Celebrating their 86th consecutive year in 2012, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages, they are a perfect fit with Mackinac Island. “ We are so thrilled to have the Globetrotters come to the Island” says Mary McGuire Slevin, executive director of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, “they are iconic in America and all of us grew up with the wonder of the Harlem Globetrotters. To have them perform on Mackinac Island will be another great historic moment for this Island. We are looking forward to showing them the Island and have many activities planned for them-an excursion under the Mackinac Bridge, making fudge, taking a horse-drawn carraige tour, shooting canons at Fort Mackinac and dribbling balls at Grand Hotel on the world’s longest summer porch and enjoying the Grand Luncheon Buffet.”
The Harlem Globetrotter Previews take place at Mackinac Island Public School. There are two shows, 11am and 1pm on July 31, 2012. General admission tickets are $20.00 and are online at Ticketweb.com and the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau office (800) 454-5227.
About Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a National Historic Landmark located between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas and covers 2,200 acres of land. The Island banned private motor vehicle use during the last century and today relies on the services of more than 600 horses to provide residents and visitors transportation around the Island. Conde Nast Traveler rated Mackinac Island as one of the top ten Islands in the world, while National Geographic deemed it one of the top ten sustainable Islands in the world.
About the Harlem Globetrotters
Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’