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Friday Sep 29th-Oct 1st 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 Oct 6th-Oct 7th 2017
Fort Fright at Michilimackinac

Michilimackinac to Turn into "Fort Fright" October 7th and 8th, Colonial Michilimackinac will be transformed into a haunted habitat where werewolves, witches, and other legendary characters roam. Operating under the name "Fort Fright" for these two nights, the 18th-century fort and fur trading village will be open from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.


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Saturday Oct 7th 2017
9th Annual Fall Colors Bridge Race

This is the last chance to take in the breathtaking view from the top of the Mackinac Bridge on foot in 2016. This race, in it's sixth year, promises to be one you won't soon forget! Come to Mackinaw City and enjoy this unique opportunity to run the Mighty Mac!


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Saturday Oct 28th 2017
Halloween Festival: Party Dixie Saloon Mackinaw City

Biggest Dance Party in Mackinaw City at the Dixie Saloon all for Free located in Downtown Mackinaw City. Costume contest and prizes!


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Sunday Dec 31st 2017
Mackinaw City New Year's Eve Party

Northern Michigan's Largest New Years Eve Party. Celebrate the New Year at Mackinaw City's Largest Restaurant/Bar complex, The Dixie Saloon and Oreilly's Irish Pub. Champagne Toast. Free late night appetizers and live music in Mackinaw City. For those that want to enjoy the party and be safe, accommodations are available at many mackinaw city hotels


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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.






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