Fresh Coast Film Festival
After a pandemic pause, the eclectic Fresh Coast Film Festival is back for its 5th year. The full weekend event features as much big screen entertainment as one can handle.
“For this year’s fest we have five film venues, eight outdoor tours, 27 film blocks, 100 films, and endless inspiration.” That’s Bugsy Sailor, who, along with event co-founders Aaron Peterson and Bill Thompson, have created the perfect event to celebrate a love of the outdoors and the films that glorify it.
And this festival is not just films. Day-pass holders can choose between a number of different guided tours that highlight some of the area’s best outdoor attractions.
“With so much content we refer to Fresh Coast as a choose your own adventure festival and we encourage attendees to logon to freshcoastfilm.com and plan which films they’d like to see in advance,” says Sailor. There are also nightly after-glows… “We’ll be wrapping up each evening at our beloved Blackrocks and Ore Dock breweries, reliable partners since our first festival.”
The informative Fresh Coast website has all the details you’ll need to take advantage of this novel and budding happening. Susan Estler, of Travel Marquette, calls it an “exceptional event, unique to Marquette. Top notch films celebrating the outdoors and the Midwest.”
Ever hear of Cannes, France? Sure you have. Because you’ve heard of the Cannes Film Festival. About 300 people attended the first Cannes festival back in 1946. Today, more than 30,000 show up to rub shoulders with filmmakers and the stars they immortalize. Can the Fresh Coast festival share that marquee? Seeing what’s happening in Marquette these days, I wouldn’t bet against it.
The festival’s headquarters and box office are located at Campfire CoWorks, where people can pick up passes, purchase merchandise, and ask any questions.