Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

2023 Winter Festival


Come celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during this year’s 30th Annual Winter Fest March 4, 2023!! 

Please note Dates, Times & Events may change due to weather or any other unforeseen conditions beyond our control! 

 Outhouse Races at Shepler’s Parking lot 556 E Central Ave.  Enjoy the before, after and during party at the Dixie Saloon.  Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Additional information is below on each of the 2023 WinterFest Activities & Events happening in Mackinaw City.  Come enjoy the winter fun!

*Please check often for updates!

Mackinaw Pepsi International Outhouse Races HAPPENING IN 2023

Outhouse Races: scheduled for Saturday at 1pm at the Sheplers Parking lot 556 E. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI, located next to the Dixie Saloon. This novelty event starts with the parade of outhouses which proves to be creative, colorful and entertaining – a must see!

  • 1st Place Cash Prize ~ $500
  • 2nd Place Cash Prize ~ $250
  • 3rd Place Cash Prize ~ $100
  • $100 Cash Prize for “Best In Show

The races are open to Adult & Junior Teams.  Rules are as follows: The Outhouse must be 4x4x6 on skis.  Must have a 5 person team {1-must ride & 4-push or pull}.  The Outhouse must have a Toilet Seat and have Material to Wipe with. Entry must have a Name.  Entrants under 18 must have a parent’s signature and ALL teams and participants must sign a waiver.  For more information and registration visit: or call 231-436-5493.

Music & Commentary for Winter Fest by: G-Man Sound Productions ~ Gary Engle

Afterglow party and live music at O’Reilly’s Irish Pub & Dixie Saloon.

*Friday March 3, 2023: DJ & Dancing – Racers Reception at the Dixie Saloon from 10:00pm – 2:00am







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