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78th Manistee National Forest Festival

EVENT DATE:
July 2nd - July 6th, 2014

LOCATION:
Throughout Manistee County

PRESENTED BY:
Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce


EVENT DESCRIPTION/DETAILS:

Come and experience Manistee County's signature summer event!  Join us on July 2-6 where you will experience our famous signature events such as: The Manistee World of Arts & Crafts, Authentic Native American POW WOW's, Live Entertainment under our festival tent on Lake Michigan, the Independance Day Parade and Fireworks & Much more! "Here's an invitation to step off the grid into a small town right out of a storybook!"

2014 World of Arts & Crafts Application - Download Here
2014 Independence Day Parade Application - Download Here
2014 Food Vendor Contract - Download Here
2014 Flea Market Contract - Download Here

Fireworks Presenting Sponsor: Little River Casino Resort - website

Event Sponsors:

Scottville Clown Band Parade Sponsor – Manistee Ford
Scottville Clown Band Concert Sponsor – Manistee Ford & Manistee Lions Club
Independence Day Parade Presenting Sponsor – Manistee World of Arts & Crafts
Entertainment Tent Sponsor – Ludington Beverage
Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom – Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties
Garden Tractor Pull – West Shore Bank
Rubber Duck Race – Filer Credit Union
Kids Parade - Charles A. Boyer, Inc.      
Kids Day – Top Line Electric & Watson's Manistee Chrysler
Fireworks Party – Hopwood’s Heating & Cooling & Water’s Edge Dentistry
Organizer’s Cart – Wee Bee Jammin’

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2013 EVENTS SCHEDULE
Download a .pdf of the event schedule

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

10 am – 5 pm                       RESORTS, CABINS & CAMPS OF MANISTEE COUNTY: Featuring historical information, photographs, and items on resorts, cabins and camps that have played an integral role in the development and history of Manistee County.  Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults, $5 Adult Couples, and $7 Families.

12 pm – 1:30 pm                 PROFESSIONAL LADIES OF MANISTEE PRESENT WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP & BUSINESS:  The Professional Ladies of Manistee are proud to present Jan Sternberg, PhD, MA, currently the CEO of Huron Medical who will share  “Healthcare Leadership, it can be a Women’s World.” $20 per person includes lunch and program at Manistee Golf & Country Club, 500 Cherry Rd.  RSVP to professionalladiesofmanistee@gmail.com.

12 pm – 5 pm                       MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show will showcase the top 40 works from entries received, and will offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

 

 

2 pm – 10 pm                      T.J. Schmidt & Company Carnival:  A family owned and operated traveling carnival serving the state of Michigan. Their thrilling rides, tasty carnival fare and games of skill combine with superior customer amenities to make their midway a fully functioning traveling theme park!

 

4 pm                                       CHALK ART CONTEST:  Children draw pictures with trees as the theme. River Street and Water Street in the Fountain Triangle.  Registration 3:45 pm, contest starts at 5 pm.  Three age groups: 5-6 yrs, 7-8 yrs and 9-10 yrs.  Bring your own chalk if possible.  Limited chalk is provided.  Prizes for all participants.  Sponsored by Manistee Tree Commission.  Free Admission.


THURSDAY, JULY 4

9:45 am                                 FLAG RAISING CEREMONY: Veterans will raise the flag as the National Anthem is sung.  All veterans and active duty are invited.  Presented by United Veterans Council at the corner of Division and River Streets.

10 am                                     INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: Travels west on River Street from Division Street to First Street to the Armory parking lot.  This fantastic parade highlights the festival.  Entry forms available from the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce or www.manisteechamber.com.  Forest Festival volunteers will be collecting donations from the crowd for the 2014 Forest Festival.  Sponsored by Manistee World of Arts & Crafts.

Following Parade                 RUN FOR THE FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE:  Registration will begin at the Armory following the parade. All bikes must be registered by 1:15 pm and kickstands will go up at 1:30 pm.  The ride will be approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.  Proceeds benefit the Michigan Corrections Officers Crisis Fund. Presented by the Manistee Chapter of Grey Dragons.

