About the Alanson Riverfest

The Alanson Riverfest is an award-winning festival organized by the Village of Alanson Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The Alanson DDA was established in August of 2004. From the beginning the board’s central purpose was determined to be the creation of economic growth in order to stimulate a healthy village tax base. The idea of hosting a festival to celebrate the community turned into reality by 2006. The first Riverfest was held in August of 2007 and resulted in a successful event deemed worthy of repetition.

Our town is sure to delight everyone with its charm, the scenic beauty of the river and the all new Santuary Island, its rich opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and the warmth shown by its people. Alanson Riverfest’s purpose is to promote and share our abundance with each other and our neighbors. Be sure to ask about the Steamer replica that is currently under construction, it will be taking visitors on river tours soon.

Map of Alanson

2018 Alanson Riverfest Sponsors

Admirals of the River

Captains of the River

  • Stafford’s Hospitality
  • Huron Distributors
  • Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

River Pilots

  • Burt Lake Preservation Association
  • Dam Site Inn
  • Mbank
  • Maple River Animal Clinic
  • Waynes Electric

First Class Passengers

  • Circuit Control Corp.
  • Dave Kring Chevrolet
  • Ryde Marine
  • Little Traverse Disposal
  • Odawa Casino
  • Blarney Castle Ez Marts
  • Carter’s Imagewear & Awards
  • Cheboygan Daily Tribune
  • Citizens Nation Bank
  • Crooked River RV Park
  • Ginop Sales
  • Michigan Bait & Fish Farm

Friends of Riverfest

  • Skip’s Petoskey Glass
  • Northwood Restaurant
  • Southwood Pub & Gill
  • Alanson Painting
  • Racc Enterprises
  • Tigerlillys
  • Michigan River Blend Cafe & Gallery
  • Alanson Dairy Queen
  • American House
  • Bills Farm Market
  • Comfort Center
  • El Rancho
  • Ranch RV Sales
  • Louie’s Market
  • Indian River Contractors
  • PJ’s Family Hair Care
  • Two Loons Lagoon
  • Windjammer Marine
  • Harbor Fence
  • Richard’s Tire
  • Wade Trim
  • Williams Excavating