2019 Manistee National Forest Festival Event Schedule

The Forest Festival Planning Committee is working diligently on the 2019 schedule!  We would like to say thank you to our Committee, Sponsors and the Community on all their hard work to present this line up of events. Below you’ll find a list of Festival Favorites and some new comers to the Festival line up for 2019 as they are confirmed!

The 2019 Manistee National Forest Festival is on it’s way!!

The Festival committee is working on bringing you great fun for 2019, keep an eye out on this page as it gets closer to summer

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!  


Title Sponsor

Lumberjack Competition Sponsor:

Concert Sponsor:

Scottville Clown Band Sponsor:

Festival Beverage Sponsor:

Festival Champion:

Entertainment Sponsor:

Kid's Day Sponsors:

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