2022 in Review
As we head into this new year that is full of many exciting possibilities and opportunities for the community of Downtown Alpena, it is nice to reflect on the amazing year that we had. Last year there were a lot … Continue reading 2022 in Review
Enjoy a drink in Downtown Alpena’s new Social District
As of Friday, July 23, 2021, the Downtown Alpena Social District is officially open! Within the district, patrons twenty-one and older are able to purchase an alcoholic beverage from a participating restaurant or bar and carry and consume it outdoors … Continue reading Enjoy a drink in Downtown Alpena’s new Social District
Fresh Waves Project 2023 Artist Applications Now Open!
Over the past 5 years the Fresh Waves Mural Project has been working to help beautify Downtown Alpena and preserve the history of the community that surrounds it. The project aims to bring a fresh, new look to the downtown … Continue reading Fresh Waves Project 2023 Artist Applications Now Open!
My Glass Wings Receives Match on Main Grant
As a downtown, we love to see each other grow and expand their business and the offerings that they can bring to the community. This year, My Glass Wings was awarded a $25,000 grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s … Continue reading My Glass Wings Receives Match on Main Grant
Downtown Alpena Through the Decades Part 3
Downtown Alpena has grown from decade to decade in a way that it has become a new experience for each group of people that enter into it. As the downtown has grown, so have the businesses that are a part … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Through the Decades Part 3
2nd Annual Alpena Ice Fest is Coming Up!
After a very successful first year, the Alpena Ice Fest is kicking off for it’s 2nd annual event on Saturday, February 11th, 2023. This event, while very cold last year, was incredibly fun and busy. It will be starting at … Continue reading 2nd Annual Alpena Ice Fest is Coming Up!
Downtown Alpena Through the Decades: Part 2
Throughout the years, Downtown Alpena has had many changes and shifts. However, there have been businesses that have lasted for many decades. These are businesses that continued to thrive even after having to change buildings and ownership, that continued to … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Through the Decades: Part 2
Holiday Activities in Downtown Alpena
There is almost nobody that can deny a love for the holiday season, but this season is especially great in Downtown Alpena. There are so many fun things to do that allow you to get out and enjoy some time … Continue reading Holiday Activities in Downtown Alpena
The Craft Beverage Scene of Downtown Alpena
Over the years, Downtown Alpena has grown into having some of the best food, drink, and shopping businesses in the area. The thriving businesses of our downtown love to support the locality of their products and add that personal touch … Continue reading The Craft Beverage Scene of Downtown Alpena
Exciting Updates for Downtown Alpena
There are a lot of new and exciting updates and improvements happening all throughout Downtown Alpena this year. We figured it was about time to make a blog post to highlight some of the things that are going to be … Continue reading Exciting Updates for Downtown Alpena
Chili Chowder Cook Off is back for 2022!
Our Chili Chowder Cook Off event is back for 2022! We and the community were both bummed last year that this event had to be canceled due to the pandemic, but we are excited that this year it is back … Continue reading Chili Chowder Cook Off is back for 2022!
Your New Favorite Reading List for the Rest of 2022
While the summer is almost over, and we are likely all a little bummed about that, fall is the perfect time to compile a list for your favorite books to snuggle under a blanket and crack open! Winter in Alpena … Continue reading Your New Favorite Reading List for the Rest of 2022
Second Mural Location Announced for Fresh Waves 2022 in Downtown Alpena
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce the location for the second mural for Fresh Waves 2022! This next mural, and the final one for the summer, will be painted at 228 S. Third Ave by Tim … Continue reading Second Mural Location Announced for Fresh Waves 2022 in Downtown Alpena