2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS COMING SOON!

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

Please keep in mind this is a challenging time as we wait for more information on what events we can host in the 2021 year. At this time, the AuSable River Festival Committee is in the planning stage, please note that this year's festival may look different than it has in the past to keep up with local guidelines!

Friday July.16.2021

6:30pm 10th Annual Car & Truck Show Cruise Night – Cruise starts at Northstar Auto Wash, tours Camp Grayling and ends at Grayling Country Club

Saturday July.17.2021

8am-3pm 35th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show on Michigan Ave  
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.18.2021

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
2pm Lunch and Awards Banquet at the City Park Pavilion – bring a lawn chair.

Monday July.19.2021

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

Tuesday, July.20.2021

10am – 2pm Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park
5pm Da$h for Ca$h in Oscoda

Wednesday July.21.2021

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.22.2021

3 – 8 pm 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! Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
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 hosted by Hanson Hills. More details to follow $20 per Business. 

Friday, July.23.2021

10am-8pm 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park
11am-8pm Food Trucks/Food Vendors on the 100 Block
9am- Midnight AuSable Mainstage performances on the 200 Block of Michigan Ave. All performances free to the public! Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting 
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
4-7pm Grayling Eagles Annual Steak Out Dinner $12 with American Made band performing at 7pm Beer Tent all day

Saturday July.24.2021

9am–6pm 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Show at Grayling City Park
9am GRA’s 10K/5K  starts at Hanson Hills Recreation Area Registration Online only SIGN UP HERE
9am- Midnight AuSable Mainstage performances on the 200 Block of Michigan Ave. All performances free to the public! 
10am 2nd Annual Corn hole Tournament taking place in the Main Stage Area
10am Tom Trenary Horseshoe Tournament at Grayling Eagles Club, burgers & hot dogs all day, beer tent and cash bar.
11am-8pm Food Trucks/Food Vendors on the 100 Block
12pm-12am 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!
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
1pm Paddle Battle takes place in the AuSable Main Stage Area hosted by Grayling Main Street
5pm AuSable River Festival Parade 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 73rd 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.25.2021

End of 73rd Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Oscoda – Leaders 11:30am to Finishers 4pm