Mackinaw and Mackinac Calendar of Events 2014

 

Mackinaw and Mackinac Calendar of Events 2014 provided by Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping and Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals. Events listed are for Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island and surrounding areas in Northern Michigan and Upper Michigan.


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May

Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run

 

Event Date:

May 3rd, 2014

The Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run includes a 5k run and a 1 mile kids run.

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. Then enjoy a colorful and magical party afterward in the Mackinaw Crossings, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friend!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness...

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Great Lakes Seminar Series: Lake Michigan in a Dugout

 

Event Date:

May 13th, 2014, 7:00pm

Lake Michigan in a Dugout

Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin, boat builders, will speak about their experience paddling 1,200 of the 1,638 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in a dugout canoe they built themselves. More information.


Every year Inland Seas Education Association hosts the Great Lakes Seminar Series. This monthly seminar series includes presentations about environmental issues important to the Grand Traverse Bay...

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June

Michigan Governor’s Summer Residence Tours

 

Event Date:

June 4th - August 27th, 2014

Michigan Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 4 to August 27. 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 Places in October 1975. In November 1997, the house was named to the National Register...

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Great Lakes Seminar Series: Green Roof Technology

 

Event Date:

June 10th, 2014, 7:00pm

Green Roof Technology: Environmental and Economic Benefits

Casey Conn and Jud Downer of Green Roof Jungle and Nathan Griswold of Inhabitect will speak about the positive impacts of low-impact development. They will share pictures, information and resources on how to develop your property with the environment in mind. More information.


Every year Inland Seas Education Association hosts the Great Lakes Seminar Series....

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Whitefish Point Marathon

 

Event Date:

June 14th, 2014

The Whitefish Point Marathon is a USA Track & Field Certified Course north of Paradise Michigan located in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Run from Sawmill Creek Park upbound (North on) Whitefish Point Road to Whitefish Point, then back to Whitefish Township Community Center. For more details visit their event website at WhitefishPointMarathon.org OR Register online.

Event Sponsor: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce

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Making the Great Lakes Great

 

Event Date:

June 19th - August 29th, 2014
Making the Great Lakes Great (Full Schedule)

A unique hands-on experience for the entire family. Learn more about the Great Lakes ecosystem by trawling for fish, collecting plankton, sampling the lake bottom, and completing water quality tests. Become part of the maritime sailing tradition by raising the anchor, hoisting the sails, and steering the schooner. Learn about issues that face the Great Lakes and the...

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Great Lakes Discovery Sail

 

Event Date:

June 19th - August 22nd, 2014
Great Lakes Discovery Sail (Full Schedule)

A unique hands-on experience for the entire family aboard our 77' schooner Inland Seas. On our Great Lakes Discovery Sails, "students" of all ages become Great Lakes scientists for the day, learning more about the Great Lakes ecosystem by trawling for fish, collecting plankton, sampling the lake bottom, and completing water quality tests.

(Ages 5 and up; $35/person,...

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Music in Mackinaw – The Ragbirds

 

Event Date:

June 21st, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - The Ragbirds

Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow.

Like a mix tape made by a well-traveled friend, The Ragbirds music is diverse and foreign, yet somehow familiar. The voice at the front of The Ragbirds carries the freshness of the journey itself,...

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Boat Tours Aboard the Schooner

 

Event Date:

June 25th - August 29th, 2014 (Time and length vary)
Boat Tours Aboard the Schooner (Full Schedule)

Curious about the 77’ schooner docked in town? Come check it out! Boat tours of Inland Seas provide a unique opportunity to walk around and peer below the deck of a traditionally-rigged schooner. Tours also include information about our Schoolship programs and a glimpse into the science taught on them.

Want more? Join us for one of our sails...

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Young Women and Men in Science – Great Lakes Research Method

 

Event Date:

June 28th - July 16th, 2014

Inland Seas Education Association's Young Men in Science and Young Women in Science is a time when high-school ages students will become scientists and crew for two days onboard the schooner Inland Seas. They will conduct research projects related to the ecology of Lake Michigan. To accomplish their research objectives, students will learn to perform water chemistry analyses; determine the thermal structure of the...

