Festivals and Events
Each year Downtown Grayling hosts events ranging from clean-up days to 5-day festivals, and every sort of gathering in-between! Whether the target is to raise funds for programming, bring the community together, or offer training and education, the best place to host it, or find it, is Downtown Grayling.
We strive to partner with extraordinary groups around our community to offer a wide range of activities and programming to serve the greatest number of residents, business owners, and visitors possible.
Many of our events are designed to engage folks in our downtown commercial area and promote: shopping local, friendly neighbors, and community pride. One of our primary goals in Downtown Grayling is to create a sense of place that invokes vibrant everlasting memories. The kind of memories that keep you coming back for more.
2020 AuSable River Festival and Canoe Marathon Cancellation
OFFICIAL CANCELLATION NOTICE of the 2020 AuSable River Festival & 2020 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon The decision to cancel this year’s festival and race festivities does not come easily, however, with the uncertainty that we are all...
AuSable River Festival Parade – New Route
The AuSable River Festival Parade committee - a Grayling Main Street event - is excited to announce a new parade route and timing for 2020! In cooperation with City leadership, Festival, and Marathon management, the committee explored fixing longstanding safety and...
AuSable River Festival Parade Changes
We are excited to announce the formation of an all new committee of volunteers organizing the 2020 AuSable River Festival Parade! The parade has been managed by various groups and individuals in years past using the same route and operational methods. Last year, the...
Harvest festival and funky fish races
October 7th, 2017 10 AM - 3ish PM October 7th, 2017 3 PM - 7ish PM
3rd Annual Paddle Battle
Who: Everyone is invited to this free all ages event! What: Battles, Betting, Brews, and Buddies! Volunteers will be serving up Michigan brews for your enjoyment, as you watch the Paddle Battles with your Buddies and Bet on the winners for raffle entries! When:...