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Lilac Festival Grand Parade

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Date:
June 17
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Website:
mackinacisland.org

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Season
Summer
Age
All Ages

Venue

Downtown Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island, MI United States + Google Map
Phone:
906.847.3783

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.
 
The festival was started when Evangilene Horn and nurse Stella King encouraged the then teen, and today’s Mackinac Island Carriage Tours veterinarian, Dr. Bill Chambers to have a parade on Lilac Sunday. It was originally just the one day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day, but over the years has expanded into today’s 10-day event.