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April, 2018

Apr 26

Season Opens!

The 2018 Mackinac Island season official opens today! The Island lodging, shops and restaurans begin opening this ... more

May, 2018

May 03

Fort Mackinac Opens

Fort Mackinac opens for the 2018 season! Hours of operation are 9am - 7pm. Tickets available at Fort Mackinac. $12/Adult; $7/Youth ... more

May 04 - May 06

Mackinac Craft Beer WeekendAt the Pink Pony

The annual Craft Beer Weekend at the Pink Pony. Overnight packages available at the Chippewa Hotel and Lilac Tree Suites & Spa. Tickets available at www.ChippewaHotel.com Click here for more information and to plan your weekend. May 4 ... more

May 05

Derby Party at Seabiscuit Cafe

It’s the “Run for the Roses” at the famous equestrian themed cafe! Trot in for Derby dining & drink specials. Prizes for biggest hat, best dressed and more. Free admission! See you ... more

May 12

NEW Fort 2 Fort 5K Race

Join this brand-new race on Mackinac Island! The race starts with a blast of the rifles at Fort Mackinac at 9:00 a.m., takes a winding route up to Fort Holmes, and back down to a finish behind Fort Mackinac next to the scout barracks. Click ... more

May 18

Sip N' Sail @ Sunset with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

May 19

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

May 25

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

May 26

Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Macki-nac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

May 28

Memorial Day ObservationFort Mackinac Post Cemetery

A brief and informal Memorial Day observance to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Mackinac, march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the ... more

May 31

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

June, 2018

Jun 01

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Jun 02

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 03

Great Turtle Voyage with Myk RiseSip N' Sail Cruises

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Jun 05

Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Macki-nac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Jun 06

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer Residence ... more

Jun 06

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Macki-nac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 07

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Macki-nac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 08

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 8 through 17, 2018. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen ... more

Jun 08

"Stop & Smell the Flowers" - Lilac Festival Event @ Mary's Bistro Draught House

Featuring floral-based cocktails, garnished with different flowers that complement floral-based liquor. Live music each night. June 8 (Friday) - June 10 (Sunday) Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 08

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Jun 08

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 08

Draught House Live Entertainment

Featuring live music by local talent Paul Bedour June 8 (Friday) 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 09

Lilac Festival 10k Run/Walk

Registration for the 2018 Lilac 10K Run & Walk will be available soon! The race will begin heading East with a run or walk through historic downtown Mackinac Island, turning onto a challenging uphill, flattening out to a slight ... more

Jun 09

Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bridge Cruise

Enjoy the perfect Bloody Mary or Mimosa while taking in the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac and cruising under the Mackinac Bridge.  Ticket price includes your first drink, relaxing tunes with Gabi Bowditch and plenty of pure ... more

Jun 09

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer. Board a landlubber, leave a ... more

Jun 09

Outdoor Music - Ice House BBQ

Live music with local talent Paul Bedour located behind Island House Hotel. June 9 (Saturday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Ice House 6966 Main Street Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 09

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 09

Draught House Live Entertainment

Featuring live music by local talent Paul Bedour. June 9 (Saturday) 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 10

Great Turtle Voyage with Duo Michelle Chenard and Pete KehoeSip N' Sail Cruises

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Jun 10

Draught House Live Entertainment

Live music at Mary’s Bistro Draught House June 10 (Sunday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 11

Draught House Live Entertainment

Featuring live music with local talent Paul Bedour June 11 (Monday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mary's Bistro Draught ... more

Jun 11

Sip n’ Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 12

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Music ... more

Jun 12

Draught House Live Entertainment with Paul Bedour

Featuring live music with local talent Paul Bedour June 12 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 12

Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Macki-nac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 13

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jun 13

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Wixie Harrington

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jun 13

Draught House Live Entertainment with Paul Bedour

Featuring live music with local talent Paul Bedour June 13 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 14

