Plaidurday

Five Years of Celebrating Plaidurday in Marquette

Plaidurday, the worldwide celebration of plaid was created by our own Bugsy Sailor as a way to pay homage to one of the Upper Peninsula’s most iconic color schemes. Since 2011 he has coordinated an effort across the country, and now globally, to encourage as many people in the world to wear plaid on the first Friday of October. We’ve been here to spread the plaid from the beginning. Thanks for joining us.


2018 – McCarty’s Cove and the Marquette Lighthouse

Perhaps our biggest turnout yet! Thanks for coming out everyone.


2017 – Marquette Country Courthouse

Marquette’s inaugural Plaidurday celebration, making a MQT formation at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park


2016 – Historic Marquette Ore Dock

Marquette’s inaugural Plaidurday celebration, making a MQT formation at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park


2015 – Black Rocks at Presque Isle

We headed to Black Rocks at Presque Isle on a beautifully sunny, but chilly day where the gales of November had come early.


2014 – Lower Harbor Park

Marquette’s inaugural Plaidurday celebration, making a MQT formation at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Not bad for a having never been in marching band or coordinating a formation before.


The Worldwide Celebratinof Plaid

Plaidurday is the worldwide celebration of plaid. The holiday is celebrated annually on the first Friday of October.

How To Celebrate Plaidurday

  1. Take a photo in your plaid and share with #plaidurday so we can see all your beautiful faces
  2. Give a high five to others wearing plaid
  3. See someone wearing polka dots? Encourage them to try some plaid
  4. Help others in need by donating clothes to shelters and second hand shops
  5. Give lots of compliments. They’ll see your plaid and think, “Gosh, people who wear plaid are really nice!”
  6. Bake plaid cookies, cakes, and other tasty treats
  7. Make plaid crafts, Plaidurday cards, and let your creativity shine
  8. Give the gift of plaid to friends and family
  9. Organize a staff or classroom photo
  10. Look good, feel good, and spread some cheer, because we’re all connected by a common thread