Derby Day Soiree

May 4th

Ladies & gentlemen pack your Derby Duds for an evening of Juleps & Jockeys. Cheer for your choice thoroughbred on your favorite equine-filled island. Island House Hotel opens just in time for the 3rd Annual Derby Day Soiree in the 1852 Grill Room. Sip on blue-ribbon-worthy mint juleps and bourbon. Live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby accompanied by music & commentary by DJ Mike Williford. Pack your southern Sunday best, Derby attire is expected. Fantastic prizes for the biggest hat, best dressed, cutest couple, equestrian trivia, & other contests. Mackinac Horsemen's Association will be raising funds to support local equestrian activities with a hat decorating table with all the materials you need to make your appearance exquisite!

Lilac Festival Parade

Sunday, June 16, 4:00pm

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.


This year theme is Mackinac Island! A team of judges votes on all parade entries with this theme in mind as well as other criteria for selecting those who will receive the coveted parade trophies.

2nd Annual Organized Trail Ride

Wednesday, June 26 - Friday, June 28

We are pleased be offering our second annual organized ride across Mackinac Island! Come relax on island with us and ride over 60+ miles of beautiful trails. 


As featured on Best of America by  Horseback we will explore the history of the island, beautiful rock formations, and serene shore line. 

Retreat for a weekend to island paradise on the great lakes!  Discover the famous “Crack in the island” trail or ride to the unique rock formations around the island, Sugar Loaf Rock, and Arch Rock.

Cowboy Cookout Annual Membership Party

Thursday, June 27

Join us for an evening full of fun and celebration! Live Music, dinner, Silent Auction/raffle games and much much more! Tickets are $25 at the door.

Schooling Show at MHA

Saturday, July 20, 10:00am

Details to come!

Mary Milton Horse Show at Turtle Park

Saturday, August 3

Details to come!

3rd Annual Dr. Edwin and Jean Memorial Horse Show

Friday, September 27- Sunday, September 29

Third Annual Invitational Horse Show and Trail Ride Scavenger Hunt.
Details to come!

Carriage Parade

Saturday, September 14

Details to come!

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© Photos courtesy of Jeff Dupre, Lume Photography, Kate Levy, Lisa Brock, Kate Dupre, Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, and Mackinac Horsemen's Association

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