Events

Fort 2 Fort 5 Milke Challenge

Saturday, May 11th

Join us for this fun race on Mackinac Island! Proceeds help support the Mackinac Historic State Parks!The race starts with a blast of the rifles at Fort Mackinac, takes a winding route up to Fort Holmes, and back down to a finish behind Fort Mackinac next to the scout barracks.

Detroit Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference

May 28th - May 31st

Held at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, the Conference will bring nationally recognized speakers and statewide thought leaders together to discuss driving Michigan’s economy and growth.

Mackinac island Lilac Festival

June 7th - June 16th

Michigan Coffee Sampling with Drummond Island Coffee Company

Friday, June 7th, 3pm - 5pm

Taste some of our favorite Michigan coffee with Drummond Island Coffee Company!

Mackinpaws Pop Up

Saturday, June 8th 11am - 1pm

Stop in to get a special treat for your furry friend!

Lilac Festival 10K Run & Walk

Saturday, June 8th

Join Run Mackinac Saturday, June 8, 2024, to kick off the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival!  This is a great morning race to enjoy the early season beauty on the Island. The course will provide you with tree-covered paved roads through the center of the Island, and tremendous lake views with the Mackinac Bridge on the horizon. This is certainly a race you don’t want to miss!The race begins at 9:30 am at Windermere Point.The Lil Lilac Kids race begins at 11:45 at the Mackinac Island Public School.For more information and registration please visit: www.runmackinac.com

Mackinac Jewelry Artist Pop Up MMK Designs

Sunday, June 9th, 1pm - 3pm

Meet Megan from MMK Designs - each piece is one of a kind and beautifully unique!

37 Prime

June 10th, 4pm - 6pm

Stop in to Little Luxuries to meet Michigan Water Color Artist, 37 Prime!

Cheboygan Brewing Company

Thursday, June 13th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Taste some of our favorite Michigan brews!

Jennifer and Natalia Wolhetz

Saturday, June 15th 3pm - 4:30pm

Meet Michigan artist and author mother-daughter duo, Jennifer and Natalia Wolhetz, for a special book signing event!

Jenna Kator Handbags Trunk Show

Saturday, June 15th 11am - 1pm

We are so excited to have Jenna Kator in the shop to highlight her handbags!

Lilac Festival Grand Parade

Sunday, June 16th

Considered a Local Legacy Event by the United States Library of Congress, this festival finale has marching bands, horse-drawn floats, the Lilac Queen and Court, clowns, various groups and other parade participants to help wrap up the end of our fabulous festival week!

Placed By Grace Designs Trunk Show

Tuesday, June 25th

Stop in to see Placed by Grace Designs and her new jewelry!

4th of July on Mackinac Island

Thursday, July 4th

4th of July festivities on the island begin with a Stoneskipping Competition at Windermere Point, followed by fun family games in the afternoon, and two fireworks displays that will go off simultaneously at dusk. There is a lot of fun to be had throughout the day at island attractions and businesses. Join in the Independence Day celebrations!

Mackinac island Fireworks

Thursday, July 4th

4th of July festivities on the island begin with a Stoneskipping Competition at Windermere Point, followed by fun family games in the afternoon, and two fireworks displays that will go off simultaneously at dusk. There is a lot of fun to be had throughout the day at island attractions and businesses. Join in the Independence Day celebrations!

W.T. Rabe Stone Skipping Competition

Thursday, July 4th

Join us for this fun 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 (ages 5 & under), a Pebbles Division (ages 6-12), and an Open Division (ages 13 & up). 

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB RACE TO MACKINAC

July 13th - July 16th

The world’s longest freshwater sailing event and is recognized as one of the most prestigious sailing races in the world.

Saugatuck Brewing Co and Arbor Brewery Beer Sampling

Thursday, July 18th 4pm - 5:30pm

BAYVIEW MACKINAC RACE

July 20th - July 23rd

Since the first Mackinac Race in 1925, Bayview Yacht Club has hosted this spectacular annual fresh water event which has attracted intrepid sailors from around the globe. 

Placed By Grace Designs Trunk Show

Tuesday, July 23rd

Stop in to see Placed by Grace Designs and her new jewelry!

Christmas in july

Thursday, July 25th

It's a fun day to be in the shop! We'll have special deals + treats all day long!

Vintage Baseball Game with Mackinac Historic Parks

Saturday, July 27th

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! Sponsored by Mary’s Bistro and Draught House.

Ludington Bay Brewing Beer Sampling

August 1st 2 -4pm

Come sample your favorite Michigan beers!

Placed By Grace Designs Trunk Show

Tuesday, August 6th

Stop in to see Placed by Grace Designs and her new jewelry!

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

August 23rd - August 25th

For an entire weekend, the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival celebrates the Island’s most famous treat and features a number of fudge-related, fun, family events! Activities include fudge-making demonstrations, fudge-inspired food and cocktails, an outdoor movie, family games, and more! Schedule of events coming soon!

Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run

Saturday, September 7th

Join us for this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached by ferry. Step back in time to a bygone era where travel is done by foot, bicycle, carriage or horse. With over 2,500 runners and walkers, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget!

Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend

October 25th - October 27th

Halloween comes earlier on Mackinac Island – the weekend of October 25-27! This weekend typically marks the last big weekend before most island businesses close for the season. Celebrate Halloween with the Great Turtle Trail Run, trick-or-treating for kids through downtown shops, and Halloween costume parties for adults throughout island establishments in the evening.

Great Turtle Trail Run

Saturday, October 26th

One of the most scenic trail events in the state. There is a capacity of 3,500 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season.All who register will enjoy special race features – commemorative medals, a race shirt in Great Turtle fashion, special Halloween events for adults and kids, great end-of-season sales – plus the beauty of late fall on the Island.

Trick-or-Treat through Downtown Shops

Saturday, October 26th 3pm - 4:30pm

Kids can dress up and trick-or-treat through the downtown area at participating island shops!

Little Luxuries' Closing Day 2023

Sunday, October 27th

Today is our last day open - but don't worry! You can shop online 24/7 all winter long!