Wednesday, May 27, 2020


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. Free Ice Cream Cone to all participants. 


7:00 p.m. Kids Games. Join the fun in front of Dairy Delite as we have games for children of all ages. Prizes awarded. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

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. Sponsored by Mancelona Veterinary Hospital and Northern Power Electric Services.

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment

Saturday, May 30, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Free coffee and donuts at Triangle Park with Bass Festival Pin


8:30 a.m. Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan 5K Run/Walk. Join us at the Mancelona Senior Center for our annual 5K Walk/Run. Advance Registration required. See our forms page on our Mancelona website for instructions and registration information.


11:00 a.m. Mancelona Bass Festival Grand Parade. Join us at the Mancelona High School parking lot as we kick off our Bass Festival Parade down State Street in from of spectators and judges. Our judges will be picking out their favorites in several different categories.

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. 

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 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


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.- 2 p.m. Free Ice Cream with your Mancelona Bass Festival Pin. Join us at the Beverage and Entertainment Tent where the Bass Festival staff passes out ice cream cones to anyone that has a Bass Festival Button. Limit one serving per person.


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mancelona Fire Department Waterball Contest. Come watch, laugh and support our Mancelona Fire Department as they have a waterball contest, extraction demonstration, and kids get to take pictures with our Firefighters and the equipment that they use..


4:00 p.m. Corn Hole (Bean Bag Toss Tournament) Sponsored by the Mancelona Moose Lodge. Join us for an afternoon of fun at the Beverage and Entertainment Tent. 2 person teams, $5.00 per person. 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place cash prizes and trophies. Must be pre-registered by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 st . You can also register online at under the forms section.  

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment by 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. 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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


12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Crafters Market Opens. Last day to pick out that special craft item you have been eyeing all weekend. Special last-minute deals!


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.


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

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