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Make the Most of Your Unique Island Experience

Staying at The Inn at Stonecliffe gives you a front-row seat to the best events on Mackinac Island. From sporting events and food and wine festivals to holiday fireworks, garden shows, seasonal celebrations and more, Mackinac Island has an event for visitors of all ages and interests. When planning your stay at the Inn, please be sure to check out our event calendar to learn more about upcoming Mackinac Island happenings.

Fort 2 Fort 5-Mile Challenge

A challenging course for runners and walkers of all ages, this race starts inside Fort Mackinac with a rifle salute and winds through beautiful paved trails past scenic Island landmarks to Fort Holmes—the highest point of the Island—then back to the finish line at Fort Mackinac. 

Zoo-De-Mack Bicycle Road Rally

In addition to a scenic 51-mile bike ride (not a race, just a leisurely ride), the Zoo-de-Mackinac offers a weekend’s worth of parties, live bands and plenty of good times. 

Detroit Regional Chamber Policy Conference

Book your accommodations for the Detroit Regional Chamber Policy Conference at The Inn at Stonecliffe. 

Lilac Festival

Held over ten days in June, Mackinac Island’s favorite summer event features the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, horse drawn carriage tours and wine tastings.

Port Huron to Mackinac Yacht Race

Considered one of the most challenging freshwater boat races in the world, the Port Huron to Mackinac Yacht Race includes approximately 250 participants braving big waves, high wind, swarms of black flies and insufferable heat to be the first to reach Mackinac Island. 

Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race

The Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race is the longest freshwater sailing event and considered one of the most prestigious sailing races in the world, drawing mariners from Maine to California.

Fudge Festival

Mackinac Island fudge has been a beloved treat for more than a century. Celebrating all things fudge, this fun event includes fudge making demonstrations & tastings, family games at Windermere Point, a fudge egg hunt and fudge ball games, a wine sampling & fudge pairing, live concerts and more. 

8 Mile Run/Walk

Join over 2,000 runners and walkers for one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan on a course that covers some of the most scenic landscape on Mackinac Island. 

Halloween Weekend & Great Turtle Half Marathon

What better way to celebrate late fall on beautiful Mackinac Island than by joining more than 3,500 runners and walkers on the inside trails of Mackinac Island? Registered entrants enjoy commemorative medals, a race shirt in Great Turtle fashion, access to Halloween events for adults and kids and great end-of-season sales at local shops. 

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