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Get in the Spirit with “Spirit of the Blues” at Alpena Blues Fest!

Posted on June 10th, 2021
Picture it…Alpena 2021. The soothing tunes of the blues dances in your ears, a Michigan craft cocktail in hand on a warm, sunny day in June. You’re in Downtown Alpena at the Blues Fest!  Alpena Blues Festival headliner, Thornetta Davis Since taking the 2020 season off (the year we do no…
Aerial view of Rockport by Brandon Patterson

A Complete Guide to Alpena Area Michigan State Parks

Posted on May 27th, 2021
No trip to Alpena is complete until you’ve checked off all three of our Michigan state parks! While all 3 state parks are designated dark sky preserves, each one offers its own unique experiences for hiking, biking, stargazing, and swimming in Lake Huron. In no particular order: Rockport Sta
Rockport State Recreation Area sinkhole by Joe Gall Photography

8 Reasons to Put Alpena, MI on Your Summer Bucket List

Posted on May 12th, 2021
There are way more than 8 reasons why you should put Alpena, Michigan on your summer bucket list! For the sake of saving precious time, we’ve narrowed it down to 8 adventures that you absolutely MUST see and do during your Alpena vacation. Save this list to your summer 2021 “must-dosR

The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt

Posted on April 28th, 2021
The Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered up with other CVB’s all across Michigan to bring you The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt! #MIPowerofTravel The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt is on! Keep a close eye out for hidden treasures this upcoming week (May 2nd-8th) when y…
Austin Brothers Beer Company Cycle Racing team

Spring is Here, Watch for Cyclists!

Posted on April 9th, 2021
Spring is here and you know what that means? Baby animals, sunnier days, and cyclists! Many motorists on the road are unaware of the laws regarding cyclists and bike lanes. So, with the help of Tommy Dowd from Harborside Cycle & Sport, we’ve compiled a list of important laws and safety prec
Owen's Block 1885

Everyone Is Irish On St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 15th, 2021
On March 17th, everyone is Irish! This week we will celebrate the annual tradition of St. Patrick’s Day and our Irish heritage by wearing green, drinking green beer, and eating corned beef and cabbage. But where did this all come from? The traditional Irish St. Patrick’s day feast consisted of p…
Island Park bridge by Rick Houchin

10 Tips to Find Your Winter Hygge Lifestyle in Alpena

Posted on January 15th, 2021
Hygge – pronounced “hoo-ga”, is a Danish concept that cannot be translated into a single word but encompasses the overall cozy feeling of contentment and well-being by enjoying the simple things in life. This is especially popular during the winter months when everyone seeks
Dark sky photography above Lake Huron

Alpena’s Bucket List: The New Year’s Resolution Edition

Posted on December 29th, 2020
The new year is coming and 2020 really did a number on us all, so it is time to be excited (or maybe cautiously optimistic) about 2021! Whether you are a local or a tourist, a bucket list is a great way to explore your own backyard and Michigan treasures. As the official Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, Alpena…
Dog and child laying in snow

Let it Snow! 5 Fun Things to Do After a Snowstorm in Alpena

Posted on December 17th, 2020
There are so many things to do after an Alpena snowstorm, like shovel…plow…snow blow…you know, the adult stuff. Set that aside for a couple of hours of care-free fun with these MUCH better ideas, from us to you!  Check out this awesome snowman! Construction and photo courtesy o…
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Top Haunted Places and Urban Legends of Alpena

Posted on October 20th, 2020
A bump in the night, a whisper in your ear. Is it your imagination? Perhaps it’s the wind. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s something else.  Hauntings, urban legends, and Native American folklore are cultural experiences that can be found all over the world. Alpena is no exception with a rich histo…
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