Marquette West Rotary | 2019 HarborFest – Mattson Lower Harbor
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COUNTDOWN TO HARBORFEST

General Information

HarborFest in Mattson Lower Harbor - Marquette, MI

Save the Date – Friday, August 23rd & Saturday August 24th, 2019

On August 23 & 24, 2019, HarborFest will return in Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park for another year of live music, activities, and family fun.

 

HarborFest is one of the best free 2-day music festivals in the Upper Peninsula, but it is so much more than just live music! The event includes a beer and wine tent specializing in craft beers. Try some local foods from food tents and trucks. Bring the kids for some fun on the inflatables  or cruise down the rows of classic cars and motorcycles during Saturday’s show. You’ll also get a chance to show your appreciation for our U.P. Vets during the annual South Shore Fishing Association Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day boat parade in Lower Harbor on Saturday, August 24th.

 

Headlining  for the third year in a row, all the way from Chicago, Illinois, it’s Bumpus! That’s right, the soulful bluesy band is returning to Marquette for another powerful Friday night show on the HarborFest stage. There will also be several local bands playing throughout the day to keep the live music going all afternoon and evening!

Music

Live Music All Weekend Long

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This soul music band has the energy of Sly & the Family Stone, the energy of James Brown & the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye.

Bumpus

Friday Night Headliner | 9:00-11pm

We’ll have local bands playing throughout the day and big headliners to wrap up each day of HarborFest! Check out information on each of the bands below, plus see the full band schedule:

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Saturday Night Headliner
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Friday | 4:45 - 6:15pm
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Friday | 6:45 - 8:15pm
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Sat. | 12:30 - 2:00pm
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Sat. | 2:30 - 4:00pm
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Sat. | 4:30 - 6:00pm
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Sat. | 6:30 - 8:15pm

Activities

Upper Peninsula Luge Club Wheeled Demo

Upper Peninsula Luge Club Wheeled Demo

At HarborFest on Saturday, August 24th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm the Upper Peninsula Luge Club will have a wheeled demonstration luge slide to try out! All ages are welcome to take a run down their 40 foot luge slide. The UP Luge Club will also have an informational table so you can learn how to join the club and participate during the winter months. Saturday Only

Have questions? Call Fred at (906) 250-1813.

Veteran Appreciation Day Boat Parade

Veteran Appreciation Day Boat Parade

Cheer for our Vets!

While you’re enjoying the activities and live music of HarborFest 2019, wonder over to the end of the Harbor around 12:30pm on Saturday, August 24th to watch our local Veterans go by in the South Shore Fishing Association Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day Boat Parade! The boats will be playing Patriotic music while the Vets show of their catch of the day. Saturday Only

Good Time Oldies Classic Car Show

Good Time Oldies Classic Car Show

Enjoy a FREE public viewing of over 100 cars and bikes between the tents and park playground. Running from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday only, this will be a great extra attraction on site everyone in the family can enjoy.

Come cruise the aisles of classic cars and motorcycles while enjoying some classic hits on Good Time Oldies 97.5!

Have questions? Call Jack L’Huillier at (906) 228-6721.

Live Music Friday & Saturday

Live Music Friday & Saturday

We’ve got live music all day both Friday and Saturday. You can enjoy music from all different genres including country, soul, blues, and rock! Check out the music section to see what bands will be at HarborFest and when.

More activity information to come

Food

More food vendor information coming soon.

Waterfront Gala

Join us for the 36th Annual HarborFest Waterfront Gala Thursday, August 22nd!

Marquette West Rotary is already starting to plan for this year’s 36th annual HarborFest, August 22rd-24th, 2019. Due to popular demand, we will again kickoff the festival with our waterfront ticketed event. Over 250 people enjoy this outdoor private party at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. This year will be featuring a wonderful catered dinner, beer/wine, raffle, and auction items. We have some great new ideas and surprises in store for you and your guests.

 

HarborFest is the key fundraising effort that helps support Marquette West Rotary’s contributions to numerous non-profit organizations throughout Marquette County. Last year we raised over $35,000 to help support Marquette West Rotary’s donations to over 35 Marquette organizations!

Interested in getting tickets to the Waterfront Gala?

Connect with Michelle:

Michelle Sellers

Vice President Business Banking – River Valley Bank
1140 West Washington St. Marquette, MI 49855

P 906.273.2618

Email Michelle

Please help us reach our 2019 goal! Tables are available for corporate sponsorship or as individual tickets.

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