Winter has officially arrived but it surely has felt like the heart of it for some weeks now. With so much to choose from and so little time, what do you do when Winter comes passing through? Make sure this year to mark your calendars for these events if you are in Marquette or the surrounding area.
FAT-ISH Fat Tire Bike Race
Fat Tire biking is huge in this corner of the world. On January 4-5th, Ishpeming will host the Fat-Ish Fat Tire Bike Race. The 4th will be the race day where the 5th will be a church ride but the entire weekend will feature Free Tubing, Demos, Food Trucks and more. More info on the event can be found HERE
Noquemanon Ski Marathon
From January 26-28th, the Noque aka the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary with another race year. More info and registration to be found here
Honey Bear Classic
The Honey Bear Classic is held in Big Bay, which is roughly 25 miles north of Marquette. Participants will endure the 12K or 24 K challenge and you can find more information on the event here
On February 15th and 16th, Marquette will host Michigan’s Largest Fat Tire Bike Event, and hope you will make it too. The 2 day event will feature a 15 mile and 30 mile course that you can Fat Bike or snowshoe. More info can be found on their website here
UP 200 Sled Dog Race
If you’ve missed this event in years past, don’t miss out on this years UP 200 Sled Dog Race. This is the 29th year that this will be held and is always a Marquette winter treat. Dates of the race are from February 13-17th. More info on the 3 races that will take place this year can be found on the events Website HERE
There are some other notable events taking place that but they will covered in other posts.
Looking for somewhere to stay in Marquette? These are some notable spots to book for your trip when you come to Marquette. Book early because on weekends with big events, spots will fill up fast. If you can’t find vacancy or the price you want with any of my recommendations, check out AirBnb or VRBO.
Looking for more things to do other than just these winter events? You can book a photography tour with me or go explore some excellent Marquette Cafes. Want to go for a hike? Here are some of my favorite places to get some fresh air in Marquette.
Making your way to Munising? Munising is home to some epic exploring along the Pictured Rock Seashore and has some amazing ice caving.
Thanks for reading and if you have any questions about Marquette or any of these events, please reach out! Stay tuned for more and stay warm when out and about in Michigan this winter.