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Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 2 – 5, 2022

Grand Hotel's Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Arrive Friday, September 2 • Depart Sunday, September 5, 2022

For the experience of it, for the joy of it: Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in fabulous jazz music, played by some of the country’s top performers. Interact with the artists during Q&A sessions, then take in late-night performances at the Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand. This package includes concerts, receptions, cookout luncheons, breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. Make your reservation early, so you don’t miss out on this unforgettable weekend!

2022 Jazz Weekend Line-Up

John Pizzarelli

Cecile’ McLorin Salvant

Diego Rivera

Aaron Diehl

Kat Edmonson

and Paul Keller

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Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Cookout luncheons in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday and Sunday morning Q&A sessions with Jazz artists
  • Saturday afternoon Tea Garden concert, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday evening 2 complimentary tickets included for cocktails
  • Sunday morning gospel performance
  • Sunday afternoon Tea Garden concert
  • Sunday evening reception
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening late night performances
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This jazzy Labor Day Weekend package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

Performance Dates

Friday Evening: John Pizzarelli, Kat Edmonson, Paul Keller

Saturday Afternoon: Cecile’ McLorin Salvant

Saturday Evening: Diego Rivera, Kat Edmonson, Paul Keller

Sunday Afternoon: Aaron Diehl

Sunday Evening: Paul Keller

See photos from past Labor Day Jazz Weekends on the Grand Hotel Facebook page.
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THE 2022 ANNUAL MACKINAC BRIDGE WALK – September 5, 2022

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The 2022 Annual Bridge Walk is currently scheduled for Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Any updates will be posted here as the event approaches.

The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, to accommodate the 2022 Annual Bridge Walk.

For participant health and safety, MBA urges participants to follow CDC recommendations.

No bus transportation across the bridge will be provided as part of the event. Walkers who decide to walk across the entire bridge will need to arrange their own transportation back to the end of the bridge where they started after the bridge reopens to public traffic at noon. There is limited parking space available west of the Mackinac Bridge Authority plaza area.

There is no fee or registration required to participate in the walk. The walk begins at 7 a.m. You may start walking any time after the governor’s party starts the walk at approximately 7 a.m. No one will be permitted to start after 11:30 a.m., so make sure you arrive early.

The walk begins in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula, and in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the Lower Peninsula. To participate in the walk you may:

– Walk from either end of the bridge, then turn around at the midpoint and return to the community where you started the walk. Beginning at 10 a.m., the turnaround point will be moved towards the ends of the bridge, but you may start walking up until 11:30 a.m.

– Walk from either end of the bridge and continue across to the other side. This option is most like previous bridge walks. However, since bus transportation across the bridge will not be provided, walkers who choose this option will need to arrange for their own transportation back across after the bridge reopens at noon. Walkers who do not reach the midpoint of the bridge before 10 a.m. will be turned back.

– Walk from either end of the bridge, continuing across to the other side, then walking back to the end of the bridge you started from. This option will mean a 10-mile round trip for participants. If walkers in this option do not reach the midpoint of the bridge on their return trip by 10 a.m. will be turned back.

Walkers will use the left-hand outside paved lane as they walk onto the bridge, regardless of which end of the bridge they start from. Walkers who turn back at the midpoint will turn right, then return using the opposite side outside paved lane. Walkers who choose to cross the entire bridge will stay in the left-hand outside paved lane all the way across.

The Michigan State Police and other official personnel will be available in the event of an emergency.

Please note, there are no restrooms on the bridge and the average length of time to walk the bridge is about two hours. Portable toilets will be available in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.

Baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on the bridge during the walk. Prohibited items include signs, banners, umbrellas, bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, wagons and similar types of devices. With the sole exception of working service dogs, no animals are allowed. Walkers must stay away from bridge railings. The inside lane in both directions will remain open for emergency vehicles.

Except for pre-qualified, registered participants in the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, no running or racing is permitted on the bridge. Playing tag on the bridge is not permitted and no smoking on the bridge, please. For information on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, please go to www.michiganfitness.org or contact the Governor’s Council at 517-347-7891.

You will receive a numbered bridge walk certificate at the completion of your walk. Certificates will be distributed at both ends of the bridge. Individuals under the age of 18 should have the permission of a parent or guardian to participate in the walk. Any two or more people walking together should make plans for a meeting place in the event that they become separated during the walk.

Disclaimer of liability: Before beginning the walk, all participants should carefully determine that they are physically fit and medically able to participate in the annual walk since the physical strain of the walk could lead to serious health problems. Participants should also understand that walking involves risks of injury from falls due to the surface condition of the bridge, contact with other participants, and the effects of weather including high heat and/or humidity.

THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, MACKINAC BRIDGE AUTHORITY, ST. IGNACE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MACKINAW CITY CHAMBER OR COMMERCE, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS ASSUME NO OBLIGATIONS WITH REGARD TO SUCH RISKS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY WALKER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL WALK.

As in the past, persons who need reasonable accommodations due to disability may contact the Mackinac Bridge Authority by August 30, 2022 at 906-643-7600. TTY users may call the Michigan Relay Center at 800-649-3777.

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Mackinac Bridge – Photos From Instagram

Tag your Mackinac Bridge Walk instagram photos with #mackinacbridge and they will appear here in our Mackinac Bridge Instagram Photo Stream.

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Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race – September 10, 2022


New Race Start Time at 9:00 am!

End your Summer with the Mackinac 8 Mile Road Race

Join us for the 51st anniversary of this exciting, summer-ending event. You will experience Mackinac Island in one of the oldest and most scenic races in Michigan. The Island is a unique destination that can only be reached by ferry. Step back in time to a bygone era where travel is done by foot, bicycle, carriage or horse. With almost 2,000 runners and walkers plus the 50th year highlights, this is definitely a race you and your family will never forget!

Location

The 8 Mile Run & Walk will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort. The Finish Line is located along along the Lakeshore Trail on the lakefront lawn (Great Lawn) of Mission Point Resort.

Starting Times (Please note new start time, please plan accordingly)

8 Mile Run & Walk will start at 9:00 AM

Please line up according to your pace with the faster runners at the front and walkers the last to start.

Kids Fun Run will begin at approximately 12:00 AM Children should gather at the Gazebo on Mission Point’s Lawn for fun exercise and instructions prior to the race.

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Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 23 – 25, 2022

Grand Hotel - Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend

Arrive Friday, September 23 • Depart Sunday, September 25 2022

This October, raise a glass to something new-world, something old-world, at our Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, for an array of themed events including a Welcome Reception, morning and early afternoon wine seminars, and featured wines at a special private dinner. (Additional information on our featured winery coming soon.) This package usually sells out, so be sure to make your reservations now!

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • One welcome amenity per reservation
  • All Grand Hotel amenities
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Themed wine seminars
  • Saturday evening themed dinner, this dinner is for adults only
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend is also available by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier at Grand Hotel
The eighth woman Sommelier in the world, Elizabeth enjoys sharing her vast knowledge every season with our guests during this special themed weekend. You can also find her in our Main Dining Room, helping you choose the perfect wine during your meal each evening.
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Additionally Grand Hotel’s Salle à Manger was recently awarded an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for another consecutive year. It recognizes Grand Hotel’s well-chosen assortment of quality producers and list of choices that satisfy discerning wine lovers.

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