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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

Festival Supportors: 
Ludington Beverage Company - website
Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties - website
Packaging Corporation of America
Water's Edge Dentistry - website

Event Sponsors:

Scottville Clown Band Parade Sponsor – Manistee Ford
Scottville Clown Band Concert Sponsor – Manistee Ford & Manistee Lions Club
Independence Day Parade (High School Bands) Presenting Sponsor – Manistee World of Arts & Crafts
Entertainment Tent Sponsor – Will Zoscsak Logging & Trucking, Inc. & Top Line Electric
Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom – Blarney Castle Oil and Propane & Consumers Energy
Rubber Duck Race – Manistee World of Arts & Crafts
Kids Parade - Manistee Resume    
Kids Day – Charles A. Boyer, Inc. & Filer Credit Union & Watson's Manistee Chrysler
Tittabawasee Valley Fife & Drum Corp. – Snyder's Shoes

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2014 EVENTS SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

10 am – 5 pm                       PHARMACIST & DRUG STORES OF MANISTEE CO. EXHIBIT: The exhibit will feature photographs, information, pharmacist’s tools, medicine and artifacts. Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, Admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults and $8 Families. 

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!

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.

1 pm – 5 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show is a two dimensional art show, which will showcase the top 35-40 works and 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!

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 4 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 3

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.

9 am – 12 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.

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

10 am – 2 pm                       UDELL ROLLWAYS DISC GOLF:  Participants will be able to play a round of disc golf, walk the stairs to the Manistee River, and enjoy a lunch cookout at the historic CCC Pavilion.  Take M-55 from Manistee and turn left on North Horseshoe Bend Road.

10 am – 5 pm                       PHARMACIST & DRUG STORES OF MANISTEE CO. EXHIBIT: The exhibit will feature photographs, information, pharmacist’s tools, medicine and artifacts. Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, Admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults and $8 Families. 

10 am – Dusk                       THE LITTLE SMILIN’ CHOO CHOO: The Little Smilin’ Choo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages!  Remember, “You’re Never Too Old to Ride the Train!”  It’s not just a kid’s ride; the train was built to accommodate adults and kids alike, making it a true family attraction!  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!

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 – 4 pm                       GPS HIKE & POKER RUN: It’s an electronic treasure hunt and 5 card poker rolled into one!  Use your GPS unit or smart phone to find several caches throughout Douglas Valley Winery, 5375 Douglas Valley Drive.  At each location pick up a playing card; collect 5 cards to make a hand.  Turn in your hand by 4 pm.  Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.  Admission $5 per person.

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,  Admission $5 per person.

1 pm – 5 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show is a two dimensional art show, which will showcase the top 35-40 works and 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 Detour.  Detour is a Michigan-based bluegrass band that combines original contemporary bluegrass sounds with great traditional favorites. Detour’s tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies take you down a unique bluegrass road. Veteran’s Memorial Park on Memorial Drive.

7:30 pm                                 SHREK THE MUSICAL: Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek! Presented by Manistee Civic Players & West Shore Community College, tickets: 800-836-0717 or manisteecivicplayers.org, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street.

Gates open at 7:30 pm      FOREST FESTIVAL KICK OFF & FAREWELL TOUR:  Manistee's Third Coast Committee proudly brings you the musical event of the decade, the Salt City Rock & Blues Farewell Tour.  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 



FRIDAY, JULY 4

9 am- 5 pm                           43rd 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.  5th Ave Beach is a beautiful spot to watch the fireworks after the event.

9 am - Dusk                          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.  

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 at the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce or www.manisteechamber.com

10 am – 5 pm                      PHARMACIST & DRUG STORES OF MANISTEE CO. EXHIBIT: The exhibit will feature photographs, information, pharmacist’s tools, medicine and artifacts. Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, Admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults and $8 Families. 

10 am – Dusk                       THE LITTLE SMILIN’ CHOO CHOO: The Little Smilin’ Choo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages!  Remember, “You’re Never Too Old to Ride the Train!”  It’s not just a kid’s ride; the train was built to accommodate adults and kids alike, making it a true family attraction!  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 Blarney Castle Oil and Propane & Consumer’s Energy.  Free Admission.

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 – 2:30 pm                   MINI JIINGTAMOK & CULTURAL EXHIBITION: The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will present an exhibition of Native American culture with a Mini Pow Wow starting at 1 pm.  Free Admission.  Festival Tent, Douglas Park (First Street Beach).

1 pm – 9 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show is a two dimensional art show, which will showcase the top 35-40 works and offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

2 pm, 3 pm & 4 pm            HAYRIDE AT DOUGAS VALLEY: Celebrating 6 years in business! Enjoy a leisurely hayride at Douglas Valley, 5375 Douglas Valley Drive.

