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Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package – June 9 – 17, 2017

Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package
Come visit during one of Mackinac Island’s most beautiful times of the year!

The 69th Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island is a ten day festival held in honor of the flower Mackinac Island is known for. The lilac is a spectacular variety with a distinct history. In fact some are more than 200 years old. We invite you to come join the celebration and experience the splendor of the lilac as they are in bloom throughout the island.

Stay with us during the Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package and enjoy tours of Grand Hotel’s lush gardens, free golf on The Jewel with beautiful views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge (cart fee required), and a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily.

Guests can also enjoy the crowning of the Lilac Queen, the Lilac parade in downtown Mackinac, 10k run, hayrides and other great family entertainment. For more information about the festival visit www.mackinacisland.org.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-33GRAND for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Lilac and Garden Tour
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.

Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package

Package is available Friday, June 9 through Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Package Price:

$549 per couple, per night
$474 single, per night

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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 9 – 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 parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June.

What began as a one day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten day festival.

The 2017 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival starts on Friday, June 9, and goes through June 18.

The long list of festival events include:

Lilac Festival Queen Coronation
Saturday, June 10 • 5 p.m. • Windermere Point

The Lilac Queen has been an important part of the Lilac Festival tradition since it began in 1949. The Lilac Queen is selected by the students from their classmates at Mackinac Island Public School. It is to honor the student who has dedicated their time to their classmates and community events throughout the year. Her duties include opening Fort Mackinac, welcoming guests to A Taste of Mackinac, riding in the Lilac Festival Parade and making appearances at many community events for the year of their reign.

Lilac Festival Grand Parade – Sunday June 18, 2017 • 4 p.m.

Celebrating Mackinac’s lilac collection began in 1949. The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June. What began as a one day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten day festival.

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While you wait for the 2017 Lilac Festival, here’s a view of some of the early summer flowers adding their color and beauty to the month of June on Mackinac Island.

Lilacs in bloom on Mackinac Island – Click photos for slideshow view.
 

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Lilac Bloom Updates From Barnwell Landscaping – 5/31/2016

Tuesday May 31st, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

Mackinac Island #FollowTheBloom Lilac Update
Your #FollowTheBloom Lilac Update brought to you by Barnwell Landscape and Garden Services- A Mackinac Island Based Company and Mackinac Island Tourism. For a full schedule of events for the 2016 Lilac Festival, June 3-12, visit MackinacIsland.org #MackinacIslandLilacFestival #MakeitMackinac
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Mackinac Island #FollowTheBloom Lilac Update

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I love that he has dirty fingers! A true gardener!

We were there this past weekend celebrating our 39th Anniversary and the Lilacs were not quite blooming but we had one of the Best Anniversaries ever spent on the Island, the weather was totally beautiful. Thank you all as this was my first visit and will not be the last. Next visit is with the entire family.

I'll see you at the lilac festival!!

My wife & I --- will be there Sun. June 12th. --- staying at the Grand Hotel , first time ... Can't wait

Grand parade is Sunday, June 12th. At 4pm.

Will be on the Island this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday ❣❣

What the weather look like this weekend?;)

How long do the blooms last? Will they still be fragrant on the 12th?

I haven't been there since I was real little 😢 This summer I would love to take my daughter there.

Been there several times one of my favorite places to visit.

Missing one of my favorite places!!

See you Saturday!!

Wonderful lilacs,great job Jack.Michelle Valade Woodham and Diane O'Neal Cook

Tony Peach

Lynda Popp Swanson

Christina Turpen

Very nice - but it's illegal to pick lilacs, so I don't know how Jack Barnwell got away with that!

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Mission Point Resort – Purple Pig Roast – June 10 & 17, 2017

Purple Pig RoastMission 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

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Mission Point Resort On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Mission Point Resort Page On Facebook.

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Saturday April 29th, 2017 - 12:48 pm

Mission Point

Mission Point, horse drawn carriage, and a wedding party on bicycles - the ultimate Mackinac Island Wedding. ... See MoreSee Less

Mission Point, horse drawn carriage, and a wedding party on bicycles - the ultimate Mackinac Island Wedding.

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Tracy

Barbara Pfeiffer I won't give up on this.

Friday April 28th, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Mission Point

We've raised our flags and opened our doors for the 2017 season! We look so forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new ones, and serving everyone who enters Mission Point. Here's to another fantastic summer on Mackinac! ... See MoreSee Less

Weve raised our flags and opened our doors for the 2017 season! We look so forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new ones, and serving everyone who enters Mission Point. Heres to another fantastic summer on Mackinac!

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Yay!! Looking forward to having our wedding at Mission Point this fall!

