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Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – May 6 – 8, 2022

Grand Hotel - Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Arrive Friday, May 6 • Depart Sunday, May 8, 2022

For the fun and fancy of it, meet us on the dance floor for our annual Ballroom Dance Weekend. There’s no better place to enjoy the sophistication of ballroom dancing than Grand Hotel, where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for generations — and this is the perfect package to help refine your moves or learn some new steps!

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Dancing to The Grand Hotel Orchestra Friday and Saturday night
  • Dance lessons on Saturday morning and afternoon
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All entertainment and dance instruction
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

Dancers can experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles, including the waltz, rumba, and swing. Professional dance instructors, Jose and Irma Cayao, teach the beginner courses and John and Judy Tomlian teach the intermediate/advanced courses. Dance the night away to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, along with special guests Paul Keller and vocalist Sarah D’Angelo.

The Ballroom Dance Weekend package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

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Grand Hotel – Grand Distillers Weekend – May 13 – 15, 2022

Grand Hotel - Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Arrive Friday, May 13 • Depart Sunday, May 15, 2022

Raise a glass and join in the festivities at Grand Hotel’s 2nd annual Grand Distillers Weekend, where old-world meets new spirit! Enjoy a series of unique spirits from Michigan’s own Iron Fish Distillery, specialty hand-crafted cocktails, and a memorable tasting dinner created by our Executive Chef, plus additional curated amenities and events.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Welcome amenity upon check-in
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception featuring a signature cocktail
  • Saturday morning Grand Hotel History Lecture by Resident Historian, Bob Tagatz, discussing Grand Hotel through the Prohibition in Brighton Pavilion, Grand Hotel’s original casino
  • Saturday afternoon bourbon tasting
  • Saturday evening tasting dinner
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

Grand Distillers Weekend can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

About Iron Fish Distillery

We are excited to announce Iron Fish Distillery as our featured distiller at Grand Distillers Weekend. Founded in 2016 in Thompsonville, it is Michigan’s first farm distillery. They have perfected the soil-to-spirit process — from growing their own grain to milling, mashing, and fermenting all on the property — and finishing it with on-site barrel aging, using 1,000 barrels from all over the world.

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Mackinac Island Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge – May 14, 2022

Mackinac Island Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge
The 2022 Fort2Fort 5 Mile Challenge with be held both In-Person on Saturday, May 14, 2022 and as a Virtual Race. Proceeds from both events help support the Mackinac Historic State Parks!

The In-Person race will feature a “rolling start” from 8:00 am – 9:30 am, allowing all participants a safe and socially distanced race.

The Virtual Race can be run or walked anytime at participant’s convenience. All virtual times can be logged by the participant in a separate Virtual Race category (no awards).
Note: COVID guidelines will be monitored to make sure race is in compliance with the guidelines in effect at time of the race; participants will be notified as soon as possible if any adjustments need to be made.

STARTING TIME

The start of both the 5 Mile Run and Walk will be a “Rolling” start, which means participants will begin the race when they arrive at the start line, any time between 8:00 am and 9:30 am. We encourage those who are already on the Island to take advantage of the earlier start times to reduce congestion in the staging area.

The Start will be outside Fort Mackinac on Huron Road. You may pick up your bib prior to the race – shirts can be received then or you can get it at the finish.

Race start will be on Huron Road outside Fort Mackinac

Fort doors will be open and rest rooms available inside. Restrooms are also available outside at the Huron Road Pavilion.

LOCATION

Race will start on Huron Road behind Fort Mackinac. Race will finish in on the lawn behind and east of Fort Mackinac.

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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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