Lots going on on New Year’s Eve in Marquette

Christmas has officially come and gone, and now we celebrate the donning of a new year.

The festivities in downtown Marquette will be held from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday into Sunday.

As with previous events, Double Trouble Entertainment will be hosting the event, which is sponsored by Travel Marquette, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority and The Fire Station.

The 100 block of West Washington Street will be closed for this event with hundreds of people in attendance.

“The people of Marquette know how to celebrate and we always aim to match that energy,” said Katherine Marsh, operations and events manager at Double Trouble Entertainment. “Thanks to our incredible sponsors and creative team, we are able to enhance the party experience for everybody involved. This city has conquered a crazy year and the Ball Drop Bash is a great way to welcome 2023 as a community.”

Marsh said attendees can expect a major celebration ringing in the new year with Double Trouble DJs, specialty AV produced by the team at Double Trouble, the annual block party, and Marquette pride.

“We aim to make this party bigger and better every year — you won’t want to miss it,” she said.

For the younger generation, Marquette County kids are invited to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette on Saturday for its annual Elementary Ball.

The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Museum officials call it a New Year’s celebration for teeny revelers.

Admission is $5 per child and adults get in free. The event will feature party hats, cookies, a DJ and, of course, a ball drop at 7:30 p.m.

2022, much like the years before it, was certainly filled with its share of ups and downs. Saturday marks our chance to leave it behind, for better or worse, and look ahead to better times.

Cheers to the new year and stay safe, however you choose to celebrate!


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