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Onekama Days

August 5th-8th, 2022

Each August, the “Two Lake Town” of Onekama near Manistee hosts it’s annual Onekama Days celebration. People come from miles around to enjoy the festivities before summer ends and before school begins!

Here’s the Typical Schedule of Events: 


  • 10:30am- 12pm – Guided Adventure in Glen Park
  • 1pm – Scavenger Hunt in Village Park
  • Princess & Prince Contest at Papa J’s
  • 5-8pm – Boosters Rib Dinner/Lions Beer Tent at Village Park
  • 6-7:30pm – Concert/Lions Beer Tent at the Fairgrounds
  • 8pm – Figure 8 Demo Derby/Lions Beer Tent at the Fairgrounds


  • Donut Wagon in Village Park
  • 8-11am – Lions Pancake Breakfast in Village Park
  • 8:30am – Boosters 5k Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run in Village Park
  • 9am-2:30pm – PLA Car Show in Village Park
  • 10am-3pm – PLA Arts & Crafts Show Downtown
  • 11am-2pm – Rock Painting in Village Park
  • 11am-3pm – Lions Doubles Cornhole Tournament in Village Park
  • 1-6pm – Scavenger Hunt in Village Park
  • 5-8pm – PLA Pig Roast/Lions Beer Tent in Village Park
  • 7pm- Bump ‘n Run/Lions Beer Tent at the Fairgrounds
  • 8:30pm-12:30am – Lions Beer Tent & Onekama School Reunion featuring Junk Monkey in Village Park ($2 cover charge)
  • Dusk – PLA Fireworks over Portage Lake (Rain date: Sunday, August 8th)


  • 7-11:30am – PLA Fun Fish in Village Park
  • 1pm – Reversed Direction Parade Downtown
  • 2pm – Scottville Clown Band/Lions Beer Tent in Village Park
  • 3pm – Onekama Lions Club Raffle in Village Park


  • 6pm – Rockin Magic with Michael Trixx in Village Park
  • 7pm – PLA Concert in the Park: Wally Pleasant in Village Park

For more information on Onekama Days, please contact:

Portage Lake Association

(231) 889-7299