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Grand Hotel News and Specials
Grand Hotel On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Grand Hotel Page On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsGrand Hotel added 15 new photos — with Michigan Golf Live Radio/TV at Grand Hotel. Monday June 17th, 2019 - 4:41 pm Our Summer Michigan Golf Live Package named [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois News and Specials
Hotel Iroquois On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Hotel Iroquois On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsHotel Iroquois on the Beach shared a post. Friday May 24th, 2019 - 8:51 pm Artists in residence #barnwelllandscape #iroquoishotel #mackinacisland Jack Barnwell and Ben Fiolek ... See MoreSee [...] more...

Mission Point Resort News and Specials
Here are some of the latest lodging specials at Mission Point Resort. For a complete list, visit Mission Point Resort Website. Pre-season Experience at Mission Point – April 26 – May 16, 2019[ April 26, 2019 to May 16, 2019. ] Experience Mission Point before everyone else with our exclusive early season special. The snow has just [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel News and Specials
Check out the latest from the Chippewa Hotel in the Chippewa’s facebook feed to the right or click through to the Chippewa Hotel on Facebook. Live entertainment nightly during the summer of the Pink Pony Bar & Grill. Keep up with the latest entertainment news at the Pink Pony on Facebook. Chippewa Hotel News and Specials Chippewa Hotel [...] more...

Lilac Tree Suites News and Specials
Check out the latest from the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa in the Lilac Tree’s facebook feed to the right or click through to the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa on Facebook. Lilac Tree Suites & Spa News and Specials Lilac Tree Suites & Spa – Wawashkamo Golf Package One Night Package Includes: • 18-holes of golf at Wawashkamo [...] more...

Main Street Inn and Suites News and Specials
Main Street Inn and Suites On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Main Street Inn and Suites On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsMain Street Inn and Suites Tuesday May 21st, 2019 - 2:44 pm This is the fabulous view from the Pink Pony Patio, our favorite [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos and Suites News and Specials
Mackinac Island Lakebluff Condos at Stonecliffe are situated high atop the West Bluff on beautiful Mackinac Island. There are acres of bike trails, walking trails and roads throughout and around Mackinac Island. Our accommodations have panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge with awesome sunsets on the grounds of of Stonecliffe [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe News and Specials
Discretely situated high atop the west bluff of Mackinac Island, The Inn at Stonecliffe welcomes you to experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. The Inn at Stonecliffe – Boat, Buggy & Breakfast Package We want to help make your summer vacation as easy as possible. Our Boat, Buggy [...] more...

Harbour View Inn News and Specials
Immerse yourself in the ​historic​ charm that has made Mackinac Island famous when you stay at the Harbour View Inn – a hotel with a fascinating history of its own. Harbour View Inn On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Harbour View Inn Page On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and [...] more...

Island House Hotel News and Specials
Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Island House Hotel On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Island House Hotel Page On Facebook. <> Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, [...] more...

Metivier Inn News and Specials
Please check back or call (906) 847-6234 for 2018 specials! Metivier Inn opens for the 2018 season on May 17, 2018 and closes on October 27, 2018. • Rates based on single or double occupancy, up to quad occupancy for the suite and two-queen room • Subject to state tax, hotel service charge and tourism assessment [...] more...

Entertainment Events on Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel – Spring Needle Art Seminar – May 5 – 10, 2019
[ May 5, 2019 to May 10, 2019. ] Available May 5 - 10, 2019 Package Price: One night: $460, Two nights: $840 Three nights: $1,035, Four nights: $1,190 Five nights: $1,350 Rates are per room based on single or double occupancy. Registration form with rate details will be coming soon. <> Visit Grand Hotel Website >>>> <>

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Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 10 – 12, 2019
[ May 10, 2019 to May 12, 2019. ] Spend time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel during Mother’s Day Weekend. Unwind as your family relaxes while our staff handles all the details. Take a bicycle ride or hike around Mackinac Island. Sit in a rocking chair on the World’s Longest Front Porch while enjoying the beauty of [...] more...

Grand Hotel – AAA Memorial Day Weekend Package – May 25 – 27, 2019
[ May 25, 2019 to May 27, 2019. ] When Memorial Day arrives, it is time to join us on Mackinac Island for a weekend of old-fashioned island fun and the unofficial start to summer! Sit back and relax in a rocking chair on the World’s Longest Porch or take a bike ride around Mackinac Island and explore the beauty and historic landmarks around the island. [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Titanic at the Grand – May 31 – June 2, 2019
[ May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019. ] For any of our past guests who thought the Titanic at the Grand was sinkable, it is not. Every year has a new turn and you will not want to miss another exciting year gathering with friends and other Titanic enthusiasts. Friday evening join the crew and your fellow passengers on deck as we wave goodbye [...] more...

Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package – June 7 – 16, 2019
[ June 7, 2019 to June 16, 2019. ] Come visit during one of Mackinac Island’s most beautiful times of the year! The 71st Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island is a ten-day festival held in honor of the flower Mackinac Island is known for. The lilac is a spectacular variety with a distinct history. In fact, some are more than 200 years old. We invite [...] more...

Mission Point Resort – Lilac Festival Package – June 7 – 16, 2019
[ June 7, 2019 to June 16, 2019. ] Celebrate the annual island-wide Mackinac Island Lilac Festival at Mission Point - the perfect home base to experience the events going on each day during the Lilac Festival! Enjoy endless activities throughout the week during one of the most beautiful times of the year. The 2019 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is June 7-16, 2019. Package [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 7 – 16, 2019
[ June 7, 2019 to June 16, 2019. ] The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 7 through 16, 2019. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K Run/Walk, horse drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, wine tastings, A Taste of Mackinac [...] more...

Sunny Wilkinson (with Paul Bedour) – Music In The Park – June 20, 2019
[ June 20, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Sunny Wilkinson has taken her place in that elite group of jazz vocalists who have stretched the boundaries and found themselves "one of a kind." Sunny has sung with music icons such as The Count Basie Orchestra, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Milt Hinton, Curtis Fuller and many more. Paul BeDour [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Dorothy Draper School of Decorating – June 21 – 23, 2019
[ June 21, 2019 to June 23, 2019. ] Announcing the 5th Annual Dorothy Draper School of Decorating at America’s Summer Place. Come experience a Day of Decorating with host Carleton Varney, one of the most well known interior designers and President of Dorothy Draper and Company of New York City. Participants of the School of Decorating will explore the art of creating beautiful bold interiors during two design [...] more...

Scale Model (with Gabi Bowditch) – Music In The Park – June 27, 2019
[ June 27, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Scale Model is a synth-pop/rock band based in Nashville, TN. They combine interweaving guitars and synthesizers with catchy vocal melodies and a danceable rhythm section to create a sound that transcends the staples of pop. Gabi Bowditch is an energetic musician who loves to engage with those around her as she incorporates all genres, decades and [...] more...

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend – June 28 – 30, 2019
[ June 28, 2019 to June 30, 2019. ] Announcing the 25th Anniversary of Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Join faculty, alumni and students from the Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters, the celebrated home of art, theatre, language, literature, innovation and creativity at the University, as they convene for a very special 25th Anniversary weekend. Celebrate the future of art through sustainability, while enjoying [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 3 – 6, 2019
[ July 3, 2019 to July 6, 2019. ] Join us for this Grand island tradition at America’s Summer Place as we celebrate the Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration. This package is a perfect tradition to continue every year for the entire family. Experience the children’s carnival, ice cream social, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden, free golf for ages 17 and younger [...] more...

Jetty Rae – Music In The Park – July 4, 2019
[ July 4, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Jetty Rae is a singer and songwriter originally from Northern Michigan. She has been singing, touring, and recording since 2004. Jetty Rae shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit where she was handpicked by Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride as the featured local artist. <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - [...] more...

Star Spangled Fourth of July – Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2019
[ July 4, 2018; 2:00 pm; ] The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting. It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period, performances of patriotic music, and Victorian children’s games. Guests join the party and participate in Victorian dances and games on the fort parade ground. When: Thursday, July 4 2:00 pm [...] more...

An American Picnic at Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2019
[ July 4, 2019; 6:30 pm; ] Checkered red and white tablecloths spread on the grass of Fort Mackinac’s parade grounds create a patchwork quilt welcoming hungry patriots with Grand Hotel’s all-you-can-eat tangy BBQ baby back ribs, grilled chicken breasts, hamburgers, hot dogs, turkey burgers, corn on the cob, and a slew of salads, fixings and desserts. Stay for the fireworks! An American [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Grand Princess and Superhero Package – July 7 – 9, 2019
[ July 7, 2019 to July 9, 2019. ] Announcing the 2nd Annual Grand Princess and Superhero Package Your princess or superhero will have a Grand time dressing up as their favorite princess or superhero at America’s Summer Place. Arrive ready to spend time with your child’s favorite princesses and superheroes for two days filled with fun activities and entertainment. The enchantment will begin on [...] more...

