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
This summer, Art Walks are coming to downtown Alpena the final Friday of each month, June through September, from 5-8 pm. What are Art Walks? Art Walks are events held in small towns and big cities alike that feature live … Continue reading Galleries to host summer Art Walks
The band shell had its first Concert in the Park this weekend– and that means Movies by the Bay are on their way. Yesterday, Movies by the Bay, the group which puts on the free film screenings at the band shell, … Continue reading Movies by the Bay: Summer 2017 schedule is live!
1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites has officially opened. As of 5/16, the downtown location is now serving guests! The hotel has a variety of room set-ups, two conference spaces, a pool, and beautiful views of downtown (and the lake!) … Continue reading News in brief: May edition
May is here, and the calendar is already filling up! Here’s what’s happening in downtown over the next two weekends. What to do this weekend: 1. Run or walk Thunder Bay Theatre’s second annual Break a Leg 5k. Saturday, May … Continue reading Weekend events, this week and next
The 5th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival is beginning this week in Alpena. The festival, hosted by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, features a world of films on all things Great Lakes & ocean related– ranging from shark conservation to … Continue reading Film festival begins this week in Alpena