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Music in Mackinaw – The Wilenes

 

Event Date:

June 28th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - The Wilenes

This band will take you back to the days when country music was a pocketful of heartfelt ballads and jumping dance hall favorites.

The members of this band have played country music all over the world, from The Grand Ole Opry to Europe's biggest country music festivals. From Canada's major folk festivals to Rockefellar Center and the White House. L.A. to Boston, Iowa to North Carolina, north to...

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July

Making the Great Lakes Great – Educator Workshop

 

Event Date:

July 2nd, 2014, 1pm to 5pm

This Making the Great Lakes Great - Educator Workshop will provide formal and non-formal educators the opportunity to further explore current Great Lakes issues on-board the schooner Inland Seas. Participants will collect and analyze limnological samples and will build upon their previously existing understanding of the interactions between different trophic levels. This workshop will also provide the opportunity to...

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Mackinaw City – 4th of July Celebration

 

Event Date:

July 4th, 2014
Full Schedule of Events

Celebrate an all American 4th of July in Mackinaw City!

Mackinaw City - 4th of July Week Events

Wednesday, July 2

  • 7pm to 10pm - Mayhem at Michilimackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac

Thursday, July 3

  • 6pm to 9pm - Karaoke with Bubba Joe, Mackinaw Crossings

Friday, July 4

  • 12:30pm to 4:30pm - Games on Marina Lawn (Penny Scramble, Frisbee Toss, 3 Legged Race, Egg Toss, Basketball Shooting and...

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Dennis Hale Book Signing

 

Event Date:

July 3rd - July 5th, 2014
August 30th - September 1st, 2014

Dennis Hale Book Signing will be available at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Paradise, Michigan on July 3rd, 4th and 5th. Dennis Hale, Survivor of the 1966 Wreck of the Daniel J. Morrell will be at the Shipwreck Museum for book signings.

For more information about this event, please call the Great Lakes Shipwreck Society office at 906-635-1742.

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Paradise Celebrates July 4th!

 

Event Date:

July 4th, 2014

On July 4th, celebrate our nation's birthday in Paradise. Recapture your patriotism by celebrating with our local community starting with pancakes and ending with fireworks. Rediscover or provide your family an opportunity to celebrate the "GRANDNESS" of the United States!

  • Pancakes: 7am-11am at Whitefish Township Community Center
  • Parade: 1pm in Downtown Paradise
  • Games: 3pm-5pm at the Whitefish Township School...

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Music in Mackinaw – Straits Area Concert Band

 

Event Date:

July 4th - August 26th, 2014
Straits Area Concert Band (Full Schedule)

Music in Mackinaw - Straits Area Concert Band

The Straits Area Concert Band was formed by Doctor Raymond Roth in 1983 to provide an opportunity for interested instrumentalists in the area to perform band literature and provide entertainment for local residents as well as tourists to the area.

Visit The Straits Area Concert Band website for more information about the...

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Music in Mackinaw – Claudia Schmidt

 

Event Date:

July 5th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Claudia Schmidt

To say that Schmidt is simply a performer with a talent to entertain would be a miscarriage of understatement. Schmidt takes her audiences into her world of folk and jazz as easily as the child who discovers the endless universes that exist in a cardboard box.

More than 4 decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in...

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Music in Mackinaw – Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

 

Event Date:

July 12th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

These amazing young players pull their audiences into their world of serious fiddling simmering in fun. Everyone leaves feeling good and asking the Fiddlers to come back again!

The Saline Fiddlers astound audiences every time they take the stage. They are fully equipped, amplified and present an energetic, polished stage show that includes music, song and dance from the...

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Plein Air Painting

 

Event Date:

July 12th - July 13th, 2014

Plein Air Painting: The Direct Approach with Richard Jordan

I am an oil painter and the list I’ve made is based on that. However, I know we will have artists who will work either in watercolor or pastel. If you work in watercolor, try to purchase colors that match the listed colors. If you’re a pastel artist please buy a deep warm dark and a deep cool dark — no black.

You are welcome to buy any extra...

