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July, 2014

Jul 19 - Jul 22

Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac

Starts: July 19, 2014 Ends: July 22, 2014 This is known as 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 ... more

Jul 22

Water Colors With Mary Lou Peters

Starts: July 22, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm Location: Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Museum Mary Lou Peters, Northern Michigan artist, will teach a class on watercolor painting. The art workshops series takes place at ... more

Jul 24

Music In Tthe Park With Hawks And Owls

Starts: July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Marquette Park Bruce Ling is a River-side mystic, eloquent story teller and passionate caretaker of America’s collection of traditional music. He performs songs and stories passed on from ... more

Jul 29 - Jul 30

Jewelry: PMC Silver Workshop With Rosemary Gould

Starts: July 29, 2014 Ends: July 30, 2015 Location: Richard & Jane Manoogian Island Art Museum Make two pieces of silver jewelry in two evenings with artist Rosemary Gould, Precious Metal Clay, a pliable, putty-like compound ... more

Jul 31

Music In The Park With Karisa Wilson And Ensemble

Starts: July 31, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Marquette Park Karisa writes and performs a blend of Indie pop, jazz and blues. She’s also a classically trained violinist who brings to the stage a wide variety of music.  The summer ... more

August, 2014

Aug 07

Music At The Center For The Arts With Lindsay Lou And The Flatbelly’s

Starts: August 7, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Mackinac Island Center for the Arts Hailing from all corners of the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys are giving a nod to American traditional music, while ... more

Aug 08 - Aug 09

Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse

Starts: August 8, 2014 Ends: August 9, 2014 Location: Mackinac Island On Mackinac Island the horse is king. The two day festival celebrates these magnificent animals. Events include stable tours of the historic Victorian era barns ... more

Aug 12

Outdoor Photography With Steven Blair

Starts: August 12, 2014 Location: Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Museum Join professional photographer, Steven Blair on an exciting discovery of light through the lens. Bring a camera and walk around beautiful ... more

Aug 22 - Aug 23

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

Starts: August 22, 2014 Ends: August 23, 2014 Time: 12:00am - 11:00pm Location: Mackinac Island While fudge was not invented on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island’s fudge has become the most popular fudge in America. This festival ... more

Aug 29 - Aug 31

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Starts: August 29, 2014 Ends: September 1, 2014 Location: Grand Hotel Jazz music and Grand Hotel, two American classics, join together every year for a very memorable and musical weekend.  Each year Grand Hotel welcomes the artistic ... more

Aug 30

Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta

Starts: August 30, 2014 12:00am Location: Mackinac Island yacht Club Mackinac Island Yacht Club presents the Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta Around the Island Race.  All sailboats invited, family fun event! Awards ceremony to follow ... more

September, 2014

Sep 06

Mackinac Island September Eight Mile Run/Walk

Starts: September 6, 2014 Runners and walkers will gather at Mission Point Resort to run and walk the 8 mile perimeter of Mackinac Island. Participants will begin the race by traveling past Victorian homes, the boat harbor and a myriad of shops ... more

October, 2014

Oct 04

Mackinac Island Bridal Show at Mission Point Resort

Starts: October 4, 2014 Cost: $10 Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. At Mackinac Island Bridal Show, you, your fiancé and your families will meet face to face with industry experts who will guide you through the details of the ... more

Oct 10 - Oct 12

Ballroom Dancing Weekend at Grand Hotel

Starts: October 10, 2014 Ends: October 12, 2014 Location: Grand Hotel Features dancing in two rooms to The Grand Hotel Orchestra and the Jan Garber Orchestra. Dance instructors will be on hand to help refine your moves. Includes a full ... more

Oct 17 - Oct 19

Murder Mystery Weekend at Grand Hotel

Starts: October 17, 2014 Ends: October 19, 2014 Location: Grand Hotel Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel. During the Murder Mystery Weekend, you’ll encounter twists and turns around every ... more

Oct 17 - Oct 19

Women’s Wellness and a Wee Bit ‘O Wine Weekend

Caught in the maelstrom of daily life, we tend to forget which is more important—getting the day’s jobs done or cultivating our health, wellness and happiness.  Choose the latter as you join friends, family and other women to ... more

Oct 24 - Oct 26

Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend

Starts: October 24, 2014 12:00am Ends: October 26, 2014 11:00pm In the celtic world, Samhain marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new year or winter and a time to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead. With the rise of ... more

Oct 24 - Oct 26

Somewhere in Time Weekend at Grand Hotel

Starts: October 24, 2014 Ends: October 26, 2014 Location: Grand Hotel Somewhere In Time was filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979 and released in 1980. This special weekend includes a screening of the film, discussions of ... more

Oct 25

Great Turtle Half Marathon and 5.7 Mile Run/Walk

Starts: October 25, 2014 11:30am - 2:00pm This year marks the 19th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. Join over 2000 participants who run and walk the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the ... more

Oct 26

Close the Grand

Every year, Grand Hotel offers their “Close the Grand” package where guests get a behind the scenes view of what it takes to close Grand Hotel each season. Snooping in encouraged, wine cellars and pantries are cleaned out for ... more

Jul 22

Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac

Jul 19 - Jul 22

Starts: July 19, 2014 Ends: July 22, 2014 This is known as the world’s longest freshwater sailing event and is recognized as one of the ...

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