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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 Apr 1st-Apr 9th 2017
1st Annual April Falls Day Roller Derby Tournament

Mackinaw City 1st Annual April Falls Day Roller Derby Tournament

April 1st and 2nd 2017 - April Falls Day Roller Derby Tournament

On April 1, 2017, River City Renegades Roller Derby league will host a triple header event:

1st game is at 1 PM with the visiting team Michigan vs team Michigan! "A" team skaters from all over Michigan are playing each other!

2nd game is at 4:00 pm with the visiting teams from Dead River Derby's team Rolling Riptide from Marquette, Michigan vs Traverse City Roller Derby's Toxic Cherries!

3rd game is at 7:00 mp with your hosts, the River City Renegades vs Bath City Roller Girls from Lapeer, Michigan's team the "Bathtub Betties".

VENUE LOCATION: Mackinaw City Recreation Center, 507 W. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

*Tickets will be available at the door/ $5 one game OR $7 for all!


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Saturday Apr 1st-Apr 30th 2017
Mackinac Island Ferry Service From Mackinaw City starts today!

For the first time in History, there will be ferry service from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island starting April 1! The Service includes a free Mackinac Bridge Tour on Mackinac Old Time Trolley and free luggage transport for passengers if needed. Please book the April Ferry option on our site or purchase tickets at participating hotels. (As always, the ferry can not run during inclement weather)


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Saturday Apr 1st 2017
1st Annual Spring Break Splash

Mackinaw City 1st Annual Spring Break Splash

1st Annual Mackinac Spring Break Splash April 1st thru April 10th 2017 Splash into Spring! $5 Indoor Water Park Fun!


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Saturday Apr 1st-Apr 9th 2017
1st Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration

Mackinaw City 1st Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration

Come Join us in Mackinaw City Celebrate for the First Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration! This celebration includes several coinciding events the same week with Michigan Spring Break including:
MACKINAW INTERNATIONAL BRIDAL EXPO
ROLLER DERBY
TASTE OF MACKINAC FOOD EXPERIENCE
TAP TAKEOVER WITH BIERE DE MAC BREWORKS
DISCOUNTED HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS
MACKINAC OLD POINT LIGHTHOUSE
ENTERTAINMENT AT WORLD FAMOUS DIXIE SALOON
NONNA LISA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

$89.00 OVERNIGHT SPECIALS WITH EVENTS! CALL 1-800-410-5302 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

Sponsors: Reinhardt Food Service, Starline Ferry, Mackinaw Crossings, Black Diamond Broadcasting, Dixie Saloon, Mackinaw City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism, Mackinac Island Brewhouse.


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Saturday Apr 1st-Apr 2nd 2017
1st Annual Mackinac Meltdown at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Mackinaw City 1st Annual Mackinac Meltdown at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

The staff of the Mackinac State Historic Parks is excited to participate in the first ever Mackinac Meltdown event in Mackinaw City by offering admission to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse on Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Outside of some occasional winter openings in the 1990s, this is the first time one of the Mackinac State Historic Park sites, which includes Fort Mackinac and the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island, and Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, will be opening for the season before May. The Mackinac Island State Park Commission was established in 1895, and grew to include Michilmackinac State Park, which includes Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, in 1909. Historic Mill Creek was added in 1984.

A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigates through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There’s just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens, Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, and an audiovisual program, Shipwrecks of the Straits, make this “Castle of the Straits” a true gem of the Great Lakes.

Tickets to the lighthouse will be available through partner businesses of the Mackinac Meltdown for $8.00 each. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and no tickets will be available at the lighthouse. Organizers of the Mackinac Meltdown have guaranteed a minimum of 50 paid admissions per day. All tickets must be purchased at a participating hotel or Mackinac Meltdown partner business.


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Saturday Apr 1st 2017
TAP TAKE OVER by BIERE DE MAC BREW WORKS

BIERE DE MAC Takes over the Mackinac Island Brewhouse TAPS!

Local Micro-Brewer Biere de Mac Takes over the taps at the Mackinac Island Brewhouse from 11:00am -4:00pm on April 1st, 2017 as part of the Mackinac Meltdown.
Beire Miesters will be on-site to answer questions about the new local brews. Beer lovers are welcome to come and sample the newest micro-brews from right here in Mackinaw City.

BIERE DE MAC will also be un-tapping a NEW MICRO-BREW on April 1st, at this event. This will be a Maple Sap brew launched just for the Mackinaw Meltdown.


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Saturday Apr 1st 2017
1st Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo

Mackinaw City 1st Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo

Coming to the runways of your hometown! The 1st Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo is a great way to optimize the opportunity for networking and making new contacts! Love is in the air! International & Local Exhibitors will be here to present to: Wedding Couples, Family, Friends and Everyone the many ideas, visions and connections that will contribute to making their Special Day as extraordinary as imaginable!

Food and Beverages will be Available

April 1st, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free Admission with overnight stay at participating hotel
$10.00 for a combo pass for Bridal Expo and Taste of Mackinac Food Experience


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Saturday Apr 1st-Apr 9th 2017
1st Annual Taste of Mackinac

Mackinaw City 1st Annual Taste of Mackinac

SAMPLE DELICIOUS FOOD FROM LOCAL MACKINAW CITY RESTAURANTS!

