Join us June 29 - July 4, 2018

Presenting & Fireworks Sponsor: Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Presenting & Fireworks Sponsor: Little River Casino Resort

Enjoy parades, fireworks, fairs & more!

Explore the "World of Arts and Crafts"

Join us June 29 – July 4, 2018 for the 82nd Manistee National Forest Festival

This is the signature festival for the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce. Hosted every year over the 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday, the Manistee National Forest Festival is a Manistee County tradition stretching back over 80 years.

Drawing thousands of tourists to the area along with many residents returning with ties to the community, this festival embodies the idea of “Community” that so many love about this area. Each year, the Forest Festival highlights events such as the Manistee World of Arts & Crafts, Independence Day Parade, Fireworks over Lake Michigan, Festival Marketplace, carnival and much more!

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Presenting and Firework Sponsors

The Little River Casino Resort and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians are the Presenting and Firework Sponsors for the Manistee National Forest Festival. Without their generous support the organizers and volunteers would not be able to bring in the attractions, events and continue the signature events that have made this Manistee County's premier festival for 82 years. This year their contribution will triple the Fireworks show and has it synchronized to music! You will not want to miss the display on Tuesday July 3rd. 

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