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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.

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 Jan 16th-Jan 18th 2015
Mackinaw City Winterfest

Mackinaw City Mackinaw City Winterfest

Parade, Chili Cook Off and Outhouse Parade and race at 2:00 p.m. Celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during our annual Winterfest. Enjoy a variety of fun outdoor events as our famous outhouse races, city wide poker walk, chili cookoff and more. Sign up for the ice fishing contest in Paradise Lake. Accommodations available at these mackinaw city hotels

Winterfest WINTERFEST January 16-18 Celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during our annual Winterfest. Enjoy a variety of fun outdoor events as our famous outhouse races, city wide poker walk, chili cookoff and more. Sign up for the ice fishing contest in Paradise Lake.


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Friday Jan 16th 2015
Mackinaw City Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament

Mackinaw City Mackinaw City Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament

Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament - Carp Lake Marina, only 7 miles from Downtown Mackinaw City. Warm accommodations for those awaiting the outcome at these mackinaw city hotels


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Saturday Jan 17th 2015
Mackinaw City International Outhouse Race

Mackinaw City Mackinaw City International Outhouse Race

Winterfest's Biggest Attraction! Outhouse Racers Wanted!!!!
Create an Outhouse or register to a team race one of ours.

Outhouse Racers Wanted!!!!
Create an Outhouse or register to a team race one of ours. Join in the Outhouse Races Saturday at 2pm on the Shepler Lot located on Huron Ave and Central Ave next to the Dixie Saloon and Oreilly's Irish Pub. This novelty event starts with the parade of outhouses which proves to be colorful and entertaining. Prizes vary but judging for "Best of Show" has to do with design, decor and team theme or "just because". The races are open to adult and junior teams. This year the prize money is sponsored by area businesses. Rules are as follows: The outhouse must be 4x4x6 on skis. Must have a 5 person team, one inside and 4 outside to push or pull. Must have a toilet seat. Must have material to wipe with. Entry must have a name. Entrants under 18 must have a parent's signature and all teams/participants must sign a waiver. This event is coordinated by the Dixie Saloon and friends. The purse will be $1000.00 this year for first place. Call 231 420 -7044 for more information, sponsorship opportunities or to participate go to www.mackinawouthouserace.com

2012 Outhouse Races

2011 Winning Run - O'reilly's Irish Pub

2010 Winning Run - Dixie Saloon


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Friday Feb 13th-Feb 15th 2015
Pond Hockey - 5 minutes from downtown Mackinaw City

Saint. Ignace Pond Hockey. 5 minutes from Mackinaw City. Hotels are Available in Mackinaw City. St. Ignace Pond Hockey TournamentThe Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship will be played on the Wild Ice of Moran Bay, Lake Huron, downtown St. Ignace, Michigan! We hope to have 160 teams competing for prizes! This is a MAHA sanctioned event - Sanction # MIT100277.

Hotels are Available in Mackinaw City. The Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship will be played on the Wild Ice of Moran Bay, Lake Huron, downtown St. Ignace, Michigan! We hope to have 160 teams competing for prizes! This is a MAHA sanctioned event - Sanction # MIT100277.


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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 15th-May 17th 2015
26th 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

THIS IS NOT A RACE!! The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (2,200+ last year) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400' high bluffs. We stop approximately half way, at a unique place called the Legs Inn for a leisurely lunch and to swap stories. The ride continues on to Mackinaw City, where Arnold Ferry boats have been chartered for the ride over to Mackinac Island. As the evening wears on, the island comes alive with The Gatehouse (formerly The French Outpost), Pink Pony, and Horns hosting post ride parties with incredible live bands!


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Friday May 22nd-May 24th 2015
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 50th 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.

Come watch and see! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN MACKINAW CITY, MI THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE FOR THE HISTORICAL REENACTMENT PAGEANT OR RELATED EVENTS. Saturday 1:00 pm - Grand Parade - Begins at Conkling Heritage Park and ends at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac. This is the largest Memorial Parade in the State of Michigan. 2:30 pm - Historical Reenactment Pageant - Colonial Fort Michilimackinac Dusk: Fireworks Display Sunday 2:30pm - Historical Reenactment - Colonial Fort Michilimackinac Monday 2:30pm - Historical Reenactment - Colonial Fort Michilimackinac


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Saturday May 23rd 2015
12th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race

Put your running shoes on and meet us in Mackinaw City for the 12th 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 2014. 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


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Monday May 25th 2015
Memorial Day Observance

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.


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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
Big Mac Shoreline Spring Scenic Bike Tour

Join us in Mackinaw City for a one of a kind bike tour! This tour has become a tradition for many bikers in Michigan and surrounding states. On Saturday, June 7th; over 400 participants celebrate a 25, 50, 75 or 100 mile bike tour along the shores of Lake Michigan. The routes are clearly marked and a number of rest areas dot the course. SAG Safety Wagons also circle the route to ensure safety for riders.

