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 – CRUISE NIGHT ROUTE 2021

Saturday, July.17.2021

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)
8am-3pm  
35th 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.
10am-2pm Grayling Farmers Market on Michigan Ave. 100 Block 
Spikes Challenge Schedule
MORE INFORMATION
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 2021 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
10am-2pm Rock & Rest at Nature Center in Grayling City Park (change diapers/feed/rest)
5pm Da$h for Ca$h in Oscoda  MORE INFO/PRE-REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

Wednesday, July.21.2021

4-6pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery
5:30pm H.U.P. (“Hurry Up & Paddle”) Race in the Grayling City Park – *****EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION*****

Thursday, July.22.2021

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! 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 Canoe Livery, hosted by Hanson Hills.  $20 per Business SIGN UP HERE
5-8pm AuSable Mainstage Entertainment “A Brighter Bloom” Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
9pm AuSable Mainstage Entertainment “Oh Brother Big Sister” Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting

Friday, July.23.2021

10am-8pm 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park
11am-8pm Paddler Play Zone Vendors and Activity booths on the 300 Block of Michigan Ave.
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
Noon Grayling Marching Band Performance in the AuSable Main Stage Area
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 AuSable Mainstage Entertainment “Derek Boik” Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
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 Out Dinner $12 with American Made band performing at 7pm Beer Tent all day
5pm AuSable Mainstage Entertainment “Brett Mitchell & the Mitchfits” Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
9pm AuSable Mainstage Entertainment “Hey Cuz” Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting

 

Saturday, July.24.2021

8-11am Lumber Jack Breakfast in the Main Stage Area (200 Block of Michigan Ave)
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
9:30am Rachel Eyre Fitness at the AuSable Main Stage Area – *****EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*****
9am-Midnight AuSable Mainstage performances on the 200 Block of Michigan Ave. All performances free to the public! 
11am-8pm Paddler Play Zone Vendors and Activity booths on the 300 Block of Michigan Ave.
10am 2nd Annual Corn hole Tournament at NEW LOCATION DUE TO WEATHER – SETUP INSIDE AT SUCHEY CHIROPRACTIC
10am Tom Trenary Horseshoe Tournament at Grayling Eagles Club, burgers & hot dogs all day, beer tent and cash bar.
11am Empower Fitness hosts class in the AuSable Main Stage Area – *****EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*****
11am-8pm Food Trucks/Food Vendors on Michigan Ave (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, 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. $1 draft Bud Light. $2 Aluminum Bottles bud/Bud Light. Full bar. $1 Jell-O shots. Hot dogs, brats, nachos, chips, pop, water available
1pm Paddle Battle on Michigan Avenue), hosted by Grayling Main Street – *****EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION*****
2pm AuSable Main Stage Entertainment “Motor City Memories Band” – *****EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*****
5pm AuSable River Festival Parade in Downtown Grayling *New Route – *****EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*****
6pm AuSable Main Stage Entertainment “Distant Stars” Sponsored by 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
9pm AuSable Main Stage Entertainment “Shiatown” Sponsored by Black Diamond Broadcasting
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