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


Opens June 20th

Thursday through Saturdays

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bear Lake Museum

7750 Main Street

Bear Lake MI


Hours to be Announced

Benzie Area Museum 

and The Drake House

6941 Traverse Ave

Benzonia MI



Museum Winter Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday; 11:00am - 4:00pm

Drake House Summer Hours:

Saturday - Sunday; 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Bottle House Museum

14551 Wuoski Street

Kaleva MI


12:00p - 4:00pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day:

Saturday & Sunday 

Labor Day through October: 


Brethren Heritage Museum Complex

17955 Coates Highway

Brethren MI 


June through August


1:00p - 4:00pm

Kaleva Depot

Walta Street

Kaleva MI 


Memorial Day to Labor Day


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

1:00pm - 4:00pm 

July & August: 

Thursday through Saturday

540 River Street

Manistee MI 



Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

9991 Marilla Road 

Copemish MI


May through October


12:00pm - 4:00pm 

Mesick Museum

117 Mesick Avenue

Mesick MI



10:00am - 4:00pm 

Old Kirk Museum

304 Walnut Street

Manistee MI


July through October 

First Two Saturdays

11:00am - 2:00pm 

Schedule of Events
Log Cabin Concert - Awesome Distraction
Fri, Aug 07
Log Cabin Theater
Aug 07, 7:00 PM
Log Cabin Theater, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
Join us for our first Log Cabin Concert of the season!
Log Cabin Concert - Max & Ruth Bloomquist
Fri, Aug 14
Log Cabin Theater
Aug 14, 7:00 PM
Log Cabin Theater, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
Log Cabin Concert - Ingmar & Lisa
Fri, Aug 21
Log Cabin Theater
Aug 21, 7:00 PM
Log Cabin Theater, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
Log Cabin Concert - Mary Sue Wilkinson
Fri, Aug 28
Log Cabin Theater
Aug 28, 7:00 PM
Log Cabin Theater, Kaleva, MI 49645, USA
Winter Solstice
Mon, 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.
“Women’s Voices…Celebrating Extraordinary Women”
Sat, Mar 21
Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place
Mar 21, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place, 9991 Marilla Rd, Copemish, MI 49625, USA
The Marilla Historical Society extends a special invitation to you to join us to celebrate and honor the extraordinary women and extraordinary “ordinary” women who have helped build our communities.
Song & Story Night at Brown Town Hall
Sat, Mar 14
Brown Township Hall
Mar 14, 7:00 PM
Brown Township Hall, 8233 Coates Hwy, Manistee, MI 49660, USA
We've invited some of the best storytellers we know to spin their tales for us. We'll intersperse the stories with traditional ballads and story songs. Sort of like Moth, only better.
Irish Shindig at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, Manistee
Sat, Mar 14
St. Joseph's Parish Center
Mar 14, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
St. Joseph's Parish Center, 249 6th St, Manistee, MI 49660, USA
Join us for Irish music by The Blarney Bunch, Celtic dancers and catering by Jerry Zupin.

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.