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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

June 9 - June 18

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

Celebrating Mackinac’s lilac collection began in 1949 after a conversation with Evangilene “Ling” Horn and Nurse Stella King who encouraged the then teen and today’s Mackinac Island Carriage Tours veterinarian Dr. Bill Chambers to have a parade on Lilac Sunday.The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June. What began as a one-day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten-day festival.
Events include:
Lilac Festival Queen Coronation
The Lilac Queen has been an important part of the Lilac Festival tradition since it began in 1949. The Lilac Queen is selected by the students from their classmates at Mackinac Island Public School. It is to honor the student who has dedicated their time to their classmates and community events throughout the year. Her duties include opening Fort Mackinac, welcoming guests to A Taste of Mackinac, riding in the Lilac Festival Parade and making appearances at many community events for the year of their reign.
Lilac Festival Grand Parade 
Celebrating Mackinac’s lilac collection began in 1949. The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June. What began as a one-day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten-day festival.

Details

Start:
June 9
End:
June 18
Event Category:
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Organizer

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau
Phone:
(906) 847-3783
Email:
http://www.mackinacisland.org/contact-us/

Venue

Mackinac Island
7274 Main St , Mackinac Island,
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Phone:
906-847-3783
http://www.mackinacisland.org/contact-us/