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Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 1 – 6, 2021

Grand Hotel - Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration

Join us for a Mackinac Island tradition, and come celebrate the July Fourth holiday at Grand Hotel!

Experience two days of an exciting children’s carnival! One day we will host an ice cream social, and the second day will be a BBQ luncheon in the Tea Garden. Complimentary golf for ages 17 and younger and 50% off for accompanying adults on The Jewel, beer and wine reception, and breakfast and dinner daily will also be included. Celebrate the Fourth of July evening with a Grand fireworks show seen from the Front Porch!

July is the perfect time to soak up the sun at the brand new Esther Williams Swimming Pool, play lawn games in the Tea Garden, or take a bike ride and explore everything Mackinac Island has to offer. With so many activities around Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island, there really is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. We hope to see you for this Grand Fourth of July tradition!

See Pictures of Past July Fourth Events

Arrive Thursday, July 1 • Depart Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $3,800.00 per room (up to 4 people)

Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details:

  • This package has a length of stay requirement of 5 nights.
  • Regular package rates apply the nights of July 2 – July 5.
  • You must include 2 nights outside of the regular package dates (listed above). Choose 2 nights from the following dates of June 29, 30, July 1, 5 and/or 6th for $399 per night for the first 2 adults. $149 per person for additional guests. Regular children rates apply. The additional nights include breakfast and dinner.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, with a casual family dining option
  • Beer and Wine Reception
  • Two days of a Children’s Carnival, including a BBQ luncheon, and Ice Cream Social
  • 4th of July fireworks
  • Complimentary golf green fees for ages 17 and under, and 50% off golf for adults on The Jewel (cart fee required – $30 per person, per 9 holes)
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

This July Fourth Mackinac Island package is available online or by calling 1-800-334-7263.

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and an $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Dates subject to availability. Regular children’s rates apply.


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Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament – July 4, 2021

The annual 4th of July tournament on Mackinac Island is sure to be another crowd pleaser.

Here is a link to the replay of the 2019 Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament on ESPN * – Click here to view the replay. (NOTE: ESPN subscription may be required.)

Everyone is eligible to compete in the tournament. The more the merrier.

The tournament is open to all ages and always occurs at Windermere Pointe Beach (Located next to Hotel Iroquois) every year at 10:00 am on the 4th of July. Professional skippers compete at high noon, often skipping 20+ skips.

The Honorable Judge Glen Allen Open Tournament
(July 4th)

Judges Tribunal – Windemere (8:30ish am)

  • Stone Skipping Clinic – 10ish on the beach hosted by several world champion skippers
  • Opening Ceremonies – Fudge Canoe arrives (10:00 am)
  • Amateur Tournament – 13 years old and up (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
    (committee may ask for credentials)
  • Pebbles Tournament – 12 year olds and under (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
  • Awards Ceremony for Amateurs (12:00 pm)+

Wilmer T. Rabe International Stone Skipping Tournament
(July 4th)

  • Professional Tournament (12:00 noon to 1:00 pm)
  • Awards Ceremony for Professionals (1:30 pm)

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50th Annual Stone Skipping was great fun

The weather was perfect on Mackinac Island for the 5oth annual tournament open to all. Check out the final results on the 2018 Scorecard to see this years winners.

The Pro division was quite exciting with a tie for first place. Traditionally when there is a tie the win goes to the to skippers second best stone. This year Bugsy and Lefty tied for 19 as their best skip and tied again with 17 for their second best skip. After deliberating with the judges Acting High Commissioner Paul H. Toepp, III announced that the winner would be determined by a sudden death 1 stone skip off. The crowd audibly signed when Bugsy threw a 5 and wonder if Left would go for the easy win. Lefty wound up and through for a 20+ but ended up with a 10 to take this years pro title.

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Skips Stones For Fudge [OFFICIAL TRAILER] from Highway Goat Productions

Skips Stones For Fudge [OFFICIAL TRAILER] from Highway Goat Productions on Vimeo.

Photos and Video from the 2010 Stone Skipping Tournament

Former Guinness Book Record holder Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars won the 2010 Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament with a throw of 30 skips. Second place went to Todd “Mussels” Callewaert with 26 skips & rounding out 3rd was Glenn “Hard Luck” Loy with a 22 skips. (Note: Video is the third round throw and is not the tournament winning 30 skip throw.)

Photos from the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament – July 4, 2010


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Star Spangled Fourth of July – Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2021

The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting.

It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period, performances of patriotic music, and Victorian children’s games. Guests join the party and participate in games on the fort parade ground.

Included with regular admission to Fort Mackinac.

Date: July 4

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm EDT


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An American Picnic at Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2019 (Cancelled for 2020)

Checkered red and white tablecloths spread on the grass of Fort Mackinac’s parade grounds create a patchwork quilt welcoming hungry patriots with Grand Hotel’s all-you-can-eat tangy BBQ baby back ribs, grilled chicken breasts, hamburgers, hot dogs, turkey burgers, corn on the cob, and a slew of salads, fixings and desserts. Stay for the fireworks!

An American Picnic at Fort Mackinac
Presented by Grand Hotel

Thursday, July 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. to Dusk
Adults: $64.00; Child (5-12): $40.00; Under 5: Free


Beer, wine and soft drinks available for additional charge.

All Fort Mackinac buildings will be open and a program of patriotic music will be presented. Tickets are nonrefundable if event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Advance tickets will go on sale in June and will be available at Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac, and Mackinac Island State Park Visitors Center. Ticket includes fort admission.


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