Popular neighborhood festival canceled due to COVID-19

The 2021 Fete de Marquette scheduled for July 8–11 is once again canceled due to safety considerations for attendees and staff members who would work the event, according to a statement from organizers. The event benefiting the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center was canceled after a review of the state’s COVID-19 plan, discussions with local officials, and consultation with presenting sponsor Willy Street Co-op. Since its inception, Fete de Marquette has raised over $1.2 million for Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center programs including emergency food services, after-school and summer camps for kids, teen employment, meals and fitness services for seniors, and subsidization of mental health services.