Annual Events Podcast

Lilac Run 10k

Mackinac Island does its fair share of events. That’s right they start the season with a run and end with a run. In between they offer a variety of events to try and plan your trip around. Go to the and you will see a tab on the top of the page that says Island Events.

Here are the events I talk about:

  • Fort 2 Fort 5 mile challenge – May 14
  • Detroit Chamber Policy Conference – May 31- June 3
  • Mackinac Island Lilac Festival- June 3-12
  • Lilac 10k Run & Walk – June 4
  • Lilac Festival Grand Parade – June 12
  • W.T. Rabe Stone Skipping Contest- July 4
  • Mackinac Island Fireworks- July 4
  • Bayview Mackinac Race- July 16
  • Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac- July 23
  • Mackinac Island Fudge Festival- Aug. 26-28
  • Mackinac Island Eight Mile Run- Sept 10
  • Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend- Oct 21-23
  • Great Turtle Trail Run- Oct 22

I also talk about the 5 events to plan your vacation around

  • Lilac Festival
  • Fudge Festival
  • 4th of the July
  • Halloween Weekend
  • Winter Festival

Here are links to the events I talked about:

As I mentioned on the podcast here are a few videos of how great the Halloween costumes from that eventful weekend. If I could offer my advice. Go during the Lilac Festival. It is truly a magical time.


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