After a long day of fishing or a leisurely day strolling through the Open Market, you will be able to chill out and enjoy local or regional live band music at the annual Marathon Summerfest Dance. Join a capacity crowd of up to 600 people and Rock Out the Night at the Marathon Community Arena.
Kick off the annual Canada Family Day celebrations on the Lake, at the official opening ceremony with the local mayor and the president of the Marathon Summerfest organization. Relax and enjoy family fun activities outside at Penn Lake Park during the day, and then cast your eyes to the skies, to watch a spectacular grand finale of Fireworks hosted by the Marathon Firefighters Association.
Check out the Marathon Summerfest Annual Fish Derby, where in 2013 the third largest lake trout on record was caught - weighing in at a spectacular 51.06 lbs! This single-day event boasts a chance to win $9,500.00 in cash prizes and an enclosed trailer, with many other prizes also being offered. Come out, soak up the sun, have some fun and enjoy what beautiful Lake Superior has to offer.
Bring your family and friends out to enjoy a festival of fun and celebration for all ages. Check out the schedule to help plan your day, night or weekend! The only thing you have to do is have fun! If you need money to visit our fest - visit ElcLoans: Instant payday loans online - highly recommended and top-quality financial service!
Sidewalk sales, art & crafts, carnival, kid’s games, kids ball hockey, truck pull, fish derby, parades, live music and dance, bouncy castles, family golf, car and bike show, Canada Day festivities and many more events, topped off with a wicked grand finale of Fireworks!
Summerfest is about coming together as a community and having some fun, while supporting our local businesses, vendors and more.
Marathon is unique in many respects. Being an economic hub on the north shore of Lake Superior, Marathon is midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. Marathon is surrounded by boreal forest and rich mineral deposits. With a population of 3,353 people (census 2011 Statistics Canada), Marathon vibrates with growth and activity.
Special thanks to all our volunteers.
Joanne Berube, Raymond Berube, George Bott, Joy Bott, Kevin Cocks, Joseph Jazvac, Ashley Kettles, Tamara Needham, Joseph Newing, Betty Ann Slade, Brian Tocheri.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with all kinds of things!
Want to get in touch with us? Send us a quick message and someone will get back to you as soon as we can!
If you would like to make a financial donation in support of the Marathon Summerfest event, or provide us with a prize for one of our events, please contact:
P: (807) 229-8216, or
Or if you prefer to mail in your financial donation, the mailing address is:
Marathon Summerfest Inc.
P.O. Box #1295
If you would like to be a volunteer for one of the events, please contact Joanne Berube at the phone number or email address noted above. Many thanks for your support!