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.

Thunder Bay Classic Dog Sled Race
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day

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Euchre Tournament
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meal & registration from 5p.m.-6p.m. – Play begins 6p.m. sharp! Meal includes Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad and Fruit Salad. Paying 4-places and 50/50. Admission is $10 per person and includes meal. You do not need to be a senior to partake, so come join us! 989-356-3585.

Candlelight Trail Evening
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meet at the day use parking lot. Cross country skiing on 1.5 miles of lantern lit trails. There will be a warming station with hot chocolate and water and a bonfire. Snowshoers are also welcome but please walk on the side of the trail. Questions call 989-734-2543.

Dali & Dante at the Besser Museum
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Alpena Flyers vs Kalkaska Rhinos
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Open House for Art Students
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Thunder Bay Arts Council and Gallery will host an Open House for some of Besser Elementary art students. Several pieces of art from Kyle Kieliszewski’s art students will be on display. Refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Sunday Afternoon Movie at the Library!
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our free Movies and Music series will begin with a showing of a hilarious backstage mockumentary of three eclectic, never-quite-famous folk bands as they come together for the first time in decades for a reunion concert. For title information, visit our website! or call 989-356-6188.

FREE Open Skate Sundays
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Free Open Skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Committee, and includes the use of skates! 989-358-0652.

Alpena Speedskating Club
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Alpena Speedskating Club has their ice schedule! They are skating every Wednesday at 7p.m. and every Sunday at 6p.m. Cost is $5/skater. Speedskating is an incredible and unique sport. With the club in town, no one has to wait every four years to see it and/or experience it.

Walk with Ease
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A guided walking program to improve fitness through safe & adequate movement. Classes are FREE. To register, call the Health Resource Center at 989-356-8124.

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