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Wings Over Northern Michigan – Gaylord! – June 16 & 17, 2018
[ June 16, 2018 to June 17, 2018. ] Gaylord Regional Airport Presents the 2017 Wings Over Northern Michigan Air Show @ the Gaylord Regional Airport, 16 & 17, 2018, with Air and Ground performances! Something to do for everyone in the family! Enjoy the wide variety of vintage warbirds, modern military aircraft, high speed passes, aerobatics, civilian general aviation aircraft, and military and emergency [...] more...

Gaylord Alpenfest – July 10 – 14, 2018
[ July 10, 2018 to July 14, 2018. ] Gaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its’ 54th Annual Alpenfest® on July 10th – 14th, 2018. Alpenfest® attracts not only local residents but also frequent vacationers enjoying the beautiful Michigan summer days. Additionally, it is Gaylord’s unofficial annual homecoming weekend, with former residents returning to enjoy the festivities. Expect five days of festivities [...] more...

2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – July 28 – 29, 2018
[ July 28, 2018 to July 29, 2018. ] The 71st annual running of One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth - The AuSable River Canoe Marathon - is upcoming July 28-29, 2018. Known by its legions of die-hard fans simply as "The Marathon", this event is one of the original ultra-endurance events in North America. The Marathon is also the middle leg [...] more...


 

Wings Over Northern Michigan – Gaylord! – June 16 & 17, 2018

Gaylord Regional Airport Presents the 2017 Wings Over Northern Michigan Air Show @ the Gaylord Regional Airport, 16 & 17, 2018, with Air and Ground performances!

Something to do for everyone in the family! Enjoy the wide variety of vintage warbirds, modern military aircraft, high speed passes, aerobatics, civilian general aviation aircraft, and military and emergency ground vehicles. Lots to see, do and eat!

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Wings Over Northern Michigan - Gaylord

Thank you to every single Veteran, because your sacrifice we know freedom! ... See MoreSee Less

Only 229 Days until Airshow weekend!!! How many of you are coming to check out our 10 year anniversary? ... See MoreSee Less

Only 229 Days until Airshow weekend!!! How many of you are coming to check out our 10 year anniversary?

 

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We’ve started going two years ago and we’ve decided to make attendance at this great air show an annual tradition!

K& J Grill will be there!

Alison Beatty Bette Chapin Kenward Lenore Bolthouse

I mean coming since day one and won't miss any.

Me me me me me!! Can you please make a Facebook event so I can mark it down?

Coming back to staff again with the Sea Cadets, yes

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How cool would this be for a job?

Canadian Armed Forces
#DefenceTeamNews: Join the SkyHawks 2019 team and the National Moose Hide Campaign.
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Though we love all of our military we have a special spot for the air force!!!! Thank you all for your service! ... See MoreSee Less

Though we love all of our military we have a special spot for the air force!!!! Thank you all for your service!

 

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Gaylord Alpenfest – July 10 – 14, 2018

Alpenfest EntertainmentGaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its’ 54th Annual Alpenfest® on July 10th – 14th, 2018.

Alpenfest® attracts not only local residents but also frequent vacationers enjoying the beautiful Michigan summer days.

Additionally, it is Gaylord’s unofficial annual homecoming weekend, with former residents returning to enjoy the festivities.

Expect five days of festivities including a parade, carnival, kids games and contests, pancake breakfast, ethnic food, stages with live entertainment and the World’s Largest Coffee Break.

This is a true community celebration!

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Gaylord Alpenfest

TIME TO START THINKING WINTER AND GETTING CREATIVE...
The Alpenfrost 2019 Pin Design Contest is underway! Our 8th annual Alpenfrost will be held February 1st and 2nd 2019 and we need your help! Once again the Alpenfrost Committee is looking for themed artwork reflecting an outdoor winter festival to adorn the 8th annual Alpenfrost commemorative pin and promotional materials. This pin will be your ticket to all the festival events as well as specials from local businesses. To enter your artwork for consideration, please send in or email your artwork by Friday, November 9th. This year’s winning design entrant will receive a $50 prize!

Alpenfrost Pin Criteria are as follows:
1. The theme should reflect an outdoor winter festival
2. Please include the following information on your design: 2019 Alpenfrost, Feb 1st & 2nd, 8th Annual, gaylordalpenfrost.com
3. Design can be submitted in a larger circle, but must be able to fit in a small round pin approximately 2 1/4” diameter
4. If submitting as an electronic file, please save as either jpg or pdf format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
5. Entries due by Friday, Nov 9th and can be dropped off at the Gaylord Chamber of Commerce at 319 West Main St, mailed to Gaylord Chamber, Attn Jennifer Cleaver, PO Box 513, Gaylord MI 49734, or emailed to [email protected]
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Gaylord Alpenfest

Did you know with your $5 pin you can participate in 10 Free Food Events? Have you participated in these? What do you love about them? ... See MoreSee Less

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Gaylord Alpenfest

ALPENFEST SUGGESTION BOX: What would you most like to see at next year's festival? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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More hands-on kid activities

Tribute to "journey" again !!!

