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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 Mackinac Island Blog will be providing a complimentary live stream of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Grand Parade at 4:00PM ET on Sunday, June 16th. We will be webcasting from the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa on Main Street overlooking the parade from our 2nd floor vantage point.
You can view the live feed at: https://play.showcaster.com/129592.
We'd like to thank the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa for providing…Continue
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
I shot this video as horses arrived on the island on June 1, 2010. It's a sight that is occurring regularly right now and will continue through early June.
Nearly all the hotels, B&B's, restaurants and shops are now open with the remaining businesses opening in the next week.
Added by Mike Forrester on May 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Happy 2013 and welcome to the new season of the Mackinac Island Blog. Hopefully you've stayed up-to-date over the winter with our Twitter feed (http://www.twitter.com/mackinac) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/mackinacislandblog). If you haven't visited them, please follow or like them as they have more frequent updates both in season and in the off-season.…Continue
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
While I love to visit Mackinac Island, I still have to spend more time away from it than I’d like. To help pass the time until my next visit, I like to read books, watch DVD’s and surf the internet in search of anything related to the island. Fortunately, I’ve found a few treasures that I’ll be sharing with you over the next few months here on the blog.
The first item is a book that while promoted as a ‘behind the scenes’ book, is really more of a photo essay of Arnold Transit ferry…Continue
If you are on Mackinac Island on July 10th, be sure to make the trip to Round Island for a rare opportunity to visit the lighthouse. Free tours will be conducted by Freeland Boy Scout Troop 323 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, weather permitting. The cost for round-trip transportation to Round Island is $10 and the charters will be departing from the Arnold Coal Doc on Mackinac Island. Guests must be at least 8 years…Continue
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