Bassel and the Supernaturals – Music In The Park – July 11, 2019
[ July 11, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Bassel & The Supernaturals combines funk and soul with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria. Their latest album draws inspiration from artists such as Snarky Puppy, Jamiroquai, and Steely Dan's "Aja." They've been featured on PRI, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Paste Magazine, Huffington Post, NowThis, and many others. <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – July 12 – 14, 2019
[ July 12, 2019 to July 14, 2019. ] Please join Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, and Joy Anne Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyard for Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend. Elizabeth is the eighth woman Sommelier in the world who enjoys sharing her vast knowledge every season with our guests during this special themed weekend or helping you choose the perfect wine during your meal [...] more...

Megan Dooley – Music In The Park – July 18, 2019
[ July 18, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Megan Dooley is a guitar playing, ukulele strumming, whistling Michigan songstress performing with a myriad of players and genres, rightly dubbed "The First Lady of Kalamazoo". <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the [...] more...

Darby O. Bell (with Pete Kehoe) – Music In The Park – July 25, 2019
[ July 25, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Darby O. Bell released her debut album in 2018 filled with songs she wrote following her leave from the group while living in Alanson. Bell left the Young Americans in 2017 and moved to Michigan where she lives and performs in the Petoskey area. Pete Kehoe is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, award-winning composer, producer & engineer [...] more...

Echoes – Music In The Park – August 1, 2019
[ August 1, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Echoes is a collectivist ensemble whose music pairs futuristic electronic sounds with focused improvisations to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Over the course of almost four years they have toured North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In 2018, the band released its first EP, “Square Two,” and their first LP will be [...] more...

The Go Rounds (with Brian Thomas) – Music In The Park – August 8, 2019
[ August 8, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] The Go Rounds have used Psychedelic Americana Pop, Twang-Rock & Jelly-Roll and [bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n roll confetti] as placeholders intending to cast an umbrella over the sprawling landscape of their sound. The result is an experience that is at once accessible, engaging, evocative and surprising– the comfort of [...] more...

Britney Stoney (with F I N K E L) – Music In The Park – August 15, 2019
[ August 15, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose performance career began at open mic nights throughout the city. She now plays at festivals and events across metropolitan Detroit such as Arts, Beats, & Eats, River Days, Meridian Winter Blast and at Campus Martius Park. Stoney is deeply inspired by the human experience and hopes [...] more...

Friends with the Weather (with Wixie Harrington) – Music In The Park – August 22, 2019
[ August 22, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Friends with the Weather is a project from the trio of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalists Seth Hendricks, Chris Good, and David Hupp. Friends with the Weather brings a freshness of new material, written in the midst of unique times, creating new sonic textures amidst new collaborations. The band joins the community supported music collective, Earthwork Music, that believes [...] more...

The Grand Garden Show Presented By Proven Winners – August 25 – 27, 2019
[ August 25, 2019 to August 27, 2019. ] Announcing the 7th Annual Grand Garden Show presented by Proven Winners, the world’s #1 plant brand. Join us for this special gardening weekend located at the world’s largest summer resort providing a spectacular and memorable setting. Celebrate the beauty of flowers while you surround yourself with the rich history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. This [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – August 30 – September 2, 2019
[ August 30, 2019 to September 2, 2019. ] For your listening pleasure, you’re invited to enjoy the mastery of top jazz virtuosos during daytime concerts in the Tea Garden and evening performances in the Theatre. The package includes evening cocktail receptions, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, a full breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. You will also [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 6 – 8, 2019
[ September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019. ] Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier Raise a glass this September for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. The weekend will begin Friday evening with a Welcome Reception followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. Saturday, enjoy two different wine tasting seminars. Later that evening, enjoy featured wines at the Grand Cocktail Reception and a special private dinner hosted by Neyers [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – September 27 – 29, 2019
[ September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019. ] Girlfriends Getaway Weekend is the perfect time of year to escape and relax with friends at a 4 diamond resort hotel on Mackinac Island. The fall season on Mackinac Island provides the solitude you need. Enjoy beautiful views while relaxing on the world’s longest porch. The package includes all fitness and wellness programs, a full breakfast [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 4 – 6, 2019
[ October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 11th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 132nd Anniversary in 2019. Saturday morning Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. [...] more...

Island House Hotel – Macktoberfest – October 5, 2019
[ October 5, 2019; 6:00 pm; ] What do you get when you celebrate a classic Bavarian festival – Mackinac Island style…. Macktoberfest! Gals pack your dirndl and guys grab your lederhosen for an evening of an old-fashioned stein hoisting, traditional German fare, singing and dancing to festive folk music at the historic Island House Hotel. Brush up on the rules of Hammerschlagen. Friday, [...] more...

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