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Fort Mackinac

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7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
www.mackinacparks.com

May 2022

Spring Birding Stroll

May 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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The woods and waters of Mackinac Island are home to a broad diversity of bird life. Join Park Naturalist, Kyle Bagnall, on a search for warblers and other spring migrants along with feathered residents. We’ll look and listen for songbirds in the forest and raptors soaring overhead on this leisurely stroll along the trails. Participants should meet at the Avenue of Flags behind Fort Mackinac for this free guided hike. For the best experience, bring binoculars and shoes for trail…

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Memorial Day Observance

May 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States

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.

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June 2022

Movie in the Fort: Wizard of Oz

June 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Settle in under the stars inside iconic Fort Mackinac and enjoy The Wizard of Oz. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack. This is a free event.

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Exploring Mackinac’s Natural Wonders

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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In 1846, James Beven wrote, “A ramble is a pleasure which may be enjoyed at Mackinac to perfection…” Join Park Naturalist, Kyle Bagnall, on an afternoon ramble to explore some of the island’s most ancient natural wonders. Participant should meet behind Fort Mackinac, at the Avenue of Flags on Huron Road, where we’ll begin our hike. From there, we’ll following winding pathways to Skull Cave, Point Lookout, and Sugar Loaf as we tread upon “The Turtle’s Back” of Ancient Mackinac…

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July 2022

A Star Spangled Fourth of July

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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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. Don’t miss out on this all 1880s Independence Day as we have catch and baseball available on the parade ground to go along with foot races and sack races,…

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Movie in the Fort: The Sandlot

July 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Settle in under the stars inside iconic Fort Mackinac and enjoy The Sandlot. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack. This is a free event.

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Underground Fort Mackinac

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Fort Mackinac saw many changes over its 115-year history. All the buildings you see in the fort today were built by soldiers, but there were many other buildings that did not survive. Join Curator of Archaeology Lynn Evans for an evening walking tour to explore the archaeological side of Fort Mackinac history. This is a free event; donations welcome. Meet at the Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags.

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Mackinac’s Forgotten Treasures

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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On this guided bike tour, join Kyle Bagnall, Park Naturalist, on a nature adventure back in time. Starting behind Fort Mackinac, at the Avenue of Flags on Huron Road, we’ll explore features that are long lost, destroyed or forgotten. Along the way, you’re invited to imagine feeding animals at Deer Park, the acrid odor of an old lime kiln, and the sharp report of gunfire at the old rifle range. We’ll listen for echoes of the Musical Well and look…

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Vintage Base Ball

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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A vintage game of “base ball” as it was meant to be played, barehanded and by gentlemen’s rules on the old Fort Mackinac ball field behind Fort Mackinac, the oldest continually used ball field in Michigan! Learn an old-fashioned cheer, watch players fined for smoking cigars on the field, and enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry! We welcome back the Mackinaw City Boys for the 2022 match! Sponsored by Mary’s Bistro and Draught House. Admission by donation.

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August 2022

Fort Mackinac Then and Now

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Mackinac State Historic Parks is fortunate to have an ever-expanding collection of original objects related to the sites we preserve and interpret. These objects help us share the many stories of Mackinac with our visitors. One of the more unique pieces in the collection is an original photo album and scrapbook assembled by Edward Pratt, a U.S. Army officer who served at Fort Mackinac and several other stations around the world at the end of the 19th century. Using these…

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S’mores and Meteors

August 12 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Join us for the night sky event of the year – the Perseid Meteor Shower! Meet at the Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags at 9:30 p.m. for a guided hike to Fort Holmes with a Mackinac State Historic Parks ranger and learn about the night sky, stars, a little history, and enjoy s’mores. This is a free event! The actual program ends around 10:45 p.m., but guests are encouraged to stick around to stargaze. If you can, bring bug spray,…

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Full Moon Over Mackinac

August 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Experience Mackinac Island by moonlight on this free guided hike with Park Naturalist, Kyle Bagnall. Participants will meet behind Fort Mackinac at the Avenue of Flags on Huron Road, and we’ll hike towards the highest point of the Island at Fort Holmes. Along the way, we’ll be on the lookout for wildlife emerging at dusk, including snowshoe hare, owls, and bats flying overhead. We’ll arrive at Fort Holmes in time to watch the full Sturgeon Moon rise over the Straits…

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Movie in the Fort: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

August 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fort Mackinac, 7125 Huron Road
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Settle in under the stars inside iconic Fort Mackinac and enjoy Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack. This is a free event.

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