Jeep the Mac April 23-21
Here’s a chance to parade your Jeep across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge! Whether you own one or not, join in this growing tradition of Jeep lovers as they cross the Straits of Mackinac to Michigan’s upper peninsula.
Native American Festival May 22-23
Did you know that St. Ignace is rich in Native American culture? Immerse yourself in traditional music, food and ancient customs of Native American culture. This popular event is held on the grounds of the Museum of the Ojibwa Culture.
Memorial Day weekend May 28-31
A true celebration to remember when spent in Northern Michigan. Ferry over to Mackinac Island for the day, organize a family volleyball tournament or kayak in the clear water of Lake Huron. End a day with a cozy bonfire on our beach while stargazing at the night sky.
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival June 4-13
The 73rd Annual Lilac Festival is the largest event held on the Island, celebrating an abundance of fragrant Lilacs that bloom each June. Festivities include a 10K run/walk, coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade, horse drawn carriage tours and more!
Saint Ignace Car Show June 24-27
Bring your chairs and take a front row seat to view the legendary Saint Ignace Car Show Parade! Car enthusiasts from all over showcase their hot rods and classic cars that are parked along Main Street for all to enjoy!
July 4th Holiday July 4
Come celebrate Independence Day...Upper Peninsula style. This great family tradition will be one for the memory books as you watch the spectacular fireworks over the Mighty Mackinac Bridge! Every Saturday night, St. Ignace will also light up the sky with festive fireworks!
Saint Ignace Heritage Days July 9-11
Experience life as it was in the 1760’s for the many Native American tribes that lived in northern Michigan. This festival hosts demonstrations on the traditional methods of making birch baskets, hand drums and ancient ceremonial dances. Sponsored by the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, Michilimackinac Historical Society and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians.
Fish Feast July 17
The Great lakes are known for its delicious selection of freshwater fish. Come see why they call us the "Home of the Great Lakes Fish Fry". Local area restaurants serve their best fish recipes in downtown Saint Ignace.
Porsche on the Mac August 6-8
Porsche owners will be parading their finest cars across the Mighty Mac this weekend. Come see why they call this event "Beauty and the Bridge".
Blues & Brews Festival August 7
Held at the St. Ignace City Marina, you'll enjoy local area brews, pub grub and entertainment - i's a fun scene! Live blues music along the (there are 2 the on the site) lake will get your toes tapping and maybe even get you dancing the night away!
St Ignace 350th Celebration August 20-22
We can’t wait to get the final details for this most anticipated celebration - stay tuned!
Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow August 27-29
Held at the Father Marquette National Memorial in St. Ignace, this is a two part festival with a historical reenactment of French voyagers and a traditional Powwow. A great family event where you can visit French encampments, watch demonstrations, eat traditional Native American food and enjoy the sights and sounds of Native dancing and drumming ceremonies.
Arts Dockside September 4-5
Over 100 artisans bring their original and unique arts and crafts to this annual event, set along the beautiful waterfront at the St. Ignace Public Marina. Live music, food and entertainment will be enjoyed at the festival!
Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk September 6
No cars allowed! This is a chance to walk the 5 mile stretch of The Mighty Mac with family and friends! Free return shuttles are offered as well. Please check back for more scheduling updates!
Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing & Show September 10-12
Participants come from far and wide, proudly displaying their American flags as they slowly proceed across the bridge from Mackinaw City to downtown St. Ignace. Join us for the 13th year of this awesome event!
Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show September 16-18
Semi trucks and 18 wheelers are all decked out for the evening parade across the Mackinac Bridge! Lights, horns and fancy paint jobs are on full display the entire weekend! Lots of family friendly festivities to enjoy here!
Trek The Mighty MacSeptember 24-26
This unusual parade hosts all kinds of “off road” vehicles! Come see 3-wheelers, ATV, UTV SxS and all types of off road motorcycles strut their stuff on the bridge. “Trekkers” of all kinds enjoy a weekend full of games and off-roading adventures.
The entire month of October bursts onto the scene with magnificent Fall Colors as the season changes. Don’t miss this most celebrated time of year displaying extraordinary red, orange, yellow and crimson colors. You will be in awe of the forests filled with Sugar and Red Maples, Aspens and Oaks, as well as Sassafras and Hickories. There is no better place to see Mother Nature’s colorful patchwork quilts of native Michigan trees like the Upper Peninsula.