List of 2019 Events

 
Ausable river festival
Friday, July 19th

6:30 pm 8th Annual Car & Truck Show Cruise Night – Cruise starts at Northstar Auto Wash, tours Camp Grayling and ends at Grayling Country Club


Saturday, July 20th

8 am-3 pm  34th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show on Michigan Ave (Registration 7–10 am, $20/vehicle Trophies 2:30 pm) All are welcome to come and see the cars; Classic, Modern Muscle and Jeeps.
Spikes Challenge Schedule
8 am Registration for all Spike’s Challenge Events will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the City Park Pavilion. These events include C-1 Race, C-2 Race, Junior and Fledgling Races, Mentor Races

9 am Sprints for Starting Position of C-2 Race, Grayling City Park Pond
2 pm Junior, Fledgling, Mentor races on the Pond
5 pm 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
5:30 pm Start of Junior C-2 Race to Burton’s Landing, beginning on Ingham st
6 pm Start of the C-1 race and Barton Cup Qualifier, start at Ingham st.


Sunday, July 21st

Spikes Challenge Schedule
8:30 am Line up of the C-2 Start of the Spike’s Challenge on Ingham Street

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

Monday, July 22nd

Marathon MONDAY Wear your Favorite Marathon Shirt #MarathonMonday, tag us with your hashtags and pics @ausableriverfestival on Facebook!!

Tuesday, July 23rd



10 am–2 pm Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park
5 pm Da$h for Ca$h in Oscoda 
5-8 pm Low Country Boil at Michelson Memorial 

Wednesday, July 24th

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 25th


3–8 pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
3 pm-12 am Beer tent open 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!
4 pm Empower: Real Life Wellness – Class Demos 
6 pm Grayling’s Got Talent presented by the Grayling Youth Boosters on the AuSable Main Stage 
8-9:15 pmA Brighter Bloom” performs on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
9:15-10:30 pm “Oh Brother Big Sister” Performs on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
10:30 pm – 12 am “A Brighter Bloom & Oh Brother Big Sister “Perform together on the AuSable Mian Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting 

Friday, July 26th

10 am–8 pm 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park
10 am -9 pm Lil Paddler Play Zone in the Huntington Bank Lawn
11 am-8 pm Food Trucks/Vendors on the 100 Block 
11 am Grayling Marching Band Performs live on the AuSable Main Stage
12 pm AuSable Dance Center Performs on the AuSable M
ain Stage
12 pm-12 am Beer tent open 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!
2 pm–4:30 pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
2:45 pm Special Olympics Canoe Races at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
2 pm  Grayling Main Street Paddle Battle at the AuSable Main Stage Area
5:30 pm Paddler’s Pre-Race Briefing/Social at Ramada Inn closed to the public
6:30 pm Mac Watts performs on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
8:30 pm Steve Armstrong and the .25 Beer band Perform on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting 

Saturday, July 27th 

8 am-11am Lumberjack Breakfast hosted by Grayling Restaurant in the AuSable Main Stage Area
9 am GRA’s 10K/5K (Road Running), starts at Hanson Hills Recreation Area(Registration 7:30–8:30 am) 
9 am–6 pm  41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show at Grayling City Park
10 am -9 pm Lil Paddler Play Zone in the Huntington Bank Lawn

11 am-8 pm Food Trucks/Vendors on the 100 Block 

12-4 pm Ice Cream Social at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church(or when the pie and ice cream run out) 

12 pm – 12 am Beer tent open 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!
12-3 pm Full Tilt performs on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
3 pm AuSable River Festival Parade in downtown Grayling
4-8 pm REMAX of Grayling offering free Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides on the 300 Block of Michigan Ave.

4:15-7:30 pm  “The Insiders-Tom Petty Tribute Band” perform on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadc
asting  
6 pm Pre-Race Program at Old AuSable Fly Shop
6:45 pm Introduction of Paddlers at Old AuSable Fly Shop
7:45 pm Posting of the Colors at Old AuSable Fly Shop
8:00 pm “The Sinclair’s” perform on the AuSable Main Stage Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting  
9 pm 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 28th


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