Paddler Play Zone
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
300 Block in front of Huntington Bank and the Rialto Theatre
The Grayling Chamber has been working hard to build the downtown action for the AuSable River Festival the last couple of years, so after the cancelation of the 2020 Festival we are excited to return for 2021!
The 300 Block of Michigan Avenue is the start of all our downtown action where we will be hosting vendor booth and activities. We welcome Non-Profit groups to host information, a service, fundraising and activities to raise awareness for their cause, and this year we will also be opening this up to For-Profit Businesses as long as they are offering an activity or something to engage the public with their booth. We have filled the downtown space with three days’ worth of events. Right next to the Vendor Area we have a large stage packed with live music, entertainment and events as well as a beer tent, the next block over is home to the Food Court which takes place on the 100 Block! In the City Park on Friday & Saturday we have our annual Arts and Crafts Show, All these events are surrounded by our downtown businesses as well as all the AuSable River Canoe Marathon events taking place throughout town.
The goal of these new events downtown is to increase foot traffic and the amount of events that our festival has to create more family-friendly events to help attract different types of people to our businesses and community all year long! If you know you would like to host something but are looking for ideas, please reach out to us, we would love to help you come up with something beneficial for you!