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
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!
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!
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 | October 4th, 2019 This fall, a small group of business owners—with help from the Downtown Development Authority will bring a fun new event to Downtown Alpena: Rise Artisan Market, a pop-up market that will be … Continue reading Downtown Business Owners Partner with DDA to bring Rise Artisan Market to Life
Written by Kingsli Kraft | September 27, 2019 Just because summer is falling behind us, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do downtown! We have a jam packed October ahead of us! As part of a new monthly feature, I’ll be … Continue reading What’s Up, Downtown? | October 2019
Written by Kingsli Kraft | June 14, 2019 For fifty-three years, Thunder Bay Theatre has been leading conversations about difficult topics in our community through the shows they perform on the stage at 400 N. Second Avenue. Just last year … Continue reading Thunder Bay Theatre and Art in the Loft Tackle Difficult Conversations in Series of Diversity Panels
Written By Kingsli Kraft | April 4th, 2019 Every other month of the year, you can step off the elevator at Art in the Loft and peruse plenty of beautiful artwork from dozens of local artists. But this month is … Continue reading Young Artist Exhibit Brings Vibrancy to Downtown Alpena
There’s no lack of festive activities happening in Downtown Alpena from now until Christmas! Here’s a round-up of events happening to get in the holiday spirit. Continue reading Your 2018 Guide to Holiday Events in Downtown Alpena
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with downtown businesses will be hosting the first ever Downtown Gingerbread Competition. For $10 anyone can enter a gingerbread creation into the contest. All creations will be on display in several downtown businesses … Continue reading Downtown Alpena’s First Ever Gingerbread Competition
REGISTER HERE: Chowder and Chili Cook-off Registration Packet 2018 Save the date: The 5th Annual Downtown Alpena Chowder & Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12-4 pm. Like last year, the event will take place on Second … Continue reading Registration is live for the 2018 Downtown Alpena Chowder & Chili Cook-off