Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Forest Festival has been postponed


Join us July 1 – July 5, 2021 for the Manistee National Forest Festival


This is the signature event of 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!


The Manistee National Forest Festival couldn’t happen without our generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers and faithful attendees!

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Presenting and Fireworks 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 83 years. This year their contribution will triple the Fireworks show and has it synchronized to music!  


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Summer Sound Waves Concert Sponsor:

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Bob's Roofing

Top Line Electric