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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. Grand Hotel Sunday August 12th, 2018 - 12:45 pm Learn more about how the Grand Hotel Ominbuses are restored and make time to come visit this fall to see them in person with our Celebrate Michigan Package! Read More [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois News and Specials
Hotel Iroquois On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Hotel Iroquois On Facebook. Hotel Iroquois on the Beach Monday August 13th, 2018 - 6:21 am One fine day. Early morning on Mackinac. ... See MoreSee LessView on Facebook·ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google PlusShare on Linked InShare by EmailLikes: 211Shares: 13Comments: 13 Comment on [...] 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. Mission Point Resort – Wawashkamo Golf Package For the golf enthusiasts, experience Michigan’s most historic golf course, Wawashkamo Golf Club. Everything you need for a perfect day out on the course is included – clubs, carts, lunch [...] 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. Main Street Inn and Suites Sunday July 1st, 2018 - 2:45 pm Happy early 4th of July. A wonderful guest of ours returned today and brought us these beautiful cookies. ... See MoreSee LessView on [...] 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. Harbour View Inn shared Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau's post. [...] 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. <> Island House Hotel Sunday August 5th, [...] 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

Mark Lavengood – Music In The Park – August 2, 2018
[ August 2, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Grand Rapids' native son Mark Lavengood is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, band leader, mentor, an active member of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, and emeritus member of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Affectionately known as "Huggy Bear," he employs his many skills to engage and collaborate with communities through song and voice. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With [...] more...

The Harmaleighs – Music In The Park – August 9, 2018
[ August 9, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] The Harmaleighs honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. With "shimmering harmonies that evoke First Aid Kit and Lucius" (The Revue), The Harmaleighs make "spine-tingling, ethereally potent kind of music that gets embedded in the brain for the long haul, but that never wears out [...] more...

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – August 24 – 26, 2018
[ August 24, 2018 to August 26, 2018. ] Calling all Fudgies!!! For more than a century, Mackinac Island’s fudge has been an institution that’s become famous worldwide.  Fudge devotees are known as “fudgies” – a term that is also synonymous with Northern Michigan tourists. Most people don’t need an excuse to indulge in a piece or two of creamy, decadent fudge. But, for those [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – August 31 – September 3, 2018
[ August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018. ] 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, full breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. You will also enjoy [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 28 – 29, 2018
[ October 28, 2018 to October 29, 2018. ] You’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close Grand Hotel’s doors for the winter months. This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a [...] more...

Mission Point Resort – Mother’s Day Package – May 12-13, 2018
[ May 12, 2018 to May 13, 2018. ] Spoil mom the way she deserves this Mother’s Day – with a weekend getaway to one of Michigan’s most beautiful destinations: Mission Point! Come see the blooming daffodils and crabapple trees and embrace Mackinac Island in springtime. Package starts at $249.00 per room based on double occupancy. Package Includes: Accommodations for one night One two-course dinner in [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 11 – 13, 2018
[ May 11, 2018 to May 13, 2018. ] 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...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 8 – 17, 2018
[ June 8, 2018 to June 17, 2018. ] The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 8 through 17, 2018. 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, horse drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, wine tastings, A Taste of Mackinac Culinary [...] more...

A Taste of Mackinac – June 14, 2018
[ June 14, 2018; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Don't miss the culinary event of the summer! Island chefs come together to meet and greet while sharing their creations. Tickets include buffet styled food, drinks by Coca Cola and Starbucks as well as craft beers, Michigan wines (must be 21) and sweets by the Island Fudge Shops. more...

Matt Gabriel – Music In The Park – June 21, 2018
[ June 21, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Matt Gabriel is a singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country. The quality of Folk and Blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit. A must-see live show with a very approachable recorded sound. It’s music you can trust and believe in. Listen <> 7pm, [...] more...

Rocket Boosters – Music In The Park – June 28, 2018
[ June 28, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] The greatest groove explosion on this side of the galaxy. Their mission: to send you out to the further reaches of matter through musical exploration. Listen <> 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 foothills of [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 3 – 6, 2018
[ July 3, 2018 to July 6, 2018. ] 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...

