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Mackinaw City Calendar of 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.

Friday Sep 26th-Sep 28th 2014
Troop Mackinaw

A fun & affordable weekend dedicated to Girl Scouts exploring Mackinac Island. This event is the complete Mackinac Island Package for Girl Scouts! Hotel, Ferry, Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet, Carriage Tour & More! Whether visiting with the whole troop or just mother & daughter you are sure to have a Grand time! For more information visit www.TroopMackinaw.com


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Wednesday Oct 1st-Oct 31st 2014
French Farm Lake Nature Excursions

The hills and valleys of Northern Michigan and Mackinaw City are home to many species of wildlife. One of the most uniquely outstanding outdoor recreation areas in this region is French Farm Lake. Here one can find activities such as birding, equestrian trail rides, and many other outdoor activities that will provide one with the up close and personal experiences that only nature can provide. Hiking is one the more popular activities around French Farm Lake. During these hiking excursions, it is very common to see wildlife like deer, beaver, and the occasional bear among many other species. During the colder, snowy months of winter, these hiking trails are transformed and become some of the area's best cross country ski trails.

The hills and valleys of Northern Michigan are home to many species of wildlife. One of the most uniquely outstanding outdoor recreation areas in this region is French Farm Lake. Here one can find activities such as birding, equestrian trail rides, and many other outdoor activities that will provide one with the up close and personal experiences that only nature can provide. Hiking is one the more popular activities around French Farm Lake. During these hiking excursions, it is very common to see wildlife like deer, beaver, and the occasional bear among many other species. During the colder, snowy months of winter, these hiking trails are transformed and become some of the area's best cross country ski trails.


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Friday Oct 10th-Oct 11th 2014
Fort Fright at Michilimackinac

Michilimackinac to Turn into "Fort Fright" October 10th & 11th, 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.

The characters that will be seen and talked about throughout the evening are drawn from a book called Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps: French Tales of Mackinac Retold, which was authored by Dirk Gringhuis and published by Mackinac State Historic Parks in 1974. "The book describes the best-known legends in French-Canadian folklore," explained Brisson, "like the man who can change into a wolf, the ghostly light known as will o' the wisp, and the good and bad goblins called lutins." Many of these legends spread to other countries, Brisson noted, and some are still believed in today-with a twist. "For instance, Gringuis' book tells us that black cats-now thought of as bringing bad luck-were originally considered the best of the good lutins." Priced at $6 a copy, the softbound Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps will be available for purchase at the Visitor's Center on the nights of the event. Information is available at 231-436-4100 or on the web at www.MackinacParks.com. Event: Celebration Time: 06:30PM to 09:00PM Location: Colonial Michilimackinac


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Friday Oct 10th-Oct 18th 2014
37th Annual Fall Shoppers Festival

Celebrate the fall colors in Mackinaw, during the Fall Shoppers Festival.


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Saturday Oct 11th 2014
6th 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 2014. 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 25th 2014
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.

See Costumes and Dance until 2 a.m. at the Dixie Saloon and connected O'reilly's Irish Purb. DJ at the Dixie and Acoustic Band at O'Reilly's. Mackinaw City's Premiere Party.


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Monday Dec 1st-Dec 31st 2014
Christmas in Mackinaw City

Welcome to Christmas in Mackinaw 2013! Everyone knows that Christmas and the Holiday season is a great time to visit Mackinaw City.

Christmas in Mackinaw activities include: The annual tree lighting procession line up at the Marina parking lot Parade - This is a go regardless of weather. The parade of caroler wagons, walkers, decorated vehicles and City Trucks will honk and sing to the community Christmas tree at Indian Pathways Park. Santa has candy canes for all. Parade will go north on Huron to Central Ave, west on Central Ave to Nicolet Street and Indian Pathways Park.


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Wednesday Dec 31st 2014
Mackinaw City New Year's Eve Party-2014

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

Party at the Dixie Saloon and O'Reilley's Irish Pub to Welcome the New Year in Mackinaw City. Dancing, Special Drinks, and Live Music.


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Friday May 8th-May 10th 2015
Troop Mackinaw

Mackinaw City Troop Mackinaw

A fun & affordable weekend dedicated to Girl Scouts exploring Mackinac Island. This event is the complete Mackinac Island Package for Girl Scouts! Hotel, Ferry, Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet, Carriage Tour & More! You won't find another package at this price with this much included. Whether visiting with the whole troop or just mother & daughter you are sure to have a Grand time! For more information visit www.TroopMackinaw.com


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Friday May 29th-May 31st 2015
Troop Mackinaw

Mackinaw City Troop Mackinaw

A fun & affordable weekend dedicated to Girl Scouts exploring Mackinac Island. This event is the complete Mackinac Island Package for Girl Scouts! Hotel, Ferry, Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet, Carriage Tour & More! You won't find another package at this price with this much included. Whether visiting with the whole troop or just mother & daughter you are sure to have a Grand time! For more information visit www.TroopMackinaw.com


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Friday Jun 5th-Jun 7th 2015
Troop Mackinaw

Mackinaw City Troop Mackinaw

A fun & affordable weekend dedicated to Boy Scouts exploring Mackinac Island. This event is the complete Mackinac Island Package for Girl Scouts! Hotel, Ferry, Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet, Carriage Tour & More! You won't find another package at this price with this much included. Whether visiting with the whole troop or just mother & daughter you are sure to have a Grand time! For more information visit www.TroopMackinaw.com


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Be sure to check back soon as our Mackinaw City calendar is constantly updated.

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