Mackinac Island Attractions: This Fourth of July-eve, stroll through downtown Mackinac Island—pop in and out of the island's many boutiques, antique and book stores. Stop in at Mary's Bistro on the water for a bite to eat, followed by a taste of Ryba's famous fudge. As one of the few places where foot traffic rules the road and cars are banned, Mackinac Island is the perfect place to partake in an afternoon promenade.
At your stroll's end, turn into the Inn at Stonecliffe to watch the sun go down in style. Once Mackinac Island's largest summer home, the inn is now a beautiful resort. Sunsets at Stonecliffe include local art, food, and now music. On July 3, 2012 from 7-9 p.m., singer-songwriter Josh Rose, who recently released his album Slow Bloom, will perform his signature mix of folk and pop. Credited with creating a "starling new perspective" with his "poetic" songs, a preformance by Josh Rose is not to be missed. And what better way to prepare for the hustle and bustle of the Fourth than to watch the sun sink in to the Mackinac Straits to the rhythm of Rose's unique musical offerings.