Mission Point Resort – Fourth of July Fireworks on Mackinac Package – July 3 – 5, 2018
[ July 3, 2018 to July 5, 2018. ] There is no better place to be than on Mackinac Island for the Fourth of July and there is no better way to see the fireworks than on Mission Point's private fireworks cruise. Package starts at $385.00 per adult based on double occupancy. Package Includes: Accommodations for two nights Daily breakfast in Round Island Bar & Grill [...] more...

An American Picnic at Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2018
[ July 4, 2018; 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...

Chain of Lakes – Music In The Park – July 5, 2018
[ July 5, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Described by Scott Warren of The Rapidian as "Occupying a place all its own somewhere between county, folk, and rock, the music of Chain of Lakes shares a unifying sensibility similar to the work coming out of several of the rising stars on our West Michigan scene right now. Kyle Rasche has successfully captured that feeling, [...] more...

The Appleseed Collective – Music In The Park – July 12, 2018
[ July 12, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] The sounds of The Appleseed Collective are as diverse as the personalities that create them. Steeped in a rich rural Bluegrass, Irish fiddle culture, Motown, Indian Classical, and dixieland sounds, the Appleseed Collective "sweeps out the various corners of American music, taking a long look at both the sublime and the strange. The group explores both [...] more...

2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – July 14 – 17, 2018
[ July 14, 2018 to July 17, 2018. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race - which will begin on Saturday, July 14, 2018 – is recognized as one of the most challenging freshwater boat races in the world. Join the excitement of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race as boat racers sail Michigan's Great Lakes to reach their final destination, Mackinac Island. It’s all Pure Michigan [...] more...

Abigail Stauffer – Music In The Park – July 19, 2018
[ July 19, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Folk siren Abigail Stauffer turns the language of acoustic, pop, and neo-soul music into an irresistible invitation to heal and be healed. Every song is a captivating showcase of confidence and vulnerability, crafting a balance of pain, hope, and joy. As an artist who writes about the things that really matter, Abigail will warm your heart [...] more...

Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 21 – 24, 2018
[ July 21, 2018 to July 24, 2018. ] Sailors from 15 different U.S. states as well as Ontario, Switzerland, and as far off as Hong Kong, are preparing for the race of a lifetime – the 333 mile Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust. The Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 21, 2018 with 3,000 sailors [...] more...

The Moxie Strings – Music In The Park – July 26, 2018
[ July 26, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, joined by percussionist, Fritz McGirr, have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of their instruments. Their polished, [...] more...

The Accidentals – Music In The Park – July 29, 2018
[ July 29, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT: JULY 29, 7:00PM IN MARQUETTE PARK Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI. Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals have recorded and released three studio albums to popular applause [...] more...

Mackinac Island – Where The Butterflies Dance
by Michael Wetzel (Editors Note: In 1992, Michael Wetzel interviewed Doug Beardsley, founder of the Original Butterfly House, and wrote this article which he used it for his Masters thesis. It wonderfully captures the spirit of the Butterfly House. Reprinted with permission of the author.) As I linger among the multiple pastels of historic homes and guesthouses, [...] more...

Tulips Blooming on Mackinac Island – May 17 & 18, 2009
Summer continues to come to Mackinac Island… it’s the tulips now that are blooming and they are putting on a colorful show… if you are arriving this week or this weekend you’ll have lots and lots of brilliant red and orange and yellow tulips to brighten your day… . For More Photos From Mackinac Island Click Here! . more...

MACKINAC ISLAND EXPERIENCE PACKAGE
Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company Mackinac Island Enjoy a day on Mackinac Island and experience a historical treasure. Arriving by ferry boat, you’ll embark on a horse-drawn island tour with Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, visit the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, step back in time at historic Fort Mackinac and tour the Grand Hotel. The Mackinac Experience [...] more...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Celebrate 50th Anniversary
This summer, Mackinac State Historic Parks will celebrate its 50th anniversary and you’re invited to come and enjoy this enchanting destination with its canopies of cedars and birches, limestone bluffs, wildflowers, Victorian charm and fascinating history. These are the natural wonders and captivating features that make this area one of the scenic places that [...] more...

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