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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Jun 16, 20192019-06-16T00:00:00-04:00Lilac Parade - Mackinac Island
Lilac Parade - Mackinac IslandLilac Parade - Mackinac Island

Sunday, Jun 16th, 2019

Celebrating Mackinac’s lilac collection began in 1949. The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June. What began as a one day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten day festival.

This year theme is Mackinac Island! A team of judges votes on all parade entries with this theme in mind as well as other criteria for selecting those who will receive the coveted parade trophies.

Jun 27-29, 20192019-06-27T00:00:00-04:00Annual St. Ignace Car Show
Annual St. Ignace Car ShowAnnual St. Ignace Car Show

Thursday, Jun 27th-29th, 2019

5 miles from Mackinaw City. This internationally acclaimed event takes place Just 5 miles from Mackinaw City. This well known St. Ignace Car Show was formed in 1975 and the first show was held the last Saturday of June 1976. 134 vehicles were on display that year. The show continued to grow each and every year and by 2004, 2500 collector vehicles were on display with 100,000 spectators observing.
Jul 4, 20192019-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4th  Fireworks & Mackinaw Inc. Waterfront Events
July 4th Fireworks & Mackinaw Inc. Waterfront Events

Thursday, Jul 4th, 2019

Fireworks get underway at dusk. Celebrate an all American 4th of July in Mackinaw City. Enjoy children's games on the Marina Lawn, an evening concert at Conkling Heritage Park and the largest fireworks display in Northern Michigan.Parking available throughout Mackinac Bay Trading Company. Accommodations available at mackinaw city hotels for weekend festivities.
Jul 4, 20192019-07-04T00:00:00-04:00Mackinaw City Fourth of July
Mackinaw City Fourth of JulyMackinaw City Fourth of July

Thursday, Jul 4th, 2019

Celebrate an all American 4th of July in Mackinaw City.
Jul 13-15, 20192019-07-13T00:00:00-04:00Chicago to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City
Chicago to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw CityChicago to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City

Saturday, Jul 13th-15th, 2019

The Chicago Yacht Club is proud to have a longstanding tradition of yachting excellence. The Club's most famous event is the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, which is the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world. Boats will pass under the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City heading East. Perfect view from area hotels like Best Western Dockside, Hamilton Inn Select and Clarion Hotels in Mackinaw City.
Jul 20-22, 20192019-07-20T00:00:00-04:00Port Huron to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City
Port Huron to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw CityPort Huron to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City

Saturday, Jul 20th-22nd, 2019

Skippers may choose to race north on Lake Huron from Port Huron, race the 235-mile Shore Line Course up the Michigan coastline or the 290-mile Southampton Course, which directs sailors toward Southampton Ontario, and then to the finish line at Mackinac Island. The race is viewable from Mackinaw City.
Aug 24-25, 20192019-08-24T00:00:00-04:00Corvette Crossroads Auto Show
Corvette Crossroads Auto ShowCorvette Crossroads Auto Show

Saturday, Aug 24th-25th, 2019

An American automotive classic, the Corvette, will be celebrated the weekend before Labor Day weekend during the Annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show.

Beginning Friday, Corvettes of various vintages will begin arriving in the area, cruising and getting registered for Saturday’s festivities. On Saturday, hundreds of Corvettes will be on display at the Mackinaw Crossings Mall parking lot from 10am to 2 pm. A poker walk for show participants will also be offered during the day.

Peoples choice style of judging will determine winners in several different award classes. Winners will be announced at an awards presentation at 3 pm. Saturday’s festivities will culminate with a parade of Corvettes across the Mackinac Bridge, beginning at 7 pm. All Corvettes are welcome and there is a nominal fee for non show registered vettes

Sep 2, 20192019-09-02T00:00:00-04:0062nd Labor Day Bridge Walk
62nd Labor Day Bridge Walk62nd Labor Day Bridge Walk

Monday, Sep 2nd, 2019

Join thousands of pedestrians as they participate in a long standing tradition, the LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK. This event has been held every year since 1958. The walk begins at 7:00 a.m. on Labor Day and concludes at 11:00 a.m. This is the only day of the year that walking the "Mighty Mac" is allowed.
Sep 27-29, 20192019-09-27T00:00:00-04:00Troop Mackinaw
Troop MackinawTroop Mackinaw

Friday, Sep 27th-29th, 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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