Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Mackinaw City Events

Mackinaw City has much to offer travelers and residents throughout the year. Local events combined with the natural beauty of the Great Lakes and a rich area history give Mackinaw City it's unique flavor. To view scheduled local events, choose the month you would like to view below.

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Dec 1-31, 20182018-12-01T00:00:00-05:00Christmas in Mackinaw City
Christmas in Mackinaw CityChristmas in Mackinaw City

Saturday, Dec 1st-31st, 2018

Welcome to Christmas in Mackinaw! Everyone knows that Christmas and the Holiday season is a great time to visit Mackinaw City.
Dec 31, 20182018-12-31T00:00:00-05:00Mackinaw City New Year's Eve Party
Mackinaw City New Year's Eve PartyMackinaw City New Year's Eve Party

Monday, Dec 31st, 2018

Northern Michigan's Largest New Years Eve Party. Celebrate the New Year at Mackinaw City's Largest Restaurant/Bar complex, The Dixie Saloon and Oreilly's Irish Pub. Champagne Toast. Free late night appetizers and live music in Mackinaw City. For those that want to enjoy the party and be safe, accommodations are available at many mackinaw city hotels.

Jan 18-20, 20192019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00Mackinaw City Winterfest
Mackinaw City WinterfestMackinaw City Winterfest

Friday, Jan 18th-20th, 2019

Parade, Chili Cook Off and Outhouse Parade and race at 2:00 p.m. Celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during our annual Winterfest. Enjoy a variety of fun outdoor events as our famous outhouse races, city wide poker walk, chili cookoff and more. Sign up for the ice fishing contest in Paradise Lake.
Jan 19, 20192019-01-19T01:00:00-05:00Mackinaw City Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament
Mackinaw City Winterfest Ice Fishing TournamentMackinaw City Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament

Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019

Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament - Paradise Lake Marina, only 7 miles from Downtown Mackinaw City.

Contestants will meet at the Paradise Lake Marina.  All entry fees include a chance ticket valued at $5. The three categories to be judged are: heaviest pike, heaviest walleye and heaviest pan fish. Each category carries a $300 top prize.

Application forms are available at  Carp Lake General Store and Clyde's Bar until 3 p.m. on Friday. Participants may preregister from 3-6 p.m. on Friday in the headquarters trailer at the public access. Day of tournament registration is from 6:30-8 a.m. at the headquarters trailer.

Jan 19, 20192019-01-19T14:00:00-05:00International Outhouse Race Mackinaw City
International Outhouse Race Mackinaw CityInternational Outhouse Race Mackinaw City

Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019

Winterfest's Biggest Attraction! Outhouse Racers Wanted! 
Create an Outhouse or register to a team race one of ours.
Feb 14-16, 20192019-02-14T08:00:00-05:00The Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship
The Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey ChampionshipThe Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship

Thursday, Feb 14th-16th, 2019

5 minutes from Mackinaw City. Hotels are Available in Mackinaw City. The Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship will be played on the Wild Ice of Moran Bay, Lake Huron, downtown St. Ignace, Michigan! We hope to have 160 teams competing for prizes! This is a MAHA sanctioned event - Sanction #: MIT1829906366

Deadline for finalizing your team roster is February 6, 2019
Registration fee is $425 per 7-person team
Registration fee includes 3-game guarantee, Labatt Gift and free pub trolley service Thursday, Friday & Saturday

May 25-27, 20192019-05-25T00:00:00-04:00Memorial Weekend Pageant
Memorial Weekend PageantMemorial Weekend Pageant

Saturday, May 25th-27th, 2019

During this weekend in Mackinaw City over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763. This historically rich event will take place for the 51st consecutive year. The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant is the longest running, free historical Memorial Day performance in the Nation. Visitors will meet famous Indian Chiefs: Miniavavan and Matchekewis of the Ojibwa tribe, and Wawatam who becomes a blood brother to Alexander Henry and later saves his life.
May 25, 20192019-05-25T06:00:00-04:00Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run
Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge RunAnnual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Put your running shoes on and meet us in Mackinaw City for the 14th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Day Bridge Race! This is a unique opportunity as only two times a year runners are allowed to run the "Mighty Mac" ! The other possibility, being the Fall Colors Bridge Run held in October 2017. Runners must register in advance and be able to run a minimum of 12 minutes per mile to race in the event. Time: 6:00am to 12:00pm
May 27, 20192019-05-27T00:00:00-04:00Memorial Day Observance
Memorial Day ObservanceMemorial Day Observance

Monday, May 27th, 2019

A brief and informal Memorial Day observance at Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery on Mackinac Island, to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Mackinac. They will march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort. Open to the public.
Jul 4, 20192019-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4th  Fireworks & Mackinaw Inc. Waterfront Events
July 4th Fireworks & Mackinaw Inc. Waterfront Events

Thursday, Jul 4th, 2019

Fireworks get underway at dusk. Celebrate an all American 4th of July in Mackinaw City. Enjoy children's games on the Marina Lawn, an evening concert at Conkling Heritage Park and the largest fireworks display in Northern Michigan.Parking available throughout Mackinac Bay Trading Company. Accommodations available at mackinaw city hotels for weekend festivities.
Sep 2, 20192019-09-02T00:00:00-04:0062nd Labor Day Bridge Walk
62nd Labor Day Bridge Walk62nd Labor Day Bridge Walk

Monday, Sep 2nd, 2019

Join thousands of pedestrians as they participate in a long standing tradition, the LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK. This event has been held every year since 1958. The walk begins at 7:00 a.m. on Labor Day and concludes at 11:00 a.m. This is the only day of the year that walking the "Mighty Mac" is allowed.
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