Onekama Days

August 3-7, 2018

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Photo by Marion Riedl
Onekama serves as the southern gateway for the M22 Scenic Heritage Route. Since 1973 this "Two Lake Town"(Lake Michigan and Portage Lake) has been entertaining its residents, both year-round and seasonal, as well as thousands of guests from the surrounding areas with the annual Onekama Days Celebration. Always on the first full weekend of August, Onekama Days includes a wide range of activities, taking place downtown at the Village Park and at the Manistee County Fairgrounds. Among them are arts & crafts, 5k run and walk, tennis tournament, classic car show, church bazaars and luncheons, hospitality tent, kids activities, dances, Friday night fireworks and Sunday parade.

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Below is the schedule for 2018. Most events take part at the Manistee County Fairgrounds of downtown Village Park.



Thursday, August 3


6pm-10pm - Bingo at the Lions Pavilion, fairgrounds.

Friday, August 4


Community-wide Yard Sale
3pm-7pm - PLA Craft Beer Tasting, village park.
4pm - Pickleball Round Robin Tournament (school basketball court)
5pm - Lions Food Wagon and Beer Tent, fairgrounds.
5pm-7pm - PLS Pig Roast for scholarships, village park.
7pm - Duck Race, 1 Kama Mama's Restaurant.
7pm - Sprints on Dirt, fairgrounds.
8pm-11pm - Lions Teen Dance, fairgrounds.
Dusk - Fireworks

Saturday, August 5


Community-wide yard sale.
8am-12pm - Lions Breakfast, fairgrounds.
8:30am- 5k Run and 1Mile Fun Run, village park.
8:30am-2pm - Portage Lake Garden Club Trinkets & Treasures Sale, Farr Center.
8:30am - Warren Vaughan Doubles Tennis Tournament (tennis courts).
9am-3pm - Trinity Lutheran farmers market, bake & craft sale.
9am-2:30pm - Classic Car Show, village park.
9am-2pm - Boat wash, DNR boat launch.
10am-3pm - Church of Brethren yard sale.
10am-7pm - Lions Arts and Crafts Show, fairgrounds.
11am-2pm - Trinity Lutheran Salad Social.
11:30am-2:30pm - Onekama Parks Appreciation Day.
2pm- M22 Road Rally/Scavenger Hunt.
2:30pm-4:30pm - Show Us Your Art, Farr Center.
TBD - Beautiful Babies Photo Contest.
3pm - Wiffle Ball, school lawn.
4pm-11pm - Lions Food Wagon & Beer Tent, fairgrounds.
4pm-4pm - Gordon Armonstrong & Friends, fairgrounds.
5pm-8pm - Lions Grilled Steak Dinner, fairgrounds.
7pm - Bump N Run & Demo Derby, fairgrounds.
9pm-12am - Midnight Lions Dance Party with Jim Hawley's 70s show, village park.

Sunday, August 6


8am-11am - Lions Breakfast, fairgrounds.
10am-4pm - Lions Arts and Crafts Show, fairgrounds.
1pm - Grand Parade (from Village Park to Dyke Street).
2pm - Awesome Distraction Concert, fairgrounds.
3:30pm - Lions Raffle

Monday


7pm - Concert in the Park: Jim Hawley's 70s show, village park.

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. For more information, go to manisteecounty.com.

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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.
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Last Updated: 05-26-2018 01:16 PM ID: 1097