Schedule of Events

FRIDAY JULY.19.2019

6:30pm 8th Annual Car & Truck Show Cruise Night – Cruise starts at Northstar Auto Wash, tours Camp Grayling and ends at Grayling Country Club
July 19th – August 3rd Great Northern Art Explosion-Downtown Grayling becomes an Art Gallery;  Pick up your Guide at AuSable Artisan Village, to find out where the art pieces will be located.


SATURDAY JULY.20.2019

8am-3pm  34th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show on Michigan Ave (Registration 7–10am, $20/vehicle Trophies 2:30pm) All are welcome to come and see the cars; Classic, Modern Muscle and Jeeps.
Spikes Challenge Schedule
8am Registration for all Spike’s Challenge Events will run from 8am until 2pm at the City Park Pavilion. These events include C-1 Race, C-2 Race, Junior and Fledgling Races, Mentor Races
9am Sprints for Starting Position of C-2 Race, Grayling City Park Pond
2pm Junior, Fledgling, Mentor races on the Pond
5pm Registration continues for all races at Joe Wakeley’ House for C-1 pre-race, Barton Cup Qualifier, Junior C-2 Race to Burton’s Landing. Please, No dogs in Joe’s Yard
5:30pm Start of Junior C-2 Race to Burton’s Landing, beginning on Ingham st
6pm Start of the C-1 race and Barton Cup Qualifier, start at Ingham st.
1pm Duck Race From the City Park Bridge to Rays, hosted by the AuSable Dance Boosters 

SUNDAY JULY.21.2019

Spikes Challenge Schedule
8:30am Line up of the C-2 Start of the Spike’s Challenge on Ingham Street
9am Start of the 2018 C-2 Spike’s Challenge
9am Start of the C-1 Barton Cup Qualifier – if not run on Saturday
2pm Lunch and Awards Banquet at the City Park Pavilion – bring a lawn chair.


MONDAY JULY.22.2019

Marathon MONDAY Wear your Favorite Marathon Shirt #MarathonMonday, tag us with your hashtag & pictures @ausableriverfestival on Facebook!



TUESDAY JULY.23.2019

10am–2pm Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park
5pm Da$h for Ca$h in Oscoda 
5-8pmLow Country Boil at Michelson Memorial Pre Sale Tickets $18 individual (or $16 each for groups of 8+) $20 at the Door, Lawn Games, and Live Music, a Bell Tower Fundraiser.


WEDNESDAY JULY.24.2019

3–7 pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
5:30 pm H.U.P. (“Hurry Up & Paddle”) Race in the Grayling City Park

Thursday JULY.25.2019

3–8 pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
3pm-12am  Brew Ave. opens in the AuSable Main Stage Area, need not be 21 to enter, must be 21 with a valid ID present to receive a wristband to purchase beer tickets!
4pm Empower: Real Life Wellness – Class Demos 
6pm Grayling’s Got Talent presented by the Grayling Youth Boosters on the AuSable Main Stage 
8-9:15pm “A Brighter Bloom” performs on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by 98.5 WUPS Black Diamond Broadcasting
9:15-10:30pm “Oh Brother Big Sister” Performs on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by WUPS Black Diamond Broadcasting
10:30pm – 12am “A Brighter Bloom & Oh Brother Big Sister “Perform together on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by 98.5 WUPS Black Diamond Broadcasting


fRIDAY JULY.26.2019

9am Empower: Real Life Wellness – Class Demos 
10am–8pm
 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park
10am -8pm Lil Paddler Play Zone in the Huntington Bank Lawn Inflatable’s, Spider Jump and Rock Wall.
11am-8pm Food Trucks/Food Vendors on the 100 Block 
11am Grayling Marching Band Performs live on the AuSable Main Stage
12pm AuSable Dance Center Performs on the AuSable Main Stage
12pm-12am Brew Ave. opens in the AuSable Main Stage Area, need not be 21 to enter, you must be 21 with a valid ID present to receive a wristband to purchase beer tickets!
2pm–4:30pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
2:45pm Special Olympics Canoe Races at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
1:30 :30-4pm 98.5 the Station that delivers the hits and the fun, will be hosting Classic Family Fun games with a special appearance from Tommy Tropic at the AuSable Main Stage Area!
2pm
  Grayling Main Street Paddle Battle at the AuSable Main Stage Area
4-7pm Grayling Eagles Annual Steak Out Dinner $10 with American Made band performing at 7pm Beer Tent all day
5:30pm Paddler’s Pre-Race Briefing/Social at Ramada Inn closed to the public
6:30pm “Mac Watts” performs on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by  Big Country 102.9 Black Diamond Broadcasting Black Diamond Broadcasting
8:30pm Steve Armstrong and the .25 Beer Band” Perform on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by 92.1 the Twister Black Diamond Broadcasting 

SATURDAY JULY.27.2019

8am-11am Lumberjack Breakfast hosted by Grayling Restaurant & Grayling Main Street in the AuSable Main Stage Area
9am GRA’s 10K/5K (Road Running), starts at Hanson Hills Recreation Area(Registration 7:30–8:30 am) 
9am–6pm  41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show at Grayling City Park
10am Annual Horseshoe Tournament at Grayling Eagles Club, burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob all day, beer tent and cash bar.
10am -8pm Lil Paddler Play Zone in the Huntington Bank Lawn; Inflatables, Spider Jump and Rock Wall.
11am AuSable Martial Arts performs on the AuSable Main Stage 
11am-8pm Food Trucks/Food Vendors on the 100 Block
12-4pm Ice Cream Social at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church(or when the pie and ice cream run out) 
12pm–12am Brew Ave. opens in the AuSable Main Stage Area, need not be 21 to enter, you must be 21 with a valid ID present to receive a wristband to purchase beer tickets!
12pm-9pm- Grayling Legion hosts beer tent. $1 draft Budlight. $2 Aluminum Bottles bud/Budlight. Full bar. $1 Jell-O shots. Hot dogs, brats, nachos, chips, pop, water available
12-3pm Full Tilt” performs on the AuSable Main Stage, Sponsored by Rock 105&95.5 Black Diamond Broadcasting
3pm AuSable River Festival Parade in downtown Grayling
4-8pm RE/MAX of Grayling offering free Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides on the 300 Block of Michigan Ave.
4:15-7:30pm  “The Insiders-Tom Petty Tribute Band” perform on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by 98.1& 95.3 The Bear Black Diamond Broadcasting 
6pm Pre-Race Program at Old AuSable Fly Shop
6:45pm Introduction of Paddlers at Old AuSable Fly Shop
7:45pm Posting of the Colors at Old AuSable Fly Shop
8pm “The Sinclair’s” perform on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by 98.5 WUPS Black Diamond Broadcasting  
9pm Start of the 71st Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon at the Old AuSable Fly Shop (paddling from Grayling to Oscoda) listen to 98.5 UPS, the Official Station of the ARCM, and the Flagship station of the ARCM Radio Network, for start to finish race coverage.


SUNDAY JULY.28.2019

End of 72nd  Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Oscoda – Leaders 11:30am to Finishers 4p