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.  $10 for adults, $4 for children.  Menu includes: boiled fish, potatoes and onions, cole slaw, rolls, lemonade and coffee.  Hot dogs available.  Strawberry shortcake available for $2.50.

6 pm                                       BED RACE PRESENTED BY DIVISION STREET MERCHANTS:  5 person teams race beds on wheels while wearing sleeping attire.   All 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.

Gates open at 6 pm            MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST FESTIVAL KARAOKE FINALS: The competition has been amazing, now it is time to watch the finalists compete with their own live band.  This is their rock star moment!  This family event is sure to be a crowd pleaser and this is a great spot to watch the fireworks and drink a beverage.  Admission $5 per person; 12 and under free.

10:30 pm                              FIREWORKS: Spectacular display, best viewing from either First Street Beach or Fifth Avenue Beach, the rain date is July 5.  Sponsored by Little River Casino Resort.  


SATURDAY, JULY 5

8 am-2 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.

8:15 am                                 FIRECRACKER 5K RUN/WALK AND 1-KILOMETER FUN RUN: $25 pre-registration, $28 after June 26,  or on race day, 1k fun run $15/$18.  Held at Manistee High School, 525 12th street.  Registration forms available at Snyder's Shoes, 397 River St., or online at runmanistee.blogspot.com or michianatiming.com.

9 am – 12 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.  

9 am- 5 pm                           43rd 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                                     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.      This fun parade will be led my Smokey Bear, prizes will be awarded; this event will be held at Manistee Catholic Central, 1200 US 31 South.  Sponsored by Manistee Resume.  Free Admission.

10 am – 12 pm                     PORT CITY PET PAGEANT: Is your pet the cutest? The best dressed? The smallest? The longest? 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 third 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), longest, smallest, oldest, and 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 9:30 am. For more information call Parkdale Animal Hospital 231-723-8998. See you there!

10:15 am - 1 pm                  FOREST FESTIVAL KID’S FUN DAY: Following the parade, games and activities will be held at the stadium at Manistee Catholic Central, 1200 US 31 South.  Smokey Bear will also be visiting with children. Sponsored by Filer Credit Union, Watson’s Manistee Chrysler  & Charles A. Boyer, Inc.

10 am – 5 pm                       PHARMACIST & DRUG STORES OF MANISTEE CO. EXHIBIT: The exhibit will feature photographs, information, pharmacist’s tools, medicine and artifacts. Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, Admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults and $8 Families. 

10 am – Dusk                       THE LITTLE SMILIN’ CHOO CHOO: The Little Smilin’ Choo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages!  Remember, “You’re Never Too Old to Ride the Train!”  It’s not just a kid’s ride; the train was built to accommodate adults and kids alike, making it a true family attraction.  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 Blarney Castle Oil and Propane & Consumer’s Energy.  Free Admission.

11 am                                     KAYAK KRUIZE PRESENTED BY INSTA LAUNCH CAMPGROUND: Enjoy a leisurely ride down the Manistee River Channel.  Bring your own kayak or you may rent one on site.  Meet at Insta Launch Campground, 20 Park Avenue at 10:45 am.  Balloons will be provided to decorate your kayak!  For more information 231-723-3901.  Free Admission.

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                        19TH ANNUAL JIINGTAMOK (POW WOW): Native American dancing, food, and arts and crafts, Miss Little River Princess Contest, exhibition dancing and specials.  Grand entries are 12 pm and 7 pm. Special performance by the Haudenosaunee Singers & Dancers from the Onondaga Nation in New York. The public is welcome to attend.  Free Admission.  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 – 5:30 pm                 GREY DRAGONS POKER RUN: Enjoy a beautiful ride through Manistee County, while participating in this fun poker run.  Presented by the Grey Dragons Association of Manistee, this event will benefit Little Mary’s Hospitality House located in Wellston.  Registration from 12 pm – 1:30 pm, $20 donation per hand, ride departs at 1:30 pm.  All participants must return by 5:30 pm to be dealt a hand.  Festival Tent, Douglas Park (First Street Beach).  Pre-registration available, 231-233-1718.

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 is a two dimensional art show, which will showcase the top 35-40 works and offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

1:30 pm –4:30 pm              DOUGLAS VALLEY WINE & MUSIC:  Enjoy live music, wine tasting and wine by the glass.  Shop the Bodega to find everything you need for a picnic, with over 100 Made in Michigan food products! Douglas Valley Winery 5375 Douglas Valley Drive.

