For 65 years Mackinac Islanders have been celebrating the blossoming of their famous lilacs in mid-June with the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. This 10-day fete features everything from a parade to a dog and pony show. And it’s all set to a vintage Mackinac Island montage of clippety-clopping horses, bikes, Victorian cottages and stunning lake views. Follow along as MyNorth videographer Kris Riley brings us a taste of this fabulous Northern Michigan festival (video taken in 2013).

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Photo(s) by Kris Riley