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.

ARMC Auxiliary “USED” Book Sale
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you have any questions, please call June Duby at 989-354-4605 or Joyce Ryther 989-356-1165.

Alpena Community Ecumenical Vacation Bible School
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year’s ACE VBS is a free day camp for children ages 5-12. Lunch and a snack will be provided. Living Waters Ministries will provide the children experiences with arts and crafts, nature activities and games all based on the theme “Power Up! Living in the Spirit”. This Vacation Bible School offers a unique blend of outdoor ministries.989-354-2490

Dinosaur Gardens 80th Anniversary
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Dinosaur Gardens turns 80 this year! Weekly drawings for plush animal each time kids walk thru the Garden. 989-471-5477

Alpena Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Donations of books, videos, tapes, CD’s, puzzles and games are welcomed at the Library during regular open hours June 1 through June 22. Contact Jennie at 989-595-2558 for more information.

We cannot accept encyclopedias, National Geographics, Reader’s Digest condensed books, record albums, magazines or textbooks.

3rd Annual Alpena Bike Fest
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 12:00 am

A fun filled weekend of Camping, Biker Games, Bands, Vendors, Bonfire, and a Beer Tent.

We are 100% Non-profit. We will be raising money for the Friendship Room (Alpena Soup Kitchen) and Toy’s for Kids this year. No need to have a bike to come out and have a good time! Always some thing going on, two bands every night!

Card Party
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Finger food is served at 5p.m. – play card games from 6p.m.-9p.m. Cost is $6 per person. Call the Alpena Senior Citizens Center for more information 989-356-3585.

Downtown Street Performers
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There will be performers in downtown Alpena every Friday night at various locations.

Military Support Reception
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Military Support Committee will be hosting units who are in town training at the CRTC. This event is open to the public, $10 per person. Hors d’oeuvres provided by the Sanctuary Inn. Please RSVP to 989-354-4181.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” and “Conjunction Junction.” 989-354-226.

Presented with permission of Music Theatre International

25th Annual Long Lake Improvement Association “Family Fishing Derby”
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

. Over $1,000 in cash prizes
. All youths age 15 and under will receive a prize
. 4 species in the adult division ages 16 and older (Perch, Pike, Walleye & Bass)
. 5 species in the youth division for ages 15 and under (Bluegill, Perch, Pike, Walleye & Bass)

All that is required is a $15 membership fee per household to participate. Membership cards can be purchased at Buck’s Bait & Tackle, Dodge Marine & Storage, or
Parker House Restaurant. ALL proceeds benefit Long Lake Improvement Association projects.

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