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Special Events

    May

  • Residents Appreciation Day

    Saturday, May 7

    For residents of Mackinac, Cheboygan, or Emmet counties, for one weekend, we discount the admission prices for all of our sites to what they were when we first began operating our modern museum programs for the public in 1958. (.50 cents adults, .25 cents ...


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  • Residents Appreciation Day

    Sunday, May 8

    For residents of Mackinac, Cheboygan, or Emmet counties, for one weekend, we discount the admission prices for all of our sites to what they were when we first began operating our modern museum programs for the public in 1958. (.50 cents adults, .25 cents ...


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  • Michilimackinac Pageant

    Saturday, May 28

    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 29

    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 30

    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 30

    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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  • June

  • Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

    "Waters of Mackinac" Exhibition Awards Ceremony and Reception

    Wednesday, June 22

    A celebration of the "Waters of Mackinac" as captured in art.  This event will feature short comments and light refreshments.  Open to the public at no charge. This juried exhibition presents artwork based on the theme. Water makes Mackinac an island, but water also runs through Mackinac in ...

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    Mackinac Associates: G. Mennen Williams Celebration

    Saturday, June 25

    Mackinac Associates' annual G. Mennen Williams Celebration brings together lovers of Mackinac to recognize the outstanding support and effort of Mackinac State Historic Parks' friends group. This is a Members Only event.

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  • July

  • Star Spangled Fourth of July

    Monday, 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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  • Mackinac Associates Red, White & Blue Celebration

    Monday, July 4

    An annual private Independence Day reception for members of Mackinac Associates.

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  • Stanley Bielecky Art Exhibtion Open House

    Thursday, July 7

    The work of Stanley Bielecky is comprised of a variety of styles and mediums depicting Mackinac Island and its busy community. This exhibit, co-jurored by Mackinac Island summer resident Jim Bogan and Mackinac State Historic Parks Deputy Director Steve Brisson showcases several of his pieces at The ...

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  • Vintage Base Ball

    Vintage Base Ball

    Saturday, July 23

    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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  • August

  • Compagnie Franche de la Marine Michilimackinac Encampment

    Thursday, August 4

    Camp reenactors show cooking, camp life, children’s games, and dress up. Inside the fort, demonstrations of reliability firing tests, flag raising, and marching of the 1750’s French soldiers and civilians at Michilimackinac. No additional admission charge for this special event above standard ...

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  • Compagnie Franche de la Marine Michilimackinac Encampment

    Friday, August 5

    Camp reenactors show cooking, camp life, children’s games, and dress up. Inside the fort, demonstrations of reliability firing tests, flag raising, and marching of the 1750’s French soldiers and civilians at Michilimackinac. No additional admission charge for this special event above standard ...

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  • Compagnie Franche de la Marine Michilimackinac Encampment

    Saturday, August 6

    Camp reenactors show cooking, camp life, children’s games, and dress up. Inside the fort, demonstrations of reliability firing tests, flag raising, and marching of the 1750’s French soldiers and civilians at Michilimackinac. No additional admission charge for this special event above standard ...

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  • September

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    King's 8th Regiment Encampment

    Saturday, September 10

    This re-enactment group joins the interpretive staff in demonstrations of British military life in the 1770s. They will occupy the fort’s Guard House showcasing typical daily activities of the King’s 8that Michilimackinac.

     

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    King's 8th Regiment Encampment

    Sunday, September 11

    This re-enactment group joins the interpretive staff in demonstrations of British military life in the 1770s. They will occupy the fort’s Guard House showcasing typical daily activities of the King’s 8that Michilimackinac.


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  • October

  • Fort Fright

    Friday, October 7

    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. Adult $7 Child (5-12) $4

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  • Fort Fright

    Saturday, October 8

    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. Adult $7 Child (5-12) $4

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