Local summer events
EDITOR’S NOTE: A list of upcoming summer events will be published on page 2A of The Mining Journal each Tuesday throughout the summer season.
≤ July 30, Blueberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., downtown Marquette.
≤ July 30-31, Little Lake Community Festival. July 30: vendors 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., music noon to 5 p.m. July 31: outdoor flea market 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., live music from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 30, 1738 M-35 East, Little Lake
≤ July 31, Breakwater 5K, presented by the Ore Dock Brewing Co., Marquette.
≤ July 31, Queen City Half Marathon, presented by the Queen City Running Co., 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 130 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.
≤ July 31, Swim Teal Lake Benefit for Diabetes, Negaunee, visit swimteallake.org for details.
≤ July 31, Skandia Lions Community Days, parade at 11 a.m. near Maple Lane Sports, games, food trucks, raffles and more.
≤ July 31-Aug. 2, Alger County Fair, Alger County Fairgrounds, Chatham. Visit algercountyfair.com.
≤ Aug. 7, Marquette Township Community Day, Lions Field, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Softball tournament; inflatables for the kids from noon to 4 p.m.; live music from noon to 10 p.m. with Eddie and the Bluesers, Iron Daisy and The Maynards; Brats, burgers, chips, water, pop available all day from Super One Foods; static display of police, fire and emergency response equipment.
≤ Aug. 6-8, 45th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 597 Lakeshore Drive, Ishpeming. There will be two field trips for mineral collection at the Republic Iron Ore Mine on Aug. 6 and the Lindberg Quarry in Negaunee on Aug. 8. There will be a treasure hunt for families as well.
≤ Aug. 12-14, Marquette County Fair, Marquette County Fairgrounds, Sands Township. Visit www.marquettecountyfair.org for more information.
≤ Aug. 13-15, Grand Marais Music & Arts Festival, Grand Marais, visit www.grandmaraismichigan.com /festival.php for more information.
≤ Aug. 14, U.P. City Fest, 3 to 9 p.m., free family event, Westwood Mall parking lot, Marquette.
≤ Aug. 14, Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic. Events include the 45-mile Hard Rock, 28-mile Soft Rock and 10-mile Shore Rock races. Visit www.oretoshore.com for details.
≤ Aug. 14, Buzz the Gut Car Show, 5 to 7 p.m., Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, Ishpeming.
≤ Aug. 19, Music on Third, 6 to 8 p.m., Third Street, Marquette.
≤ Aug. 16-22, U.P. State Fair, U.P. State Fairgrounds, Escanaba.
≤ Aug. 20-22, Bayou Art Walk, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Chcolay Bayou Preserve.
≤ Aug. 21, Classic Cars on Third, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Third Street, Marquette.
≤ Aug. 27-28, HarborFest, Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
≤ Sept. 3-5, Marquette Area Blues Fest, Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
≤ Sept. 4, Marquette Marathon, visit marquettemarathon.com for more information.
≤ Sept. 11, U.P. Fall Beer Festival, Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
≤ Sept. 11, Mountain Goat Mash Mountain Bike Race, 9 a.m.Valley Spur, Munising. All races start and finish at Valley Spur Trailhead. 45-mile and 15-mile routes for 2021.
≤ Sept. 16, Music on Third, 6 to 8 p.m., Third Street, Marquette.
≤ Sept. 17-18, Munising Bay Cruisers Classic Car Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Car show on Sept. 17, cruise on Sept. 18.