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Festival Experience

Manistee is your home for world class festivals!  We have festivals and events taking place almost every weekend throughout the year, and each one is unique its own way! Browse our landmark festivals below, and be sure to view our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for all the latest info!




MILESTONE EVENTS IN MANISTEE COUNTY

January

EVENT DATE:
Full Moon evenings in Jan. and Feb.

LOCATION: 
Big M Recreation Area

February

EVENT DATE:
Full Moon evenings in Jan. and Feb.

LOCATION: 
Big M Recreation Area

EVENT DATE:
February 20, 2016

LOCATION: 
Downtown Manistee

May

EVENT DATE:
May 20th - May 21st, 2016

LOCATION: 
Manistee City Marina

EVENT DATE:
May 7th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Downtown Manistee

ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN MAY: See main calendar above for event details
- Manistee Farmers Market official kicks off its market season.  Every Saturday at Memorial Park in Downtown Manistee.
- Salmon Derby (Sponsored by Onekama Marine & The Manistee County Sportfishing Association)

June

EVENT DATE:
June 18th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Dickson Township Park, Brethren MI

ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN JUNE: See main calendar above for event details
- Shoreline Showcase Summer Concert Series: Visit our events page for details
- Trolley Tours begin - County tour aboard a historic trolley giving you information on Manistee County.
- Juhannus Mid-Summer Day Celebration - Kaleva, MI
- Kid's Fish Day - Man Made Lake, Manistee, MI
- Flea Roast and Ox Market - Irons, MI
- Ladies Classic Fishing Tournament
- Budweiser Pro/Am Fishing Tournament 

July

EVENT DATE:
June 30th - July 4th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Throughout Manistee County

EVENT DATE:
July 8th - July 10th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Bear Lake, Michigan

EVENT DATE:
July 16th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Manistee, Michigan

EVENT DATE:
July 15th - 17th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Kaleva, Michigan

EVENT DATE:
July 22nd - July 24th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Arcadia, Michigan

EVENT DATE:
July 23rd, 2016

LOCATION: 
Manistee Municipal Marina & Grounds

EVENT DATE:
July 29th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Portage Point Inn

ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN JULY: See main calendar above for event details
- Shoreline Showcase Summer Concert Series - First Street Beach: Visit our events page for details
- Roots on the River Summer Concert Series - On the Manistee River: Visit our events page for details
- Concerts in the Park - Onekama, MI: visit our events page for details
- Manistee Monster Mania Fishing Tournament - Manistee, MI

August

EVENT DATE:
August 5th - 7th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Onekama, Michigan

EVENT DATE:
August 12th - 13th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Downtown Manistee

EVENT DATE:
August 23rd - 27th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Manistee County Fairgrounds - Onekama, MI

EVENT DATE:
August 27th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Big Bear Sportsmans Club

ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN AUGUST: See main calendar above for event details
- Shoreline Showcase Summer Concert Series - First Street Beach: Visit our events page for details
- Roots on the River Summer Concert Series - On the Manistee River: Visit our events page for details
- Concerts in the Park - Onekama, MI: visit our events page for details
- Log Cabin Concert Series - Kaleva, MI
- Community Yard Sale - Bear Lake, MI

September

EVENT DATE:
September 17th, 2016

LOCATION: 
Downtown Manistee

ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER: See main calendar above for event details
- Migration Week @ the Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary

October

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER: See main calendar above for event details
- Migration Week @ the Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary

November

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN NOVEMBER: See main calendar above for event details
- Festival of Lights - Onekama, MI

December

EVENT DATE:
December 1 - 4, 2016

LOCATION: 
Downtown Manistee

EVENT DATE:
December 12, 2016

LOCATION: 
Downtown Manistee

EVENT DATE:
December 21, 2016

LOCATION: 
Downtown Manistee