Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant

Cancelled for 2020

The longest running free Memorial Day historical program in U.S. takes places for the 50th year in Mackinaw City: the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant. More than 400 cast members taking part in the three-day pageant that brings to life the 1763 Fort Michilimackinac battle between the French, British, and Native Americans.

The cast members are clad in period costumes and demonstrate the way of life for residents of Northern Michigan in the 1760s. A highlight of the weekend is the Memorial Day period through the streets of Mackinaw City that includes more than 100 band, acts, and floats.

Here is a sampling of events. Check back for 2022.
9am, Fort Michilimackinac opens, Voyageurs Shoot at the range (Windmill farms) (Sunday if rain)
1pm, Grand Parade
3pm, 18th Century fashion show, fort parade grounds
3:30pm, Reenactment at Fort Michilimackinac
8:30pm, Fireside Activities Voyageurs Camp
Dusk, Fireworks display water front state dock area.
After fireworks, Camp Activities (Voyageurs Camp)

9am, Fort opens
9:30am, Voyageurs Knive & Hawk (Voyageurs Camp)
10:30am, Voyageurs children's game, high school
2pm, 18th Century Mackinac Fashion Show, fort parade grounds
2:30pm, Reenactment at Fort Michilimackinac
4:30pm,Voyageurs Other Competitions (Voyageurs Camp)

9am, Fort opens
10am, Memorial Day Service: Marina Park/Cemetery
2pm, 18th Century Mackinac Fashion Show, fort parade grounds
2:30pm, Reenactment at Fort Michilimackinac
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Last Updated: 09-06-2022 05:28 PM ID: 871