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Saturday Apr 1st-Apr 30th 2017
Mackinac Island Ferry Service From Mackinaw City starts today!

For the first time in History, there will be ferry service from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island starting April 1! The Service includes a free Mackinac Bridge Tour on Mackinac Old Time Trolley and free luggage transport for passengers if needed. Please book the April Ferry option on our site or purchase tickets at participating hotels. (As always, the ferry can not run during inclement weather)


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Saturday May 6th 2017
4th Annual Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run

Run or walk, Northern Michigan's most colorful & magical 5K, being held in Mackinaw City on May 6th 2017 {Rain or Shine}! Bring all your friends and family to run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, Eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer; or you may also do the 1 mile walk. Then enjoy a colorful & magical party afterward immediately following, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun!

Pre-Register by April 12th 2017 to be guaranteed a white T-Shirt & Color Packet for the after party! Also, you will receive a discounted run fee for early registration.


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Friday May 12th-May 14th 2017
Troop Mackinaw

Troop MackinawTroop Mackinaw is the premiere Mackinac Island Girl Scout event. This fun & affordable weekend is the complete Mackinac Island Scout package. No other package offers so much for so little. Bring the whole troop or just mother & daughter! For more information visit our website.


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Friday May 12th-May 14th 2017
Diva Days, Red Hat Extravaganza

Diva Days, Red Hat ExtravaganzaLadies near and far join in for a weekend of live entertainment, sweet treats, fine dining and more! The two night package includes lodging, welcome reception, horse drawn carriage ride, lunch at the world famous Grand Hotel, trolley tour, and time to indulge your guilty pleasures with fudge sampling, shopping & slots! Don't miss this REDTACULAR event! Email MiDivaDays@gmail.com for more information


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Saturday May 20th-May 22nd 2017
28th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac - Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City, MI

The Zoo-De-Mackinac is a weekend of fun with two huge parties and great bands, a lot of sunshine, one awesome island, a boat ride under the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country! This event attracts around 2,000 participants every year. Book your hotel accommodations early at Mackinaw City Hotels. www.mackinawreservations.com


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Mackinaw City, Michigan

Mackinaw City is the perfect vacation destination at the base of the Mackinac Bridge on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac, where the Great Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. There is something for everyone in Mackinaw: Mackinaw City is rich in history and four historic Michigan state parks preserve Mackinaw City's heritage, while the natural beauty of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island captivate your senses. Unique shops and restaurants can be found in downtown Mackinaw City to peak your interest and satisfy your appetite. Catch a ferry to Mackinac Island for the day to enjoy all it has to offer and return to Mackinaw City and experience our parks, relaxing sandy beaches, unique shopping, restaurants, golf courses, concerts in the park, and a free nightly Laser Light Show. All this and more await you when you visit Mackinaw City!

Mackinaw City Has Many Summer Activities And A Thriving Summer Season.

Mackinaw City Has Many Summer Activities And A Thriving Summer Season.Mackinaw City Hotels

Mackinaw City Summers are action packed, from mild family fun to wild water adventures. Mackinaw City Summer activities revolve around the sun, water, sand, Commerce and crisp Great Lakes air. Swim from Mackinaw City's miles of Sandy Beaches in Clear, Warm, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan Waters. Enjoy the unique Sand Bars that allow you to wake waist high up to a 1/4 of a mile out into the lakes. An unusually expected warm Spring will cause the temperature of Lake Huron's water near Mackinaw City's favorite beaches to rise to temperatures close to 80 degrees. 2014 will attract swimmers in the warm lake waters in the bay just south of Mackinaw City's new State Dock, featuring Mackinaw City's largest sand beach. All Mackinaw City beachfront hotels have reported increased demand for lakefront rooms. 



Mackinaw City - Golf
Golf on Mackinaw City's Premiere Adventure Golf Courses and on 18 Hole Traditional Golf Courses in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island

Mackinaw City - Hiking
Easily accessible backcountry and seemingly endless cross country trails ensure Mackinaw City will always remain a nature lover's mecca.

Mackinaw City - Guides & Tours
Professionally guided old fashioned trolley tours in Mackinaw City focus on the dynamic intersections between the area's unique cultural history, commerce, and abundant natural wonders.

Mackinaw City - Kids Water Fun
Mackinaw City has 50,000 square feet of Indoor/Outdoor Water Parks with slides, climbing ropes, water cannons, and much more. (Pirate's Adventure Indoor/Outdoor Waterpark, Emerald Cove Indoor Waterpark, and Cast-Away-Bay Indoor Waterpark) Mackinaw City is one of the most kid-friendly Summer Resort Towns in Mackinaw City.

Mackinaw City - Jet Skiing
When the Mackinaw City water beckons, fire up a water sled to play in deep waves stashes and glass like hidden coves. All beaches are within walking distance of downtown Mackinaw City and the famous Dixie Saloon.

Mackinaw City - Parasailing
Work up an appetite the old-fashioned way by touring Mackinaw City's natural beauty hanging from a parasail 300 feet in the air above the water.

Mackinaw City - Sightseeing on Foot or Bicycle
For low-impact, slow-and-steady exploration, try walking around Mackinaw City's and Mackinac Island's foot paths or biking where you will see unrivaled Natural Beauty and famous Historic Sites, like the Mackinac lighthouses, Arch Rock, Devil's Cave, the Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac, Fort Michilimackinac, and Old Mill Creek.

Mackinaw City - Mackinac Island Lake Cruises
Ride up to three Ferries to Mackinac Island or take a Lighthouse Cruise aboard Shepler's Ferry. Take a majestic horse-drawn carriage ride on Mackinac Island and you'll understand why every one still prefers this ancient mode of transportation. Mackinaw City Summers are action packed from mild family fun to wild back country adventures.

Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island Nightlife and Local Cuisine
Go out on the Town with over 30 great Saloons and Restaurants. Enjoy Dinner at Famous eateries, like the Dixie Saloon, originally built in 1895. Enjoy the best Italian food North of the 45th Latitude at Nonna Lisa's Italian Restaurant. Dance until 2 a.m., enjoy Karaoke, and try over 300 Beers at the Mackinac Island Brewhouse.





Mackinaw City is the heart of it all Location of Mackinaw City, Michigan

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