Bear Lake Days


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.

Here's what usually happens.


Kid's Fishing Contest.
Farmers Market.
Kids Crafts & Face Painting.
Golf Scramble.
Pig Roast, Bear Lake Methodist Church.
Horse Pull.
Boat Parade, gather at Hopkins Lake boat launch.


5k Walk/Run, 7am, Hopkins Park.
Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast.
Kid's Fishing Contest.
Car Show.
Adams Chainsaw Art & Sawmill.
Book Sale.
Arts & Crafts and Vendor Booths.
Loop the Lake bike tour.
Kids Bounce House.
Pony Rides.
Triginta Brats & Hot Dogs.
Food Trucks.
Face Painting.
Kids Games & Activities.
Penny Scramble.
Lumberjack Show.
Magician John Russell.
Bike Decorating Contest.
Scottville Clown Band performance.
Variety Band, Flat Broke.
Bear Lake Days parade.
Fireworks, over the lake.


Bear Lake Lions Pancake Breakfast.
Triginta Club Silent Auction.
First Baptist Church Service.
Bear Lake Days 50/50 drawing.

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 Bear Lake Days Facebook Page for complete information.

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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.

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Last Updated: 07-27-2021 03:30 PM ID: 1094