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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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Moonlight Cross Country Skiing at Big-M

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Big M moonlight ski and snowshoe is a tradition that will get you out of your house on a beautiful winter night to ski the freshly groomed trails of Big M!  Portions of trails are lit up by candle light making this a memorable trek for any cross country ski enthusiast. During the event, event organizers open up the warming lodge and offer warm desserts and drinks to warm up after an evening of great skiing. Be sure to…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Big Bear Butt Cruise

August 25

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,…

Hops and Props on the River

September 15

A Signature Manistee Event featuring classic wooden boats and Michigan Craft beer, cider and wine. Taste your way through over 100 beers from 35 Michigan Breweries, an assortment of Classic Century Boats, as well as new boats to get you out on the water while listening to great local music.  To learn about the new breweries, live music, boats and more, visit their all new event website here.

Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend

December 6 - December 9

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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