Grass River Natural Area 2020 Riverfest Re-Invented for COVID-19

Join Grass River Natural Area staff from the comfort of your home – on your own or with friends for an online Happy Hour, Thursday, August 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  You can create your personal virtual picnic spot at GRNA with provided backgrounds. Your host for the evening is GRNA Executive Director Jenn Wright, with music from the Steve Stargardt Trio of musicians. The happy hour event will kickoff Grass River Natural Area’s online auction, with over 50 items to bid on until the auction closes on Sept 3rd at 11:00 pm. You will also be able to raise your virtual paddle and send GRNA funds to help them continue to meet their mission.

You can enjoy the HappyHour kickoff for free or pay $60 per person ($100 per couple) for GRNA to deliver a picnic in a basket, including light food from Shanty Creek Resort and drinks from Short’s Brewing Co or Northwoods Soda. Happy hour attendees must pre-register by Aug 10th.

For more information and to register, visit or call (231) 838-0269.