2014 Schedule of Events


Fun for the Whole Family

  • Music all Weekend (see band listings on Entertainment Tent page)
  • Flea Market and Arts and Crafts Fair all Weekend
  • Kid’s Trout Fishing on US 31 behind Youngs Bait sponsored by Michigan Bait Fish Farms and the Bouncer Carnival at the Park with new items.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Volunteer party

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Big Tent.  Your volunteer shirt and name badge will be available for pickup or you may stop in to sign up for a fun filled shift but be early to secure the spot you want.  First come, first serve.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Alanson Riverfest Teen Dance

In the Entertainment Tent on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Cover charge is just $3.00.  DJ Tanner is BACK!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Arts, Crafts and Antique Flee Market
  • Carnival in the Park
  • Round Wolf Primitive
  • Tommy Tropic and son-Jugglers and Magicians

Bark In the Park Till Dark (No cost to watch)

An event for animal lovers and their pets! Bring your pooch to the Village park for a series of contests.

Events begin at 7:00 – Registration begins at 6:00. Events:

  • Best Dressed
  • Mutt-Strut
  • Best-Trick
  • Look-a-Like

Sponsored & Managed by Friends of Alanson. This event is a fundraiser for Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network. You can get your registration form at friendsofalanson.org or fill one out before the events begin.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Alanson Riverfest Kayak Race

  • COME ONE! COME ALL! Prizes and T-Shirts! Proceeds go to help complete the Village tour boat.
  • There will be 2 races: A Recreation (1 mile) and a Touring Race (2.5 mile)
  • Registration begins at 8:30 am. Races begin at 9:00 am
  • Registration Fee – $15.00, Kayak Race Registration Form

5K RUN

Race is at 9:00 am but be sure to register in the park behind the Library at 8:00 am. Race is sponsored by the Alanson Cross Country Team.

The Depot Restaurant will do a Free Pancake Eating Contest!

Saturday, August 9th at 10:00am. (sign up begins at 9:45am). It will be held on their deck, under the canopy. The winner will get a Depot T-shirt and gift certificate for a pizza. All participants will get a gift certificate for a pizza.

Rock 105Frozen T-Shirt Contest!

At the Park Saturday Morning, Noon to 1:00 pm: Contests

  • No Registration
  • Frog Race (BYOF) 11:00 am win Bounce Carnival bracelets!
  • Whip-Cream-Pie-Bubble-Blowing Competition at 11:30 am winner presented with a plaque!
  • Tot-Trot at 12:30 am. Must be 1-4. Special prizes awarded!
  • Free face painting
  • 12:45 pm Kids fun run 5-7
  • 1:00 pm Kids fun run 8-11

Friends of the Alanson Area Library Annual Book Sale

Saturday at the Community Building, 10 am to 2 pm

At the Park Saturday Afternoon

Pinata sponsored by Thats My Dog 1:30 pm
The Northern Lights Irish Dancers 2pm – 4pm
Bouncer Carnival
Tommy Tropic


SUNDAY, August 10, 2014

Alanson Area Church Community Service (In the Big Tent)

Hosted by the Alanson Church of the Nazarene
Meeting at 9am for fellowship with an awesome service from 9:15 to 10:15am

The Petoskey Steel Drum Band

Petoskey Steel Drum BandNoon to 1:00pm Playing in the Village Park behind the Community building- Free Concert. Formed in 1997 under the direction of Barry Bennett, The Petoskey Steel Drum Band has performed throughout the state of Michigan and at other venues including; Epcot Center, Walt Disney World, Mardi Gras in New Orleans-7 times, the Caribbean Islands, and Hawaii. The group also just finished building a double decker “parade trailer”. This 2 story trailer was designed specifically for the New Orleans Mardi Gras parades but is also be used in local parades and festivals. The group performs 30-40 concerts a year and over 20 during the summer and annually at the Alanson Riverfest!

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