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Grayling’s Annual AuSable River Festival

Sat, 21 July 2018 - Sat, 28 July 2018

Friday, July 20th
– Pre-Show Cruise Night & BBQ at Northstar Auto Wash, 6:30pm
Saturday, July 21st
– 33rd Annual Classic Car Show on Michigan Ave, 8am–3pm (Registration 7–10am, Trophies 2:30pm)
–Meet the Artist Day at Main Branch Gallery 10am-4pm
– Park-N-Swap at American Legion Parking Lot, 9am-4pm  (Space Rental $20 –Call Jeri to reserve 344-2129)
–Spikes Challenge Schedule
–Registration for all races: (C-2 Sprints for starting position), (C-2 Amateur, Expert) & (C-1 Expert) (Junior and Fledgling) Grayling City Park Pavilion, 8:00am
–Sprints for Starting Position of C-2 Race, Grayling City Park Pond 9:00am
–Junior and Fledgling races on the City Pond, 2pm
–Registration for C-1 and Junior/Fledgling C-2 Race to Burton’s landing. Joe Wakeley’s House, 5pm
–Start of Junior/ Fledgling C-2 Race to Burton’s Landing, Beginning 5:30 pm Joe Wakeley’s House
–Start of Youth C-1 Barton Cup Qualifier Race to Burton’s Landing, Start at Joe Wakeleys House, 5:30pm
–Start of the C-1 Race.  $700 Purse Men’s.  $560 Purse Women’s, Start at Joe Wakeleys House, 6pm
Sunday, July 22nd
–Spikes Challenge Schedule
–Line-up for the C-2 Le Mans style start based on sprint times. Street in front of Joe Wakeley’s House, 8:30am
–Start of the C-2 Expert Class followed by the C-2 Expert Div. II Class, 9am
–Award ceremony at Grayling City Park 2pm
Monday, July 23rd
–Marathon MONDAY Wear your Favorite Marathon Shirt #MarathonMonday
Tuesday, July 24th
–Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park, 10am–2pm
–Rock & Rest at Grayling Nature Center (City Park), 10am–2pm
–Da$h for Ca$h Sprints in Oscoda, 5pm
–Low Country Boil Blessing of the Boats at Michelson Memorial, 4-7pm
Wednesday, July 25th
–Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 3–7pm
–H.U.P. (“Hurry Up & Paddle”) Race in Grayling City Park, 5:30pm
Thursday, July 26th
–Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 3–8pm
–Business Canoe Relays at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4:30pm–7
       AuSable Main Stage 200 Block 3pm
——-Graylings Got Talent
——-Teen Dance
Friday, July 27th
–41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park, 10am–8pm

Stage events

–Food Court in 100 BLOCK, 11AM-8PM
        AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block 8am
——–Lumberjack Breakfast
——-Grayling Main Street Paddle Battle —PADDLERS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
——-Beer Tent
——-Grayling Marching Band Performance
–Concessions under City Park Pavilion (run by AuSable Dance Boosters), 10am–8pm
–Grayling Eagles #3465 Steak Out (4-7pm), Live Music (7pm), and Beer Tent (11am-Close)
–Grayling Country Club Live Music “American Made” 7pm
–Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 2:00–4:30pm
–Special Olympics Canoe Races at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 2:45pm
–Paddler’s Pre-Race Briefing/Social at Ramada Inn closed to the public, 5:30pm
Saturday, July 28th 

–GRA’s 10K/5K (Road Running), starts at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, 9 am (Registration 7:30–8:30 am) 10K  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP  —  5K CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
–41st Annual Arts & Crafts Show at Grayling City Park, 9am–6pm
–Concessions under City Park Pavilion (run by AuSable Dance Boosters), 9am–6pm

Grayling’s Got Talent

–Food Court in 100 BLOCK, 11AM-8PM 
          AuSable River Main Stage 200 Block 8 am
——–Miss AuSable River Pageant
——–Live Music
–Grayling Eagle’s Horseshoe Tournament, 10am/Burgers/Dogs, 11am–6pm / Beer Tent/Music, 11am–Close
–Ice Cream Social at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, 11am-4pm
–AuSable River Festival Parade in downtown Grayling, 3pm
–Official AuSable River Canoe Marathon  VIP Area  4-9PM
–Pre-Race Program at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 6pm
–Introduction of Paddlers at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 7:00pm
–Grayling Country Club Live Music “Bobby Socks” 7pm
–Posting of the Colors at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 7:45pm
–Start of the 71st Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon at the Old AuSable Fly Shop, 9pm (paddling from Grayling to Oscoda)
Sunday, July 29th
–End of 71st Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon (ends

Car Show

n Oscoda – Leaders 11:30am to Finishers 4pm

marathon running start photo by Leonard Bingert


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Sat, 21 July 2018
Sat, 28 July 2018
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