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Make the Most of Mackinac Summer
There's a lot going on on Mackinac Island this June! Stop and smell the flowers as you stroll through the historic gardens during the 10-day Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, kicking off June 4. Enjoy arts and crafts, wine tasting, and the crowning of the Lilac Queen. You won't want to miss the finale Grand Parade on Sunday June 14. If you love running, be one of 700 participants in Mackinac Island's Lilac 10K Run and Walk on June 6. This fun race guides runners from the Iroquois Hotel over Mackinac Island's tree-lined paths to the finish line at the Mackinac Island School.
Explore Mackinac Island's history with a free, guided tour of the Michigan Governor's Summer Residence. This fifteen-minute tour takes place each Wednesday June 3 through August 26, and offers an informative inside look at the historic summer home of Michigan's governors since 1943.
Love music? Discover new tunes on the lawn of Fort Marquette, the oldest building in Michigan. Bring a blanket for a cozy night in Marquette Park for Music in the Park. Beginning June 18, this free concert series showcases Americana's best acts every Wednesday night from 8 – 10 pm.