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Bear Lake Days

July 7 - July 9


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! 



8:00am-Kid’s – Fishing Contest thru Saturday 5:00pm. (Prizes for the Biggest Fish plus much more. No registration required. Weigh in at Bear Lake Boat Launch in Hopkins Park from 11:00-12:00 and 5:00-6:00.  Must be Legal Length).

9:00am-1:00pm – Pickle Ball Tournament at the Bear Lake School.

1:00pm – Puppet Show (Watch the puppet world come alive at the Keddie Norconk Library) Sponsored by Adventureland Puppets.

2:00-3:30pm – Kids Crafts and Face Painting (Under the Tent).

2:00-6:00pm – Farmers Market (near Rip-It Ridge on US31 next to golf course)

3:00pm – Professor Harmonica for Kids (Under the Tent) Lessons and free harmonica for 50 children each time slot.

3:30pm – -Professor Harmonica for Kids (Under the Tent) Lessons and free harmonica for 50 children each time slot.

5:00-7:00pm – Bear Lake Promoters Booth & T-shirt sales under the tent. 

4:00-8:00pm – Silent Auction Trigenta Club Silent Auction at the Lion’s Den. Concludes Sunday at 1pm.

4:00pm – Golf Scramble – 2 man at Bear Lake golf Course $50. Call 614.581.3354 or 231.239.2414

5:30-7:30pm – Annual Pig Roast (At the Bear Lake Methodist Church on Lake Street.  Free-Will Donation)

6:00-8:00pm – Music by Distant Brothers at the Bear Lake United Methodist Church parking lot.

7:30pm – Boat & Pontoon Parade (All boats welcome, gather at Hopkins Park boat launch with lights and decorations on.

7:30pm – Movie and Donut Wagon at Bear Lake High School. Benefit for 10&11th Grade senior trip.


7:00am – 5K Walk / Run-(Hopkins Park for Registration at 7am. Fund Run starts at 8am, 5k starts at 8:15am.

8:00-10:00am – Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast Join us for Breakfast at the Lions Club, Downtown Bear Lake

8:00am-8:00pm – Silent Auction (Unique & special items to bid on, but be quiet it’s a silent auction.  See Auction items at Lions Den on Lake Street)  Sponsored by Triginta Club

8:00am – Kid’s Fishing Contest (continues) Prizes at 6pm on Saturday

9:00am-4:00pm – Car Show 

9:00am-1:00pm – Boat Wash at the Hopkins Park Boat Launch. Sponsored by the Manistee Conservation District.

9:00am-5:00pm – Book Sale corner of Lynn & Main Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

9:00am-8:00pm – Bear Lake Promoters T-Shirt & Info Booth.  (Under the tent at the Fire Dept. Buy a collectable Bear Lake Shirt plus Bear Lake info) 

9:00am-5:00pm – Arts & Crafts on Main Street. Sponsored by Bear Lake Promoters.

9:00am-4:00pm – Kids Bounce House at the former Bear Lake Bar parking lot on US31. (No Parking in the lot)

9:20am- Loop the Lake Bike Tour Registration –  Meet at “The Bear” on US31. Race starts at 10am.  Sponsored by Bear Lake Ace Hardware

10:00am-5:00pm – Bear Lake Historical Museum

11:00-3:00pm – Face Painting at the Village Park

12:00-2:00pm – Kids Games-(Prizes for Everyone.  Located behind Richmond Drug Store)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Promoters

4:00-6:00pm – Bear Lake Lions Pork Chop Dinner under the tent. 

6:00-7:30pm – Scottville Clown Band Performance (Performance in the former Bear Lake Bar parking lot) 

8:00pm – Bear Lake Days Grand Parade (Line up at 7pm and Bear Lake High School)

9:00-11:00pm – Music by Duke and the Studebakers under the tent.

Dusk – Bear Lake Fireworks over the lake.


8:00-11am – Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast (Join us for Breakfast at the Lions Club, Downtown Bear Lake)

8:00am-1:00pm – Silent Auction (Winners announced at 1:00pm)

10:00am-12:00pm – Paddle & Poker Run open to women 18 and older. (Please call Lisa to register 231.690.6972

10:30am-12:00pm – First Baptist Church Service (Join us under the tent for church service and music)

10:30am-12:00pm – Game Bear Lake High School kids vs Bear Lake High School Alumni  $10 entry fee. Contact 231.864.3392.


July 7
July 9
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bear lake, michigan
hopkins dr
bear lake, MI 49614 United States
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