Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

June 5-14, 2020

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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 5


9-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point
4:30pm Grand Hotel Trio will play for Lilac Queen’s Coronation, Marquette Park
5pm Coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and the 2020 Lilac Festival Poster Unveiling, Marquette Park
6-9pm Market Street Art Walk, Market Street
8:30pm Sip N’ Sail Sunset Cruise, live music by Gabi Bowditch

Saturday, June 6


9-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am-5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee required: $13.50
11am-4pm 12th Annual Mackinac Public Library Book Sale (pending)
11:30am-1pm Sip n’Sail Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bridge Cruise, with live music by Emily Kenyon
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee required: $13.50
4-5:30pm Sip n’Sail Michigan Craft Beer Cruise, with live music by Myk Rise
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windemere Point
6:30pm Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac
8:30-10pm Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with live music by Mark Brown

Sunday, June 7


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
10am-5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, Lilac Themed Projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee required: $13.50
11am-12:30pm Sip n’ Sail Easy Like Sunday Morning Cruise, with music by DJ Mike Williford
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee required: $13.50
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point

Monday, June 8


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
10am-5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee required: $13.50
1:3pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee required: $13.50
4-7pm Fly kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point
8:30-10pm Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with live music by Chris Calleja,

Tuesday, June 9


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am–5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee required
4pm Music Meditation with John Kissane, Ste. Anne’s Church
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point
8:30-10pm Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with live music by Charlie Reager

Wednesday, June 10


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
9:30-11:30am Governor’s Summer Residence Tour
10am-5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee is required: $13.50
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac admission fee is required: $13.50
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point
8:30-10pm The Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with live music by Wixie Harrington

Thursday, June 11


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
10am-5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee is required: $13.50
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac admission fee is required: $13.50
4pm Music Meditation with John Kissane, Ste. Anne’s Church
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point
8:30-10 Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with live music by Paul Bedour

Friday, June 12


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am–5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee is required: $13.50
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac admission fee is required: $13.50
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point
5pm Feast of Epona, “Blessing of the Animals” with Trish Martin at the Little Barn, Truscott Avenue
6pm Market Street Art Walk, Market Street
6:30pm Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac
8:30-10pm Sip n’ Sail Sunset Cruise, with live music by Gabi Bowditch,

Saturday, June 13


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am–5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
11am Special Tour, Fort Mackinac, admission fee is required: $13.50
11:30am-1pm Sip n’ Sail Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bridge Cruise, with music by DJ Mike Ridley
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac admission fee is required: $13.50
4-7pm Fly Kites with Great Turtle Toys, Windermere Point
6:30pm Cannon Firing, Fort Mackinac

Sunday, June 14


9am-8pm View the collection of all the Lilac Festival posters on display, Mission Point Theater
10am–5:30pm Mackinac Art Museum, lilac-themed projects in Kids Art Studio, free admission during the festival
10am-8pm Local Artists Nicki Griffith and Pat Pulte New Works, Murray Hotel
11am-12:30pm Easy Like Sunday Morning Sip n’ Sail Cruise, with music by DJ Mike Williford
1:30pm Special Tour, Fort Mackinac admission fee is required: $13.50


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