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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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Manistee’s Sesquicentennial

February 27 - December 31

2019 marks the 150th anniversary (or sesquicentennial) of this event and to mark the celebration, the Manistee County Historical Museum, along with other area businesses and organizations, is hosting a variety of events throughout the year that will help in honoring the past 150 years. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – “Fun with the Founding Fathers” Where: Elks Lodge (located at 432 River Street) Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $20 (Tickets now on sale) Discover how the City of Manistee became incorporated. The…

Tight Lines for Troops

May 17 - May 18

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 18th at noon to be a part of the area’s biggest and best salute to these American heroes.  Rolling Thunder Michigan…

Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival

June 15

SPIRIT OF THE  WOODS FOLK  FESTIVAL,  15  June  2019;  Brethren,  Michigan The   42nd  Annual  Spirit of the  Woods Folk Festival will be held  at Dickson Township Park, 14270 Coates Highway, Brethren, Michigan  on Saturday,  June  15,  2019  from  12:00 noon  until  10:00  p.m. ,and will feature some of the artists who helped  make the festival a success over the last four decades.   Admission   is  free  but donations are  gratefully accepted.  The Spirit of the Woods Music Association, a 501(c)(3) group, is the sponsor of this …

Manistee National Forest Festival

July 4 - July 7

Celebrating its 83rd 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 beloved tradition. 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 the idea of "Community" that so…

Bear Lake Days

July 12 - July 14

EVENT DESCRIPTION/DETAILS: The village of Bear Lake plays host to "Bear Lake Days" celebrating the rich heritage and history of this beautiful community in Manistee County's North Coast Region.  BLD is always held the second weekend in July, and features a grand parade, fireworks spectacle over Bear Lake, food vendors, entertainment and much more! 

Arcadia Daze

July 26 - July 28

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. *2018 Schedule | 2019 Schedule coming soon* FRIDAY JULY 27TH 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  |  BAND…

Onekama Days

August 3 - August 5

Sponsored by the Onekama Lions and the Portage Lake Association (PLA); activities include a Pancake Breakfast at the Lions' Den, 1 Mile Fun Run, 5KDownhill Screamer and Annual 5K Run/Walk, Vaughn Doubles Tennis Tournament, church bazaars, bake sales and luncheons, Arts and Crafts Show, township-wide garage sales, Saturday night Lions’ Club dinner, dances, parade and fireworks.  PLA sponsors the popular Classic Car Show, Show and Sell Your Art, “Pig Out for Education” pig roast and Craft Beer Tasting.

Copemish Heritage Days

August 3 - August 4

Copemish Heritage Days is the annual summer festival for Copemish, MI.  It is usually held the first weekend of August.  Please explore the rest of the website for more information.

Big Bear Butt Cruise

August 24

Welcome to the Big Bear Sportsman’s Club 6th annual “Big Bear Butt Cruise” taking place on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. This 7th 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 Registration is: $57/person through…

Brethren Days

August 30 - September 1

**All events take place at the Dickson Township Park on Coates Hwy, unless otherwise noted below** The Village of Brethren is located in Dickson Township about 15 miles east of Manistee, in the Manistee National Forest. Brethren Days is held over Labor Day weekend. Events usually include bands, High Bridge Hustle 5k run/walk, arts and crafts show, cardboard boat race on Lake Elinor, coed softball tournament, and fireworks. All events take place in Dickson Twp. Park, unless otherwise stated. Friday,…

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