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Onekama Days

August 1st-5th, 2024

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: 


  • 9am – Yoga on the Beach at Langland Park- 1927 2nd St., Onekama
  • 10am-1pm – Glen Park Adventure Walk- 8460 4th St., Onekama
  • 2-3pm – Science Fun for Kids at Glen Park
  • 5-8pm – Onekama Lions Steak Dinner and Raffle drawing at the Manistee County Fairgrounds- 7587 1st St., Onekama
  • “Fash Cash” begins at Absolute Auto Repair- 7530 Chippewa Hwy, Kaleva


  • 8am-12pm – Lions Pancake Breakfast at the Manistee County Fairgrounds
  • 8am-5pm – Trinity Lutheran Donut Wagon in Village Park- 14479 N. Coates Hwy, Brethren
  • 8:30am-2pm – Trinkets & Treasures AND Painted Chairs Silent Auction at the Farr Center- 5283 Main St., Onekama
  • 8:30am – Boosters 5k Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run in Village Park- Portage Ave.
  • After 5k – Prince/Princess & King/Queen Announced
  • 9am-2pm – Frank English Memorial Car Show in Village Park
  • 9am-3pm – Church of the Brethren Yard Sale- 8266 Mill St., Onekama
  • 10am-1pm – Glen Park Adventure Walk
  • 10am-1pm – Congregational Church Bake Sale- 4920 Spring St., Onekama
  • 10am-3pm – Arts & Crafts Fair
  • 10am-4pm – Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Manistee County Library- 5283 Main St., Onekama
  • 10am-5pm – Onekama Parks Scavenger Hunt
  • 1pm – Rock Painting at Village Park
  • 1pm – Blessing of the Pets at St. John’s by the lake
  • 2pm – Cornhole Tournament at the Manistee County Fairgrounds
  • 4-7pm – Craft Beer Tasting at Village Park
  • 5-6:30pm – Live music featuring Feral Cats at Village Park
  • 5-7pm – “Pig Out for Onekama School” Pig Roast in Village Park
  • 7pm – TNT Demo Derby at the Manistee County Fairgrounds
  • 8pm-Midnight – Live music featuring Jenni and the Raes at the Lions Den- 7587 1st St., Onekama
  • Dusk – Fireworks over Portage Lake


  • 8am-12pm – Onekama Lions Breakfast at the Manistee County Fairgrounds
  • 11:30am – Butterfly Release at Northpoint Park- 8001 Greenway St., Onekama
  • 1pm – Onekama Days Parade on Main St., Onekama


  • 6pm – Magic with Michael Trixx in Village Park
  • 7pm – Live music featuring Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater in Village Park

Stay tuned for information on Onekama Days 2024!

For more information on Onekama Days, please contact:

Portage Lake Association

(231) 889-7299

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