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59th Alpenfest – Tuesday, July 9th


Tuesday, July 9


198 South Court Street
Gaylord, MI 49735


All Day

Tuesday, July 9

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Alpenfest Honors Luncheon and Awards Presentation – Join the Alpenfest Committee under the Pavilion as we honor several individuals who supported Alpenfest over the years. Jacket presentation to this year’s Parade Marshall, Der Buergermeister, Dar Award Winner and Edelweiss Award Winner. We will also recognize our Honored Business. Entertainment by the Gaylord Alpine Band. Daniel Duncan from Duncan Studios will be working on a live community painting that will be auctioned off at the end of the luncheon. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance at Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event.

1:00 PM Alpenstrasse, Ethnic Alley and T. J. Schmidt Amusements Carnival opens


5:00 PM Opening Ceremonies – Main Stage, Willkommen by Mayor Todd Sharrard, and singing of National Anthem. Presentation of Colors by Ralph Holewinski VFW Post 1518, Alphorn Salute and introduction of Der Buergermeister, Honored Business, Dar and Edelweiss Awards. Also presenting our 2024 Alpenfest Queen Contestants and our 2024 Pin Design winners.

5:00 PM Wurst Wagon – Under Main Stage Pavilion, Delicious hot dogs and chips are sponsored and served up hot and fresh by our finest Michigan State Police Officers.

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nameless – Main Stage, Nameless brings your favorite “deep hits” of the 70s and 80s to Gaylord. Come rock with us to kick off night 1 of Alpenfest!

10:00 PM Burning of the Böögg – Put your troubles on paper, slip them inside the Böögg and watch them go up in smoke. Trouble slips are located at the base of the Böögg under the Pavilion. Lampion and Boog parade start at 10:00 PM and continues to the corner of First Street and Center.



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