Taste of Mackinac

Don’t miss the culinary event of the summer! Island chefs come together to meet and greet while sharing their creations. Tickets include buffet styled food, drinks by Coca Cola and Starbucks as well as craft beers, Michigan wines (must ... more

Jun 14

Draught House Live Entertainment

Live music at Mary’s Bistro Draught House June 14 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 14

Bell’s and Upper Hand Breweries Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Bell’s and Upper Hand breweries finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some ... more

Jun 15

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from June to ... more

Jun 15

"Stop & Smell the Hops" IPA Weekend - Mary's Bistro Draught House

Featuring IPAs from a variety of hop profiles. Live music each night. June 15 (Friday) – June 17 (Sunday) Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 15

15junSip n’ Sail with Sean Moylan

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. ... more

Jun 15

Draught House Live Entertainment - Nick Vasquez

Featuring live music with local talent Nick Vasquez June 15 (Friday) 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 16

"Stop & Smell the Hops" IPA Weekend - Mary's Bistro Draught House

Featuring IPAs from a variety of hop profiles. Live music each night. June 15 (Friday) – June 17 (Sunday) Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 16

Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bridge Cruise

Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bridge Cruise Enjoy the perfect Bloody Mary or Mimosa while taking in the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac and cruising under the Mackinac Bridge.  Ticket price includes your first drink, relaxing tunes ... more

Jun 16

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise with Brian Thomas

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer.  Board a ... more

Jun 16

Outdoor Music - Ice House BBQ with Nick Vasquez

Live music with local talent Nick Vasquez Located behind Island House Hotel. June 16 (Saturday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Ice ... more

Jun 16

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 16

Draught House Live Entertainment -Local talent Nick Vasquez

Featuring live music with local talent Nick Vasquez June 16 (Saturday) 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 17

"Stop & Smell the Hops" IPA Weekend - Mary's Bistro Draught House

Featuring IPAs from a variety of hop profiles. Live music each night. June 15 (Friday) – June 17 (Sunday) Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 17

Parade Day Bloody Mary Bridge Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Enjoy the perfect Bloody Mary while taking in the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac and cruising under the Mackinac Bridge.  Ticket price includes your first drink, relaxing tunes and plenty of pure Mackinac air! Extra Bloody ... more

Jun 17

Lilac Festival Grand Parade

Considered a Local Legacy Event by the United States Library of Congress, this festival finale is led by the family of Don Andress, Carl Andress & Jamie Andress – Islanders and direct descendants of Chief Mackinac along with Don ... more

Jun 17

Draught House Live Entertainment

Featuring live music with local talent Paul Bedour. Begins after Lilac Festival Grand Parade June 17 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mary's Bistro Draught House 7463 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 17

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Chris Calleja

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 17

Sip n’ Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Chris Calleja - Second seating

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 19

Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 20

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jun 20

"Landscapes of Mackinac" Exhibition Awards Ceremony and Reception Juried Art Exhibition

A celebration of the”Landscapes of Mackinac” as captured in art.  This event will feature short comments and light refreshments.  Open to the public at no charge. From the bustling interplay of horses, bicycles, ... more

Jun 21

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 22

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Jun 22

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Michelle Chenard

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 23

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise with Brian Thomas

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer.  Board ... more

Jun 23

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Brian Thomas - Second Seating

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Jun 24

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 25

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Wixie Harrington

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Jun 26

Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 27

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jun 27

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 28

Cowboy Cookout Fundraiser20th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate the 20 years of Mackinac Horsemen’s Association at the annual Cowboy Cookout, featuring Food, Drinks, Raffles, Entertainment and more! This event is free to MHA members and Membership starts at $25.00. Become a ... more

Jun 28

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jun 29

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Jun 29

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer.  Board ... more

Jun 30

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer.  Board ... more

Jun 30

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

July, 2018

Jul 01

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Chris Calleja

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 01

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Chris Calleja

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 02

Sip N’ Sail with Gabi Bowditch

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 02

Sip N’ Sail @ Sunset with Gabi Bowditch

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 03

Pink Pony Fourth of July Sailboat Race

This annual race, sponsored by the Pink Pony and Chippewa Hotel, is open to all sailboats as a jib and main event. This is a fun, family event with a cabin plaque awarded to all boats. There is no entry fee. The party and awards ceremony ... more

