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
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!
We are only a few weeks away from Fresh Waves 2021, the third of year of the project created to bring vibrant, one-of-a-kind artwork to Downtown Alpena lead by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA). This year, eight artists will … Continue reading Fresh Waves 2021: Meet the Artists
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 | June 22, 2021 The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is hosting Chalk-it Up this Saturday, June 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Chalk it Up began in late summer 2020 as a way to encourage … Continue reading Chalk it Up in Downtown Alpena this Saturday!
May 28th, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft Memorial Day has always felt like the gateway to summer, or at the very least, it’s the metaphorical sign on the side of the road that tells you just how many miles … Continue reading What does Summer 2021 look like in Downtown Alpena?
Do you own a business and have interest in joining the growing downtown community? The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) recently launched a new Recruitment Grant Program to encourage existing businesses to relocate or expand into Downtown Alpena. The program … Continue reading DDA launches recruitment grant to encourage existing businesses to grow in Downtown Alpena
Challenging, uncertain, and unprecedented are a few words to describe 2020. During this challenging year, thank you for supporting our downtown community. Whether you shopped local, volunteered with a downtown nonprofit, ordered take-out from a downtown restaurant, stocked up on … Continue reading 2020: In Review
This holiday season, tall lampposts throughout Downtown Alpena have a new set of banners that feature winter-inspired artwork created by local artists. Last winter, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosted a competition that encouraged local artists to submit artwork … Continue reading New Holiday Banners Feature Local Artwork in Downtown Alpena
Earlier this summer, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced that a pair of murals will be painted downtown this summer as a part of the Fresh Waves project. In a few weeks, one of these murals will be painted … Continue reading Second mural to be painted as part of Fresh Waves this summer