Local Area Events Near St. Ignace / Mackinac Island KOA Holiday

Local Area Events

VINTAGE WARBIRD FLY OVER Photo

VINTAGE WARBIRD FLY OVER

NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL Photo

NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL

The Annual Native American Festival will be held on May 25th, 2024, at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace, Michigan. It is a day to recognize and celebrate the rich culture and contributions of the Anishinaabe people from the area. At its idyllic location close to the shores of Lake Huron, the Festival shines with amazing energy, pride and excitement in the drummers, dancers, workshop presenters, visitors and supporters who attend the Festival each year. The Festival is committed to focusing on the creative and traditional spirit of the Anishinaabe people and helping to preserve and revitalize their arts and culture while inspiring them to take pride in their heritage and community. Celebrating a heritage that is rich in diversity and creativity, St. Ignace's Annual Native American Festival promises to be a thrill for the senses. Hear the sounds of drums, see the expressive dances, and taste the traditions that were literally hundreds of years in the making – all at this one incredible event. The smell of sacred medicines and the feel of birch bark, porcupine quills and other materials used for both function and artistry are also part of the experience. The event is held on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and festival activities are free to all visitors.“Everyone is welcome to come and experience the rich traditions and culture of the Anishinaabe people. It is an honor and a privilege to host this annual event that spotlights an important part of our history through the eyes of the First People who inhabited this area”, said Shirley Sorrels, Museum Director. “We are proud to recognize the important contribution the Anishinaabe people make to enrich our museum and inform us about the Native American experience of past generations.”

ST. IGNACE CAR SHOW WEEKEND Photo

ST. IGNACE CAR SHOW WEEKEND

Join us for the 48th Annual St. Ignace Car Show Weekend, June 27-30, 2024!You are invited to one of the largest ALL MAKES, ALL MODELS car shows in the country. Over 800 show vehicles on the main street through downtown St. Ignace on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron. St. Ignace – Big Time car show with our famous Small Town charm!If you have a classic car or vintage truck tucked away in your garage, why not consider registering your pride and joy and bringing it to our car show. Online Registration will be discounted to $25 for pre-registration, which closes on June 13 at noon.
Onsite registration will be $35 cash only in 2024 and will be increasing to $40 in 2025. Onsite registration is available Thursday June 27-Saturday June 29 at the showOn Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, from 12:00 Noon-5pm you can register or pick up your packet at the Registration Tent, located just to the left of the entrance to the St. Ignace Marina.  On Saturday, June 29, from 8am-12:00 Noon you will be able to register your vehicle or pick up your packet at the Registration Tent.We are HIGHLY recommending pre-registration so we can better prepare for the event.  We also recommend that you pick up your packet on Thursday or Friday if you arrive in town before Saturday.  It will save you some time and effort.

 Thursday, June 27: Cruise Night hosted by Kewadin Casinos with $10 free slot play. Staging at 7 PMFriday, June 28:10:30am – 1:00pm : CARS & COFFEE CORVETTE LUNCHEON & BOOK SIGNING, Little Bear East Arena – Tickets can be purchased onsite or purchase now by clicking here! For the 40th year, the Down Memory Lane Parade will begin at 7 PM. If you want to be in the parade, you MUST be at the airport no later than 6:30 PM. The Down Memory Lane Parade will be streaming live on 100.7 FM radio.Saturday, June 29: The Big Show! 8 AM – 4 PM. All of downtown from Church Street to Marquette is closed for the show from 5 AM – 5 PM.  Check out live music throughout town, vendors in the St. Ignace Marina parking lot and a few select locations, special guests, and more! Details will be updated as soon as they are confirmed. Fireworks at Dusk.