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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!

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Manistee’s Sesquicentennial

February 27 - December 31

2019 marks the 150th anniversary (or sesquicentennial) of this event and to mark the celebration, the Manistee County Historical Museum, along with other area businesses and organizations, is hosting a variety of events throughout the year that will help in honoring the past 150 years. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – “Fun with the Founding Fathers” Where: Elks Lodge (located at 432 River Street) Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $20 (Tickets now on sale) Discover how the City of Manistee became incorporated. The…

Kaleva Days

July 19 - July 21

Chances are there are some of you who have never been to the small town of Kaleva - or maybe you have been there once or twice to go to the grocery store, hardware store, barber shop or one of the other local businesses. But how many of you have taken the opportunity to join the friendly folks in Kaleva when they have their annual Kaleva Days? If you haven't, maybe you should head that way on Friday, Saturday and…

Arcadia Daze

July 26 - July 28

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. All events are at Finch Park unless otherwise noted.

Onekama Days

August 3 - August 5

Sponsored by the Onekama Lions and the Portage Lake Association (PLA); activities include a Pancake Breakfast at the Lions' Den, 1 Mile Fun Run, 5KDownhill Screamer and Annual 5K Run/Walk, Vaughn Doubles Tennis Tournament, church bazaars, bake sales and luncheons, Arts and Crafts Show, township-wide garage sales, Saturday night Lions’ Club dinner, dances, parade and fireworks.  PLA sponsors the popular Classic Car Show, Show and Sell Your Art, “Pig Out for Education” pig roast and Craft Beer Tasting.

Copemish Heritage Days

August 3 - August 4

Copemish Heritage Days is the annual summer festival for Copemish, MI.  It is usually held the first weekend of August.  Please explore the rest of the website for more information.

Big Bear Butt Cruise

August 24

Welcome to the Big Bear Sportsman’s Club 6th annual “Big Bear Butt Cruise” taking place on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. This 7th annual cruise is composed of four different rides: 60k, 130k, 170k and a 210k ride. All will take you across Tippy Dam and on some of Manistee County’s best roads across our beautiful rivers, through our scenic forests and out to the majestic bluff views of Lake Michigan. REGISTER here: Big Bear Butt Cruise Registration Registration is: $57/person through…

Brethren Days

August 30 - September 1

**All events take place at the Dickson Township Park on Coates Hwy, unless otherwise noted below** 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. Events usually include bands, High Bridge Hustle 5k run/walk, arts and crafts show, cardboard boat race on Lake Elinor, coed softball tournament, and fireworks. All events take place in Dickson Twp. Park, unless otherwise stated. Friday,…


August 31

Join us for an end of summer beach bash! Hosted by the Salt City Rock & Blues, non-profit organization, for the express benefit of constructing a public amphitheater between First Street Beach and Douglas Park. The LaborFest is a celebration of the region's rich industrial history and the laborers who support the Salt, Lumber & Sand industries. This year's event will kick-off with a parade from the Armory Center to First Street Beach, where family events will be taking place…

Minnehaha Brewhaha

August 31

The highlight of Labor Day weekend in northern Manistee County, Minnehaha Brewhaha pairs craft beer, music and local food. 2019 will mark their second annual event which promises to be even bigger than their first. All of the proceeds will go to the Ronald Stoops Memorial Scholarship Fund at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Hops and Props on the River

September 21

A Signature Manistee Event featuring classic wooden boats and Michigan Craft beer, cider and wine. Taste your way through over 100 beers from 35 Michigan Breweries, an assortment of Classic Century Boats, as well as new boats to get you out on the water while listening to great local music.  To learn about the new breweries, live music, boats and more, visit their all new event website here.

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