Alpena is one of 120 sites worldwide that will be a host for the Paddling Film Festival World Tour, and according to Stephanie Gandulla, who worked to bring the festival here, one of the few sites in Michigan selected to show the films. Continue reading Paddling Film Festival coming to Downtown Alpena this Thursday
1.Start the day off with a bloody mary or mimosa at Fresh Palate. From 9 am- 3 pm, the Palate will have build-your-own bars for both beverages. Grab a breakfast burrito or bowl while you’re at it. 2. Catch the … Continue reading Ten things to do in Downtown Alpena this July 4th
Just thinking about what kind of fun you can get into this weekend? Here’s what’s happening tonight and tomorrow: Fresh Palate The Fresh P & Nucleus Lounge kick off their weekend-long celebration today. Some of the specials available both Friday … Continue reading St Patrick’s weekend events in Downtown Alpena
Curious about Essential Oils? Want to learn what they’re all about? Here’s your chance. On Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 12-4 pm, come to the Fletcher Street Depot for an afternoon of learning about essential oils, oil-infused products, and the … Continue reading Want to learn more about essential oils? Here’s your chance
It’s Valentine’s Day Week! Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or just want an excuse to splurge, here are some of the specials happening throughout downtown this week. 1. Valentine’s Day dinner & food specials: Fresh Palate: From 4-9 pm, … Continue reading Valentine Day’s Guide 2018
After the last blog post, a few readers asked: What about kid-friendly things to do in Downtown Alpena over the winter months? Here’s what I could find: Young kids 1.Preschool Playdate at Alpena Public Library. Every other Tuesday, kids 3-5 years … Continue reading Things to do in Downtown Alpena over the winter: Kids Edition!
One of the questions I often hear is: what is there to do around here in the winter? Or, in the non-question form: this place dies around here in the winter. Don’t believe it! Here are some of the special and ongoing … Continue reading What’s there to do in Downtown Alpena over the winter?
November is here. Is it too early to start getting festive? The blog thinks not. Here are ten things to mark your calendar for this holiday season in downtown Alpena: 1. Shop at the Downtown Holiday Open House, hosted by … Continue reading Ten ways to get festive this holiday season in downtown Alpena
This weekend is the first ever Sunrise 45 Film Festival, happening from August 18th- 20th throughout downtown Alpena. The festival, which is being organized by the group that organizes Summer Movies by the Bay, will be screening over 40 independent … Continue reading Downtown Sunrise 45 Film Festival kicks off this weekend
An iconic Alpena tradition, and true marker of summer, begins tomorrow: The 43rd Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival! The week-long festival offers plenty of opportunities and activities for fishers and non-fishers alike– and will have some new events this year. … Continue reading Brown Trout Festival offers more than just fishing
The hours between us and the holiday weekend are dwindling. (Does it count as a holiday weekend if the holiday is Tuesday? Blog thinks yes). Here’s what’s planned for this weekend and through the fourth: 1. The first Alpena Art … Continue reading Alpena’s Fourth of July weekend events
Looking for something to do on all these rainy days now that school has gotten out? The State Theatre is holding a special kids’ series every Monday and Wednesday through mid-August! The special showings will begin at 10 am, … Continue reading State Theater holds kids’ summer movie series