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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 On Facebook

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Happy New Year, What are you guys most looking forward to in 2019? Us? We are gearing up for year 10! If you haven't bought your tickets yet check into our Club Bravo Experience Ticket!
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Happy New Year, What are you guys most looking forward to in 2019? Us? We are gearing up for year 10! If you havent bought your tickets yet check into our Club Bravo Experience Ticket!
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Merry Christmas to you all!!! Hopefully some of you got the Bravo Club experience tickets or even regular tickets for Christmas! Can’t wait to see you all in June. ... See MoreSee Less

Merry Christmas to you all!!! Hopefully some of you got the Bravo Club experience tickets or even regular tickets for Christmas! Can’t wait to see you all in June.
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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 On Facebook

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Gaylord Alpenfest

ALPENFROST CRAFT SHOW! Check out a few of the items for sale at the COMMUNITY CENTER FEB 2ND from 9 - 5! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Gaylord Alpenfest

Heyyyyy Kids...and maybe some adults too...NEW this year Alpenfrost is having a SNOW SLIDE on the courthouse lawn!!!!! YIPPPEEEEE!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Sunday night could be only minus 28 degrees.

3 weeks ago

Gaylord Alpenfest

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click on the link below or go to www.alpenfrost.com. FROSTY 5K will be professionally timed by Endurance Evolution. Participants will receive an ALPENFROST HAT and PRIZES will be awarded by age group in the Visitors Center following the race.
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Can’t wait till the Alpenfest. Hope to see more rides for the 10-14 yr olds. Love Gaylord 👍🏽

1 month ago

Gaylord Alpenfest

CONGRATULATIONS Emily Cancilla, winner of the 2019 Alpenfrost Pin Design Contest! Emily is a senior at Gaylord High School. She states that although she enjoys art classes and a “very art oriented life”, she is pursuing physics and engineering upon graduation. Emily created a beautiful design featuring our Alpine themed Courthouse and ice tree downtown all decorated for Christmas. She will receive a $50 cash prize for her efforts and an honored place in Alpenfrost history! This year’s pin will provide you the most ever free and discounted offers the weekend of February 1st – 2nd. Alpenfrost pins make a wonderful stocking gift and will go on sale in the Visitors Center and many local businesses in the next few weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Gaylord Alpenfest

AND THE ANSWER IS....Jim Mongeau was a longtime chairman and general manager of Alpenfest. He was also named the very first Buergermeister in 1980. His wife Darlene was his loyal partner serving tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of the festival. She remains an Alpenfest supporter and the Dar Award is now given in her honor every year.

ALPENFEST TRIVIA....Who can identify these individuals and their significance to Alpenfest?
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AND THE ANSWER IS....Jim Mongeau was a longtime chairman and general manager of Alpenfest.  He was also named the very first Buergermeister in 1980.  His wife Darlene was his loyal partner serving tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of the festival.  She remains an Alpenfest supporter and the Dar Award is now given in her honor every year. 

ALPENFEST TRIVIA....Who can identify these individuals and their significance to Alpenfest?

 

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He was only the best teacher at Gaylord High School.

I’m proud to call them Grandma and Grandpa! 😉 My grandfather Jim Mongeau LOVED Alpenfest and everything Gaylord! My grandmother Dar still does!

Jim the " mong" and his wife Dar! Parade Marshall, teacher extrodinaire, and all around great guy!

Mr&Mrs. Monday, early pioneer's of Alpenfest.

❤️ Grandma and Grandpa ❤️

John says great picture ! Loved them both !

Jim was my government teacher in High School. Not a better man out there.

Luke Johnson

Pick me! Pick me!

Jim and Dar Mongeau!! Both such a huge influence on this community!!

Dar and Jim Mongeau

Love them!

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Love the Mongeau’s.

Mr. Mong and his wife, or coach as many of known him. Wonderful ppl!

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS COUPLE!!THEY DONT MAKE THEM LIKE THAT ANY MORE.THANKS FOR SHARING.

Dar & Jim Mongeau, members of the Alpenfest founders club.

Jim Grisso, Publisher of the Gaylord Herald Times, 10 years ago he was the 2008 Der Burgermeister

Loved Mr. Mongeau!!

What was the question?

Both were teachers for many years in Gaylord. Loved them both!

Wonderful man teacher and coach!

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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 On Facebook

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon

The AuSable River International Canoe Marathon Committee would like to thank Jay Jacobs of Consumers Energy for his efforts, working together with both organizations to provide wider exposure to the AuSable River Valley and a stable future for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. His lead role along with, Carolyn Bloodworth, Rich Castle, and several others from Consumers Energy, were the backbone for this growth. They helped in spreading the good word around the company on how awesome the AuSable River Canoe Marathon is, and how important of a roll Consumers Energy plays in the event. Most importantly we would like to thank Consumers Energy for helping maintain one of Michigan’s most precious natural resources, the AuSable River.
This week Jay is retiring from Consumers Energy after 42 years of service, retiring as Community Affairs Manager for Northeast Michigan. We are excited with what Jay, and the rest of the team from Consumers Energy were able to hand us as Jay retires. We are proud to announce Consumers Energy as our Primary Sponsor at $40,000 for the next three years, for a total commitment of $120,000.

Jay has been instrumental in providing support for the Consumers Energy, Dash for Cash in Oscoda, and the Consumers Energy Rabaska Marathon Race that is staged in the town of Mio. Both events helped structure, the movement of paddlers along the AuSable River Valley, and provide a way for more businesses throughout the AuSable River Valley to get involved. The Dash for Cash has been a very successful opportunity for racers to have a chance to measure themselves up against the best, while winning some cash. The Rabaska Race has been a great link to the paddlers in Quebec, and overseas, in addition to the benefits, that the Mio area businesses receive.
Like all of us that volunteer for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, and all the fans from the start in Graying to the finish in Oscoda, Jay is one of us! A true blue fan of the race with 100% respect for the athletes and what they endure to provide us with a great show!
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We interviewed Nicole Rice Owens on her recent trip to Australia to do the Massive Murray Paddle / Murray Marathon. Nicole is a local paddler from Frederic MI and a fan favorite of many along the AuSable River Valley. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great interview. If anyone wishes to do our event the registration opens March 1 via www.massivemurraypaddle.org.au We can guarantee you will have a wonderful adventure.

Great Interview!!

Matt Lane

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon

The canoe race opener is coming fast!83 days until Klondike. ... See MoreSee Less

The canoe race opener is coming fast!

2 weeks ago

AuSable River Canoe Marathon

It’s that time of year, a lot of canoe race training begins in January, right after the holidays. Be safe everyone!!Sunday Funday on the Ausable River.
5 C2’s 3 C1’s.
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It’s that time of year, a lot of canoe race training begins in January, right after the holidays. Be safe everyone!!

 

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I Don't See Josh Sheldon Or Ryan Halstead.....

Please be safe ❤💪

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