Marquette cancels New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (MDDA) is announcing the cancellation of the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Downtown Marquette. The event traditionally takes place on the 100 block of W. Washington St. from 11:30 p.m. on December 31 through 12:30 a.m. on January 1. The cancellation is due to COVID-19 safety concerns surrounding large-group gatherings.

“Safety is always at the forefront of our minds with downtown events, and the current conditions just don’t lend themselves to a safe environment for those who might attend. We’re looking forward to better times when we will be able to hold this event in the future,” stated Tara Laase-McKinney, MDDA Promotions and Events Coordinator.

The MDDA would like to thank the City of Marquette and Double Trouble DJ’s for their partnership in this event in the past and look forward to partnering with them again in the future.

For more information on Marquette Downtown Development Authority events, please contact Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette Downtown Development Authority Promotions and Events Coordinator at (906) 228-9475 or