Next Saturday will be the first ever Yooper Day, held in Marquette.
Sonny Anderson came up with the idea a few years ago while in college, and now he and his friends are inviting Yoopers from across the country to join them at Mattson Lower Harbor Park on August 10. The theme of this year's event is Show Your U.P. Pride with contests, entertainment, and food will be available.
"It's kind of weird that there is not already this day," said Anderson. "I feel like there should be. Yoopers are really prideful people. You'll see on Facebook everyone's always saying something about the U.P. and U.P. pride and everything."
Anderson is hoping is to make this an annual event. For more information on the event, check out the Yooper Day website here.