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Browse through the upcoming tourism events in Manistee County.  Please scroll below to view the signature event pages in Manistee County.

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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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Sparkle in the Park

November 25 - December 31

Bear Lake’s Sparkle in the Park Opens Nov. 25. | 7727 Hopkins Dr. Bear Lake, MI 49614 No one would have ever dreamed a northern Michigan shoreline campground that welcomes thousands of visitors spring, summer and fall would ever be a destination when temperatures hover below freezing.  Oh, but it is! This is the 13th year Sparkle in the Park will create over 50 holiday displays that visitors can drive by or take  leisurely walks through with the family. Carolers…

Men’s Night

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join your fellow Man for an evening of downtown shopping, entertainment and cheer! Come on down to Downtown Manistee where merchants will have their stores decked out for the season with some featuring specials, drawings and spirits. Presented by: Morton Salt of Manistee Thank you to our downtown sponsors: The Outpost of Manistee and Snyder's Shoes

Manistee National Forest Festival

June 29, 2018 - July 4, 2018

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…

Arcadia Daze

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018

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…

Big Bear Butt Cruise

August 25, 2018

Welcome to the Big Bear Sportsman's Club 3rd Annual "Big Bear Butt Cruise" taking place on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. This cruise is composed of four different rides: 50k, 100k, 160k (100mi) and a 200k ride.  This ride will take you 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 Registration is: $57/person through July 31st,…

Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend

December 6, 2018 - December 9, 2018

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…

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