2022 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Find out how you can be apart of the AuSable River Festival by submitting your information to info@ausableriverfest.com

Friday July.22.2022

Saturday, July.23.2022

7-10am Pancake Breakfast at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, $7 all you can eat (benefits River House, Christian Help Center Food Pantry, Baby to Toddler Closet)
7am-3pm  36th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show on Michigan Ave (Registration 7–10am, $15/vehicle, Trophies 2:30pm). All are welcome to come and see the cars; Classic & Modern Muscle. 
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’s House for C-1 pre-race, 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 start at Ingham St.

Sunday, July.24.2022

Spikes Challenge Schedule
8:30am Line up of the C-2 Start of the Spike’s Challenge on Ingham Street
9am Start of the 2021 C-2 Spike’s Challenge
2pm Lunch and Awards Banquet at the City Park Pavilion – bring a lawn chair

Monday, July.25.2022

Tuesday, July.26.2022

10am-2pm Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park
10am-2pm Rock & Rest at Nature Center in Grayling City Park (change diapers/feed/rest/quiet place for mothers and young ones)
5pm Da$h for Ca$h in Oscoda  MORE INFO/PRE-REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

Wednesday, July.27.2022

4-6pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
5 pm HUP  Race in the Grayling City Park 

Thursday, July.28.2022

3-8pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
3pm-Midnight AuSable Mainstage performances on the 200 Block of Michigan Ave. All performances free to the public!
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!
4:20pm Business Relays taking place at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, hosted by Hanson Hills Sponsored by Arauco.  $20 per Business 

Friday, July.29.2022

10am-8pm 44th Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park
11am-8pm Food Trucks/Food Vendors on the 100 Block
11am-8pm Vendors and Activity booths on the 100 Block of Michigan Ave.
9am-Midnight AuSable Mainstage performances on the 200 Block of Michigan Ave. All performances free to the public! 
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  MORE INFO CLICK HERE
4-7pm Grayling Eagles Annual Steak Burger Bash!  With Limelight performing at 7:00 p.m. 
8pm-11pm Grayling Youth Booster Club will be selling concessions in the Brew Ave Area

Saturday, July.30.2022

8-11am Lumber Jack Breakfast in the Main Stage Area (200 Block of Michigan Ave)
9am-6pm 44th  Annual Arts & Crafts Show at Grayling City Park
9am GRA’s 10K/5K  starts at Hanson Hills Recreation Area CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!!
Noon-Midnight AuSable Mainstage performances on the 200 Block of Michigan Ave. All performances free to the public! 
10am 3rd Annual Corn hole Tournament at the AuSable Main Stage Area 
10am Tom Trenary Horseshoe Tournament at Grayling Eagles Club
11am-8pm Vendors and Activity booths on the 100 Block of Michigan Ave.
11am-8pm
Food Trucks/Food Vendors on Michigan Ave (100 Block)
12pm-12am Brew Ave. opens in the AuSable Main Stage Area – Need not be 21 to enter, but must be 21 with a valid ID present to receive a wristband to purchase beer tickets!
12pm-9pm Grayling American Legion hosts beer tent
4pm AuSable River Festival Parade in Downtown Grayling *New Route 
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
9pm Start of the 74th 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.
9pm-Midnight Grayling Youth Booster Club will be selling concessions in the Brew Ave Area

Sunday, July.31.2022

End of 74th  Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Oscoda – Leaders 11:30am to Finishers 4pm