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Speaker Series – World War II on the Great Lakes

 

Event Date:

July 18th, 2014

Speaker Series - World War II on the Great Lakes

At 7pm on July 18th, Mike LeButt, Great Lakes maritime historian, will present the pivotal role the Great Lakes played during the second world war as America became the "Arsenal of Democracy."

Speaker Series events are free for Society Members, and $5.00 donation for the general public. For more information about this event, please call the Shipwreck Society office at...

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Music in Mackinaw – Goethes Groove Connection

 

Event Date:

July 16th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Goethes Groove Connection

From Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp comes the Goethes Groove Connection, from Emmendingen, Germany, with their Jazz and Big Band sound. 24 young musicians between the ages of fourteen to seventeen will be visiting Mackinaw City for two full days – our opportunity to show off the pride we hold in our community.

Visit the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp website for more information about the...

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50th Anniversary Mustang Car Show

 

Event Date:

July 17th - July 19th, 2014

Join Us for the 50th Anniversary Mustang Car Show

A Ford Mustang Car Show to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The Mackinaw Mustang Stampede party will include Mustangs from 1964 to 2014 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. An event...

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Music in Mackinaw – Michelle Chenard

 

Event Date:

July 18th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Michelle Chenard

Please Note: Though most "Music in Mackinaw" concerts are at 8pm, this show will be from 5pm to 6:40pm as part of the 50th Anniversary Mustang Car Show Weekend.

Michelle Chenard is a veteran singer/songwriter who has been continually voted a favorite in Northern Michigan as Best Solo Performer, Best of the Best and more in Northern Express, Northern Michigan’s largest newsweekly. In...

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Music in Mackinaw – Magic Bus Band

 

Event Date:

July 18th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Magic Bus Band

Please Note: Though most "Music in Mackinaw" concerts are at 8pm, this show will be from 7pm to 10pm as part of the 50th Anniversary Mustang Car Show Weekend.

Psychedelic Music, The Sixties and Seventies.

Do you remember the Woodstock era?

It was a period of musical and creative energy that has never been equaled before or since! If you are too young to remember that magical time, you can...

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18th Annual Crisp Point Lighthouse Conference

 

Event Date:

July 19th, 2014

The 18th Annual Crisp Point Lighthouse Conference & Picnic will be held on July 19, 2014 (the third Saturday of July). This year we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Whitefish Township Community Center on M-123 in Paradise. The address of the Community Center is 7052 N. M-123, Paradise, MI 49768. It is about 1/4 miles south of the school on the east side of the road. Coffee, juice, baked goods, etc. will be provided for breakfast....

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Music in Mackinaw – Lookin’ Back Band

 

Event Date:

July 19th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Lookin' Back Band

Please Note: Though most "Music in Mackinaw" concerts are at 8pm, this show will be from 7pm to 10pm as part of the 50th Anniversary Mustang Car Show Weekend.

Detroit's Bob Seger Tribute Band

Nearly 40 years ago (legend has it) Bob Seger first introduced The Silver Bullet Band to a surprised audience following a performance by BTO at Eastern Michigan University in Ann Arbor, MI. The rest...

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106th Annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

 

Event Date:

July 19th - July 20th, 2014

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is a race like no other. More than three hundred fifty boats leave Chicago every July for a dash to Mackinac Island.

The race starts off of the Chicago light house, traveling 333 statute miles (289.4 nautical miles) from Chicago, starting just off Navy Pier, to Mackinac Island, Michigan. It is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. The boats cross the finish...

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106th Annual Grand Porch Party

 

Event Date:

July 20th, 2014

The Grand Porch Party, Presented by Veuve Clicquot

Sunday, July 20, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST

The Porch Party is one of the most anticipated afternoons for friends, families and volunteers who are on the island awaiting the racers to cross the finish line. Join us on the longest hotel porch in the country to toast the race, its many supporters, the Grand Hotel, and our sponsor, Veuve Clicquot.

Men are required to wear a coat...

