JULY 4 @ 9:00 AM
This annual event held on the 4th of July! Professional stone skippers will bring their best skipping skills and compete for the much coveted trophy! There will also be a Gerplunking Division (age 5 & under), a Pebbles Division (ages 6-12), and an Open Division (age 13 & up).
2021 Dates: TBA
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting downtown on Main Street kicks off the 3-day Christmas Bazaar and ushers in the winter season on Mackinac Island. Gather at 5:30 p.m. across from the Star Line Dock #1 for caroling and good cheer.
Caddywampuson is the place to shop for eco-friendly gifts, hip home décor, paper goods, cool baby shower gifts and very funny books. Stretch those brain cells with our puzzles and games; re live your childhoods with our retro toys and enjoy all the products for fun in the kitchen and at the office.
Located on the waterfront overlooking the Straits of Mackinac just past the busy downtown area, Small Point offers a beautiful and quiet setting. Nestled beneath Mission Point and just a short walk from Arch Rock, this seven-room inn has low rates, continental breakfast, bike rentals, and friendly service.
June 4 -13, 2021
The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration held each June. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen, Lilac Festival 10K, horse-drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, walking tours, Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and so much more!
The jewel of the Great Lakes. Enjoy beautiful vistas, shopping, and carriage rides during the day, and watch the city transform at night with its happening music and bar scene. Mackinac Island has something for everyone.
Lilac Tree Hotel is the only all-suite hotel located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. We offer a large variety of suites overlooking Main Street and Market Street. We are home to the Lilac Tree Spa, which offers a wide variety of Spa Treatments.
The original on Mackinac Island since 1887, Murdick's has been serving fresh homemade fudge, peanut brittle and confections from the finest ingredients. Bring the whole family and watch our expert fudge makers create over fifteen flavors of fudge and candies from fresh ingredients.
May’s is currently the oldest fudge shop on Mackinac Island. May’s fudge shop has been family operated for four generations. This summer season we’ll be offering French Vanilla, Amaretto Chocolate Chip, Butter Pecan, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Nut and Plain Chocolate as well as our famous English toffee, Monsters, Pecan Rolls and Clusters.
Joann’sauthentic Mackinac Island Fudge, made fresh daily with real cream, butter and only the finest natural ingredients. Joann’s offers 25 fantastic flavors as well as an assortment of hand-dipped chocolates and sugar-free candies. Gift packages, online ordering and shipping available. Several locations downtown.
The possibilities are almost endless on a Shepler’s Charter Cruise. Shepler’s vessels typically head out from Mackinaw City, St. Ignace or Mackinac Island, but can also depart from and return to virtually any port in the upper Great Lakes.