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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 Friday July 21st, 2017 - 10:58 am Afternoons at Grand Hotel are best spent sitting on the rockers and taking in the gorgeous view of the straits! ... See MoreSee LessView on Facebook·ShareLikes: 828Shares: 73Comments: 42Comment on FacebookExactly [...] 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 Sunday July 16th, 2017 - 7:45 am Welcome to the 109th CYC-Mac racers, family and friends. See you soon. ... See MoreSee LessView on Facebook·ShareLikes: 24Shares: 0Comments: 0Comment on FacebookHotel Iroquois on the Beach Monday [...] 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 Friday July 21st, 2017 - 1:27 pm We are so honored to have been named the "Best Place to Stay" in Michigan by Condé Nast Traveler! ... See MoreSee LessThe Best Place to Stay in Every [...] 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 Wednesday July 19th, 2017 - 2:23 pm Love this view! We always have yachts and yachts of fun during the races! ... See MoreSee LessView on Facebook·ShareLikes: 28Shares: 8Comments: 0Comment [...] 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 added 2 new photos. Tuesday July [...] 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

Mission Point Resort – Cookbook Series
New to Mission Point and a Mackinac Island exclusive, the Mission Point Cookbook Series is a special weeklong dinner menu of quintessential dishes curated from classic cookbooks. The third week of the month, May through October May Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan June The Silver Palate by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins July The Gramercy Tavern by Dorothy Kalins [...] more...

Benjaman James – Music In The Park – July 20, 2017
[ July 20, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Traverse City native Benjaman James is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with roots in funk, jazz, R&B, and soul. Benjaman inspires his audience by generating dance-worthy, captivating music that takes listeners on an energetic improvisational journey. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National [...] 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...

Olivia Millerschin – Music In The Park – July 27, 2017
[ July 27, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Olivia Millerschin won a John Lennon Songwriting Award, was a quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent, and a finalist in the Detroit Music Awards and the West Coast’s LA Music Critics Awards. She infuses clever lyrics, haunting melodies, and colorful folk with pop and soulful elements. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer [...] more...

The Swift Brothers – Music In The Park – August 3, 2017
[ August 3, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] If you like Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers, you'll love The Swift Brothers. With a variety of instruments and equipment from guitars and banjos to foot percussion and digital effect pedals, the duo takes on a wide variety of covers ranging from The Ramones to Mazzy Star while taking pride in their ability to create [...] more...

Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe – Music In The Park – August 10, 2017
[ August 10, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Olivia Mainville has toured with Caravan of Thieves, and has collaborated with Michigan artists including the Ragbirds, the Appleseed Collective, the Accidentals, and Jack and the Bear. She has appeared at Michigan venues including Blissfest, the Majestic in Detroit, and the Ark in Ann Arbor. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer [...] more...

Gifts or Creatures – Music In The Park – August 17, 2017
[ August 17, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Gifts or Creatures is the musical pursuit of husband-wife duo Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple fuses a blend of midwestern folklore, old world history and cinematic soundscapes to create a trove of antique Americana. Both are also active members of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, advocating for original music and environmental awareness throughout the Great Lakes region. Listen <> 7pm, [...] 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...

The Grand Garden Show Featuring Proven Winners – August 27 – 29, 2017
[ August 27, 2017 to August 29, 2017. ] Announcing the 5th 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 will [...] 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 – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 8 – 10, 2017
[ September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017. ] Raise a glass this September for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception followed by a five-course dinner in the Main Dining Room. Saturday enjoy two different wine tasting sessions featuring different varietals of Domaine Carneros with host Eileen Crane of Domaine Carneros and Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer. Elizabeth [...] 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...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 13 – 15, 2017
[ October 13, 2017 to October 15, 2017. ] Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his orchestra. The Jerry [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – October 13 – 15, 2017
[ October 13, 2017 to October 15, 2017. ] 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, Friday and Saturday wine and champagne receptions, shopping, and Astor’s Salon and Spa, [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 20 – 22, 2017
[ October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017. ] Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us this October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend with The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. Guests will take part in a 1930s Old Hollywood cast party weekend with the show “Best Laid Plans.” The intrigue [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 29 – 30, 2017
[ October 29, 2017 to October 30, 2017. ] 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...

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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