Yea, See you soon!

Can't wait to be back this summer

See you in 5 days!!!! So excited to get on the Island!

I have never noticed this before. Is this a little red man on the chimney?

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Thursday April 27th, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Mission Point

One more day until we open our doors for the 2017 season! Do not forget that tomorrow is also the last day to book our special preseason rate that runs until May 3. To reserve your room phone Reservations at 800.833.7711. ... See MoreSee Less

One more day until we open our doors for the 2017 season! Do not forget that tomorrow is also the last day to book our special preseason rate that runs until May 3. To reserve your room phone Reservations at 800.833.7711.

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Lillian Shriner

Hope we get to come there this summer

We will be back this year!

Love, love, love mission point.

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Mission Point

Chef Matthew putting the final touches on the homemade marinara sauce for Chianti at Mission Point! ... See MoreSee Less

Chef Matthew putting the final touches on the homemade marinara sauce for Chianti at Mission Point!
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A Taste of Mackinac – June 15, 2017

Mackinac Island’s most anticipated culinary event.

Located at the Harbour View Inn, tickets are $20. Tickets available at Tourism office across from Star Line Ferry.

This award-winning luncheon also features products from Coca Cola, the official soft drink of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, along with award-winning Michigan Beer & Wine (for those 21 & over with proper I.D.) and delicious coffee and tea from our local Starbucks.

Live music and entertainment provided by Ardan Academy of Dance and Local singer/songwriter Michelle Chenard.

Tickets are available online through My North February 15 through June 14, 2017. You can purchase them here. Be aware that tickets do sell out quickly.

Past Restaurants Have Included:
1852 Grill Room – Island House Hotel
Bistro on the Greens – Mission Point Resort
Cawthorne’s Village Inn – A Grand Hotel Restaurant
Goodfellow’s Italian Chophouse – Lake View Hotel
Harbour View Inn BBQ
Island Slice Pizzeria
Mary’s Bistro
Millie’s on Main
Pink Pony – Chippewa Hotel

Past Wineries Have Included:
Black Star Farms
Leelanau Cellars
Mackinaw Trail Winery

Past Microbreweries Have Included:
Arbor Brewing
Arcadia Brewing
Bell’s Brewery
Cheboygan Brewery
Founder’s Brewing Company
Frankenmuth Brewing
Keewanau Brewing
Petoskey Brewing Company

Refreshments:
Coca Cola
Starbucks

Fudge:
Joann’s Fudge
May’s Fudge
Murdick’s Fudge
Ryba’s Fudge

2017 – A Taste of Mackinac
June 15, 2017
Harbour View Inn
6860 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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Grand Hotel – Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 18 – 20, 2017

Grand Hotel - Michigan Golf Live Summer PackageTee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Michigan Golf Live Package named for radio and television show host Bill Hobson of Michigan Golf Live, the state’s leading golf program. Host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Monday morning golf scramble and box lunch.

The Jewel Golf Course was designed by architect Jerry Matthews and is ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by Conde Nast Traveler and the Best Grand Golf Hotel by Golf Digest. It provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge and the seasonal beauty of Mackinac Island.

Michigan Golf Live

We recommend calling ahead to make your tee times for the unlimited golf and Monday morning golf scramble. Tee times can be made by calling 906-847-9218.

This package is also available September 8 – 10, 2017. More Info >>

Meet Michigan Golf Live Host Bill Hobson:

Bill Hobson

In 1999, Michigan Golf Live (MGL) host Bill Hobson had the unusual dream of bringing entertaining golf talk to the radio. In its early days, the result of that dream was a weekly 1-hour radio show that has grown in the one of the nation’s leading programs dedicated to celebrating the game and the special places it can be played.

Now in its 17th season, MGL Radio is carried statewide every Saturday morning, while MGL-TV can be seen on FOX Sports Detroit each weekend at 9:30 a.m.

The MGL/Grand Hotel partnership gave birth to the Grand Golf Getaway, hosted by Bill and attended by Grand Hotel guests in both June and again in September. We hope you’ll come be part of the fun, friends, and memories of this very special time at Grand Hotel!

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-33GRAND for availability.

Stay an additional night Tuesday, June 20 for $229.00* per room, per night.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel
  • Sunday evening Welcome Reception
  • Monday morning golf scramble
  • Monday evening reception
  • Box lunch on Monday
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.

Summer Michigan Golf Live Package

Arrive: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Depart: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$989 per couple, $889 single
Lakeview:
$1,425 per couple, $1,325 single

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John Patrick Peters – Music In The Park – June 22, 2017


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.

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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 Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.

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