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June 24th and 25th, 2016

Weekend Events

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Wanigan Parade

Fish Fry

Beer Tent

Live Entertainment

Camping @ Fairgrounds Bonfire


Wanigan Race 10am

Riff-Raft Race 11 am

Awards Ceremony

Beer Tent



Riff-Raft Race

New This Year to Wanigan Weekend is the Riff-Raft Race.


Race cheap home-made rafts down the Cheboygan River.

Information For Spectators

 The Riff-Rafts will be launching from ******* at 11am.

The best place to watch will be the Lincoln Street Bridge at the Finish Line.

We estimate the first rafts will cross the finish around 11:30

Information For Racers

Race will be held on Saturday June 25th.

Registration opens at 10am.

The race kicks off at 11am.

For More Information download a copy of the RIFF RAFT RULES

World Championship Wanigan Race
The World Championship Wanigan Race will be held June 25th 2016. IMG_1842 Paddle down the river on a wooden raft while cooking a pot of chili.

Information For Spectators

 The Wanigans launch at 10am.

The launch is best viewed from the M-33 Bridge..

The race takes between 1 and 3 hours to finish

The Finish is best viewed from the Lincoln Street Bridge

Information For Racers

Wanigans must arrive by 9am for inspection

The first Wanigan Launches at 10am

For tips on building a Wanigan download the Wanigan Building Guide prepared by the Cheboygan Yacht Club.

For more information download the 2016 Wanigan Captain's Pack

Wanigan Weekend is Sponsored By:

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Encore Financial Group Wheeler Motors


The World Championship Wanigan Race has been running for 20+ Years. This year the Cheboygan Jaycees have teamed up with the Cheboygan Yacht Club .

The Cheboygan Area Jaycees are a leadership training and civic organization for men and women between the ages of 21 and 40. We are an energetic group of young adults who organize a variety of projects in the Cheboygan Area. For more information visit: www.cheboyganjaycees.org

The Cheboygan Yacht Club has a place for you whether you have a sailboat, power boat, or just enjoy being surrounded by nautical activities and good friends year round. Come be a part of a regional yacht club bringing together members from many northern Michigan communities.. Joining is easy! For more information visit: www.cheboyganyachtclub.com


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