I went last year and I found it to be wonderful...clean...kid friendly...and a little bit of everything for every she...the concerts were amazing...keep up the good work..

Picnic tables with umbrellas

Some new and different vendors. Seem to be the same ones every year.

Country Concerts !

The Elders!

mtb race

Half marathon

More vendor booths... Has always been one of my favorite parts, and seems to be less of them every year, and more carnival midway! 😕 There's already a fair...

Better music bands

Better prices.

More and different vendor booths that will draw more people.

Newer vendors

Glow run ( if that could happen)

More Vendors. Better music.

Real arts and crafts not buy sell

More vendors. More variety with vendors. Car show. Dog/animal competition.

Everything different from years past. Getting boring.

More vendors.

The prices because as a large family I would love to be able to have my children experience and it's hard due to prices or maybe family bundles. different souvenir options as well would be nice. And more different vendors the polish was my favorite but maybe different options

Better music !! Bigger selection for small kids for rides . And more venders for sure !

Hated the big screen commercials next to the stage. As well as the VIP seating. So commercial in 2018. Not what I always believed Alpenfest to be.

Gluten Free Venders would be nice!

BRING BACK THE FIREBALL! N LESS KID RIDES. majority of ppl that go r teens

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2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – July 28 – 29, 2018

The 71st annual running of One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth – The AuSable River Canoe Marathon – is upcoming July 28-29, 2018.

Known by its legions of die-hard fans simply as “The Marathon”, this event is one of the original ultra-endurance events in North America. The Marathon is also the middle leg of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing. New York’s General Clinton Canoe Regatta, staged Memorial Day, and Quebec’s Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie, staged over the U.S. Labor Day weekend complete the Triple Crown circuit.

More than 50,000 frenzied fans will cheer & urge on on the tough competitors in The Marathon at various points along the course. First, when the starter’s gun sounds at 9 p.m. Saturday night in Grayling, the teams dash with their canoes through the downtown streets in a thrilling LeMans-style running sprint to the river.

The start of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon has often been referred to as the most intense, exciting several-minute happening in all of competitive sports.

The two-person teams race 120 miles non-stop for 14 to 19 hours & over 50,000 paddle strokes on the AuSable River from Grayling, Michigan to Oscoda, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Huron.

They will battle darkness, weather conditions, river obstructions, illness & sheer exhaustion while charging down the river at a torrid pace of 50 to 80 paddle strokes per minute.

Thousands of fans travel to viewing locations at public access points, bridges & the six Consumers Energy hydroelectric dams that the teams must portage during the race.

Many riverfront homeowners host Marathon Parties for friends & family. The most die-hard fans follow ALL of the race – 120 miles & 14 to 19 hours to the finish line.

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon is organized by a non-profit organization, AuSable River International Canoe Marathon, Inc. (ARICM) which is made up entirely of volunteers who are fans of this great race.

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon

ABC Mildura Swan Hill
🎥 MURRAY MARATHON FLASHBACK 🚣‍♂️🚣‍♂️

It's less than a week until the Massive Murray Paddle / Murray Marathon - this year celebrating it's 50th year!

This ABC TV news report is from 1970 when the annual race featured 101 canoists.

Next week's event is expected to include 550 paddlers in 180 different craft, such as canoes, kayaks, outriggers and stand up paddle boards, supported by 800 ground crew.

But one thing remains the same - the course - paddlers will travel 404 kilometres across five days, starting at Yarrawonga and finishing at Swan Hill.
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We would like to wish Grayling native, Nicole Rice Owens the best of travels and a good race while she is in Australia, doing the Massive Murray Marathon. She is trading in Perpetuem for Vegemite. lol ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to wish Grayling native, Nicole Rice Owens the best of travels and a good race while she is in Australia, doing the Massive Murray Marathon. She is trading in Perpetuem for Vegemite.  lol

 

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It’s scary she eats more vegemite than I do!

Nicole Rice Owens Where did you get that shirt?!?!?!

Loved it when I was in Wollongong!!

Good luck and have fun.

If she comes to western australia be sure to contact me!

Good luck.

How are you getting boats paddles and pit crew down under?

Have fun sister

Best of luck!

Good luck post pictures!

Ow ya goin mate? Good luck Nicole. I almost didn't recognize you.

Best of luck

What is the start date

felicitation NICOLE

😋😋♥️♥️❤️😁

Gross! 😂

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Sarah Taylor, Nic Durish, Adam Black, James Carlin Mader, Kyle Taylor heeere we go

Looking forward to it!!

Hope I can come this next time ❤ drone videos and whatnot

See ya then!😊

Get ready!

Jewels Hagerman

Anthony Szafraniec IV

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More than courage is needed to risk your life for your country. It takes commitment, caring, and deep personal strength. It takes the heart of a hero. Thank You. ... See MoreSee Less

More than courage is needed to risk your life for your country.  It takes commitment, caring, and deep personal strength. It takes the heart of a hero. Thank You.

 

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Well yes, there is hydrogen bonding for a start. All our enjoyment starts there.

In waders on a trout stream,with snow falling solitude ....

That magic is in Higgins Lake!!!!!

Mni wiconi..water is life...NO DAPL...

Origins of life.....H2O.....

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