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
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
Downtown Alpena’s first-ever Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday! From February 19 through Saturday, February 26, 2022, enjoy special deals, promotions, and menu items at thirteen participating cafes, restaurants, and eateries downtown. The culinary scene in Downtown Alpena has been … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday. Here’s all the specials
Enjoy nearly thirty sparkling ice sculptures on display throughout the streets of downtown, stores open late to warm up and shop, and burn barrels with cozy fires during the Alpena Ice Fest on Saturday, February 12, 2022 that starts off … Continue reading Browse nearly thirty ice sculptures throughout downtown at Ice Fest on February 12
Halloween is only a few days a way, and there are plenty of ways to get in the spooky spirit this weekend in Downtown Alpena! Get your costumes ready and check out what’s going on downtown: 1.Trick-or-Treat Downtown tonight from … Continue reading Celebrate Halloween this weekend in Downtown Alpena
Join the statewide celebration of Michigan Downtown Day this Saturday in Downtown Alpena! This second-annual Downtown Day (September 25) is aimed to honor and support downtowns and the small businesses located within. The Michigan Downtown Association (MDA), a state-wide, non-profit organization and a driving force in the interest and growth of downtowns and communities throughout Michigan, made the push with Governor Whitmer last year to officially claim the fourth Saturday in September as Downtown Day. “Downtowns, and their small businesses, deserve to be celebrated for they distinguish a community, are the drivers of economic development, and help to offer a … Continue reading Celebrate Downtown Day this Saturday in Downtown Alpena
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!