Harbor Fest weekend has something fun for everyone

If you haven’t made plans for tonight, we have a great idea for you: Head down to the Marquette Rotary West’s Harbor Fest 2013 to hear a musical tribute to one of America’s musical legends.

Tickets will be available at the gate in Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette for the featured event, the Bob Dylan Tribute Band: Highway 61 Revisited concert which begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the gate for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. A family ticket (two adults, two children) is $45.

The Black Rocks House Band opens the musical portion of the evening at 6:30 p.m. with a craft beer and wine tent and food vendors on the premises.

In purchasing a ticket, you’ll be part of an evening of great music produced and performed by the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua of Bayfield, Wis. The bonus is you’ll be supporting Marquette Rotary West, which has put on a late-summer festival for years in order to raise funds to help worthy groups in our community.

More than $600,000 has already been given away by this hard-working Rotary group, in keeping with the Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self.

If you are unable to attend tonight’s special concert, there is still another chance to take part in Harbor Fest by being part of Saturday’s Family Day and Reunion Night. There is no admission charge for Saturday’s events which include a car show and all sorts of activities related to boats and boating: Wooden water craft will be on display; free demonstrations on boat building and paddling styles, among other topics, will be offered; children’s hands-on workshops will take place; and noted singer, songwriter and tall ship captain Tom Kastle will take to the stage from 1 to 3 p.m.

Music will be a big part of Saturday, as well, with local rock band Drive hitting the stage at 6 p.m., followed by performances by Tret Fure and the reunited Walrus.

We thank all who volunteer their time and talents to make this Harbor Fest weekend possible. It’s a great summer celebration and we salute those who work diligently to bring this weekend to life.