Summer mid-point: July in photos

Something always changes in the air come August 1st: a chill in the air, a whisper of fall. As July closes in, here’s a round-up of all the happenings of this month in downtown Alpena, as captured & shared by you.

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Optimum 4th of July Parade viewing. Photo by jaye_lynn
They came, they saw, they… sank. The Cardboat Boat Regatta this 4th of July at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Post baseball game ice cream at Downtown Scoops. Photo by D’Anne Adrian.
Dork Brothers Racing Team‘s Independence Day Run. Photo by Mark Jacobs.
Ain’t no party like a rooftop party. Live music & beer tasting at the 3rd Annual Battle of the Paddles. 
Stand-up paddle boards compete on the Thunder Bay River.
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Battle of the Paddles victors. Photo by Performance Locker.


The finished mural. Photo by Art in the Loft.
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Love downtown. Photo by Rachel Carlson.
The Alpena Power Company building is officially gone. Photo by Jodene Compton.
The old and the new. Photos by Jodene Compton.
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Harbor fishing. Photo by michaelblewett.
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Farmers Market flower finds! Photo by chelscheerfullycreates.
The 40th Annual Art on the Bay. Photo by Thunder Bay Arts Council.
Artist Noel Akiba. Photo by Thunder Bay Arts Council.
Maverick Pierre Mecheau selling his bowties at Art on the Bay. Photo by Jodene Compton.
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Show #2 of the summer season at Thunder Bay Theatre. Photo by Miriam Denstaedt.
Rehearsal for Spamalot, running July 27- August 21. Get your tickets here. Photo by Thunder Bay Theatre.
The Norwegian Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre visits downtown Alpena. Photo by Bryan Dort.
The Draken. Photo by Bryan Dort.
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Pokemon Go craze hits downtown Alpena. Photo by Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.
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Coffee with the curator explains the works on display through DIA’s Inside Out program. Photo by Alpena DDA.
Brown Trout Kid’s Fishing Day at Culligan Plaza. Photo by Alpena DDA.


View from the Michigan Brown Trout Festival. Photo by Shaelyn Rondeau.
Glowing harbor sunset. Photo by Don La Barre
Goodnight Center Building, goodnight downtown Alpena. Photo by the blog.

Anne Gentry writes Blog Downtown Alpena. Like the blog on Facebook here. Follow the blog on instagram here. And of course, share your best shots of downtown Alpena with the hashtag #downtownalpena.

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