Northern Michigan Events
On Your Mackinac Island Vacation

The number of Northern Michigan Events that take place on Mackinac Island, Saint Ignace and Mackinaw City each summer and fall can make your Mackinac Island vacation an action pack holiday for you and your family. The events vary from geocaching, biking, running races, sail boat races, terrific festivals, musical events to even a Skipping Stone Contest. There is definitely one to make your vacation memorable!

April Events

Geocaching Spring Fling on April 29-30 beginning at the Grand Hotel is in its 5th year and is getting more and more popular. What is geocaching? Basically its just a fun outdoor game of hiding and seeking a treasure. There will be around 90 hidden Geocaches (treasures) on Mackinac Island and the hunt to find them will begin on Saturday morning. All you need is a GPS device, a bike will help since the geocaches are hidden all around the island and, of course, be ready for a fun filled two day event.

To learn more about this great northern Michigan Geocaching Spring Fling on Mackinac Island click here. If you want to learn more about the sport called Geocaching click here.

May Events

Go to our May Events page to read in more details about the exciting spring northern Michigan events held on Mackinac Island or in neighboring communities.

June Events

Visit our June events page to read about the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival events and a great Bike ride across the Mighty Mac.

July Events

July is the perfect time to be enjoying your Mackinac Island vacation. The Michigan weather is glorious and there is no better place to be on July 4th than the Island. There are so many fun things to do during July. Visit our detailed July events page to read all the fun choices.

More Monthly Northern Michigan Events...

August Events

In August there is a terrific Mackinac Island Music Festival with the dates being August 16-18. The music ranges from classical, to rock, to funk to whatever the bands creative juices come up with. More information will be coming later in the season.

Of course, Mackinac Island has a Fudge Festival! This year's festival will be full of fun, surprises and FUDGE! The dates are August 19-20 with more information coming...stay tuned! If your sweet tooth can't wait click here to read about all the

Mackinac Island fudge shops!

August 27 & 28 - Native American Pow Wow and French Culture Re-enactment.

If you and your family want to learn more about the wonderful history of this northern Michigan area then head to the Native American Pow Wow which includes A Taste Of Ojibwa And Early French Culture at Father Marquette Memorial Park near the Mackinac Bridge, St. Ignace. It's on August 27th and 28th. To read more about this fascinating and fun Pow Wow and event click here. ♠

Super September northern Michgan events on the Island...

The Labor Day festivities are totally terrific on Mackinac Island. The biggest event is the 54th Annual Bridge Walk/Run on Monday, September 5 at 7:00 a.m. To learn more and to register for this race click here.

Keep your running shoes on for the 8 Mile Run Mackinac race on September 10, 2011. It's a spectacular time of the year on the Island...with children back in school most of the tourists are gone and the weather has just the hint of fall. It's Fabulous!

October Events

Another running event across the Mackinac Bridge is being held on October 8, 2011. To read and to register for the 3rd Annual Fall Colors Bridge Race.


Insider Tip: There are many fantastic northern Michigan events on Mackinac Island and in the surrounding northern Michigan towns and communities.

Visit our Mackinac Island Event Calendar where organizations and businesses can post their Fun Event.

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