2018 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 11th, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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 (Paddington 2)

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


Friday, August 10, 2018

  • Arts, Crafts and Antique Flee Market, 12:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • 12:00 – 5:00 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. Sponsor: Michigan Wholesale Bait

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 11, 2018

  • Arts, Crafts and Antique Flee Market, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • 12:00 – 5:00 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. Sponsor: Michigan Wholesale Bait

Alanson Library Annual Book Sale

Saturday at the Community Building, 10 am to 2 pm.

FREE Riverfest Family Day at the Park from 9:00 am to 4 pm

  • FREE Bouncers for the Kids  Sponsored by  Lake Life Church (Start at 10:00)
  • Petting Zoo
  • Annual Frog Jumping Contest
    • BYOF  10:00 am
    • All Ages, including adults!  Trophies!
  • Candy Bar Bingo  10:30 am
  • Carnival (for age 12 & under):  12:00 – 2:00 pm
    • Saw Dust Money Hunt ($100 in coins!)
    • Free Carnival Games with PRIZES!
    •  Face Painting
  • 3-on-3 Basketball   2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Ga-Ga Ball 2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

 

 


SUNDAY, August 12, 2018

  • Arts, Crafts and Antique Flee Market, 11:00 – 4:00
  • 12:00 – 5:00 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. Sponsor: Michigan Wholesale Bait

Alanson Area Church Community Service (Village Park)

Starts with an 8:45 prayer time, followed by meeting at 9am for fellowship, with an awesome service at 9:00 am.

Alanson Library Annual Book Sale

Sunday at the Community Building, 1 pm to 3 pm.

The Petoskey Steel Drum Band

Petoskey Steel Drum Band12:00pm Playing in the Village Park Next to the Swing Bridge- 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 performs 30-40 concerts a year and over 20 during the summer and annually at the Alanson Riverfest!  Sponsored by WW Fairbairn and Sons

Crooked River Duck Race

Cheer on as hundreds of brightly colored plastic ducks race down the Crooked River trying to cross the finish line.  Ducks are available for “adoption” throughout the weekend – $1 each.  Prizes awarded to the top 3 ducks!   Sunday, 2:00 pm.  Race starts at the Swing Bridge.

Dragonfly

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