Events in Manistee County

Welcome to the Manistee County event calendar. We’re glad you’re here!

Select the event below to learn more about events happening in Manistee County.

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival

September 1-2, 2023

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival is coming back bigger and better! This two day event features tastings of the best of our region’s brews and spirits! Join us for great music, brew, and food. 

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Brethren Days

September 1-3, 2023

The Village of Brethren is located in Dickson Township about 15 miles east of Manistee, in the Manistee National Forest. Brethren Days is held over Labor Day weekend and celebrates the heritage of Brethren.

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September 2, 2023

LaborFest is a celebration of the region’s rich industrial history and the laborers who support the Salt, Lumber & Sand industries. Held on Labor Day weekend, we are in our 6th year of providing high-quality day entertainment. All proceeds go to current community projects to enhance and better our community. Our current project is a beautiful state-of-the-art iconic amphitheater to be built on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend

December 1-3, 2023

Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations.  An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire. The highlights of the parade are the draft horses pulling a 30 foot Christmas tree down River Street followed by a beautiful display of luminaries, caroling, and the lighting of the tree.

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