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May 28th - 30th, 2011

Mackinaw City Memorial Weekend Events

Local Event
Location: Mackinaw City
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The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant
Celebrating the 49th Anniversary of the
Fort Michilimackinac Re-enactment Pageant

The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant Committee along with the re-enactors would like to cordially invite you to join us in our 49th consecutive performance of the Re-enactment at Fort Michilimackinac during Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day weekend 2011. This unique performance of the area’s rich history is the longest running FREE attraction in the State of Michigan.

Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763. This historically rich event will take place for the 47th consecutive year. The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant is the longest running, free historical Memorial Day performance in the Nation. Visitors will meet famous Indian Chiefs: Minavavans and Matchekewis of the Ojibwa tribe, and Wawatam who becomes a blood brother to Alexander Henry and later saves his life.

There will also be a Grand Fireworks Display Saturday May 28th at Dusk sponsored by the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau. Come join us for the spectacular display!

See floats, bands, re-enactors, clowns, etc. at Northern Michigan's Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon, May 28th at 1 p.m.

8th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race Gear Up for an Active Summer with the 8th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Day Bridge Race! One of the only times of year that runners are allowed to run the Mackinac Bridge will be this year on May 28, 2011. Runners must register in advance and be able to run a minimum of 12 minutes per mile to race in the event.

*Please confirm performance times for possible schedule changes or weather delays!

Phone: (231) 436-5664 or (800) 750-0160
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