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May, 2016

May 28

Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run

Gear Up for an Active Summer with the 13th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Day Bridge Run!  Being one of the only two unique opportunities of the year runners are allowed to run the "Mighty Mac" will be this year on May 28, ... more

May 30

Memorial Day Observance

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

June, 2016

Jun 01

Michigan Governor’s Summer Tours Begin

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 1 to August 31. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer ... more

Jun 03 - Jun 12

68th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

he 10-day celebration is the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. A celebration that blends the Island’s historic varieties of lilacs – many of which were brought here during the Colonial era; ... more

Jun 11

Dog and Pony Parade

he big canine event each season starts with the Epona and Barkus Parade which celebrates Mackinac’s dogs & ponies as well as involving their vacationing canine friends on the Saturday before Father’s Day the Lilac Festival Grand ... more

Jun 12

Lilac 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 and Darold ... more

July, 2016

Jul 03

Pink Pony Fourth of July Sailboat Race

This annual event, 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 plaque awarded to all participating boats. There is no entry fee. The awards party is held ... more

Jul 04

Mackinac Island’s Star Spangled Fourth

Mackinac Island’s Star Spangled Fourth Celebrate America’s Independence on Mackinac Island. Patriotic fun in oh so many ways … visit Fort Mackinac for the 38 Gun Salute, Soldier demonstrations, dancing, canon firing and ... more

Jul 04

4th of July Stone Skipping Tournament

Join beginners and experts this 4th of July as the annual stone skipping tournament returns to Mackinac Island. Hang out along the shores of Lake Huron by Windermere Point and gather stones or bring your own. All are welcome to participate or ... more

Jul 09

Round Island Lighthouse Open House

The Round Island Light, also known as the “Old Round Island Point Lighthouse” is a lighthouse located on the west shore of Round Island in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. ... more

Jul 16 - Jul 18

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 only ... more

Jul 23

Vintage Baseball Game

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 Michigan! Learn an old-fashioned ... more

Jul 23 - Jul 25

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. Moreover, each year the Mac ... more

Jul 27

Round the Island Sailboat Race

Mackinac Island Yacht Club will be hosting the Eighth Annual Chicago Mac Race Week – Round the Island Race. This regatta will always be on Wednesday following the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.   ... more

August, 2016

Aug 07

2016 Mackinac Island Horse Show

The annual Mackinac Island Horse Show will be held August 7, 2016. More details to come. Keep checking!events/c89w for ... more

Aug 12 - Aug 13

Wawashkamo National Hickory Stick Classic

Friday August 12th Complimentary Practice Rounds Golf Carts are Extra Tee times available between 8:00 am & 1:30 pm ... more

Aug 13

Icebreaker Mackinaw

The United States Coast Guard ICEBREAKER MACKINAW WAGB-83,  known as the “Queen of the Great Lakes”, was built as part of the war effort during World War II to meet the heavy demands of war materials and transportation during the ... more

Aug 13

Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta

This  annual regatta is sponsored by Mission Point Resort.   This race course will be a fun venue, racing from the Mackinac Island Harbor, to the Mackinac Bridge and back.   Mission Point will be ... more

September, 2016

Sep 03

Horn’s 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 ... more

Sep 10

Eight Mile Run & Walk

Join us for the 46th 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, 2016

Oct 08

Fall Colors Bridge Run

Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the Mackinac Bridge and all its Fall splendor!  This race in its 8th year; promises to be one you won't forget ~ it is only one of two chances for a unique opportunity to run ... more

Oct 14 - Oct 16

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

his retreat includes enrichment sessions on health, nutrition, exercise and more. Utilize the weekend to take care of yourself with time for reflection and exercise. It’s the perfect time to take in the beauty of the island. Enjoy a hike, ... more

Oct 21 - Oct 23

Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend

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 Christianity, it was changed to Halloween and remains a joyous time of ... more

Oct 22

Great Turtle Half Marathon

This year marks the 21st 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

May 28

Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run

Gear Up for an Active Summer with the 13th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Day Bridge Run!  Being one of the only two unique ...

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