Whether it’s the polished chrome and steel of the annual Kewadin Classic Car Show; the vendors, music and food of Folkfest, or stepping back into the past with Pioneer Day, the city’s calendar is bursting with ways to make your summer in Manistique unforgettable. From quiet walks along white-sand beaches on Lake Michigan to canoeing down a wilderness river to catching a crowd-pleasing summer festival, you can be sure you'll bring home memories that won't soon be forgotten.

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Full event calendar from the City of Manistique and Schoolcraft Tourism & Commerce

Manistique Farmers Market
Manistique Farmers' Market

Seasonal Farm Market started in 2010Wednesdays, May 31 - September 274:30-6pm at Little Bear West Arena

All markets are held on Wednesdays at Little Bear West Arena, 180 N. Maple St, in Manistique, Michigan. Local Farmers and Artisans will have food and crafts for sale every Wednesday through out the summer. Come join in for locally grown vegetables and fruits plus locally made crafts.

Manistique Summer Concert Series
Summer Concert Series

Wednesdays 7pm | June 28 - Aug 23, 2023Manistique Central Park Band Shell

This year’s Music in Manistique Summer Concert Series will be presented by Lake Effect Community Arts Center in partnership with the City of Manistique. The concerts are sponsored by Manistique businesses and organizations and by a mini-grant from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council. Concerts will be performed outside at the Manistique City Band Shell, located in beautiful Central Park, beginning at 7 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to Little Bear West Arena, located at 180 North Maple Street. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Annual Events

Manistique Folk Fest
Manistique Folk Festival

Downtown Manistique | 2nd Saturday in July

The most anticipated event of the year features vendors & crafters, food vendors, tasty treats, AND live music all day & night! Folk Fest is a celebration of life that takes place on the main street of Manistique, Michigan. Art and Craft Booths display their diverse wares on the second block continuing North on Cedar St while the aromas of Multicultural Food Booths tempt the participants down the street. Consistently ranked as a favorite small town getaway by visitors, Manistique's natural beauty provides the perfect setting for a day of antiquing and shopping.

Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby

Manistique, Michigan | last weekend in July

Manistique attracts anglers from all over the Great Lakes to take part in the annual Trout & Salmon Derby. Started in 1985 by local fishermen, the derby has grown every year to now regularly exceed 300 participants. The derby pays 1st-8th place in both Trout and Salmon categories based on largest fish, plus an optional 3-3-3 side tournament. Each year an average of $20,000 is paid out in cash and prizes. The Monday-Wednesday prior to the weekend, a pre-fishing tournament is run, and pays out the top three fish caught each of those days.

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Manistique Car Show

Downtown Manistique | Labor Day Weekend

The annual Manistique Car Show features an eclectic mix of custom cars, hot rods, and classics. In addition to the cars, guests can enjoy music, food, and more! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend in Manistique! Kick off the weekend with the Friday Night Cruise. The Car Show begins on Saturday morning. Come enjoy this great family event in Downtown Manistique's Social District! Check out the cars, browse the shops, and enjoy some good food and brews!

2024

Elks Chili Cookoff 2024

March 16

Elks Chili Cook Off

Elks Club
213 Walnut Street, Manistique

Chili experts get your recipes ready for the Elks Chili Cook Off! Submit your chili between 4 - 5 PM on 3/16/24 so it is ready to go for the public tasting and chili connoisseurs to judge beginning at 5 PM. There will also be a silent auction taking place during the cook off. Call (906) 341-2536 with any questions. The Elks support Veterans, Bay Cliff, Project Backpack, Youth Baseball, Robotics and more.

Felted Easter Egg Class 2024

March 28

Felted Easter Egg Class

Lake Effect Community Arts
244 S Cedar Street - Manistique, Michigan
6-8pm

Join us in making these felted Easter eggs filled with beans! Use as a rattle, centerpiece, or just time to spend with your kids or partner! Ages 12 & up, or all ages with adult supervision. $10 to participate. Sign up at Lake Effect website.

