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 the idea of “Community” that so many love about this area. Each year, the Forest Festival highlights events such as the Manistee World of Arts & Crafts, Independence Day Parade, Fireworks over Lake Michigan, Festival Marketplace, carnival and much more!