September 1, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has made the difficult decision to postpone the Chili Chowder Cook-Off for 2021. Usually, the event takes place on the first Saturday in October and chefs … Continue reading Chili Chowder Cook-off Postponed for 2021
This weekend, come on down to Downtown Alpena to shop back-to-school locally during the Back to School Shopping event on August 21st, 2021. This will be a full day of shopping with sales, backpack giveaways, and giving back to local … Continue reading Shop and give back during the Back to School event in Downtown Alpena
August 9th, 2021 | Written By Kingsli Kraft We are so excited to be collaborating with Irving Entertainment to host the Premiere of the Fresh Waves Documentary shot by Irving Entertainment in 2019, the year Fresh Waves, Downtown Alpena’s Mural Project … Continue reading Attend the Fresh Waves Documentary Premiere this Thursday!
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
July 23rd, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft In early June, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) resumed one of their regular summer events, Coffee and Cars. Coffee and Cars began in summer 2020 as a casual event for classic car … Continue reading Every Saturday Morning Enjoy Coffee & Cars in Downtown Alpena
July 15th, 2021 | Written By Kingsli Kraft Downtown Sidewalk Sales kick off TODAY!! Sidewalk Sales always coincide with the Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival and this year Sidewalk Sales start today, Thursday, July 15th and run through Saturday, July … Continue reading Fish for Downtown Dollars During Sidewalk Sales This Weekend!
We are only a few weeks away from Fresh Waves 2021, the third of year of the project created to bring vibrant, one-of-a-kind artwork to Downtown Alpena lead by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA). This year, eight artists will … Continue reading Fresh Waves 2021: Meet the Artists
Written by Kingsli Kraft | July 2, 2021 If you tuned in to Coffee with Kingsli this morning on Facebook Live, then you already heard some of these updates! We are posting them here as well to add all the … Continue reading Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend in Downtown Alpena
Written by Kingsli Kraft | June 22, 2021 The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is hosting Chalk-it Up this Saturday, June 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Chalk it Up began in late summer 2020 as a way to encourage … Continue reading Chalk it Up in Downtown Alpena this Saturday!
May 28th, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft Memorial Day has always felt like the gateway to summer, or at the very least, it’s the metaphorical sign on the side of the road that tells you just how many miles … Continue reading What does Summer 2021 look like in Downtown Alpena?
On Friday, the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library officially launched a new historic walking tour that highlights the places of worship throughout the City of Alpena. The self-guided walking tour highlights fifteen of Alpena’s historic churches and places of worship, including the historic churches that are located in downtown. Continue reading Learn more about downtown’s historic churches with Library’s new self-guided tour
May 7th, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft Artist Applications are now open for the Alpena Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) mural project, Fresh Waves. Applications are due on May 25th, 2021 by midnight. This is the third year the DDA … Continue reading Alpena DDA Seeking Artists For Third Year of Fresh Waves the Downtown Mural Project