Gaylord Alpenfest – July 9 – 13, 2019 [ July 9, 2019 to July 13, 2019. ] Gaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its’ 55th Annual Alpenfest® on July 9th – 13th, 2019.
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...
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...
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...
Step out of your comfort zone and into an amazing experience!!! Alpenfest 2020 is now accepting applications for our 2020 SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT! Gain Experience and Confidence on the Stage and Off, while earning scholarship funds by representing our wonderful community throughout the state, creating lifelong friendships and gaining skills to benefit your future!! Pageant Opportunity is open to young women in Otsego County ages 16-21. Attached Application and Forms to get you started!! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. [email protected] or 989-858-3382 drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B7PV7AA3l5b5F451E2OUHnhXonrBUYuO?usp=sharing... See MoreSee Less
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!
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.
What does the future hold for the Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon ? As we approach the 2020 race our vision is on our young new paddlers and their mentors. This year our program book will focus on youth paddlers (under 19) and the mentors who took them under their wings. If you, or a family member completed the ARCM and fall into this youth/mentor category, we need your help. We are looking for articles and pictures for use in the program book and/or other media sources. If you would like to submit an article or pictures of your Marathon experience for consideration by the Program Book team you can send them to [email protected] 196 days and counting!! ... See MoreSee Less