Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 6, 2019

9:30 am: Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Bureau

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display. Mission Point Theater

10:00 am – 6:00 pm:  FREE Family Playground, with bounce houses and more! Windermere Point

10:00 am – 8:00 pm: Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Beer & Wine Tasting at Bistro on the Greens, Mission Point $15/person

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Ben of Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Market Street Art Walk, Market Street

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with Will Springsteen, tickets $35, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 

9:00 am – 6:00 pm:  FREE Family Playground, with bounce houses and more, Windermere Point

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display. Mission Point Theater

9:30 am:  10K Run & Walk, 11:00 am Lil’ Lilac Kids Race, begins at Windermere Point

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission:  $13.50, children: $7.75

11:00 am – 4:00 pm: 11th Annual Mackinac Public Library Book Sale

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bridge Sip n’ Sail Cruise, music by Gabi Bowditch, tickets $25, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:00 pm:  Walking Tour with lilac expert Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Beer and Wine Tasting at Bistro on the Green, Mission Point Resort, $15/person

1:00 pm: – 3:00 pm: Meet author Laurie Lounsbury, Kingdom Forgotten: The Rise and Demise of a Morman Island King, Island Bookstore

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Learn about Essential Oils and making DIY Sugar Scrub with Mulberry Pines, The Artists Market

3:00 pm:  Lilac Planting Seminar, with Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Mackinac Island History and Walking Tour, with the Natural History of Lilacs. Advance tickets required, book online at www.mackinacrevealed.com, cost is $36, begins at Woodfill Bench across from Little Stone Church

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Sip n’ Sail Cruise, music by Jay Krueger, tickets $28, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windemere Point

4:15 pm Music by Grand Hotel Trio for Queen’s Coronation, Marquette Park

5:00 pm:  Coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Unveiling of the Lilac Festival Poster, Marquette Park

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:  Dancing on the Dock, with West Michigan BootScooters, Coal Dock

6:30 pm:  Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with Jay Krueger, tickets $35, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019 

9:00 am – 6:00 pm:  FREE Family Playground, with bounce houses and more, Windermere Point

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:00 pm:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Meet Nancy CoCo, author of Candy Coated Mysteries series set on Mackinac Island, Island Bookstore

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Beer and Wine Tasting at Bistro on the Green, Mission Point Resort, $15/person

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Open House for Artist Diane Neyer, Metivier Inn

3:00 pm:  Lilac Planting with lilac expert Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Lilac Bouquet Paint & Sip, $38, register online www.watercolormackinac.com

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater 

10:00 am:  Grand Hotel History Lecture with Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel, admission $10.00

10:00 am:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

11:00 am: Living Word Lutheran High School Concert, St. Anne’s Catholic Church

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:00 pm:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

3:00 pm:  Lilac Planting, with lilac expert Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Meet the Artist, Monica Pipia, Mackinac’s Little Gallery

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

7:00 pm:  Lilac Festival Street Hockey Game, Windermere Point

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, music by Chris Calleja, tickets $33, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater 

10:00 am: Walking Tour with lilac expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth  

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

12:30 pm: Nature Tour with Trish Martin, starts at Bogan Lane Inn

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75.

3:00 pm:  Lilac Planting, with Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Mackinac Island History and Walking Tour, with The Natural History of Lilacs. Advance tickets required, book online at www.mackinacrevealed.com, cost is $36, begins at Woodfill Bench across from Little Stone Church

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Music Meditation with John Kissane, St. Anne’s Catholic Church

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Lilac Watercolor Painting with Mary Lou Peters, $38, register online www.watercolormackinac.com

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

6:00 pm: Walking Tour with lilac expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

6:30 pm: Lion’s Club Bingo (age 18 and older), Mackinac Island Community Hall

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, music by Wixie Harrington, tickets $33, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater

9:30 am – 11:30 am:  Governor’s Summer Residence Tour

10:00 am:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during festival

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

3:00 pm: Lilac Planting, with Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

7:00 pm: Scenic Photography Hike with Heather May, meet at Mackinac Outfitters

7:00 pm: Painted Glass Bottle Lilac Light Display, $36, register online, www.watercolormackinac.com

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Great Turtle Voyage Sunset Sip n’ Sail Cruise, music by Wixie Harrington, tickets $33, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater

9:30 am:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during festival

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

11:30 am – 1:30 am:  Taste of Mackinac, Mackinac Island Community Center, music by Michelle Chenard, advance tickets required and may be purchased for $35, online only at www.mynorthtickets.com

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75.

