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Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 2 – 4, 2020

Grand Hotel - Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. The Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra is one of the top dance bands in the Midwest. Dancers can experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles, including Waltz, Rumba, and Swing. Professional dance instructors, Jose and Irma Cayao will teach the beginner courses, and John and Judy Tomlian will teach the intermediate/advanced courses. You will not want to miss this opportunity to help refine your moves or learn something new.

Ballroom DancingThere is no place better to enjoy the sophistication of Ballroom Dancing than Grand Hotel where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for generations.

Ballroom Dancing

*Stay an additional night (Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5) for $259 per room, per night.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All entertainment and Saturday dance instruction
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.

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Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 2, 2020
Depart: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,149 per couple, $1,049 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,585 per couple, $1,485 single
$339 per additional adult

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Frankfort Beer Week – October 7 – 12, 2019

Frankfort Beer WeekWelcome to the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week!

Celebrate all that is great about Craft Beer in Michigan and do it in the cool, scenic, foodie town of Frankfort.

Those who appreciate Craft Beer and delicious food know that the best things come from small-batch attention and creativity from people who care about the total experience.

Celebrate beer. Celebrate life. Celebrate Frankfort.

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Frankfort Beer Week via Facebook

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Friday October 18th, 2019 - 3:09 pm

Frankfort Beer Week

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Saturday October 12th, 2019 - 11:38 am

Frankfort Beer Week

We made it to the last day of the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Check out all the Beer Week and Frankfort Fall Festival activities happening Saturday: Frankfortbeerweek.com/#saturday ... See MoreSee Less

We made it to the last day of the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Check out all the Beer Week and Frankfort Fall Festival activities happening Saturday: Frankfortbeerweek.com/#saturday

Friday October 11th, 2019 - 2:51 pm

Frankfort Beer Week

We are proud to announce that we are offering our annual Polish Platter special this Saturday. This platter includes handmade kielbasa braised in Birdwalker Blonde Ale from Stormcloud Brewing Company, beer soaked sauerkraut and onions, garlic redskin mashed potatoes and potato and cheese pierogies topped with onion butter, sour cream and fresh dill. This platter will run at $13.99 while supplies last. We will begin serving the platter at 11 am along with our full menu! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday October 10th, 2019 - 2:48 pm

Frankfort Beer Week

C'mon in for our take on Beer Week edibles and Beer Week swag is available at both shops. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run and Walk – September 7, 2019


End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

Join us for the 49th 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 to a bygone era where travel is done by foot, bicycle, carriage or horse. With almost 2,000 runners and walkers, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget!

Race Photos on Your Results Page!
This year we are offering FREE race photos to all of our participants. After the race, view your results and photos taken at the race – all on one page! You will be able to share as many photos as you want for free!

2019 Mackinac Island Trio Series!
Register for all three races and you will receive a special Mackinac Island Trio Series medal. This will be a separate medal from the other finisher’s medals you will receive at the completion of all three races, and will only be awarded following the Great Turtle Half Marathon. You can register individually for all three events and be eligible for the Trio and the medal.

Special Rates at Mission Point Resort for the Trio Series!
Mission Point is holding rooms for all three events at special rates – and if you call to reserve the rooms and tell them you are doing the Trio, you will receive a 10% discount. Rooms for all three races must be reserved at the same time. Call 800-833-7711 to get the 10% Trio discount.

Location
The 8 Mile Run & Walk will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort. The Finish Line is located along along the Lakeshore Trail on the lakefront lawn (Great Lawn) of Mission Point Resort.

Starting Times
8 Mile Run & Walk will start at 9:30 AM
Please line up according to your pace with the faster runners at the front and walkers the last to start.

Kids Fun Run will begin at approximately 11:45 AM Children should gather at the Gazebo on Mission Point’s Lawn for fun exercise and instructions prior to the race.

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Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – October 9 – 11, 2020

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Girlfriends Getaway Weekend is the perfect time of year to escape and relax with friends at a 4 diamond resort hotel on Mackinac Island. The fall season on Mackinac Island provides the solitude you need. Enjoy beautiful views while relaxing on the world’s longest porch.

The package includes all fitness and wellness programs (Details coming soon!), a full breakfast and dinner daily in the Main Dining Room, as well as Friday and Saturday wine and champagne receptions. You may also enjoy the Grand tradition of Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s Parlor, a round of golf with free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required), or explore the island and fall colors by taking a bike ride, walk, or horse-drawn carriage around the perimeter of Mackinac Island. It is sure to be a great weekend escape.

Girlfriends Getaway Weekend activity

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island MichiganRedbook Magazine named Grand Hotel as a top Girl’s Getaway Vacation in the U.S. Read More Here >>

Stay additional nights Wednesday, October 7, Thursday, October 8, and/or Sunday, October 11 for $259* per room, per night. (additional fees apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday Wine and Champagne Welcome Reception
  • Saturday themed classes – details coming soon!
  • Saturday Wine and Champagne Reception
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and an $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability.

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Girlfriends Getaway Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 9, 2020
Depart: Sunday, October 11, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$579 per person, based on double occupancy, $1,083 single
Lakeview Room:
$775 per person, based on double occupancy, $1,475 single
Additional 3rd or 4th person $229

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