The Mackinac Bridge is the 10th largest suspension bridge (over water) in the world and connects Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsula.
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Celebrate a Tasty Treat at Mackinac Island's Fudge Festival
Fudge! This wonderful, sweet, silky creation is known on Mackinac Island. And so it’s time to celebrate. The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival celebrates this delight with music and activities. Plus fudge!
Here's a typical schedule for the event:
Activities Which Occur Over Multiple Days
- 9am-4pm – Fire the canon at Fort Mackinac. Sign-up at the Tourism Bureau Booth. Must be 13 or older to sign-up.
- 9am-5pm – Be an honorary fudge maker with this hands on experience. Sign up at the Tourism Bureau Booth.
- 9am-5pm – 16 foot coloring mural at Windemere Point- 7894 Main St., Mackinac Island.
- 12-5pm – Fudge Quest. Follow the clues then claim your prize at the Tourism Bureau Booth.
Saturday & Sunday
- 12:30-2:30pm – Free Mystery Game at May’s Candy Shop. Play for a chance to win a 1 1/2 lb. box of fudge.
- 10am – Free Fudge Flights to the first 50 patrons at May’s Candy Shop- 7351 Main St.
- 12pm – Free movie at Mission Point Theater- 6633 Main St.
- 6-8pm – Market Street Art Walk.
- 10:30am-4pm – Michigan Sugar Queen and court tour fudge shops.
- 12pm – May’s Candy Shop reveals the Fudge Festival Flavor of the Year. Free samples. Michigan Sugar Queen and court will be attendance.
- 7-9pm – Mackinac Island Cup Soccer Match at Great Turtle Park- 2601 Crest View Dr.
- 12pm – Fudge-O-Lympics at Windemere Point. Watch local fudge shop owners/staff compete in fudge-themed “Minute-to-Win-It” style games.
- 1-3pm – Slow Bike Race and Sugar Sack Relays at Windemere Point. Free event.
- 3:30pm – Free movie at Mission Point Theater.
Experience Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island was originally a fort built to protect nearby territories, but now it is filled with beauty and lots of things to do. Read the stories below or go to the Mackinac Island destination page.
Fort Mackinac is open from May-October and includes buildings restored their original look after the fort's occupation by the British
Mackinaw and Mackinac are pronounced the same way. Why? It's the area's rich history with the Native Americans, French, and British.
Referred to as the "Jewel of the Great Lakes", Mackinac Island has many special festivals and events that go on during their prime season.
Mackinac Island is rich in history and is also filled with beauty and lots of activities and attractions to explore.
The majestic and historic Grand Hotel is one of the first sights visitors see as they head into the harbor on Mackinac Island.
Get off the ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace to Mackinac Island and the first thing you'll see is the historic downtown area.
Stay tuned for updated information on the 2024 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival!
For more information on the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, please contact the event organizer:
Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau
7274 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI, 49757
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Activities & Attractions in Northern Michigan
Get off the ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace to Mackinac Island and the first thing you’ll see is the historic downtown area.
Crooked Tree Arts Center is a place where artists from northern Michigan can display their talents and artwork to the public.
Historic Mill Creek Discover Park has 625 acres along Lake Huron, 3.5 miles of hiking trails, a reconstructed saw mill, mill dam, and more.
The Headlands, just west of Mackinaw City, is one of six International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and one of nine in the world.
Northern Michigan is home to several different museums for people of all ages which highlight the area’s businesses, history, and culture!
Summer’s not summer without a day at the beach and Northern Michigan offers some of the best beaches anywhere.
Little Traverse Conservancy protects land and scenic areas and provides opportunities for all of us to appreciate the environment.
This 28-mile scenic highway running between Atwood and Boyne Falls known as the Breezeway draws visitors because it is gorgeous.
This Inland Waterway covers 38.2 miles from outside of Petoskey to Cheboygan. Find state parks, fishing, swimming, and more along the way.
The Andrew J. Blackbird Museum is named for a counselor who helped Native American veterans. Native American artifacts fill the museum space.