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January


January 16- 18, 2015

Winterfest 22nd annual
Professional Snow Sculpting Competition.
Professional Snow Sculptors create a variety of amazing sculptors from a mere block of snow.
Next to Traverse Bay Wollen Co. on Huron Ave. both daily and night.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce. 888-455-8100.

January 17, 2015

Paradise Lake Ice Fishing Tournament
Carp Lake Launch Area
Carp Lake Mi
The 15th annual ice fishing tournament sponsored by the PLA will be held on Paradise Lake on January 17. Headquarters for the contest will be the DNR public boat launch on Paradise Trail. Registration will be available the day of the tournament at the PLA trailer at boat launch.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

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May


May 23 - 25, 2015

52nd Annual Memorial Weekend Pageant
Features a re-enactment of the Indians capturing the Fort. Over 300 local residents participate.
It is the longest running, free historical Memorial Day performance in the nation.

Colonial Michilimackinac on Saturday 5/23 at 3:30pm on Sunday 5/24 and Mon 5/25 at 2:30 p.m.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

May 23, 2015

12th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race

May 23, 2015

52nd Annual Memorial Weekend Parade
A colorful parade featuring a variety of floats and bands. Begins at the Mackinaw City Pier on South Huron at 1:00pm
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

May 23, 2015

Memorial Weekend Fireworks
Fireworks shot off over the bay.
Over the Bay At Dusk.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

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June


June 5 - 14, 2015

Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island
66th annual festival features days of activities and ends with the largest festival parade in Michigan.
Various sites for each event.
Various times for each event.
Mackinac Island Chamber of Commerce 800-454-5227

June 5-7, 2015

Big Mac Shoreline Spring Bike Tour
Enjoy a 25,50,75 or 100 mile bike ride along the scenic shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Begins at the Mackinaw City High School on West Central Ave. 75, 100 milers at 7:30am / 25,50 milers at 8:00am
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

June 14, 2015

Lilac Festival Grand Parade
Begins at Mission Point Resort and travels through the downtown area.
From Mission Point through downtown 4:00pm
Mackinac Island Chamber of Commerce 800-454-5227

June 19 - 20, 2015

Antiques on the Bay Vintage & Antique Car Show
St. Ignace
18th annual show along the waterfront through downtown
St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce 800-338-6660

June 26- 28, 2015

Straits Area Antique Auto Show
40th annual show was formed in 1975 with the first show in June, 1976. Enjoy the largest car show in the nation including a parade of lights featuring cars of all years and makes.
On the Bay each day features different events and attractions.
St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce 800-338-6660

June 27- 28, 2015

Mackinaw City Fine Arts and Craft Show
Premier Arts & Crafts Show featuring artists from around the country.
Located on South Huron in Conkling Heritage Park. Saturday 6/27 from 10:00am-7:00pm. Sunday 6/28 10:00 am - 5:00pm.
Rainbow Promotions 517-548-5450.

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July


July 1 - August 31, 2015

Music in Mackinaw
This musical event features outstanding musicians Tuesday and Saturday July thru August.
In the Performance Shell located in Conkling Heritage Park 8:00pm
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100.

July 4, 2015

Mackinaw City Fourth of July Fireworks
Enjoy games on the Marina Lawn beginning at 1:00pm and ending with fireworks at dusk.
The Mackinaw City Pier located on South Huron Ave. beginning at 1:00 pm and continuing til dark.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100.

July 4, 2015

Carp Lake "Summer Day in Paradise"
Events scheduled for downtown Carp Lake as well as on the waterfront.
Bob Smith 231-537-2182

July 10-12, 2015

28th Annual Blissfest
Music festival in Cross Village
www.blissfest.org.

July 11 - 13, 2015

Port Huron to Mackinac Island Yacht Race
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100.

July 18- 20, 2015

107th Chicago to Mackinac Island Yacht Race - Mackinaw Island
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100.

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August


August 1 - 2, 2015

Battle for Michigan Territory...War of 1812 & Spirits of the North Trade Fair & Rendezvous.
An 18th century encampment where goods, such as jewelry and tools, from that time period are for sale.
Conlkling Park on the waterfront. Runs daily throughout the day and evening.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

August 1 - 2, 2015

Mackinaw Area Historic Festival.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

August 4, 2015

Mackinaw City Antique Show
Area Antique Shops display and sell antiques.
Mackinaw City High School on West Central Avenue. 9:00am -6:00pm
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

August 7 - 9 , 2015

International Ironworkers Festival
A festival where ironworkers from all over compete in various athletic competitions. Mackinaw City High School on West Central Avenue. Competition throughout the day.
Ken Dumas 616-962-8511


August 7, 2015

Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival - Hessel, MI.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

August 21 - 23, 2015

Corvette Crossroads Auto Show
Features a parade of Corvettes on Friday night and visitor viewing and voting on Saturday.
The Mackinaw City Pier Parade begins at 7:00pm on Saturday.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

August 22 - 23, 2015

Mackinaw City Fine Arts and Craft Show
This juried art fair has various unique items for sale.
Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park on South Huron Ave Saturday from 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am - 3.00pm.
Rainbow Promotions 517-548-5450

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September


September 7 2015

58th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk
Enjoy the one and only day that people are allowed to walk on the spectacular Mackinac Bridge.
The north end of the Mackinac Bridge. Walkers are permitted to begin walking at 7:00am
Mackinac Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100

September 11 -12, 2015

Hopps of Fun...18th annual Festival of Beer and Wine
Enjoy sampling a variety of Michigan beers and wines along with musical entertainment.
Mackinaw Crossings from 5:00-10:00 pm and Saturday from 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
Mackinaw Area Tourist Bureau 800-666-0160.

September 11 - 12 , 2015

8th Annual Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Bridge Crossing 10 am.
St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce. 800-338-6660.

September 19, 2015

20th Annual Big Truck Show & Parade of Lights.
St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce. 800-338-6660.

September 18 - 20, 2015

Big Mac Shoreline Fall Scenic Bike Tour
Enjoy a 25,50,75, or 100 mile scenic bike tour along the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan.
Begins at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center on West Central Ave. 75 and 100 milers begin from 7:00am-8:00am. 25 and 50 milers at 8:00am - 9:00 am.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100.

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OCTOBER


October 9 - 10 , 2015

Fort Fright. Colonial Michilimackinac
Colonial Michilimackinac will be transformed into a haunted habitat where werewolves, witches, and other legendary characters roam.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce. 888-455-8100.

October 9- 17, 2015

Fall Shoppers Festival and The Great Pumpkin Hunt.

Weekend specials at most stores including cash prizes and prize drawings.
Area retails stores throughout Mackinaw City. Time varies according to store hours.
Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce 888-455-8100



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