Food Samples Galore from 11:00am - 2:00pm, and then relax and enjoy a local brew from Mackinaw City's Newest Micro-Brewery Bier De Mac, during their TAP TAKE OVER!

Enjoy the tastes from Mackinac Island Brewhouse & Mackinac Island Winery Beer Tasting for Wine Lovers & Wine Tasting for Beer Lovers!

Mackinac Island Brewhouse; is a beer lovers dream come true with Over 300 Selections of Michigan Microbrews & Craft beer​ to choose from Mackinac Island Winery features over 400 Michigan Wines Whether your appreciation is for a rich full bodied Red Wine to a Light fruitful White Wine. There is enjoyment for every one to experience! Event will be located at Mackinac Bay Trading Company across from Conkling Heritage Park on Huron Avenue.


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Saturday Apr 1st-Apr 9th 2017
1st Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala

Mackinaw City 1st Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala

Celebrate Spring in Mackinaw City with Dinner, Dancing & Friends! Daily from 9:00PM to 2:00AM Cost of this Event is $45 which includes: 6 Course Gourmet Meal, Live Music Nightly, Cash Bar


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Friday Apr 7th 2017
StateWide Astronomy Night

Mackinaw City StateWide Astronomy Night

Tonight, Headlands partners with Michigan State University and organizations around the Great Lakes State to celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night (SWAN) at our observatory facility, where we will preview our new Roger McCormick 20″ PlaneWave telescope for peering deeply into the sky. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own telescopes, and questions for our experts about how to use them, which to buy, what to see, and more!


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Saturday May 6th 2017
4th Annual Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run

Run or walk, Northern Michigan's most colorful & magical 5K, being held in Mackinaw City on May 6th 2017 {Rain or Shine}! Bring all your friends and family to run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, Eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer; or you may also do the 1 mile walk. Then enjoy a colorful & magical party afterward immediately following, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun!

Pre-Register by April 12th 2017 to be guaranteed a white T-Shirt & Color Packet for the after party! Also, you will receive a discounted run fee for early registration.


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Friday May 12th-May 14th 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 May 12th-May 14th 2017
Diva Days, Red Hat Extravaganza

Mackinaw City Diva Days, Red Hat Extravaganza

Ladies near and far join in for a weekend of live entertainment, sweet treats, fine dining and more! The two night package includes lodging, welcome reception, horse drawn carriage ride, lunch at the world famous Grand Hotel, trolley tour, and time to indulge your guilty pleasures with fudge sampling, shopping & slots! Don't miss this REDTACULAR event! Email MiDivaDays@gmail.com for more information


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Saturday May 20th-May 22nd 2017
28th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac - Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City, MI

The Zoo-De-Mackinac is a weekend of fun with two huge parties and great bands, a lot of sunshine, one awesome island, a boat ride under the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country! This event attracts around 2,000 participants every year. Book your hotel accommodations early at Mackinaw City Hotels. www.mackinawreservations.com

THIS IS NOT A RACE!! The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (2,200+ last year) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400' high bluffs. We stop approximately half way, at a unique place called the Legs Inn for a leisurely lunch and to swap stories. The ride continues on to Mackinaw City, where Arnold Ferry boats have been chartered for the ride over to Mackinac Island. As the evening wears on, the island comes alive with The Gatehouse (formerly The French Outpost), Pink Pony, and Horns hosting post ride parties with incredible live bands!


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Friday May 26th-May 28th 2017
Memorial Weekend Pageant

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.

Come watch and see! Schedule of events for memorial weekend in Mackinaw City, MI there is no admission charge for the historical reenactment pageant or related events.

Saturday 1:00 pm - Grand Parade - Begins at Conkling Heritage Park and ends at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac. This is the largest Memorial Parade in the State of Michigan.

2:30 pm - Historical Reenactment Pageant - Colonial Fort Michilimackinac

Dusk: Fireworks Display

Sunday 2:30pm - Historical Reenactment - Colonial Fort Michilimackinac

Monday 2:30pm - Historical Reenactment - Colonial Fort Michilimackinac


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Saturday May 27th 2017
14th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race

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


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Monday May 29th 2017
Memorial Day Observance

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.


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Friday Jun 2nd-Jun 11th 2017
68th Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island

The Lilac Festival on Mackinac island features days of activities and ends with one of the largest festival parades in Michigan.

See over 100 different species of lilacs throughout the splendor of the Island. A day on Mackinac Island during the Lilac Festival is the perfect Spring getaway.


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Friday Jun 2nd-Jun 4th 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 Jun 9th-Jun 11th 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. Call 231-436-5574 for Tour regulations and registration information.


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Friday Jun 9th-Jun 11th 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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Sunday Jun 11th 2017
Lilac Parade - Mackinac Island

The Lilac Parade is one of Michigans Largest Festival Parades. - Mackinaw Island, Michigan, 15 minutes from Downtown Mackinaw City. Make sure to book your room early at a Mackinaw City hotel and enjoy!


