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Search All Signature Events in Manistee County

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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Hops and Props on the River

September 19

Drink your way through over 100 locally crafted beverages from Michigan's best breweries, wineries, cider houses and distillers; grab a bite from one of the food trucks; play a game of corn hole; or pull up a lawn chair to relax all while listening to live local music! Pairing with Hops and Props, Century Boat Club will be featuring their classic wooden boats along the channel. Must be 21+ to attend the beer festival portion of this event. Tickets go…

Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend

December 3 - December 6

Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations.  An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire. The highlights of the parade are the draft horses pulling a 30 foot Christmas tree down River Street followed by a beautiful display of luminaries, caroling, and the lighting of the tree. The entire Old Christmas Weekend…

Postponed until 2021: Manistee National Forest Festival

July 1, 2021 - July 5, 2021

The Manistee National Forest Festival has been a signature event for over 80 years in our community.  We understand the deep roots it has with the many traditions and favorite events.  It’s a homecoming for our community that brings families, friends, and tourists together for this summer celebration. We regretfully inform the community that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Manistee National Forest Festival has been postponed until July 1-5, 2021.  This decision has not been easy for us or…

Postponed until 2021: Big Bear Butt Cruise

August 28, 2021

Welcome to the Big Bear Sportsman’s Club annual “Big Bear Butt Cruise” taking place on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. This annual cruise is composed of four different rides: 60k, 130k, 170k and a 210k ride. All will take you across Tippy Dam and on some of Manistee County’s best roads across our beautiful rivers, through our scenic forests and out to the majestic bluff views of Lake Michigan. REGISTER here: Big Bear Butt Cruise Registration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2-gVyA8wIU&t=24s  

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