Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

June 5-13, 2021

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Photos by Steven Blair
A celebration of lilacs takes place every June on Mackinac Island where this Northern Michigan destination features many varieties of gorgeous lilacs in a 10-day festival.

With dozens of varieties, some brought to the island before the Civil War, the lilacs are the stars of this spectacular celebration. Don't miss the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival with 10 days of activities in a spectacular setting.

Lilac Festival Calendar of Events


Friday, June 4


9am-8:00pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theatre
10am-8pm Local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel, Lower Gallery
Afternoon Fly kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting.
5pm Coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and unveiling of the Lilac Festival Poster, Marquette Park
8:30-10pm Sip N' Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Gabi Bowditch.

Saturday, June 5


8-9:30am Lilac Run & Walk, begins at Mission Point
10am–5:30pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art Museum
10am–8pm Local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel, Lower Gallery
11am Special tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
11am–4pm Annual Mackinac Island Public Library Used Book Sale
11:15am Lil' Lilac Kids Race, begins at Mackinac Island Public School
Afternoon Fly kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
1pm Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting Semina, with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard
6:30pm Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac
8:30-10pm Sip N' Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Will Springsteen.
9:30-11:30pm Movie in the Fort, Up, Fort Mackinac. Free admission. Bring a chair or blanket

Sunday, June 6


9-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theatre
10am–8pm Local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel, Lower Gallery
10am-5:30 pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art Museum
10:45am–12:15pm Easy Like Sunday Morning with Michelle Chenard, Sip N Sail Cruise.
11am Special tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission.
11am–12pm Lilac Book Launch, Marquette Park
Afternoon Fly kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting.
1pm Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard

Monday, June 7


9-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theatre
10am–8pm Local artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel, Lower Gallery
10am Grand Hotel History Lecture with Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel. Admission is $10
10am Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
10am–5:30pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art
Museum
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
Afternoon Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
1pm Walking Tour, with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting Seminar, with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard
8–10pm Great Turtle Sunset Voyage with Bedour & Bowen, Sip N’ Sail Cruise.

Tuesday, June 8


9am–8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point
Theatre
10am–5:30pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art
Museum
10am–8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel Lower
Gallery
10am Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
Afternoon Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
12:30–2:30pm Nature Tour with Trish Martin, starts at Bogan Lane Inn
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting Seminar, with Lilac Expert Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard
5–6pm Historic Downtown Mackinac Walking Tour, Meet in Marquette Park.
Admission by donation
6pm Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
6:30–9pm Lion’s Club Bingo, age 18 and older. Mackinac Community Hall. Tentatively
planned
8:30-10pm Sip N' Sail @ Sunset with Charlie Reager.

Wednesday, June 9


9am–8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point
Theatre
10am–5:30pm
Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art
Museum
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel Lower
Gallery
10am Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
Afternoon: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting, with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard
6–8pm Watercolors with Megan Swoyer, Marquette Park outside of Mackinac Art
Museum. Cost is $20
8:30–10pm Sip N' Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Wixie Harrington

Thursday, June 10


9am–8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point
Theatre
10am Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
10am–8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel Lower
Gallery
10am–5:30pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art
Museum
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
Afternoon: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting, with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard
6pm Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
8:30–10pm A Country Sip N’ Sail @ Sunset with Ty Parkin

Friday, June 11


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
10am-5:30pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art
Museum
10am–8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel Lower
Gallery
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
Afternoon Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
1pm Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting, with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard
5pm Feast of Epona, “Blessing of the Animals” with Trish Martin, Little Barn—Truscott Ave
6:30pm Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac
8:30-10pm Sip N' Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Gabi Bowditch

Saturday, June 12


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am– 5:30pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art
Museum
10am–8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel Lower
Gallery
10:30am–12pm Bloody Mary & Mimosa Cruise with Mike Ridley. Tickets are $40
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
11:30am Mackin-Paw Pup Parade, Windermere Point
Afternoon: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
1pm Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
3pm Lilac Planting, with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, Ste. Anne’s Church Yard
3:30–5pm MI Craft Beer Cruise with Will Springsteen, Sip N’ Sail Cruise. Tickets are $40
6:30pm Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac
8:30–10pm Sip N’ Sail Cruise @ Sunset with Will Springsteen

Sunday, June 13


8:30am Walking Tour with Lilac Expert, Jeff Young, meet outside of Community Hall
9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point
Theatre
10am–5:30pm Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art
Museum
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte new works, Murray Hotel Lower
Gallery
10:45am-12:15pm Easy Like Sunday Mornin’ with DJ Mike Williford, Sip N' Sail Cruise.
Tickets are $40
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac. Included with admission
Afternoon: Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point. Weather permitting
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac


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