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New Year’s Eve Great Turtle Drop

Main Street

Ring in the New Year with the Great Turtle Drop! Join in the countdown as a festive turtle is lowered from top of the Lilac Tree Hotel. It's a uniquely Mackinac celebration! Cheers!

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Mackinac Island Twilight Turtle Trek

Trail Head at Arch Rock Bicycle Trail

Lantern-lit ski and snowshoe event through some of Mackinac Island State Park's trails - it's a winter wonderland! Trail begins at Greeney Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with bonfire and hot chocolate. Trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately 2 miles long. There is no charge to participate …

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Mackinac Island Twilight Turtle Trek

Trail Head at Arch Rock Bicycle Trail

Lantern-lit ski and snowshoe event through some of Mackinac Island State Park's trails - it's a winter wonderland! Trail begins at Greeney Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with bonfire and hot chocolate. Trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately 2 miles long. There is no charge to participate …

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Mackinac Island Twilight Turtle Trek

Trail Head at Arch Rock Bicycle Trail

Lantern-lit ski and snowshoe event through some of Mackinac Island State Park's trails - it's a winter wonderland! Trail begins at Greeney Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with bonfire and hot chocolate. Trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately 2 miles long. There is no charge to participate …

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Fort 2 Fort 5-Mile Challenge

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI

Join us for this fun race on Mackinac Island! Proceeds help support the Mackinac Historic State Parks! The race starts with a blast of the rifles at Fort Mackinac, takes a winding route up to Fort Holmes, and back down to a finish behind Fort Mackinac next to the scout barracks. Register and find more …

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Lilac Festival 10K Run & Walk

Join Run Mackinac Saturday, June 10, 2023, to kick off the 74th Mackinac Island Lilac Festival!  This is a great morning race to enjoy the early season beauty on the Island.   The course will provide you with  the tree-covered paved roads through the center of the Island, and tremendous lake views with the Mackinac Bridge …

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Lilac Festival Grand Parade

Considered a Local Legacy Event by the United States Library of Congress, this festival finale has marching bands, horse-drawn floats, the Lilac Queen and Court, clowns, various groups and other parade participants to help wrap up the end of our fabulous festival week!

4th of July on Mackinac Island

4th of July festivities on the island begin with a Stoneskipping Competition at Windermere Point, followed by fun family games in the afternoon, and two fireworks displays that will go off simultaneously at dusk. There is a lot of fun to be had throughout the day at island attractions and businesses. Join in the Independence …

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Bayview Mackinac Race

Since the first Mackinac Race in 1925, Bayview Yacht Club has hosted this spectacular annual fresh water event which has attracted intrepid sailors from around the globe. The first fleet of only nine boats was battered by strong winds and only three finished. Today, Bayview hosts more than two hundred fifty racing yachts for the annual …

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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

The world’s longest freshwater sailing event and is recognized as one of the most prestigious sailing races in the world. Today, sailors from Maine to California make this race an invariable part of their summer. For more information please visit: www.cycracetomackinac.com

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