Parking restrictions announced for Blueberry Festival

MARQUETTE — Preparations are underway for the 16th Annual Blueberry Festival set for Friday, July 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Marquette.

Washington and Front Streets will be bustling with sidewalk sales, food vendors, artists, demonstrations, pony rides, inflatable arcade games, and activities for children and families. Downtown restaurants will satisfy your cravings for blueberry fare, from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer, while many downtown shops offer will offer “blue” specials.

In preparation for this event, No Overnight Parking signs will be placed on the 100 block of W. Washington, and the 100 and 200 blocks of S. Front Street on Thursday, July 27. Any vehicles left in the affected areas after 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29 will be towed away. These areas will be closed to traffic at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28, and will remain closed that day until 9:00 p.m.

Businesses should remind patrons they should make alternative plans for parking on Thursday night. Parking enforcement will be suspended on Friday, July 28 in Downtown Marquette public parking lots.

Additionally, business should contact any delivery services that may be scheduled to make deliveries on Friday, July 28, and let them know their delivery vehicles will NOT be allowed in the festival area on that day. Any deliveries will have to be made by hand into the festival area.

Business owners or employees who are unable to park in their regular parking areas because of Blueberry Festival, they should park in any public parking lot for the duration of the day

For more information on Blueberry Festival, or question regarding the temporary parking ban, please call the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at 906-228-9475 or visit