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2019 Hiawatha Festival Kick off Party with Whistle Stop Revue!

Join us at the Ore Dock Brewing Company on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 6-9pm for the last few hours of Advanced Ticket Sales, Volunteer Sign up and toe tapping, jamming music with Whistle Stop Revue!  This event is free… read more

Finvarra’s Wren in concert at the Marquette Commons

  Finvarra’s Wren, in concert Monday, June 24th at the Marquette Commons, downtown Marquette, 6pm   Join us for an evening of lively Irish, Celtic,  & Scottish tunes from the 4 piece, invigorating traditional string band, Finvarra’s Wren.  Hailing from… read more

Mark your calendar in July!

 July 5th – Blackrocks Brewery “Hiawatha Ale” release party at Blackrocks on Third Street.   Buy your Festival tickets and sign up for your Volunteer shifts and taste our 2019 Hiawatha Wheat!    July 11th – Ore Dock Brewing Company… 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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