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Arcadia Daze

July 26th-28th, 2024

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 what happened last year:

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

Friday

  • 3pm – Pickleball Tournament, find the registration form and rules here.
  • 4:30-5pm – Opening Ceremonies featuring Arcadia VFW Post
  • 5pm – Pulled Pork Sandwiches (served until sold out)
  • 5-8pm – Live music 
  • 5pm-Dusk – Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides across from Trinity Lutheran Church at 17191 3rd St., Arcadia
  • 5pm-1am – Beverage Tent Open
  • 9pm-1am – Live music 
  • Dusk – Fireworks at Sunset Station- End of Lake Street (Saturday rain date)

Saturday

  • 7:30-8:45am – 5k Registration. Register here.
  • 8-11:30am – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 4th & Oak Streets
  • 8am-12pm – Auto Muster Registration at 2nd & Lake Streets. Awards at 3pm. Find the entry form here.
  • 9am – 5k Run begins at corner of Saint Pierre & Glovers Lake Rds. Register here.
  • 9-10am – Free fishing for kids ages 4-12 at Grebe Park- 16966 1st St., gear provided
  • 10am-1:30pm – Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides across from Trinity Lutheran Church at 17191 3rd St., Arcadia
  • 10am-1:30pm – Free Kids Activities (rock painting, face painting, crafts, and games)
  • 10am-2pm (or until sold out) – Methodist Church Pie Sale at the Arcadia Township Hall- 3422 Lake St.
  • 10am-6pm – Arts & Crafts Show on 4th St. Click here for the registration form.
  • 10am-6pm – Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots booth at the corner of 4th & Lake Streets
  • 11am-4pm – Harriet Quimby Exhibit at the Arcadia History Museum- 3340 Lake St.
  • 11:30am (until sold out) – Ham & German Potato Salad Lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church- 17191 3rd St.
  • 12pm-1am – Beverage Tent Open
  • 1-3pm – “Fearless: Harriet Quimby, a Life Without Limit” presentation and book signing by author Don Dahler at the Pleasant Valley Community Center- 3586 Glovers Lake Rd.
  • 3pm – Doubles Cornhole Tournament at Tennis Courts
  • 3-3:30pm – Auto Muster Awards Ceremony
  • 4:30pm (until sold out) – Barbeque Chicken Dinner
  • 4:30pm (until gone) – Iron Fish Distillery Beverages served
  • 5pm-Dusk – Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides across from Trinity Lutheran Church
  • 5-8pm – Live music in the pavilion
  • 9pm-1am – Live music

Sunday

  • 8-11:30am – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 4th & Oak Streets
  • 10am-2:30pm – Arts & Crafts Show on 4th St.
  • 11am-3pm -Balloon Artist “Twister Joe”
  • 11am-4pm – Harriet Quimby Exhibit at the Arcadia History Museum
  • 12-5pm – Beverage Tent Open
  • 12:30-1:15pm –  Plymouth Fife & Drum Concert Drum March, Finch Park to Marina
  • 1-2:30pm – Harriet Quimby Parade on Lake St. Register an entry here.
  • 2:30-3pm – Lions Raffle Drawings
  • 2:30-4:30pmScottville Clown Band Concert

For more information on Arcadia Daze:

Manistee County Visitors Bureau

(877) 626-4783

310 First St. Manistee, MI,  49660

townshipofarcadia.org

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