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.

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Alpena Farmer’s Market
Jul 29 @ 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.

Alpena Community Ecumenical Vacation Bible School
Jul 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Hours will be held July 29th & 30th, 9:30a.m. to 6p.m. and July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m.

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.

General Motors Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees of Northeast Michigan Luncheon Meeting
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees will hold their regular monthly luncheon meeting with their spouses and guests.

Our speaker will be Barbara Werle, R.N., Administrator for Turning Brook, a retirement living community in Alpena.

Salaried retirees from all GM divisions, including those such as Fisher Body, Inland, EDS, Delphi, AC SPARK Plug, Guide Lamp, Powertrain and Hughes, are welcome to join us.

Reservations and payment in advance. Contact Chuck Griffin, 989-727-3350, or Don Cantleberry, 989-354-5504, for more information.

Rite Aid Wellness
Jul 29 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Listen to Rite Aid wellness ambassador Krysti Bland who will present information on the upcoming flu shot season with updated details from the CDC on vaccines and where to find flu shot clinics.

Concert at The Lighthouse
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grab your blanket! Grab your lawn chair. The perfect setting for a perfect evening. Come join us for great music on the lawn at the New Lighthouse in Presque Isle! Come listen to an Alpena staple The Birch Road String Band. This band has been entertaining audiences for years with their great selection of all types of enjoyable music. Small concessions will be sold. 989-595-2752

Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Jul 29 @ 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

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30
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Alpena Community Ecumenical Vacation Bible School
Jul 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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