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You’ve landed on the most comprehensive, up-to-date information for the Manistee County Region!  For all the details and turn-by-turn directions, click on the event title in the calendar below.  Don’t miss the Signature Event pages under the calendar.

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These are some of our premier events in Manistee County that take place throughout the year. These events showcase our top attractions and encompass the “Pure Michigan” spirit!  We hope you join us this year for one (or more) of our signature Manistee County events!

Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend

December 2 – 5, 2021

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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Onekama OneFifty Celebration

Starting May through Fall 2021

150 years ago, Onekama, Michigan had its official start.  The wildly fascinating story of “The Cut” is an iconic and life-altering event that shaped Onekama. Follow all of the events on our event page now and plan your visit to Onekama!

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Arcadia Daze

July 23-25

Find yourself in the quaint coastal community this summer during the Arcadia Daze celebration. This festival is a great local event that celebrates the heritage of Arcadia Michigan. 

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Hoxeyville Music Festival

August 13-15

Hoxeyville is the midwest’s premier Americana and Roots festival. We boast two stages featuring national touring artists, and the best and brightest Michigan talent with an intimate capacity of three thousand. We are proud of our incredibly supportive community, safe, family friendly camping (and playground!), excellent kids’ tent programming, unbelievable food, and an easily traversable site.

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Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival

September 3-4

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival is coming back bigger and better! This year is a two day event, Friday and Saturday! Join us for more music, brew, and food. 

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Onekama Days

August 6-9

Onekama Days is a fun event that celebrates the heritage of Onekama, Michigan. 

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Hops & Props

September 18

Located in our historic downtown along the Manistee Riverwalk, Hops & Props pairs Classic Century boats and Michigan craft beer, cider, wine and spirits.

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Run the Pier 5k

August 14

It’s time to schedule this years RTP 5K run/walk! Proceeds will go local organizations in Manistee. Additionally a portion of the donated dollars will go towards local public safety training.

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Brethren Days

September 3-5

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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Big Bear Butt Cruise

August 28, 2021

Welcome to the Big Bear Sportsman’s Club annual “Big Bear Butt Cruise” taking place on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. This annual cruise is composed of four different rides: 60k, 130k, 170k and a 210k ride.

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Rusty Fish 100

October 9

You’ll pedal through the Udell Hills formed 10,000 years ago by immense glaciers, cross the Big Manistee River at High Bridge, grind through the countryside to Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville. After a short reprieve, turn around and see what you missed on the way back to the start. You’re invited to experience these 100 miles of quality and pleasurable riding featuring a cool 2,700 ft of elevation.

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