Tentatively July 1-5, 2021

The Manistee National Forest Festival is tentatively scheduled for July 1 – July 5, 2021 


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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