Downtown Marquette Getting Ready For Blueberry Festival

Preparation is underway for the 16th Annual Blueberry Festival, set for Friday, July 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Marquette.

Washington and Front streets will be bustling with sidewalk sales, food vendors, artists, demonstrations, pony rides, inflatable arcade games, and activities for children and families. Downtown restaurants will satisfy your cravings for blueberry fare, from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer, while many downtown shops offer will offer “blue” specials.

Music fills the streets as live musicians perform throughout the day.

Enjoy the melodies of Chris Valenti at the Washington Street Pocket Park from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by Bedrooms and Basements from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Jason Elsenbroek from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and Fast Eddie from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Center Stage at Washington and Front streets will rock with the live music of the “Blueberry Jam” by local favorites Union Suits 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Will Kilpela & Friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Harp, Hart & Bones from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., State 51 Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Flat Broke Blues Band from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Jerry Kippola & State 51 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Additional entertainment includes karate demonstrations by Spirit Warrior Karate Academy at 1 and 5 p.m., and the popular Youth Talent Show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Superior Arts Youth Theater.

The fifteenth annual limited edition festival posters will be available for $10 each at select downtown businesses and at the information booth on the day of the event.