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May, 2019

May 04

3rd Annual Derby Party at 1852 Grill Room

Ladies & gentlemen pack your Derby Duds for an evening of Juleps & Jockeys. Cheer for your choice thoroughbred on your favorite equine-filled island. Island House Hotel opens just in time for the 3rd Annual Derby Day Soiree in the ... more

May 11

Fort 2 Fort 5-Mile Challange

Join this fun 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. ... more

May 31

Mission Point Resort Island Reset

Island Reset, May 31 - June 3, 2019 We all know that we can’t achieve successful lifestyle changes overnight and this is the perfect opportunity to take a “time out” and renew the importance of your overall well ... more

June, 2019

Jun 07 - Jun 16

71st Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 7 through 16, 2019. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and ... more

Jun 08

Lilac Festival 10KM Run/Walk

Registration for the 2019 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 13

Tasts 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 be ... more

Jun 16

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 and ... more

July, 2019

Jul 04

W.T. Rabe Stone Skipping Tournament

Amateur competition starts at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. July 4th at Windermere Point ... 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! ... more

Jul 13

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 20 - Jul 21

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

August, 2019

Aug 23 - Aug 25

2019 Mackinac Island Fude 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

September, 2019

Sep 07

Eight Mile Run & Walk

Event Details Join 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 to a ... more

October, 2019

Oct 05

Macktoberfest at Ice House BBQ

What do you get when you celebrate a classic Bavarian festival – Mackinac Island style…. Macktoberfest! Gals pack your dirndl and guys grab your lederhosen for an evening of an old-fashioned stein hoisting, ... more

Oct 26

Great Turtle Trail Run & Half Marathon

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 26

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Through Downtown

3:30pm to 5:30pm on Main ... more

May 04

3rd Annual Derby Party at 1852 Grill Room

Ladies & gentlemen pack your Derby Duds for an evening of Juleps & Jockeys. Cheer for your choice thoroughbred on your favorite ...

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