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May, 2015

May 04

Fort Mackinac Opens for the Season

Fort Mackinac opens for the 2015 Season! Admission ticket required. Venue: Fort Mackinac (231) 436-4100 Address: 7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI, United States, 49757 Please visit Fort Mackinac online for more ... more

May 16

Bike Bash Zoo-De-Mack - May 16 to May 17

Join four thousand bikers as they make their way from Boyne Highlands to Cross Village then to Mackinac Island. No professional cycling experience needed and this is not a race. Starts at Boyne and ends on Mackinac Island with a break ... more

May 25

Memorial Day Observance

Memorial Day Observance, Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery 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 ... more

June, 2015

Jun 03

Michigan Governor’s Summer Tours Begin

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer Residence ... more

Jun 05 - Jun 14

66th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

66th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival June 5-14, 2015 The 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 ... more

Jun 06

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

Michigan Governor’s Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor’s Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor’s summer Residence ... more

Jun 11

28th Annual A Taste of Mackinac

28th Annual A Taste of Mackinac A Taste of Mackinac is the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival’s biggest culinary picnic styled luncheon on the lawn of the stately Harbour View Inn. Island chefs come together to meet and greet while ... more

Jun 13

Dog and Pony Parade

The 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 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 & Jamie Andress-Islanders and direct descendants of Chief Mackinac along with Don and Darold ... more

Jun 18

Music in the Park

With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for ... more

Jun 23

Workshops at the Museum - Drawing

Born and educated in Michigan, Bill Murcko is a nationally recognized and awarded portrait artist. In this workshop you will learn drawing and observation techniques working from the view of the boats in the harbor as you create your own drawings ... more

Jun 30

Workshop at the Museum- Kids Day!

Bring the kids to paint, draw or color on their own canvas to take home. Each canvas has been printed with the iconic image of Round Island light house and a sailboat. All materials provided. Kids 12 and under must be ... more

July, 2015

Jul 04

Star Spangled Fourth of July at Fort Mackinac

The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting. It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period, performances of patriotic music, and Victorian ... more

Jul 05

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 05

Pink Pony 4th of July 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 ... more

Jul 10

Around the Island Cruise

Step aboard the Anna May and cruise around Mackinac Island with live music!  Limited concession stand available.  Visitors may bring their own spirits, no glass bottles please.  The cruises will depart at 6:00 PM and reservations ... more

Jul 11

Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac - July 11 to July 14

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 an invariable part of their summer. ... more

Jul 14

Outdoor Photography -Workshops at the Museum

Join professional photographer, Steven Blair on an exciting discovery of light through the lens. Bring your camera and walk around beautiful Mackinac Island as he shares his knowledge and instructs on how to take stunning photographs. Focusing ... more

Jul 15

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 ... more

Jul 15

Watercolor - Workshops at the Museum

If you’ve always wanted to try watercolor painting, here’s your chance. Come for two and a half hours, make no investment in supplies. We will furnish everything you need—paints, brushes, and paper. No drawing or painting ... more

Jul 18

Bell’s Beer Bayview - Mackinac Race - July 18 to July 20

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 22

Workshops at the Museum- Plein Air Painting

Lean how to paint Plein Air on beautiful Mackinac. Students will paint outdoors, capturing the early evening light and color. Through guidence, students will learn to use their own voice, exploring how the use of color, bold shapes and strong ... more

Jul 25

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 29

Workshops at the Museum- Jewelry - July 28 to July 29

Make two pieces of silver jewelry in two evenings, even if you have never worked with silver before! The magic is PMC, Precious Metal Clay, a pliable, putty-like compound containing pure silver powder.  In the first evening, you will learn ... more

August, 2015

Aug 08

Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta

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

Aug 21

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival - August 21 to August 23

While fudge was not invented on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island’s fudge has become the most popular fudge in America. This festival celebrate the creamy goodness with events such as Dining Under the Influence of Fudge, Fudge on the Rocks, ... more

Aug 28

Festival of the Horse - Mackinac Island - August 28 to August 29

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association holds an annual Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse to celebrate the horse’s role on the island. All events will take place at the Michigan Horse Council Arena located beneath the Grand Hotel ... more

May 04

Fort Mackinac Opens for the Season

Fort Mackinac opens for the 2015 Season! Admission ticket required. Venue: Fort Mackinac (231) 436-4100 Address: 7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac ...

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