About the Hiawatha Festival

 Take Note!! Our Camping Entrance has changed!!! Please read and become familiar with the changes!!!


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37th Annual Hiawatha Festival campsite contest! 

2015 Theme for the Camp Site decorating contest is "The Spirit of Hiawatha" .  

Grand Prize - 2015  Camping Site in the Thursday Night Lottery was Campsite #82, Beth Bosveld and crew!    Congrats to all who put forth the effort to show the "Spirit of Hiawatha" at their campsite!  Second place winner - Katie Hagen and crd at campsite #78 and honorable mention goes to Carla Anderson and Laura Fredrickson at Campsite # 35.   

These folks couldn't decide which music they like the best!   2015 Logo 1



Hiawatha loves and needs our Volunteers!  Please click on our Festival Volunteer page to sign up!  Receive a 2015 Festival T-shirt and your entire advanced ticket price refund!  Sign up early! Bring a friend!  




2015  The Hiawatha Board is please to announce there will be no increase in Festival Ticket Prices this year!  Camping Tags, however, have had an increase.  

Ticket prices

Advance sales:

  • Adults (18 and older): $65
  • Seniors (62 and older): $55
  • Teens (13 to 17): $55
  • Children (5 to 12): $5
  • Parking Pass: $50
  • Camping, per tag: $25

Friday Night Dance Only (Advance and Gate)

  • Adults, Seniors, Teens: $25
  • Children: $5.00 each

Saturday or Sunday Only (Advance and Gate)

  • Adults, Seniors, Teens: $50
  • Children: $5.00 each

Weekend Gate Price

  • Adults, Seniors, Teens: $80
  • 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.

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

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