2022 Chamber Events Calendar Approved |

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OSCODA – After experiencing a long, dark and cold winter, locals and visitors alike will have a wide range of festivities to partake in over the coming months.

The Oscoda Township Board of Directors approved a 2022 calendar of events, submitted by the chamber’s executive director, Nancy Howse, at its regular March 14 meeting. The motion for approval was moved by Township Treasurer Jaimie McGuire, with support from Administrator Steve Wusterbarth. The vote was unanimous.

Summer kicks off with the 38th Annual Art on the Beach, June 26-28, at Oscoda Beach Park. The Shore Run Beach Run will take place on the morning of June 25, in collaboration with Art on the Beach.

The Paul Bunyan Challenge Triathlon is moved out of Lakewood Shores, where it was held in previous years. The event will take place on July 3 with a location to be determined.

The Council also approved the use of Furtaw Field for the staging of the annual Independence Day Parade on July 4th. According to a note from Howse, the parade route will run down US-23 to Mill Street.

A “Hurry Up & Paddle or Sink” canoe race is scheduled for Wednesday. July 20 at 5 p.m. on the AuSable River. A “blind” canoe race is scheduled for Thursday 21 July. Both of these events will take place the week before the AuSable River Canoe Marathon.

In the fall, the annual Paul Bunyan Days will be held at Furtaw Field from September 26-28.

The Fall Harvest Block Party will take place on Saturday, October 22 on Dwight Street.

The year will end with the Northern Lights Parade and activities to be held on Saturday, December 3. Furtaw Field will also serve as the staging area for this parade.

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