Friday May 17th-May 19th2013 24th 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
Saturday May 25th-May 27th2013 Memorial Weekend Pageant
During this weekend in Mackinaw City: Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763. This historically rich event will take place for the 49th consecutive year. The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant is the longest running, free historical Memorial Day performance in the Nation. Visitors will meet famous Indian Chiefs: Miniavavan and Matchekewis of the Ojibwa tribe, and Wawatam who becomes a blood brother to Alexander Henry and later saves his life.
Saturday May 25th 2013 10th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race
Put your running shoes on and meet us in Mackinaw City for the 10th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Day Bridge Race! This is a unique opportunity as only two times a year runners are allowed to run the "Mighty Mac" ! The other possibility, being the Fall Colors Bridge Run held October 5, 2013. Runners must register in advance and be able to run a minimum of 12 minutes per mile to race in the event. Time: 6:00am to 12:00pm Location: Mackinaw City
A brief and informal Memorial Day observance at Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery on Mackinac Island, to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Mackinac. They will march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort. Open to the public.
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 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. 2012 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, take a free Sunday Cruise under the Mackinac Bridge, and 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.