The Saturday tour begins at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center. Participants depart between 7:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m. depending on route taken. Registration fee includes tour. Registration is at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center: Friday from 1:00pm. to 8:00pm. and Saturday, June 7th from 7:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For the most breathtaking ride of the season, complete the weekend with a tour across the Mackinac Bridge on Sunday, June 8th. The tour begins promptly at 7:00a.m. from Fort Michilimackinac parking lot. This is a one way tour. Bikers continue to the Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry Dock in St.Ignace and are transported back to Mackinaw City. ONLY 400 RIDERS ARE ALLOWED FOR THE BRIDGE RIDE, SO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. YOU MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, AND ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR HELMETS.


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Friday Jun 5th-Jun 14th 2015
66th Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island

The Lilac Festival on Mackinac island features days of activities and ends with one of the largest festival parades in Michigan.

See over 100 different species of lilacs throughout the splendor of the Island. A day on Mackinac Island during the Lilac Festival is the perfect Spring getaway.


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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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Sunday Jun 14th 2015
Lilac Parade - Mackinaw Island, 15 min from Downton Mackinaw

The Lilac Parade is one of Michigans Largest Festival Parades. - Mackinaw Island, Michigan, 15 minutes from Downtown Mackinaw City. Make sure to book your room early at a Mackinaw City hotel and enjoy!


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Friday Jun 19th-Jun 20th 2015
Antiques On The Bay Auto Show-5 mile from Mackinaw City

18th Annual Antiques On The Bay Auto Show is the first of three auto-related events. This show features original and restored classic and antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront only minutes from Mackinaw City. Period clothing, entertainment, and a Mackinac Bridge rally add to the festivities.


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Friday Jun 26th-Jun 28th 2015
40th Annual St. Ignace Car Show - 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.

It's just a short trip from Mackinaw City. Scheduled Events Thursday Kewadin Casino Cruise Night at Kewadin Casino Friday Down Memory Lane Parade downtown St. Ignace Saturday All day car show downtown St. Ignace Awards at 5:00 p.m.


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Saturday Jun 27th-Jun 28th 2015
Mackinaw City Arts and Craft Show

Beautiful Conkling Heritage Park on South Huron Avenue in Mackinaw City is where you will find this premier Arts & Craft show. The park is located on the waterfront next to the Best Western Plus Dockside.

The show will feature many artists from around the country. Exhibits to include paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and much more. EventTime: 10:00 a.m. till 7:00p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00a.m. till 3:00p.m. on Sunday


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Wednesday Jul 1st 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Jul 4th 2015
Mackinaw City Fourth of July

Celebrate an all American 4th of July in Mackinaw City.

Scheduled Events 1pm to 3pm - Enjoy games on the Marina Lawn (Fun for all ages) 9pm to Dusk - Straits Area Concert Band to perform at Conkling Heritage Park At Dusk - the largest fireworks display in Northern Michigan


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Sunday Jul 5th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Jul 11th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Jul 11th-Jul 13th 2015
Port Huron to Mackinaw Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City

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.

The fastest boats will usually finish Sunday evening


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Tuesday Jul 14th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Jul 18th-Jul 20th 2015
107th Chicago to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw City

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. The fastest boat on record came in at 23 hours, 30 minutes, and 34 seconds in 2002. 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.


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Saturday Jul 18th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Tuesday Jul 21st 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Jul 25th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Tuesday Jul 28th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Aug 1st 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Aug 1st 2015
Mackinaw Area historical Festival - Mackinaw City Hotels

A Day of Historic Fun at Heritage Village FREE Event

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society invites everyone to an old-fashioned celebration of summer in Mackinaw City, 1880's style, on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 in Mackinaw City. The event will feature fun, food, music, vintage baseball, and tours of our restored one-room Freedom School and Pest House Infirmary in Mackinaw City.


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Tuesday Aug 4th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Tuesday Aug 4th 2015
Mackinaw City Antique Show

Come join us in Mackinaw City for the Antique Show. Area Antique Shops display and sell antiques in Mackinaw City. Event: Antique Show Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Location: Mackinaw City High School


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Friday Aug 7th-Aug 9th 2015
International Ironworkers Festival

The International Ironworker Festival is an annual event held each summer in Mackinaw City. It attracts Ironworkers from across the United States and Canada to compete in friendly competition. It is open to the General Public, although only Ironworkers and Retirees can compete in the skilled events. These events include knot tying, rod tying, rivet toss, spud throw, column climb (Field Event), and the World Championship Column Climb. Event: Ironworkers Time: Various Times Throughout the Weekend Location: Mackinaw City High School

Come join us for a fun filled weekend! Location: Mackinaw City High School Time: Various Times Throughout the Weekend


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Saturday Aug 8th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Monday Aug 10th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Aug 15th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Tuesday Aug 18th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The music is good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Friday Aug 21st-Aug 23rd 2015
Corvette Crossroads Auto Show

Mackinaw City is the place to be August 21st - August 24th for the Corvette Crossroads Auto Show! This annual event is hosted by the Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce and supported by the area businesses. It is definitely a must for Corvette vacationers. The Auto Show starts at 10:00 a.m on Saturday and the Corvette Parade across the Mackinac Bridge is Saturday evening at 7:00pm.


