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 these events and hours are subject to change until further notice.

NOTICE: Thursday, April 28 at 4:00pm, Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place, 9991 Marilla Rd., Copemish, Mi. - Manistee River Valley Museum Alliance Gatherin. For more information Click Here.


NOTICE: The Kaleva Art Gallery is Celebrating 25 years! Events scheduled • STUDENT ART SHOW, April 23-30 • "BEE CREATIVE" planter contest in May • ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW, July 16. See Facebook for details. More events to come...


Arcadia Historical Museum

3340 Lake Street

Arcadia MI

231-889-3389 - or - 231-864-3185


Opens June 20th

Thursday through Saturdays

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bear Lake Museum

7750 Main Street

Bear Lake MI, 49614


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, 



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


12:00p - 4:00pm
Saturdays Only

Memorial Day Weekend - Christmas 2022


Brethren Heritage Museum Complex

17955 Coates Highway

Brethren MI , 49619


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 


Memorial Day - Labor Day 2022
12:00p - 4:00pm

Manistee County Museum

425 River Street

Manistee MI 



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 



1:00pm - 4:00pm 

July & August: 

Thursday through Saturday

Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

9991 Marilla Road 

Copemish MI, 49625


May - October 2022
Tuesdays & Saturdays
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Mesick Museum

117 Mesick Avenue

Mesick MI



10:00am - 4:00pm 

Old Kirke Museum

304 Walnut Street

Manistee MI


Thursdays - Before & after the speakers Series@ 10am
(July & August and when volunteers are present working on the Restoration and rehabilitation).
For more info or to schedule a visit at other times
email or visit our Facebook page

July-October - First Two Saturdays - 
11:00am - 2:00pm 

Open by appointment by calling John Hansen @ 231.723.2744

Exhibits 2022
• The Madsen Lumbering Dioramas - ON-GOING
• July - October Exhibit: The Museums of the Manistee River Valley

• December Exhibit: Tiny Towns and Trains II

June 18 - Karen Curlee and Mark Stewart

return to the The Old Kirke Museum this Sat., June 18

to sing and play “The Best Songs Ever” in a concert to

raise funds for the Museum’s continued restorations

and operation. More Information.


Thursday at the Old Kirke - 10am

July 7-Sally Mason, Tai Chi

July 14-Fred Colgren, The Gilmore Car Museum

July 21-Barbara Mort, The Power of Storytelling

July 28-Gary Skory, Carrie Filer

August 4-Kit Holmes, Sultry Summer Lovin' Songs

August 11-Jen Massengarb, Lessons from Denmark. More than Hygge

Aug 18-Margaret Piatt, Circling Home or "I Was a Tour Guide Prodigy"

August 25-The Old Kirke Band and Friends, Jammin' at the O.K.


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.

Shoreline Showcase

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 at First Street Beach.

A Manistee institution since 2003!

All performances are free to the public .

Click here to view concert line up for 2022

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