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Mackinac Island News and Specials

Grand Hotel News and Specials
Grand Hotel On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Grand Hotel Page On Facebook. Grand Hotel shared their post. Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 - 4:00 pm ... See MoreSee LessGrand HotelWe are honored that Grand Hotel was recognized yesterday at the Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism for creating a video that captures [...] 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 shared a photo. Friday December 16th, 2016 - 8:45 am Winter weather has started on Mackinac.1000' freighter James R. Barker crossing the channel at an unusual angle, following a layover east of St. Ignace in the [...] more...

Mission Point Resort News and Specials
Mission Point Resort On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Mission Point Resort Page On Facebook. Mission Point shared their event. Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 - 1:10 pm Don't forget to sign up for the Fustini's Taste of Mission Point class in Holland, MI tomorrow!Taste of Mission Point HollandMar 23, 6:00pmFustini's Oils & Vinegars [...] 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 Escape life’s everyday hustle n’ bustle and visit Mackinac [...] 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 Saturday March 4th, 2017 - 5:46 pm Sharing our view with you. What a beautiful day! ... See MoreSee LessView on Facebook·ShareLikes: 244Shares: 524Comments: 13Comment on FacebookBeautiful!Wow, what a MAGNIFICENT [...] 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 On Facebook Below are the latest postings from The Inn at Stonecliffe On Facebook. The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island [...] 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 with I got married on Mackinac [...] more...

Metivier Inn News and Specials
Please check back or call (906) 847-6234 for 2017 specials! Metivier Inn opens for the 2017 season on May 18, 2017 and closes on October 28, 2017. Room rates are daily, based on single or double occupancy, up to quad occupancy for the suite and two-queen room. Rooms are subject to state tax, hotel service charge and [...] more...

Entertainment Events on Mackinac Island

Pink Pony Opening Day! – May 4, 2017
[ May 4, 2017; 4:00 pm; ] Join us for our opening day of the Pink Pony Bar & Grill! It's sure to be Yachts and Yachts of fun for all! more...

Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 12 – 14, 2017
[ May 12, 2017 to May 14, 2017. ] 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 our Front Porch and enjoy the beauty of the Straits [...] more...

Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 20 – 21, 2017
[ May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017. ] THE 28th ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK BIKE BASH THE WEEKEND OF MAY 20-21st, 2017 The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island. THIS IS NOT A RACE!!! The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Titanic at the Grand – June 2 – 4, 2017
[ June 2, 2017 to June 4, 2017. ] A First Class Experience Set sail in April 1912 and experience a First Class Fashion Show featuring vintage 1912 era Men and Women’s styles of clothing. What did First Class passengers wear for the fateful dinner? Find out what was packed in their trunks to prepare for such a voyage during the First Class Fashion Show. [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 9 – 18, 2017
[ June 9, 2017 to June 18, 2017. ] Celebrating Mackinac's lilac collection began in 1949 after a conversation with Evangilene “Ling” Horn and Nurse Stella King who encouraged the then teen and today's Mackinac Island Carriage Tours veterinarian Dr. Bill Chambers to have a parade on Lilac Sunday. The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse drawn [...] more...

A Taste of Mackinac – June 15, 2017
[ June 15, 2017; 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...

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend – June 23 – 25, 2017
[ June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017. ] 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 the 23rd annual weekend celebrating the arts while enjoying the splendor of Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island. Join in pre-dinner cocktail receptions, fine dining, and performances showcasing [...] more...

Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament – July 4, 2017
[ July 4, 2017; ] The annual 4th of July tournament on Mackinac Island is sure to be another crowd pleaser. Everyone is eligible to compete in the tournament. The more the merrier. The tournament is open to all ages and always occurs at Windermere Pointe Beach (Located next to Hotel Iroquois) every year at 10:00 am on the 4th of July. [...] more...

Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 15 – 18, 2017
[ July 15, 2017 to July 7, 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 Veuve Clicquot. The Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 15, 2017 with 3,000 [...] more...

2017 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – July 22 – 25, 2017
[ July 22, 2017 to July 24, 2017. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race will begin on Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 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 from start [...] more...

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – August 18 – 20, 2017
[ August 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017. ] Calling all Fudgies!!! While fudge was not invented on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island’s fudge has become the most popular fudge in America. The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival celebrates the creamy goodness with events such as Dining Under the Influence of Fudge, Fudge on the Rocks, Michigan Craft Brew Beer Tastings, Great Turtle Slow Ride and the coveted [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 1 – 4, 2017
[ September 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017. ] Experience Grand Hotel during the finest musical weekend of the year. Escape to America’s Summer Place for the Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful Jazz music played by some of the country’s top performers. This year presents our strongest performer line-up and we hope you will join us. Presenting Jason Marsalis Friday evening for the opening performance [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – September 15 – 17, 2017
[ September 15, 2017 12:00 am to September 17, 2017 12:00 am. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 9th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 130th Anniversary in 2017. Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian and Concierge will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. [...] 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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