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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 2012

The 63rd, 2012 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival starts today on beautiful Mackinac Island and runs through Sunday June 17th, Lilac Festival Parade Day.

The first land in the Upper Peninsula celebrating Mackinac’s Lilac collection began in 1949 after a conversation with Evangilene “Ling” Horn and Nurse Stella King who encouraged the then teen and today’s Mackinac Island Carriage Tours veterinarian Dr. Bill Chambers to have a parade on Lilac Sunday, to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June. What began as a one day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten day festival.  Look forward to seeing you.

The schedule of events are located at this link:      http://www.mackinacislandlilacfestival.org/

From the big bands to,

the horse and buggies to,

Lilacs, Lilacs, Lilacs….

Lilacs, Lilacs, Lilacs….

Lilacs, Lilacs, Lilacs….

Lilacs, Lilacs, Lilacs….

10k race Sat morning at 9:30

Round Island Lighthouse Open House for July 14th, 2012 information attached. This benefits the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.

 For more information please visit this site: www.roundislandlightmichigan.com

Many bands will come to the Island to perform,

and more then 6 weddings will celebrate there special day during the Lilac Festival.

Friday June 15th, is the Market Street Art Gallery Walk Open House from 6pm to 10pm. Artistic Mackinac Gallery & Studio is located on the corner of Astor & Market St. Come and visit us and see painting artist Noel Skiba who won 2nd place in the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Poster Contest. Also, our governor Rick Synder requested a painting from Noel to be used for The Mackinac Island governors mansion  invitations while in office. Come and watch Noel paint live in person.

Come and join the fun On Beautiful Mackinac Island.

All pictures owned and copyright: Steven  Blair  photosbyblair.com  Artistic Mackinac Gallery & Studio.  231-631-2002

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Sunset Times 2012

 Sunset Times in Northern Michigan 2012 Season.

If you are thinking of sunset pictures the times below could be helpful.

May 1st…………………………….8:32 pm

May 15th…………………………..8:47 pm

May 30th………………………….9:01 pm

June 1st……………………………9:03 pm

June 15th………………………….9:11 pm

June 30th………………………….9:13 pm

July 1st…………………………….9:12 pm

July 15th……………………………9:07 pm

July 30th……………………………8:52 pm

Aug 1st………………………………8:51 pm

Aug 15th…………………………….8:32pm

Aug 30th…………………………….8:09 pm

Sept 1st………………………………8:05 pm

Sept 15th…………………………….7:41 pm

Sept 30th…………………………….7:15 pm

Oct 1st………………………………7:13 pm

Oct 15th………………………………6:49 pm

Oct 30th………………………………6:27 pm


Northern Michigan Sunset Times 2011

Sunsets are very important to many Brides & Grooms as part of there Wedding day. Below are the sunset times for the 2011 Wedding season for Northern Michigan.

April 30th, 2011 – 8:42

May 15th, 2011 – 8:59

May 30th, 2011 – 9:13

June 15th, 2011 – 9:23

June 30th, 2011 – 9:25

July 15th, 2011 – 9:20

July 30th, 2011 – 9:06

Aug 15th, 2011 – 8:45

Aug 30th, 2011 – 8:21

Sept 15th, 2011 – 7:53

Sept 30th, 2011 – 7:26

Oct 15th, 2011 – 7:00

Oct 30th, 2011 – 6:38


If you would like the exact time on your Wedding day in northern Michigan give me a call at 231-631-2002

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Northern Michigan Sunset Times

If you are thinking of sunset pictures the times below could be helpful.

April 1st…………………………..8:12 pm

May 1st…………………………….8:47 pm

June 1st……………………………9:22 pm

July 1st…………………………….9:33 pm

Aug 1st…………………………….9:09 pm

Sept 1st…………………………….8:19 pm

Oct 1st………………………………7:21 pm

Nov 1st………………………………6:57 pm



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