MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – From Thursday through Sunday, Fresh Coast Film Festival is taking over Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

The Fresh Coast Film Festival is the first of its kind: a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. The festival will gather the best in environmental and cultural filmmaking from around the world while creating a venue for, and building a culture of, Great Lakes storytelling.

“To delight people with content they haven’t seen before,” said Bugsy Sailor, festival organizer. “If people are new to a film festival, we encourage them to give it a try. We think there’s something in there for everybody. What’s really cool is, Thursday evening we do a free public showing for the community at Lower Harbor as well to get a little bit of a flavor for the festival. We have food trucks there, live music, and we showcase about four films to tease the events for the weekend.”

For more information about the festival, click here.