Grapes on the River is an event 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!

Past 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

Photo Gallery

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.