Contact the Event Organizers

Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce


The Manistee National Forest Festival is organized by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce.  If you are interested in any event information, we encourage you to review the most up to date event schedule located here.  For general inquires, parade entries, and all other inquires, please select the appropriate link below:

Contact the Visitors Center

Manistee County Visitors Bureau


The Manistee National Forest Festival is promoted by the Manistee County Visitors Bureau.  For information related to other visitor resources, lodging information, attractions in the region, additional event dates, etc. please select the appropriate item below:

Special Thanks to our 2018 Event Sponsors!

Another Manistee National Forest Festival has come and gone, and we would like to give a HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors:
Presenting & Fireworks Sponsors - Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Little River Casino Resort,

Title Sponsors - RAM, Watson Country, DTE Energy Foundation and West Shore Bank

Champion Sponsors - 9&10 News, Ludington Beverage, Manistee Ford, Martin Marietta, Packaging Corporation of America, and Vacation Trailer Park & Vacation Trailer

Festival Supporters - 4Front Credit Union, Boyer Insurance Agency, Consumers Energy, Dr. Shrink, Filer Credit Union, Knizacky Insurance Agency, Manistee World of Arts & Crafts, Morton Salt, Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, Ramsdell Inn & TJ's Pub, Salt City Kettle Corn, Top Line Electric, Will Zoscsak Logging & Trucking.

We'd also like to thank all of our volunteers, everyone who attended the events and a special shout out to all the smiling faces of the Public Works Employees (the smiling faces pictured below) for all the set up for the event, you guys rock!

We look forward to what the 83rd Forest Festival holds!

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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