AuSable River Festival 2018

 

 

2018 AuSable River Festival Schedule

Q100/Y101 Events (listed in RED)

 

Events and times subject to change

 

Friday, July 20th

 

  6:30 pm – 8th Annual Cruise Night & BBQ at Northstar Auto Wash.  Ends at Grayling Country Club.

 

Saturday, July 21st

 

  8:00am - 3 pm - Car Show on Michigan Avenue (NEW DATE)

  9:00 am – Sprints for C-2 Race in Grayling City Park 

10:00 am - 4:00 pm – Meet the Artists Day at Main Branch Gallery 

  1:30 pm (following sprints) – AuSable Dance Boosters Duck Race in Grayling City Park

  2:00 pm – Kid’s Mentor Race in Grayling City Park

  5:30 pm – Start of C-2 Youth Race at Joe Wakeley’s House (going to Burton’s Landing)

  6:00 pm – Start of C-1 Race at Joe Wakeley’s House (going to Burton’s Landing)

 

Sunday, July 22nd

5P-7P

  9:00 am – Spike’s Challenge Race at Old AuSable Fly Shop

 

Monday, July 23rd

 

Tuesday, July 24th

 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park

 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm – Rock & Rest at Grayling Nature Center (City Park)

  5:00 pm – Da$h for Ca$h Sprints in Oscoda

 

Wednesday, July 25th

 

  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm – Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery

 

5:00 pm – H.U.P.("Hurry Up & Paddle") Race in Grayling City Park

 

Thursday, July 26th


10 am - 4 pm- Crawford County Historical Museum open downtown on the 100 block, FREE admission Thursday-Saturday.  Donations accepted and always appreciated!
 

3-8 pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrods Canoe Livery
 

3 pm-12 am Beer Tent opens in the AuSable Main Stage Area (200 Block)   
 

4:30pm–7 pm Business Canoe Relays at Penrods Canoe Livery
 

6:00 pm Grayling’s Got Talent Hosted by Grayling Youth Boosters AuSable Main Stage 200 Block Michigan Ave.
 

7-10pm Live Print at the AuSable Main Stage! Get your AuSable River Festival Gear Printed Instantly at the Two             Rare Designs Booth, Michigan Ave. (200Block)

 

8:30 pm A Brighter Bloom Perform Live on the  AuSable Main Stage 200 Block Michigan Ave.
 

Friday, July 27th


8:00 -11:00 am Lumber Jack Pancake Breakfast Hosted by the Grayling Restaurant
 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm LIVE CALL INs from the 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park.  OPEN 10 am - 8 pm.

 

10 am–8 pm Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park
 

10 am-9 pm Lil Paddler Play Zone in the Huntington Bank Lawn, Inflatable’s $12
            Unlimited play for one day Wristband or $5 for 15 min of play!          
 

10am-4pm Crawford County Historical Museum open downtown on the 100 block, FREE admission             Thursday-Saturday only, Donations accepted and always appreciated!
 

10am–8 pm Concessions under City Park Pavilion (run by AuSable Dance Boosters)
 

10:45-11:30 am Free Community Yoga Class with Stone Turtle Yoga! Bring your own if possible, limited             number of mats available! On the AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block.
 

11am-8 pm Food Court in 100 BLOCK
 

11am-4pm Live Print at the AuSable Main Stage! Get your AuSable River Festival Gear Printed Instantly at the             Two Rare Designs Booth, in the AuSable Main Stage Area Michigan Ave. (200Block)
 

11:30am Grayling Marching Band Performance on the AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block          
 

12 pm Beer Tent opens in the AuSable Main Stage Area (200 Block)
 

12:00 pm Racing the AuSable River in the 1960's and 70's: Marathon Champs of the era  discuss gear, training,             and legendary race stories, Q& A with paddlers to on the AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block. Viewing             of the Movie ” North Branch” to play at Rialto at One after Q & A   
 

2:00 pm Paddle Battle hosted by Grayling Main Street in the AuSable Main Stage Area on the 200 Block
 

 

 

2P-4P:  Blarney Stone Broadcasting is a proud sponsor of Paddle Battle presented by Michigan Main Street.  Q100.3 will be broadcasting LIVE from 2-4P from downtown Grayling.  Paddle Battle starts at 5P. 

