Celebrate Michigan Outdoors at Marquette’s Fresh Coast Film Festival

Adventure. Conservation. Inspiration. That’s the theme of a new film festival making its debut in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this week.

The Fresh Coast Film Festival will take place in Marquette Thursday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 16 with a variety of venues hosting film screenings across town.

The event features more than 50 adventure-filled documentaries and short films, many of which are making a world or regional premiere. Organizers will also host conversations with filmmakers and round-table discussions on issues such as conservation of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest ecosystems.

In addition, the weekend is packed full of opportunities for visitors to explore all the Marquette region has to offer during the peak of the fall color season. Ten different expert-guided tours include opportunities to enjoy fly fishing, rock climbing, hiking, waterfalls, and even a chance to learn the proper stone skipping technique.

After the credits have scrolled, the festival continues with after party events at two of Marquette’s celebrated hot spots, Ore Dock Brewing Company and Blackrocks Brewery.

For a preview of just what’s in store at the Fresh Coast Film Festival, watch the trailer below. Try not to feel an adrenaline rush after watching, we dare you.

Fresh Coast Film Fest | 2016 from Fresh Coast Film Fest on Vimeo.

Are you attending the Fresh Coast Film Festival? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions by leaving a comment below.

Photo credit: Angela Loyd, A Healthier Michigan (feature)

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