MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Marquette’s 4th annual CityFest is setting up for this weekends events down in The Lower Harbor. LifeLight volunteers like Allison Kolling have traveled from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to help set up for Saturdays festival.
“We’re trying to reach younger people through kids events there’s the super smash bros tournament,” Kolling says, “things to make them enjoy themselves here.”
CityFest is a free event, there will be live music, a stunt show, and he largest Super Smash Bros tournament in The Upper Peninsula. The tournament is broken up into two age groups, 10 to 14 and 15 to 40 with a combined 2 thousand dollars worth of prizes
Matthew Songer M.D., founder of U.P. CityFest says that after all they went through during the pandemic, they wanted to make sure this years festival had something for kids to enjoy too.
“As a physician I was seeing people that were really depressed.” Dr. Songer says, “They had been held up and they just wanted to get out and we wanted to create an event, a fun family event for people. It’s really exciting, my wife and I never thought it would get this big and it keeps doubling, hopefully it keeps growing.”
CityFest will run from 12 pm – 11 pm this Saturday in Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. You can still register for The Super Smash Bros Tournament here.