Dec 12th-13th 2015
Join us at Headlands for one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, with a good amount of shooting star activity as early as 10 p.m., when the constellation of the mighty Gemini Twins arcs up over the eastern horizon. Since the Geminids peak throughout this time, and especially overnight Sunday to Monday, we have scheduled two programs that will include refreshments and bonfire, with both indoor and outdoor access.
Jan 14th-17th 2016
Parade, Chili Cook Off and Outhouse Parade and race at 2:00 p.m. Celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during our annual Winterfest. Enjoy a variety of fun outdoor events as our famous outhouse races, city wide poker walk, chili cookoff and more. Sign up for the ice fishing contest in Paradise Lake.
Jan 16th 2016
Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament - Carp Lake Marina, only 7 miles from Downtown Mackinaw City. Contestants will meet at the DNR Boat Launch Access at Paradise Lake. All entry fees include a chance ticket valued at $5. The three categories to be judged are: heaviest pike, heaviest walleye and heaviest pan fish. Each category carries a $300 top prize. Application forms are available at Carp Lake General Store and Clyde's Bar until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Participants may preregister from 3-6 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the headquarters trailer at the public access. Day of tournament registration is from 6:30-8 a.m. at the headquarters trailer.