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CANCELLED: AuSable River Festival & Canoe Marathon

July 17 - July 26

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2020 AuSable River Festival 
2020 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon

May 6, 2020 – The decision to cancel this year’s festival and race festivities does not come easily, however, with the uncertainty that we are all facing at these times, concern for the health and safety of community members, volunteers, guests to our community, stability of the business community, along with the current guidelines set by the Governor to reopen Michigan, we are unable to predict the state of our economy and health of our region for July 2020.  Therefore, our team of festival and race officials, local authorities and emergency management team made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 AuSable River Festival and 2020 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon.

We would like to thank our community members, vendors, past attendees, racers, volunteers, sponsors and partners for their support. Without the support of all these players, the AuSable River Festival and Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon would not be possible.

We hope to see everyone on the river and lakes, enjoying the trails, and patronizing our local businesses throughout the summer!

Please follow AuSable River Festival on Facebook and at www.ausableriverfest.com for upcoming 2021 festival information and AuSable River Canoe Marathon on Facebook and at www.ausablecanoemarathon.org for upcoming 2021 race information.

We wish you good health and safety in these uncertain times and look forward to seeing you next summer!

AuSable River Festival Committee
Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon Committees
Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce
City of Grayling
Crawford County Sheriff’s Department
Crawford County Emergency Management

This Cancellation includes the Following 2020 AuSable River Festival Events in addition to the AuSable River Canoe Marathon:

Arts & Crafts Show
AuSable Main Stage
Brew Ave. Beer Tent
Classic Car Show & Cruise Night
Food Court
HUP Race
Kid’s Day
Lil’ Paddler Play Zone

(please note that this is not an all inclusive list of events that take place during festival week, but these are what we have confirmed are cancelled – please check with each organization/business to confirm if they are still hosting their event(s) during this time)


The AuSable River Festival has its own website and Facebook page to keep everyone up to date on what is going on each year at our festival leading up to the AuSable River Canoe Marathon!  CHECK THEM OUT BELOW!!

Facebook – @ausableriverfestival

Hosted by Grayling Regional Chamber and our Community!


You can also find out more about the AuSable River Canoe Marathon at www.ausablecanoemarathon.org

Please note that the AuSable River Canoe Marathon is run by a non-profit volunteer organization (separate from the Grayling Chamber who runs many of the festival events leading up to the race) that works hard year-round to ensure that the AuSable River Canoe Marathon is a World Class event.  If you wish to be a sponsor for the canoe marathon race, please visit the canoe marathon’s website above for more details.



July 17
July 26