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Boyne Mountain – 13th Annual Skitoberfest – October 1, 2022

When is the last time you drank a Michigan brew while burning skis in the bonfire?! If you know us and you’ve been to Skitoberfest, then your answer is likely 2021! We are super stoked to present Skitoberfest 2022 – an Oktoberfest-style party with a twist.

Fall for winter with the return of your favorite activities – keg bowling, stein hoisting, Kids’ Zone fun, pond pedaling, and more! We’re creating the great Bier Hall filled with craft brews, delicious eats, and rockin’ the tent with live music. No Skitoberfest is complete without our Pray for Snow Bonfire, wrapping up a perfect fall day in true Boyne Mountain-fashion. Ski ya there!

Looking to  make the most of the weekend? Purchase taste tickets and kids zone wristbands online now!

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Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 7 – 9, 2022

Somewhere In Time

Each year, our Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of the most popular and special events during the Grand Hotel season. It’s the perfect time for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic, and a chance to visit with many people who played a role in the movie.

This special weekend includes a screening of the film, discussions of the movie’s production process, and appearances by returning cast and crew. Guests are invited to make a cameo appearance in costume at the cocktail receptions, and costume promenade. Breakfast and dinner are also included daily where guests may enjoy dining in elegant costumes in Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room.

Somewhere in Time

Filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979, and released in 1980, Somewhere in Time stars Jane Seymour, Christopher Reeve, and Christopher Plummer.

  • about Jane Seymour’s 2019 visit, highlighted on MLive.com.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Friday and Saturday evening receptions
  • A special showing of Somewhere in Time
  • Appearance by returning cast and crew members
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Somewhere in Time Weekend can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

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Drummond Island – Fall on the Island Festival – October 7 – 8, 2022

Returning in 2022

October 7th-8th

​Stay tuned! More event information to come!

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Every autumn, nature puts on a brilliant show of color on Drummond Island. From bright yellows to vibrant reds, the leaves transform the landscape, showing off their rich and intense hues.

Every year people flock here to take in the fall foliage, to catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor.

Now they come not only for the colors – they come for the Festival too!

Join us on the Island the second weekend in October every year for one of the largest Fall Festivals in the EUP! Enjoy incredible food from our area restaurants and listen to a talented line-up of musicians while sipping one of the tasty craft beers from Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery of Royal Oak.

Come for the colors – stay for the fun!

Entertainment for the entire family!

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Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 14 – 16, 2022

Grand Hotel History Weekend

Arrive Friday, October 14 • Depart Sunday, October 16, 2022

Visit times before our times. You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 13th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887. Fall is a great time of year to experience the solitude of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. We hope to see you for this special event to celebrate the history of Grand Hotel.

Please note: The 2022 Grand Hotel History Weekend Theme to be announced soon!

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning Grand Hotel History Lecture by Grand Hotel Historian
  • Saturday afternoon special history presentation
  • Complimentary admission to Fort Mackinac (1 admission per room for the weekend)
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This Mackinac Island Grand Hotel History Weekend can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

Bob Tagatz, Resident Historian at Grand Hotel

Named an Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year, Bob Tagatz is a natural storyteller. He will intrigue you with information about the hotel’s history and how the Island and the hotel came to be what they are today.

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Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 16 – 18, 2022

Legacy Five

Sunday, October 16 – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

For the joy of it, for the magic of it, come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel. Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members:

Lee Black – Tenor
Scott Fowler – Lead Singer
Brayan Walker – Baritone
Matt Fouch – Bass
Garrett Anderson – Pianist

We are also pleased to welcome The Sound, a father and sons Christian band, who will be opening for Legacy Five.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All Grand Hotel Amenities
  • Legacy Five Concert Sunday evening in the Grand Hotel Theatre
  • Monday evening concert in the Grand Hotel Theatre
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum (limited dates in October)
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This Legacy Five experience can also be booked by calling our Grand Hotel Reservations Team at 1-800-334-7263.

About Legacy Five

This October, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five back to the Grand stage. When the legendary cathedral quartet retired in December of 1999, Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern gospel quartet singing. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Since that day, they have made a major mark on the Southern gospel music world. Immediately, audiences responded overwhelmingly to their four-part harmony and their ability to effectively communicate the message of Christ. Since the quartet’s formation, they have established and maintained a firm place at the top of Christian music. To learn more about Legacy Five, follow their Facebook page or visit their website.

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Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 21 – 23, 2022

Grand Hotel - Murder Mystery Weekend

Arrive Friday, October 21 • Depart Sunday, October 23, 2022

Consider yourself warned: Not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company, founded in Michigan. The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday morning.

