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2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – July 14 – 17, 2018
[ July 14, 2018 to July 17, 2018. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race - which will begin on Saturday, July 14, 2018 – is recognized as one of the most challenging freshwater boat races in the world. Join the excitement of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race as boat racers sail Michigan's Great Lakes to reach their final destination, Mackinac [...] more...

Abigail Stauffer – Music In The Park – July 19, 2018
[ July 19, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Folk siren Abigail Stauffer turns the language of acoustic, pop, and neo-soul music into an irresistible invitation to heal and be healed. Every song is a captivating showcase of confidence and vulnerability, crafting a balance of pain, hope, and joy. As an artist who writes about the things that really matter, Abigail will warm your heart [...] more...

Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 21 – 24, 2018
[ July 21, 2018 to July 24, 2018. ] Sailors from 15 different U.S. states as well as Ontario, Switzerland, and as far off as Hong Kong, are preparing for the race of a lifetime – the 333 mile Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust. The Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 21, 2018 with 3,000 sailors [...] more...

The Moxie Strings – Music In The Park – July 26, 2018
[ July 26, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, joined by percussionist, Fritz McGirr, have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of their instruments. Their polished, [...] more...

The Accidentals – Music In The Park – July 29, 2018
[ July 29, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT: JULY 29, 7:00PM IN MARQUETTE PARK Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI. Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals have recorded and released three studio albums to popular applause [...] more...

Mark Lavengood – Music In The Park – August 2, 2018
[ August 2, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Grand Rapids' native son Mark Lavengood is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, band leader, mentor, an active member of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, and emeritus member of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Affectionately known as "Huggy Bear," he employs his many skills to engage and collaborate with communities through song and voice. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With [...] more...

The Harmaleighs – Music In The Park – August 9, 2018
[ August 9, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] The Harmaleighs honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. With "shimmering harmonies that evoke First Aid Kit and Lucius" (The Revue), The Harmaleighs make "spine-tingling, ethereally potent kind of music that gets embedded in the brain for the long haul, but that never wears out [...] more...

The Grand Garden Show Featuring Proven Winners – August 26 – 28, 2018
[ August 26, 2018 to August 28, 2018. ] Grand Garden Show Featuring Proven Winners® Arrive: Sunday, August 26, 2018 Depart: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Package Price: Standard: $1,475 per couple, $1,325 single Lakeview: $1,889 per couple, $1,739 single Make reservation Announcing the 6th 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – August 31 – September 3, 2018
[ August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018. ] For your listening pleasure, you’re invited to enjoy the mastery of top jazz virtuosos during daytime concerts in the Tea Garden and evening performances in the Theatre. The package includes evening cocktail receptions, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, full breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. You will also enjoy [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – September 7 – 9, 2018
[ September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018. ] 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 21 – 23, 2018
[ September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 10th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 131st Anniversary in 2018. Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian and Concierge will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 5 – 7, 2018
[ October 5, 2018 to October 7, 2018. ] 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 12 – 14, 2018
[ October 12, 2018 11:00 pm to October 14, 2018 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 19 – 21, 2018
[ October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018. ] Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend with The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. The 2018 plot will be Midnight at the Masquerade! We invite you to dress the part – pack [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 26 – 28, 2018
[ October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018. ] Celebrate the 28th 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 28 – 29, 2018
[ October 28, 2018 to October 29, 2018. ] 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 [...] more...

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