10 am – 5 pm                       BRAVO TROOP HOT DOG STAND & YARD SALE: Enjoy hot dogs, discover treasures and great deals at the Bravo Troop Yard Sale.  All the proceeds will go to Bravo Troop.  Manistee Armory, 555 First Street.

10 am – 5 pm                       RESORTS, CABINS & CAMPS OF MANISTEE COUNTY: Featuring historical information, photographs, and items on resorts, cabins and camps that have played an integral role in the development and history of Manistee County.  Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults, $5 Adult Couples, and $7 Families.

10 am – Dusk                        THE LITTLE SMILIN’ CHOO CHOO: TheChoo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages!  Douglas Park, First Street Beach, $3 per person.

10 am – Dusk                        FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE & FOOD VENDORS: First Street Beach. A festival favorite, the marketplace offers great bargains, unique merchandise and of course delicious festival food!

10 am – Dusk                        WHISPERING PINES MOBILE ZOO: A mobile exhibit that has a variety of animals from around the world. From farm animals to exotic animals – it’s a zoo on wheels that’s fun for everyone! First Street Beach entertainment site.   Sponsored by Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties.

1 pm – 5 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show will showcase the top 40 works from entries received, and will offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

2 pm-Dusk                             T.J. SCHMIDT & COMPANY CARNIVAL: A family owned and operated traveling carnival serving the state of Michigan. Their thrilling rides, tasty carnival fare and games of skill combine with superior customer amenities to make their midway a fully functioning traveling theme park!

7 pm                                       ROOTS ON THE RIVER: Live music featuring Drew Nelson & the Highway 2 Band. A mixture of  Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.  Veteran’s Memorial Park on Memorial Drive.

Gates open at 8:30 pm      WATCH THE FIREWORKS UNDER THE TENT:  Come early to the best spot to watch the fireworks!  No Admission, beverages will be available. Sponsored by Hopwood’s Heating & Cooling and Water’s Edge Dentistry.

10:30 pm                              FIREWORKS: Spectacular display, best viewing from either First Street Beach or Fifth Avenue Beach, the rain date is July 5.  Forest Festival volunteers will be collecting donations from the crowd for the 2014 Fireworks.  Sponsored by Little River Casino Resort.


FRIDAY, JULY 5

8:30 am                                 14th  ANNUAL FOREST FESTIVAL GOLF OUTING: Held at Manistee National Golf & Resort, 4797 US 31 South, shotgun start at 8:30 am.  Lunch will be provided on the course. Organized by Manistee Rotary.  Please contact Manistee National Golf & Resort for reservations, 231-723-8874.

10 am - 1 pm                        FOREST BUS TOUR:  View forest practices and recreational sites in Manistee County.  Bring a sack lunch and water to drink.  Meet at Manistee County Transportation, 180 Memorial Drive.  Reservations required, call the USDA Forest Service, 231-723-2211, limited to 43 passengers.

9 am – 5 pm                         MANISTEE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Manistee County Library will hold a giant sale of used books outdoors and indoors at the Book House behind the library, 95 Maple Street.  

10 am – 5 pm                       BRAVO TROOP YARD SALE: Discover treasures and great deals at the Bravo Troop Yard Sale.  All the proceeds will go to Bravo Troop.  Manistee Armory, 555 First Street.

10 am – 5 pm                       RESORTS, CABINS & CAMPS OF MANISTEE COUNTY: Featuring historical information, photographs, and items on resorts, cabins and camps that have played an integral role in the development and history of Manistee County.  Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults, $5 Adult Couples, and $7 Families.

10 am- 8 pm                         42nd ANNUAL MANISTEE WORLD OF ARTS & CRAFTS: Juried arts and crafts show in beautiful tree lined park, 80 vendors will display their art and fine crafts, food and music. Red Szymarek Park on Fifth Avenue.  Free Admission.

10 am – Dusk                        THE LITTLE SMILIN’ CHOO CHOO: The Choo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages! Douglas Park, First Street Beach, $3 per person.

10 am – Dusk                        FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE & FOOD VENDORS: First Street Beach. A festival favorite, the marketplace offers great bargains, unique merchandise and of course delicious festival food!

