Wildcat Weekend Activities
Campus Concert: Gloriana
Location: Vandament Arena (Inside the Physical Education and Instruction Facility)
When: Saturday March 23rd @ 8:00 pm, tickets available at the NMU Bookstore, Superior Dome ticket office, Forrest Roberts Theatre ticket office
Price: $10.00 NMU students, $17.00 general public
Country act Gloriana in concert with opening act Megan James will perform on the NMU campus in the Vandament Arena within the PEIF (Physical Education and Instruction Facility).
NMU’s Physical Education and Instruction Facility and Indoor Rock Climbing Wall
Location: Physical Education and Instruction Facility, located between the Superior Dome and the Berry Events Center
Time: Friday and Saturday all day and Sunday 11:00am-11:00pm , rock climbing is open from 6:00pm-9:00 p.m. on Sunday
More commonly called the “PEIF” (rhymes with “beef”), this facility offers an indoor climbing wall, weight room, cardiovascular area, basketball courts, racquetball courts, swimming pool, and dance studios. You can use the facility for free anytime on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Just check in at the information desk and let the worker know you’re visiting for Wildcat Weekend.
Snowshoeing or cross country skiing on the Noquemanon Trail Network
Location: Noquaemenon Trial Network (NTN) Forestville Trail Head, Forestville Rd.
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: Adult trail passes for $10 per day, juniors trail passes (9-17) for $5 per day, children are free. Rental prices will vary.For a memorable adventure, try a snowshoe or a cross country ski outing on the Noquemanon Trail Network. Find out what makes Marquette "Something Special" on one of the most beautiful trails. Take Wright St to Forestville Rd. and follow the signs to the trailhead.
Ski Marquette Mountain
Location: Marquette Mountain, 4501 M-533, Marquette
Time: Saturday 1:00pm
Price: Check out lift ticket & rental prices at: www.marquettemountain.com
Marquette Moutain boasts some of the best skiing in the Upper Peninsula, so do not visit Marquette without spending a little time on the slopes.
Tube Slide and Skiing at the Al Quaal Recreation Area
Location: 501 Poplar Street, Ishpeming
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Price: $8 per person per day
This wild and natural 300-acre Ishpeming city park is on the north edge of town overlooking Teal Lake. It is reminiscent the earlier, folksier, hardier style of winter sports brought by Scandinavians. Hot dogs and hot drinks are served weekends in the warming shelter. The 1,200-foot iced tobaggon run is great fun. The adjacent downhill ski runs and a slalom run with rope tows is lighted. You can learn more at their websitehttp://www.ishpemingcity.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/al-quaal-recreation-area.
Marquette Regional History Museum
Location: 145 West Spring Street, Marquette
Time: Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm
Price: $7.00 adults; $3 studentsThe Marquette History Museum is the oldest Historical Society in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The museum features a collection that includes artifacts from the prehistoric copper culture through current times. Each year, visitors from all over the world come to use the Research Library and view the museum's exhibitions gallery.
Relay for Life
Location: Vandament Arena
Time: Saturday 1:00pm- Sunday 1:00pm
Relay for Life is a 24 hour walk-a-thon/ fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. The event will be filled with games, food, fundraisers, various forms of entertainment, and ceremonies in the evening hours. Feel free to check it out and see how these NMU students are spending their weekend raising money for a great cause.
Marquette Country Points of Interest
Location: See website for directions to scenic points in and near Marquette
Time: Friday, Saturday afternoon, or Sunday
Price: Most are free but some do have a minimal cost. Check the website for details.
These are all great points of interest for all visitors to the Marquette area. Check out the website on the Marquette Chamber of Commerce to find directions to nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, museums and more.