MARQUETTE — The Baraga Avenue Harvest Festival scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled due to that day’s weather forecast of rain and wind. In a press release, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority said many of the integral parts of this festival cannot be utilized in the type of weather expected on Saturday.

“We are extremely saddened to have to cancel such a great event,” said Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette Downtown Development Authority Promotions and Events Coordinator, in the press release. “A great deal of time and effort went into planning this event for the community, and we have some great partners and sponsors on board who helped us create this. Unfortunately, many parts of this event depend on dry conditions, which we are not forecast to have.”

One part of the festival that is still scheduled is the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s annual Paint Baraga Avenue Chalk Painting Contest. The contest will move to the Westwood Mall where painters will still be able to participate in the competition.

Participation in the event is free and open to participants of all ages. Registration can be completed in person at the Westwood Mall during the event, which will run from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th.

For more information on Baraga Avenue Harvest Festival, contact the Marquette Downtown Development Authority office at (906)228-9475 or visit