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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 Mackinac Opening Day

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI

Historic Fort Mackinac opens for the 2023 season!

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop Opening Day

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop 7406 Market Street, Mackinac Island

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop opens for the 2023 season. Admission is included with a Fort Mackinac or Historic Downtown Mackinac ticket.

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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Hardwood Nature Hike

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI

Explore Mackinac Island State Park's newest interpretive pathway, the Hardwood Nature Trail, with the park's Naturalist Kyle Bagnall. Hike begins at the Avenue of Flags, behind Fort Mackinac. Free event.

Memorial Day Observance

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI

A brief and informal Memorial Day observance to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Mackinac, march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort.

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!

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