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Annual Events

Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge

Held in early May, this challenging yet fun course starts in Fort Mackinac, heads up to Fort Holmes, and finishes back by the fort.

Memorial Day Observance

A short and somber ceremony recognizing those who served at Fort Mackinac.

The King's Birth-day Celebration

A most British of holiday. Join the staff at Colonial Michilimackinac for salutes, toasts and celebrations of King George III's official birthday.


Maritime Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac was a major hub for the Great Lakes Fur Trade, and its location where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet was crucial to its success.

Fire at Night!

Experience the power of Michilimackinac's weapons - at night!

A Star Spangled Fourth of July

Iconic Fort Mackinac is decked out in its patriotic finery for games, salutes, and more!

Vintage Base Ball

The game as it was meant to be played - barehanded and by gentleman's rules!

A wooden building, glowing green, with a British soldier dressed up as a skeleton.

Fort Fright

Two evenings of folk tales and spooky fun at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City.

A Colonial Christmas

Christmas traditions of the past are brought back to life at Colonial Michilimackinac.

Twilight Turtle Trek

Explore Mackinac Island in winter! Events held in January, February, and March.

Snowshoes and S'mores

Experience Michigan's North Woods at Historic Mill Creek, and enjoy hot chocolate and s'mores! Held in January and February.