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Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – August 18 – 20, 2017
[ August 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017. ] Calling all Fudgies!!! While fudge was not invented on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island’s fudge has become the most popular fudge in America. The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival celebrates the creamy goodness with events such as Dining Under the Influence of Fudge, Fudge on the Rocks, Michigan Craft Brew Beer Tastings, Great Turtle Slow Ride and the coveted [...] 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...

THE 60th ANNUAL MACKINAC BRIDGE WALK – September 4, 2017
[ September 4, 2017; 7:00 am; ] The Mackinac Bridge Walk is an annual event held every Labor Day since 1958, in which people may walk the 5 mile length of the Mackinac Bridge. In an average year, 40,000 to 65,000 people participate. The Annual Bridge walk is the sole exception to the rule prohibiting pedestrians on the bridge. NO Fees or Registration There [...] 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...

Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run and Walk – September 9, 2017
[ September 9, 2017; 9:30 am; ] End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race Join us for the 47th 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 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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