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Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant

May 25th-27th, 2024

The longest running free Memorial Day historical program in the U.S. takes places in Mackinaw City, Michigan: the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant. More than 400 cast members take part in the three-day pageant that brings to life the 1763 Fort Michilimackinac battle between the French, British, and Native Americans.

The cast members are clad in period costumes and demonstrate the way of life for residents of Northern Michigan in the 1760’s. A highlight of the weekend is the Memorial Day parade through the streets of Mackinaw City that includes more than 100 bands, acts, and floats.

Here's the most updated schedule of events:

*All events are held within Fort Michilimackinac (7127 Huron Rd., Mackinaw City) unless otherwise noted

Saturday, May 25th, 2024

  • 9am – Fort Michilimackinac opens and Voyageurs shoot at the range at Wind Mill Farm. Rain Date is Sunday.
  • 1pm – Grand Memorial Parade beginning at Conkling Heritage Park (335 S. Heron Ave., Mackinaw City) and ending at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac
  • 3:30-5pm – Pageant Reenactment

Sunday, May 26th, 2024

  • 9am – Fort opens
  • 3:30-5pm – Pageant Reenactment

Monday, May 27th, 2024

  • 9am – Fort opens
  • 2:30-4pm – Pageant Reenactment

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For more information on the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant, please contact the event organizer:
Fort Michilimackinac Pageant, Inc.

312 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701

(231) 420-8297

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