5 Murder Mystery Dinners to Experience at Boyne Highlands Resort this Summer

Join Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs for a Murder Mystery Dinner buffet. Will you be the one to solve the crime?!

OF SOUND MIND & DEAD BODY // July 7

When a magical mishap leaves a million dollar inheritance up for grabs, the next trick will be figuring out who the lucky winner is, and who will end up behind bars for malicious magical mayhem. This is an abracadabra disaster, and it’s up to you to find the murderer before they vanish into thin air. Spend the evening glimpsing through the smoke and mirrors to uncover which hocus pocus hitman offed the poor fellow, and stop them before this goes down as the most dangerous magic trick in history.

Gather information, trade clues with guests and solve the crime before the murderous magician gets away! Come dressed as a rival magician, a lovely assistant or even a detective. 

TOTALLY ’80S! TOTALLY MURDER! // July 21

Poison Ratenstein is in town for a killer concert, but his fans may be looking for a refund after this twisted tour turns tragic with a murder and a mystery to solve. Help the crowd and the detective figure out who ruined this totally tubular night, so everyone can take a chill pill.

Make sure you are dressed with the times or someone may ask you to bag your head! Grab your most righteous ‘80s concert gear to rock out in style while you solve a crime with your friends. Jean jackets and spandex leggings, big hair, bangles, leg warmers and ripped jeans will be all the rage at this rocking night of mystery. 

NOW YOU SEE IT … NOW YOU DON’T // August 11

The crowd was hushed as the museum proprietor got ready to unveil the prized display of the evening, the Stomach of the Ocean Diamond, only to find it had been stolen while the crowd mingled in ignorant bliss. Now it is up to you and the detective to find the thief and restore the diamond to its rightful place.

Who is the carat caper, and who will solve the crime to make this night of mystery the night of beauty it was intended to be? Dress in your fanciest evening gowns and suits. This is a museum unveiling, after all, and only the finest will do. Tonight will be an evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery, with one thrilling conclusion.

TILL DEATH DO US PART // August 25

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, but the wedding bells aren’t ringing for this not-so-happy couple when a member of the wedding party is murdered. With a raging bridezilla and an unenthused groom on the scene, it may be happily never after in this nuptial nightmare. Trade clues with your guests and help the hapless couple figure out whodunnit so they can say “I do.”

The bride and groom aren’t picky, so you can wear just about whatever you’d like. In fact, we encourage you to wear your own wedding dress or the most ridiculous wedding attire you can come up with. It’ll make their special day that much more special.

CRIME & PUNISHMENT // September 15

Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice. The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy, and not a single person is muttering a word. Help find out who’s on the level and who’s on the lam by trading clues with guests, gathering information and solving the crime before the murderer hotfoots it out of there!

Dress for this night of murderous mayhem includes flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras. If you aren’t feeling that jive you can dress as a private detective to help solve the crime.

These Northern Michigan events begin at 6 p.m.—plan on approximately 3 hours. The shows are geared for adults (PG-13 rating for some mild content, loud noises and adult humor). Children ages 13+ with adult supervision will be permitted.