Event highlights

1. The Ninth Annual Thunder on The Smoky Motorcycle Rally will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Highlights include a bike show from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the city park (spectator voting for first and second place); a poker run at 10:30 p.m.; a 1913 Motorcycle Birthday Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kansas Motorcycle Museum; and games at 1 p.m. at the city park.

2. From 4 to 8 p.m., Marquette will have its first Art Walk. The downtown area will be closed off to traffic and be replaced with vendors, musicians, art demonstrations. Many shops will offer refreshments. ArtSpace and the Art Lounge will feature recent works by Rich Thibodeau, Mri-Pilar, Nicole Thibodeau, Lance Wadlow, Susan Whitfield-Harding, Scott Dustin Rhodes, and guests Don Osborn, Fred Peterson, and Noah Flores. Nicole Thibodeau and Lance Wadlow will demonstrate blacksmithing techniques.

Why you should attend

All proceeds for the Thunder on the Smoky event will benefit the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette.

Local artist Rich Thibodeau said he has been involved in several Art Walks in other cities and wanted to bring a similar event to Marquette.

“I think it's the thing to do because we have a lot of talent here, and we have a lot to show,” Thibodeau said.

About the event

When: Saturday
Where: Marquette
Tickets: $10 entry fee for Bike Show; everything else is free
Info: http://www.ksmotorcyclemuseum.org/schedule.html for Thunder on the Smoky; or Rich Thibodeau 785-546-2455 for the Art Walk