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Mackinaw City Calendar of 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.

Saturday Aug 19th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

"Sashay Quartet" Adjacent to Mackinaw City Hotels. Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The musics good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Tuesday Aug 22nd 2017
Straits Area Concert Band

Adjacent to Mackinaw City Hotels. Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The musics good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Aug 26th-Aug 27th 2017
Corvette Crossroads Auto Show

Mackinaw City is the place to be August 25th-26th for the Corvette Crossroads Auto Show! This annual event is hosted by the Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce and supported by the area businesses. It is definitely a must for Corvette vacationers. The Auto Show starts at 10:00 a.m on Saturday and the Corvette Parade across the Mackinac Bridge is Saturday evening at 7:00pm.


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Saturday Aug 26th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

"Dan Fogleberg Tribute" Adjacent to Mackinaw City Hotels. Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Aug 26th-Aug 27th 2017
Mackinaw Premiere Arts and Craft Show

Join us at Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park in Mackinaw City for this unique Arts and Craft Show.

The Show will feature many artists from around the country. Exhibits to include: paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and much, much more. Time: 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Location: Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park, South Huron Avenue Mackinaw City.


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Sunday Aug 27th-Aug 29th 2017
Troop Mackinaw

Mackinaw City Troop Mackinaw

Troop Mackinaw is the premiere Mackinac Island Girl Scout event. This fun & affordable weekend is the complete Mackinac Island Scout package. No other package offers so much for so little. Bring the whole troop or just mother & daughter! For more information visit our website.


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Monday Sep 4th 2017
60th Labor Day Bridge Walk

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

The Labor Day Bridge walk is recognized as "The World's Greatest Walking Event"! The walk brings over 70,000 people to the area. Buses are available for transportation to the North end of the bridge. Participants begin on the St. Ignace side of the bidge in the Upper Peninsula and walk south to Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula. At the finish line you are awarded a numbered certificate of completion. Make the LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK a new tradition and join us in Mackinaw City this year.


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Friday Sep 8th-Sep 9th 2017
10th Annual Antique Tractors Mackinac Bridge Crossing Parade

Come watch HUNDREDS of unique tractors in this year's Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade starting in Mackinaw City and crossing over the Mighty Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace.


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Saturday Sep 9th-Sep 10th 2017
20th Annual Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival

Join us in Mackinaw City for Hopps of Fun! On September 8th and 9th, 2017, Mackinaw Crossings will host "Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun". This unique event will feature an extensive sampling of 50+ award winning Michigan micro brewed beers and over 40 wines from Michigan's four internationally recognized wine regions.

Food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun! Festival grounds are located at Mackinaw Crossings in Downtown Mackinaw City. Time: 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Friday, and 1:00p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Saturday


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Saturday Sep 16th-Sep 17th 2017
Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tours

Mark your calendar for two of the best Bike Tour opportunities around. Set your goal: 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles. Choose from several inland and shorelineroutes. Mackinaw City is proud to host the Spring and Fall Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tours. Register your plans to join hundreds of other riders from all over the country for these awesome tours. Early Saturday morning in both June September will find riders meeting at the Mackinaw City Reception & Conference Center to begin the day's excursion. Clearly marked routes point the way to your personally designed adventure. Mackinaw City supports your best efforts with SAG safety wagons patrolling the routes and designated rest areas. Whether you are pedaling for recreation, or personal challenge, you are rewarded with incredible scenery and a light cook-out lunch at the reception center upon the completion of your ride. On the Sunday following, riders over the age of 13 will climax their adventure with a ride across the magnificent Mackinac Bridge. Registerfor your adventure by calling 231-436-5574 or visit www.mackinawchamber.com for Tour regulations and registration information.


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Friday Sep 29th-Oct 1st 2017
Troop Mackinaw

Mackinaw City Troop Mackinaw

Troop Mackinaw is the premiere Mackinac Island Girl Scout event. This fun & affordable weekend is the complete Mackinac Island Scout package. No other package offers so much for so little. Bring the whole troop or just mother & daughter! For more information visit our website.


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Friday Oct 6th-Oct 7th 2017
Fort Fright at Michilimackinac

Michilimackinac to Turn into "Fort Fright" October 7th and 8th, Colonial Michilimackinac will be transformed into a haunted habitat where werewolves, witches, and other legendary characters roam. Operating under the name "Fort Fright" for these two nights, the 18th-century fort and fur trading village will be open from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The characters that will be seen and talked about throughout the evening are drawn from a book called Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps: French Tales of Mackinac Retold, which was authored by Dirk Gringhuis and published by Mackinac State Historic Parks in 1974. "The book describes the best-known legends in French-Canadian folklore," explained Brisson, "like the man who can change into a wolf, the ghostly light known as will o' the wisp, and the good and bad goblins called lutins." Many of these legends spread to other countries, Brisson noted, and some are still believed in today-with a twist. "For instance, Gringuis' book tells us that black cats-now thought of as bringing bad luck-were originally considered the best of the good lutins." Priced at $6 a copy, the softbound Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps will be available for purchase at the Visitor's Center on the nights of the event. Information is available at 231-436-4100 or on the web at www.MackinacParks.com. Event: Celebration Time: 06:30PM to 09:00PM Location: Colonial Michilimackinac


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Saturday Oct 7th 2017
9th Annual Fall Colors Bridge Race

This is the last chance to take in the breathtaking view from the top of the Mackinac Bridge on foot in 2016. This race, in it's sixth year, promises to be one you won't soon forget! Come to Mackinaw City and enjoy this unique opportunity to run the Mighty Mac!

This is the last chance to take in the breathtaking view from the top of the Mackinac Bridge on foot in 2014. This race, in it's sixth year, promises to be one you won't soon forget! Come to Mackinaw City and enjoy this unique opportunity to run the Mighty Mac!


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Saturday Oct 28th 2017
Halloween Festival: Party Dixie Saloon Mackinaw City

Biggest Dance Party in Mackinaw City at the Dixie Saloon all for Free located in Downtown Mackinaw City. Costume contest and prizes!


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Sunday Dec 31st 2017
Mackinaw City New Year's Eve Party

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

Party at the Dixie Saloon and O'Reilley's Irish Pub to Welcome the New Year in Mackinaw City. Dancing, Special Drinks, and Live Music.


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Be sure to check back soon as our Mackinaw City calendar is constantly updated.

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