April 17, 2024

Mackinac Meltdown

March 23, 2024

Bye-bye blue ice, hello blue skies! Mackinaw City is gearing up for their annual Meltdown Celebration April 1-15. (That’s only a few weeks away from the reopening of the ferries to the island!) Here are some highlights: All week long, Pirate’s Adventure Waterpark will offer “Spring Break Splash” deals with admission for just $5. Saturday, April 6, boasts the Taste of Mackinac at Mackinac Bay Trading Company featuring local brews and wines. Later that same day is the Meltdown Gala ($45) at Nonna Lisa’s, with a six-course meal and live music. And while not officially on the Meltdown Schedule, April 4 is opening day for Scalawags—buy a basket of fish and chips and be entered to win free Scalawags for a whole year. Get all the details at mackinawcity.net.


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