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Arcadia Daze

July, 2023

The small town of Arcadia is located in Manistee along M-22, showcasing northwest Michigan’s most scenic shoreline. Annually, late in July, the Village population soars with attendees and participants in the annual Arcadia Daze celebration. Events include an arts/crafts show, auto muster, 5k race, kids fishing and games, entertainment, grand parade, and concert.

Here’s the Typical Event Schedule:

(Events are held at Finch Park, unless stated otherwise.)

Friday

  • 3pm – Pickleball Tournament (pre-registration required by visiting the Pleasant Valley Community Center- 3586 Glovers Lake Rd., Arcadia
  • 4:30-5pm – Opening Ceremonies featuring Arcadia VFW Post
  • 5pm – Pulled pork sandwiches with fixins
  • 5-8pm – Iron Fish Distillery Beverages Served
  • 5-8pm – Live music by Sunnyside 4 in the Pavilion
  • 5pm-Dusk – Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides across from Trinity Lutheran Church at 17191 3rd St., Arcadia
  • 5pm-1am – Beer Tent Open
  • 10:30pm – Fireworks over Lake Michigan (Saturday rain date)
  • After Fireworks-1am – Live Music by Juggernaut, Dancing ($2 cover charge)

Saturday

  • 7:30-8:45am – 5k Registration
  • 8am-12pm – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Pleasant Valley Community Center- 3586 Glovers Lake Rd.
  • 8am-12pm – Registration for Auto Muster at 2nd & Lake Streets
  • 9am- 5k Run begins at corner of Saint Pierre & Glovers Lake Rds
  • 9-10am – Kids fishing at Grebe Park- 16966 1st St., gear provided
  • 10am-2pm – Methodist Church Pie Sale at the Arcadia Township Hall- 3422 Lake St.
  • 10am-6pm – Arts & Crafts Show on 4th St.
  • 11am-1pm – Kids Activities (rock painting, face painting, crafts, and games)
  • 11:30am – Ham & German Potato Salad Lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church- 17191 3rd St.
  • 1pm-1am – Beer Tent Open
  • 1-3pm – Live Broadcast by 107.5 WCCW
  • 1:45-2:15pm – Cornhole Tournament Check-In
  • 2:30pm – Doubles Cornhole Tournament at Tennis Courts
  • 3pm – Hunt for Treasure, first clue at Finch Park
  • 3-3:30pm – Auto Muster Awards
  • 4:30pm – Barbecue Chicken Dinner
  • 5-8pm – Live music in the pavilion
  • 5pm-Dusk – Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides across from Trinity Lutheran Church at 17191 3rd St., Arcadia
  • 9pm-1am – Live Music by Juggernaut, Dancing ($2 cover charge)

Sunday

  • 8am-12pm – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Pleasant Valley Community Center- 3586 Glovers Lake Rd.
  • 10am-2:30pm – Arts & Crafts Show on 4th St.
  • 11am-3pm – Balloon Artist “Twister Joe”
  • 12:30-1:15pm –  Plymouth Fife & Drum Concert Drum March, Finch Park to Marina
  • 1-5pm – Beer Tent Open
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Gala Parade on Lake St.
  • 2:30-3pm – Lions Raffle Drawings
  • 2:30-4:30pm – Scottville Clown Band Concert

For more information on Arcadia Daze:

Manistee County Visitors Bureau

(877) 626-4783

310 First St. Manistee, MI,  49660

visitmanisteecounty.com

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