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Saturday Aug 22nd 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The musics good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Saturday Aug 22nd-Aug 23rd 2015
Mackinaw City Arts and Craft Show

Join us at Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park in Mackinaw City for this unique Arts and Craft Show on August 22, 2015

The Show will feature many artists from around the country. Exhibits to include: paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and much, much more. Time: 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Location: Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park, South Huron Avenue Mackinaw City.


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Tuesday Aug 25th 2015
Music in Mackinaw - Adjacent Mackinaw City Hotels

Concerts in Conkling Heritage Park right next to the Mackinaw City Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn. All Concerts are Free and located right next to Lake Huron and the new State of Michigan Marina in Mackinaw City. The musics good and best of all, it is absolutely FREE!!!


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Monday Sep 7th 2015
57th Labor Day Bridge Walk

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 11:00a.m. This is the only day of the year that walking the "Mighty Mac" is allowed

The Labor Day Bridge walk is recognized as "The World's Greatest Walking Event"! The walk brings over 70,000 people to the area. Buses are available for transportation to the North end of the bridge. Participants begin on the St. Ignace side of the bidge in the Upper Peninsula and walk south to Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula. At the finish line you are awarded a numbered certificate of completion. Make the LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK a new tradition and join us in Mackinaw City this year. For further information, contact the Mackinac Bridge Authority at 906-643-7600 or visit www.mackinacbridge.org


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Friday Sep 11th-Sep 12th 2015
18th Annual Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival

Join us in Mackinaw City for Hopps of Fun! On September 11th and 12th, 2015, Mackinaw Crossings will host "Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun". This unique event will feature an extensive sampling of 50+ award winning Michigan micro brewed beers and over 40 wines from Michigan's four internationally recognized wine regions.

Food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun! Festival grounds are located at Mackinaw Crossings in Downtown Mackinaw City. Time: 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Friday, and 1:00p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Saturday


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Friday Sep 11th-Sep 12th 2015
8th Annual Antique Tractors Mackinac Bridge Crossing Parade

Come watch HUNDREDS of unique tractors in this year's Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade starting in Mackinaw City and crossing over the Mighty Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace.


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Friday Sep 18th-Sep 20th 2015
Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour

Join us for a one of a kind bike tour that has become a tradition for many bikers in Michigan and in surrounding states. On Saturday, September 18th, over 300 participants celebrate a 25, 50, 75, or 100 mile bike tour along the shores of Lake Michigan. The routes are clearly marked and a number of rest areas dot the course. SAG Safety Wagons also circle the route to ensure safety for riders.

Join us in Mackinaw City for the most breathtaking ride of the season. The Saturday tour begins at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center. Participants depart between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. depending on route taken. Registration is held at the Recreation Center, Friday, September 12th from 1:00 pm. to 8:00 pm and Saturday, September 14th from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Complete the weekend with a tour across the Mackinac Bridge on Sunday, September 14th. The tour begins promptly at 7:00a.m. from the Fort Michilimackinac parking lot. This is a one way tour. Bikers continue to the Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry Dock in St.Ignace and are transported back to Mackinaw City. ONLY 400 RIDERS ARE ALLOWED FOR THE BRIDGE RIDE, SO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. YOU MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, AND ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR HELMETS.


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Saturday Sep 19th-Sep 21st 2015
20th Annual Big Truck Show and Parade of Lights

20th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show See these awesome semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/art work and neon light displays. Come see the spectacular view of the lighted big trucks as they parade through South Huron Avenue and Central Avenue Saturday night.

September 20th: Semi-Trucks on Display September 19th: Mackinac Bridge "Parade of Lights" at dusk starting in St. Ignace crossing the "Mighty Mac" to Mackinaw City and then will return to St. Ignace. September 20th and 21st: Semi-Trucks on Display & Awards Ceremony Location: St.Ignace Downtown / Parade through Mackinaw City Downtown


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Thursday Oct 1st-Oct 31st 2015
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 9th-Oct 10th 2015
Fort Fright at Michilimackinac

Michilimackinac to Turn into "Fort Fright" October 9th and 10th, 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 9th-Oct 17th 2015
38th Annual Fall Shoppers Festival

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


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Saturday Oct 10th 2015
7th 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 2015. 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!

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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Sunday Oct 25th 2015
Halloween Festival- Party Dixie Saloon Mackinaw C

Biggest Dance Party in Mackinaw City at the Dixie Saloon all for Free located in Downtown Mackinaw City.


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