Join us August 8, 2020 Downtown Manistee

Enjoy Local Michigan Wine

Enjoy Live Local Music on the River

Enjoy Great Company

Enjoy Fun Times with the Family

Join us August 8!

Hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Edward Jones – Jeff Reau, Grapes on the River is an event that pairs Michigan wines, brews and spirits with local culinary inspirations. Kick back and enjoy the scenic views of the river for an unforgettable tasting experience. This family friendly (even the furry ones!) event hosts live entertainment, while relaxing in the park at the Manistee Municipal Marina in the heart of Downtown Manistee.

“The Grapes on the River committee has joined forces with the Downtown Manistee Merchants to have the event the same weekend as their annual Sidewalk Sales!  The streets are lined with pop-up tents, merchandise and much more!”

In addition, the Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan will be racing just off the shores of Manistee on Lake Michigan on Saturday and Sunday, which you can view from First Street Beach! You can check out the photos of their adventures here!

2019 Vendors!

Below is the list of participating vendors! Keep an eye out as they are confirmed so you can decide which ones you want to sample (we suggest trying all of them, just to be sure!)

Chateau Grand Traverse:
Northern Naturals Cider House and Winery:
Uncle Johns Cider Mill:

Iron Fish Distillery:

Road Crew Galley:

Zachzilla’s Burgers & Fries

Caricature Artist Nicole Stevensen
Judy Bergmann
Natural Crafts

Want to get involved with the festival?

With all of the vendors and the inner workings of an event like this, there is always a need for volunteers! With openings for working admission, pouring samples, and setting up the event, there is plenty of opportunities for you to get involved! As a volunteer you receive free admission to the event, as well as some tasting tickets so you can enjoy the event after your shift! Interested? Click the button below to sign up for 2019!

Time until the 9th Annual Grapes on the River in Downtown Manistee








Number of Michigan Artisan Wineries and Breweries in Attendance

Number of Artisan food paring vendors

Number of Downtown Merchants participating in Sidewalk Sales

Want to showcase your product at the festival?

With so many visitors in the Manistee region during the busy summer season, being a vendor at this festival is a great way to showcase your product to many potential new customers.


Presented by : Edward Jones - Jeff Reau.

Special thanks to Edwards Jones - Jeff Reau, presenting sponsor, for their continued support of Grapes on the River.  Edward Jones can assist you in planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, you can work together to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals. Contact them today for more information.

Media Sponsor

Music Sponsor

Art Vineyard Sponsor


Kendra Thomson Architects


Scorpion Print & Mailing

Wine Knot Sponsor