Riverfest 2019

50th Anniversary Grass Riverefest and Auction will be held Thursday, August 15th.

This annual fundraiser for the Grass River Natural Area will take place at Shanty Creek Resort, 5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire MI 49615. The Riverfest is particularly special this year as GRNA celebrates its 50th Anniversary by honoring its founders. The Steve Stargardt Trio will provide musical entertainment during the cocktail and dinner hours. A cash bar is available all evening. Attire is “snappy casual”. Silent auction items will be available to bid on all evening with a live auction to follow the strolling dinner. Auction items will include a four night stay at a British Columbia lodge that is available only by helicopter, one week at a condo on Anna Maria Island in Florida, a home cooked Italian dinner for six, private wine and farm tours, outdoor gear, nature themed décor, gift cards for dining and golf, and more. All proceeds help to further GRNA’s mission “to manage the Grass River Natural Area, conserve and protect its watershed, and provide opportunities that increase knowledge, appreciation and community-wide stewardship of the natural environment”.   Individual tickets at $60 or reserved tables for 8 at $600 may be purchased at or by calling 231.533.8314.

Riverfest Sponsors

The Pelican Family

Short’s Brewing – Shanty Creek Resort

Old Mission Investment and Trust

Alden State Bank – Dewey Insurance Agency – 4Front Credit Union – Interlochen Public Radio – Village Markets

Blarney Castle Oil Co. – Pete Byron – Fischer Insurance Agency – Mammoth Distilling – WCMU Public Radio

Grand Traverse Resort Green Team – Oryana Natural Food Market – Tom and Peg Comfort