Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Mackinaw City Events

Mackinaw City has much to offer travelers and residents throughout the year. Local events combined with the natural beauty of the Great Lakes and a rich area history give Mackinaw City it's unique flavor. To view scheduled local events, choose the month you would like to view below.

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Apr 1-15, 20192019-04-01T00:00:00-04:003rd Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration
3rd Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration3rd Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration

Monday, Apr 1st-15th, 2019

Come Join us in Mackinaw City Celebrate for the 3rd Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration! This celebration includes several coinciding events the same week with Michigan Spring Break including:

3rd Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala,
3rd Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo,
3rd Annual Spring Break Splash at Pirate’s Adventure Waterpark,
3rd Annual Taste of Mackinac,
3rd Annual Midwest Roller Derby Tournament
Ferry service from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island starts April 1st! (weather permitting)

$89.00 Overnight Specials with events! Call 1-800-410-5302 to make a reservation.

Sponsors: Reinhardt Food Service, Starline Ferry, Mackinaw Crossings, Dixie Saloon, Mackinaw City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism, Mackinac Island Brewhouse.


Apr 1-16, 20192019-04-01T02:00:00-04:003rd Annual Spring Break Splash
3rd Annual Spring Break Splash3rd Annual Spring Break Splash

Monday, Apr 1st-16th, 2019

3rd Annual Mackinac Spring Break Splash
April 1st thru April 16th
Splash into Spring! $5 Indoor Water Park Fun!
Apr 5-7, 20192019-04-05T13:00:00-04:003rd Annual April Falls Day Roller Derby Tournament
3rd Annual April Falls Day Roller Derby Tournament3rd Annual April Falls Day Roller Derby Tournament

Friday, Apr 5th-7th, 2019

April 5th-7th 2019 - April Falls Day Roller Derby Tournament

VENUE LOCATION: Mackinaw City Recreation Center, 507 W. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

*Tickets will be available at the door/ $5 one game OR $7 for all!
Apr 6, 20192019-04-06T11:00:00-04:003rd Annual Taste of Mackinac
3rd Annual Taste of Mackinac3rd Annual Taste of Mackinac

Saturday, Apr 6th, 2019

SAMPLE DELICIOUS FOOD FROM LOCAL MACKINAW CITY RESTAURANTS!

Food Samples Galore from 11:00am - 2:00pm, and then relax and enjoy a local brew.

Enjoy the tastes from Mackinac Island Brewhouse & Mackinac Island Winery Beer Tasting for Wine Lovers & Wine Tasting for Beer Lovers!

Mackinac Island Brewhouse; is a beer lovers dream come true with Over 300 Selections of Michigan Microbrews & Craft beer​ to choose from Mackinac Island Winery features over 400 Michigan Wines Whether your appreciation is for a rich full bodied Red Wine to a Light fruitful White Wine. There is enjoyment for every one to experience! Event will be located at Mackinac Bay Trading Company across from Conkling Heritage Park on Huron Avenue.
Apr 6, 20192019-04-06T13:00:00-04:003rd Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo
3rd Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo3rd Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo

Saturday, Apr 6th, 2019

Coming to the runways of your hometown! The 3rd Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo is a great way to optimize the opportunity for networking and making new contacts! Love is in the air! International & Local Exhibitors will be here to present to: Wedding Couples, Family, Friends and Everyone the many ideas, visions and connections that will contribute to making their Special Day as extraordinary as imaginable!

Food and Beverages will be Available

April 6th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free Admission with overnight stay at participating hotel
$10.00 for a combo pass for Bridal Expo and Taste of Mackinac Food Experience
Apr 6, 20192019-04-06T19:00:00-04:003rd Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala
3rd Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala3rd Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala

Saturday, Apr 6th, 2019

Spring Gala Dinner at Nonna Lisa's Italian Restaurant. Dinner, Dancing and Music. Cost of this Event is $45 which includes: 6 Course Gourmet Meal, Live Music Nightly, Cash Bar. 7PM-2AM
May 4, 20192019-05-04T09:00:00-04:00Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run
Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun RunMackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Run or walk, Northern Michigan's most colorful & magical 5K, being held in Mackinaw City {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 to be guaranteed a white T-Shirt & Color Packet for the after party! Also, you will receive a discounted run fee for early registration.

May 10-12, 20192019-05-10T00:00:00-04:00Troop Mackinaw
Troop MackinawTroop Mackinaw

Friday, May 10th-12th, 2019

Troop 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
May 17-19, 20192019-05-17T00:00:00-04:0030th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac - Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City, MI
30th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac - Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City, MI30th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac - Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City, MI

Friday, May 17th-19th, 2019

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.
May 25-27, 20192019-05-25T00:00:00-04:00Memorial Weekend Pageant
Memorial Weekend PageantMemorial Weekend Pageant

Saturday, May 25th-27th, 2019

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 51st 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.
May 25, 20192019-05-25T06:00:00-04:00Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run
Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge RunAnnual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Put your running shoes on and meet us in Mackinaw City for the 14th 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 in October 2017. 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
May 27, 20192019-05-27T00:00:00-04:00Memorial Day Observance
Memorial Day ObservanceMemorial Day Observance

Monday, May 27th, 2019

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.
May 31-Jun 2, 20192019-05-31T00:00:00-04:00Troop Mackinaw
Troop MackinawTroop Mackinaw

Friday, May 31st-Jun 2nd, 2019

Troop 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.
Jun 7-16, 20192019-06-07T00:00:00-04:002019 Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island
2019 Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island2019 Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island

Friday, Jun 7th-16th, 2019

The Lilac Festival on Mackinac island features days of activities and ends with one of the largest festival parades in Michigan.
Jun 7-9, 20192019-06-07T00:00:00-04:00Troop Mackinaw
Troop MackinawTroop Mackinaw

Friday, Jun 7th-9th, 2019

Troop 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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