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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 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 30 – May 6, 2021[ April 30, 2021 [...] 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 iconsMackinacIsland.Net [...] 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. Pre-season Experience at Mission Point – April 30 – May 13, 2021[ April 30, 2021 to May 13, 2021. ] Experience Mission Point in springtime with our exclusive early season special. Mackinac Island is waking up [...] 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. Backup cache in [...] 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 – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – May 16 – 18, 2021
[ May 16, 2021 to May 18, 2021. ] Announcing new dates for this popular package! Come join us this May for our Ballroom Dancing event. This is the perfect event 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 [...] more...

Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 21, 22 & 23, 2021
[ May 21, 2021 to May 23, 2021. ] 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 (4,000 in 2014-16) who want to enjoy a little [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Grand Distillers Weekend – May 21 – 23, 2021
[ May 21, 2021 to May 23, 2021. ] Join us for Grand Hotel’s first-ever Distillers Weekend, featuring Iron Fish Distillery of Thompsonville, MI. Iron Fish Distillery is Michigan’s first farm distillery, located on a reclaimed homestead farm, originally settled in the 1890’s. This family-owned and operated farm distillery, named for the Steelhead that journeys up the nearby Betsie River, “Returns Spirit to Its Origin” by creating remarkable spirits from [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 4 – 13, 2021
[ June 4, 2021 to June 13, 2021. ] The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 4 through 13, 2021. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities for the 73rd 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...

Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – June 23 – 27, 2021
[ June 23, 2021 to June 27, 2021. ] Please join Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, and a celebrated winery for this special wine tasting and hotel package: the Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend at Grand Hotel. The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. On Saturday, enjoy breakfast in the Main Dining Room followed by morning [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 1 – 6, 2021
[ July 1, 2021 to July 6, 2021. ] Join us for a Mackinac Island tradition, and come celebrate the July Fourth holiday at Grand Hotel! Experience two days of an exciting children’s carnival! One day we will host an ice cream social, and the second day will be a BBQ luncheon in the Tea Garden. Complimentary golf for ages 17 and younger and 50% [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! – Music In The Park – July 1, 2021
[ July 1, 2021; 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 foothills [...] more...

Star Spangled Fourth of July – Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2021
[ July 4, 2021; ] 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. Included with regular admission to Fort [...] more...

Rachel Davis (with Chimney Rock) – Music In The Park – July 15, 2021
[ July 15, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Rachel Davis, longtime friend of Mackinac Island, is back at Music in the Park, joined by local favorite Chimney Rock. Multi-instrumentalist Rachael Davis is as renown for her expressive--and explosive--voice as she is for uniting the often disparate worlds of folk, blues, country, and pop. Chimney Rock is a classic rock trio including Myk Rise, Bill [...] more...

The Pistil Whips – Music In The Park – July 22, 2021
[ July 22, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] The Pistil Whips combine the styles of funk, blues, and jazz to make a sound all their own. The Pistil Whips are based out of Boyne City, MI, where they combine the styles of funk, blues, and jazz to make a sound all their own. Eric Dane Jaqua plays the revolutionary Farmer Foot Drums (a drum set [...] more...

The Accidentals (with Gabi June) – Music In The Park – July 29, 2021
[ July 29, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Long-time island favorites, The Accidentals, are back on the island this summer, joined by Gabi June. Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals, (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) have been hailed by NPR as "displaying equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam [...] more...

E Minor – Music In The Park – August 5, 2021
[ August 5, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] With sweet and smokey melodies, Elizabeth Landry has an unmistakable folk flavor, with a hint of an old country and blues influence. <> 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 [...] more...

The Ark Band – Music In The Park – August 12, 2021
[ August 12, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Reggae comes to Music in the Park! The ARK Band is a St. Lucian reggae band based in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1987 by Terry and Eustace Bobb, (The St. Lucian Riddim Twins), The ARK Band has continually toured across the United States, Canada, and Jamaica, sharing its roots reggae, calypso and soca music. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! (Finals) – Music In The Park – August 19, 2021
[ August 19, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Final round of Mackinac's Got Talent. Experience the boundless creativity of Mackinac Island! Open to all island residents and summer employees. 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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Grand Princess and Superhero Package – August 24 – 26, 2021
[ August 24, 2021 to August 26, 2021. ] Join the magic of the Annual Grand Princess and Superhero Package at America’s Summer Place. Your princess or superhero will have a Grand time dressing up as their favorite princess or superhero for two days filled with fun activities and entertainment. The enchantment begins with a Royal Welcome Reception on the Front Porch. After dinner, everyone [...] more...

Kari Lynch – Music In The Park – August 26, 2021
[ August 26, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] The Kari Lynch Band is an accomplished Alt Country band based in Nashville, TN, originally hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Talented singers, songwriters, collaborators and performers, the Kari Lynch Band knows how to deliver an exciting, powerful and unforgettable performance. Known for their powerhouse lead vocals and solid harmonies, dynamic live show, first-rate songwriting and undeniable [...] more...

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – August 27 – 29, 2021
[ August 27, 2021 to August 29, 2021. ] Calling all Fudgies!!! For more than a century, Mackinac Island’s fudge has been an institution that’s become famous worldwide. Fudge devotees are known as “fudgies” – a term that is also synonymous with Northern Michigan tourists. Most people don’t need an excuse to indulge in a piece or two of creamy, decadent fudge. But, for [...] more...

Gin, Chocolate, & Bottle Rockets – Music In The Park – September 2, 2021
[ September 2, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] With powerhouse harmonies, this trio’s musical chemistry emanates from the speakers like morning sunshine through a kitchen window. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets has, according to the Isthmus, "laid themselves bare in a way that’s cathartic, even if the lyrics are a bit on the nose sometimes…the music is beautiful, catchy [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 3 – 6, 2021
[ September 3, 2021 to September 6, 2021. ] Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful jazz music, played by some of the country’s top performers. The package includes receptions, a cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment — plus a Sunday morning gospel performance [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – October 8 -10, 2021
[ October 8, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ] Raise a glass this October for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, on Mackinac Island for this special weekend featuring Michigan wines. More details will be coming soon! The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. On Saturday, enjoy breakfast in the Main Dining [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 15 – 17, 2021
[ October 15, 2021 to October 17, 2021. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887. Saturday morning begins with a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel with Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian. Then, take part in a special history presentation later in the [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 22 – 24, 2021
[ October 22, 2021 to October 24, 2021. ] Consider yourself warned: Not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company, founded in Michigan. The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday morning. 2021 Murder Mystery Weekend Theme: What happened in [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 24, 2021
[ October 24, 2021; ] 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 Bryan Walker – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Josh Townsend – Pianist This October, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five back to the Grand stage. When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 29 – 31, 2021
[ October 29, 2021 to October 31, 2021. ] 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...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 31 – November 1, 2021
[ October 31, 2021 to November 1, 2021. ] 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 pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, Resident Historian, will host a presentation explaining [...] more...

The Grand Garden Show Presented By Proven Winners – August 30 – September 1, 2020
[ August 30, 2020 to September 1, 2020. ] This package is currently sold out. Day tickets are available or you may call 1-800-334-7263 to be put on the waiting list. Package Price: Standard Room: $1,645 per couple, $1,495 single Lakeview Room: $2,075 per couple, $1,925 single The Grand Garden Show is currently sold out. Day tickets are available for purchase on the Grand Garden Show website or you may [...] 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...

A Taste of Mackinac – June 14, 2018
[ June 14, 2018; 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...

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...

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