Special Events

    July

  • Music in the Park

    Thursday, July 19

    A Mackinac Arts Council event. "With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live ...

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  • Vintage Base Ball

    Saturday, July 21

    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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  • Diverse Entertainments

    Saturday, July 21

    Even in the Great Lakes wilderness, the historic residents of Michilimackinac knew how to have a good time. As you explore the fort, stop and try your hand at games of skill and chance, sing a song, take tea with the neighbors, enjoy the latest news from London, or learn an 18th century dance.

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  • Diverse Entertainments

    Sunday, July 22

    Even in the Great Lakes wilderness, the historic residents of Michilimackinac knew how to have a good time. As you explore the fort, stop and try your hand at games of skill and chance, sing a song, take tea with the neighbors, enjoy the latest news from London, or learn an 18th century dance.

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, July 25

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. 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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  • Music in the Park

    Thursday, July 26

    A Mackinac Arts Council event. "With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live ...

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  • July Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting

    Friday, July 27

    The Mackinac Island State Park Commission will meet at the Post Hospital Board Room on Mackinac Island.

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  • August

  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 1

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. 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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  • Ghastly Mackinac

    Wednesday, August 1

    For most, Fort Mackinac was a desirable station. For others, Fort Mackinac was a dark and gruesome place. We're highlighting the latter with Ghastly Mackinac, an evening experience showcasing the darker aspects of Fort Mackinac's history. This guided tour will feature stories of crime and ...

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  • Music in the Park

    Thursday, August 2

    A Mackinac Arts Council event. "With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live ...

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  • War of 1812 Weekend

    Saturday, August 4

    The first land engagement of the War of 1812 happened at Fort Mackinac. Visit Fort Mackinac August 4 & 5 for weapons demonstrations, walking tours and more. Check back often for more information on this special weekend at Fort Mackinac.

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  • War of 1812 Weekend

    Sunday, August 5

    The first land engagement of the War of 1812 happened at Fort Mackinac. Visit Fort Mackinac August 4 & 5 for weapons demonstrations, walking tours and more. Check back often for more information on this special weekend at Fort Mackinac.

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 8

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. 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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  • Music in the Park

    Thursday, August 9

    A Mackinac Arts Council event. "With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live ...

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  • Gardens and Good Things to Eat

    Saturday, August 11

    Everyone loves a good meal, including the historic residents of Michilimackinac! Join historic interpreters to tour and help maintain the fort's gardens, assist with running the outdoor bread oven (and taste the results!), watch meals cooked over an open fire, and learn more about the unique food ...

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  • Meteors and S'mores

    Saturday, August 11

    Come gaze at the stars and join us for the Perseid Meteor Shower and s'mores at Fort Holmes, the highest point on Mackinac Island. Meet at the Avenue of Flags (rear entrance of Fort Mackinac) at 8:45 p.m. to hike to Fort Holmes with a Park Ranger, or hike to the fort on your own!

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  • Gardens and Good Things to Eat

    Sunday, August 12

    Everyone loves a good meal, including the historic residents of Michilimackinac! Join historic interpreters to tour and help maintain the fort's gardens, assist with running the outdoor bread oven (and taste the results!), watch meals cooked over an open fire, and learn more about the unique food ...

    Learn More >

  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 15

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. 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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  • Music in the Park

    Thursday, August 16

    A Mackinac Arts Council event. "With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 22

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. 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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  • Civil War Reenactment Weekend

    Friday, August 24

    The Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War Studies will be participating in events at Fort Mackinac the weekend of August 24-26, 2018. Every hour they will be part of a demonstration on the parade ground at the fort, and available for questions and information all day ...

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  • Civil War Reenactment Weekend

    Saturday, August 25

    The Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War Studies will be participating in events at Fort Mackinac the weekend of August 24-26, 2018. Every hour they will be part of a demonstration on the parade ground at the fort, and available for questions and information all day ...

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  • Civil War Reenactment Weekend

    Sunday, August 26

    The Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War Studies will be participating in events at Fort Mackinac the weekend of August 24-26, 2018. Every hour they will be part of a demonstration on the parade ground at the fort, and available for questions and information all day ...

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  • Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

    Wednesday, August 29

    Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 6 to August 29. 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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  • September

  • Michilimackinac at Work: Labor and Trades

    Saturday, September 8

    Michilimackinac was a hardworking community in the 18th century. Voyageurs, blacksmiths, laundresses, clerks, and soldiers all plied their trades at the fort, employing both skilled and unskilled labor. Join the interpretive staff as they demonstrate a variety of tasks that made up the ...

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  • Michilimackinac at Work: Labor and Trades

    Sunday, September 9

    Michilimackinac was a hardworking community in the 18th century. Voyageurs, blacksmiths, laundresses, clerks, and soldiers all plied their trades at the fort, employing both skilled and unskilled labor. Join the interpretive staff as they demonstrate a variety of tasks that made up the ...

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  • Stars and S'mores

    Sunday, September 9

    Come gaze at the stars and roast some s'mores at Fort Holmes, the highest point on Mackinac Island. Meet at the Avenue of Flags (rear entrance to Fort Mackinac) at 8:00 p.m. to hike to Fort Holmes with a Park Ranger, or hike to the fort on your own!

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  • Fire at Night - Fort Mackinac Rifle and Cannon

    Saturday, September 15

    See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to go with it. Enjoy the Soldier's Barracks, shopping at ...

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  • Fire at Night - Fort Mackinac Rifle and Cannon

    Saturday, September 22

    See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to go with it. Enjoy the Soldier's Barracks, shopping at ...

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  • The Coronation of Their Majesties Celebration

    Saturday, September 22

    Along with the king's birthday, the anniversary of George and Charlotte's coronation in 1761 gave British subjects around the world a reason to celebrate every September. Join the interpretive staff at Michilimackinac as they celebrate the most British of holidays with artillery fire, drinks and ...

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  • September Mackinac Island State Park Commission Meeting

    Friday, September 28

    The Mackinac Island State Park Commission will meet at the Post Hospital Board Room on Mackinac Island.

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  • Fire at Night - Fort Mackinac Rifle and Cannon

    Saturday, September 29

    See the flash of the fire when Fort Mackinac has rifle and cannon firings in the evening. Sunsets from Fort Mackinac are truly spectacular, and what better way to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge than a celebratory cannon shot to go with it. Enjoy the Soldier's Barracks, shopping at ...

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  • October

  • Fort Fright

    Friday, October 5

    Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site. Most stops are suitable for all ...

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  • Fort Fright

    Saturday, October 6

    Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site. Most stops are suitable for all ...

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