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Wings Over Northern Michigan – Gaylord! – June 14 – 17 & 18, 2017
[ June 14, 2017; June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017. ] Gaylord Regional Airport Presents the 2017 Wings Over Northern Michigan Air Show @ the Gaylord Regional Airport, June 14 - 17 & 18, 2017, 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 [...] more...

Gaylord Alpenfest – July 11 – 15, 2017
[ July 11, 2017 to July 15, 2017. ] Gaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its’ 53rd Annual Alpenfest® on July 11th – 15th, 2017. 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...

2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – July 29 – 30, 2017
[ July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017. ] The 70th annual running of One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth - The AuSable River Canoe Marathon - is upcoming July 29-30, 2017. 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...

Farmfest 2017 – August 10 – 13, 2017
[ August 10, 2017 to August 13, 2017. ] Farmfest is a four day music festival located on an old farm near Johannesburg Michigan. Our 19th year! All Michigan artists! 59 bands plus! Dance Pavilion. Lots of activities for the entire family. more...


 

Wings Over Northern Michigan – Gaylord! – June 14 – 17 & 18, 2017

Gaylord Regional Airport Presents the 2017 Wings Over Northern Michigan Air Show @ the Gaylord Regional Airport, June 14 – 17 & 18, 2017, 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!

Wednesday, June 14th

  • AIR SHOW Gates open at 3:00 p.m. to the public
  • 5:30pm National Anthem with show to follow

Saturday, June 17th

  • AIR SHOW Gates open at 10:00 a.m. to the public
  • Noon Opening Ceremonies
  • 1pm – 4 pm Jaw dropping Aerobatic aerial performances, Jets and vintage war birds performing and on display.

Sunday, June 18th

  • AIR SHOW Gates open at 10:00 a.m. to the public
  • 1pm – 4 pm Jaw dropping Aerobatic aerial performances, Jets and vintage war birds performing and on display
  • 5:00 p.m. – Wings Over Gaylord 2017 closes

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Wings Over Northern Michigan – Gaylord On Facebook

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Wings Over Northern Michigan - Gaylord

The aircrew of the C-17 courtesy of Mr. & Mrs Rice. ... See MoreSee Less

The aircrew of the C-17 courtesy of Mr. & Mrs Rice.

Skyhawks point of view when they jump

The SkyHawks | Les SkyHawks
The show season is in full swing! Here's a peek from Gaylord, Michigan and North Bay, Ontario!

La saison des spectacles est en plein essor! Voici un coup d'oeil de Gaylord, Michigan et North Bay, en Ontario!
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Wings Over Northern Michigan - Gaylord

Ken Commons JR one of the pilots of the C-17 sent these to us this afternoon when they left, how amazing are these views? ... See MoreSee Less

Ken Commons JR one of the pilots of the C-17 sent these to us this afternoon when they left, how amazing are these views?

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Nice photo, big thank you to Ken and the crew, hope to see you all again next year. 🛩👍

So thankful to have the C-17 here for this year's Wings Over Northern Michigan ... See MoreSee Less

So thankful to have the C-17 here for this years Wings Over Northern Michigan

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Wings Over Northern Michigan - Gaylord

No these are not clouds, this is the smoke from shockwaves truck! Come check him out today. ... See MoreSee Less

No these are not clouds, this is the smoke from shockwaves truck! Come check him out today.
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Gaylord Alpenfest – July 11 – 15, 2017

Alpenfest EntertainmentGaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its’ 53rd Annual Alpenfest® on July 11th – 15th, 2017.

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

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Please share, the more the merrier!

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Janice Lampert Diane Pompei Rosie Helsel Enderle Warner

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Gaylord Alpenfest

Please share!!! We have an amazing "special guest" judge this year, you won't want to miss it! ... See MoreSee Less

Please share!!! We have an amazing special guest judge this year, you wont want to miss it!

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Faith Davis

Could it be Miss Lauren Duski?!?!?

Wesley Rudd

Yeah im singing in it this year lol

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Gaylord Alpenfest

Look at all this great Alpenfest apparel on sale now at the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce! Hats are $20, Button design shirts are $15 and all other shirts are $18 ... See MoreSee Less

Look at all this great Alpenfest apparel on sale now at the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce! Hats are $20, Button design shirts are $15 and all other shirts are $18

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Will they be on sale at the festival or only on line? I'd like the pick one for my Grand-Daughter.

