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June, 2020

Jun 05 - Jun 13

72nd Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 5 - 14, 2020. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen, Lilac Festival 10K, horse-drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, walking tours, Mackinac Island Dog ... more

Jun 06

4th Annual Mackinac Island Vintage Bike Ride and Show

June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm The outer perimeter of the island is mostly flat and very scenic. Bring your classic bike, rat rod, or custom build and come enjoy the fun! Great fun for riders of all ages and abilities on beautiful Mackinac ... more

Jun 06

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K Run & Walk

Join over 1,100 participants to kick off the Lilac Festival with a scenic 10K through downtown, Island interior and shoreline! Find out more ... more

Jun 06

Lilac Festival Cornhole Tournament

June 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mackinac Island Tourism and Michigan Cornhole Association are partnering up for a fun day filled with cornhole, plenty of food and beverages, and an all around great time at the 2020 Mackinac Island Lilac ... more

Jun 14

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 and Jamie Andress – Islanders and direct descendants of Chief Mackinac along with Don and Darold ... more

Jun 19 - Jun 22

Pirate Cruise

Jun 19 - Jun 22 · Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Shiver me timbers, it's a pirate ship! Avast ye! All hands on deck fer' fun aboard th' "GOOD FORTUNE" fer' evening Pirate Cruises under the Mackinac Bridge or ... more

Jun 19 - Sep 04

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise - Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City Dock #1, 801 S Huron Ave. Mackinaw City, MI 49701 Enjoy our famous fireworks Cruise out of Mackinaw City every FRIDAY night from June 19th through September 4th, 2020. Departing from Mackinaw City Dock #1, 801 S Huron Ave. ... more

Jun 27 - Sep 05

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise - St Ignace

St Ignace Dock #1, 253 S State St. St Ignace, MI 49781 Enjoy our famous fireworks Cruise out of St Ignace Dock #1, 253 S State St. St Ignace, MI 49781 every SATURDAY night June 27th – September 5th, 2020 departing at 9:00 pm in June and ... more

July, 2020

Jul 04

W.T. Rabe Stone Skipping Competition

July 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Amateur competition starts at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public. Pro Division competition starts at noon. Come join in the ... more

Jul 04

Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4, 2020 @ 10:00 pm Fireworks begin at dusk! Grab a spot on the West side of the Island, near the boardwalk, Windermere Point or Mackinac Island Public School. Always a festive ... more

Jul 11 - Jul 13

Bayview 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 only ... more

Jul 18

Vintage Base Ball at Fort Mackinac

July 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm A vintage game of “base ball” 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 ... more

Jul 18 - Jul 20

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.‚Ä®For more information please ... more

August, 2020

Aug 21 - Sep 06

Pirate Cruise

Aug 21 - Sep 6 · Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Shiver me timbers, it's a pirate ship! Avast ye! All hands on deck fer' fun aboard th' "GOOD FORTUNE" fer' evening Pirate Cruises under the Mackinac Bridge or sail ... more

Aug 28 - Aug 29

2020 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival celebrates the island’s most famous treat and features a number of fudge-related, fun, family events! Activities include fudge-making demonstrations, The Great Turtle Slow Bike Ride, fudge inspired dinners ... more

Aug 29

Fudge Festival Cornhole Tournament

August 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mackinac Island Tourism and Michigan Cornhole Association are partnering up for a fun day filled with cornhole, plenty of food and beverages, and an all around great time at the 2020 Mackinac Island Fudge ... more

Aug 30 - Sep 01

The Grand Garden Show

Celebrate the beauty of flowers while you surround yourself with the rich history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. Listen, learn and ... more

September, 2020

Sep 04 - Sep 06

Grand Hotel Labor Day Jazz Festival

Visit www.grandhotel.com to find out ... more

Sep 12

50th Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run & Walk

Race the Island perimeter for the 50th year of this exciting and scenic summer-ending event.  Over 2000 participants expected! Find out more ... more

October, 2020

Oct 23 - Oct 24

Halloween Weekend

The last weekend in October closes out the season on Mackinac Island. On Saturday, join us to celebrate Halloween with the Great Turtle Trail Run, trick-or-treating for kids through downtown shops, and Halloween costume parties for adults ... more

Oct 24

Mackinac island great turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 mile Run/Walk

Travel the trails in the largest race on Mackinac Island!  2500 participants expected for our 25th year! Click here for more ... more

Jun 07

72nd Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

Jun 05 - Jun 13

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 5 - 14, 2020. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen, ...

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