Mackinac Island’s Star Spangled Fourth
Celebrate America’s Independence on Mackinac Island. Patriotic fun in oh so many ways … visit Fort Mackinac for the 38 Gun Salute, Soldier demonstrations, dancing, canon firing and more from one of the only two remaining all original Revolutionary War Forts in America. Then feast at the All American Picnic at Fort Mackinac catered by Grand Hotel.
Mackinac Island’s Fire Department is the host to the Fun & Games at Windermere Point. Past events have included the Greasy Pole Climb and Old Fashioned Sack races.
Fireworks & Fireworks Cruises
There are excellent fireworks to be watched on the water or from the shoreline on the west end of Main Street to Grand Hotel. They start at dusk, which is usually between 9:30pm-10pm. Most bring blankets to stretch out on the shoreline, others bring folding chairs to watch from the school yard and guests of Grand Hotel may watch from the longest summer porch in the world.
Each Ferry Line offers special fireworks boats to get you and yours out and under the traditional display of what it means to live in a free country.