Jul 03

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with DJ Mike Williford

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Music ... more

Jul 03

03julSip n’ Sail @ Sunset with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 04

W.T. Rabe Stone Skipping Contest

All Day July 4 (Wednesday) Windemere Point 7498 Main St, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jul 04

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jul 04

Star Spangled Fourth of July Presented by Grand Hotel

The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting. It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period, performances of patriotic music, and Victorian ... more

Jul 04

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Wixie Harrington

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 04

July 4th All American Picnic

Checkered red and white tablecloths spread on the grass of Fort Mackinac’s parade grounds create a patchwork quilt welcoming hungry patriots with Grand Hotel’s all-you-can-eat tangy BBQ baby back ribs, grilled chicken breasts, ... more

Jul 04

4th of July Sip N’ Sail Fireworks with Wixie Harrington

Celebrate summer in the Straits with a fantastic view of the Mackinac Island fireworks. Climb aboard the Isle Royale Queen III, sail in the Straits of Mackinac while enjoying your favorite beverage and viewing a breath-taking Lake Michigan ... more

Jul 04

Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks begin at dusk! Grab a spot on the West side of the Island, near the west side boardwalk, Windermere Point or Mackinac Island Public School. Always a festive display! July (Wednesday) 9:30 pm at Windemere Point 7498 Main St, ... more

Jul 05

Sip n’ Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of ... more

Jul 06

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Jul 06

Bourbon under the Bridge with Pete Kehoe

Enjoy a memorable evening taking in the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac while sailing under the Mighty Mac sipping bourbons or your drink of choice from our fully stocked bar. Unwind with music by local favorite, Pete Kehoe and enjoy ... more

Jul 06

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 07

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Brian Thomas

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 07

Sip N’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 08

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Chimney Rock Band

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Jul 09

July 9th Sip n’ Sail with Wixie Harrington

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 10

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 11

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jul 11

Bell’s Brewery Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Cousin Curtiss

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 12

Upper Hand Brewery Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Cousin Curtiss

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Jul 13

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Jul 14

Bell’s Beer Bayview To Mackinac Race

Since the first Mackinac Race in 1925, Bayview Yacht Club has hosted this spectacular annual fresh water event which has attracted intrepid sailors from around the globe. The first fleet of only nine boats was battered by strong winds and ... more

Jul 14

Bell’s Brewery Pooltime Cruise

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Bell’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer. Board a landlubber, leave a ... more

Jul 14

Sip n’ Sail with Brian Thomas

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 14

Ghastly Mackinac

For most, Fort Mackinac was a desirable station. For others, Fort Mackinac was a dark and gruesome place. We’re highlighting the latter with Ghastly Mackinac, an evening experience showcasing the darker aspects of Fort ... more

Jul 14

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 15

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Michelle Chenard

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Jul 16

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Wixie Harrington

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 16

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 17

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with DJ Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 18

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jul 18

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 19

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 20

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Jul 20

Sip n’ Sail with Pete Kehoe

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 20

Sip N’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 21

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

The world’s longest freshwater sailing event and is recognized as one of the most prestigious sailing races in the world. Today, sailors from Maine to California make this race an invariable part of their summer. For more information ... more

Jul 21

Fort Mackinac Vintage Baseball Game Fort Mackinac Never Sweats vs. Mackinaw City Boys

A vintage game of “baseball” as it was meant to be played, barehanded and by gentlemen’s rules on the old Fort Mackinac ball field behind Fort Mackinac, the oldest continually used ball field in Michigan! Learn an ... more

Jul 21

lSip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Jul 22

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Chris Calleja

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 23

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Wixie Harrington

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 23

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 24

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with DJ Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Jul 25

