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Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 5, 2022

Grand Hotel - Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration

Arrive Saturday, July 2 • Depart Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details:

  • This package has a length of stay requirement of 3 nights.
  • Additional nights are available June 29, 30, July 1, 5, and 6 at some of the lowest rates of the season.

New year, new reasons. Come back and join in the festivities of Grand Hotel’s 135th birthday throughout the month of July! Celebrate with family and friends, while exploring the best that a Mackinac Island summer has to offer.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Evening movies with Esther
  • Evening Receptions on July 2nd and 3rd
  • Glow stick and cotton candy parties on July 2nd and 3rd at the Esther Williams Swimming Pool
  • Two days of a Children’s Carnival in the Tea Garden
  • BBQ luncheon on July 3rd
  • Ice Cream Social on July 4th
  • American Picnic in the Tea Garden the evening of July 4th
  • Grand Fourth of July Fireworks Display Viewing
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

The Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July package is also available by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

Additional July Fourth Package Details

Start off your weekend with evening movies with Esther on Friday and Saturday night. Experience two days of an exciting children’s carnival full of games and prizes, small rides, face painting, blow-up bounce houses, and much more! On Sunday, enjoy a BBQ luncheon in the Tea Garden and on Monday cool off with our annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social. Complimentary golf for ages 17 and younger and 50% off for accompanying adults on The Jewel, beer and wine receptions, and breakfast and dinner daily will also be included. Celebrate the Fourth of July, with an evening American Picnic and Grand Fourth of July Fireworks Display, best seen from The World’s Longest Front Porch!

July is the perfect time to soak up the sun at the 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


Island Activities
Annual Stone Skipping Competition
July 4th – 9:00 AM | Windermere Point

Professional stone skippers will bring their best skipping skills and compete for the much-coveted trophy! There will also be a Gerplunking Division (ages 5 & under), a Pebbles Division (ages 6-12), and an Open Division (ages 13 & up).

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Grand Hotel – Grand Princess and Superhero Package – August 24 – 26, 2021

Grand Princess and Superhero Package
Join the magic of the Annual Grand Princess and Superhero Package at America’s Summer Place. Your princess or superhero will have a Grand time dressing up as their favorite princess or superhero for two days filled with fun activities and entertainment.

The enchantment begins with a Royal Welcome Reception on the Front Porch. After dinner, everyone will enjoy a sing-a-long and goodnight stories read by some of their favorite princesses. Rest up for the next day of Superhero Training, Afternoon Tea, and a “Not-So-Quite-Midnight Ball”. The festivities continue through Thursday morning, when all of our guest princesses and superheroes are recognized at Graduation.

This event is perfect for all ages but recommended for children 3 – 10. Children are encouraged to attend all the events, as there will be surprise character appearances at the events and around the hotel; however, please know activities and dressing up is optional. Parent supervision is required at all events, and refreshments are provided for parents at Afternoon Tea and the other events to make your time just as enjoyable.

You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy the magic of Grand Hotel among some of your child’s favorite princesses and superheroes!

Featured Characters:
We are excited to announce the following characters will visit America’s Summer Place!

Anna, Elsa, Moana, Belle, Ariel, Tiana, Black Widow, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Batman.

Watch Grand Princess & Superhero Video Highlights

Read how “Tiny princesses, superheroes get royal treatment at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel”

Arrive Tuesday, August 24 • Depart Thursday, August 26, 2021

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $1,520.00 per couple; $1,370.00 single; Children complimentary

Additional Pricing:

  • Take advantage of our lowest rate of the season and stay additional nights August 23 and/or August 26 for $329 per night, based on double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply for additional nights. The additional nights include breakfast and dinner.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Royal Welcome Reception
  • Sing-a-long and bedtime stories
  • Superhero Training
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Not-So-Quite-Midnight Ball
  • Grand Princess and Superhero Graduation
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Princess and Superhero programs are provided by The Princess Party Company and The Superhero Experience.

This family vacation package in Michigan is available online or by calling 1-800-334-7263.

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

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Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 2 – 5, 2022

Grand Hotel's Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Arrive Friday, September 2 • Depart Sunday, September 5, 2022

For the experience of it, for the joy of it: Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in fabulous jazz music, played by some of the country’s top performers. Interact with the artists during Q&A sessions, then take in late-night performances at the Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand. This package includes concerts, receptions, cookout luncheons, breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. Make your reservation early, so you don’t miss out on this unforgettable weekend!

2022 Jazz Weekend Line-Up

John Pizzarelli

Cecile’ McLorin Salvant

Diego Rivera

Aaron Diehl

Kat Edmonson

and Paul Keller

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Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Cookout luncheons in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday and Sunday morning Q&A sessions with Jazz artists
  • Saturday afternoon Tea Garden concert, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday evening 2 complimentary tickets included for cocktails
  • Sunday morning gospel performance
  • Sunday afternoon Tea Garden concert
  • Sunday evening reception
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening late night performances
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This jazzy Labor Day Weekend package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

Performance Dates

Friday Evening: John Pizzarelli, Kat Edmonson, Paul Keller

Saturday Afternoon: Cecile’ McLorin Salvant

Saturday Evening: Diego Rivera, Kat Edmonson, Paul Keller

Sunday Afternoon: Aaron Diehl

Sunday Evening: Paul Keller

See photos from past Labor Day Jazz Weekends on the Grand Hotel Facebook page.
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Grand Hotel – Late Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – September 15 – 17, 2022

Grand Hotel - Fall Michigan Golf Live Package

Arrive Thursday, September 15 • Depart Saturday, September 17, 2022

For something different, something fun, tee up the vacation of a lifetime with our Late Summer Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this special event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, a golf scramble, and more.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All Grand Hotel Amenities
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel (cart included)
  • Thursday evening Welcome Reception
  • Friday morning golf scramble
  • Boxed lunches on Friday afternoon
  • Friday evening reception and awards presentation
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This Michigan Golf Live Package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263. We encourage you to book early as both Summer and Fall packages have sold out in previous years.

About Michigan Golf Live

Now in its third decade of celebrating the greatest game on Earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television. Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM.

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