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Grand Hotel News and Specials
Grand Hotel On Facebook Facebook Contest – Enter Now Through August 12, 2021 Below are the latest postings from the Grand Hotel Page On Facebook. Grand Hotel Visit the Grand Hotel Facebook Page >>> Here are some of the upcoming specials at Grand Hotel. For a complete list, visit Grand Hotel Website. Grand Hotel – Grand Hotel Pre-Opening Package – April [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois News and Specials
Hotel Iroquois On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Hotel Iroquois On Facebook. Hotel Iroquois Visit Hotel Iroquois On Facebook >>> Visit Hotel Iroquois Website >>>> Hotel Iroquois chosen #10 in the Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons 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 – Fall Experience Package (2021) One of the most beautiful places to experience Michigan’s iconic fall foliage is Mackinac Island and this package offers the basics for a great fall island experience. Take time [...] 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 icons This message is only visible to admins. Problem displaying Facebook posts. PPCA Error: Due to [...] 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
Metivier Inn opens for the 2021 season on May 13, 2021 and closes on October 23, 2021. • 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 fee • Call (906) 847-6234 or Visit Metivier Inn’s [...] more...

Entertainment Events on Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 6 – 8, 2022
[ May 6, 2022 to May 8, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, May 6 • Depart Sunday, May 8, 2022 For the family of it, for the joy of it, have an unforgettable time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel during our Mother’s Day Weekend celebrations. From special receptions, daily activities, and nightly entertainment to a delectable Grand Luncheon [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – May 6 – 8, 2022
[ May 6, 2022 to May 8, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, May 6 • Depart Sunday, May 8, 2022 For the fun and fancy of it, meet us on the dance floor for our annual Ballroom Dance Weekend. There’s no better place to enjoy the sophistication of ballroom dancing than Grand Hotel, where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Grand Distillers Weekend – May 13 – 15, 2022
[ May 13, 2022 to May 15, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, May 13 • Depart Sunday, May 15, 2022 Raise a glass and join in the festivities at Grand Hotel’s 2nd annual Grand Distillers Weekend, where old-world meets new spirit! Enjoy a series of unique spirits from Michigan’s own Iron Fish Distillery, specialty hand-crafted cocktails, and a memorable tasting dinner created by our Executive Chef, [...] more...

Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 20, 21 & 22, 2022
[ May 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022. ] 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 outdoor enthusiasts (3,000-4,000) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 3 – 12, 2022
[ June 3, 2022 to June 12, 2022. ] The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 3 through 12, 2022. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities for the 74th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K Run/Walk, horse drawn carriage tours, the [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! – Music In The Park – June 30, 2022
[ June 30, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Round 1 of Mackinac's Got Talent. Experience the boundless creativity of Mackinac Island! Open to all island residents and summer employees. Complete guidelines for entry forthcoming. <> 6:30pm, 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...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 5, 2022
[ July 2, 2022 to July 5, 2022. ] Arrive Saturday, July 2 • Depart Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details: This package has a length of stay requirement of 3 nights. Additional nights are available June 29, 30, July 1, 5, and 6 at some of the lowest rates of the season. New year, new reasons. Come back and join [...] more...

Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament – July 4, 2022
[ July 4, 2022; ] The annual 4th of July tournament on Mackinac Island is sure to be another crowd pleaser. Here is a link to the replay of the 2019 Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament on ESPN * - Click here to view the replay. (NOTE: ESPN subscription may be required.) Everyone is eligible to compete in the tournament. The more [...] more...

Star Spangled Fourth of July – Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2022
[ July 4, 2022; ] 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 games on the fort parade ground. Don’t miss out on this [...] more...

The Moxie Strings – Music In The Park – July 7, 2022
[ July 7, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Equipped with degrees in classical music, The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. Alison performs on a newly-invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin, both through a variety of audio effects pedals. [...] more...

Remnose – Music In The Park – July 14, 2022
[ July 14, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Four want-to-be Yoopers making up-north music from underneath the bridge. Think rowboats, think Lake Superior, think something. <> 6:30pm, 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 Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. [...] more...

2022 Bayview Mackinac Race – July 16 – 19, 2022
[ July 16, 2022 to July 19, 2022. ] The Bayview Mackinac Race - which will begin on Saturday, July 16, 2022 – 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...

Yuriana Sobrino – Music In The Park – July 21, 2022
[ July 21, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Yuriana shared the stage with both National and Internationally famed artists at renowned venues like the Zinco Jazz Club in Mexico City. Tyler Mitchel (bassist with The Sun Ra Orchestra, and Art Taylor), and Gene Perla (Elvin Jones’ bassist) to mention a couple, making a name for herself in the Mexican jazz scene as one of [...] more...

Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – July 22 – 26, 2022
[ July 22, 2022 to July 25, 2022. ] 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 Friday, July 22, 2022 (cruising division) and [...] more...

