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

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!

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.

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. 

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 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.

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.

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!