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59th Alpenfest – Saturday, July 13th


Saturday, July 13


198 South Court Street
Gaylord, MI 49735

Saturday, July 13th, 2024

8:00 AM Farmers Market – Court and First Street

7:30 AM Alpenfest Run – Start and end at North Central State Trailhead. Bragging rights to top finishers. Free Commemorative Alpenfest Run T- shirt and medals to the first 300 runners who register. You may register online HERE!

  • Registration 6:30AM
  • Doppellauf 7:30AM
  • Alpen Half Marathon 7:30AM
  • 10k starts at 9:00 AM
  • 5.9k starts at 10:00 AM
  • 1 mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 11AM 

11:00 AM Alpenstrasse, Ethnic Alley, and T.J. Schmidt Amusements Carnival opens

12:00 PM Alpenfest Grand Parade – The pageantry of Gaylord’s premier parade unfolds down Main Street and Otsego Avenue.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Grand Traverse Pipe and Drum – Main Stage, Founded in 1974, The Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums have entertained crowds throughout the Northern Michigan region. The haunting sound of the pipes, the crisp thunder of the drums, and the flash of the kilts is a delight to the eyes and ears!

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Petoskey Steel Drum Band Concert – Court and 2nd Street, The Petoskey Steel Drum Band brings a unique sound to events all over Michigan. This group of about 40 students performs a blend of Caribbean steel drum music with contemporary tunes

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM New Brass Express Concert – Main Stage, The New Brass Express features a group of versatile musicians who love to perform all types of music!

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM RepliKaty-The Katy Perry Experience – Main Stage, RepliKaty dazzles audiences with their vibrant and meticulously crafted tribute to pop superstar Katy Perry. She captures the essence of Katy’s iconic stage presence, flamboyant costumes, and powerhouse vocals. RepliKaty ensures every concert is a feast for the senses, promising not just a musical tribute, but a full-scale pop spectacle, inviting fans to sing along and relive the magic of Katy Perry’s most memorable performances.

9:00 PM Alpenfest Comes to an End – We hope you had an enjoyable week here at the 59th Alpenfest and hope to see you again next year. Thank you on behalf of the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce and Alpenfest Committee.​



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