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The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant

Celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of the

Fort Michilimackinac Re-enactment Pageant


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Saturday, May 23
9:00 a.m.  Fort Michilimackinac opens, Voyageurs 
Shoot @ the range (Windmill farms) (Sunday if rain)
1:00 p.m. Grand Parade
3:00 p.m. 18th Century Mackinac Fashion Show:  On the Fort parade grounds.
3:30 p.m. Re-enactment: Fort Michilimackinac
8:30 p.m. Fireside Activities Voyageurs Camp
Dusk  Fireworks display water front state dock area.
After fireworks Camp Activities (Voyageurs Camp)

Sunday, May 24
9:00 a.m. The fort opens
9:30 a.m. Voyageurs Knive & Hawk (Voyageurs Camp)
10:30 a.m. Kids Games (Voyageurs Camp)
2:00 p.m. 18th Century Mackinac Fashion Show: Fort parade grounds.
2:30 p.m. Re-Enactment: Fort Michilmackinac
4:30 p.m. Voyageurs Other Competitions (Voyageurs Camp)

Monday, May 25
9:00 a.m. The Fort Opens
10:00 a.m. Memorial Day Service: Marina Park/Cemetry
2:00 p.m. 18th Century Mackinac Fashion Show: Fort parade grounds.
2:30 p.m. Re-Enactment: Fort Michilmackinac 



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"The Pageant boasts up to 4 family generations of participation!"




"The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose to re-create and promote the rich history of the Straits of Mackinac."




 "Everyone is Welcome to Participate! Check out our Clothing Guide."




"A great family event instilling a sense of area history with participation."




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The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant Committee along with the re-enactors would like to cordially invite you to celebrate with us in our 53rd Anniversary  performance of the Re-enactment at Fort Michilimackinac during Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day weekend 2015.  This 53nd Celebration will honor  our performance founders in this unique performance of the area’s rich history is the longest running FREE attraction in the State of Michigan.



See floats, bands, re-enactors, clowns, etc. at Northern Michigan's Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon, May 23rd.



Attend the Re-enactment and the preceding period of fur traders on any of the three afternoons during Memorial Weekend.




Enjoy the pageantry and living history re-created from actual events that occurred from 1715 to 1763, including the Indians' baggataway game on that fateful June 2nd, 1763.




Be a spectator at the muzzleloader events held throughout the weekend at the Fort, Downtown and at the High School.




Then honor all our departed friends and relatives at the Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 25th at Memorial Park near the Municipal Marina.




This 53th special presentation takes place on the grounds of the original Fort Michilimackinac, now known as Colonial Michilimackinac," which is operated by the Mackinac State Historic Parks.




The large cast is comprised of more than a fourth of the entire population of the Village of Mackinaw City (population approx. 800) plus another 200 "re-enactors" who come from other areas of Michigan and several neighboring states to participate in this colorful event.




The "Michilimackinac Voyageurs" who participate in a variety of roles: voyageur, trader, trapper and Native American to name a few. There are current participants who were cast members in the first presentation in 1962.







The pageant affords its participants the great opportunity to share this area's rich history with others in this most unique event.



During the entire weekend many demonstrations and contests are held by the muzzleloader groups. They may be observed by the general public, both at the high school and at the encampment site, which is located near Conklin park, located on Huron Ave.




The uniquely decorated tents that you will see mark the area where many events will be held. Visitors will observe various crafts and skills that are used even now to create articles that were made the same way hundreds of years ago. The groups also use accurate reproductions of cooking utensils and recipes of the era.



There is no charge to any of the pageant performances or accompanying events. However, a free will  offering is taken up before the performances and donations are always greatly appreciated.