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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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Annual Events


Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce sponsors several annual events throughout the year. Check out our event calendar for dates and times -- we'll see you there!

2015 Events

Our Winterfest, Spring and Fall Bike Tours, Corvette Show, Golf Outing, Fall Shoppers Fest and Christmas in Mackinaw are all fantastic reasons to visit us in Mackinaw City.

winterfest in mackinaw cityWinterfest
January 15-18
Come celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during the annual Winterfest. Enjoy amateur & professional snow carving, sleigh rides, poker walk, outdoor ice skating, euchre tournament, ice fishing tournament at Carp Lake and many more fun winter activities including games for kids, 'tweens and adults beginning at 11 AM.
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Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run
May 2
Bring all your friends and family to run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer.
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Troop Mackinaw
May 8-10

May 29-31
June 5-7
September 25-27
A fun & affordable weekend dedicated to Girl Scouts exploring Mackinac Island. This event is the complete Mackinac Island Package for Girl Scouts! Hotel, Ferry, Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet, Carriage Tour & More! You won't find another package at this price with this much included. Whether visiting with the whole troop or just mother & daughter you are sure to have a Grand time! 
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May 16-17
The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island. This event starts in Harbor Springs and ends in Mackinaw City, Michigan.
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Memorial Day in Mackinaw CityMemorial Weekend
May 23-25
One of the highlights of this start of the summer season is the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant and parade along with the annual footrace across the Mackinac Bridge. The historic re-enactment takes place on Saturday at 3:30 pm and again on Sunday & Monday at 2:30. The parade will be held Saturday at 1 pm. For more information visit
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Mackinaw City Bike TourBike Tours
June 13-14 & September 19-20
Bicycle enthusiasts fill the area mid June & mid September for a chance to pedal the area's scenic routes and infamous Mackinac Bridge during Mackinaw City's Annual Spring & Fall Shoreline Scenic Bike Tours.
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Music in Mackinaw
Mid June-August
Join us for the 2015 Concert Series in Conkling Heritage Park every Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm.
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St. Ignace Car Show
June 25-27
One of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country!  Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles take part in this internationally acclaimed event.
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4th of July Celebration
Celebrate an all American 4th of July in Mackinaw City.
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2nd Annual Mustang Stampede
July 10-12
The party will include Mustangs from 1964 to 2015 on display, Detroit bands and local talent on stage, food/ drink, kids activities, a craft show and will be topped off with a parade of Mustangs across the Mackinac Bridge.
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Mighty Mac Golf OutingMighty Mac Golf Outing
Tuesday, July 28  The Mackinaw Club 12:30pm Shotgun Start
Each summer our chamber supporters gather for a day of fun on the links for this outing that begins with a shotgun start with a scramble format. Women's, mixed and men's 4-person teams are welcome. Prizes include: Hole in One Award cash prize, a variety of golf games and door prizes for all.
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Fine Arts & Craft Show
June 27-28 and August 22-23
Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau to host the Mackinaw City Arts and Craft Show at Conkling Heritage Park on South Huron Avenue.
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kids-community-gardenMackinaw Area Historic Festival
July 31 and August 1
The Mackinaw Area Historic Festival takes place at Heritage Village with Vintage 1880's Baseball, period clothed docents in each of the historic buildings, children's games, Native-American displays, and more.
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Rendezvous in Mackinaw
July 31 to August 2
Rendezvous in Mackinaw 18th & 19th Century Trade Fair at Conkling Heritage Park
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Mackinaw Antique Show
August 4
The Mackinaw Women's Club presents the Annual Antique Show and Sale.
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International Ironworker FestivalInternational Ironworkers Festival
August 7-9
The International Ironworker Festival is an annual event held each summer in Mackinaw City, MI. located on the Straits of Mackinac overlooking the beautiful Mackinac Bridge.
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Corvette_Crossroads_Auto_Show_125Corvette Crossroads Auto Show
August 22
If you like cool cars, this is the event for you!corvette Hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts gather at this celebration of the Chevy Corvette held each August. This isn't your average car show, though. Those who attend can vote for their favorite car and enjoy a host of related entertainment and events.
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Mackinaw Bridge WalkMackinac Bridge Walk
September 7
Thousands gather to join the Governor of Michigan to make the annual Labor Day trek across the third longest suspension bridge in the world.
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Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing
September 11
The Mackinaw City parade travels through town and get on the bridge right behind the bridge parade. The tractors for the event will travel over the Mackinac Bridge and into the city of St. Ignace, Michigan.
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Hopps of Fun
September 11-12
This unique event will feature extensive samplings of 50+ Award Winning Michigan Micro~Brewed beers and over 40 Wines from Michigan’s four internationally recognized wine regions.
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Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show
September 18-20
See these awesome semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/artwork and neon light displays.
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Fort Fright Night
October 9-10
French voyageurs tell eerie tales by campfire as you pass down the trail of lantern lights.  Werewolves howl over the palisade fort as you enter the gate patrolled by skeleton Redcoats.
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Fall Colors Bridge Race
October 10
Enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the Mackinac Bridge and Michigan in all its Fall. 
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Fall Shoppers' Fest and Color ToursShop in Mackinaw City
October 9-18
Come out and enjoy fall savings and colors! The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Fall Shoppers' Fest and Color Tours. Many local merchants in Mackinaw City will have great sales on their merchandise and welcome you to stop in and have a look.
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santa125Christmas in Mackinaw

December 5
Share the spirit of the season in downtown Mackinaw.
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