Marquette Area Public School football tailgate party on Aug. 24

MARQUETTE — The third annual Marquette Area Public Schools tailgate party will be held on the opening day of football season, Friday, Aug. 24, near the high school football field.

The Redmen host Traverse City St. Francis in a JV game at 3:30 p.m. and in a varsity game at 7 p.m. at the William R. Hart Stadium. Tickets for those games are $5.

The tailgate party will be held between those games at around 5:30 p.m. at the nearby football practice field. Students, parents, staff and the surrounding community are invited to the party.

This free tailgate party includes music, food, activities and games. Meet the Redmen and Redettes will also be held at this event planned to be bigger than ever this season.