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.

Featured Artist Open House
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thunder Bay Arts Council and the TBAC Gallery present Peggy Little as the Artist In-Residence for the months of September and October. Peggy specializes in paintings of acrylic, and batik with watercolor. A collection of her work will be on display at the TBAC Gallery throughout the months of September and October. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Downtown Street Performers
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Spiritual Renewal Meeting
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Charles Carrin will be the special speaker for the conference which takes place Friday, September 4th at 7p.m., Saturday, September 5th at 1:30p.m. and 7p.m., and Sunday, September 6th at 10a.m.

Charles’ ministry spans the final half of the twentieth century. He was ordained in 1949 and in his youth traveled with men who preached in the 1800’s. Charles has a background as a Baptist pastor and a Presbyterian seminarian. He speaks and ministers with an amazing anointing of the Holy Spirit, with the visible demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.

An evangelist and writer, Charles’ articles have appeared in major Christian magazines in the United States and abroad. He often travels with R.T. Kendall, former pastor of Westminster Chapel, London, England and Jack Tayor, former Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Together the three men hold “Word, Spirit and Power Conferences” internationally. The main thrust of Charles’ ministry is teaching believers how to operate in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The community is warmly welcomed to attend these spiritual renewal meetings, which will include a time of contemporary worship. There is no cost – a free-will offering will be received. For more information please call the church office at 989-354-0095.

Alpena’s Summer Movies by the Bay
Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Showing classic favorite Back to the Future. Grab a blanket, some friends and family, and stroll down to the Alpena Bandshell for this great cinema under the stars!

Aliferis Memorial Duathlon
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Race entry forms are available at at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce or upon request to Dork Brothers Racing Team, P.O. Box 301, Alpena, MI 49707.

For other questions please call 989-354-7314.

Alpena Farmer’s Market
Sep 5 @ 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.

41st Annual Harrisville Harmony Days
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit for more information.

Alpena Farmers’ Market Guest Chef Program
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

With local chef Tom Marsico who will teachhow to prepare fresh, local, seasonal produce in a healthy way.

Deer Management Field Day
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join MSU Extension and QDMA for a bus tour of research/demonstration sites and presentations focused on improving deer management for both sportsmen and agricultural producers.
10a.m. – Welcome & Load Bus
10:15a.m. – Deer Exclusion Research, James DeDecker, MSUE
10:45a.m. – Wildlife Risk Mitigation, Emily Sewell, Alpena CD and Tony Aderman, USDA Wildlife Serv.
11:30a.m. – Lunch
12:30p.m. – DNR Services and PLAN, Ashley Autenrieth, DNR and Shelby Heistand, DNR
1p.m. – Soybean Food Plot Demos, Perry Wood, QDMA
1:30p.m. – Habitat Strategies, Ben Sklarczyk

Allband 10th Anniversary Celebration
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Allband is hosting an event to celebrate with their customers, the community, future customers and their supporters. Together with Beaver Lake Park, they are hosting a kiddie carnival with prizes, a free cookout and giveaways, including a hunting rifle! Public welcome and they hope to see you there! Free cookout and giveaways!

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