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Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package – June 9 – 17, 2017
[ June 9, 2017 to June 17, 2017. ] Come visit during one of Mackinac Island’s most beautiful times of the year! The 69th Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island is a ten day festival held in honor of the flower Mackinac Island is known for. The lilac is a spectacular variety with a distinct history. In fact some are more than 200 years old. We [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 18 – 20, 2017
[ June 18, 2017 to June 20, 2017. ] Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Michigan Golf Live Package named for radio and television show host Bill Hobson of Michigan Golf Live, the state’s leading golf program. Host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Monday morning [...] more...

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend – June 23 – 25, 2017
[ June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017. ] Join faculty, alumni and students from the Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters, the celebrated home of art, theatre, language, literature, innovation and creativity at the University, as they convene for the 23rd annual weekend celebrating the arts while enjoying the splendor of Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island. Join in pre-dinner cocktail receptions, fine dining, and performances showcasing [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 5, 2017
[ July 2, 2017 to July 5, 2017. ] Join us for this Grand island tradition at America’s Summer Place as we celebrate the Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration. This package is a perfect tradition to continue every year for the entire family. Experience the children’s carnival, ice cream social, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden, free golf for ages 17 and younger [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – July 7 – 9, 2017
[ July 7, 2017 to July 9, 2017. ] We are excited to announce that family owned Trinchero Family Estates  will be joining Grand Hotel for Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend. You will have the opportunity to explore varietals from Trinchero’s brand, Terra d’Oro translated as “Land of Gold.” The name pays tribute to its Italian heritage by creating Pinot Grigios and Barberas, along with single-vineyard Zinfandels. Jeff Meyers [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Dorothy Draper School of Decorating – July 7 – 9, 2017
[ July 7, 2017 to July 9, 2017. ] Announcing the 3rd Annual Dorothy Draper School of Decorating at America’s Summer Place. Come experience a Day of Decorating with host Carleton Varney, one of the most well known interior designers and President of Dorothy Draper and Company of New York City. Participants of the School of Decorating will explore the art of creating beautiful bold interiors during two design and [...] more...

The Grand Garden Show Featuring Proven Winners – August 27 – 29, 2017
[ August 27, 2017 to August 29, 2017. ] Announcing the 5th Annual Grand Garden Show presented by Proven Winners, the world’s #1 plant brand. Join us for this special gardening weekend located at the world’s largest summer resort providing a spectacular and memorable setting. Celebrate the beauty of flowers while you surround yourself with the rich history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. This will [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 1 – 4, 2017
[ September 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017. ] Experience Grand Hotel during the finest musical weekend of the year. Escape to America’s Summer Place for the Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful Jazz music played by some of the country’s top performers. This year presents our strongest performer line-up and we hope you will join us. Presenting Jason Marsalis Friday evening for the opening performance [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 8 – 10, 2017
[ September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017. ] Raise a glass this September for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception followed by a five-course dinner in the Main Dining Room. Saturday enjoy two different wine tasting sessions featuring different varietals of Domaine Carneros with host Eileen Crane of Domaine Carneros and Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer. Elizabeth [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – September 8 – 10, 2017
[ September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017. ] Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Michigan Golf Live Package named for radio and television show host Bill Hobson of Michigan Golf Live, the state’s leading golf program. Host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Saturday morning [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – September 15 – 17, 2017
[ September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 9th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 130th Anniversary in 2017. Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian and Concierge will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 13 – 15, 2017
[ October 13, 2017 to October 15, 2017. ] 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – October 13 – 15, 2017
[ October 13, 2017 11:00 pm to October 15, 2017 11:00 pm. ] 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, Friday and Saturday wine and champagne receptions, shopping, and Astor’s Salon and Spa, [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 20 – 22, 2017
[ October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017. ] Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us this October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend with The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. Guests will take part in a 1930s Old Hollywood cast party weekend with the show “Best Laid Plans.” The intrigue [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 27 – 29, 2017
[ October 27, 2017 to October 29, 2017. ] Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend at Grand Hotel! Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of our most popular and special weekends at Grand Hotel. The movie Somewhere in Time was filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979 and the movie was released in 1980. See pictures from a 1980 Grand Hotel Newsletter [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 29 – 30, 2017
[ October 29, 2017 to October 30, 2017. ] You’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close Grand Hotel’s doors for the winter months. This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a [...] more...

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