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Bear Lake Days

July 7th-9th, 2022

Each mid-July, the Village of Bear Lake bustles with a variety of activities for the annual Bear Lake Days. The Village is located in the northern part of Manistee County, about 15 miles north of Manistee on US 31. Activities of the 3-day festival typically include an adults and kids fishing contest, pig roast, merchants sidewalk sales, kids games, entertainment tent, boat and pontoon parade, classic car show, arts/crafts fair, summer fun run, bike tour, Saturday night parade and fireworks.

Here’s the Typical Schedule of Events for Bear Lake Days:


  • Kid’s Fishing Contest
  • Farmers Market
  • Kids Crafts & Face Painting
  • Golf Scramble
  • Pig Roast, Bear Lake Methodist Church
  • Horse Pull
  • Boat Parade, gather at Hopkins Lake boat launch


  • 5k Walk/Run, 7am, Hopkins Park
  • Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast
  • Kid’s Fishing Contest
  • Car Show
  • Adams Chainsaw Art & Sawmill
  • Book Sale
  • Arts & Crafts and Vendor Booths
  • Loop the Lake bike tour
  • Kids Bounce House
  • Pony Rides
  • Triginta Brats & Hot Dogs
  • Food Trucks
  • Face Painting
  • Kids Games & Activities
  • Penny Scramble
  • Lumberjack Show
  • Magician John Russell
  • Bike Decorating Contest
  • Scottville Clown Band performance
  • Parade
  • Fireworks over the lake


  • Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast
  • Triginta Club Silent Auction
  • First Baptist Church Service
  • 50/50 drawing
For more information on Bear Lake Days, please contact:

Bear Lake Days Committee