2015 guarantee to win Camping Site in the Thursday Night Lottery 

congratulations to Sallly Hagen, et al “Camp Six’ for their Grand Prize win in our first every Campsite Decorating Contest in 2013!  


2014 Ticket prices

Advance sales:

  • Adults (18 and older): $65.00 each
  • Seniors (62 and older): $55.00 each
  • Teens (13 to 17): $55.00 each
  • Children (5 to 12): $5.00 each
  • Parking Pass: $50.00 each
  • Camping, per tag: $15.00

Friday Night Dance Only (Advance and Gate)

  • Adults, Seniors, Teens: $25.00 each
  • Children: $5.00 each

Saturday or Sunday Only (Advance and Gate)

  • Adults, Seniors, Teens: $50.00 each
  • Children: $5.00 each

Weekend Gate Price

  • Adults, Seniors, Teens: $80.00 each
  • Children: $5.00 each

An online order form will be available when sales begin. Sorry – No refunds or exchanges on any tickets, parking passes or camping tags.

Member ticket-price specials

If you purchase or renew a Hiawatha Music Co-op annual membership of $25 or more, you can enjoy a discount on at least one Festival ticket. To learn more about membership, please click here.

The Hiawatha Festival is the only event of its size and scope in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Without Hiawatha, local performers and fans would have to travel between four and six hours to the nearest festivals of its size and type.

The Festival is held the next-to-last FULL weekend in July, at the Marquette, Mich., Tourist Park.

Each year’s event features traditional-music styles that include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk – including singer/songwriters – and dance. Mainstage acts include nationally known performers as well as regional and local favorites.

The Festival also has special areas for children and teens with organized activities and performances designed for those age groups.

For more information about performing or vending at the Hiawatha Festival, please see the related links at right.

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