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Hiawatha purchases flatbed trailer for Festival Dance Stage

      The Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival has benefitted from the Meyer Yamaha, Inc. generosity for many, many years.  This generosity came in the form of their flatbed trailer that they used to transport the rented golf carts to… read more

FOLK ALLIANCE REGION MIDWEST (FARM) Announces their 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to Hiawatha founder

Please join us in congratulating our very own Susan Bertram on receiving this prestigious FARM award!  We are so very thankful for her persistence, presence and dedication to the Co-op over the past 41 years and are so proud to… read more

Annual Membership Meeting with the Ukulele Kings! November 2, 2019

 Our annual Membership Meeting  will be held at the Barrel and Beam brewery on Northwoods road in Marquette.  This is a time to greet your Hiawatha family, meet new friends, vote for new Board Members and learn more about the… read more

2019 Fall Master Artist Concert and Workshop with Mountain Birch Duo, Paul Brown and Terri McMurray

    Join us October 18th and 19th for a taste of good ole’ traditional tunes from North Carolina and Southern Virginia with this dynamic husband and wife team Terri McMurray and Paul Brown.  Hear mostly true stories, traditional songs… read more

Slow Fiddle Jam begins at Hiawatha office

  Hiawatha announces the start of a monthly Slow Fiddle Jam from 6-7:30pm on Tuesdays, starting September 10, 2019.  This Jam is for all ages and for fiddlers who are already familiar with playing the fiddle but need a slower… read more

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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 during September – December are are Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 to 5pm. Hours increase as we near the Festival. 

Take a walk down memory lane – click here to see the complete list of Main Stage bands and performers from the very first Festival through 2018.  Let us know who you would like to see again!  Send us your top 5 bands!  Main Stage Performers


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