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Kaleva Heritage Days

EVENT DATE:
July 18-20, 2014

LOCATION:
Kaleva, Michigan

PRESENTED BY:
Kaleva Lions Club


EVENT DESCRIPTION/DETAILS:

Founded by Finnish settlers, Kaleva is located in the center of Manistee County. It is known for its Bottle House Museum, a unique home built with 60,000 glass bottles by John Makinen, then owner of a pop bottling factory. Now owned and operated by the Kaleva Historical Society, the Bottle House Museum is listed on the National Historic Register. Another landmark in Kaleva is the RR Depot Museum which houses railroad artifacts and displays. In July, the Village of Kaleva sponsors a 3-day community festival which includes music, food, car and tractor show, games, parade, beer tent, poker run, crafts, 5K run/walk, bake sales and more.

2013 EVENT SCHEDULE:

ALL WEEKEND EVENTS (FRI, SAT & SUN)

Kaleva Art Gallery -- downtown -- Friday and Sunday Noon to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm 
Hand Made Craft Show Sales -- in The Park -- all weekend -- 231-864-2396 for a spot ($5 per 12 foot frontage)
Vendor Booth Sales -- in The Park -- all weekend --231-864-2396 for a spot ($15 per 12 foot frontage)
Multi-National Flag Display -- in front of The Park -- all weekend
Youth Groups Food Wagon -- in The Park -- all weekend 
Baseball / Softball Games -- at the ball field behind The Park -- all weekend -- coed, kids and adults
Concessions Food by Kaleva Beautification Team -- at the ball field behind The Park - during the games
Horse Back Ride by Kay Miller -- in The Park by the ball field -- look for the horses


FRIDAY July 19, 2013

Lawn Mower Fun Ride Around Town -- meet in The Park -- 6pm -- all "mowers" any kind welcome
Kaleva All-School Class Reunion -- at the VFW Hall -- west of town 9-Mile -- 6pm to 8pm
Big Bear Sportsman Club Fish Dinner -- at The Park -- 4pm to 7pm
After-Hours Street Drag Racing -- Free Trophy Class, Pro Tree, Open Time Trials, Grudge Racing -- $5 to watch or race -- Northern Michigan Dragway, Potter Road -- 8pm to 12am -- 231-362-3439
Maple Grove Fire Fighters Association Beer Tent -- at the Pavilion in The Park -- 6pm to 1am
Live Music -- OPEN MIC hosted by INCOGNITO -- at the Pavilion in The Park -- 530pm to 830pm
Live Music -- TC KNUCKLEHEADS -- at the Pavilion in The Park -- 9pm to 1am



SATURDAY July 20, 2013

FREE Kids Bounce House -- in The Park -- all day
Railroad Depot Museum and Manistee-&-Northeastern Engine -- downtown -- Noon to 4pm
Makinen Fishing Lures - Ancestor Pillow Case Display -- at the Bottle House Museum -- Noon to 4pm
Collector's Antique Tractor Show -- in front of The Park -- 231-848-4396
Kaleva Historical Society Bake Sale -- at the Bottle House Museum -- 9am to 4pm (until all is sold)
Brethren Cheerleader's Car Wash -- at the Kaleva Country Florist -- 9am to Noon
Finnish Line 5K Run/Walk -- at the Kaleva Elementary School -- Registration at 8am -- Starts at 9am -- 231-362-3519 or www.kalevami.com
Benzie Manistee Snowbirds Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap Meet -- Trophies Awarded -- Northwest side of The Park -- 9am to 3pm -- 231-690-6474 or 231-723-7337
Kaleva Days Car Show -- Plaques for Top 30 Cars, Driver's Choice -- onsite registration at The Park -- West side of The Park -- 11am to 4pm -- 231-499-0713 ($10 per spot)
Kaleva Lions Club Steak Dinner & Burgers -- in The Park -- 11am to 5pm
Kaleva Horse Drawn Wagon Tours Guided by James Draze -- start in The Park -- Noon to 2pm
Big Bear Sportsman's Club: New Club House Tours -- 9-Mile East -- Noon to 3pm -- 231-499-3471
Kids Games with prizes -- everybody is a WINNER! -- Watermelon -- in The Park -- Noon to 4pm
Kids Fun Pet Parade - bring your pet -- Awards Given -- in The Park -- line up 145p -- Parade at 2pm
Euchre Tournament -- 530pm registration -- 6pm start -- $5 per player -- at the Kaleva Tavern
Finnish Wife Carrying Contest -- FaceBook for rules, $100 for 1st prize -- in The Park -- 3pm -- 231-362-3228
Maple Grove Fire Fighters Association Beer Tent -- at the Pavilion in The Park -- Noon to 1am
Live Music -- COREY MIKUS AND FRIENDS  -- in The Park -- Noon to 2pm
Live Music -- AWESOME DISTRACTION  -- in The Park -- 2pm to 4pm
Live Music -- THE DAVE LOWEN BAND  -- in The Park -- 4pm to 6pm
Live Music -- TRIPLE SHOT  -- in The Park -- 630pm to 830pm
Live Music -- POWERPLAY  -- in The Park -- 9pm to 1am
Fireworks -- In ball field behind The Park, lay in the grass - watch them over your head -- at Dusk


SUNDAY July 21, 2013

Kaleva Lions Buffet Breakfast -- at The Lions Den, 9-Mile in town -- 8am to Noon
Makinen Fishing Lures - Ancestor Pillow Case Display -- at the Bottle House Museum -- Noon to 4pm
Community Church Services -- Live Music: SALT CITY DIXIELAND BAND -- at The Park -- 10am to Noon
Big Bear Sportsman's Club: 5 Stand/Archery/Skeet Shoot -- Club House 9-Mile -- 10am to 2pm -- 231-499-3471
Free Animal Petting Zoo -- Many Kid-Friendly animals -- 11am to 5pm -- also Camel Rides for $5
Kaleva Meat's - Dave's Famous Brats -- in The Park -- 11am to 1pm 
BBQ Cook-Off Competition -- Bring your cooker to The Park -- Start any time -- Cook any meat -- $25 to enter-- Winner by Public Voting 11am to 1pm -- $1 per sample / vote -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd CASH PRIZES -- 231-233-7286
Live Music -- STEPHEN MACNEIL BAG PIPES -- at the Pavilion in The Park -- Noon to 1pm
Live Music -- SUNSET GROOVE (rock/blues) -- the Pavilion in The Park -- 1pm to 5pm
Grand Parade -- line up at 1pm the Kaleva Tavern -- parade route down thru town -- start at 2pm
Kaleva Baptist Youth Group Free Popsicles and Hay Rides -- in The Park -- after the parade