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AuSable River Festival Events

2014 AuSable River Festival
July 19 – 27, 2014
Grayling, MI

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 Saturday, July 19th
Sprints for C-2 Race in the Grayling City Park, 9am
- Grayling Plein Air Garden and Art Walk, 10am-4pm
- AuSable Dance Center Boosters Duck Race in the Grayling City Park Pond, 1:30pm
- Kid’s Mentor Race in the Grayling City Park, 2pm
- Start of C-1 Race at Joe Wakeley’s House, 6pm

Sunday, July 20th
Spike’s Challenge Race at Old AuSable Fly Shop9am

Tuesday, July 22nd
KID’S DAY in the Grayling City Park, 10am–2pm
- Da$h for Ca$h Sprints in Oscoda,  5pm
- Chicken BBQ, Ice Cream Social at the Grayling Senior Center, 4–6pm

Wednesday, July 23rd
- Pre HUP Race Beer Tent, Food & Entertainment at the Grayling American Legion, 2-7pm
- Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4–8pm
H.U.P. (“Hurry Up & Paddle”) RACE in the Grayling City Park, 5:30pm

Thursday, July 24th
- Marathon Coffee Break  at FirstMerit Bank (formerly Citizens Bank), 9–11am
- Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4–8pm
- Business Relay Races (Penrod’s to Old AuSable Fly Shop), 4:30–7pm
- AuSable River C-1 Express Race at Penrod’s (goes to Burton’s Landing), 7:15pm

Friday, July 25th
- Borcher’s Annual Kids Race, the Casey Challenge at Borcher’s Canoe Livery, 10am
- ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW in the Grayling City Park, 10am–8pm
- Grayling Eagles’ Beer Tent at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 11am–Close
- American Legion Beer Tent at the Grayling American Legion, 12 Noon–10pm
- Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, at 2–6pm
- Special Olympics’ Canoe Races at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4pm
- Grayling Eagles’ Steak Out at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 4–8pm
4th Annual “CRUISE NIGHT” – starts at Northstar Auto Wash, 6:30pm

Saturday, July 26th
CLASSIC CAR SHOW on Michigan Ave, 8am–3pm (Registration 8–11am)
GRA’s 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run - starts at Middle School, 9am (Registration 7:30–8:30)
- ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW at the Grayling City Park, 9am–6pm
FOOD COURT on Michigan Avenue, 9am–6pm
- Main Branch Gallery’s “Meet the Artists Day” (Marathon Poster available), 10am–4pm
- Grayling Eagles’ Horseshoe Tournament (10am), $1k Raffle (7pm), $2 Burgers & $1 Dogs, and Beer Tent at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 10am–Close.
- Downtown Music Bash on Michigan Avenue, 11am–6pm
- Grayling Rotary’s Annual Chicken BBQ at the American Legion, 12–6pm
- Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church’s Ice Cream Social, 12–4pm
- Paddler’s Pre-Race briefing at Middle School (playground on Spruce St.), 12 Noon
- Beer Tent & Food at the Grayling American Legion, 12 Noon–10pm
Parade in downtown Grayling on Michigan Ave, 3pm
- 2nd Annual Arctic Glacier Mini-Marathon Youth Canoe Race at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 4pm
- Paddler’s Mass at St. Mary’s Parish, 4:30pm
- Pre-Race Program at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 6pm
- Posting of the Colors at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 8pm
- Start of the 67th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon at the Old AuSable Fly Shop, 9pm (paddling from Grayling to the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda).

Sunday, July 27th
- End of 67th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon (ends on the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda)
Avita Water Black Bear Bicycle Tour begins at 8am on Michigan Ave in Grayling and ends in Oscoda