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.

Dali & Dante at the Besser Museum
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Vow Renewal Ceremony and Sweetheart Dance
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Say “I Do” all over again in this special ceremony at 4p.m. with cake, pictures and toasts following ceremony. At 4:45p.m. enjoy a great dinner and dancing will be from 6p.m.-9p.m. with the “Over The Hill” Band. Tickets available in advance Single $12, Couple $22 or At The Door Single $15, Couple $25. Call 989-356-3585 for questions.

Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat Fish Fry
Feb 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Menu: fried and baked cod, baked and French fries, homemade rolls, coleslaw, green beans, dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for under 5. Questions can be answered by calling 989-356-0777.

Comedy for a Cause – Brian Hicks
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Musical entertainment starting at 6p.m., comedy act begins at 7p.m. For ticket information contact the APlex at 989-354-6164.

Snow Queen
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Snow Queen follows closely to the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale where Gerda must traverse the icy tundra and her self to save her best friend Kay from the Snow Queen! Along the way she encounters some enchanted flowers, talking animals, fierce flurries, and a bundle full of burglars that keep her on her toes! Snow Queen is Thunder Bay Theatre’s annual youth production that is performed by a cast comprised of ten-twenty one year olds from the surrounding community. This show is recommended for all ages and a perfect way to kick off the year! For tickets call 989-354-2267.

3rd Annual Perch and Walleye Tournament
Feb 13 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hosted by Blue Water Bait. You must be present by 7p.m. and checked in with Jeremy, Tournament Director, to measure fish. Anyone showing after the 7p.m. deadline will be disqualified. Registration is $10 and will pay 1st and 2nd for longest Walleye and Perch. You can register any time at Blue Water Bait and North End Restaurant. Any questions call 989-727-2700.

Bait will be available that day starting at 5a.m. Blue Water Bait will stay open the night before until 8p.m.

Alpena Farmer’s Market Indoors
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dali & Dante at the Besser Museum
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Kids Sweet Treat Day
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children come make sweet treats, fun crafts and have your face painted. Preschool through 5th grade. Registration not required. 989-356-6188

First Annual Snow Kite Skiing Festival
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Held on Long Lake and hosted by Harborside Cycle & Sport and the Sand Bar & Grill. Events include snow kite ski races, demonstrations and free style events. More details to come, times may vary. More information available at or call 989-354-4999.

In case of low wind event will be held February 14.

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