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Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 17, 18 & 19, 2024
[ May 17, 2024 to May 19, 2024. ] 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 (2,500-4,000) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Memorial Day Weekend Package – May 24 – 27, 2024
[ May 24, 2024 to May 27, 2024. ] For something different, something fun, come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at America’s Summer Place! Explore the historic landmarks and natural beauty of Mackinac Island, enjoy the tradition of Afternoon Tea in the Parlor and nightly live musical entertainment, kick back and relax in a rocking chair on the World’s Longest Porch, and be one of [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – May 31 – June 2, 2024
[ May 31, 2024 to June 2, 2024. ] For the experience of it, for the fun of it, tee up the vacation of a lifetime with our Early 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package – June 7 – 17, 2024
[ June 7, 2024 to June 17, 2024. ] Available June 7 - 17, 2024 Description Something different, something traditional: Join us for Mackinac Island’s 76th annual Lilac Festival – themed Petals and Pedals! Since its inaugural event in 1948, the Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island has grown into a 10-day festival held in honor of the flower for which the Island is renowned. The lilac [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 7 – 16, 2024
[ June 7, 2024 to June 16, 2024. ] The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 7 through 16, 2024. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities for the 75th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K Run/Walk, horse drawn carriage tours, the [...] more...

Lilac Festival Run & Walk – June 8, 2024
[ June 8, 2024; ] Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2024, to kick off the 76th Mackinac Island Lilac Festival with a great morning race to enjoy the early season beauty on the Island. The course will provide you with the tree-covered paved roads through the center of the Island, and tremendous lake views with the [...] more...

Grand Hotel – On the Case with Jane Seymour – June 10 – 13, 2024
[ June 10, 2024 4:00 pm to June 13, 2024 4:00 pm. ] Embark on a Hollywood-style adventure with Jane Seymour at Grand Hotel where mystery, excitement, and intrigue await as you immerse yourself in the captivating world of her hit Acorn TV detective series, “Harry Wild” (watch the series trailer). The third season of the fan-favorite Irish mystery series will debut on Monday, May 13 on Acorn [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent Auditions! – Music In The Park – June 27, 2024
[ June 27, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] Show us what you've got! Round 1 of Mackinac's Got Talent. Experience the boundless creativity of Mackinac Island! Open to all island residents and summer employees. Complete guidelines for entry forthcoming. Jun 27, 2024, 6:30 PM <> Music in the Park - 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – June 28 – 30, 2024
[ June 28, 2024 to June 30, 2024. ] Arrive Friday, June 28 • Depart Sunday, June 30, 2024 Description Please join Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, and a celebrated winery for this special wine tasting and hotel package: the Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend at Grand Hotel. Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier at Grand Hotel The eighth woman Sommelier in the world, Elizabeth enjoys sharing her vast knowledge [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 5, 2024
[ July 2, 2024 to July 5, 2024. ] Available Tuesday, July 2 • Friday, July 5, 2024 Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details: Three-night stays are required on July 2 – 5. Five-night stays are required for premium room types. Discounted extra day rates are available on June 30, July 1, July 5 and July 6. Description Celebrate the 4th of July with family and [...] more...

Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament – July 4, 2024
[ July 4, 2024; ] The annual 4th of July tournament on Mackinac Island is sure to be another crowd pleaser. 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. [...] more...

Star Spangled Fourth of July – Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2024
[ July 4, 2024; ] 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 and children’s games. Guests join the party and participate in games on the fort parade ground. Don’t miss out on this all 1880s Independence Day as [...] more...

Alex Graham – Music In The Park – July 11, 2024
[ July 11, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] Saxophonist, flutist, and composer Alex Graham is an internationally recognized performer and educator who has performed as a leader or sideman with a variety of artists at festivals, clubs, and concert halls all over the world. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies to compose original music, and is an Associate Professor of Saxophone at [...] more...

Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 12 – 16, 2024
[ July 12, 2024 12:00 am to July 16, 2024 12:00 am. ] Sailors from 15 different U.S. states as well as Ontario, Switzerland, and as far off as Hong Kong, are preparing for the race of a lifetime – the 333 mile Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust. The Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Friday, July 12, 2024 (cruising division) and [...] more...

2024 Bayview Mackinac Race – July 20 – 23, 2024
[ July 20, 2024 to July 23, 2024. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race - which will begin on Saturday, July 20, 2024 – 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 Island. It’s all Pure Michigan [...] more...

