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...
The safety of community members, volunteers, guests to our community, and stability of the business community was top of mind when the Alpenfest Board of Directors made the very tough decision to postpone the 2020 festival due to COVID-19 to 2021.
In 56 years, this is the first time that the festival has not taken place in the Gaylord Community. “Alpenfest may not be happening this year, but we plan to take this time to improve the festival and come out of this crisis stronger than ever for the community that we support,” said Wendie Forman Alpenfest Board President.
The board would like to thank our community members, vendors, past attendees, sponsors, and partners for their support over the years. Without the support of all these players, Alpenfest would not be possible. COVID 19 is causing unprecedented effects that are felt by many individuals and businesses.
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Luckily this postponement does not have to cancel our community Alpenspirit. Perhaps wearing our lederhosen, dirndl and blumenkranz that week can remind us of that. We are a creative & resilient community. I look forward to seeing cool ways people come up with to stay connected.
Yet another knee-jerk reaction... If This virus was so bad... We would have been rotating our first responders and essential employees on a regular basis by now... Every hospital up north would be packed with suffering just from the exposed workforce... Right now... Even on lock down... I stongly disagree with this decision
I am sad that it won't happen, but I understand and appreciate leaders who prioritize our health and safety.
A very tough decision but the right one! 2021 Alpenfest will be the best. Thank you Alpenfest Board for all your hard work and dedication.
I’m sure that was a tough decision. I appreciate the efforts of the Alpenfest Board. I’m sure you’ll continue working your tails off and we’ll have a better than ever 2021 Alpenfest we can celebrate together!
Thank you for making a wise, informed, and courageous choice for the safety and well-being of all.
Thank you for your thoughtful decision. I strongly agree with it.
Thank you for the notice and to all out there thank you and stay safe please.
It's a wise decision. Sad, but smart. Everyone will miss it. I know we will. Grandkids for sure. Next year will be a celebration.
Sad news but understandable considering the times. Stay safe everyone - till next year!
you still wear your lederhosen the week that have alpine fest to should people that we still love our alpine fest. even if we can not have it. I be live that all retail should wear the alpine fest that week
As sad as that is...I respect that decision...safety and life's are more important...
So sad but totally understandable! Be safe!
Such a hard decision in this time of unknowing. You done good.
Thank you for letting us know early.
Thank you for the notice. Better to be safe than sorry.
We will miss alpenfest during our vacation this year. See all of you next year. Remind me of the date for 2021?
I'll go back to fear based.
I guess I will just have to wear my lederhosen around the house for that week 🙁
The Alpenfest Board of Directors continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. As of right now we are committed to hosting Alpenfest but may need to make some adjustments as the situation continues to progress. We will keep the public informed as those decisions are made. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all that participated in our pin design contest!! It was amazing, we received over 40 designs! It was a hard decision for our board but .... Congratulations to Samantha Church for the 2020 Winning Pin design and Katie Shambaugh for our 2020 Volunteer Pin design!! ... 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.
Our MCRA paddling family received word that Ed Adams passed away on Saturday, August 29. Ed was among the original members of MCRA as president, board member, and competed in Michigan race circuit, AuSable Marathon, and numerous outstate races including Texas Water Safari, and USCA National Championships. Visitation for Ed is at Sharps funeral home in Fenton Wednesday between 4 pm & 8pm. Thursday viewing 10 am with mass at 11 am. at St John's church .
Sharps funeral home is at 1000 W. Silver Lake rd. The St John's Catholic church is at 600 W. Adelaide St. Fenton ... See MoreSee Less
Getting the job done a day at a time!! Today’s work was pretty labor intensive (for them - I supervised 😂) Exciting news about our project will be coming soon - stayed tuned for more details 😊 Looking forward to the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon ... See MoreSee Less
The ARCM Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that Emma Doederlein is the winner of the Marathon Family Scholarship. Emma is attending Central Michigan University in the fall where she plans to study Biochemistry. Emma's father Scott Doederlein recently finished the ARCM in 2018. Congratulations Emma and good luck at CMU!!
"It has to look worse before it can look better" wise words from my mother. Well after this evening it definitely looks worse...Demo on the Finish Line Trailer has commenced. Same time, same place next Wednesday. Looking forward to the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon and having a nice place for our Finish Line Volunteers to work out of. ... See MoreSee Less
We are so fortunate to have Consumers Energy as our Title Sponsor for the AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Please take a moment to read this update on their Clean Energy Plan:
At Consumers Energy, we want the AuSable River Canoe Marathon and Mother Nature’s accompanying show to be enjoyed by future generations for years to come. That’s why we take our role as environmental stewards to protect the river and land around it so seriously. It’s also why we developed our Clean Energy Plan.
The plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal, achieve net zero carbon emissions and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90% clean energy resources by 2040.
Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and CEO, emphasized the Clean Energy Plan is a response to customers who care deeply about how Consumers Energy addresses air quality, water management and greenhouse gas emissions.
“It’s important to understand the role that everyone plays in Michigan’s clean energy future,” said Poppe. “We are working with policymakers, businesses and environmental groups to develop our energy plan, but our customers will play a key role by participating in programs that will reduce our demand for energy and manage the power grid more efficiently and effectively.” ... See MoreSee Less