Lilac Festival -Mackinac Island, Michigan

Top flower and garden events in the USA The biggest event on the small, car-free, Michigan Island of Mackinac, the Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration highlighted by many free events including the world’s longest horse hitch parade and a fireworks display. Guests stroll and enjoy the fragrant blossoms and colors of some of the oldest living lilacs in North America. Family hayrides, country line dancing, scavenger hunts, free outdoor concerts, boat cruises and garden tours are some of the highlights of this festival voted one of the top 100 festivals in the United States by Bus Tours of America.

The 72nd Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 5 through 14, 2020. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, unveiling of the official 2020 Lilac Festival poster, Lilac Festival 10K Run/Walk, horse drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, lilac walking tours, Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and so much more.

There are many fun activities happening at the Lilac Festival. Stop by the Tourism Booth to pick up a brochure with the full events schedule. You may also view the schedule online at the link provided below.

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