10 am – Dusk                        WHISPERING PINES MOBILE ZOO: A mobile exhibit that has a variety of animals from around the world. From farm animals to exotic animals – it’s a zoo on wheels that’s fun for everyone! First Street Beach entertainment site.  Sponsored by Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties.

11 am – 4 pm                       TROLLEY TOURS: Take a trolley ride into the past as the conductor tells of lumber barons and days gone by.  Board the Trolley at Manistee County Transportation, 180 Memorial Drive.  Cost is $6 per person, $3 for seniors and children 3-16 and persons with disabilities, last trip leaves at 4 pm.

12 pm-Dusk                          T.J. SCHMIDT & COMPANY CARNIVAL: A family owned and operated traveling carnival serving the state of Michigan. Their thrilling rides, tasty carnival fare and games of skill combine with superior customer amenities to make their midway a fully functioning traveling theme park!

1 pm - 4 pm                          GUIDED TOURS OF THE HISTORIC RAMSDELL THEATRE:   Designed by famed architect Solon S. Beman for local lawyer and philanthropist Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell, this ornate theatre boasts an act curtain by Walter Burridge, the scenic artist who designed the set for the original stage production of the "Wizard of  Oz."  A 26 ft. gilded proscenium and original murals bedeck the dome and lobby.  Presented by Manistee Civic Players,  tours start in the theatre lobby, 101 Maple Street, $5 per person.

1 pm – 9 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show will showcase the top 40 works from entries received, and will offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

4:30 pm-7 pm                      MANISTEE LIONS CLUB FISH BOIL: The Manistee Lions Club invites you to enjoy their famous fish boil! Festival Tent, First Street Beach.  $9 for adults, $4 for children.  Menu includes: boiled fish, potatoes and onions, cole slaw, rolls, lemonade and coffee.  Hot dogs available for children.  Strawberry shortcake available for $2.

5 pm – 8 pm                         MANISTEE’S GOT TALENT:  Open auditions are held for this unique talent show. Admission is $2 per person and there will be prizes for the top 3 contestants.  Concessions will be available, and public voting will be held during the finals on Saturday.  Manistee High School Auditorium, 525 12th Street. All proceeds benefit Homeward Bound Animal Shelter.  Contact Homeward Bound at 231-723-7387 or Erin Rakoski, 616-502-9181.  Sponsored by Edward Jones – Jeff Reau

6:30 pm                                 BED RACE PRESENTED BY DIVISION STREET MERCHANTS:  5 person teams race beds on wheels while wearing sleeping attire.   Beds must be on wheels. One person must ride and four must push the bed. Prizes for fastest bed, best dressed team and most unique bed.  Entry information available from Wahr Hardware, 231-723-8335.

7:30 pm                                 PETER PAN: Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and who never ages, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Native Americans, fairies, pirates, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside of Neverland. Presented by Manistee Civic Players, tickets: 231-723-9948 or 800-836-0717, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street.

 Gates open at 7:30 pm      SALT CITY ROCK AND BLUES REUNION SHOW:  Manistee's Third Coast Committee proudly brings you the musical event of the decade, the Salt City Rock & Blues Reunion presented by Little River Casino Resort! A great evening of good fun, good friends and that great music from the bands you enjoyed for years!  Bo White & the Bluezers, Red Apple Road and Band X. Proceeds from this event are being donated to the Manistee County Museum, contributing in reconstruction of the 5th Ave Beach Lighthouse. Advance tickets, $13, and $15 at the door.  Reserved seating, $18.


SATURDAY, JULY 6

8 am-1 pm                            FIRECRACKER 5K RUN/WALK AND 1K FUN RUN: $20 pre-registration, $25 after June 25, or on race day, 1K Fun Run $10/$15.  Held at Manistee High School, 525 12th Street.  Registration forms available at Snyder's Shoes, 397 River Street, or online at runmanistee.blogspot.com or michianatiming.com 

8 am-1 pm                            FARMERS MARKET: Experience agricultural products and live entertainment at the Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is located in the parking lot on Memorial Drive and is a project of the Manistee Community Kitchen.

