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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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ONEKAMA, MICHIGAN’S “OneKama OneFifty” CELEBRATION 150 years ago, Onekama, Michigan had its official start. The wildly fascinating story of “The Cut” is an iconic and life-altering event that shaped Onekama. The local homesteaders, tired of conflict with the Porter Lumber Milling Company whose dam at Portage Creek flooded farmland, took matters literally into their own hands. Illegally hand digging a small trench from Lake Michigan to Portage Lake to lower the lake to its original depth, the homesteaders created a fantastic…
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…
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