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Celebrate a Tasty Treat at Mackinac Island's Fudge Festival

August 2024

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.

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

(906) 847-3783

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