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.

Manistee National Forest Festival

July 3 – July 7, 2024

Each year, the Forest Festival boasts events such as the Festival Marketplace, Manistee Arts & Crafts, Carnival, Fireworks over Lake Michigan presented by Little River Casino Resort, and much more!

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Bear Lake Days

July 12 – July 14, 2024

Bear Lake Days is a community celebration and includes a parade, car show, food trucks, fireworks and more!

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Run the Pier 5k

July 27, 2024

Not only are you and your friends/family outside getting exercise and fresh air during the nicest time of the year in Michigan, but you are contributing to a charitable event that focuses on raising funds for local causes. 

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Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival

August 30-31, 2024

The festival will highlight the talented local bands that call northwestern Michigan home, from students who are just starting their music careers to the homestyle jamboree bands of music lovers. The centerpiece stage will be supported by a collection of other homegrown favorites, like local food trucks and a tasting sponsored by regional breweries. 

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August 31, 2024

Celebrate the 7th anniversary of LaborFest on August 31, 2024 at Douglas Park in Manistee! ​LaborFest is a celebration of the region’s rich industrial history and the laborers who support the Salt, Lumber & Sand industries. All proceeds go to current community projects to enhance and better our community.

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