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Lilacs and Early Summer Flowers on Mackinac Island – June 5, 2014

The 2014 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival starts on Friday, June 6, and goes through June 15. Some early lilacs are blooming, but look for the majority to blossom starting next week. In the meantime, here’s a view of some of the early summer flowers adding their color and beauty to June on Mackinac Island.

Lilacs and Early Summer Flowers Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Walkway Garden at Hotel Iroquois – Photos

During your Fall Color Tour of Mackinac Island this year don’t forget to take in all of the still-blossoming Summer Color. The late summer and early fall flowers and gardens of Mackinac Island are still putting on a dazzling show. Here are a few photos of the walkway garden to the Carriage House at the Hotel Iroquois….

Walkway Garden at Hotel Iroquois – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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The Grand Garden Show – Photos

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 be a multi-day event with hands-on demonstrations and presentations from some of the nation’s foremost garden design experts. – Read More About The Grand Garden Show >>>

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Monday August 28th, 2017 - 11:19 am

Grand Hotel

The Annual Grand Garden Show featuring Proven Winners is the perfect event to welcome to Mackinac. With informative and entertaining speakers, award winning international landscape and award winning garden designer Jack Barnwell (Barnwell Landscape and Garden Services- A Mackinac Island Based Company), and many experts from Proven Winners. Guests have many opportunities to interact personally with all of the event experts. Mingle at cocktail receptions, have questions answered in many Q & A sessions, and getting up close and personal with island home garden tours.The Annual Grand Garden Show featuring Proven Winners is the perfect event to welcome to Mackinac. With informative and entertaining speakers, award winning international landscape and award winning garden designer Jack Barnwell (Barnwell Landscape and Garden Services- A Mackinac Island Based Company), and many experts from Proven Winners. Guests have many opportunities to interact personally with all of the event experts. Mingle at cocktail receptions, have questions answered in many Q & A sessions, and getting up close and personal with island home garden tours. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Joann Filice I want to go to this next year:)

Hi Grand, Fall is just about here I hope you have a great one including the Somewhere In Time Weekend , one of my favorite films of all time were filmed here and love the weekends , please post more weekend here soon. Happy weekend.

Love the yellow and white striped dress. So Grand Hotely

So happy to meet the guy that I love to watch! Nice guy with a great sense of humor.

Oh I would have sooo loved this 😍🌹😍🌸

Fantastic show! I love P. Allen Smith, and now also a fan of Jack Barnwell.

P Allen Smith is always awesome and we so enjoyed his presentation, the private garden tour and the cocktail hour following!

The gardens were just beautiful. So suprising to see the beautiful colors so vibrant this late in the season. A great experience

Sorry I didn't get a chance to go. It looks like everyone had a nice time. Maybe next year.

Im sorry I missed it 🙁

What happens to all the plants after the show?

Love P. Allen Smith🌺

What a great time at the Grand Hotel, enjoyed every minute! A beautiful place, for a fun show.

Thanks for sharing the trip. I loved all the pictures, especially the private gardens. Wonderful.

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Grand Garden Show – Photos From Instagram

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Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – Photos

The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival is coming up THIS WEEKEND – August 18 – 20. – featuring all sorts of fudge fun including Pioneer Sugar Sack Relay Races, Fudge Making Demos, the Michigan Sugar queen and the Golden Ticket Giveaway. Here are a few of our favorite Mackinac Island Fudge photos to get everyone in the mood for a fabulous fudge weekend.

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Mackinac Island Fudge – Photos From Instagram

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The Gardens of Mackinac Island – Photos

During August (and into September) the gardens of Mackinac Island are at their peaks – their flowers blossoming with unsurpassed color and brilliance. Be sure to enjoy all the splendor around you on your trip to Mackinac Island. Here are a few of our favorite photos of some of the gardens of Mackinac Island.

The Gardens of Mackinac Island – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photos

The Bayview Mackinac Race – which will begin on Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 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 from start to finish! – Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – 2017 >>>

Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photos via Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race via instagram.

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Chippewa Hotel – Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photo Gallery (Click on photo for slideshow view)
 
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Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Photo highlights from the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race this week. This year's event was the 93rd annual sailboat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island. Over 200 boats participated, and good winds enabled a quick finish. The island was busy with sailors and visitors. We had a full house, and of course Pink Pony was "yachts of fun!" Great to see everyone again! ... See MoreSee Less

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