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
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!
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!
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!
Photography is one of my favorite past times. I love capturing moments big and small in this beautiful community I call home, and spending an afternoon dressed up and doing a mini-photoshoot with friends can be so much fun. Here … Continue reading 5 Instagram Backdrops in Downtown Alpena (Part 1)
Written by Kingsli Kraft | September 4th, 2020 With routines so dramatically changed over the past year, finding fun and safe things to do with the kiddos is needed now more than ever! Here are 9 creative things to do … Continue reading 9 Fun Things to do Downtown with Kids
Written by Kingsli Kraft | November 29th, 2019 Now that we’ve all had a chance to enjoy our Thanksgiving dinners with family and friends, we are officially in the thick of the holiday season. We’ve learned from Buddy the Elf … Continue reading 11 Ways to get in the Holiday Spirit in Downtown Alpena
Summer has finally arrived in Downtown Alpena and we’ve compiled our official Downtown Summer Bucket List for 2019. These are the things that we look forward to all spring and the things we are sad to say good-bye to in … Continue reading Downtown Summer Bucket List
Written by Kingsli Kraft | May 30, 2019 I did not plan for all of my favorite things this month to be food and drink related, but they are. *insert shrug here* Maybe it’s because I’m writing this hungry? Anyways, … Continue reading Kingsli’s Favorite Things | May 2019
Written By Kingsli Kraft | April 4th, 2019 Every other month of the year, you can step off the elevator at Art in the Loft and peruse plenty of beautiful artwork from dozens of local artists. But this month is … Continue reading Young Artist Exhibit Brings Vibrancy to Downtown Alpena