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June, 2017

Jun 09

Lilac Festival FREE Farm Bureau Family Fun Playground at Windermere

Climb, crawl, squeeze, slide, and color your way to a fun start during the Lilac Festival! Free Family Fun Area located at Windermere Point. There is fun for kids and adults of all ages. Be sure to stop by and color your way around Mackinac on our ... more

Jun 09

Daily Local Artist Show

Time (Friday) 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Murray Hotel, 7260 Main Street, Mackinac Island ... more

Jun 09

Sip N' Sail with DJ Mike Williford

Enjoy a memorable evening savoring the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac while sipping on your favorite beverage. Lively background music, scenic views & romantic ambiance, no extra charge. Tickets are$25/person at SipnSailcruises.com Time ... more

Jun 09

Sip N' Sail @ Sunset with DJ Mike Williford

Reserve a front row pass to a Lake Michigan Sunset! Watch as mother nature paints vibrant colors across the canvas of the Straits.  Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage and listening to ... more

Jun 10

Lilac Festival FREE Farm Bureau Family Fun Playground

Come jump, climb, crawl, squeeze, slide, and color your way to a fun start during the Lilac Festival Free Family Fun Area located at Windermere Point. There will be fun for kids and adults of all ages. Be sure to stop by and color your way around ... more

Jun 10

Lilac Festival 10k Run/Walk

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 downhill, through the wooded-center of the Island. The last leg of the race is on the ... more

Jun 10

Daily Local Artist Show

Time (Saturday) 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Murray Hotel, 7260 Main Street, Mackinac Island MI ... more

Jun 10

Bloody Mary Bridge Cruise with Gabi Bowditch

Start your day with a serene, relaxing sail under the Mackinac Bridge enjoying a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or beverage of your choice. $25/person ticket at SipnSailcruises.com includes your first drink, LIVE entertainment by Gabi Bowditch and plenty of ... more

Jun 10

Mission Point's Purple Pig Roast

Mission Point Resort celebrates Mackinac Island’s Famous Lilac Festival with the Purple Pig Roast.  Enjoy delicious food along with lilac lemonade, lilac inspired cocktails, and craft beer flights.  Live music. Located on the ... more

Jun 10

Coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen

We welcome the Lilac Festival Queen and her Court with Mayor Doud and other community members at Windermere Point (rain location Windermere Hotel). Time (Saturday) 5:00 pm Windermere Point, 7485 Main Street, Mackinac ... more

Jun 10

Michigan Craft Beer Cruise with Charlie Reager

It’s a Microbrew Mutiny! Enjoy some of Michigan’s finest craft brews while listening to the songs of local musician Charlie Reager. Board a landlubber, leave a pirate! Amazing photo opportunities and fun! $25/person at ... more

Jun 10

Lilac Festival - Dancing in the Streets

Learn Country Line Dancing with the West Michigan Bootscooters, located in front of the Stuart House Museum on Market St. Everyone is welcome at this free event! Find out more about Lilac Festival here. Time (Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm In ... more

Jun 10

Sin 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

Jun 10

Lilac Festival 10k Run or Walk

Registration for the 2017 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 downhill, ... more

Jun 10

Bloody Mary Bridge Cruise - Gabi Bowditch

Start your day with a serene, relaxing sail under the Mackinac Bridge enjoying a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or beverage of your choice. $25/person ticket at SipnSailcruises.com includes your first drink, LIVE entertainment by Gabi Bowditch and plenty of ... more

Jun 10

Lil Lilac Run/Walk

A fabulous run/walk in the school yard. $10 per person, Mackinac Island Schoolyard. (Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Location Mackinac Island Public ... more

Jun 10

Mission Point - Purple Pig Roast

Mission Point Resort celebrates Mackinac Island’s Famous Lilac Festival with the Purple Pig Roast.  Enjoy delicious food along with lilac lemonade, lilac inspired cocktails, and craft beer flights.  Live music. Located on the ... more

Jun 10

Walking Tour with Lilac Expert

Learn about Mackinac’s lilacs and how to care for yours with Hort Farm lilac curator and nationally recognized lilac expert, Jeff Young. Meets at the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau office across from Star Line Dock #1. (Saturday) 1:00 pm - ... more

Jun 10

Michigan Beer and Wine Tasting

Featuring wines from Black Star Farms and Good Harbor along with Michigan Craft Beers. Cost: $10 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Location Mission Point Resort Lawn 6633 Main St, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

Jun 10

Cannonball BBQ Hayride

Take a meandering hayride from downtown to British Landing for a relaxed dinner on the shoreline at the Cannonball Drive Inn, a tradition since 1905. Tickets are $48 plus tax and 18% gratuity. Call for reservations: (906) 847-0932 (Saturday) ... more

Jun 10

Craft Beer Cruise with Charlie Reager

It’s a Microbrew Mutiny! Enjoy some of Michigan’s finest craft brews while listening to the songs of local musician Charlie Reager. Board a landlubber, leave a pirate! Amazing photo opportunities and fun! $25/person at ... more

Jun 10

Sin N' Sail at 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

Jun 11

Lilac Festival FREE Farm Bureau Family Fun Playground

Come jump, climb, crawl, squeeze, slide, and color your way to a fun start during the Lilac Festival Free Family Fun Area located at Windermere Point. There will be fun for kids and adults of all ages. Be sure to stop by and color your way around ... more

Jun 11

Lilac Festival FREE Farm Bureau Family Fun Playground Hours Vary Daily

Come jump, climb, crawl, squeeze, slide, and color your way to a fun start during the Lilac Festival Free Family Fun Area located at Windermere Point. There will be fun for kids and adults of all ages. Be sure to stop by and color your way around ... more

