SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

As the Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County, we invite you to check out what's happening in our area. There are many historical museums and markers to see, along with informational, self-guided tours.  Our area is rich with musical culture, and in the summer there are many opportunities to check out live music all week long. These concerts take place in beautiful settings like 1st Street Beach in Manistee, the Asiala Log Cabin in Kaleva, the Jaycees Bandshell on the river in Manistee and in the serenely wooded Dickson Township Park. Check out everything we have to offer!

Due to COVID-19 State of Michigan Stay At Home Order - these events and hours are subject to change until further notice.

 

2020 Museum Hours:

Arcadia Historical Museum

3340 Lake Street

Arcadia MI

231-889-3389 - or - 231-864-3185

Website

Opens June 20th

Thursday through Saturdays

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bear Lake Museum

7750 Main Street

Bear Lake MI, 49614

Website

Saturdays
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Through October
Located on the corner of Main and Virginia Streets.

Benzie Area Museum 

and The Drake House

6941 Traverse Ave

Benzonia MI, 

231-882-5539

Website

Museum Hours:
Tuesday , Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – 11:00am - 5:00pm
Drake House Summer Hours:
Saturday - Sunday; 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Bottle House Museum

14551 Wuoski Street

Kaleva MI

Website

12:00p - 4:00pm

Memorial Day Weekend - October

Saturdays Only

Labor Day through October: 

Saturdays 

Brethren Heritage Museum Complex

17955 Coates Highway

Brethren MI , 49619

231-477-5525

Opens July 29th
Saturdays – 1:00p - 4:00pm
Exhibits are available in three buildings: The original museum building, formerly the store at Christy’s Landing east of Brethren, The Tool Shed featuring lumbering equipment and early Brethren memorabilia and The Cabin, representing a typical home in the early 1900’s. The Brethren Heritage Association is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Located at the corner of Cart and Amick Streets.

Kaleva Depot

Walta Street

Kaleva MI 

Website

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Saturdays 

12:00p - 4:00pm

Manistee County Museum

425 River Street

Manistee MI 

231-723-5531

Website

10:00am - 5:00pm 

January - March: Thursday through Saturday

April - May: Tuesday through Saturday

June - August: Monday through Saturday 

September - December: Tuesday through Saturday

Manistee County Museum -

Water Works

540 River Street

Manistee MI 

231-723-5531

Website

1:00pm - 4:00pm 

July & August: 

Thursday through Saturday

Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

9991 Marilla Road 

Copemish MI, 49625

Website

Open Saturdays
Saturdays
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Mesick Museum

117 Mesick Avenue

Mesick MI

231-946-3958

Saturdays

10:00am - 4:00pm 

Old Kirke Museum

304 Walnut Street

Manistee MI

Contact

July through October 

First Two Saturdays

11:00am - 2:00pm 

Open by appointment by calling John Hansen @ 231.723.2744

July - October Exhibit: LEg GOdt, Play Well 

December Exhibit: Tiny Towns and Trains

 

Schedule of Events

  • ShoreLine ShowCase 2021
    Tue, Jun 22
    Manistee
    Jun 22, 7:00 PM – Aug 31, 7:00 PM
    Manistee, 1st Street Beach Manistee, Michigan
    Manistee ShoreLine ShowCase is a volunteer, not-for-profit concert series that features internationally touring professional, jazz, blues, pop, rock and R&B entertainers. FREE to the public 7pm Tuesday nights.
  • First Person Stories and Songs Program
    Thu, Aug 05
    Old Kirke Museum
    Aug 05, 10:00 AM
    Old Kirke Museum, 300 Walnut St, Manistee, MI 49660, USA
  • Blue Water Ramblers - Log Cabin Concert
    Fri, Aug 06
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets
    Aug 06, 7:00 PM
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets, Panu Ave, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
    This group will play songs of Michigan, America and life! The songs will express their unique take on life both present and past, in styles folksy to bluegrass. “Extraordinary Folk Music”.
  • First Person Stories and Songs Program
    Thu, Aug 12
    Old Kirke Museum
    Aug 12, 10:00 AM
    Old Kirke Museum, 300 Walnut St, Manistee, MI 49660, USA
  • Drive South with Special Guest Mark Schrock
    Fri, Aug 13
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets
    Aug 13, 7:00 PM
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets, Panu Ave, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
    This duo will perform acoustic old time country, folk and swing music. Mary is a founding member of Iowa Rose andhas performed with many talented musicians on the Log Cabin stage.
  • First Person Stories and Songs Program
    Thu, Aug 19
    Old Kirke Museum
    Aug 19, 10:00 AM
    Old Kirke Museum, 300 Walnut St, Manistee, MI 49660, USA
  • Ruth & Max Bloomquist - Log Cabin Concert
    Fri, Aug 20
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets
    Aug 20, 7:00 PM
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets, Panu Ave, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
    Ruth’s award winning abilities as a songwriter and singer are accented by Max’s harmony and touch on the upright bass. With influences of folk, bluegrass and country, they have created a heart touching, pleasing acoustic Americana that is all their own.
  • First Person Stories and Songs Program
    Thu, Aug 26
    Old Kirke Museum
    Aug 26, 10:00 AM
    Old Kirke Museum, 300 Walnut St, Manistee, MI 49660, USA
  • Awesome Distraction - Log Cabin Concert
    Fri, Aug 27
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets
    Aug 27, 7:00 PM
    Log Cabin Theater - Walta & Panu Streets, Panu Ave, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
    The final concert of the Log Cabin Concert Series 2021. This popular group uses guitar, mandolin and violin to complement their sweet songwriting and blended harmonies. Always a favorite.
  • Annual Scandinavian Christmas Open House
    Sat, Dec 04
    Old Kirke Museum
    Dec 04, 12:00 PM – Dec 05, 4:00 PM
    Old Kirke Museum, 300 Walnut St, Manistee, MI 49660, USA
    During Manistee's Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend.
  • Winter Solstice
    Tue, Dec 21
    Maple Grove Township Cemetery
    Dec 21, 4:00 PM
    Maple Grove Township Cemetery, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
    Join the Kaleva Historical Society at dusk for the annual Winter Solstice tradition.

If you would like your event here, please contact us or join as a member today.

The majority of these events are not owned or hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance. The ACA supports these activities and is happy to promote events of our members. If you would like your event here, please contact us or join as a member today.