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Celebrate an all American 4th of July in the Straits of Mackinac

Posted on June 13th, 2019
No place celebrates America’s independence quite like the communities in the Straits of Mackinac. Bring your family and enjoy a full day of activities in Mackinaw City, including:
  • 1-3pm — Family Games on the Marina Lawn
  • 9pm-Dusk — Straits Area Concert Band Concert at Conking Heritage Park
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Pressed Pennies: Shiny Souvenirs from the Straits of Mackinac

Posted on June 9th, 2019
By Jhai Smith and Dianna Stampfler Pressed pennies are definitely one of the most affordable souvenirs to “purchase” when visiting the Straits of Mackinac. Also known as “elongated coins,” they are quite a collector’s item for people traveling here from around the state and across the… READ MORE

19 Things You May Not Know About Wilderness State Park

Posted on May 7th, 2019
With the passage of Public Act 218 signed by Governor Albert Sleeper on May 12, 1919, the Michigan State Park Commission was officially organized…making this year the unit’s 100th Anniversary! Yet, there were two parks under state control prior to that act…according to the Michigan Depart… READ MORE

Everyone Love a (Mackinac Bridge) Parade

Posted on April 23rd, 2019
Each year, a handful of special parades are held in which the participants travel across the 5-mile Mackinac Bridge. These events are fun not only for the participants, but for visitors in downtown Mackinaw City as well. Please add these dates to your summer travel calendar: Friday, April 26   READ MORE

Heading Straight into the Spring Season in the Mackinaw City Area

Posted on April 14th, 2019
Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Mackinaw City area, as the winter melts away and nature comes out of its deep slumber. Plenty of seasonal activities are planned to celebrate the arrival of spring and all its beauty—from the flora to fauna to astronomy to aviary. Savoring Michigan’s sweeREAD MORE

Six Straits Area Lighthouses Welcome Summer Visitors

Posted on April 1st, 2019
Michigan has more lighthouse than any other state (at nearly 120) and the Straits of Mackinac is home to more than a dozen of these historic navigational aids. Standing majestically against the backdrop of the Great Lakes, these lights remain a testament to the state’s early maritime history. Th… READ MORE

Mackinaw City Celebrates Spring Meltdown 2019 — April 1-15

Posted on March 26th, 2019
Mackinaw City businesses and hotels are celebrating the start of spring with vacation specials and events during the 3rd Annual Mackinac Meltdown, April 1-15 including: April 1-16 — Spring Break Splash at Pirate Cove Waterpark Things are heating up inside…with $5 fun, April 1-16 at the Pirat… READ MORE

Hitting the Ice for a Pure Michigan Fishing Experience

Posted on February 4th, 2019
By Chas Thompson – Professional Ice Fisher & Brewer Crisp winter mornings bring on a tradition tracing back to the first bearded men seeking the tranquility and solitude of fishing. Walking across the frozen inland lakes in the sheer quiet and peace of winter to cut a hole and pursue some fresh… READ MORE

Chill Out at the 2019 Mackinaw City Winter Festival, January 18-19

Posted on December 31st, 2018
For more than a quarter century, Mackinaw City has rolled out the white carpet for a weekend of seasonal fun and excitement fit for the entire family. The 26th Annual Mackinaw City Winter Festival is scheduled for January 18-19, 2019. Most of activities are free with a 2019 Winter Fest Button. Button… READ MORE