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Hiawatha Holiday Gift Baskets Help to Support Co-op, Local Businesses As the holiday season quickly approaches and many local businesses are still feeling the impact of the pandemic, the Hiawatha Music Co-op has begun offering the sale of special gift… read more

Live At The Fold, Virtual Concert Series

Hiawatha is so very thankful for our viewers who are able to make a contribution to these wonderful musicians and the Co-op.  We sincerely appreciate and value each dollar that is given and we know that all musicians are appreciative… read more

Keep The Music Going, Festival Recovery Campaign

We were expecting $150,000 in income for ticket sales, camping tags, and parking passes from our 2020 Festival. In 2019, we had nearly 4,000 in attendance at our Festival, with the majority of that number being adults. With our 2020… read more

5th Annual Yooper Uke Week

5th Annual Yooper Uke Week!    Our 5th Annual Yooper Uke Week was a success despite facing many challenges due to the pandemic. This year, we had to adjust Yooper Uke Week.  We at Hiawatha promoted social distancing and mask-wearing during… read more

42nd Festival Has Been Cancelled

Dear Hiawatha Family, We are all bearing witness to unexpected times and to an unprecedented shutdown of many segments of our society due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Just a few weeks ago, it would have seemed unbelievable that Hiawatha… 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 2019.  Let us know who you would like to see again!  Send us your top 5 bands!  Main Stage Performers

The Hiawatha Music Co-op is proud to be supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Arts Midwest, and by the National Endowment for the Arts 

STAY IN TOUCH! call us at 906-226-8575 or stop by our new office at 1015 N. Third Street in the Village Shopping Center (Fall office hours Tuesday-Wednesday 10-4 pm) or  email us at

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