Welcome to the Village of Kaleva


Welcome to the Village of Kaleva, the heart of Manistee County, is located just 10 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. The Village of Kaleva was incorporated in 1900 by Finnish immigrants, and was named after the epic poem - "The Kalevala".

The Village of Kaleva is recognized as a historic Finnish community in Northwest Michigan offering a growing economy and affordable living in a clean and safe environment in the heart of Manistee County.

We have many businesses, historical sites, local events and unique character that draw residents and tourists alike. 

Check out more about the Village of Kaleva and learn why we are the heart of Manistee County.


In Person at the Village Hall

June 21st

July 19th

August 16th



2020 Water Consumer Confidence Report

Thank you for those who made The Kaleva Art and Craft Sale so wonderful

Thank you to Dorn Gallatin and Sonya Lynn for the pictures being used on our website.

 Snowbirds are having a swap meet August 7-8

Recycling has moved to Bay Area Recycling for Charity over on Industrial Drive.

Thank you to Bay Area Recycling for Charities for the donation of dumpsters.

Fall large-item clean-up is the third Saturday in September.  8 am - Noon, Kaleva Village Park, west of the ball diamond.

 For more information about the history of Kaleva and historical site in our area, visit the Kaleva Historical Society.

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