Chicago Mac Week Round the Island Race

MIYC will be hosting the Eleventh Annual “Chicago Mac Race Week Round the Island Race”. The race is open to all sailboats in the Chicago Mac Race and all boats in the Mackinac area. Immediately following the race, the awards ... more

Jul 25

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jul 25

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 26

Sip n’ Sail Cruise with Paul Bedour

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Jul 26

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 27

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Jul 27

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Sean Moylan

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 28

Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bridge Cruise

Enjoy the perfect Bloody Mary or Mimosa while taking in the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac and cruising under the Mackinac Bridge. Ticket price includes your first drink, relaxing tunes and plenty of pure Mackinac air! Extra Mimosas & ... more

Jul 28

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 29

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Mike Ridley

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. Other ... more

Jul 30

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Jul 31

Sip N’ Sail with DJ Mike Williford

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Music ... more

Jul 31

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with DJ Mike Williford

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

August, 2018

Aug 01

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Aug 01

Ghastly Mackinac

For most, Fort Mackinac was a desirable station. For others, Fort Mackinac was a dark and gruesome place. We’re highlighting the latter with Ghastly Mackinac, an evening experience showcasing the darker aspects of Fort ... more

Aug 01

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Wixie Harrington

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera and favorite beverage from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle Royale Queen III. ... more

Aug 02

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 03

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Aug 03

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 04

War of 1812 Weekend

The first land engagement of the War of 1812 happened at Fort Mackinac. Visit Fort Mackinac August 4 & 5 for weapons demonstrations, walking tours and more. Check back often for more information on this special weekend at Fort ... more

Aug 04

Bell’s Brewery 2 Hour Pool time Cruise with Myk Rise

Whether an afternoon out with friends or a date, this is better than your average happy hour. Featuring Bell’s Brewery Pooltime Ale, Oberon and Two-Hearted Ale along with a fully stocked cash bar with your favorites. Sights ... more

Aug 04

Bell’s Brewery Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Aug 05

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Chimney Rock Band

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera, favorite beverage and lively mu-sic from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle ... more

Aug 05

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 06

War of 1812 Weekend

The first land engagement of the War of 1812 happened at Fort Mackinac. Visit Fort Mackinac August 4 & 5 for weapons demonstrations, walking tours and more. Check back often for more information on this special weekend at Fort ... more

Aug 06

Sip n’ Sail with Wixie Harrington

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Aug 06

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 08

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Aug 08

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Wixie Harrington

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera, favorite beverage and lively music from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle ... more

Aug 09

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Mike Ridley

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera, favorite beverage and lively mu-sic from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle ... more

Aug 10

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Aug 10

Sip n’ Sail with Gabi Bowditch

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Aug 10

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Gabi Bowditch

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 11

Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Macki-nac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Aug 13

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 14

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 15

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Aug 15

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 16

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Aug 17

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Aug 17

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Gabi Bowditch

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 18

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise with Myk Rise

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer and live ... more

Aug 18

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Sean Moylan

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 19

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Chimney Rock Band

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera, favorite beverage and lively music from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle ... more

Aug 20

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 21

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Chris Calleja

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 22

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Aug 22

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Gabi Bowditch

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 23

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy ... more

Aug 24

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ... more

Aug 24

2018 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

The fudge festival features a number of fudge-related events and activities including Fudge Making Demonstrations, The Great Turtle Slow Ride, Fudge inspired dinners and cocktails, The Pioneer Sugar Relay Race, Mackinac Island ... more

Aug 25

2108 Mackinac Isand Fudge Festival-day-2

The fudge festival features a number of fudge-related events and activities including Fudge Making Demonstrations, The Great Turtle Slow Ride, Fudge inspired dinners and cocktails, The Pioneer Sugar Relay Race, Mackinac Island Fudge Beer ... more

Aug 25

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise with Brian Thomas

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer by Brian Thomas! Treat yourself to a great view with some great ... more

