About the Hiawatha Festival

Hiawatha needs BIKE RACKS for the Festival!!! Looking for innovative person or group to make us some bike racks to be placed at each end of the Food Concession area and near the Artist in the Round, possibly over by the second stage area as well. The innovative person or group will earn their Festival Tickets for their time and effort. Hiawatha will reimburse for materials. Here are some ideas on what we are looking for. They must be portable but sturdy and able to easily be stored in our trailers. Please email our office or contact Susan at the office if you are interested in taking on this project! info@hiawathamusic.org or 906-226-8575



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


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38th Annual Hiawatha Festival campsite contest! 

2016 Theme for the Camp Site decorating contest is "We're going GREEN, are you?"  This year we will be looking for campsites that are recycling their trash, composting their food and demonstrating good stewardship for the beautiful environment called Tourist Park.  Show us how your campsite plans to 'leave no trace'.    

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 crowd 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!  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@


Hiawatha loves and needs our Volunteers!  Please click on our Festival Volunteer page to sign up!  Receive a 2016 Festival T-shirt and your entire advanced ticket price refund!  Sign up early! Bring a friend!  

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