FINKEL – Music In The Park – July 28, 2022
[ July 28, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] FINKEL is a married couple that likes to do out-of-the-box stuff to create music. Their next album, Islanders, is coming soon with a feature length doc., to be screened Friday, July 29 at Mission Point Theater (the day after this performance). Welcome to a fever dream. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer [...] more...

Nashon Holloway – Music In The Park – August 4, 2022
[ August 4, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] With a name meaning “oracle” Nashon was born to sing healing. NPR refers to her live music as “crisp and colorful,” and the soulful sound of her jazz-tinged voice and guitar-playing is where Jill Scott meets Lianne La Havas. Having composed for symphony orchestra, she has embraced the divine privilege of recording with producer Narada Michael [...] more...

Charlie Millard Band – Music In The Park – August 11, 2022
[ August 11, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] A pianist, guitarist and songwriter from Alanson who performs regularly across northern Michigan, Charlie Millard hosts a regular open-mic night in Petoskey and fronts his own indie-rock band. “Ray Charles, Greg Brown, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison are staples in the house along with a bit of blues,” said Millard, whose skills were honed with help [...] more...

Michigan Rattlers – Music In The Park – August 18, 2022
[ August 18, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), Christian Wilder (piano), and Tony Audia (drums) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. They regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! (Finals) – Music In The Park – August 25, 2022
[ August 25, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] The grand finale of the third annual Mackinac-Island talent showcase, featuring island residents and employees from all over the world. Don't miss the unforgettable finale of this city-wide talent showcase and award ceremony. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic [...] more...

Scott Mulvahill – Music In The Park – September 1, 2022
[ September 1, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Raised in Houston, Scott Mulvahill cut his teeth as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ acclaimed band, Kentucky Thunder. The group toured internationally for five years, backed by the bottom-heavy pulse of Mulvahill's upright bass. Along the way, he also composed music of his own, shining a light on the genre-jumping influences — Paul Simon’s sophisticated [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 2 – 5, 2022
[ September 2, 2022 to September 5, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, September 2 • Depart Sunday, September 5, 2022 For the experience of it, for the joy of it: Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in fabulous jazz music, played by some of the country’s top performers. Interact with the artists during Q&A sessions, then take in late-night performances [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 23 – 25, 2022
[ September 23, 2022 to September 25, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, September 23 • Depart Sunday, September 25 2022 This October, raise a glass to something new-world, something old-world, at our Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, for an array of themed events including a Welcome Reception, morning and early afternoon wine seminars, and featured wines at a special private [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 7 – 9, 2022
[ October 7, 2022 to October 9, 2022. ] Each year, our Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of the most popular and special events during the Grand Hotel season. It’s the perfect time for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic, and a chance to visit with many people who played a role in the movie. This [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 16 – 18, 2022
[ October 16, 2022 to October 18, 2022. ] Sunday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 18, 2022 For the joy of it, for the magic of it, come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel. Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members: Lee Black – Tenor Scott Fowler – Lead Singer Brayan Walker – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Garrett Anderson – Pianist We are also pleased to [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 21 – 23, 2022
[ October 21, 2022 to October 23, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, October 21 • Depart Sunday, October 23, 2022 Consider yourself warned: Not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company, founded in Michigan. The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Halloween at the Grand – October 28 – 30, 2022
[ October 28, 2022 to October 30, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, October 28 • Depart Sunday, October 30, 2022 For activities for young-in-age and young-at-heart, join us for Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel! Experience fall on Mackinac Island and enjoy all the spooktacular activities and ghoulish excitement Grand Hotel offers for the whole family. Package Includes: Grand Hotel Accommodations Breakfast and dinner daily* All resort amenities [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 30 – 31, 2022
[ October 30, 2022 to October 31, 2022. ] Arrive Sunday, October 30 • Depart Monday, October 31, 2022 Something different, something time-honored: 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 an informal atmosphere as we clean out our [...] more...

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar (Virtual) – December 3 -, 2021
[ December 3, 2021; ] Mark your calendars for the start of the Virtual Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar. Look forward to the most magical gifts , balsam pillows , gift certificates , art pieces , unique finds , adventures and more ... Bid high ! Bid often ! All proceeds go to the Churches and Medical Center. Support the Mackinac Island Christmas [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 14 – 16, 2022
[ October 14, 2022 to October 16, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, October 14 • Depart Sunday, October 16, 2022 Visit times before our times. You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 13th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887. Fall is a great time of year to experience the solitude of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. We [...] more...

Mackinac Island Winter Festival – February 1 – 3, 2019
[ February 1, 2019 to February 3, 2019. ] Join Mackinac Island’s winter community at Great Turtle Park for a bonfire cook out, sledding, snow golf, archery, snow volleyball and broom hockey. Mackinac Island School hosts food and Photo Contest to select pictures for the 2020 Mackinac Island Calendar. >>>> Information Below if from Last Year's Winter Festival Check Back For Updates more...

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