For the first time ever, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade was broadcast live on the internet and over 900 viewers in the United States and Canada tuned in for the event. The hour-long broadcast originated from the 2nd story of the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa and was produced entirely by the Mackinac Island Blog's own Mike Forrester.
If you weren't able to see it live, or just want to watch it again, here it is, in it's entirety. Enjoy!…Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on June 16, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
The 64th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is underway through June 16th. Be sure to check out the official festival website, www.mackinacislandlilacfestival.org for a full list of daily activities.Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on June 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
With the 17th Annual Mackinac Island Great Turtle Run on Saturday, the Somewhere In Time Weekend and the Close the Grand event, the 2012 season on Mackinac Island effectively comes to a close. Some businesses have already closed, but most are in shutdown mode this week, anticipating one last 'pop' of business during the sold-out race on Saturday.
By nearly all accounts, it was a good season on the island, which saw tourism numbers increase, a few new businesses open and others upgrade…Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on February 15, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments
I have loaded additional videos on our YouTube page and
Boats rest comfortably ashore to avoid damage from the ice.
The Mackinaw Breeze on winter's break
The retired Coast Guard Cutter 'Mackinaw' is now a… Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on January 6, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments