A Complete Guide to Alpena’s Ice Festival at Mich-e-ke-wis Park

2024-06-21T15:18:34+00:00January 13, 2022|Activities, Family & Kids Activities, Festivals & Events, Local News|

Join us at the Alpena Ice Festival on Saturday, February 12, 2022!  With the leadership of Thunder Bay Arts, the Comstock Fund of First Congregational UCC, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, SOME-CPA, Shaun Michael Osborne, City of Alpena DDA and Alpena Fire Department, an Alpena Ice Fest will hearken back to years past. It promises to […]

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

2024-06-21T15:18:40+00:00December 29, 2021|Activities, Festivals & Events, Food & Drink, Inspiring Alpena, Local News, Outdoor Activities|

The new year is coming and it’s time to leave 2021 in the past along with 2020!  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 is particularly full of treasures; you […]

Alpena Shades of Autumn: Where to Find Nature’s Color Palette

2024-06-21T15:19:00+00:00October 19, 2021|Activities, Festivals & Events, Inspiring Alpena, Local News, Outdoor Activities|

Grab your cameras and check out this list of some of the best places to see the shades of autumn in Alpena, hand-picked by our Facebook fans. Alpena Take a drive down Washington Ave. and as you look into Holy Cross and Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, the colors of the trees above are brilliant shades of red, orange, […]

Murder, Mystery, Dinner, and a Show

2024-06-21T15:19:44+00:00October 14, 2021|Activities|

The morning air has a certain crispness. Leaves are changing color. The fog rolls in. It’s “spooky” season! While October will culminate in costumes and candy for kids, many adults will spend the month attending themed costume parties and dinners. Murder mystery events are popular any time of year, but our interest in playing detective […]

Through These Gates: The Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour

2024-06-21T15:19:16+00:00October 7, 2021|Activities, Local News|

Have you tried the Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour yet? Here’s a first-hand experience, as told by Alpena local and CVB staff member, JoEllen DesRocher.  This walking tour, created by the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library and available through the izi.travel app, begins and ends near the cemetery chapel and will be an ideal […]

Alpena’s 47th Annual MI Brown Trout Festival Begins!

2024-06-21T15:19:53+00:00July 15, 2021|Activities, Festivals & Events, Local News|

It’s time to try your luck at catching Big Brownie again! The 47th Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival begins this weekend, Friday July 16th.  Get in on the fishing action by joining one or more of the tournaments below:   2021 Tournaments 4th Annual Brown Trout Tournament – July 17th – July 25th. $4,000 for […]

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

2024-06-21T15:20:02+00:00June 10, 2021|Activities, Festivals & Events, Local News|

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!  Since taking the 2020 season off (the year we do not speak of) The 17th Annual Alpena Blues Festival is back […]

A Complete Guide to Alpena Area Michigan State Parks

2024-06-21T15:20:12+00:00May 27, 2021|Activities, Local News, Outdoor Activities|

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 State Recreation Area  Rockport State Recreation Area, […]

The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt

2024-06-21T15:20:18+00:00April 28, 2021|Activities, Local News|

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 Keep a close eye out for hidden treasures this upcoming week (May 2nd-8th) when you’re out exploring Alpena. To celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, Alpena has teamed up with […]

How to Make the Most Out of a Day Trip to Presque Isle County

2024-06-21T15:22:18+00:00July 14, 2020|Activities, Outdoor Activities|

Looking for a day trip idea? Take an adventure north of Alpena to Presque Isle County, where lakes and trails await you. Sometimes you need to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to a place that is surrounded by nature. Rejuvenate by taking a stroll through the woods, […]

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