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Special Events

    May

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    Fort Mackinac Opens for the Season

    Monday, May 4

    Fort Mackinac opens for the 2015 season.    

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  • Michilimackinac Pageant

    Saturday, May 23

    Experience a reenactment of the 1763 Native American attack on the British-held fort as presented by a Mackinaw City community group. Admission to the pageant is free. Access to Colonial Michilimackinac requires the purchase of a regular admission ticket.

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  • Michilimackinac Pageant

    Sunday, May 24

    Experience a reenactment of the 1763 Native American attack on the British-held fort as presented by a Mackinaw City community group. Admission to the pageant is free. Access to Colonial Michilimackinac requires the purchase of a regular admission ticket.

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  • Memorial Day Observance, Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery

    Monday, May 25

    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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  • Michilimackinac Pageant

    Monday, May 25

    Experience a reenactment of the 1763 Native American attack on the British-held fort as presented by a Mackinaw City community group. Admission to the pageant is free. Access to Colonial Michilimackinac requires the purchase of a regular admission ticket.

    Learn More >

  • June

  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, June 3

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, June 10

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, June 17

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, June 24

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • July

  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, July 1

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Star Spangled Fourth of July

    Saturday, July 4

    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 ...

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  • An American Picnic

    Saturday, July 4

    Checkered red and white tablecloths spread on the grass of Fort Mackinac’s parade grounds create a patchwork quilt welcoming hungry patriots with Grand Hotel’s all-you-can-eat tangy BBQ baby back ribs, grilled chicken breasts, hamburgers, hot dogs, turkey burgers, corn on the cob, and a slew of ...

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  • Mackinac Associates Red, White & Blue Celebration

    Saturday, July 4

    An annual Independence Day reception for members of Mackinac Associates.

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, July 8

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, July 15

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, July 22

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Vintage Base Ball

    Saturday, July 25

    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 ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, July 29

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Candlelight Tours at Fort Mackinac

    Wednesday, July 29

    Experience Fort Mackinac’s 115 year history by candlelight. Walk through the beginnings of the fort during the American Revolution, through the War of 1812, fur trade era, and until the end of the soldier occupation during the Victorian era.  Visit ...


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  • August

  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 5

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Candlelight Tours of Fort Mackinac

    Saturday, August 8

    Experience Fort Mackinac’s 115 year history by candlelight. Walk through the beginnings of the fort during the American Revolution, through the War of 1812, fur trade era, and until the end of the soldier occupation during the Victorian era.  Visit ...


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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 12

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 26

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 3 to August 26. Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945. The residence was listed in the Michigan Register of Historic ...

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  • October

  • Fort Fright

    Friday, October 9

    Explore the wooden palisade of Fort Michilimackinac at twilight and experience the legends and lore of the Native Americans, French Canadians, and British who called this home. Last admission is at 8:30 p.m.

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  • Fort Fright

    Saturday, October 10

    Explore the wooden palisade of Fort Michilimackinac at twilight and experience the legends and lore of the Native Americans, French Canadians, and British who called this home. Last admission is at 8:30 p.m.

    Learn More >