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These are some of our premier events in Manistee County that take place throughout the year. These events showcase our top attractions and encompass the “Pure Michigan” spirit!  We hope you join us this year for one (or more) of our signature Manistee County events!

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Hats & Horses Kentucky Derby Party

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Two Most Exciting Minutes in Sports comes to Iron Fish Distillery during the 2nd Annual Hats & Horses Kentucky Derby Party - May 5th 4:30PM! Get those hats and bow ties ready, and prepare for BIG fun while supporting a great cause!  Hat's and Horse's is a fundraiser for the Benzie Area Zonta Club college scholarships program for local area high school students. ADVANCE TICKET SALES FOR STEELHEAD AND FLYCASTER CLUB MEMBERS ENDS SATURDAY MARCH 24TH. Adult All Access Ticket $50.00: Includes Two Delicious Derby Drinks Designated…

Women’s Wine & Chocolate Walk

May 12

Although the name really says it all, this event will be well worth checking out as we will have several locations for tasting amazing wines as well as locations to taste the most decadent desserts. This will be the perfect day for all the ladies to come out and enjoy Downtown Manistee. For only $30, each woman can enjoy 13 wine or dessert tasting locations! Who knew shopping local could taste so good? Purchase Tickets Locally at: Moving Spirits 429…

Tight Lines for Troops

May 18 - May 19

Tight Lines for Troops provides veterans with a day of fun camaraderie, and thanks them for their outstanding service to our country. Veterans pay no charter fees, entry fees or banquet fees! Priority is given to WWII and Korean War Veterans, POW's and Purple Heart Recipients. The public is invited to bring their flags to the Manistee River walk on Saturday, May 19th at noon to be a part of the area’s biggest and best salute to these American heroes.  Rolling Thunder Michigan…

Thunder at The River

June 15 - June 16

Join us for an action packed Friday & Saturday! FRIDAY June 15th Please help Escort the Michigan Vietnam Memorial Wall & the Michigan Middle Eastern Conflict Memorial Wall - 2:00pm Staging for Escort - Manistee VFW Post #4499 1211 28th Street Manistee, MI.49660 3:00pm Depart VFW to Little River casino Resort 2700 Orchard Hwy "OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES" - Vendors, Food, Beer Tent. Both Walls will be displayed Friday & Saturday. SATURDAY 9am - 6pm - Pure Thunder Escorted Veterans…

Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival

June 16

The Spirit of the Woods Folk Music Festival is sponsored by the Spirit of the Woods Music Association, a group of folks who love traditional music and get together to do the necessary work to bring musicians and music lovers together to enjoy this fantastic open air concert venue.  The festival features a full day of music on two stages, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, great food and a closing group dance. The 41st anniversary will feature some of the artists…

Manistee National Forest Festival

June 29 - July 4

Celebrating its 82nd year.  This is the signature festival for the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce.  Hosted every year over the 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday, the Manistee National Forest Festival is a Manistee County tradition stretching back over 80 years. Visit the new event website for the event - Access current schedule, vendor information, map, directions, and much more. Drawing thousands of tourists to the area along with many residents returning with ties to the community, the festival embodies…

Lakeside Homes Tour

July 21

Lakeside 2018 Tour of Homes include the following: Wilkens Home & Garden, 159 8th Street Connor Home, 732 Harbor Drive Jaskiw Home, 1361 Meadow Wood Drive O'Connor Home, 330 4th Avenue Maxey Home, 480 4th Street Wrzesinski Garden, 266 6th Street Tickets and more information coming soon! Coming together for good since 1885

Arcadia Daze

July 27 - July 29

Find yourself in the quaint coastal community this summer during the Arcadia Daze celebration.  This festival is a great local event that celebrates the heritage of Arcadia Michigan. All events are at Finch Park unless otherwise noted. FRIDAY 4:30pm  |  OPENING CEREMONY -- featuring Arcadia VFW Post 5:00pm  |  PULLED PORK SANDWICHES 5:00pm - 8:00pm  |   MUSIC IN THE PAVILION 5:00pm - 1:00am  |  BEER TENT 9:00pm - 1:00am  |  LIVE BAND 9:00pm - 1:00am  |  BAND & DANCING ($2 Cover…

Downtown Sidewalk Sales

August 10 - August 11

Manistee Downtown Merchants invite you to Sidewalk Sales this Friday and Saturday. You'll find fantastic bargains on just about everything....housewares, antiques, outdoor equipment, jewelry, toys, and apparel for the entire family! Enjoy shopping with friendly merchants ...then relax in one of downtown Manistee's restaurants, where you can enjoy a great meal and a cool beverage.

Grapes on the River

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce Grapes on the River is an event that pairs local cuisine and Michigan wine. This event hosts live entertainment, while relaxing in the park at the Manistee Municipal Marina overlooking the Manistee River in the heart of Downtown Manistee.   Access the all new event website with information on participating wineries, ticket information, map, direction and much more.  Admission is $20/person and will include a commemorative wine glass  and tasting tickets.

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