Jun 11

Lilac Festival - Walking Tour with Lilac Expert

Learn about Mackinac’s lilacs and how to care for yours with Hort Farm lilac curator and nationally recognized lilac expert, Jeff Young. Meets at the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau office across from Star Line Ferry. Learn more about Lilac ... more

Jun 11

Great Turtle Voyage with Pete Kehoe

Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water.  Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera, favorite beverage and LIVE music by Pete Kehoe from the decks of the Isle Royale Queen III. Other sights ... more

Jun 11

Great Turtle Voyage - Pete Kehoe

Experience the natural beauty of Mackinac Island from the water.  Appreciate the spectacular panorama of the Island with your camera, favorite beverage and LIVE music by Pete Kehoe from the decks of the Isle Royale Queen III. Other sights ... more

Jun 12

Bourbon under the Bridge with Pete Kehoe

Sail under the mighty Mackinac Bridge while sipping on bourbon or your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar.   A perfect night out with friends, family or special date listening to LIVE music by local favorite Pete Kehoe.  ... more

Jun 12

Sip N' Sail - Sunset with Pete Kehoe

Reserve a front row pass to a Lake Michigan Sunset! Watch as mother nature paints vibrant colors across the canvas of the Straits.  Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage and listening to ... more

Jun 13

Pink Pony Beer Tasting

Journey around Michigan through beer in 120 minutes at the famous Pink Pony. Prices vary. Located at the Chippewa Hotel. (Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Pink Pony 7221 Main Street, Mackinac Island, Michigan, ... more

Jun 13

Sip N' Sail Sunset - DJ Mike Williford

Reserve a front row pass to a Lake Michigan Sunset! Watch as mother nature paints vibrant colors across the canvas of the Straits.  Sail under the impressive span of the Mackinac Bridge while sipping on your favorite beverage and listening to ... more

Jun 14

Beer Tasting at the Draught House

Mackinac Island’s newest watering hole features 200 beers from around the globe on draught. Prices vary. Star Line Dock at Main Street. (Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location Star Line Dock on Mackinac Island 7271 Main Street, ... more

July, 2017

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 will be ... more

Jul 06

Music in the Park

Free! Every Thursday at 7 PM from June 22- August 17 in Marquette Park. Click here for lineup details Time (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location Marquette ... more

Jul 07

Market Street Art Walk

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Artists and shops will be displaying their latest collections with music, food & beverages to accompany your walk. Time (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location Market ... more

Jul 12

Watercolor Painting Introductory Classes

Everything for this class is supplied and the classes are hosted at the Manoogian Art Museum. This is a good way to try watercolor painting without investing in any supplies. It’s a wonderful way to spend an evening of your vacation on ... more

Jul 19

Chicago Mac Week - Round the Island Race

Time All Day (Wednesday) Location Mackinac Island Yacht Club 7006 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI ... more

August, 2017

Aug 03

Music in the Park

Free! Every Thursday at 7 PM from June 22- August 17 in Marquette Park. Click here for lineup details Time (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location Marquette ... more

Aug 04

Market Street Art Walk

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Artists and shops will be displaying their latest collections with music, food & beverages to accompany your walk. Time (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location Market ... more

Aug 10

Music in the Park

Free! Every Thursday at 7 PM from June 22- August 17 in Marquette Park. Click here for lineup details Time (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location Marquette ... more

Aug 11

National Hickory Stick Classic Golf Tournament

One of Michigan’s ‘Most Historic Golf Courses’ – Wawashkamo Golf Club on Mackinac Island will honor the history of golf with its Annual National Hickory Stick Tournament August 11th and 12th and ‘The Golf Ball’ ... more

Aug 11

Market Street Art Walk

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Artists and shops will be displaying their latest collections with music, food & beverages to accompany your walk. Time (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location Market ... more

Aug 12

Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta

You are invited to participate in the “Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta” to be held Saturday, August 12, 2017. This race is an annual regatta sponsored by Mission Point Resort and Mackinac Island Yacht Club. The race course will be a ... more

Aug 14

National Hickory Stick Classic Golf Tournament and ‘The Golf Ball’ Gala

One of Michigan’s ‘Most Historic Golf Courses’ – Wawashkamo Golf Club on Mackinac Island will honor the history of golf with its Annual National Hickory Stick Tournament August 11th and 12th and ‘The Golf Ball’ ... more

Aug 21

Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling

Picture yourself painting around the manicured grounds of Mission Point Resort as you record memories of your idyllic two days on beautiful Mackinac Island. I will teach you techniques to record and keep your memories in your own illustrated ... more

Aug 24

27Wheelmen Group On Mackinac

The Wheelmen is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured prior to 1918, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. ... more

September, 2017

Sep 01

Market Street Art Walk

Stroll along Market Street as the day turns into evening. Artists and shops will be displaying their latest collections with music, food & beverages to accompany your walk. (Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location Market ... more

Sep 02

Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta 

The annual Horns Bar Labor Day Regatta takes racers through the round the Island course. It is a fun event open to sailboats of all classes. There is no entry fee. The awards ceremony and party will be held immediately following the race at ... more

Sep 09

Eight Mile Run & WalkCost

Join us for the 47th 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

October, 2017

Oct 20

21All DayWomen's Wellness And a Wee Bit 'O Wine Weekend

Celebrate friendships and healthy living on beautiful Mackinac Island. Island walks, yoga sessions, spa treatments, great food, fabulous shopping, wine tasting and more! Weekend tickets available for $75 at www.mynorth.com. Our keynote speaker is ... more

Oct 28

Great Turtle Half Marathon

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 ... more

Jun 09

Lilac Festival FREE Farm Bureau Family Fun Playground at Windermere

Climb, crawl, squeeze, slide, and color your way to a fun start during the Lilac Festival! Free Family Fun Area located at Windermere Point. There ...

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