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A Lilac Immersion Experience

A Lilac Immersion Experience

Make your reservations and start packing your bags for a ten-day getaway featuring fabulous flowers and floral-themed festivities. The 71st annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will be celebrated June 7-16, and thousands of visitors will come to observe the glorification of our favorite flower. Long ago, lilacs earned a place in the island’s hall of fame, planted by wealthier island residents, who soon found that they thrived here as nowhere else in the world. Some of these famous blooms, varying in shades of lavender, blue, white, and pink, are more than 100 years old and can reach heights of 40 feet.

The result is a lilac-immersion experience you will only find here, as you stroll along streets under a veritable canopy of brilliantly-colored and fragrant lilacs. The island offers an amazing array of events in honor of the fest, including outdoor concerts, a Grand Parade, a charming Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival 10K, and a plethora of food, cocktails, and wine, including the island’s favorite foodie fest, “A Taste of Mackinac.” We hope you’ll join us in June for your own “Lilac Immersion Experience.” Call us at (844) 246-0650 for details.