Our Mission and Planned Events

For 2014-2015

Our mission is to support all Alanson community organizations by organizing festivals and events and enhancing our rich heritages, education, and creative arts.

Friends of Alanson was envisioned by Genevieve Lloyd--who was the Alanson Riverfest's original organizer---a position she held for 5 years. The Riverfest has since become well-established and is a much anticipated event in Northern Michigan. However, in 2012, the need for a specialized organization that could assist and coordinate all the other organizations when creating community events became evident. It is our hope that our efforts will also embrace and enhance more local community involvement in future public events.

Current Activities

Sat. July 26, 2014
Friends of Alanson  Beer & Wine Tasting Festival & Juried Fine Art Show
benefits the Alanson High School Agriculture Greenhouse project.
On the beautiful grounds of Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge and Suites
On US 31, North of the M 68 intersection, Alanson, MI
Art Show is FREE 11am to 6 pm
Beer & Wine Tasting 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ticket cost $20 in Advance - $30 the Day of
Tickets can be gotten at
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites,
WW Fairbairn & Sons
or on line by clicking on our On-Line Store below

August 8th
Bark in the Park







Our mission is to support all Alanson community organizations by organizing festivals and events and enhancing our rich heritages, education, and creative arts.
Photo courtesy of Fire & Ice Photography