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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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Onekama Concerts

June 19 - August 28

EVERY MONDAY IN THE SUMMER! Concerts are free to the public and donations are welcome and encouraged!  Bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnic baskets, children, etc and enjoy a night of great music.  For additional information, visit our website at www.onekama.info or our facebook page here.

Shoreline Showcase

July 4 - August 29

The Shoreline Showcase Concert Series takes place every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Pavilion at First Street Beach/Douglas Park. ShoreLine ShowCase is a volunteer, not-for-profit group that features professional, top-quality jazz, blues, and variety music FREE to the public. This has been a Manistee tradition since 2003.  

Roots on the River

July 6 - August 24

Roots on the River is a free summer concert series showcasing roots music. Put on by the Manistee Jaycees and sponsored by the Manistee Downtown Development Authority, and other Manistee County Businesses. Thursdays at 7 p.m. during the months of July and August at the Jaycee Bandshell on Memorial Drive, in Manistee, MI.  If it is raining the rain location is inside the 5th Avenue Beach House at Fifth Avenue Beach in Manistee, Michigan. 2017 Line Up July 6 -…

Manistee County Fair

August 22 - August 26

The Manistee Country Fair is entering their 140th Year! View the official lineup of events for the 2017 Manistee County Fair at www.manisteecountyfair.org

Big Bear Butt Cruise

August 26

Welcome to the Big Bear Sportsman's Club 3rd Annual "Big Bear Butt Cruise" taking place on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. 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 Registration is: $57/person through July 31st, and…

Hops and Props on the River

September 16

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.

10th Annual Paint the Town Pink

October 5

Dress in pink and join Manistee area residents and visitors in a one-mile fun walk to raise awareness of the importance of regular breast cancer screenings and to raise funds to support West Shore Medical Center's breast health services. A gathering and social hour will be held 4 pm - 5 pm A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 pm, followed by Ribbon Walk. There is no cost to participate in the walk; gifts from the heart will…

Manistee’s Ghost Ship

October 6 - October 28

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN OCTOBER! Enjoy the haunted house, hayride and corn mazes?  Well then this is right up your alley.  Come out to see the Manistee Ghost Ship aboard the historic S.S. City of Milwaukee.  This tour will satisfy anyone looking for that fall "scare"  For more information on the ghost ship, or the S.S. City of Milwaukee, visit their website at: www.carferry.com  

Boos, Brews and Brats

October 28

"Boos, Brews & Brats" is a scary good time in downtown Manistee.  Lots of new events this year for all ages to have aBOOoooootiful time...... Ahahahahahahaha!   2017 EVENT SCHEDULE OCTOBER 28, 2017 ALL DAY |  Halloween Window Display Contest for all downtown Manistee Storefronts.  People's CHpice Award - Please bring canned goods to vote at your favorite display. All canned goods given to Salvation Army Food Bank. 10am  |  Halloween Kids Movie @ The Vogue Theatre - Hotel Transylvania 2 12pm…

Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend

November 30 - December 3

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 fireworks.  The entire Old Christmas Weekend is filled with lovely events including Festival…

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