Deerwood Cottage Vacation Rental

by the Banks of the Little Manistee River



JANUARY 30th & Feb 27 2013 MOONLIGHT SKIBig M Cross Country Ski Area by the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council – from 7 until 9 p.m. . Information on the Big M and the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council is available at the website

Jan., 26th   Snowmobile Poker Run   Oak Grove Tavern  Irons, Mi.  On The Irons Trail System.  About A 50 Mile Ride. Register At 9 a.m. Be Back By 6 pm. $5 Admission plus 50/50 Raffles.   **Snow out Date February 3rd


Feb 4 thru Feb 7 2014 North American Snow Festival Cadillac, Mi.
Cadillac’s Annual Winter Festival! We are working on improving all the events to make the 2012 snow fest better than ever. Call 231-775-0657 or 1-800-22-LAKES

Feb., 9th   Snowmobile Poker Run   Twin Creek Inn, 1105 East Old 63 Highway, Luther, Mi.   On The Irons Trail System.  About A 50 Mile Ride. Register At 9 a.m. Be Back By 6 pm.  $5 Admission plus 50/50 Raffles   **Snow out Date February 16th

Feb. 13th & 14th Free Fishing Weekend

Feb 18th - 20st Traverse City Cherry Capital Winter Wonderfest

FEBRUARY 26 MOONLIGHT SKIBig M Cross Country Ski Area by the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council – from 7 until 9 p.m. . Information on the Big M and the Manistee Cross Country Ski Council is available at the website

MARCH 2014

March 5 Annual Ice Chip Golf Scramble St Ignace


APRIL 2014

April 1st fishing opens on The Little Manistee


APRIL 30  Trout Season Opens

APRIL 30 Pike season in Lower Peninsula OPENS

MAY 2014



 Annual Mesick Women's Club

Hobby & Craft Show

Always Mother's Day Weekend

May 9th - 11th  Mesick Mushroom Festival
Celebration of the morel mushroom harvest.  Flea market, arts/craft show, live music, carnival, baseball tournament, horseshoe tournament, parade on Saturday, & mushroom contest and food wagons.  Mesick.  (231) 885-2679
Mud Bog

Mud Bog


May 17th - 20th Boyne City Mushroom Festival 47th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival  Boyne City, Michigan (231) 582-6222

always the weekend after Mother's  day.


May 16th  35th ANNUAL Blessing of the Bikes, Baldwin, Michigan 

Gates Open At 9:00AM - Blessing at 1:00PM   Baldwin Airport
DONATIONS: $5.00 per bike and $2.00 per walk-in

 "Always the THIRD SUNDAY of May" the 2014, 35th annual of "Michigan's ORIGINAL Blessing Of The Bikes" (motorcycles) will be held rain or shine Sunday, May 17 at the Baldwin Airport (M-37, just South of the Village of Baldwin). The 2007 Blessing WAS the 35th Blessing. We want to make this one the best one ever!!! This is Michigans "ORIGINAL" BLESSING OF THE BIKES. There will be a Blessing of the Bikes Market Place held again this year. The Market Place is held right downtown, just behind the Baldwin Business Center. The actual Blessing is held at the airport with the gates opening at 9 am and the Blessing at 1 pm. Walk-ins welcome. No pets please. A small donation is requested, with proceeds benefiting local charitable causes, especially Senior's programs. Event is sponsored by the ara-Dice Motorcycle Club of Grand Rapids. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO FOR-PROFIT VENDORS AT THE AIRPORT; ONLY LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER MEMBER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS VEND INSIDE AIRPORT GATES.


JUNE 2014

June 11th & 12th  FREE Fishing Weekend in Michigan

June 18th LUMBERJACK 100 Mountain Bike Race at the BIG M Cross Country Ski area in Wellston.  The BigMf'er is back for it's second straight year.  Founder's Brewing Company presents the Founder's Lumberjack 100 and the michigan Single speed Championships! Michigan's only 100 mile Singlespeed Championship Mountain Bike Race. This 99% single track course is comprised of 4 25-mile loops, 8 thousand feet of total elevation gain and deep forest scenery. For more info. or

June 23th -26th Irons Flea Roast & Ox Market: This event includes a parade, Las Vegas night, carnival, horsehoe pitching contest, softball tournament, the Ox Market (a huge flea market) plus dancing, musical entertainment and festive fireworks. Sponsored by the Irons Area Tourist Association.



JULY 2014

Saturday, JUNE 30TH THRU MONDAY, July 4th, 2014 36th Annual Summer Art Fair

JUNE 30TH - JULY 4TH Manistee National Forest Festival Largest 4th of July celebration in the state, Grand Parade, Kiddie Parade, Venetian Boat Parade, juried arts & crafts, 10K, 5K run/walk, bike, raft, and bed races. tours of the National Forest., tournaments, beach dances, Century Boat Show, Classic Car Show, entertainment and fun for the whole family capped off with fireworks display over Lake Michigan. For more information contact the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce 231-723-2575.

