Arcadia Daze

July 23-25, 2021

The small town of Arcadia is located in Manistee along M-22, showcasing northwest Michigan's most scenic shoreline. Annually, late in July, the Village population soars with attendees and participants in the annual Arcadia Daze celebration. Events include an arts/crafts show, auto muster, 5k race, kids fishing and games, entertainment, grand parade, and concert.

Here's what usually occurs:

Most events are held at Finch Park, unless stated otherwise.


4:30pm - Opening ceremony featuring Arcadia VFW Post.
5pm - Pulled pork sandwiches.
5pm-8pm - Music in the pavilion.
5pm- 1am - Beer tent.
9pm-1am- Live band and dancing ($2 cover charge), Shotman Band.
Dusk - Fireworks over Lake Michigan (Saturday raindate).


8am-12pm - Lions Club pancake breakfast, 4th & Oak streets.
8am-12pm - Registration for Auto Muster.
9am - 5k run (registration 7:30-8:45am).
10am - Kids games, Community Center.
10am-2pm - Pie & coffee sale, Township Hall.
10am-4pm - Vendors in the Valley, Community Center.
10am-6pm - Arts and crafts show, 4th St.
11am-3pm - Rock Painting, Community Center.
11:30am - Ham & German potato salad lunch, Trinity Lutheran Church.
1pm - Kids fishing, fishing dock 1st & State streets.
1pm - Beer Tent.
2pm - Craft Beer Tasting.
3pm - Auto Muster Awards.
4:30pm - Barbecue chicken dinner.
5pm - Live Music, Feral Cats.
9pm-1am - Band & Dancing High Fidelity.


8am-12pm - Lions Club pancake breakfast, 4th & Oak streets.
10am-2:30am - Arts & Crafts, 4th St.
12:30pm - Plymouth Fife & Drum Concert, Finch Park to Marina.
1:30-2:30pm - Gala Parade, Lake St.
2:30pm - Concert.

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 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.
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Last Updated: 07-27-2021 03:32 PM ID: 1096