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June 30 - July 4, 2016




This is the signature festival for 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 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!

March in the Independence Day Parade

Sell Food during the Manistee National Forest Festival Sell Food during the Manistee National Forest Festival (367 KB)

Sell Merchandise during the Manistee National Forest Festival Sell Merchandise during the Manistee National Forest Festival (418 KB)

Manistee World of Arts and Crafts Application Manistee World of Arts and Crafts Application (328 KB)


New this year is the Prince and Princess Pageant for children ages 4 years to 9 years. Download the application starting May 1, 2016 until 5 pm on June 3, 2016. Email 2016forestfestival@gmail.com or mail to: Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, 11 Cypress St, Manistee, MI 49660.

A “Forest Themed” photo taken anywhere in Manistee County (head & shoulder shot would work best) must be submitted in jpg format with the child’s full name on the subject line, location of where the picture was taken stated in body of email and emailed to 2016forestfestival@gmail.com by June 3, 2016 by 5 pm.




A new addition to this years Forest Festival, Mock Rock is a lip syncing competition open to middle school ages and up! Online applications are available starting at 9 am on May 1st, until 5 pm on June 17th, 2016.

For information email 2016mockrock@gmail.com.  Applications may also be mailed to: Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, 11 Cypress St., Manistee, MI 49660.

Mock Rock Application Mock Rock Application (193 KB)












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DATE: May 12, 2016
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Little River Casino Resort

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR(S)

Little River Casino Resort

Delaney R. Bachman
West Shore Medical Center
Manistee

I enjoy being a Chamber Ambassador because it allows me to meet new and interesting people in a business environment. As a young professional, it is very important to me to have the opportunity to expand my professional circle.



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