July 2ND - 10th -   81st National Cherry Festival Traverse City

July 24th  Western Michigan Fair Begins  U. S. 10 Ludington

              Scottville Summer Concert Series

July 27th   Fun Fridays @ Sandcastles Childrens  Museums

                     5k Run/ walk & Kids 1 mile run

July 28th  Scottville Farmers Weekly  Market

 July 28 th  Ludington Stearns Park  Spike the Wave

                Rythm & Dunes Concert    Water Front Park Pavillion

July 30th Science Camp @ Ludington Libraty

July 31st   Creative Kids Day @ Sandcastles Museum Ludington

               Scottvile Concert Series

July 28th - Aug 1st Traverse City Film Festival 




Saturday August   9, 2014 Firemans Ball                    *

Annual Street Fair and Car Show - 2nd Saturday in August   Lake City

Festival of the Pines - Third weekend in September   Lake City

Heritage Park Council Arts and Craft Fair - August *

 MANISTEE  Aug  10-11  Downtown Side Walk Sales


Aug 11 - 12 Gold Coast Artisan Fair

Ludington City Park


July 27th - Aug 1st - Traverse City Film Festival
The Traverse City Film Festival will be an annual event in Northern Michigan. The  annual film festival will have more films, more days, more venues, more activities, and more fun. There will be more parties and premieres, more family and children's films, as well as more panel discussions featuring actors, directors, writers and other film industry representatives. More details to follow. For more information call (231) 392-1134 or visit

Aug 8th - 16th Northern District Fair

August 9 Gold Coast Artisan Fair Ludington

Aug 14th Buckly Old Engine Show

August 15, 2014 Leelanau Wine and Food Festival

Aug 22nd Green Acres Car Festival in Cadillac

August 23rd- 24th, 2014 Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival 

Aug 30, 2014 Festival of Races

Aug 31st Hoxeyville Classic Car Show

 Aug 29 - Sept 1, 2014  Hughston's Cow Camp & Rodeo




September 2014  St. Bernard's 55th Annual Labor Day Festival     Call 231-266-5155 for more info.      

Sept 1st                 Hoxeyvill 6th Annual Classic Car Show        

Sept 7               NM3 Rock N Rides Car Show     in Cadillac        *

Sept 8th  Port City Street Fair  Manistee

September 12-13.

Sept 14    3rd Annual Street Fair   Manistee

Sept 27th Cadillac raft Beer Classic Car Show

 For the latest Fishing info

Saddle up and head to "OAK GROVE COWBOY WEEKEND" in IRONS.  For more information call (800) 245-3240


  Small Game Season Opens


10/1/2014- 11/14/2014

  Archery Deer Season Opens


October 2nd

Wild Turkey season opens

By permit only - Check with DNR


                  OCT 26 Childrens Halloween Party @ Skinner Park

              Oct 26        Hudson Farm Fall Festival

               Oct 27th Boos Brews & Brats  Manistee




NOVEMBER 15  Firearms Deer Season

Annual Irons Community Buck Pole

NOVEMBER 21st  20th Annual Charity Hat Auction held at Oak Grove Tavern Hats from around the world. Always the Fri & Sat Thanksgiving Weekend.



12/01/2014- 1/1/2015 Archery Deer - Late Season Opens

Ludington's "Aglow on the Avenue" Parade
December 5, 2014

Light Up The Lake New Year's Eve Celebration



DECEMBER TBA KALEVA ART GALLERY OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS SALE: Noon til 5pm. Refreshments will be available. The address is corner of Aura and Wuoksi St., Downtown Kaleva. The Kaleva Art gallery is celebrating its 11th year as an arts and crafts gift store with over 25 local artists' work for sale, 231-362-2749

DECEMBER TBA KALEVA HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 1455 Wuoksi St., Kaleva, MI.  The famous Bottle House Museum will be decorated in traditional style with Finnish Heaven, music on the hour and refreshments.  The Historical Society is celebrating 25 years at the Bottle House, 231-362-3793

DECEMBER TBA CHRISTMAS IN BEAR LAKE: Bear Lake School, Cody Street.  County's original living nativity procession, pageant, sing-along, live music concert, jingle bell race, arts & crafts, face painting, children's games, hay rides, chili cook-off, sloppy Joe concession.  Visit with Santa, puppet show. Presented by Bear Lake Promoters, Gloria Edwards, 231-864-3127,

DECEMBER TBA OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS: 4 p.m.-8 p.m., open house tours of Marilla Museum and Pioneer Place, caroling, concert, serving full meal, and special displays, 231-362-3430. Donations accepted.

DECEMBER 21 WINTER SOLSTICE: Celebrated in Kaleva by lighting the cemetery with over 600 luminaries. This tradition is a community effort to light the longest night by placing candles in paper bags on loved ones graves in the Kaleva cemetery. Meet at 4 pm. across from the cemetery on Kaleva St. to help. The beautiful, moving sight can be enjoyed the whole evening, 231-362-3793.

DECEMBER TBA WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT: Join the fun in The Grove, Little River Casino Resort, M-22 and US 31, 1-888-568-2244. Featuring: tba 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  NO CHARGE!

DECEMBER 31 SPECIAL NEW YEAR"S EVE: Join the fun in The Grove, Little River Casino Resort, M-22 and US 31, 1-888-568-2244. Featuring: tba, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  NO CHARGE!