Photo by Manistee National Forest Festival

Manistee Forest Festival

June 29th-July 4th, 2022

The Manistee Forest Festival began as a way to celebrate and honor the Manistee National Forest, which encompasses over 480,000 acres. This is truly a “don’t-miss” event for the entire family, and a great venue for making some wonderful summer memories.

The annual Manistee National 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.

The Painted Lady

Here’s a List of Events Scheduled for 2022:

Events take place at Douglas Park/First Street Beach- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee, unless otherwise noted.

  • Thursday, July 30th-Monday, July 4th, 10:30pm – Anderson Midway Carnival.
  • Friday, July 1st- Monday, July 4th from 9am-Dark – Festival Marketplace. For an application, visit
  • Friday, July 1st-Monday, July 4th from 10am-Dusk – Whispering Pines Mobile Petting Zoo sponsored by Dr. Shrink, Inc.
  • Friday, July 1st, 8am-12pm – Forest Festival Golf Outing at Manistee National Golf & Resort- 4797 Grant Hwy, Manistee. Register at
  • Friday, July 1st, 7-11pm – Jaycees Beach Jam featuring The Downtowners and Nick & Chloe of Awesome Distraction, First Street Beach
  • Saturday, July 2nd & Sunday, July 3rd from 9am-5pm – World of Arts & Crafts at Red Szymarek Park- 106 Charter Ct., Manistee. For an application, visit manisteeforestfestivalcom/world-of-arts-crafts.
  • Sunday, July 3rd, 1-3pm – Scottville Clown Band performance at Lions Pavilion- 1037 Preuss Rd., Manistee. Sponsored by Manistee Ford.
  • Monday, July 4th, 10am – Independence Day Parade on River Street. For an application, visit
  • Monday, July 4th, Dusk – Fireworks over Lake Michigan

Events with Dates/Times To Be Announced:

  • Timber Art
  • Kick-Off Party at Wagoner Community Center- 260 St. Mary’s Parkway, Manistee
  • Forest Festival Food Court
  • Middle School Dance- at Armory Youth Project- 555 First St., Manistee
  • Outdoor Book Sale behind the Manistee Library- 95 Maple St., Manistee
  • Manistee Firecracker 5k Run/Walk at Manistee Middle/High School- 525 12th St., Manistee
  • Family Day at Lighthouse Park- Cherry Rd., Manistee
  • Little Big Shots Talent Show at the Lions Pavilion
  • Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park- 117 Memorial Dr., Manistee
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Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this event. Check back for more updated information.

For more information on the Manistee Forest Festival, please contact the event organizer:

Manistee Chamber of Commerce

11 Cypress St., Manistee, MI 49660