HarborFest August 24-25 - Marquette West Rotary
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HarborFest August 24-25

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Save The Date to Join us for HarborFest 2018!

August 24 – 25, 2018 at Mattson Lower Harbor!

What is HarborFest?

HarborFest 2018 in Mattson Lower Harbor

HarborFest will happen August 24 & 25, 2018 at downtown Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park. 

HarborFest is one of the best free 2 day music festivals in the UP, but it’s so much more. It includes a beer and wine tent specializing in craft beers. It has food tents, Kids inflatable activities, a classic car & motorcycle show, a luge demonstration track to try, and the culmination of a fishing tournament with live dock side catch and release. It’s a family oriented event with a party atmosphere at night.

Music performances at HarborFest are a combination of local bands and major acts out of Chicago and Detroit. Friday & Saturday HarborFest music has variety including Country, Folk, Blues but with a heavy emphasize on Rock. Each night ends with a HOT headliner band.


Friday night the soulful bluesy fun lovin’ band Bumpus will grace the stage.  It will be all cheers and foot tappin’ during this fun fun event as Bumpus and their powerful brand of soul music uplifts the good time energy of Sly & the Family Stone, the energy of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye.  This night will be one to take in!

Saturday night is Michigan’s Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Tribute Band Live Bullet Detriot.  Thousands will be present as this band rocks out downtown Marquette.Live Bullet Detroit

As Live Bullet Detroit plays on you’ll get the full Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band experience. Come out an enjoy this rock cover band perform music from one of America’s most iconic signer-songwriters! Live Bullet Detroit recently played at the biggest Motorcycle Rally in the country, Strugis 2017!

Who does HarborFest help?

HarborFest is Marquette West Rotary’s major fund raiser. For the past 3 year we have raised annually over $35,000 which we grant back to over 45 Governmental, non-profit agencies to do amazing activities to make Marquette County a better place to live. Besides the money raised, it is looked forward to by the community as one of the great events of Summer in the City of Marquette. Even though it takes a great deal of work on the part of the members of Marquette West Rotary to make HarborFest happen we are proud to bring this unique event to the people of the Upper Peninsula.

How can I get involved?

Simply join us on August the 24th and 25th to celebrate with us! Come down during the day with your family to share in the many unique activities we have going on. Enjoy some great food, drink some craft beers and celebrate the culmination of another great Summer in the Upper Peninsula. Return for the night to get your party on, listen to great music, indulge In some beer or wine and dance the night away.

If you really want to get involved you can join Marquette West Rotary or just volunteer to help either of the days of HarborFest. For more information contact us at 906-235-6667 or email us.