Events

Event Calendar

From fudge to fireworks, a wide variety of annual festivals and holiday celebrations keep Mackinac Island fueled for fun. Unique events, such as the Lilac Festival and Fudge Festival, shine the spotlight on some of the island's most treasured traditions, while July 4th fireworks, food fests and Halloween revelry prove there's fun for everyone on this "jewel of the Great Lakes."

Mission Point opens for the 2019 season

Mission Point opens for the 2019 season

April 26, 2019
Mission Point opens for the 2019 season
April 26, 2019

Mission Point opens for the 2019 season

Fort Mackinac opens

Fort Mackinac opens

May 2, 2019
Fort Mackinac opens
May 2, 2019

Fort Mackinac opens

 Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum opens

Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum opens

May 2, 2019
 Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum opens
May 2, 2019

Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum opens

Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge

Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge

May 11, 2019
Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge
May 11, 2019

Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge

MOTHER'S DAY

MOTHER'S DAY

May 12, 2019
MOTHER'S DAY
May 12, 2019

MOTHER'S DAY

Island Reset Spring Retreat

Island Reset Spring Retreat

May 31, 2019
Island Reset Spring Retreat
May 31, 2019

Island Reset Spring Retreat

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours begin

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours begin

June 5, 2019
Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours begin
June 5, 2019

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours begin

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

June 7, 2019 Read More
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
June 7, 2019

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

For more than half a century the Lilac Festival has celebrated the island's vibrant, fragranced lilacs that bloom in June each year. What began as a horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs has blossomed into a 10-day celebration that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Highlights include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, the Lilac Festival 10K run, concerts, wine tastings, a Taste of Mackinac Culinary Event, Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and so much more.

Lilac 10K Run/Walk

Lilac 10K Run/Walk

June 8, 2019
Lilac 10K Run/Walk
June 8, 2019

Lilac 10K Run/Walk

TASTE OF MACKINAC

TASTE OF MACKINAC

June 13, 2019
TASTE OF MACKINAC
June 13, 2019

TASTE OF MACKINAC

Lilac Festival parade

Lilac Festival parade

June 16, 2019
Lilac Festival parade
June 16, 2019

Lilac Festival parade

4th of July & Mission Point Fireworks Boat Cruise

4th of July & Mission Point Fireworks Boat Cruise

July 4, 2019
4th of July & Mission Point Fireworks Boat Cruise
July 4, 2019

4th of July & Mission Point Fireworks Boat Cruise

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB RACE TO MACKINAC

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB RACE TO MACKINAC

July 13, 2019
CHICAGO YACHT CLUB RACE TO MACKINAC
July 13, 2019

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB RACE TO MACKINAC

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race

July 20, 2019
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race
July 20, 2019

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race

   Vintage Baseball Game at Fort Mackinac

Vintage Baseball Game at Fort Mackinac

July 20, 2019
   Vintage Baseball Game at Fort Mackinac
July 20, 2019

Vintage Baseball Game at Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

August 23, 2019
Mackinac Island Fudge Festival
August 23, 2019

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

September 7, 2019
Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race
September 7, 2019

Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

Island Reset Fall Retreat

Island Reset Fall Retreat

September 26, 2019
Island Reset Fall Retreat
September 26, 2019

Island Reset Fall Retreat

Fort Fright at Fort Mackinac

Fort Fright at Fort Mackinac

October 4, 2019
Fort Fright at Fort Mackinac
October 4, 2019

Fort Fright at Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend

Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend

October 25, 2019
Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend
October 25, 2019

Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend

Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Mile Run/Walk

Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Mile Run/Walk

October 26, 2019
Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Mile Run/Walk
October 26, 2019

Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Mile Run/Walk

Mission Point closes for the season

Mission Point closes for the season

October 27, 2019
Mission Point closes for the season
October 27, 2019

Mission Point closes for the season

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