Great Weather Plus Great Entertainment Equals Another Successful Friday Night of HarborFest!

Bumpus playing at the 2019 HarborFest


Marquette, MI  –  8/23/2019  –  Weather has been on our side during this year’s annual HarborFest happening in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Crowds gathered throughout the afternoon to check out the local food and entertainment Marquette has to offer.

All of your favorite food trucks are down here such as: Rollin’ Smoke BBQSmelted Wood Fired PizzaSuperior Mobile KoneyOutlandersGigSnaxDaH Pretzel Guys, and Senors’ Food Truck! Pair for meal with a Michigan craft beer like Cognition’s Blood Scream Cream Ale or Short’s Soft Parade Shandy! There are also domestics like Miller Lite and hard cider.

Kids were having a blast on the children’s inflatables, courtesy of Double Trouble, and they will be going until 9pm! Purchase a wrist band tomorrow for only $10 to give your child access to the inflatables for as long as they want, 12-7pm!

This afternoon, Beechgrove & Blacksmith kicked off the the live music, playing some of our favorite acoustic hits. The Wayouts followed to wrap up the local talent for day one! The crowd got to experience The Wayouts’ take on the best 80s and 90s classics, with some other eras thrown into the mix. Everyone’s favorite returning group, Bumpus is headlined the evening for the third year in a row! Coming all the way from Chicago, this popular group has a mix of funky big beats, and deep bass combined! The crowd was grooving and dancing to the music as the soul band left it all on the stage.

Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s line up of activities! Strung Together start off the music entertainment in the Harbor at 12:30pm! Followed by The Pit Crew at 2:30pm, Tuesday Jones at 4:30pm, and Iron Daisy at 6:30pm. Closing out the night will be the Tom Petty cover band, The Insiders headlining at 9:00pm. Show up to support our local vets during the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day Boat Parade put on by the South Shore Fishing Association at 1 o’clock. Kids inflatables will be back up at noon until 7pm with a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show running 10am to 4pm. Let your kid try out their skills on the U.P. Luge Club demo track. The club will be letting kids rush down the 40ft luge slide from 11am to 4pm.

Head down to Mattson Lower Harbor tomorrow to check out what HarborFest 2019 has to offer! To see more information on the activities running during Day 2 of HarborFest, check out the general information page.

See photos from Day 2 of HarborFest here.

See all of the photos from HarborFest 2019 here.

See over 100 photos from HarborFest 2019 Day 1

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