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2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – July 20 – 23, 2019
[ July 20, 2019 to July 23, 2019. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race - which will begin on Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 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...

Darby O. Bell (with Pete Kehoe) – Music In The Park – July 25, 2019
[ July 25, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Darby O. Bell released her debut album in 2018 filled with songs she wrote following her leave from the group while living in Alanson. Bell left the Young Americans in 2017 and moved to Michigan where she lives and performs in the Petoskey area. Pete Kehoe is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, award-winning composer, producer & engineer [...] more...

Echoes – Music In The Park – August 1, 2019
[ August 1, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Echoes is a collectivist ensemble whose music pairs futuristic electronic sounds with focused improvisations to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Over the course of almost four years they have toured North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In 2018, the band released its first EP, “Square Two,” and their first LP will be [...] more...

The Go Rounds (with Brian Thomas) – Music In The Park – August 8, 2019
[ August 8, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] The Go Rounds have used Psychedelic Americana Pop, Twang-Rock & Jelly-Roll and [bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n roll confetti] as placeholders intending to cast an umbrella over the sprawling landscape of their sound. The result is an experience that is at once accessible, engaging, evocative and surprising– the comfort of [...] more...

Britney Stoney (with F I N K E L) – Music In The Park – August 15, 2019
[ August 15, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose performance career began at open mic nights throughout the city. She now plays at festivals and events across metropolitan Detroit such as Arts, Beats, & Eats, River Days, Meridian Winter Blast and at Campus Martius Park. Stoney is deeply inspired by the human experience and hopes [...] more...

Friends with the Weather (with Wixie Harrington) – Music In The Park – August 22, 2019
[ August 22, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Friends with the Weather is a project from the trio of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalists Seth Hendricks, Chris Good, and David Hupp. Friends with the Weather brings a freshness of new material, written in the midst of unique times, creating new sonic textures amidst new collaborations. The band joins the community supported music collective, Earthwork Music, that believes [...] more...

The Grand Garden Show Presented By Proven Winners – August 25 – 27, 2019
[ August 25, 2019 to August 27, 2019. ] Announcing the 7th 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – August 30 – September 2, 2019
[ August 30, 2019 to September 2, 2019. ] 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, a full breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. You will also [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 6 – 8, 2019
[ September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019. ] Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier Raise a glass this September for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. The weekend will begin Friday evening with a Welcome Reception followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. Saturday, enjoy two different wine tasting seminars. Later that evening, enjoy featured wines at the Grand Cocktail Reception and a special private dinner hosted by [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – September 6 – 8, 2019
[ September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019. ] 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 – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – September 27 – 29, 2019
[ September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019. ] 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, a full breakfast [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 4 – 6, 2019
[ October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 11th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 132nd Anniversary in 2019. Saturday morning Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. [...] more...

Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run and Walk – September 7, 2019
[ September 7, 2019; 9:30 am; ] 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 11 – 13, 2019
[ October 11, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ] 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 – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 18 – 20, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ] 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 brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. Announcing the 2019 theme Death of a Gangster – A 1920’s Mafia Marriage Murder Mystery You’ve been invited to [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 19 – 21, 2019
[ October 19, 2019 to October 21, 2019. ] Come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel with special guest, Christian Comedian Dennis Swanberg! Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members: Josh Feemster – Tenor Scott Fowler – Lead Singer Scott Howard – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Josh Townsend – Pianist Performing at Grand Hotel for the last 10 years, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 25 – 27, 2019
[ October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019. ] Celebrate the 29th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend Every year Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of our most popular and special weekends during the Grand Hotel season. 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 [...] more...

Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run – October 26, 2019
[ October 26, 2019; 11:30 am; ] This year marks the 24th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have a capacity of 3,000 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season. All who register will enjoy special race features – commemorative medals, a race apparel in [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 27 – 28, 2019
[ October 27, 2019 to October 28, 2019. ] 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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