Harborfest is a fun-filled, end-of-summer celebration

Harborfest, which will be held Aug. 22-24 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette, offers fun for everyone. The festival features live musical performances, a variety of food vendors and activities, including an automobile and motorcycle display on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photos courtesy Marquette West Rotary)

News Release
The members of the Marquette West Rotary Club invite locals and visitors alike to join them for this year’s HarborFest to be held at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette August 22-24, 2019.
HarborFest has been sponsored for almost 40 years by the Marquette West Rotary Club. What started out as a festival dedicated to seafood has morphed into a fun-filled festival celebrating the end of summer on the shores of Lake Superior. Great music, food, beverages and family friendly activities fill Friday and Saturday in the park. Admission is free, and kids’ activities, food and beverages are all exchanged for shiny silver tokens.
The event begins on Thursday evening with Luau on the Lake. This adult event includes fabulous food, beer and wine. Tickets are $75 per person. There are sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and organizations too. A silent and live auction add to the fun. Tickets for the event can be obtained by emailing marquettewestrotary@gmail.com.
Ask anyone who joins in the fun what is their favorite part of HarborFest, and most will tell you it is the wide variety of music offered during the event. Music begins on Friday at 5:00 p.m. with two local bands: Beechgrove and Blacksmith and The Wayouts. Perennial favorites, the Chicago-based Bumpus will rock the stage from 9:00-11:00 p.m…

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