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2017 AuSable River Canoe Marathon – July 29 – 30, 2017

The 70th annual running of One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth – The AuSable River Canoe Marathon – is upcoming July 29-30, 2017.

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

King of the River Poker SeriesJun 29, 4:00pmHuron PokerThe King of the River Poker Series is a 4-day event with cash tables and tournament play. Proceeds to benefit the AuSable River Canoe Marathon License# M95599

> Thursday June 29
Cash tables start at 4pm. NLTH tournament $10 buy in for $3,000 in chips. $10 rebuys for $3,000 in chips, Add-on at break $10 for $5,000 in chips

> Friday June 30
Cash tables start at 5pm. NLTH tournament $30 buy in for $6,000 in chips, Double add on $10 each for $5,000 in chips. Reentries available till first break.

> Saturday July 1
Cash tables start at 5 pm. NLTH Main Event Tournament $50 for $10,000 in chips, add-on at break $25 for $10,000 in chips, reentries available till first break.

> Sunday July 2
Cash tables start at 4 pm. NLTH tournament $5 buy in for $2,000 in chips, $10 rebuys for $2,000 in chips, addon at break $10 for $5,000 in chips.

For info contact Justin Griffith 989-820-5196
Please call ahead for cash table availability.

Early registration for tournament policy. If you call in prior to the tournament to register and make it here before the first cards are dealt you will get $1,000 in bonus chips. If you call in prior and don't get here till after the first hand is dealt you get $500 in bonus chips. If you do not call in or register in person before the first cards are dealt you will NOT get any registration bonus chips.
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Here is Megan Reinhard, an Oscoda High School graduating senior and a winner of the first annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon scholarship. Megan is pictured receiving the scholarship from AuSable Marathon volunteer Kathleen Erickson, and Oscoda volunteer committee Chairman, Rod Mattews.

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon Joint Committee approved the formation of a Scholarship Fund at its January 2017 meeting to enable the awarding of three scholarships per year as follows:

> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Crawford AuSable (Grayling) High School
> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Oscoda High School
> Scholarship to one high school graduating senior who is the son, daughter, or grandchild of a participant in the most recent Marathon, or a participant registered to compete in the current year Marathon.

More information about the scholarship program is available here> www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/marathon/scholarship-fund

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan
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Here is Megan Reinhard, an Oscoda High School graduating senior and a winner of the first annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon scholarship. Megan is pictured receiving the scholarship from AuSable Marathon volunteer Kathleen Erickson, and Oscoda volunteer committee Chairman, Rod Mattews.

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon Joint Committee approved the formation of a Scholarship Fund at its January 2017 meeting to enable the awarding of three scholarships per year as follows:

> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Crawford AuSable (Grayling) High School
> Scholarship to one graduating senior from Oscoda High School
> Scholarship to one high school graduating senior who is the son, daughter, or grandchild of a participant in the most recent Marathon, or a participant registered to compete in the current year Marathon.

More information about the scholarship program is available here> www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/marathon/scholarship-fund

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon 
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy 
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan

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What a great thing. I'm happy to see this.

37 days to go.... 36 days to go! There are now 63 teams entered for the 70th AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy!

Canoe numbers have been assigned to all of the teams entered and you can can view the full entry list on the photos below (go "fullscreen" to get a good look). For team-entry updates as they occur and much more great AuSable Canoe Marathon info, go to the website> AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

Among the 63 teams entered are paddlers from Australia and Belize! Currently, 12 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces are represented. There are 5 Women's teams, matching the record number, plus 16 Mixed teams, 14 Masters teams, 11 Senior teams, and 10 Rookie teams.

Please, feel free to tag your paddlers on the Entry List photos below!

The next entry registration cut-off is July 1; entries must be postmarked by that date.

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan
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37 days to go.... 36 days to go!  There are now 63 teams entered for the 70th AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy!

