Find out what’s happening in Manistee County, beyond July 28-August 4

Looking for something to do? Here is a list of local events and activities in Manistee County and beyond.

Recurring events

• 9 am to noon, Manistee Farmers Market, Saturday through October 1, at the Wagoner Community Center, 260 Saint Mary’s Parkway in Manistee.

• 9 am to noon, Pickleball Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 pm to 5 pm Sundays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. Info:

• 9:30-11:00 am, Arcadia Book Club on Tuesdays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. Info:

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Manistee Historical Museum, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 425 River St., Manistee

• 1-4 pm Saturdays summer hours open at the Brethren Heritage Museum at the corner of Hart and Amick Streets in Brethren.

• 10:00 a.m. Senior Slo-Pitch Softball, 60+, plays Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at First Street Beach in Manistee

• from 10 a.m. to noon, Kaleva Food Pantry on the first Friday of the month at the Kaleva Community Center

• 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Saturdays and select Sundays, drop-in art project program that fuses art and nature at Michigan Legacy Art Park in Thompsonville. Info:

• 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benzie Area Historical Museum, Tuesday through Saturday, 6941 Traverse Ave., Benzonia

• Celebrating Recovery program at 6:00 pm Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church in Frankfurt. A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program that provides a safe environment. Info: 231 352-7427

• 2:30 pm Balance with Renee on Fridays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. The cost is $7. Info:

• 3-5 p.m., study room, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Armory Youth Project, 555 First St. in Manistee

• From 7:30 to 8:30 am, Rotary Benzie Sunrise meeting on Tuesdays in the Labrador room of the Lucky Dog Bar & Grille in Beulah. Zoom option available. Info:

• The Benzie Shores District Library offers weekly activities. Circle Time for babies and toddlers at 10 a.m. and Drop In Board Games at 1 p.m. on Mondays, discover the library’s digital services during Tech Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Open Build Lego at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays , and Movies for Multitaskers, where visitors can work on a project and watch movies at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

• 5:30 p.m., Euchre Thursdays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. Open at every level. Info:

• 5:30 to 6 p.m., outdoor soccer for 3 to 5 year olds on Tuesdays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. 6-10 years old from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $36 for 3-5 year olds and $40 for 6-10 year olds. Info:

• 5:30-7pm, Tuesdays, Manistee County Young Life club at Armory Youth Project in Manistee. Info: or [email protected]

• 5:30-7pm, Yoga with Yali on Tuesdays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. Thursday classes are from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $15. Info:

• Thursday noon lunches for seniors at the Maple Grove Township Community Center in Kaleva.

• From 2 to 6 p.m., Grow Benzie Community Farm Market on Wednesdays until September 28 at Grow Benzie, located at 5885 Frankfort Hwy. in Benzonia. Information: [email protected]

• 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Frankfurt Farmers’ Market on Saturdays in Mineral Springs Park in downtown Frankfort.

• 8 am to noon, Elberta Community Farmer’s Market Thursdays at Penfold Park, located at 1098 Lakeside Blvd. in Elberta

• Pickleball at Manistee Township Field, 9 am to noon, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

• 6:00-9:00 p.m., Fun Fish event days, June through August, Wednesdays through the Manistee County Sport Fishing Association in Manistee County. Info:

• 7:00 pm, basketball pick-up at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. All levels welcome. Info:

• 7:00 pm, Yoga with Terri on Mondays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. Cost $12. Info:

• 7:15 p.m., Piloxing with Trisha on Mondays at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia. Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. A fusion of pilates and boxing. Cost $10. Info:

• 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Health Smart class at the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts at 132 Coast Guard Road, Frankfurt. Free for ages 7 and up who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch in their home school district. Information: or 231-352-4151

• From 11 am to 2 pm, the Old Kirke Museum is open the first two Saturdays of the month from July to October. Also open on Thursday mornings in July and August before the 10 a.m. event. Information: [email protected]

July 28

• 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Portage Lake Garden Club Flower Show at Farr Center, 5283 Main Street, Onekama. Free. Info:

• 3:00 p.m., Thursday Time Warp at the Benzie Shores District Library located at 630 Main Street in Frankfort

July 29

• 11:00 am, Early Lit Sea Turtle Story Time Manistee County Library Onekama Branch. Information:

• 7 pm, Northern Natural Cider House and Winery King Possum Summer Concert Series, located at 7220 Chief Road, near Kaleva. Free live music. Info:

• 7 p.m., the Summer Sounds concert series presents Yid vicious at the Michigan Legacy Art Park, 7300 Mountainside Drive in Thompsonville. Cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door, free for children under 12. Info: 231-378-4963

• 7 pm, Summer Concert Series at Mineral Springs Park with Lighting Matches, 630 Main St. in Frankfurt. Free. Information: 231-352-7251

July 30

• Frankfurt Street Sale, downtown Frankfurt

• 10 a.m., Saturday movie “Clifford the big red dog” at the Darcy library in Beulah, located at 7238, rue Commerciale in Beulah.

3-5pm, Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Lake Michigan Beach near the U-turn. Free kites

• 4-7 pm, Keep Crystal Clear fundraiser for the Crystal Lake & Watershed Association at Five Shores Brewing at 163 South Benzie Blvd. in Beulah.

• 7 p.m., concert by Yid Vicious at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave. in Benzonia. This family event is a fundraiser for the Mills. Suggested voluntary donation, $20 adults, $10 children.

July 31

10:00 a.m. Worship in the Park sponsored by Bethany Lutheran Church featuring Salt City Dixie Jazz Band at Village Roadside Park on Nine Mile Road in Kaleva

• 5 p.m., Empire United Methodist Church presents Marty Miller Community Concert, at Johnson Park in Empire. Hot dogs and brats; bring a lawn chair. FREE ENTRANCE

• 6:00 p.m. Free viewing night of “The Chosen” TV series, at Blaine Christian Church in the new Lower Level Classroom, 7018 Putney Road in Arcadia. A discussion will follow the viewing. For further information: Cathy Bodell, 231-871-4553, [email protected] or


1st of August

• 7 p.m., Jammin Mondays on Betsie Bay presents Planet D Nonet, Waterfront Park Amphitheater in Elberta. Rain or shine. Free. For further information: Grace Banktson-Williams 231-383-0897, Dan Carter 616-437-0101

• 7pm-9pm, Portage Lake Association Monday Night Concerts in the Park at Portage Lake Park on M-22 and Portage Street, Onekama. The Blue Water Ramblers perform folk, Americana, bluegrass and roots music

August 2nd

• 7:00 pm Shoreline Showcase Concert Series featuring Planet D Nonet, Rotary Gazebo at Douglas Park First Street Beach in Manistee. The rain location is Armory Youth Project, 555 First St. in Manistee. Free. Info:, Steve Rogers 231-887-0090 or Tony Dziabuda 231-510-1367.

August 3

5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Great Library Escape Caper summer programs for tweens and teens respectively at the Betsie Valley District Library at 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville. Information: 231-378-2716 or [email protected]

7 p.m., LACA Summer Concert Series featuring Planet D Nonet, Waterfront Park in downtown Ludington. Free. Information: LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner at 231-845-2787 or [email protected]

August 4

• 7:00 pm, Presentation by Jonathan Hawley on his book “Guardians of the Manitou Passage” at the Benzie Shores District Library located at 630 Main St. in Frankfurt.

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