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Music in Mackinaw – Conga Se Menne

 

Event Date:

July 25th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Conga Se Menne

The musical style of Conga Se Menne runs the gamut of Blues, Funk, Latin, Reggae, Caribbean beats and ethnic Finnish sounds. Island beat percussion blends smoothly with mellifluous keyboards, sonorous horns and big-shouldered guitar work – all mixing with an influence of traditional styles.

Visit Conga Se Menne's website for more information about their band.

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Music in Mackinaw – The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band

 

Event Date:

July 26th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band

Whispers of the North, a five piece band that replicates the songs, styles and moods of the Canadian singer-songwriter’s best! Be ready for a visual, acoustic trip from the Great Lakes to the Canadian Rockies; through the pains of lost lovers and haunting melodies.

Visit the Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band's website for more information about the band.

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Vintage Base Ball

 

Event Date:

July 26th, 2014

Vintage Base Ball at Fort Mackinac

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 enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry! The game pits the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats against the...

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Astronomy Under Sail

 

Event Date:

July 27th, 2014, 9:00pm
August 22nd, 2014, 9:00pm

Astronomy Under Sail is a public sailing program in Suttons Bay, Michigan that is organized by the Inland Seas Education Association several times per year.

The night sky is a vast, beautiful region that not many have the privilege of enjoying—from the shore it can be difficult to view. On the Astronomy Under Sail program, you can view the stars and new moon, uninhibited.

During the sail,...

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Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix

 

Event Date:

July 27th, 2014

The Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix is in downtown Mackinaw City at Wawatam Park, steps from dozens of all the stores, shops and hotels. Why an international distance? So you can finish and still enjoy the rest of your day in beautiful and historic Mackinaw City or jet over to Mackinac Island for the rest of the day. After swimming in the shadows of the Mighty Mac bridge, you will enjoy a great ride out to Wilderness State Park, which...

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Jaeger’s Battalion of Rogers’ Rangers Encampment

 

Event Date:

July 27th, 2014

Jaeger’s Battalion of Rogers’ Rangers Encampment

French & Indian War hero Robert Rogers’ battalion of Rogers Rangers will once again visit. These re-enactors will display their knowledge of the tactics and history of this famous unit of frontier fighters, as well as demonstrations of camp life. No additional admission charge for this special event above standard Colonial Michilimackinac admission rates.

When:
Sunday,...

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Mighty Mac Golf Outing

 

Event Date:

July 29th, 2014

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce Mighty Mac Golf Outing will be held Tuesday, July 29th at the Mackinaw Club Golf Course. Each summer the Mackinaw City Chamber supporters gather for a day of fun on the links. There is a 12:30 PM shotgun start with a scramble format. Women's, mixed and men's 4-person teams are welcome. The cost is $240 per 4-person team. Prizes include: Cash Hole in One Award, a variety of golf games and...

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Jewelry: PMC Silver by Rosemary Gould (Artistic Class)

 

Event Date:

July 29th - July 30th, 2014

Mackinac Island Arts Council's Workshop Series

This group artistic class is Jewelry: PMC Silver by Rosemary Gould.

This two night Jewelry class will focus on PMC Silver. Supplies will be provided, and you can take your completed pieces with you at the end of the class.

When:
Tuesday, July 29
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price:
Fee $75. Class size is limited, so call 906-984-4124 to reserve a spot.

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War of 1812 Tour

 

Event Date:

July 30th, 2014

War of 1812 Tour

For the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the soldier and townsperson will be leading people around to talk about the war, its effects on the fort and the American army and the town of Mackinac Island, and how the people of the island responded, what happened to the displaced American soldiers, and how the British soldiers lived with the American citizens for 3 years of...

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August

Mackinaw Area Historic Festival

 

Event Date:

August 1st - August 2nd, 2014

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.

The Historic Festival is on Friday, August 1, from 6:00 p.m. till dark, and Saturday, August 2, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Heritage Village offers a fun filled family event that celebrates history with...

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Rendezvous in Mackinaw

 

Event Date:

August 1st - August 3rd, 2014
Rendezvous in Mackinaw (Full Schedule)

Rendezvous in Mackinaw & 18th Century Trade Fair Conkling Heritage Park

18th & 19th Century life in Native American, Military & Civilian Encampment. The Fort Michilimackinac's intent is to present Native Americans, Americans, French & English as they mixed together in the 1700's & early 1800's in the Mackinaw Region.

