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Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 20, 21 & 22, 2022

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island.

This is Not a Race!

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (3,000-4,000) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400′ high bluffs. We stop approximately half way, at a unique place called the Legs Inn for a leisurely lunch and to swap stories. The ride continues on to Mackinaw City, where Star Line Ferry boats have been chartered for the ride over to Mackinac Island. Once on the magical island, check into your hotel and stroll into town to forget the aches and pains from the day’s ride. As the evening wears on, the island comes alive with The Gatehouse, Pink Pony, and Horns hosting post ride parties with incredible live bands!

Entry Fee

Register Early & Save!
Until February 28 – $55
March – 1-31 – $60
April 1-30 – $65
May 1- 15 – $75
Late Registration On Site May 20-21, 2022 – $75

Entry fee includes the annual pre-ride BASH Friday night at the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands with live band, games & swag with New Belgium, raffles with dozens of prices and the Annual Charity Tricycle Races! Also included: luggage transportation to Mackinaw City on Saturday, lunch at the Legs Inn on Saturday, round trip ferry transportation to and from Mackinac Island on Star Line Ferry and post-ride Finish Line Bash on Saturday afternoon at The Crossings with live entertainment, cash bar and food vendors… and of course the Saturday evening parties on the island!
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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Zoo-De-Mackinac via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your Zoo-De-Mackinac experience, tag it with #zoodemack and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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Grand Hotel – Memorial Day Weekend Package – May 27 – 29, 2022

Grand Hotel - Memorial Day Weekend Package

Available beginning Friday, May 27, 2022

For something different, something fun, come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at America’s Summer Place! Explore the historic landmarks and natural beauty of Mackinac Island, enjoy the tradition of Afternoon Tea in the Parlor and nightly live musical entertainment, kick back and relax in a rocking chair on the World’s Longest Porch, and be one of the first guests to dive into the Esther Williams Swimming Pool in 2022.

 

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Grand Bingo Night on Friday and Saturday afternoon
  • Evening movies with Esther on Friday and Saturday
  • History Lecture by Resident Historian, Bob Tagatz on Saturday morning
  • Grand Hotel Ice Cream Social on Saturday
  • Saturday and Sunday evening receptions
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

Grand Hotel. Where you just need to be Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend reservations are also available by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

 

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Grand Hotel – Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 3 – 5, 2022

Grand Hotel - Michigan Golf Live Summer Package

Arrive Friday, June 3 • Depart Sunday, June 5, 2022

For the experience of it, for the fun of it, tee up the vacation of a lifetime with our Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this special event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, a golf scramble, and more.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All Grand Hotel Amenities
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel (cart included)
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning golf scramble
  • Boxed lunches on Saturday afternoon
  • Saturday evening reception and awards presentation
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

About Michigan Golf Live

Now in its third decade of celebrating the greatest game on Earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television. Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM.

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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 3 – 12, 2022

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 3 through 12, 2022.

It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities for the 74th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K Run/Walk, horse drawn carriage tours, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and much more.

More details to come! Be sure to check back with us!

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While you wait for the 2022 Lilac Festival, here’s a view of some of the early summer flowers adding their color and beauty to the month of June on Mackinac Island.

Lilacs in bloom on Mackinac Island – Click photos for slideshow view.

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RECAP OF ALL THE EVENTS AND FUN FROM THE 2021 LILAC FESTIVAL

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