Join us August 11, 2018 in 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 11!

Hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Edward Jones – Jeff Reau, Grapes on the River is an event that pairs local cuisine with Michigan wine and brews. This family friendly event hosts live entertainment, while relaxing in the park at the Manistee Municipal Marina overlooking the Manistee River in the heart of Downtown Manistee.

We teamed up with other area events to expand this wine tasting event into a community wide – full day event.  The Grapes on the River committee joined forces with Downtown Manistee merchants to coordinate the Saturday to their annual Sidewalk Sales event, where streets are lined with pop-ups, merchandise and much more!

In addition, we also teamed up with the Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan who 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 adventure in Manistee last year here!

2018 Vendors!

Are you a winery, brewery, food vendor or artist? Applications are now available for our 2018 event! Check out the links below:
2018 Art Vineyard Contract
2018 Brewery Contract
2018 Food Vendor Contract
2018 Winery Contract

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?

Time until the 7th 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 for Edwards Jones - Jeff Reau for being the presenting sponsor for Grapes on the River this year.  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.

Music Sponsor

Art Vineyard Sponsor

Wine Knot Sponsor