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.

Aug
27
Thu
Dinosaur Gardens 80th Anniversary
Aug 27 @ 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

APS Back to School Event
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At the high school level 10-12 graders can pick up their schedules, buy their parking permit – Thunder Bay Junior High will have schedules ready plus the elementary schools will be represented.

Downtown Alpena Summer Stroll @ Downtown Alpena
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come downtown and stroll from shop to shop. Enjoy a beverage or meal. Explore new stores, re-engage with old. At each participating stop be sure to enter the drawing for a $25.00 Downtown Gift Card. Come join the excitement with more than 30 businesses open! For more information contact the DDA at 989-356-6422.

Aug
28
Fri
ARMC Auxiliary “USED” Book Sale
Aug 28 @ 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.

Dinosaur Gardens 80th Anniversary
Aug 28 @ 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

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 4:15 pm
MI Stop Citgo Station Grand Opening
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Movie Matinee Afternoon
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Featuring “RV”. Cost is $1 per person including popcorn & lemonade.

Card Party
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Downtown Street Performers
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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