Rendezvous in Mackinaw

August 5-8, 2021

18th and 19th Century life in Native American, Military and Civilian Encampment at Fort Michilimackinac, 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. Hawk and knife, archery and other competitions. Below is a typical schedule of events although this event is cancelled for 2020.

Schedule of Events

10am Merchant Area Opens to Public / Activities throughout Camp
11am Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration
1:30pm Games & Competitions
7pm Voices in the Mist
9pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

9:45am Opening Colors
10am Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
11am Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
11:30am Native Drum Teaching by “Tony Grondin”
12:30pm Midland Highlanders
1pm Games & Competitions in Conkling Heritage Park (Huron Avenue)
3pm Looting of the Town
5:30pm Music by “Under The Harp”
7:30pm Talking with Ben Franklin
9pm Paddle Dance in Camp ~ PUBLIC WELCOME
10pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

9:45am Opening Colors with “Fife and Drums Corp”
10am Encampment and Merchant Area Opens to the Public
10am Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp
10:30am Hawk & Knife Throw Demonstration
11am Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:30pm “Gathering the Troops” will perform at Marina Yard
1pm Battling & Looting of Merchant Stores; Central Avenue and the Mackinaw Crossings, ending with a Skirmish in the Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court with Native American Militia. After The Battle Public Auction of 18th & 19th Century items. {located in Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court starting around 2:30 pm}.
5am Grandmother Moon Drumming
6:30pm Potluck Dinner {Encampment & Merchants Only}
7pm Talking with Ben Franklin
8pm Performances by “Genot Picor & the Trois Bouffons”
10pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

9:45am Opening Colors
10am Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
10:15am Church Service performed by Rev. Bill Bower
11am Musket and Cannon Firing Demonstration
11:30am Genot Picor Storytelling
12:00pm Talk with Ben Franklin
12:30pm Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp
3:45pm Closing Colors
4pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

Times and Events are subject to change due to weather or other situations. Demonstrations will be going on throughout camp from 10am-8pm.
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