Murder Mystery Weekend Theme:

This 1950’s prom is a doo-wop disaster! When a death on the dance floor makes this prom night a party foul, it is up to you to figure out whodunit and get this dance back on track. Trade clues with your guests, gather information about the crime, and reveal the punk that made this prom nowheresville. This night of laughter and dancing is now too heavy to razz anyone’s berries, so it’s up to you to find the murderer!

Word from the bird is this is one show you will not want to miss. This night is shootin’ to be swell despite the disaster. Ladies: bows and pins in your hair will go nicely with your puffy sleeved prom gowns. Gents: you will look sharp in white and black suits or tuxes. Get ready to put on your thinking caps; you’ll need your wits about you to solve this crime.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Friday evening Murder Mystery Welcome Reception
  • Murder Mystery activities and entertainment including interactive Crime Scene Investigations on Saturday afternoon and evening
  • Special discount on ferry tickets

This Murder Mystery Weekend package is also available to book by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

About the Murder Mystery Weekend

This invite comes from somebody with murder on their mind. Your invitation promises plenty of excitement and intrigue. However, beyond the glitz and glamor of this event lies something more sinister.

You and your party play the detective in this interactive game of mystery and murder behind the closed doors of Grand Hotel. Investigate the scene of the crime, interrogate suspects, and solve a murder. This one-of-a-kind event promises to be nothing short of a “Grand” ol’ time.

Upon check-in, receive your first packet of information and clues. Friday is the kick-off performance, which sets the tone of events and when the first murder takes place. On Saturday, there is a brief gathering with the Detective, who explains the hunt for clues. (This also allows you some time on your own to enjoy the beauty of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel.)

Come back on Saturday afternoon, when Act II is performed and another murder takes place. The evening concludes with three interactive mysteries, where guests in different groups will be rotated into the mystery experiences. Sunday morning the mystery is solved!

Watch “Grand Hotel Presents The Murder Mystery Company” Video

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Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run – October 22, 2022

Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run
Join us for the 26th Running of the Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Run/Walk on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

NEW RACE START TIME AT 10:30 am!

This year marks the 26th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have a capacity of 3,000 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season.

Blankets are back! Our 2019 Sherpa Blanket was such a hit that many participants have asked us to do it again….so our 2022 race giveaway is another great blanket! All who register will enjoy special race features – commemorative medals, great swag blanket, special Halloween events for adults and kids, great end-of-season sales – plus the beauty of late fall on the Island.

Location

The Great Turtle Half Marathon will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort.

The 5.7 Mile Run and Walk will start directly in front of the Straits Lodge of the Mission Point Resort, at the corner of Wendall Street and Mission Street.

The finish line for all events will be located in the park, just off the main road, also in front of Mission Point Resort.

Starting Times – Please Note NEW START TIMES!

The 5.7 Mile Run & Walk will start at 10:30 AM
The Half Marathon will start at 10:45 AM

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Grand Hotel – Halloween at the Grand – October 28 – 30, 2022

Halloween at the Grand

Arrive Friday, October 28 • Depart Sunday, October 30, 2022

For activities for young-in-age and young-at-heart, join us for Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel! Experience fall on Mackinac Island and enjoy all the spooktacular activities and ghoulish excitement Grand Hotel offers for the whole family.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily*
  • All resort amenities
  • Friday evening family movie night
  • Saturday Morning Bloody Mary Bar with non-alcoholic options
  • Saturday Halloween Movie Marathon
  • Saturday Haunted Afternoon Tea will be available for an additional price
  • Saturday evening: Get ready for a scary movie!
  • Saturday pumpkin carving contest
  • Haunted Hotel Ball and Costume Contest

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This Halloween package is also available by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

View Grand Hotel Policies and Information >>

*Please note: The Grand Hotel dress code applies the Friday evening dinner in the Main Dining Room. Guests dining on Saturday evening in the Main Dining Room are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes.

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Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 30 – 31, 2022

Arrive Sunday, October 30 • Depart Monday, October 31, 2022

Something different, something time-honored: You’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close Grand Hotel’s doors for the winter months.

This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy an informal atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, Resident Historian, will host a presentation explaining the process we go through to close the hotel, as well as fun facts and interesting information from the 2022 season. Monday morning we continue the tradition of ringing the bell to signify the end of our season, and honor exemplary service by selecting an Employee of the Year Recognition Ceremony.

We look forward to you joining our staff in this annual end of the year event that has become a tradition for so many.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Sunday afternoon Close the Grand presentation
  • Ceremonial Bring in the Rockers from The World’s Longest Front Porch
  • Casual buffet dinner Sunday evening
  • Continental breakfast Monday morning
  • Closing Bell Ringing
  • Employee of the Year Recognition Ceremony
  • 10:00 AM check-out time

The Close the Grand offer is also available by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

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