Easter Egg Hunt 2024

March 30

Easter Egg Hunt

Latulip Brewing Co
11858W US-2 - Cooks, Michigan
starting at 12:30pm

Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon of activities at our Easter egg hunt event on Saturday, March 30 starting at 12:30 PM. We'll have face painting, delicious food and drinks, and special deals for you to enjoy while hunting for eggs.

Community Easter Egg Hunt 2024

March 30

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Erickson Center for the Arts
9138 Saw-Wa-Quato Street - Curtis, Michigan
starting at 1pm

Come join us for an egg hunt in the Park! Registration in upper level 12:30 - 12:50. Egg Hunt will begin with kids 0-3 at 1:00 PM. Age groups are 0-3, 4-7 and 8-10 years. Please be sure to REGISTER your child/ children so that we know how many hunters we have! Make a fun Easter craft while you wait for your hunt. Prizes for everyone! Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Yooper Hooper 2024

April 20

Yooper Hooper 3 on 3 Basketball

Manistique High School
100 N Cedar Street - Manistique, Michigan
8am

The MHS Classes of 2024 & 2025 present the 22nd annual Yooper Hooper 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Starts at 8am and ends when all teams are finished. All times are depending on the number of teams. Trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams in 8 age groups. All teams guaranteed two games. Free t-shirt to all participants.

Outdoor Recreation Show 2024

April 20

Outdoor Recreation Show

Little Bear Arena
180 N Maple Street - Manistique, Michigan
10am - 4pm

Come join in the fun. Admission $2.00 for everyone over age 12. Children can fish for free and will start at 12 noon. Over 200 fish in two pools. Fish will be released in the Manistique River following the event. Recreation vendors will also be with displays and information.

Carnival Event 2024

April 21

School Carnival

St. Francis de Sales School
210 Lake Street - Manistique, Michigan
10:30am - 3pm

Join us for the highly anticipated Carnival at St. Francis de Sales School. Families can enjoy a day full of fun! Raffles are Back, Cotton Candy, Win A Free Gold Fish, 50/50 Raffle, Bake Sale, Indoor & Outdoor Games, Jail A Friend, Face Painting, Fun for the Whole Family.

Warbler Wonderland 2024

May 18-19

Warbler Wonderland

Manistique, Michigan

Annual Warbler Wonderland festival in beautiful Manistique, Michigan. $20 ticket price includes a commemorative Warbler Wonderland shirt. Saturday and Sunday will feature birding tours from 7 am - noon to a wide variety of birding hot spots. Transportation is included, but you are welcome to drive yourself if you would like (maps provided). Saturday in the late afternoon we will gather for a social hour to discuss highlights, followed by fascinating speakers. This festival is geared toward birders of all levels of experience from the novice to the master. Older children are welcome to join!

Manistique Makers Market

May 25

Makers Market of Manistique

Triangle Park
S Cedar Street and Oak Street - Manistique
10am - 3pm

A seasonal outdoor market in the heart of downtown Manistique, MI that features our local makers! Come explore a world of locally handmade products that tell the stories of the people who created them. Find unique gifts for all of your favorite people, and treat yourself to something special that can’t be found anywhere else.

Niiwin Noodin Pow Wow 2024

June 8

Niiwin Noodin Pow Wow

Manistique Tribal Community Center
5698W US Highway 2 - Manistique, Michigan
Grand Entry: 1pm

Indigenous Crafts, Dancing, Food. Open to public. All are welcome! Food, music, dance, socializing, arts and culture. And so much more. Free parking and admission.

Manistique Makers Market

June 15

Makers Market of Manistique

Triangle Park
S Cedar Street and Oak Street - Manistique
10am - 3pm

A seasonal outdoor market in the heart of downtown Manistique, MI that features our local makers! Come explore a world of locally handmade products that tell the stories of the people who created them. Find unique gifts for all of your favorite people, and treat yourself to something special that can’t be found anywhere else.

