The first ever Alpena Flower Festival is coming up this Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2023 in Downtown Alpena, Michigan! This new event will fill downtown with fresh flowers and kick off the summer season in Northeast Michigan. … Continue reading Seven things not to miss at the Alpena Flower Festival on June 2 & June 3
This June, the Michigan Downtown Association (MDA) Summer Workshop will be held in Downtown Alpena. The workshop is expected to bring 50-60 downtown professionals from throughout the state to Downtown Alpena to enjoy a walking tour and networking event on … Continue reading Statewide downtown workshop to be held in Downtown Alpena this June
Updated May 1, 2023 Dreaming of your perfect wedding day in Downtown Alpena? We have an amazing list of all of the local florists, venues, and salons that you could possibly need to make your day magical! We are lucky … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Wedding Guide
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!
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 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
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!
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