On Saturday, the Northern Michigan University’s Northern Center played host to the Marquette Holistic Health Fair. This unique event offered the community an opportunity to explore stress-relieving activities and services that promote health and well-being. With 37 vendors providing services such as massage, energy work, and henna body art, attendees had plenty of options to choose from.
Event Coordinator Michelle Nichols explained that this fair was a reboot of a previous holistic health fair that had been a staple in the Marquette community for 20 years. The goal was to pay homage to the old fair while putting a fresh spin on it. Despite being the first of its kind, the event brought new energy and offerings to the community.
Attendees were not only able to enjoy services but also purchase products like crystals, soaps, and essential oils. A therapy dog was present at the event to help calm attendees and provide a soothing presence.
The fair brought a renewed focus on holistic health to Marquette by offering an array of options for relaxation and well-being. Although COVID-19 posed challenges for organizers, they were able to bring this new iteration of the fair to life, offering attendees a diverse and rejuvenating experience.