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Brethren Days

September 2024

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 vendors; cornhole, horseshoe and softball tournaments, parade, and fireworks. All events take place in Dickson Township Park, unless otherwise stated.

Here's a typical schedule for the event:


  • 8-11pm – Beer Tent Open
  • 8-11pm – Outdoor Night Club with DJ Marcus


  • 8-11am – Pancake Breakfast under the gazebo, by donation
  • 8am – High Bridge Hustle 5K run or walk, registration from 8-9am, race at 9am, Brethren High School- 4400 N. Highbridge Rd., Brethren
  • 9am-8pm – Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • 10am-1pm – Dragster Car Show, Brethren High School Parking Lot
  • 11am-11pm – Cook Shack Open, limited menu and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 12-5pm – Outdoor Recreation and Come See the Bats at Heritage Lane Association- 13121 Graf Rd., Brethren
  • 12pm – Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, sign up at noon, tournament begins at 1pm
  • 12pm-12am – Beer Tent open
  • 12pm-12am – Live music in the Beer Tent
    • 12-2pm – Feral Cats
    • 2-4pm – Busted Balloon
    • 4-6pm – Andylynn, BetsyBaye, Dr. Al
    • 6-8pm – The Hookup
    • 8pm-12am – Working on Famous
  • Dusk – Fireworks over Lake Elinor


  • 10am – Community Church Service at the Gazebo
  • 12-6pm – Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • 12-6pm – Outdoor Recreation and Come See the Bats at Heritage Lane Association
  • 12pm – Cornhole Tournament, sign up at 12pm, 1pm start, $20/team
  • 12-2pm – Pig Roast at the Cookshack
  • 12-11pm – Beer Tent open
  • 12-4pm – Live music in the Beer Tent
    • 12-2pm – The Nephews
    • 2-4pm – Truck Driver Bingo
  • 2-10pm – Cookshack Open, limited menu and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 3pm – Grand Parade line-up at Brethren High School, 4pm step off
  • 5-11pm – Live music in the Beer Tent
    • 5-8pm – Duke & the Studebakers
    • 8-11pm – BVO

Stay tuned for information on Brethren Days 2024!

For more information on Brethren Days, please contact the event organizer:

Manistee County Visitors Bureau

310 First St., Manistee, MI  49660

(877) 626-4783

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