2 pm – 11 pm                       MANISTEE CATHOLIC CENTRAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION:  Tours of the school, Catholic Mass, food, music, raffle, beer tent (charge for beverages), Virgil Baker & the Just 4 Fun Band and Band X.  Manistee Catholic Central, 1200 US 31 South. Free Admission.

3 pm – 6 pm                          FAR FAR AWAY Photo Op:  Step into the land of "Shrek the Musical!" A Manistee News Advocate photographer will take your photo with cast members from the show at the Ramsdell. Photos will be available online plus you can pic up a free print the following week, courtesy of Jackpine.

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.

4 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. 

6 pm – 8 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.   Follow West Forest Trail Rd. to Lake Michigan Recreation Area then go by the campground loops to the beach access parking lot.  Reservations required, please call the USDA Forest Service at 231-723-2211.

7:30 pm                                 SHREK THE MUSICAL: Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek! Presented by Manistee Civic Players & West Shore Community College, tickets: 800-836-0717 or manisteecivicplayers.org, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street.

Gates open at 9 pm            22nd  ANNUAL MANISTEE JAYCEES AQUAPALOOZA:  Featuring the local band Clear Heels and Manistee's own Josh Janowiak of Platinum Sound (formerly The Crum Bums of Manistee High School); coming back to spin all your requests until 2am.  Ages 21 and over only. Advance tickets available at local businesses. Tickets $8 in advance, $9 at the door. General Admission gates open at 9 pm; music starts shortly after. Budweiser products, food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.  


SUNDAY, JULY 6

7 am-1 pm                            WORLD FAMOUS KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  Manistee Armory, 555 First Street, on the way to First Street Beach. A Manistee and Forest Festival tradition for over 45 years. Special this year arrive before 9 am and you may order blueberry pancakes at no extra charge. Tickets at the door Adults $7, children under 5 free. Advance Tickets: Adults $6, 5-12 years $3, under 5 Free Advance tickets available from KiwIanian or at Jackpine Business Center, Sports Ink or Goody’s Juice & Java.   Proceeds from this event benefit area youth. ***NEW LOCATION***

8 am – 2 pm                         CUSTOMS-N-CLASSICS CAR CLUB 23rd ANNUAL CAR SHOW: On the lawn at Douglas Park, First Street Beach.  Car and truck show, registration 8 am-12 pm, $15 registration fee.  Plaques presented at 2 pm. Plagues given to the top 35 vehicles, plus additional trophies for Host, Best of Show and special plaque 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, Best Chevrolet by Yates Chevrolet and Best Chrysler by Watson’s Manistee Chrysler.

9 am – 3 pm                          FOREST FESTIVAL SANDCASTLE CONTEST: This family fun event will take place all day on the beach at Douglas Park, First Street Beach. 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 Little Smilin’ Choo Choo is always a big hit with kids of all ages!  Remember, “You’re Never Too Old to Ride the Train!”  It’s not just a kid’s ride; the train was built to accommodate adults and kids alike, making it a true family attraction.  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 Blarney Castle Oil and Propane & Consumer’s Energy.  Free Admission.

10 am – 5 pm                       PHARMACIST & DRUG STORES OF MANISTEE CO. EXHIBIT: The exhibit will feature photographs, information, pharmacist’s tools, medicine and artifacts. Located in the Lyman Building, 425 River Street, Admission is $1 Students, $3 Adults and $8 Families. 

11 am – 5 pm                       19TH ANNUAL JIINGTAMOK (POW WOW): Native American dancing, food, and arts and crafts, Miss Little River Princess Contest, drum and dance contest, exhibition dancing and specials.  Grand entries at 12 pm. The public is welcome to attend. Free Admission.  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 - 4 pm                          LIONS PIG ROAST: Enjoy a delicious pig roast presented by the Manistee Lions Club.  First Street Beach Festival Tent, $10 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.

1 pm – 5 pm                         MANISTEE ART INSTITUTE JURIED ART SHOW:  This Juried Art Show is a two dimensional art show, which will showcase the top 35-40 works and offer outstanding art from around Michigan.  Presented by Manistee Art Institute at Hardy Hall in the Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St.

1:30 pm –4:30 pm              DOUGLAS VALLEY WINE & MUSIC:  Enjoy live music, wine tasting and wine by the glass.  Shop the Bodega to find everything you need for a picnic, with over 100 Made in Michigan food products! Douglas Valley Winery 5375 Douglas Valley Drive.

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). 

7:30 pm                                 SHREK THE MUSICAL: Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek! Presented by Manistee Civic Players & West Shore Community College, tickets: 800-836-0717 or manisteecivicplayers.org, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street.