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Friday Jun 16th-Jun 17th 2017
Antiques On The Bay Auto Show

5 miles from Mackinaw City. 20th Annual Antiques On The Bay Auto Show is the first of three auto-related events. This show features original and restored classic and antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront only minutes from Mackinaw City. Period clothing, entertainment, and a Mackinac Bridge rally add to the festivities.


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Friday Jun 23rd-Jun 25th 2017
Annual St. Ignace Car Show

5 miles from Mackinaw City. This internationally acclaimed event takes place Just 5 miles from Mackinaw City. This well known St. Ignace Car Show was formed in 1975 and the first show was held the last Saturday of June 1976. 134 vehicles were on display that year. The show continued to grow each and every year and by 2004, 2500 collector vehicles were on display with 100,000 spectators observing.

It's just a short trip from Mackinaw City.


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Saturday Jun 24th-Jun 25th 2017
Mackinaw City Arts and Craft Show

Beautiful Conkling Heritage Park on South Huron Avenue in Mackinaw City is where you will find this premier Arts & Craft show. The park is located on the waterfront next to the Best Western Plus Dockside.

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 more. EventTime: 10:00 a.m. till 7:00p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00a.m. till 3:00p.m. on Sunday


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Wednesday Jun 28th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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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Sunday Jul 2nd 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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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Tuesday Jul 4th 2017
Mackinaw City Fourth of July

Celebrate an all American 4th of July in Mackinaw City.

Scheduled Events 1pm to 3pm - Enjoy games on the Marina Lawn (Fun for all ages). 9pm to Dusk - Straits Area Concert Band to perform at Conkling Heritage Park. At Dusk - the largest fireworks display in Northern Michigan


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Saturday Jul 8th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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 Jul 8th-Jul 10th 2017
Port Huron to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City

Skippers may choose to race north on Lake Huron from Port Huron, race the 235-mile Shore Line Course up the Michigan coastline or the 290-mile Southampton Course, which directs sailors toward Southampton Ontario, and then to the finish line at Mackinac Island. The race is viewable from Mackinaw City.

The fastest boats will usually finish Sunday evening


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Tuesday Jul 11th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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 Jul 15th-Jul 17th 2017
Chicago to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City

The Chicago Yacht Club is proud to have a longstanding tradition of yachting excellence. The Club's most famous event is the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, which is the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world. Boats will pass under the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City heading East. Perfect view from area hotels like Best Western Dockside, Hamilton Inn Select and Clarion Hotels in Mackinaw City.


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Saturday Jul 15th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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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Tuesday Jul 18th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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 Jul 22nd 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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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Tuesday Jul 25th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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 Jul 29th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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 Jul 29th 2017
Mackinaw Area Historical Festival

Free event. A Day of Historic Fun at Heritage Village.

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society invites everyone to an old-fashioned celebration of summer in Mackinaw City. The event will feature fun, food, music, vintage baseball, and tours of our restored one-room Freedom School and Pest House Infirmary in Mackinaw City. Close to Mackinaw City hotels.


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Tuesday Aug 1st 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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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Tuesday Aug 1st 2017
Mackinaw City Antique Show

Come join us in Mackinaw City for the Antique Show. Area Antique Shops display and sell antiques in Mackinaw City. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Antique Dealers interested in participating in this show and/or to request a contract online, please contact us.


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Friday Aug 4th-Aug 6th 2017
International Ironworkers Festival

The International Ironworker Festival is an annual event held each summer in Mackinaw City. It attracts Ironworkers from across the United States and Canada to compete in friendly competition. It is open to the General Public, although only Ironworkers and Retirees can compete in the skilled events. These events include knot tying, rod tying, rivet toss, spud throw, column climb (Field Event), and the World Championship Column Climb. Come join us for a fun filled weekend!


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Saturday Aug 5th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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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Monday Aug 7th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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 12th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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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Tuesday Aug 15th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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 19th 2017
Music in Mackinaw

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
Music in Mackinaw

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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Friday Aug 25th-Aug 26th 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-Aug 27th 2017
Mackinaw City 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
59th 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
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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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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Friday Sep 22nd-Sep 23rd 2017
Mackinaw City Micro Brew & Wine Festival

Beer & Wine Festival in Heritage Park featuring live music.


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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
8th 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 14th-Oct 15th 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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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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Saturday Oct 28th 2017
Great Turtle Trail Run

Mackinaw City Great Turtle Trail Run

This year marks the 22nd running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have a capacity of 3,500 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season. All who register will enjoy special race features – commemorative medals, a race apparel in Great Turtle fashion, special Halloween events for adults and kids, great end

2017 Mackinac Island Trio Series! Register for all three races and you will receive a special Mackinac Island Trio Series medal. This will be a separate medal from the other finisher's medals you will receive at the completion of all three races, and will only be awarded following the Great Turtle Half Marathon. Registration for the 2017 Mackinac Island Trio Series will open in January of 2017. FREE Race Photos! This year we are offering FREE race photos to all of our participants. After the race, you can visit the Photos page and browse through all of the photos taken at the race. You will be able to download as many photos as you want for free!


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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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