Bear Lake Days

July 13-15, 2018

Each mid-July, the Village of Bear Lake bustles with a variety of activities for the annual Bear Lake Days. The Village is located in the northern part of Manistee County, about 15 miles north of Manistee on US 31. Activities of the 3-day festival typically include an adults and kids fishing contest, pig roast, merchants sidewalk sales, kids games, entertainment tent, boat and pontoon parade, classic car show, arts/crafts fair, summer fun run, bike tour, Saturday night parade and fireworks.

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Here were the highlights for 2017:

Kid's Fishing Contest, check in at Bear Lake Boat Launch.
Pickleball Tournament final fours, Wise Street courts.
Puppet Show, Keddie Norconk Library.
Pig Roast, Bear Lake Methodist Church.
Lighted Boat Parade.
Street Dance.

Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast, Lions Club.
5k Walk/Run, Hopkins Park.
Kid's Fishing Contest, Bear Lake Boat Launch.
Car Show, Main Street.
Arts & Crafts and Vendor Booths, Main Street.
Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Loop the Lake bike tour, meet at The Bear.
Kids Carnival.
Lions Dinner, Lions Den, Lake Street.
Scottville Clown Band performance, Bear Lake Bar parking lot.
Bear Lake Days parade, Bear Lake High School.
Fireworks, over the lake.

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Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast, Lions Den.
Paddle and Poker Run for women.
First Baptist Church Service.

Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this story. The schedule is subject to change. Please see for complete information.

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
Last Updated: 06-14-2018 01:52 PM ID: 1094