HarborFest 2023


Join us on August 24th, 25th & 26th!


Marquette’s favorite end of summer festival is back in Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park Thursday, August 24th, August 25th, and Saturday, August 26th.

Filled with fun for the whole family, great food, beverages, and music, this festival has a purpose.  HarborFest, sponsored by Marquette West Rotary, raises money to support Marquette County non-profit organizations providing programs and services that improve the quality of life for residents of all ages.  Marquette West Rotary was founded in 1984 and has raised over $700,000 for grants for over 50 local non-profits.

Sales from wristbands, beer, wine, and seltzer support the mission of Marquette West Rotary.  No carry ins.

Bring your own chairs or blanket and join in the fun.

Admission is free, so what are you waiting for!  Join us for three days of fun in Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park!

2023 HarborFest Activities

Thursday, August 24th

Come join us for Broadway at the Harbor by the Summer Strings of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra on the Main Stage!
Donation at the door
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Beer and Wine Tent
Limited Food Vendors will be on-site

Friday, August 25th

4:00 – 11:00 pm – Get ready to rock the park with local bands and Marquette favorites, and enjoy the Beer and Wine tent!
4:00 – 10:30 pm – Food vendors will be on-site!
4:00 – 9:00 pm – Kids enjoy bounce houses and other inflatables!

Saturday, August 26th

12:00 – 6:00 pm – Battle of the Boards; Corn Hole Tournament Learn more here!

The funds raised by the SAIL Battle of the Boards fundraiser will be applied towards two initiatives – the Barrier Fund and the inclusion of an accessible bathroom in Lower Harbor Park. Donations to the Barrier Fund are applied towards removing significant barriers to independence and inclusive living for people with disabilities, such as reinstatement of state IDs and transportation help, whereas the inclusion of an accessible bathroom in Lower Harbor Park will not only render Lower Harbor Park more enjoyable and accessible for more people, but also bring more business and opportunities to the area.

1:30 – 11:00 pm – The music continues in Mattson Lower Harbor Park!
1:30 – 2:30 pm – NMU Marching Band plays!
1:00 – 9:00 pm – Kids Inflatables are open!
1:00 – 11:00 pm – Beer and Wine tent is open!
1:00 – 10:30 pm – Food Vendors On-Site

2023 HarborFest Food Vendors

Doozers Cookies
Summertime Squeeze Lemonade
Jimmy Krack Korn Popcorn
Susy Q’s Frozen Treats
French Fry Factory
Debacker’s Family Dairy Ice Cream and Food Truck
Dia de Los Tacos
Manny Mags
Rollin’ Smoke

2023 HarborFest Band Lineup

Thursday, August 24, 2023
Marquette Symphony Orchestra Summer Strings  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Friday, August 25, 2023
Daydreamers   4:00 – 5:30 pm
Big Trouble   6:00 – 7:30 pm
Ratttrap (Ratt) Tribute Band   8:00-9:00 pm
Rock of Love (Poison) Tribute Band   9:00 – 11:00 pm

Saturday, August 26, 2023
NMU Marching Band   TBD
Iron Daisy Acoustic   3:00 – 4:15 pm
The Reveal   4:45 – 6:15 pm
Uncle Ugly   6:45 – 8:15 pm
Detroit Rock City KISS Tribute Band  9:30 – 11:00 pm

Held at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park.

Recent Marquette West Rotary Grant Recipients

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

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