3:00 pm: Lilac Planting, with Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Michigan Beer Sampling with Saugatuck Brewing Co. and Arbor Brewing Co., Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Mackinac Island History and Walking Tour, with The Natural History of Lilacs. Advance tickets required, book online at www.mackinacrevealed.com, cost is $36, begins at Woodfill Bench across from Little Stone Church

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Music Meditation with John Kissane, Ste, Anne’s Catholic Church

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

6:00 pm: Walking Tour, with lilac expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth 

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Bell’s and Upper Hand Breweries Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, music by Paul Bedour, tickets $33, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

Friday, June 14, 2019 

9:00 am – 6:00 pm:  FREE Family Playground, with bounce houses and more, Windermere Point

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater

10:00 am:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Studio, free admission during festival

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:00 pm:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth  

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

3:00 pm:  Lilac Planting, with Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Beer & Wine Tasting at Bistro on the Greens, Mission Point $15/person

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Sip n’ Sail Cruise, music by Mike Ridley, tickets are $28, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

5:00 pm:  Feast of Epona, “Blessing of the Animals” Trish Martin, Little Barn, Truscott Street

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

6:00 pm: Market Street Art Walk, Market Street

6:30 pm: Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac

7:00 pm: Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas, St. Anne’s Church

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, music by Gabi Bowditch, tickets $35, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

9:00 am – 6:00 pm:  FREE Family Playground, with bounce houses and more, Windermere Point

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during festival

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

11:00 am: Dog & Pony Parade, Mackinac Island School to Windermere Point

11:30 am – 2:00 pm:  Face painting, clowns, and lots of fun! Windermere Point

11:30 am: Bloody Mary and Mimosa Sip n’ Sail Bridge Cruise, music by Gabi Bowditch, tickets $28, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:00 pm: Walking Tour, with lilac expert Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Beer and Wine Tasting at Bistro on the Green, Mission Point Resort, $15/person

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Meet Dianna Higgs Stampfler, author of Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses, Island Bookstore

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Meet Michigan Artist, Red Cabin Studio, at The Artists Market

3:00 pm:  Lilac Planting, with Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Mackinac Island History and Walking Tour, with The Natural History of Lilacs. Advance tickets required, book online at www.mackinacrevealed.com, cost is $36, begins at Woodfill Bench across from Little Stone Church

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Tasting, Mary’s Bistro Draught House

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Michigan Craft Beer Cruise aboard the Sip n’ Sail, with Gabi Bowditch, tickets $28, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

6:30 pm: Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, music by Jay Krueger, tickets $35, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

 

PARADE DAY!  Sunday, June 16, 2019

8:30 am:  Walking Tour, with lilac expert, Jeff Young, meet at the Tourism Booth

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: View the collection of all the lilac festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater

10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Mackinac Art Museum, lilac themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during festival

10:00 am – 8:00 pm:  Art Show, local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel

11:00 am: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Parade Day Bloody Mary and Mimosa Sip n’ Sail Bridge Cruise, music by Gabi Bowditch, tickets $25, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Meet Victoria Buursma, author of the new children’s book, Triple the Fun on Mackinac Island, Island Bookstore

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Meet the artists behind The Barn Social, at The Artists Market

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Botanical Gin Gimlet Daily Special at Ice House BBQ, Island House Hotel 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Beer and Wine Tasting at Bistro on the Green, Mission Point Resort, $15/person

1:30 pm: Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Marching Band, Marquette Park

2:15 pm: Patrick Sinclair Scottish Tattoo, Fort and Glen Erin Pipe Band, Marquette Park 

1:30 pm: Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission: $13.50, children: $7.75

3:00 pm: Scottville Clown Band, Marquette Park

4:00 pm: Grand Parade, with Fort Cannon to start Parade

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lilac-infused Happy Hour at Seabiscuit Café

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Prohibition Era Cocktail Daily Special at 1852 Grill Room, Island House Hotel

5:30 pm:  Parade Winners and Raffle Party. Raffle tickets are: $100. First Place is $5,000; Second Place is $3,000; Third Place is $2,000. Drawing is at 6:30 pm, Mary’s Bistro

7:00 pm: Lilac Bouquet Paint & Sip, $38, register online at www.watercolormackinac.com

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Great Turtle Voyage Sip n’ Sail Cruise, music by Mike Wiliford, tickets $33, may be purchased online only at www.puremichiganboatcruises.com

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