Highway 2 Drive In Events 2024

June 29

"Men In Black" Free Movie Event

Highway 2 Community Drive In Theater
5885W US Highway 2, Manistique, Michigan

Free event. Gates open at 7:30 PM. Sponsored by Jack Pine Lodge and the U.P. Film Union.

Folk Fest 2024

July 12-13

Folk Fest 2024

Downtown Manistique

Join us at the Manistique Folk Fest celebration! Come on down to the most anticipated event of the year featuring 75+ vendors & crafters, 10+ food vendors, tasty treats, AND live music all day & night!

Manistique Makers Market

July 20

Makers Market of Manistique

Triangle Park
S Cedar Street and Oak Street - Manistique
10am - 3pm

A seasonal outdoor market in the heart of downtown Manistique, MI that features our local makers! Come explore a world of locally handmade products that tell the stories of the people who created them. Find unique gifts for all of your favorite people, and treat yourself to something special that can’t be found anywhere else.

Tour Da Yoop Eh

July 26 - August 4

Tour Da Yoop, Eh! Bicycle Tour

Manistique, Michigan

Tour Da Yoop, Eh! Bicycle Tour of the UP will begin and end in Manistique. Tour Da Yoop, Eh is a 1,200 mile bike tour around the perimeter of Michigan’s secret biking paradise, the Upper Peninsula, and you are invited! Our little peninsula is covered with expansive roads, free of dangerous traffic, and sprinkled with sparkling waterfalls, unique landmarks, and awe-inspiring lake views. Join us in riding and raising money for U.P. families battling childhood cancer.The tour is presented by Tour Da Yoop, Eh and UP Lions Childhood Cancer. Visit website for more information and to register.

Highway 2 Drive In Events 2024

July 27

"Barbie" Free Movie Event

Highway 2 Community Drive In Theater
5885W US Highway 2, Manistique, Michigan

Free event. Gates open at 7:30 PM. Sponsored by Child & Family Service of the U.P. and the U.P. Film Union.

Cedar Street Slam

August 3

Cedar Street Slam

Manistique

We're going to take it to the streets. What's more fun in the summer than a little bit of competitive 3 on 3 street basketball between family and friends? Mark your summer calendar now to include Cedar Street Slam. Come walk our shoreline, hike our parks and trails, stroll through our unique shops and most importantly have a memorable weekend with family and friends. Registration will be opening soon! The event is organized by: Manistique Merchants Committee

Cooks Corn Roast

August 18

52nd Cooks Corn Roast

Inwood Township Fire Hall
Cooks, Michigan
12-11pm

All the roast corn you caCook's Corn Roastn eat for $5.00 with children under 5 free. Chicken Barbeque. Food, Beer and Wine Live Music from 6-10 pm. Bake sale, cake walk, face painting, bounce houses. Come join in the fun.

Merchant Car Show

August 30-31

Manistique Car Show

Downtown Manistique (Cedar Street)

The 27th Annual Manistique Merchant Car Show is coming back to Manistique and this year is going to be better than ever! More details to follow. Friday Night Cruise and Saturday Car Show will be on the agenda! Join us and show off those cars!

Manistique Makers Market

August 31

Makers Market of Manistique

Triangle Park
S Cedar Street and Oak Street - Manistique
10am - 3pm

A seasonal outdoor market in the heart of downtown Manistique, MI that features our local makers! Come explore a world of locally handmade products that tell the stories of the people who created them. Find unique gifts for all of your favorite people, and treat yourself to something special that can’t be found anywhere else.

Highway 2 Drive In Events 2024

August 31

"Top Gun" Double Feature Free Movie Event

Highway 2 Community Drive In Theater
5885W US Highway 2, Manistique, Michigan

Free event. Gates open at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Barrett Financial Group - Amy Jo Tetzner and the U.P. Film Union.

Highway 2 Drive In Events 2024

October 26

"Scooby Doo" & "Scream" Free Movie Event

Highway 2 Community Drive In Theater
5885W US Highway 2, Manistique, Michigan

Free event. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Sponsored by Semco Energy and the U.P. Film Union.