 

Click the Paddle Battle logo for all the details including registering to participate.

 

2–4:30pm Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrods Canoe Livery
 

2:45 pm Special Olympics Canoe Races at Penrods Canoe Livery
 

4:30pm  Rabaska Paddler Demo Race- starting at the Official Marathon Start Line  and racing to Mio Damn
 

5pm-9pm American Legion Beer Tent
 

5:30 pm Paddler’s Pre-Race Briefing/Social at Ramada Inn closed to the public
 

7pm Grayling Eagles Steak Out & Raffle
 

7 pm "American Made Band" a Blues Brother’s tribute band. Food and beverages available on the deck --             public welcome.
 

9:30pm "Average Size Tim" The best cover band in history- Sponsored by The Young Professionals from the Heart             of Northern Michigan on the AuSable Main Stage

 

Saturday, July 28th                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

8am Yoga with Libby from Stone Turtle Yoga & the Dream Bean – a gentle mixture of hatha and vinyasa flow for all levels.  Bring a mat, water & an open mind to the AuSable Main Stage Area
 

9 am GRA’s 10K/5K (Road Running), at Hanson Hills Recreation Area (Registration 7:30-8:30am)
 

9 am–6 pm 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show Grayling City Park                                              
 

9 am–6 pm Concessions under City Park Pavilion (run by AuSable Dance Boosters)
 

4pm-8pm  Re/Max tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides on Michigan Ave.9-3pm  (300 Block)
 

10 am-4 pm Crawford County Historical Museum open on the 100 block, FREE admission Thursday-Saturday             only, Donations accepted and always appreciated!
 

10:00 am Cardio Drumming on the AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block      
 

10 am-9 pm Lil Paddler Play Zone in the Huntington Bank Lawn, Inflatable’s $12 Unlimited play for one day             Wristband or $5 for 15 min of play!
 

10am-6 pm Grayling Eagle’s Horseshoe Tournament 10am. Burgers, Hot dogs & corn on the cob 11am-6pm
 

11 am-8 pm Food Court on the 100 BLOCK
 

11:00 am AuSable Dance Studio dance performance on the AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block
 

12:00 pm-12:00 am Beer Tent open in the AuSable Main Stage Area on the 200 Block
 

12:00 pm Hip Hop Body Jam - Free Class on the AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block
 

1:30pm Roscommon High School Steel Syndicate Band on the AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block          
 

3P - AuSable River Festival Parade

 

3:45 pm Rachel Brooke Live Music on AuSable Main Stage sponsored by Blarney Stone                              Broadcasting
 

5:30 pm Erin Coburn Live Music on AuSable Main Stage sponsored by Blarney Stone                                  Broadcasting

 

 6P-9P - Q100's JC and Keith Gave LIVE from the Canoe Marathon Starting LINE at Ray's

 

7:15 pm  Rhet Yocum Live Music on AuSable Main Stage sponsored by Blarney Stone                                Broadcasting
 

11am - 4 pm Ice Cream Social at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church
 

12pm-5pm Live Print at the AuSable Main Stage! Get your AuSable River Festival Gear Printed
            Instantly at the Two Rare Designs Booth, Michigan Ave. (200Block)  
 

12pm-10pm American Legion Beer Tent with food available starting at noon          
 

3:00 pm AuSable River Festival Parade downtown Grayling
 

4:00-9:00 Official Canoe Marathon VIP Area
 

Official AuSable River Canoe Marathon Pre-Race Events at Old AuSable Fly Shop               
            6:00 pm Pre-Race Program begins
            6:45 pm Introduction of Paddlers
            7:45 pm Posting of the Colors
            9:00 pm Start of the 71st Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon 
 

9:30pm DJ 5-0 hosts  Live Music on the AuSable Main Stage

 

 

Sunday, July 30th

 

End of 71st Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon

(ends on the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda – Leaders 11:30 am to Finishers 4:00 pm)

 

 

 

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