Aug 25

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 26

2018 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

The fudge festival features a number of fudge-related events and activities including Fudge Making Demonstrations, The Great Turtle Slow Ride, Fudge inspired dinners and cocktails, The Pioneer Sugar Relay Race, Mackinac Island Fudge Beer ... more

Aug 26

Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Mike Ridley

A special 2-hour tour! Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water. Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera, favorite beverage and lively music from the decks of the classic 81′ Isle ... more

Aug 27

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 28

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Aug 29

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Aug 29

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Michelle Chenard

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 30

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Aug 31

Market Street Art Walk Every Friday (June - August)

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Local artists, galleries and shops will be displaying their latest collections. Music, food & beverages accompany your walk. Free event. Every (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from ... more

Aug 31

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Gabi Bowditch

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

September, 2018

Sep 01

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise

Enjoy happy hour specials featuring some of Michigan’s finest craft brews as you cruise under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge listening to the songs of summer! Treat yourself to a great view with some great beer.  ... more

Sep 02

Bourbon under the Bridge with Pete Kehoe

Enjoy a memorable evening taking in the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac while sailing under the Mighty Mac sipping bourbons or your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar. Unwind with music by local favorite, Pete Kehoe and enjoy ... more

Sep 02

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 02

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 04

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Chris Calleja

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 05

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Sep 06

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature with paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 08

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Sean Moylan

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 09

Eight Mile Run & Walk

Event Details Join us for the 48th running of this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached ... more

Sep 09

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether a night out with friends or date night, this is better than your average happy hour. Live ... more

Sep 10

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 11

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Sep 12

Bell’s Brewery Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington-sept

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 13

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset Cruise with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 14

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 15

Fire at Night: Fort Mackinac Cannon and Rifles

See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to ... more

Sep 15

Fire at Night: Fort Mackinac Cannon and Rifles

See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to ... more

Sep 16

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Myk Rise

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 17

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 18

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 19

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Sean Moylan

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 20

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 21

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 22

Fire at Night: Fort Mackinac Cannon and Rifles

See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to ... more

Sep 22

Sip n’ Sail with Brian Thomas

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar and listening to the songs of summer. Whether an afternoon out with friends or a date, this is better than your average happy ... more

Sep 23

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 26

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 27

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 28

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 29

Fire at Night: Fort Mackinac Cannon and Rifles

See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon ... more

Sep 29

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Sep 30

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Myk Rise

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

October, 2018

Oct 03

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Sean Moylan

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 04

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 05

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 06

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 07

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 08

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 11

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Paul Bedour

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 12

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac ... more

Oct 13

Sip n’ Sail @ Sunset with Brian Thomas

Watch as Mother Nature paints vibrant sunset colors across the canvas of the Straits of Mackinac! There is no better view of this awe-inspiring event than from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. Sail under the impressive span of the ... more

Oct 26

Mackinac Island Halloween Celebrations

Season Sales Many island specialty shops are prepping for winter and bringing out the sale racks. Shop local and enjoy great deals throughout the island! Trick-or-Treating Children’s Trick-or-Treating down Main Street and Market ... more

Oct 27

Mackinac Island Halloween Celebrations

Season Sales Many island specialty shops are prepping for winter and bringing out the sale racks. Shop local and enjoy great deals throughout the island! Trick-or-Treating Children’s Trick-or-Treating down Main Street and Market ... more

Oct 27

Great Turtle Trail Run

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 ... more

Oct 28

Mackinac Island Halloween Celebrations

Season Sales Many island specialty shops are prepping for winter and bringing out the sale racks. Shop local and enjoy great deals throughout the island! Trick-or-Treating Children’s Trick-or-Treating down Main Street and ... more

September, 2019

Sep 08

Eight Mile Run & Walk

Join the 48th running of this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached by ferry. Step back in time ... more

Apr 26

Season Opens!

The 2018 Mackinac Island season official opens today! The Island lodging, shops and restaurans begin opening this ...

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