Marquette DDA prepares for Baraga Avenue Harvest Festival

MARQUETTE — With fall in full swing, it’s time to celebrate the season of change.

Doing its part, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority is working on the upcoming second annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Festival. One of the goals of the festival is to raise awareness for this sometimes-overlooked part of downtown Marquette.

“It’s certainly a way to showcase Baraga Avenue, (and) look at the potential of what that street has to offer,” Marquette DDA executive director Mona Lang said. “Right now, it’s wide; it’s not particularly pedestrian friendly. There’s high traffic; the traffic tends to move a little quickly because it is large. I think (we’re) just starting to look at the potential that that street has to offer.”

The festival is being presented by New Holland Brewing Company, which brewed a beer to commemorate Carhartt’s 125th anniversary. It will feature live music, a carousel and a beer tent sponsored by Breakers Roadhouse.

The festival runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of West Baraga Avenue.