The Manistee Forest Festival
July 1-5, 2021
The annual Manistee Forest Festival promises fun for the entire family. It's one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the state, presented by the Manistee Chamber of Commerce since 1936.
Here were some of the highlights from 2019:
Festival Marketplace & Food Vendors.
Anderson Midway Carnival.
Independence Day Parade.
Fireworks Over Lake Michigan.
Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo.
Annual Manistee World of Arts & Crafts Show.
Forest Festival Book Sale.
Little Big Shots Talent Show.
Lions Fish Boil.
Jaycees Beach Bash.
Summer Sound Waves Concert.
Port City Pet Pageant.
Scottville Clown Band.
Beach Buddies Kids Parade & Activities.
Prince & Princess Pageant Crowning Ceremony.
For a detailed, up-to-date schedule, call (231) 723-2575 or visit the Manistee Forest Festival website
While you're in town for the Manistee Forest Festival, be sure to explore Manistee's 1.5 mile Manistee Riverwalk, the Historic Ramsdell Theatre, the Michigan Audubon Society Lake Bluff Center....plus all the great fishing, boating, and golfing you'll find in this area along Lake Michigan.
More About Manistee...
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.