Mackinac Island hosts Winter Festival on February 1-2, 2014. Saturday, February 1, festivities include Broom Hockey, Snow Bowling, Snow Golf, Cardboard Sledding Contest and Children’s Games. Activities are held outside at Great Turtle Park from Noon-3pm. In the evening there is a kid’s party and teen night.

Sunday, February 2, activities are held at the Mackinac Island Public School with brunch starting at 10am-3pm. Other events include The Mackinac Island Calendar Photo Contest, Raffle, Silent Auction, Archery, Poker Run, Snow Volleyball, Bingo and Kids Carnival, all taking place throughout the day until 3pm.

Winter Festival is a fundraiser for Mackinac Island Recreational Development (MIRD). In the past MIRD has purchased playground equipment, cross country skis for use at the school, and have provided funding for the purchase of ski trail grooming equipment while continuing to outfit and upgrade Great Turtle Park for the community.

Sponsorships and donations for event prizes and silent auction table are always needed and appreciated. Donations can be delivered to First National Bank on Market Street or to Mackinac Island Public School. By mail: Mackinac Island Recreational Development (MIRD), PO Box 421, Mackinac Island, MI 49757.

For more information, contact the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau by visiting or call 800-454-5227.

Mackinac Island is in the Straits of Mackinac east of the Mackinac Bridge, about two hours north of Traverse City. Accessible by ferry, airplane or via the ice bridge in winter.