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It’s that time of year again!

Join Us May 30th - June 2, 2024!

 

We are planning the 68th annual Mancelona Bass Festival! This year the festival will be held May 30th - June 2, 2024!!  Lots of fun for all ages!! We will again have the entertainment/beer tent, car show, parade, raffles, kids and pet parade, cornhole tournament, crafters market, carnival, and more! Watch our Facebook page and our website for updates on our schedule of events, forms, and ways that you can get involved!

Congratulations to Donna DeVerney!

Our 2024 Mancelona Bass Festival Grand Parade Marshal! She will help lead our parade on Saturday, June 1st, beginning at 11:00!

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Featured Events

  • Mancelona Kids and Pet Parade
    Mancelona Kids and Pet Parade
    Mancelona Kids and Pet Parade
    Wed, May 29
    State Street
    May 29, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    State Street, W State St, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    May 29, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    State Street, W State St, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    The parade will begin at Mancelona Middle School and everyone marches down State Street and will end at the Dairy Delite.
  • Darrell Boger
    Darrell Boger
    Darrell Boger
    Thu, May 30
    Palmer Park
    May 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    May 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Darrell is a Michigan based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with equal parts Southern Rock and Northern Soul. Entertainment sponsored by Triangle Associates Construction Co. Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter.
  • Line Dancing with Suzie Cartwright
    Line Dancing with Suzie Cartwright
    Line Dancing with Suzie Cartwright
    Fri, May 31
    Palmer Park
    May 31, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    May 31, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Come join the fun and learn to line dance! Bass Festival Button required for entry.
  • Entertainment by DJ Ed McCarty
    Entertainment by DJ Ed McCarty
    Entertainment by DJ Ed McCarty
    Fri, May 31
    Palmer Park
    May 31, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    May 31, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Come join us in the tent for a beverage and great music! Request all your favorite dance tune, County, Rock, Pop, Blues! You name it, Ed can play it!! Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter.
  • Lake Bellaire Fishing Contest
    Lake Bellaire Fishing Contest
    Lake Bellaire Fishing Contest
    Sat, Jun 01
    Fisherman's Paradise Boat Launch
    Jun 01, 2024, 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Fisherman's Paradise Boat Launch, Lake Bellaire, Forest Home Township, MI 49615, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Fisherman's Paradise Boat Launch, Lake Bellaire, Forest Home Township, MI 49615, USA
    Join us at Lake Bellaire for the Multigenerational/Veterans Fishing Contest! 6am registration, 7am start time, and 1pm weigh in. $300 for 1st prize! Entry fee is $15.
  • Mancelona Bass Festival Grand Parade
    Mancelona Bass Festival Grand Parade
    Mancelona Bass Festival Grand Parade
    Sat, Jun 01
    Downtown Mancelona
    Jun 01, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Downtown Mancelona, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Downtown Mancelona, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Come enjoy the 68th annual Bass Festival parade with floats, cars, businesses, and much more! Entrants will parade from Mancelona High School to M-88. Right on M-88. Through downtown, turning left on North Maple Street, ending at Hinman Street.
  • Corn Hole Tournament
    Corn Hole Tournament
    Corn Hole Tournament
    Sat, Jun 01
    Palmer Park
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Located outside of the Beer Tent. Register on the Scoreholio app or contact Steve at 231.676.0248.
  • Annual Classic Car and Bike Show
    Annual Classic Car and Bike Show
    Annual Classic Car and Bike Show
    Sat, Jun 01
    Palmer Park
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Relive the dreams of the 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 80’s as cars from all over Northern Michigan come for the day and have a chance to win prizes and trophies in several classes. Sponsored by Polar Equator Napa in Mancelona.
  • R.P.M.
    R.P.M.
    R.P.M.
    Sat, Jun 01
    Palmer Park
    Jun 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    A generational rock band playing covers from the 70s to the present. Enjoy a beverage while you listen to the music! Bass Festival Button required for entry. Must be 21 to enter. Entertainment sponsored by Triangle Associates Construction.
  • Free Pancake Breakfast
    Free Pancake Breakfast
    Free Pancake Breakfast
    Sun, Jun 02
    Palmer Park
    Jun 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Jun 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Palmer Park, 632 Palmer Rd, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Sausage, eggs, pancakes, and beverage will be served. Please join your friends and family as the Bass Festival Committee would like to say thank you Mancelona for a great Bass Festival! Festival! Located in the Festival Tent at Palmer Park.
  • Grand Raffle
    Grand Raffle
    Grand Raffle
    Sun, Jun 02
    Palmer Park
    Jun 02, 2024, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Jun 02, 2024, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Palmer Park, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA
    Last chance to get your raffle tickets to win some great prizes that the Bass Festival will be giving away.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are in need of volunteers to help sell raffle tickets at the festival. If you are interested, please contact Chip Grody at 231.357.1969

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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Festival Sponsor

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Cornhole Sponsor

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Beverage Tent Sponsor

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