9 am- 5 pm                           42ND ANNUAL MANISTEE WORLD OF ARTS & CRAFTS: Juried arts and crafts show in beautiful tree lined park, 80 vendors will display their art and fine crafts, food and music.  Red Szymarek Park on Fifth Avenue.  Free Admission.

10 am                                    Canoe/Kayak Trip:  Presented by the Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association canoe or kayak trip will last about 3-4 hours on the Big Manistee River beginning from High Bridge Road.  Meet at the High Bridge river access at 10 am. We will unload boats there and then have one driver for each car bring cars to the take out at Bear Creek boat access point where we will have a shuttle vehicle to bring drivers back to the start. The Forest Service charges $5 for a daily pass for your car, available at either High Bridge or at Bear Creek.   Bring PFD's, water, snacks and/or lunch, SUNSCREEN and bug spray. You must have a PFD (personal flotation device) for each person in the boat. It is a good idea to wear shoes that can get wet while on the river.  FFI see the website at northcountrytrail.org/spw or email Loren at spw@northcountrytrail.org  Or phone 231 510-1983.   This event is free and open to the public.

                                               

10 am                                     FOREST FESTIVAL KID’S PARADE:  Theme: Things You Can Find in the Forest, Use Your Imagination and Your Parents!  Dress up as something from the forest.  Ages: stroller – 3 years, 4 years – 8 years, and 9 years – 12 years.      Prizes will be awarded.  Line up in the Briny Building Parking Lot, 50 Filer Street (corner of Filer and Division Streets).  Kids will walk down the sidewalk on Division Street, to River Street and end at the Art Park on River Street. NO CHARGE.  Sponsored by Charles A. Boyer, Inc.  

 

10:15 am - 1 pm                  FOREST FESTIVAL KID’S FUN DAY: Following the parade, games and activities will be held at the Art Park on River Street (Downtown Manistee). NO CHARGE. Presented by Great Start Manistee/Traverse Bay Collaborative. Sponsored by Top Line Electric and Watson’s Manistee Chrysler.

10 am – 5 pm                       RESORTS, CABINS & CAMPS OF MANISTEE COUNTY: Featuring historical information, photographs, and items on resorts, cabins and camps that have played an integral role in the development and history of Manistee County.  Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults, $5 Adult Couples, and $7 Families.

10 am – 5 pm                       BRAVO TROOP YARD SALE: Discover treasures and great deals at the Bravo Troop Yard Sale.  All the proceeds will go to Bravo Troop.  Manistee Armory, 555 First Street.

10 am – Dusk                        THE LITTLE SMILIN’ CHOO CHOO: The Choo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages! Douglas Park, First Street Beach, $3 per person.

10 am – Dusk                        FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE & FOOD VENDORS: First Street Beach. A festival favorite, the marketplace offers great bargains, unique merchandise and of course delicious festival food!

10 am – Dusk                        WHISPERING PINES MOBILE ZOO: A mobile exhibit that has a variety of animals from around the world. From farm animals to exotic animals – it’s a zoo on wheels that’s fun for everyone! First Street Beach entertainment site.  Sponsored by Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties.

11 am – 4 pm                       TROLLEY TOURS: Take a trolley ride into the past as the conductor tells of lumber barons and days gone by.  Board the Trolley at Manistee County Transportation, 180 Memorial Drive.  Cost is $6 per person, $3 for seniors and children 3-16 and persons with disabilities, last trip leaves at 4 pm.

11 am - Dusk                         18TH  ANNUAL TRADITIONAL JIINGTAMOK (POW WOW): Native American dancing, food, and arts and crafts, Miss Little River Princess Contest, exhibition dancing and specials.  Grand entries are 1 pm and 7 pm. The public is welcome to attend and there is no admission fee.  No pets except service animals.   Tribal Gathering Grounds located across from the Little River Casino Resort (corner of US- 31 and M-22).

