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Mackinaw City Celebrates Spring Meltdown 2019 — April 1-15

Mackinaw City businesses and hotels are celebrating the start of spring with vacation specials and events during the 3rd Annual Mackinac Meltdown, April 1-15 including:

April 1-16 — Spring Break Splash at Pirate Cove Waterpark

Things are heating up inside…with $5 fun, April 1-16 at the Pirate’s Adventure waterpark inside the Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview (720 S. Huron Avenue). Mackinaw’s largest indoor waterpark features a pirate head tipping bucket, three waterslides, bubbler jets, crawl tunnels, water guns, climbing nets, an oversized indoor pool and a whirlpool sauna. Call 231-436-5929 for details.

April 5-7 — Spring “Break Her Out” Roller Derby Tournament

If you’ve never witnessed a women’s roller derby game in person, you won’t want to miss in the excitement. Watch as 8 teams from around the state compete at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center (507 W. Central Avenue) throughout the weekend for top honors. Cost to attend is $5 per person.

Saturday, April 6 (11am-2pm) — Taste of Mackinaw

Enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants as well as craft beer and wine at the Mackinac Island Brewhouse & Mackinaw Island Winery inside the Mackinac Bay Trading Company downtown on Huron Avenue, across from Conkling Heritage Park. Tickets are $10 per person.

Saturday, April 6 (1-4pm) – Mackinac International Bridal Expo

Love is in the air and the Straits of Mackinac is an ideal (and popular) place for couples to celebrate their big day. Exhibitors will be set up inside Mackinaw Beach & Bay (929 S. Huron Avenue) throughout the afternoon showcasing dresses, cakes, accessories, wedding venues, music and more. Admission is $5 per person.

Saturday, April 6 (7pm-2am) — Spring Meltdown Gala

Indulge in a six-course gourmet meal with a cash bar and live music at Nonna Lisa’s Italian Restaurant (312 N. Huron Avenue). Tickets are $45 per person and reservations are required by calling 866-651-5474.

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