Sanctuary of the great lakes

Calendar of Events

Something special is always going on in Alpena. Festivals and events that celebrate Independence Day, antique steam engines, classic cars, lighthouses, Santa Claus, the Thunder Bay River, and a fish called “Big Brownie” are just a smattering of the special events that take place in Alpena year round. Great performances at the Alpena Fine Arts Shell, Alpena High School Auditorium, the Alpena County Library and Alpena Community College’s Granum Theatre are scheduled throughout the year.

Jul
28
Thu
2nd Annual Safety Awareness Day
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free to the public, first come first serve. Bike helmet give-away, face painting, VIN etching, windshield chip repairs, balloon animals, child seat inspections & installations, drive simulator, free raffle, Prell’s tow truck display, police car display, jaws of life demonstration, fire truck display and much more! Call 989-354-2151 for more info.

Dali & Dante at the Besser Museum
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

An exhibit of 40 illustrations by Salvador Dali of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. www.bessermuseum.org

Presque Isle Lighthouse Tour with Alpena Senior Center
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ride the Alpena Senior Citizens Center’s bus to the Presque Isle Lighthouses, enjoy a picnic lunch and tour the historic lighthouses. Enjoy all the stories of the boats that sailed Lake Huron, shipwrecks and the lighthouse ghosts. Cost is $12. Call to confirm time and reserve your seat, 989356-3585.

Kids in the Kitchen
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Disney themed culinary delights will be created in the kitchen. The final day will involve an artistic creation in the classroom as well as the delight in the kitchen. Children can choose one, two or all three days to participate. Cost is $15 for day one and two and $20 for day three. Call 989-356-4877 to register.

Roller Skating at Northern Lights Arena
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Admission is $4, and rental skates are available for an additional $2 or bring your own skates. Inline skates are also welcome. Can’t decide between roller skating and ice skating? NO PROBLEM, NOW YOU CAN DO BOTH! 989-358-0652

Alpena City Band Concert
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations. SPAMALOT contains some adult humor, but is still considered a show the whole family will enjoy! Call 989-354-2267 for reservations.

Twilight Yoga
Jul 28 @ 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Did you know Rockport State Park is one of the best places in Michigan to star gaze? We invite you to take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle with Twilight Yoga. Samantha Samson RYT 200HR will guide you through a gentle yoga class suitable for all experience levels. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to practice on. A Recreation Passport is required and is available in the Rockport Harbor boat launch area.

Jul
29
Fri
2016 MidMichigan Health Monthly Used Book Sale
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Questions or concerns, call June Duby at 989-354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 989-356-1165.

Dali & Dante at the Besser Museum
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

An exhibit of 40 illustrations by Salvador Dali of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. www.bessermuseum.org

Downtown Alpena Street Performers
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Various downtown Alpena locations will have live entertainment every Friday night in July and August.

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations. SPAMALOT contains some adult humor, but is still considered a show the whole family will enjoy! Call 989-354-2267 for reservations.

Summer Movies by the Bay
Jul 29 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Grab your blankets, your chairs, your friends and your family and join us to see “Bag It” up on the big screen! Show time begins as soon as it gets dark.

Look for more movies every other Friday night.

Jul
30
Sat
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Saturday. Come see some of the best locally grown and produced products Northeast Michigan has to offer. Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, maple syrup, honey, flowers, grass fed beef, homemade sausage, and arts & crafts. For information call J.B. Cook at 989-255-9372.

141st Annual Alpena County Fair
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

10a.m.- Livestock arrives
10a.m. Pullorum testing begins
4-H set weigh in times: 2p.m. small animal; 3p.m. large animal

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Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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