12 pm - 4 pm                        PORT CITY PET PAGEANT: Is your pet the cutest? The best dressed? The smallest? The biggest? The most patriotic? Does he do the best trick? Of course the answer is yes! Come show your pet's talent or beauty at the first annual Port City Pet Pageant sponsored by Parkdale Animal Hospital. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:  cutest, look alike (owner and pet look alike), biggest, smallest, oldest, best dressed, most patriotic and best trick.  Registration is on site and is free. Come strut your pet's stuff at the  festival tent. Registration starts at 11:45 am. For more information call Parkdale Animal Hospital 231-723-8998. See you there!

12 pm-Dusk                          T.J. SCHMIDT & COMPANY CARNIVAL: A family owned and operated traveling carnival serving the state of Michigan. Their thrilling rides, tasty carnival fare and games of skill combine with superior customer amenities to make their midway a fully functioning traveling theme park!

1 pm – 4 pm                         GARDEN TRACTOR PULL:  The Western Michigan Old Engine Club will hold a tractor pull in the National Guard Armory parking lot, 555 First Street.   Sponsored by West Shore Bank.

1 pm - 4 pm                          GUIDED TOURS OF THE HISTORIC RAMSDELL THEATRE:   Designed by famed architect Solon S. Beman for local lawyer and philanthropist Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell, this ornate theatre boasts an act curtain by Walter Burridge, the scenic artist who designed the set for the original stage production of the "Wizard of  Oz."  A 26 ft gilded proscenium and original murals bedeck the dome and lobby.  Presented by Manistee Civic Players,  tours start in the theatre lobby, 101 Maple Street, $5 per person.

1 pm – 9 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show will showcase the top 40 works from entries received, and will offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

4 pm- 8 pm                           CUSTOMS-N-CLASSICS CAR CLUB CRUISE NIGHT:  Meet at VFW Hall located on 28th Street, no registration fee.  Awards will be given by VFW #4499.  Music by Mr. D’s and food will be available.  Sponsored by VFW #4499.

5 pm                                       FOREST FESTIVAL DUCK RACE: Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Ducks will travel from Maple Street Bridge west.  Spectators can watch from the Riverwalk.  1st prize: $300, 2nd prize: $100, 3rd prize: $50.  Tickets available at: Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce and Manistee County Visitors Bureau.  Sponsored by  Filer Credit Union.

6:30 pm – 9 pm                   MANISTEE’S GOT TALENT:  The Finals!  Admission is $5 per person and includes one vote. There will be prizes for the top 3 contestants.  Concessions will be available, and the public will vote for their favorite contestant, $1 per vote. Manistee High School Auditorium, 525 12th Street.  All proceeds benefit Homeward Bound Animal Shelter.  Contact Homeward Bound at 231-723-7387 or Erin Rakoski, 616-502-9181. Sponsored by Edward Jones – Jeff Reau

7:30 pm                                 PETER PAN: Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and who never ages, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Native Americans, fairies, pirates, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside of Neverland. Presented by Manistee Civic Players, tickets: 231-723-9948 or 800-836-0717, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street.

7 pm – 9 pm                         DINGHY PARADE:  Decorate your vessel, 15’ and under and bring it to Seng’s Marina at 5 pm.  The parade will start at 6 pm, up and down the Manistee River Channel with the winner to be awarded following the parade at Seng’s Marina, 47 Lake Street.  For more information contact Seng's Marina, 231-723-9444.

7 pm – 9:30 pm                   SUNSET HIKE:  Join the USDA Forest Service and enjoy a sunset hike along Lake Michigan and into the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness.  Meet at Nurnberg Trailhead Parking Lot.  Reservations requested, 231-723-2211.

Gates open at 9 pm            21st  ANNUAL MANISTEE JAYCEES AQUAPALOOZA:  Get ready to rock the beach with this 21st annual headlining music event! Featuring the nationally-touring rock & roll band Wayland and local favorites Sufferin Suckatash. Ages 21 and over only. Advance ticketing available at MyNorthTickets.com. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. $20 VIP tickets available for early entrance for a meet and greet with Wayland (limited number).  General admission gates open at 9 pm; music starts shortly after. Budweiser products, food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Cash raffle tickets supporting the Manistee Community Kitchen Ironworks Café will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Manistee Jaycees. Check out our event page on Facebook for updates and further details.