The 18th Century Trade Fair will feature merchants &...

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Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse Heritage Festival

 

Event Date:

August 2nd, 2014

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse Heritage Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, August 2nd, from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Entertainment will be provided by Lee Murdock and Annie and Rod Capps. Lee draws heavily on archives of authentic sailing songs collected in the early 20th century and housed at the University of Michigan. Annie and Rod have earned praise for both their...

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Music in Mackinaw – The Moxie Strings

 

Event Date:

August 2nd, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - The Moxie Strings

The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and electric cellist Alison Lynn. With their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms, these young women have put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music. They join forces with dynamic drummer and world percussionist Fritz McGirr, who lends his spirited expertise of traditional...

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Mackinaw City Paint Out

 

Event Date:

August 2nd, 2014

The Mackinaw City Paint Out is scheduled for Saturday August 2nd 10-4pm with check in from 7:00-10:00am at the Historic Village Chapel on Central Avenue. Please bring you canvases to check in so we can date stamp the back. This event will take place during the Heritage festival.

At 3:30 pm artists will be asked to bring their paintings to the Chapel where our judge, Richard Jordan will review the pieces from each participating...

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45th Annual Mackinaw Antique Show and Sale

 

Event Date:

August 5th, 2014

The Mackinaw Woman's Club presents the 45th Annual Mackinaw Antique Show and Sale.

Location: Mackinaw City High School on W. Central Ave., 5 blocks west of the I-75 Underpass.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Admission: $2.50 and is good for all day, (Children 10 and under FREE)

Refreshments and lunch menu available beginning 11:00am, sold and served by the Woman's Club members.

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Music in Mackinaw – Dance North

 

Event Date:

August 8th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Dance North

A showcase of northern Michigan youth, ages 6 to 18 will perform a variety of dance techniques choreographed and learned at their 13th annual "Summer Dance Intensive," taught by professional dancers from New York City, led by Ann Cooley, retired Radio City Rockette and daughter of TeePee Campground owners, Gene and Jo Cooley.

Visit the Dance Northwebsite for more information.

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Icebreaker Mackinaw 70th Anniversary

 

Event Date:

August 8th - August 9th, 2014

Icebreaker Mackinaw 70th Anniversary

A former crew reunion will be held August 8-9, 2014 in Mackinaw City, MI, the home of retired USCGC Mackinaw WAGB 83. The ship is now a floating museum.

Welcome to all former men and women who served on Mackinaw's deck. The reunion also welcomes the spouse or children of former Mackinaw crew members.

Come and enjoy old sea stories with family and friends.

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Tahquamenon Trail Run

 

Event Date:

August 9th, 2014

The Tahquamenon Trail Run includes 10K and 25K adult trail races and a 2K kid's race, sponsored by Great Lakes Endurance. Races begin at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise, Michigan. Races start at 8am.

For more information, contact Jeff Crumbaugh at (715) 701-0360.

Event Sponsor: www.greatlakesendurance.com

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Music in Mackinaw – Raion Taiko

 

Event Date:

August 9th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Raion Taiko

Taiko is the dramatic and exciting Japanese art of ensemble drumming. With a repertoire ranging from traditional to modern, this group of up to seven, led by leaders who trained in Taiko drumming at Asano Daiko in Japan, have shared their passion by performing throughout Michigan since opening the Great Lakes Taiko Center in 2009.

Visit the Great Lakes Taiko Center website for more...

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International Ironworkers Festival

 

Event Date:

August 9th - August 11th, 2014

The International Ironworkers Festival is an annual event held each summer in Mackinaw City, MI, located on the Straits of Mackinac overlooking the beautiful Mackinaw Bridge. It attracts ironworkers from across the United States and Canada to compete in friendly competition. It is open to the general public, although only ironworkers and retirees can compete in the skilled events. These events include knot tying,...

