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2021 Bayview Mackinac Race – July 24 – 27, 2021
[ July 24, 2021 to July 27, 2021. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race - which will begin on Saturday, July 24, 2021 – 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...

The Accidentals (with Gabi June) – Music In The Park – July 29, 2021
[ July 29, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Long-time island favorites, The Accidentals, are back on the island this summer, joined by Gabi June. Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals, (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) have been hailed by NPR as "displaying equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam [...] more...

E Minor – Music In The Park – August 5, 2021
[ August 5, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] With sweet and smokey melodies, Elizabeth Landry has an unmistakable folk flavor, with a hint of an old country and blues influence. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort [...] more...

The Ark Band – Music In The Park – August 12, 2021
[ August 12, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Reggae comes to Music in the Park! The ARK Band is a St. Lucian reggae band based in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1987 by Terry and Eustace Bobb, (The St. Lucian Riddim Twins), The ARK Band has continually toured across the United States, Canada, and Jamaica, sharing its roots reggae, calypso and soca music. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! (Finals) – Music In The Park – August 19, 2021
[ August 19, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Final round of Mackinac's Got Talent. Experience the boundless creativity of Mackinac Island! Open to all island residents and summer employees. Open to all island residents and summer employees. Complete guidelines for entry forthcoming. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Grand Princess and Superhero Package – August 24 – 26, 2021
[ August 24, 2021 to August 26, 2021. ] 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 [...] more...

Kari Lynch – Music In The Park – August 26, 2021
[ August 26, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] The Kari Lynch Band is an accomplished Alt Country band based in Nashville, TN, originally hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Talented singers, songwriters, collaborators and performers, the Kari Lynch Band knows how to deliver an exciting, powerful and unforgettable performance. Known for their powerhouse lead vocals and solid harmonies, dynamic live show, first-rate songwriting and undeniable [...] more...

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – August 27 – 29, 2021
[ August 27, 2021 to August 29, 2021. ] Calling all Fudgies!!! For more than a century, Mackinac Island’s fudge has been an institution that’s become famous worldwide. Fudge devotees are known as “fudgies” – a term that is also synonymous with Northern Michigan tourists. Most people don’t need an excuse to indulge in a piece or two of creamy, decadent fudge. But, for [...] more...

Gin, Chocolate, & Bottle Rockets – Music In The Park – September 2, 2021
[ September 2, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] With powerhouse harmonies, this trio’s musical chemistry emanates from the speakers like morning sunshine through a kitchen window. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets has, according to the Isthmus, "laid themselves bare in a way that’s cathartic, even if the lyrics are a bit on the nose sometimes…the music is beautiful, catchy [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 3 – 6, 2021
[ September 3, 2021 to September 6, 2021. ] Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful jazz music, played by some of the country’s top performers. The package includes receptions, a cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment — plus a Sunday morning gospel performance [...] more...

Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run and Walk – September 11, 2021
[ September 11, 2021; ] End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race Join us for the 50th anniversary 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 – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – September 12 – 16, 2021
[ September 12, 2021 to September 16, 2021. ] Arrive Sunday, September 12 • Depart Thursday, September 16, 2021 Package Price: Rates starting at $1,178.00 per couple This package is currently sold out. Please call Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263 to be put on the waitlist. Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details: $149.00 per additional adult, per night Take advantage of our lowest rate of the [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – October 8 -10, 2021
[ October 8, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ] Raise a glass this October for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, on Mackinac Island for this special weekend featuring Michigan wines. More details will be coming soon! The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. On Saturday, enjoy breakfast in the Main [...] more...

Grand Hotel – October Michigan Golf Live Package – October 10 – 13, 2021
[ October 10, 2021 to October 13, 2021. ] Arrive Sunday, October 10 • Depart Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Package Price: Rates starting at $689.00 per couple per night, $614.00 single per night Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details: This package has a length of stay requirement of 3 nights. Regular package rates apply the nights of October 10 – 11 Take advantage of our [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 15 – 17, 2021
[ October 15, 2021 to October 17, 2021. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887. Saturday morning begins with a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel with Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian. Then, take part in a special history presentation later in the [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 22 – 24, 2021
[ October 22, 2021 to October 24, 2021. ] 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. The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday morning. 2021 Murder Mystery Weekend Theme: What happened in [...] more...

Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run – October 23, 2021
[ October 23, 2021; ] Join us for the 25 Anniversary of the Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Run/Walk on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Registration will open mid-February. Thank you for your patience as we work through race details in these uncertain times. This year marks the 25th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 24, 2021
[ October 24, 2021; ] Come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel! Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members: Lee Black – Tenor Scott Fowler – Lead Singer Bryan Walker – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Josh Townsend – Pianist This October, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five back to the Grand stage. When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 29 – 31, 2021
[ October 29, 2021 to October 31, 2021. ] Each year, our Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of the most popular and special events during the Grand Hotel season. It’s the perfect time for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic, and a chance to visit with many people who played a role in the movie. This [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 31 – November 1, 2021
[ October 31, 2021 to November 1, 2021. ] 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 an informal atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, Resident Historian, will host a presentation explaining [...] more...

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