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!
Share your photos of downtown by using #downtownalpena or tagging @downtownalpena in your photos. Blog Downtown Alpena is written by Anne Gentry, Executive Director of the … Continue reading Spring in photos
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
What’s been going on in downtown these last few months? We have answers. 1. Downtown Scoops has new owners. Congratulations to Aaron and Kari Buza, who recently announced their purchase of the beloved ice-cream shop! Aaron is no new face to the Scoops scene– he had … Continue reading News in brief: Spring edition
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
Two weeks in and 2017 is already looking exciting for downtown Alpena. Here’s a round up of the latest news: 1. A craft beer festival is being scheduled for this fall. Organized by Eric Peterson of The Fresh Palate, the festival … Continue reading News in brief: January edition
Wondering where the blog has been in the last few months? This past May, the idea for a blog came out of an Alpena DDA committee I was part of and excitement about all things Alpena. This August, however, I moved to … Continue reading Blog Downtown… Australia?
Christmas may be over a month away, but the holiday festivities have already started in downtown Alpena… Here is a roundup of events not to miss out on to get you in the holiday spirit: 1. Downtown Holiday Open House, November … Continue reading Holiday events in downtown Alpena
One year ago, Austin Brothers Beer Company opened its doors in Alpena. In honor of their one year anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the breweries that have called Alpena home. Let’s start at the beginning. The first wave … Continue reading When in Alpena, do as the Alpenians do: a history of Alpena breweries