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June 9 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.
Friday, June 9th
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Family Fun Bounce House Playground at Windermere Point. Free event.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Lilac Festival Poster Contest artist reception at the Center for the Arts at the Mission Point Theatre lobby. Free event, open to the public
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Music & Meditation with Pianist John Kissane at Ste. Anne Catholic Church. Free, come and go event, donations accepted. No applause please.
5:00 pm: Coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and unveiling of the 2023 Lilac Festival Poster. Free event at Marquette Park.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Market Street Art Walk. Galleries and shops on Market Street open for viewing. Free event.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lilac Resin Jewelry Workshop at Watercolor Café. All supplies provided. Fee is $54. Space is limited, register on their website ahead of time.