Photo by Patrick Conlon

For Mackinac Island's nearly 500 winter residents, the colder months are a time of reflection, time spent with friends, and an opportunity to repair and improve infrastructure. Community members enjoy bingo nights, trivia, open mics, karaoke, dancing, and (of course) snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing all over the island. The Mackinac Arts Council is pleased to provide artistic and creative opportunities for islanders throughout the winter months. 

Christmas Bazaar

Mackinac Arts Council partners with the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar to bring artistic and creative winter activities to the community during the annual holiday celebration. Each year the Mackinac Island Community Theatre hosts an exciting Christmas pageant variety show including music, storytelling, handbells, carols, and more! 


NOTE: This year's presentation will be online. Check back here after November 1 to learn more details and find out how you can sign up.

Music Mondays

Every Monday, January through April | 7:00-8:30pm | Mackinac Island Community Hall FREE

Music Mondays on Mackinac Island is a weekly jam session that meets every Monday starting the first week of January and runs through the end of March. Anybody can come and play any instrument, sing, or just hang out and listen. All sessions meet in the Community Hall on Monday evenings at 7pm. Participants may bring your own instruments, or there will also be house instruments there for public use. Audience members are encouraged to come listen, dance, hang out, and make requests!

NOTE: 2021 Music Mondays will be dependent on COVID-19 restrictions. Social distancing and masks will be required. Music Mondays may be canceled or postponed indefinitely depending on the public health situation in January.

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Community Theater

Mackinac Island Community Theater produces plays and musicals featuring local Mackinac Island talent. The community theater typically produces two or three plays per year: a holiday production to coincide with the Christmas Bazaar, a children's production, and a musical in the Spring. 

The next production of the Mackinac Island Community Theater is The Music Man. Performance dates and details will be forthcoming, check back here in January 2021.

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Mackinac Arts Council is pleased to host film presentations in the Mission Point Theater every year in winter months. Updates to the theater including a new movie screen and sound system enable island residents to enjoy films on two special movie weekends. Titles are selected by a popular vote of residents. 2021 movie dates & titles are forthcoming. Check back in January to find out more.

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Summer Hours:

Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00

Sunday 12:00-5:00

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Headquarters: Center for the Arts

6633 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

located in the Mission Point Theater​

Mail: P.O. Box 1834, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Telephone: 906-984-4124