SUNDAY, JULY 7

7 am-1 pm                            WORLD FAMOUS KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST: A Manistee and Forest Festival tradition for over 45 years!  Manistee Catholic Central School Cafeteria, 1200 U.S. 31 South.  Advance Tickets: Adults $6, 5-12 years $3, under 5 Free or $7 at the door. Tickets available from any Kiwanian or at Jackpine Business Center, Sports Ink, West Michigan Bank & Trust or Goody’s Juice & Java.  Special this year, arrive before 9 am and you may order blueberry pancakes at no extra charge!

8 am – 3 pm                         CUSTOMS-N-CLASSICS CAR CLUB 22ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW: On the lawn at Douglas Park, First Street Beach.  Car and truck show, registration 8 am-12 pm, $15 registration fee.  Awards presented at 2 pm. Awards given to the top 35 vehicles, plus additional trophies for host, best of show and special award for Best Paint, Best Interior and Best Engine. Door prizes, participant judged, and food available.  Awards sponsored by Little River Casino Resort.  Special Dealer Awards – Best Ford by Manistee Ford and Best Chevrolet by Yates Chevrolet.

9 am – 3 pm                         SANDCASTLE CONTEST: This family fun event will take place all day. Judging will take place at 3 pm; first place will receive $50 in Downtown Dollars and their picture on the Manistee National Forest Festival facebook page.

10 am – 5 pm                       THE LITTLE SMILIN’ CHOO CHOO: The Choo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages! Douglas Park, First Street Beach, $3 per person.

10 am – 5 pm                       FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE & FOOD VENDORS: First Street Beach. A festival favorite, the marketplace offers great bargains, unique merchandise and of course delicious festival food!

10 am – 5 pm                       WHISPERING PINES MOBILE ZOO: A mobile exhibit that has a variety of animals from around the world. From farm animals to exotic animals – it’s a zoo on wheels that’s fun for everyone! First Street Beach entertainment site.  Sponsored by Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties.

10 am – 5 pm                       RESORTS, CABINS & CAMPS OF MANISTEE COUNTY: Featuring historical information, photographs, and items on resorts, cabins and camps that have played an integral role in the development and history of Manistee County.  Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults, $5 Adult Couples, $7 Families.

11 am – 5 pm                       18TH ANNUAL TRADITIONAL JIINGTAMOK (POW WOW): Native American dancing, food, and arts and crafts, Miss Little River Princess Contest, exhibition dancing and specials.  Grand entries at 1 pm. The public is welcome to attend and there is no admission fee.  No pets except service animals.   Tribal Gathering Grounds located across from the Little River Casino Resort (corner of US- 31 and M-22).

12 pm- 5 pm                         T.J. SCHMIDT & COMPANY CARNIVAL: A family owned and operated traveling carnival serving the state of Michigan. Their thrilling rides, tasty carnival fare and games of skill combine with superior customer amenities to make their midway a fully functioning traveling theme park!

1 pm  – 3 pm                        TROLLEY TOURS: Take a trolley ride into the past as the conductor tells of lumber barons and days gone by.  Board the Trolley at Manistee County Transportation, 180 Memorial Drive.  Cost is $6 per person, $3 for seniors and children 3-16 and persons with disabilities, Trolley leaves at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.

1 pm - 4 pm                          LIONS PIG ROAST: Enjoy a delicious pig roast presented by the Manistee Lions Club.  First Street Beach Festival Tent, $9 for adults, $4 for children.  Menu includes: pulled pork on a bun, potato salad, baked beans, pickle, apple sauce, potato chips, dessert, lemonade and coffee.  Hot dogs available for children.

1 pm – 9 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show will showcase the top 40 works from entries received, and will offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

2 pm                                       PETER PAN: Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and who never ages, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Native Americans, fairies, pirates, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside of Neverland. Presented by Manistee Civic Players, tickets: 231-723-9948 or 800-836-0717, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street.

4 pm – 6 pm                         SCOTTVILLE CLOWN BAND CONCERT: Manistee Ford is the proud sponsor of the Scottville Clown Band.  Admission is $1 per person donation, children 12 and under no charge.  Festival Tent, Douglas Park (First Street Beach).  Sponsored in part by the Lions Club of Manistee.