Thursday, May 27, 2021

6:00 p.m. Mancelona Kids and Pet Parade. Meet at the Mancelona Middle School at 6:00 p.m. Encourage kids to decorate their bicycles, wagons, scooters. Bring your pets, dress them in costumes. Prizes awarded in several different categories. Fun for all ages. Sponsored by Township Ambulance Authority.


6:30 p.m. Mancelona Kids and Pet Parade leaves Mancelona Middle School and everyone marches down State Street and will end at the Dairy Delite.

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  TJ. Schmidt Carnival Opens. New rides and attractions. Join the fun on the midway. Games, food, and thrilling rides for all.


5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Crafters Market opens. Check out the new craft booths that have joined the Mancelona Bass Festival this year. Bargains and unique items throughout

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Beverage and Entertainment Tent opens. Budweiser and CoxDistributors.  Join us for a relaxing beverage and mingle with friends and family. Bass Festival Button required for entry.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Entertainment by Kenny Thompson. Beverage and Entertainment Tent. Join us for an evening of music from Blues, Ballads, Country and Rock. Kenny will get you moving on the dance floor, have your toes tapping and your hands clapping. Join the fun as this show is for all ages. Bass Festival Button required for entry.

Friday, May 28, 2021

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. T.J. Schmidt Carnival opens. Join the fun on the midway. Ride the Ferris wheel or take a spin on the bumper cars.


5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Crafters Market Opens. Check out the specials and try some of the new food vendors that have joined this year’s Festival.


5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Beverage and Entertainment tent opens. It’s Friday and the end of the week. Come on down to the Bass Festival and relax and have a beverage or two. Bass Festival Button required for entry.

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment by The Remedee. Come join the fun! Have a beverage and listen to The Remedee! Join one of the hottest bands in Northern Michigan as they perform Classic Rock, Oldies and other tunes that you can get up on the dance floor and party the night away. Entertainment is in the Beverage and Entertainment Tent. Mancelona Bass Festival Button required for entry.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

10:00 am – 7:00 p.m. Yard Sale at Palmer Park. $15.00 for a 10X20 foot space. Optional tables will be available to rent for $15.00each. Please email for reservations or questions.


11:00 a.m. Mancelona Bass Festival Grand Parade. Come enjoy the 65th annual Bass Festival parade with floats, cars, businesses, and much more! New route this year. Mancelona High School to M-88. Right on M-88. Through downtown, turning left and parading in front of the Dairy Delite. Parade will end at the corner by the Methodist Church.

11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Mancelona Rotary Chicken BBQ Dinner. After the parade join the Mancelona Rotary as they prepare a delicious Chicken BBQ with all the fixings. Dinner will be served in the Beverage Entertainment Tent located at Palmer Park. 

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. TJ Schmidt and the Carnival Rides open for the Day. Enjoy the kiddie Rides as well as Rides that will take your breath away.


12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mancelona Bass Festival Annual Classic Car and Bike show sponsored by Polar Equator Napa. 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. Register by getting forms online at or you can register the day of the event. Sponsored by Polar Equator Napa in Mancelona

1:00 p.m. Corn Hole Registration (Bean Bag Toss Tournament) - Tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mancelona Moose Lodge.


12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment and Beverage Tent opens. Join your friends and family for a refreshing beverage.

12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Crafters Market opens. Special sales go on throughout the day as the Mancelona Bass Festival showcases some of its new vendors to this year’s festival.

1:00 p.m. Corn Hole (Bean Bag Toss Tournament) Sponsored by the Danu Hof.

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment by Down-N-Out Bass Fest Bass Festival Button required for entry.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Free Pancake Breakfast for the entire community of Mancelona. 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! 


12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. TJ Schmidt Carnival opens


12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Crafters Market Opens. Enjoy all of the booths at the festival! Maybe you will find that special something for someone, or for yourself!


1:00 p.m. Corn Hole Registration (Bean Bag Toss Tournament) - Tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by Danu Hof. 


2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grand raffle. Last chance to get your raffle tickets to win the Playhouse and other great prizes that the Bass Festival will be giving away. 

7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Lee Malone in the Entertainment/Beer tent. Bass Festival Button required for entry.

Monday, May 31, 2021


12:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. TJ Schmidt Carnival opens. Last day for rides. Enjoy them while you can and have fun!

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Crafter’s Market open

Raffle tickets available all weekend at the Entertainment Tent for the Playhouse and other prizes. $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00


Bass Festival Pins are on sale at various businesses throughout Mancelona and at the festival grounds in front of the Entertainment Tent for $3.00 each

​The Mancelona Bass Festival will be strictly following all updated Covid19 safety guidelines issued by the state of
Michigan and the local health department. The health, safety, and well-being of our guests is of utmost importance
to the festival.