The following events were supplied to us by festival organizers and tourism offices throughout the state, and selected by Midwest Living editors. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list of all events in this state. If you decide to go, call first: Dates and specific events can change at the last minute.
Manistee Spirits of the Lakes
September 12, 2014
The evening begins with a guided exploration of the these veteran lake ships, the SS City of Milwaukee and the USCGC Acacia. Your guides will detail for you the history of these historic vessels, as well as some of the most notable unexplained events that have been reported over the course of their decades of service. At the conclusion of the guided portion of the tour, you are invited to stay and explore the ships' vast interiors at your own pace. Step back in time and see what lake travel was like in ages past as you attempt to determine the truth of the stories that have passed through the years. metroparanormal.org/events/manistee/mantours 
Tickets for events at the City Of Milwaukee and Acacia are available online only. All guests MUST be 18 years of age or older.
Hops & Props
September 12 - 14, 2014
Along with a large selection of Classic Wooden Boats parading through the Manistee River Channel, enjoy a variety of Michigan craft beer & wine, fresh food and live entertainment on the main stage in the Fountain Plaza and the Manistee Art Institute's "Arts Alive" juried craft show. visitmanistee.com/local-events/HOPS 
Manistee Community Farmers' & Artisans' Market
Saturdays through September 27th
The Manistee Community Kitchen is currently planning the upcoming 2014 Manistee Community Farmers' & Artisans' Market and have some exciting new additions and changes to this year's market. The market is now solely run by The Manistee Community Kitchen. They are adding local Artisans to the mix for added interest and the opportunity for local individuals to share their talents and gifts to our community. It is a juried market, where diverse quality goods will be voted upon. The location of the Manistee Community Farmers' & Artisans' Market is the same as last year, on Memorial Drive across from the Dial-A-Ride building. The market will open on Saturday, May 24th from 8 am to 2 pm. For more information, please visit our website at manisteekitchen.org . Please remember to...Eat Fresh and Buy Local. See you at "the Market"!
Paint the Town Pink
October 2, 2014
Join in hundreds of area people as they walk for the cure! Manistee's 6th annual paint the town pink features a downtown walk that takes you past area businesses decked out in all pink storefronts. You will also meander down the river walk along the Big Manistee River and see an all pink walkway with community sponsors, booths, vendors, and more! westshoremedcenter.org/pttp 
Boo's Brew's and Brat's
October 25, 2014
"Boos, Brews & Brats" is a scary good time in downtown Manistee. Lots of new events this year for all ages to have a BOOoooootiful time...... Ahahahahahahaha! visitmanisteecounty.com 
Manistee's Ghost Ship
Every Friday & Saturday in October
Enjoy the haunted house, hayride and corn mazes? Well then this is right up your alley. Come out to see the Manistee Ghost Ship aboard the historic S.S. City of Milwaukee. This tour will satisfy anyone looking for that fall "scare" For more information on the ghost ship, or the S.S. City of Milwaukee, visit their website at carferry.com  .
Agatha Christie Made Me Do It
October 24 - 26, 31 and November 1 - 2, 2014
At Ramsdell Theatre. A very funny 3-act audience participation mystery-play by Eddie Cope. To Purchase tickets visit manisteecivicplayers.org  or call My North Tickets 800-836-0717.
Musicals - $20 and Non-Musicals - $15