The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce they have received a grant for $14,350 for their 2023 Fresh Waves mural project. The grant, issued through the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, will allow the DDA to commission … Continue reading DDA receives $14,350 grant to add murals in alleyways this summer
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
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
A rather large, important, and often overlooked part of Downtown Alpena is The Alpena News. This newspaper covers as many sports, news, and features from across Northeast Michigan as they can get to in each day. It includes everything from … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Through the Decades – The Alpena News
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
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
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
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!
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
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
As the longest running freshwater fishing tournament in the Great Lakes, the Brown Trout Festival is a treasured tradition here in Alpena, MI. Without fail, in July every year there is a festival with an event or activity for everyone. … Continue reading Alpena Brown Trout Festival enters 47th year!
In the next few weeks, the alleyway between 2nd and 3rd Ave in Downtown Alpena will be transformed into a pedestrian-only gathering space. At its meeting on Monday evening, Alpena City Council approved the closure of the alleyway in certain … Continue reading Alleyway to close to car traffic, become pedestrian space this summer