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Grand Hotel – Grand Hotel Pre-Opening Package – April 29 – May 5, 2022
[ April 29, 2022 to May 5, 2022. ] Something different, something time-honored. Be one of Grand Hotel’s first guests, as we prepare to open for our 136th season. Come and experience the solitude of Mackinac Island before the official Grand Hotel Opening Weekend. We hope you will join our staff in welcoming the new season! Please note: This special Grand Hotel package provides accommodations [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 6 – 8, 2022
[ May 6, 2022 to May 8, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, May 6 • Depart Sunday, May 8, 2022 For the family of it, for the joy of it, have an unforgettable time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel during our Mother’s Day Weekend celebrations. From special receptions, daily activities, and nightly entertainment to a delectable Grand Luncheon [...] more...

Grand Hotel Opening Weekend – May 6 – 8, 2022
[ May 6, 2022 to May 8, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, May 6 • Depart Sunday, May 8, 2022 For familiar traditions and something all-new, join us in the festivities of Grand Hotel Opening Weekend. Enjoy elegant meals in our Main Dining Room, explore over 70 miles of bike trails, play lawn games in our Tea Garden (and find our Secret Garden as it begins [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – May 6 – 8, 2022
[ May 6, 2022 to May 8, 2022. ] 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Grand Distillers Weekend – May 13 – 15, 2022
[ May 13, 2022 to May 15, 2022. ] 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, [...] more...

Mackinac Island Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge – May 14, 2022
[ May 14, 2022; ] 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 [...] more...

Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 20, 21 & 22, 2022
[ May 20, 2022 to May 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Memorial Day Weekend Package – May 27 – 29, 2022
[ May 27, 2022 to May 29, 2022. ] Available beginning Friday, May 27, 2022 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 3 – 5, 2022
[ June 3, 2022 to June 5, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, June 3 • Depart Sunday, June 5, 2022 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 [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 3 – 12, 2022
[ June 3, 2022 to June 12, 2022. ] The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 3 through 12, 2022. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities for the 74th 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 4, 2022
[ June 4, 2022; ] Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2022, to kick off the 74th 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 – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 5, 2022
[ July 2, 2022 to July 5, 2022. ] 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 [...] more...

Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament – July 4, 2022
[ July 4, 2022; ] 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 [...] more...

Star Spangled Fourth of July – Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2022
[ July 4, 2022; ] 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. Don’t miss out on this [...] more...

2022 Bayview Mackinac Race – July 16 – 19, 2022
[ July 16, 2022 to July 19, 2022. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race - which will begin on Saturday, July 16, 2022 – 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...

Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 22 – 26, 2022
[ July 22, 2022 12:00 am to July 26, 2022 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 22, 2022 (cruising division) and [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 2 – 5, 2022
[ September 2, 2022 to September 5, 2022. ] 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 [...] more...

Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race – September 10, 2022
[ September 10, 2022; ] New Race Start Time at 9:00 am! End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race Join us for the 51st 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. [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Late Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – September 15 – 17, 2022
[ September 15, 2022 to September 17, 2022. ] 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 23 – 25, 2022
[ September 23, 2022 to September 25, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, September 23 • Depart Sunday, September 25 2022 This October, raise a glass to something new-world, something old-world, 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 featured wines at a special private [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 7 – 9, 2022
[ October 7, 2022 to October 9, 2022. ] 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 – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – October 9 – 11, 2022
[ October 9, 2022 to October 11, 2022. ] Arrive Sunday, October 9 - Depart Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Fall Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 14 – 16, 2022
[ October 14, 2022 to October 16, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, October 14 • Depart Sunday, October 16, 2022 Visit times before our times. You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 13th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887. Fall is a great time of year to experience the solitude of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. We [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 16 – 18, 2022
[ October 16, 2022 to October 18, 2022. ] Sunday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 18, 2022 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 Brayan Walker – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Garrett Anderson – Pianist We are also pleased to [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 21 – 23, 2022
[ October 21, 2022 to October 23, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, October 21 • Depart Sunday, October 23, 2022 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...

Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run – October 22, 2022
[ October 22, 2022; ] Join us for the 26th Running of the Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Run/Walk on Saturday, October 22, 2022. NEW RACE START TIME AT 10:30 am! This year marks the 26th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have a capacity of 3,000 participants running and walking the inside trails [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Halloween at the Grand – October 28 – 30, 2022
[ October 28, 2022 to October 30, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, October 28 • Depart Sunday, October 30, 2022 For activities for young-in-age and young-at-heart, join us for Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel! Experience fall on Mackinac Island and enjoy all the spooktacular activities and ghoulish excitement Grand Hotel offers for the whole family. Package Includes: Grand Hotel Accommodations Breakfast and dinner daily* All resort amenities [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 30 – 31, 2022
[ October 30, 2022 to October 31, 2022. ] Arrive Sunday, October 30 • Depart Monday, October 31, 2022 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...

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