Wildcat Weekend Activities
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 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
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.
DeVos Art Museum
Location: DeVos Art Museum, located in NMU's Art and Design Building
Time: Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The DeVos Art Museum has a permanent collection of over 1,500 objects. Assembled over the past 30 years, the collection has grown to achieve an impressive breadth and depth of holdings. Explore 20th Century Illustration, Japanese Art & Artifacts and Native American Art & Artifacts. The highlighted exhibition is the Aperture Photography Foundation Project which is known as the "common ground for the advancement of photography."
Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center
Location: In the Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center, part of Gries Hall, corner of 7th St. and Lee Drive.
Time: Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check out the amazing collections of material culture artifacts relating to the ethnic, religious and social diversity of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
St Patrick's Street Shutdown
Location: Marquette Downtown
Time: March 17th
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day the right way with the Washington Street Shut down. Festivities will include dueling pianos, a mechanical bull, and a cash bar. Plus, there's a photo booth so you'll have some awesome St. Patty's Day photos. Find details here
Marquette Regional History Museum
Location: 145 West Spring Street, Marquette
Time: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: $7 adults; $3 students
Marquette Polar Plunge 2018
Location: Marquette Mountain, Marquette
Time: Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
Cost: Any donation to Special Olympics Michigan
The Marquette Polar Plunge takes place on March 18, 2018 at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. Parade of Costumes takes place at 2:15 p.m. Costumes are not required but are encouraged. Plunging starts at 2:30 p.m. More details can be found here.
Al Quaal Recreation Area Tube Slide
Location: 501 Poplar Street, Ishpeming
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
Cost: Individual, $8 or Group of ten, $60
Location: Jamrich Hall 1100, NMU Campus
Time: Saturday, 9:00 p.m. & Sunday, 6:00pm or 9:00 p.m.
Superior Arts Youth Theater: Peter Pan
Location: Forest Roberts Theater, NMU Campus
Time: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
Marquette Mountain Skiing and SnowboardingLocation: Marquette Mountain
Time: 10:00am-8;30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: Free entry with a ski pass from your visit to campus or $30-$43 depending on time frame.
Saturday and Sunday (17th-18th) feature the Spring Carnival, St. Patty's Day Party, Speed Day, Polar Plunge and Slush Cup Fun Day. Learn more here. Discover Downtown Marquette
Location: 100 Block of West Washington Street
Time: All Weekend, Varies
Prices: Varies (See Flyer for Discounts) Explore historic downtown Marquette. Brose stores filled with local artisans, unique gifts and one of a-kind keepsakes. Enjoy food and great atmosphere at one of hte many eateries within walking distance of the heard of downtown. Walk to the harbor and enjoy the view of Lake Superior and the Ore Dock.
Marquette Points of Interest
Location: See Marquette Chamber of Commerce website for directions to scenic points in and near Marquette
Time: Friday, Saturday afternoon and Sunday
Price: Most are free but some do have a minimal cost. Check the website for details.
Find directions to nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, museums and more on the Marquette Chamber of Commerce website.