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June 11 at 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
This year marks the 75th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival! It is the largest and most historic festival on Mackinac Island. It’s 10 days celebrating the lilacs and their uniqueness and history to Mackinac Island. Join us for the Lilac Queen coronation, official poster reveal, 10K Run/Walk, lilac walking tours, lilac planting seminars, bounce houses, Michigan Cornhole tournament, live music, the Grand Parade, and more!
Times Vary: FREE Family Fun Playground at Windermere Point. Bounce houses on weekends. 15-foot customized coloring mural for the entire event.
Times Vary: Kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling excursions with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Visit their website for pricing and schedule.
Times Vary: Morning, Historic, and Sunset cruises with Sip N’ Sail cruises. Visit their website for pricing and schedule.
9:00 am – 8:00 pm: Collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display at the Center for the Arts at the Mission Point Theatre lobby. Free
9:00 am – 8:00 pm: The Top 20 posters from this year’s Lilac Festival Poster Contest on display at the Center for the Arts at the Mission Point Theatre lobby. Free
10:00 am – 8:00 pm: View local artists, Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte, new works in the Murray Hotel Lower Gallery
Evenings: Downtown entertainment. Listen to live music and local musicians downtown Mackinac Island.
June 11th Events
10:00 pm – 12:00 pm: Book signing at Mission Point Resort lobby. Author Katy Klimczuk will be signing her book, M is for Mackinac: A Nature Alphabet Book. Free event.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Family Fun Bounce House Playground at Windermere Point. Free event.
10:00 am – 5:30 pm: Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.
12:00 am – 3:00 pm: Smart Gardener program for everyone and planting activity for kids at Ste. Anne Catholic Church grounds. Come and go, free event.
12:30 pm: Lilac Walking Tour with Lilac Docent, Anne Borowicz. Meet at the west side of Marquette Park. Free event.
1:00 pm: Special Tour at Fort Mackinac following the cannon firing. Included with admission to Fort Mackinac.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Book signing at Watercolor Café. Author Katy Klimczuk and Illustrator Kate Dupre will be signing their book, M is for Mackinac: A Nature Alphabet Book. Free event.
3:00 pm: Lilac Planting Seminar with Lilac Docent, Anne Borowicz. Ste. Anne Catholic Church grounds. Free event.
3:30 pm: Mackinac: Our Famous Island movie at Mission Point Theatre. Free event.
4:30 pm: This Time for Keeps movie at Mission Point Theatre. Free event.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lighthouse & Lilacs Painting at Watercolor Café. All supplies provided. Fee is $48. Space is limited, register on their website ahead of time.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lilac Festival Puzzle Challenge! Fastest teams to complete the 500 piece Lilac Festival puzzle win prizes! Limited space, 6 people per team, sign up on the Tourism Bureau website. Free event at Community Hall.