2019 Schedule of Events

(Schedule subject to change)


Fun for the Whole Family

  • Music all Weekend
  • Flea Market and Arts and Crafts Fair all Weekend
  • River Events: Lighted Boat Parade, Rubber Duck Race
  • Riverfest Family Day on Saturday the 10th, 9:00 am

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Alanson Riverfest Teen Dance

In the Entertainment Tent on Thursday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ($3 Entry Fee)

Movie in the Park (Wonder Park)

Family friendly movie on the big screen in Village Park at dusk. Sponsored by the Alanson DDA.


Friday, August 9, 2019

  • Arts, Crafts and Antique Flee Market, (12:00 am – 7:00 pm)
  • Fishing at the Trout Pond behind Young’s Bait Shop. A $2.00 donation is requested for each caught fish. No child with empty pockets will be turned away. (12:00 – 5:00) Sponsor: Michigan Wholesale Bait
  • Free kids fishing clinic (6:30 Sanctuary Island)

Jules Bersonnet “Choose Joy” Lighted Boat Parade

Bring your folding chair and watch the parade from Sanctuary Island on the banks of the Crooked River.  Parade starts at 9:30 pm. Click here for more info.

 


Saturday, August 10, 2019

  • Pie Eating Contest (9:00 Dutch Oven Bakery)
  • Arts, Crafts and Antique Flee Market, (10:00 am – 7:00 pm)
  • Alanson Library Book Sale (10:00 – 2:00 Community Center)
  • Fishing at the Trout Pond behind Young’s Bait Shop. A $2.00 donation is requested for each caught fish. No child with empty pockets will be turned away. (12:00 – 5:00) Sponsor: Michigan Wholesale Bait
  • Trivia With Preston (1:00 Entertainment Tent)
  • River Stories (1:00 – 4:00 Inland Water Route Museum)
  • Crooked Tree Performing Youth (2:00 – 3:00 River Street)

 

 

FREE Riverfest Family Day at the Park from 10:00 am to 4 pm

  • FREE Bouncers for the Kids  Sponsored by  Lake Life Church
  • Ah, So Cute Petting Zoo 
  • Annual Frog Jumping Contest (10:00 BYOF)
  • Candy Bar Bingo  (11:00)
  • Carnival (for age 12 & under):  12:00 – 2:00 pm
    • Saw Dust Money Hunt ($100 in coins!)
    • Free Carnival Games with PRIZES!
    •  Face Painting
  • Free Hot Dog Lunch (12:00 – 2:00)
  • Basketball Challenge (12:00 – 4:00)
  • Ga-Ga Ball (12:00 – 4:00)

 

 

 


SUNDAY, August 11, 2019

  • Community Church Service (9:00 Park Pavilion)
  • Arts, Crafts and Antique Flee Market, (11:00 – 4:00)
  • Top O Michigan Boat Race (12:00 Crooked River)
  • Petoskey Steel Drum Band Sponsored by WW Fairbairn & Sons 
    (12:00 Memorial Park)
  • Alanson Library Book Sale (1:00 – 3:00 Community Center)
  • Northern Lights Irish Dancers (1:00 Entertainment Tent)
  • Crooked River Duck Race (2:00 Swing Bridge)

 

 

 

Dragonfly

2019 Alanson Riverfest Sponsors

Admirals of the River

Captains of the River

Friends of the Captain

River Pilots

First Class Passengers

  • Little Traverse Disposal
  • Odawa Casino
  • Crooked River RV Park
  • Ginop Sales
  • Michigan Bait & Fish Farm
  • Citizen Nation Bank
  • Spanky’s Powersports
  • Ranch RV Sales
  • Harbor Park Self Storage
  • Windjammer Marina
  • Northwood Family Restaurant
  • William’s Excavating
  • Moeller Aerospace
  • Conway Towing
  • Key Creative

Friends of Riverfest

  • Skip’s Petoskey Glass
  • Comfort Center
  • Wade Trim
  • Fairbairn Realty
  • Turtle Cove Mercantile
  • Circuit Control Corporation
  • Boat Doctor of Northern Michigan
  • Ryde Marine
  • MDC Contacting LLC

Supporters of Riverfest

  • PJ’s Family Hair Care
  • Bill’s Farm Market
  • Alpena Oil
  • Harbor Fence
  • Racc Enterprises
  • El Rancho
  • Alanson Depot Restaurant
  • Harv & Linn Kasuske