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2017 Warm Up Wednesday Concert Series

It’s here for the third season!  Our Warm Up Wednesday concert series begins on January 18th with the Evan and Tom Leahy Band!  Come out and hear some toe tappin’ Irish and bluegrass tunes, enjoy some of the Ore Dock’s… read more

Second Annual Yooper Uke Week

Warm up in the middle of the Upper Peninsula winter once again with the pleasant sounds of the ukulele.  Yooper Uke Week, will feature performances, group strum and sing, school visits and workshops.  Presenting for the second year, Michigan’s Ukulele… read more

39th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

2017 is going to be a great year. Mark your calendars for the 39th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival July 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. We look forward to seeing you in Marquette this year for great music and fun times!

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Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival in Marquette

festivalThe Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival in Marquette, Michigan is held each year during the next-to-last full weekend of July and features traditional, acoustic, American music. Each year’s main-stage line-up can include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues, Gospel, etc. The line-up includes national, regional and local performers, and singer/songwriters are often featured.

The Festival also includes music and activities throughout the weekend designed for teens, tweens and young children. An arts and craft show sponsored by The Hiawatha Music Co-op is held in conjunction with the Festival. Many of the art and craft vendors sell earth-friendly items. The Hiawatha Festival began in 1979 in Champion, Michigan.

Since 1984, the Festival venue has been the city-owned Marquette Tourist Park, where camping (up to 1,000 units) is available for Festival-goers.

Our regular office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 to 6pm. Hours increase as we near the Festival.