Coast Boutique Farms History

Bear Lake Days

EVENT DATE:
July 11th - July 13th

LOCATION:
Bear Lake, Michigan

PRESENTED BY:
Bear Lake Promotors


EVENT DESCRIPTION/DETAILS:

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! 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

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

Sunrise-5:00 pm-Adult Fishing Contest (Electric Trolling Motor awarded for Biggest Fish. Pre-registration required with a $10.00 entrance fee. Register at Osborn's Sport Shop. Weigh in at Osborn's Sport Shop)

9:00 am-Merchant's Sidewalk Sales (Find special deals on Bear Lake Items) Sponsored by Bear Lake Merchants

2:00 pm-Puppet Show (Watch the puppet world come alive at the Keddie Norconk Library) Sponsored by Adventureland Puppets.

3:00-4:30 pm-Kids Games and Magic Show (Located in the Methodist Church Parking Lot) .

3:00-8:00 pm-Bear Lake Promoters T-Shirt & Info Booth.  (Under the tent at the Fire Dept. Buy a collectable Bear Lake Shirt plus Bear Lake info)  Tent sponsored by Blarney Castle Oil Co.

4:00-8:00 pm 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)  Concludes Sunday

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

8:00-11:00 pm-Mr D's Karaoke (Be entertained by local D.J. Dennis Milosh.  Under the Tent)  Sponsored by Huntington Bank.

8:00 pm- Boat & Pontoon Parade (All boats welcome, meet at Marina with lights and decorations on.  One trip around the lake)  Sponsored by Manistee County Sheriff's Department.

Saturday

7:30-10 am-Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast (Join us for Breakfast at the Lions Club, Downtown Bear Lake)

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

8:00-5:00 pm-Adult Fishing Contest (Electric Trolling Motor awarded for Biggest Fish. Pre-registration required with a $10.00 entrance fee. Register at Osborn's Sport Shop. Weigh in at Osborn's Sport Shop)

9:00-3:30 pm-Car Show (Judged-Vintage Auto Job.  Unique well restored autos, trucks & motorcycles)  Located on Main Street.  Sponsored by Bear Lake Promoters.

9:00-5:00 pm-Friends of the Library Book Sale (Corner of Lynn & Main Streets.  Affordable Reading)

9:00-8:00 pm-Bear Lake Promoters T-Shirt & Info Booth.  (Under the tent at the Fire Dept. Buy a collectable Bear Lake Shirt plus Bear Lake info)  Tent sponsored by Blarney Castle Oil Co.

9:00-11:00 am-Summer Fun Run-(One Mile (no cost), 5k ($20 entry/tshirt) for first 80 people.  Location x-country track, 1.5 Miles west of Blarney Castle Gas station at Ball Park.  Eric 231.690.0596 or Tony 231.590.5457)

9:30-11:00 am-Kids Games-(Prizes for Everyone.  Located behind Richmond Drug Store)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Promoters

10:00 am- Loop the Lake Bike Tour (Contact Joe Dugas 231.864.2043.  Meet at "The Bear)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Ace Hardware

10:00 am-Artisan Band Organ (On Lynn Street.  Provided by B&D Arnold Enterprise)  Sponsored by Ringel Real Estate & Auction

10:00-till Walking Taco Salad & Other Stuff (2 Dumb Dames & Co., next to the Car Show)

10:00-12:00 pm-Fire Truck & Equipment (Bear Lake Fire Trucks and Equipment will be on display on Virginia Street)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Fire Department

10:00-6:00 pm-Carver's Museum (Lots of old things besides Carver, located next to the car show)  Sponsored by Carver Edwards

11:00-till-Brat & Hot Dog Stand ("Best Brats in Town," Located under the tent)  Sponsored by Triginta Club

11:00-2:00 pm-Dynamite the Clown (Former TV Host & Balloon Sculpturing)  Sponsored by Honor Bank

11:00-till-Baked Potato and Hot Pretzels (Find your perfect Spud or Hot Pretzel, located under the entertainment tent)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Promoters

11:00-10:00 pm-Cotton Candy/Popcorn & Water ("Help us support Bear Lake," located next to the entertainment tent)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Lions

11:00-8:00 pm 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

12:00-2:00 pm-Kids Water Barrel Competition (Shoot the barrel across the cable with water to win!  Located on Virginia Street)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Fire Department

1:00 pm-Diaper Derby (The training grounds for suture stars.  Located at Huntington Bank Lawn)  Sponsored by Leah Peterson, Richmond Drug

2:00 pm-Leo's Cardboard Boat Race (Register at local businesses or email:  pjsmithtoo@gmail.com  Takes place at beach across from Blarney Castle Gas Station)

3:00 pm-Pie Eating Contest (look mom "no hands" Are you full yet???  Located at the entertainment tent)  Pies donated by Sara Lee

4:00-7:00 pm-Bear Lake Lions Pork Chop Fest & Fixins' (Complete meal & beverage at the Lions Den)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Lions Club

6:00 pm-Kids Games (At Huntington Bank)  Sponsored by the Leo's

8:00 pm-Bear Lake Days Grand Parade (Grand Marshals:  Mike Matesich, for parade entries, contact Alex 231.864-3373

Dusk-Bear Lake Fireworks (Watch a display over the Lake with a special grand finale!)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Lions Club

Sunday

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

8:00-1:00 pm-Silent Auction Concludes (Winners announced, silent no more)

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

12:15 pm-Fred Alkire Dedication (Dedication in honor of Fred Alkire at the Bear Lake site on US 31)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Promoters

1:00 pm-Free Bear Lake Bingo Party (Located under the tent with over $400 in Prizes.  Bring your completed Bingo cards only, numbers on the cards, must be initialed by Bear Lake businesses listed on the back of the card.  For info call 231.499.8080)

2:00 pm-Lions Raffle Drawing (Drawing to be held under the big tent)  Sponsored by Bear Lake Lions

2:30 pm-Bear Lake Days-Time Out (Ice Cream, Strawberry & Cake Social under the tent)  Sponsored by Saddle Up & Graceland Fruit