Wood Box Heroes – Music In The Park – July 25, 2024
[ July 25, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] It's Christmas in July with Wood Box Heroes headlining Music in the Park! Wood Box Heroes, the American acoustic super-group, is hardly anything like the bluegrass music you used to find in the cassette player of your grandad’s old chevy pickup truck. Deeply rooted in tradition while melding together an eclectic-array of sounds from the country, [...] more...

The Whiskey Charmers – Music In The Park – August 1, 2024
[ August 1, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] The Whiskey Charmers sound is a sharply executed and evocative set of Americana rock filled with superbly arranged songs. The Whiskey Charmers are a Detroit-based band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to riding through the desert with the top down, or the feeling of being in some lonesome [...] more...

The Mickeys – Music In The Park – August 8, 2024
[ August 8, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] The Mickeys blend Indie and Americana music; creating their own unique sound featuring twin harmonies, powerful guitar, and stylish bass. The Mickeys - Amy Sherman and Julie Peebles front the compelling musical force known as The Mickeys. Identical twins, this striking twosome blends Americana, Alt-Country and Indie Folk music; creating a unique acoustic sound with [...] more...

Djangophonique – Music In The Park – August 15, 2024
[ August 15, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] Nominated for Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist and Outstanding Jazz Recording. Djangophonique is a virtuosic, instrumentally driven quartet led by guitar player Andrew Brown. With over a decade of national touring experience, Brown is no stranger to the stage and delivers every performance with personality and enigmatic charm. A true disciple of the style, [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! Finale – Music In The Park – August 22, 2024
[ August 22, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] Don't miss the unforgettable finale of this city-wide talent showcase and award ceremony. The grand finale of the third annual Mackinac-Island talent showcase, featuring island residents and employees from all over the world. <> 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...

Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race – September 7, 2024
[ September 7, 2024; ] Race Start Time is 9:30 am! End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race Join us for the 53rd 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Late Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – September 8 – 10, 2024
[ September 8, 2024 to September 10, 2024. ] 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 13 – 15, 2024
[ September 13, 2024 to September 15, 2024. ] Available Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15, 2024 Description This September, raise a glass to Michigan food & wines, at our Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, for an array of themed events including a Welcome Reception, morning and early afternoon wine seminars, and a special private wine dinner. Winery information to [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Cork & Fork: A Celebration of Female Culinary Talent – September 26 – 29, 2024
[ September 26, 2024 to September 29, 2024. ] Available Thursday, September 26 - Sunday, September 29, 2024 Description Take a culinary adventure by experiencing Cork & Fork: A Celebration of Female Culinary Talent. A variety of guest chefs and our own Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, come together for a weekend of fine wine & dining including an eight-course wine-paired tasting dinner. The 2024 theme for Cork [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – September 29 – October 1, 2024
[ September 29, 2024 to October 1, 2024. ] Sunday, September 29 - Tuesday, October 1 Description For the joy of it, for the magic of it, 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 Jake Losen – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Tim Parton – Pianist Package Includes: Grand Hotel Accommodations Breakfast [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 11 – 13, 2024
[ October 11, 2024 to October 13, 2024. ] Available Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13, 2024 Description *Consider coming early or staying later on October 9th, 10th or October 13th or 14th and receive up to 50% off your room rate for the additional days. Visit times before our times. You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 15th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Murder Mystery Weekend – October 18 – 20, 2024
[ October 18, 2024 to October 20, 2024. ] Arrive Friday, October 18 • Depart Sunday, October 20, 2024 Description Consider yourself warned: Not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company, founded in Michigan. The intrigue begins Friday night, and the crime is solved Sunday [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 25 – 27, 2024
[ October 25, 2024 to October 27, 2024. ] Arrive Friday, October 25 - Depart Sunday, October 27, 2024 Description Each year, our Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of the most popular and special events during our entire season. It’s perfect for fans who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic, and a chance to visit with many people who played [...] more...

Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run – October 26, 2024
[ October 26, 2024; ] This year marks the 28th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state.  Join over 2200 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season. Great Swag!  Our 2024 is not yet determined but this race is known for its swag and you [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 27 – 28, 2024
[ October 27, 2024 to October 28, 2024. ] Available Sunday, October 27 - Depart Monday, October 28, 2024 Description Something different, something time-honored: 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Labor Day Weekend – August 30 – September 2, 2024
[ August 30, 2024 to September 2, 2024. ] Available Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2, 2024 Description The Labor Day weekend experience promises an unforgettable retreat filled with family-friendly entertainment and relaxation. Guests can bask in the sun and cool off with refreshing dips at a Saturday pool party, where the atmosphere will be alive with laughter and fun. The package ensures that you [...] more...

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