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Wild Blueberry Festival

 

Event Date:

August 15th - August 17th, 2014

The Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise, Michigan is held each year during the third weekend in August to celebrate a part of local heritage, wild blueberries. An art fair, entertainment, and wonderful local food are part of the festivities. The celebration also showcases informative programs of music, nature, and lore all featuring local history.

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Music in Mackinaw – Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble

 

Event Date:

August 15th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble

An official USAF Band of Mid-America

The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, a Mid-America Air Force Band, is a group of 18 professional enlisted musicians whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz, to bebop and swing, to modern jazz. At one of their concerts, you are just as likely to hear the music of contemporary composers as you would the classic sounds of Count...

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Music in Mackinaw – The Pangbourne Band

 

Event Date:

August 16th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - The Pangbourne Band

The Pangbourne Band is a traditional British Brass Band based in the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire in the South of England. A small ensemble of fifteen members will be visiting America in August and spending time exploring the Great Lakes area.

Visit the Pangbourne Band website for more information about the band.

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Corvette Crossroads Auto Show

 

Event Date:

August 22nd - August 23rd, 2014
Corvette Cross Roads (Full Schedule)

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.

Free Dash Plaque to first 200 vettes registered.

Music in Mackinaw – The Skylarks Jazz Band

 

Event Date:

August 23rd, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - The Skylarks Jazz Band

This group of seasoned pros will have you bobbing your heads and dancing in the aisles with their fresh take on great American music: Soulful, virtuosic, toe tapping musical fun. From the soaring improvs of the trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute and trombone, to the rhythmic authority of the piano, bass and drums. The Skylarks promise a great concert experience!

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Mackinaw City Premier Arts and Craft Show

 

Event Date:

August 23rd - August 24th, 2014

Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau to host the Mackinaw City Arts and Craft Show on August 23-24, 2014 at the Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park on South Huron Avenue.

The Show will feature many artists from around the country. Exhibits to include: paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and much, much more.

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Community Funded Sailing Trips

 

Event Date:

August 24th - August 29th, 2014
Community Funded Sailing Trips (Full Schedule)

2014 Schedule for Community Funded Sailing Trips

Free of charge, sponsored by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey/Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. All morning (AM) sails are from 9am-12pm, all afternoon (PM) sails are from 2pm–5pm unless otherwise stated.

Music in Mackinaw – Northern Michigan Brass Band

 

Event Date:

August 30th, 2014

Music in Mackinaw - Northern Michigan Brass Band

Now in its 16th year of operation, this 27 piece, British-style ensemble is an all-volunteer band which had attracted adult brass players from across Northern Michigan from Alpena to Traverse City and north to Mackinaw City. Since the band was formed in 1999, they have presented more than 60 concerts in various venues throughout Northern Michigan.

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September

57th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

 

Event Date:

September 1st, 2014

57th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

Thousands gather to join the Governor of Michigan to make the annual Labor Day trek across the third longest suspension bridge in the world.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority, the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce would like to make your BRIDGE WALK as pleasant as possible and offer the following information:

1. There is NO FEE or registration to...

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7th Annual Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing

 

Event Date:

September 5th, 2014

7th Annual Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing

The Mackinaw City parade travels through town and gets on the bridge right behind the bridge parade. The tractors for the 2014 event will travel over the Mackinac Bridge and into the city of St. Ignace, Michigan.

Tractor Unloading and Parking, Mackinaw City: Staging Area West of Town, Central Ave.

Tractor Parking, St. Ignace: Little Bear Arena (only)

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18th Annual Hopps of Fun

 

Event Date:

September 5th - September 6th, 2014

18th Annual Hopps of Fun

On September 5th & 6th, 2014 Mackinaw Crossings will host "Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun."

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. Weekend of Entertainment & Fun!

Tent opens at 5:00pm.

Festival grounds are located at Mackinaw...

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Speaker Series – The Great War on the Great Lakes

 

Event Date:

September 12th, 2014

Speaker Series - The Great War on the Great Lakes

The Great War on the Great Lakes at 7pm on September 12th. Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, will guide museum guests through the "Great War" on the Lakes. Unexpected happenings, such as French shipwrecks on Lake Superior and German spies at Whitefish Point will be highlighted!

