Rendezvous in Mackinaw

August 3-8, 2021

18th and 19th Century life in Native American, Military and Civilian Encampment at Conklin Heritage Park, Mackinaw City, Michigan. The Fort Michilimackinac's intent is to present Native Americans, Americans, French and English as they mixed together in the 1700's and early 1800's in the Mackinaw Region.

The 18th Century Trade Fair will feature merchants and blanket traders with 18th and 19th Century crafts, clothing and accessories. There will also be Musket Firing, Cooking and other demonstrations. Below is a sample of activities that may be included this year.

Schedule of Events



Tuesday
10 Camp Registration open and set up camp
6pmCamp Set up closes until after concert
8pm Straits Area Concert Band

Wednesday
10am Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
11am Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration
11:30am Knife and Hawk Demonstration
1pm Games and Competitions
2pm Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration

Thursday
10am Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
11am Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration
12pm Native Drumming with the Great Lakes Thunder Drum
1pm Games & Competitions
2pm Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration
3:30pm Talk with Ben Franklin
4pm Midland Highlanders Pipe Band
5pm Cook-off Contest
7pm Living History & Music of the Voyageurs by Wally & Rachel Ewing

Friday
10am Encampment & Merchant Area Open to the Public
10am Living History & Music of the Voyageurs by Wally & Rachel Ewing
11am Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration
11:30am Knife and Hawk Throwing Demonstration
12pm Midland Highlanders Pipe Band
1pm Native Drumming with the Great Lakes Thunder Drum
2pm Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration
4pm Looting of the Mackinaw (throughout the town)
4:30pm Talking with Ben Franklin
8pm Camp Talent Show
10pm Night Time Cannon Firing

Saturday
10am Encampment & Merchant Area Open to the Public
10am Knife and Hawk Throwing Demonstration
10:30am Talking with Ben Franklin
11am Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration
11:30am Tittabawassee Valley Fife and Drum Corp
2pm Street Battle with Native Americans & Militia. (Begins at the Mackinaw City Marina down S Huron to conclude at the encampment.)
3pm Public Auction of 18th & 19th Century items.
5pm February Sky
8pm La Compagnie Musical-Dance Troup
9pm Awards
10pm Night time Cannon Firing

Sunday
10am Encampment & Merchant Area Open to the Public
10am Spiritual Service Performed by Rev William Bowe
11am Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration
11:30am Circle of Life
12:30pm Tittabawasse Fife and Drum Corp
1pm Knife and Hawk Throwing Demonstration
1:30pm Talking with Ben Franklin
2pm Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration
4pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes

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