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
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce that the first mural to be painted this summer as part of Fresh Waves 2022 will be at the Marina Building, located at 400 E. Chisholm St. in the Alpena … Continue reading First mural location announced for Fresh Waves 2022 in Downtown Alpena
Is there a recent grad in your life who will be heading off to start college, vocational school, trade school, plans to travel for a year or is headed straight to work? It can be difficult to know what to … Continue reading 5 Gifts to Get Your Graduate in Downtown Alpena
Spring is fast approaching, and I think that everyone is getting excited for the summer sunshine. As an in-between season, spring tends to get a bad rep for being full of rain and dirty snow. It is imperative that we … Continue reading Springtime In Downtown Alpena
The City of Alpena is getting ready for another busy boating season at the Alpena Marina. Located just a short walk from the heart of downtown, the marina is a popular destination for transient and seasonal boaters, fishers, and visitors … Continue reading City continues updates at the Alpena Marina, approves leases for repair shop and gourmet market in marina building
Spring is in the air, and we are looking forward to another beautiful spring and summer season in Downtown Alpena. This year, a group of volunteers is leading an initiative to beautify the downtown by adding flowers near the tree … Continue reading Help beautify downtown this spring season