Speaker Series events are free for Society Members, and $5.00...

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19th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

 

Event Date:

September 12th - September 14th, 2014

19th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

See these awesome semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/artwork and neon light displays.

Sept. 13: Semi-trucks on display in St. Ignace and will cross the Mackinac Bridge and come through Mackinaw City for the "Parade of Lights" starting at dusk. This is very cool; you don't want to miss it!

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Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race

 

Event Date:

September 13th, 2014

The Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race consists of two MCRA sanctioned races: an individual challenge and a team of two event.

"The Great Race from the Lower Falls to Lake Superior" is the perfect way to start the morning. This 17 1/2 mile, two-person (C-2) canoe race starts at 10am. A shorter (6 1/2 mile) one-person race (C-1) begins at 3:30pm at the Tahquamenon River Mouth. The day's events conclude with a banquet and...

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Big Mac Shoreline Fall Scenic Bike Tour

 

Event Date:

June 14th - June 15th, 2014
September 13th - September 14th, 2014

Please note: There is no limit on the number of riders for the Big Mac Shoreline Fall Scenic Bike Tour!

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  • Download Application for Spring/Fall Bike Tours
  • Register Online - Fall Tour
  • Download the Route Map

Bicycle enthusiasts will once again be filling the area mid June & mid September for a chance to pedal the area's scenic routes and...

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Family Science Day

 

Event Date:

September 21st, 2014, 10:00am-Noon
October 19th, 2014, 10:00am-Noon
November 16th, 2014, 10:00am-Noon

Family Science Day is where families come together and discover Great Lakes Science. These discovery sessions are filled with Family Friendly hands-on science activities! Each day has a theme that will focus on an aspect of the Great Lakes. There are stories, crafts, and experiments sure to evoke the young scientist in everyone. The program...

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October

19th Annual Lighthouse Festival

 

Event Date:

October 9th - October 12th, 2014

The Annual Lighthouse Festival is a four day event that provides activities for the young and old including lighthouse tours (aerial, boat or personal vehicle), entertainment, and vendors. The festival boasts over 100 maritime related vendors including lighthouse preservation groups, artists, authors and more.

For more information, visit http://lighthousefestival.org/

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Tahquamenon Harvest Festival

 

Event Date:

October 10th - October 11th, 2014

The Tahquamenon Harvest Festival is a two-day event in Paradise, Michigan celebrating the harvest season.

Friday, October 10th
Autumn Camping at Lower Tahquamenon Falls State Park Friday Night Fright! Pumpkin Carving, Site Decorating, Chili Cook-Off, Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treating.

Saturday, October 11th
Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 11 at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Participate in our...

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The Haunted Trail

 

Event Date:

October 10th - October 11th, 2014

Kick off your family Halloween events right! Hike the Haunted Trail as ghouls, goblins, and gremlins dance among the pumpkins, pines, and pitchforks. Held at Sawmill Creek Township Park just north of Paradise on Whitefish Point Road. The trail is open from 7:30 -10:00 pm. Admission is $5.00. Souvenirs, snacks, and beverages are available on sight for additional costs. Have a spookin’ good time! Check their ...more event details...

6th Annual Fall Colors Bridge Race

 

Event Date:

October 10th - October 11th, 2014

6th Annual Fall Colors Bridge Race

Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the Mackinac Bridge and all its Fall splendor! This race in its 6th year, promises to be one you won't forget - it's only one of two chances for a unique opportunity to run the "Mighty Mac" each year! The other possibility being: Saturday during Memorial Day weekend. This event will take Place on October 11, 2014.

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4th Annual Whitefish Point – Run For The Light

 

Event Date:

October 11th, 2014

The Fourth Annual Whitefish Point - Run for the Light. All Proceeds will benefit ongoing restoration of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse. Run For The Light Registration. Or download a GLSHS PDF Registration Form. Fill out the form and mail it back to us.

  • What: Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk*
  • When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • Where: Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum**
  • Time: Foghorn Start at 9 a.m.

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