Canoe numbers have been assigned to all of the teams entered and you can can view the full entry list on the photos below (go fullscreen to get a good look). For team-entry updates as they occur and much more great AuSable Canoe Marathon info, go to the website> AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

Among the 63 teams entered are paddlers from Australia and Belize! Currently, 12 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces are represented. There are 5 Womens teams, matching the record number, plus 16 Mixed teams, 14 Masters teams, 11 Senior teams, and 10 Rookie teams. 

Please, feel free to tag your paddlers on the Entry List photos below!

The next entry registration cut-off is July 1; entries must be postmarked by that date.

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week - Presented by Consumers Energy - is upcoming July 25-30. Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
@AuSableMarathon 
#HupAllNight
#ConsumersEnergy 
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
#PureMichigan

Comment on Facebook

Counting the days can not wait!!!

Hup all night 💪

Rod and Judos Clark number 32. Paddle hard and paddle well. Wishing you two the best of the best!

Go Clarkie & Judos from Echuca in boat number 32! Go the Aussies living the dream!

Chris Glowiak 😊

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The Start! AuSable River Canoe Marathon
The Start!

The 70th AuSable River Canoe Marathon - Presented by Consumers Energy - is coming up July 29-30! Since 1947, One of the Greatest Canoe Races on Earth!

For more information:

> The AuSable Marathon website - AuSableCanoeMarathon.org

> The AuSable Marathon YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/AuSableCanoeMarathon

> On Instagram & Twitter - @AuSableMarathon #HupAllNight

AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
#HupAllNight
@PureMichigan
@AuSableMarathon
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon

The King of the River Poker Series is a 4-day event with cash tables and tournament play. Proceeds to benefit the AuSable River Canoe Marathon License# M95599

> Thursday June 29
Cash tables start at 4pm. NLTH tournament $10 buy in for $3,000 in chips. $10 rebuys for $3,000 in chips, Add-on at break $10 for $5,000 in chips

> Friday June 30
Cash tables start at 5pm. NLTH tournament $30 buy in for $6,000 in chips, Double add on $10 each for $5,000 in chips. Reentries available till first break.

> Saturday July 1
Cash tables start at 5 pm. NLTH Main Event Tournament $50 for $10,000 in chips, add-on at break $25 for $10,000 in chips, reentries available till first break.

> Sunday July 2
Cash tables start at 4 pm. NLTH tournament $5 buy in for $2,000 in chips, $10 rebuys for $2,000 in chips, addon at break $10 for $5,000 in chips.

For info contact Justin Griffith 989-820-5196
Please call ahead for cash table availability.

Early registration for tournament policy. If you call in prior to the tournament to register and make it here before the first cards are dealt you will get $1,000 in bonus chips. If you call in prior and don't get here till after the first hand is dealt you get $500 in bonus chips. If you do not call in or register in person before the first cards are dealt you will NOT get any registration bonus chips.

King of the River Poker SeriesJun 29, 4:00pmHuron PokerThe King of the River Poker Series is a 4-day event with cash tables and tournament play. Proceeds to benefit the AuSable River Canoe Marathon License# M95599

> Thursday June 29
Cash tables start at 4pm. NLTH tournament $10 buy in for $3,000 in chips. $10 rebuys for $3,000 in chips, Add-on at break $10 for $5,000 in chips

> Friday June 30
Cash tables start at 5pm. NLTH tournament $30 buy in for $6,000 in chips, Double add on $10 each for $5,000 in chips. Reentries available till first break.

> Saturday July 1
Cash tables start at 5 pm. NLTH Main Event Tournament $50 for $10,000 in chips, add-on at break $25 for $10,000 in chips, reentries available till first break.

> Sunday July 2
Cash tables start at 4 pm. NLTH tournament $5 buy in for $2,000 in chips, $10 rebuys for $2,000 in chips, addon at break $10 for $5,000 in chips.

For info contact Justin Griffith 989-820-5196
Please call ahead for cash table availability.

Early registration for tournament policy. If you call in prior to the tournament to register and make it here before the first cards are dealt you will get $1,000 in bonus chips. If you call in prior and don't get here till after the first hand is dealt you get $500 in bonus chips. If you do not call in or register in person before the first cards are dealt you will NOT get any registration bonus chips.
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