Friday, March 16, 2012

Local festivities in the region

It's always fun to get to know a region better by its local festivities. I've listed a few of the fun events but its possible to go to car shoes, flower festivals, cycling tours, sailing, yacht races, historical re-enactments:

Mackinac City Special Events 
So, I'd suggest that you check these out: 

Memorial Weekend Pageant in Mackinac City:
This is a great deal of fun and this year the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant Committee along with the re-enactors are celebrating their 50th consecutive performance of the Re-enactment at Fort Michilimackinac, on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day weekend of 2012. The re-enactors will re-create events that took place between the French, British and the local native american groups, on June 2, 1763. Here's a link so that you can get the latest information: The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant

9th Annual Mackinac Memorial Day Bridge Race:
This year it will take place on May 26, 2012 (Memorial weekend). If you're thinking of being a runner then it is important to register in advance and be capable of running a minimum of 12 minutes per mile to race in the event. Here's a lnk for more information: Mackinac City Memorial Bridge Race

57th Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island:
It takes place between June 9th to 17th 2012 where it possible to see over 100 different species of lilacs growing throughout Mackinac Island.What a wonderful experience! Here's a link for more information on this event: Lilac Festival

4th July in Mackinac City:
These take place at dusk at the Conkling Heritage Park, Mackinac Crossings, Marina Lawn. Check this link for more information: 4th July at Mackinac City

104th Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race:
This is worth checking out if you love boats and sailing. The race takes place between 21st and 22nd July and at 12:00pm in MacKinaw the boats will pass under the Mackinac Bridge heading East. 104th Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race 

3rd - 6th August 2012 - Rendezvous in Mackinac City:
This Rendezvous enables visitors to experience 18th and 19th century life in a Native American, Military and Civilian encampment. Here one can see crafts, clothing, activites from this period. There will be cannon and mustket firing demonstrations, hawk and knife, archary and numerous other competitions. Check out this link for more information: Rendezvous in Mackinaw and the 18th Century Market

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