Jeep the Mac to return in 2023 with trip to Drummond Island, light parade

st. Ignas, Michigan – Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has always been a great place for off-roaders.

But Midwestern Jeep enthusiasts will be heading to the UP for the 8th annual Jeep the Mack event, May 12-14 in St. Ignace and Drummond Island.

The event includes trail riding, mud bogging and crossing the Mackinac Bridge each year. The light-up parade added in 2022 will also return this year.

Related: The 2023 Antique Tractor Parade across the Mackinac Bridge has been cancelled.

“This annual event is a great kickoff to off-road summer adventures featuring parades, epic trail riding at Michigan’s premier off-road destinations, and other fun activities,” said the event director. said Quincy Ranbill of “Registration numbers are steadily increasing and we hope to have another record-breaking year.”

You can check out the full schedule of events here, but the weekend kicks off at 3pm on Friday with groups crossing Michigan’s landmark bridge.

Attendees can catch a ferry to Drummond Island in Lake Huron on Saturday to access the 400-acre Turtle Ridge Off-Road Park. Drummond Island highlights also include Mad Bog, poker runs with prizes, Jeep and Java events.

A parade of lights through downtown St. Ignas begins at 9:30 PM.

Registration is open until May 1st and is $45 per person.

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