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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 Tuesday April 25th, 2017 - 8:00 pm All the beauty of the island is making it's way back with Spring! ... See MoreSee LessView on FacebookShareLikes: 936Shares: 76Comments: 17Comment on FacebookSo beautiful. I miss the rose [...] 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 Tuesday April 11th, 2017 - 9:17 am We are pleased to be considered for the Conde Nast Traveler 2017 Readers' Choice Award. The voting is open and you can support your favorite travel destinations all [...] 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 Wednesday April 26th, 2017 - 5:00 pm Chef Matthew putting the final touches on the homemade marinara sauce for Chianti at Mission Point! ... See MoreSee LessView on FacebookShareLikes: 20Shares: 0Comments: 0Comment on FacebookMission Point [...] 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 Pink Pony [...] 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 Friday April 7th, 2017 - 11:24 am We are less than one month away from opening for the 2017 season. Are you planning on staying with us this summer? If [...] 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 – Lilac Festival Lodging Special – June 9 – 18, 2017[ June 9, 2017 to June 18, 2017. ] Stay [...] 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 Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry's [...] 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...

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...

Pink Pony – Michigan Craft Beer Weekend – May 12 – 14, 2017
[ May 12, 2017 to May 14, 2017. ] Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Michigan Craft Beer Weekend! Well, it’s time to start making your plans to see it for yourself because the Michigan Craft Beer Weekend is coming soon! An expression we have on Mackinac Island is that history repeats itself again and again. And true to form, history will repeat itself at [...] more...

The Tweed Ride – Mission Point Resort – May 13, 2017
[ May 13, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Mission Point Tweed Ride, a ‘Lakeside Ride with a Bit of Style’ Celebrate National Bicycle Month and Mackinac Island’s primary mode of transportation with the Mission Point Tweed Ride, a ‘Lakeside Ride with a Bit of Style. Antique bikes and vintage or traditional British cycling attire, particularly tweed are encouraged. Display your antique bicycle on Mission Point’s spectacular [...] 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 – AAA Memorial Day Weekend Package – May 27 – 29, 2017
[ May 27, 2017 to May 29, 2017. ] Join us Memorial Day Weekend for the unofficial start to summer! Enjoy nightly live musical entertainment by Dr. Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra. The package also includes free golf on The Jewel with beautiful views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge (cart fee required), evening receptions on Saturday and Sunday, and [...] 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...

Mission Point Resort – Purple Pig Roast – June 10 & 17, 2017
[ June 10, 2017; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. June 17, 2017; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Mission Point Resort celebrates Mackinac Island’s Famous Lilac Festival with the Purple Pig Roast. Enjoy delicious food along with lilac lemonade, lilac inspired cocktails, and craft beer flights. Live music. Located on the spectacular waterfront lawn at Mission Point’s Bistro on the Greens. Saturdays, June 10 and June 17, 1-4 PM Bistro on the Greens, Mission Point Cost: $25 <> Visit [...] 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...

John Patrick Peters – Music In The Park – June 22, 2017
[ June 22, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Founded in 2011, John Patrick Peters is described as "a youthful flame igniting a forest fire on the moon, smoldering guitar based rock with a bluesy crust hardened by a northern breeze." His fusion band is made up of some of the finest Musicians in the nation, all currently studying jazz at Michigan State University. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette [...] 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...

Nashon Holloway – Music In The Park – June 29, 2017
[ June 29, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Where Amy Winehouse meets Corinne Bailey Rae, Nashon is a soulful songstress who just released her first studio album. Performance credits include features on The Oprah Winfrey Show with David Foster, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Taste of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. A one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, hers is an artistic, jazzy style and relevant essence born [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 5, 2017
[ July 2, 2017 to July 5, 2017. ] 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...

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...

An American Picnic at Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2017
[ July 4, 2017; 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...

Rachel B and the Boys – Music In The Park – July 6, 2017
[ July 6, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Rachel B is a singer-songwriter thriving with a self-appointed genre of "soul empowerment pop," blending vivacity and uplifting melodies with hints of sass. She was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award and Berklee’s Women’s Composer Award, and her magnetic stage presence has led her to perform at Chicago Symphony Hall, Berklee [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Dorothy Draper School of Decorating – July 7 – 9, 2017
[ July 7, 2017 to July 9, 2017. ] Announcing the 3rd 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 and [...] more...

Allye Gaietto – Music In The Park – July 13, 2017
[ July 13, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Allye Gaietto is a singer-songwriter based in Detroit. Her songs range from sparse and simple to intricate and complex; her genre is best described as eccentric, thoughtful jazz-influenced pop. Her lyrics are wrought with self-aware fragility, brought to life by a voice always caught halfway between a shout and a whisper. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - [...] 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...

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...

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