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Annual Events

 

JANUARY 

22-26

Thunder Bay International Film Festival, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

www.thunderbayfriends.org                           

FEBRUARY

21

Reel Fun Festivus, APlex, Alpena

www.icefishingalpena.com

22

Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament, Grand Lake, Presque Isle

www.icefishingalpena.com

MARCH

5

Brew on the Bay with Alpena Rotary Club, Aplex, Alpena

facebook.com/AlpenaRotaryClub/

25

Fresh Palate 11th Anniversary Party / Customer Appreciation Day, The Fresh Palate, Alpena

Freshpalategourmet.com

                    

MAY

16

Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

www.thunderbayfriends.org

22-24

Annual Open House and Arts & Crafts Show, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, Rogers City

www.40milepointlighthouse.org         

23

Public Cruises begin aboard glass bottom boat, The Lady Michigan, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

www.thunderbayfriends.org

24

Light Up the Sky 5k Run / Walk, New Presque Isle Lighthouse, Presque Isle

Facebook/lightupthesky5k/

JUNE

20

27th Annual Presque Isle Harbor Wooden Boat Show, Presque Isle Harbor www.presqueisleharborwoodenboatshow.com

20

17th Annual Alpena Blues Festival

www.alpenablues.org

27

41st Annual Log Cabin Day, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, Alpena

www.bessermuseum.org

27

11th Annual Long Lake Lights Festival, Long Lake – Alpena County Park

www.longlakelightsfestival.com

 

JULY

3

Battle of the Paddles, Thunder Bay River, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena www.thunderbayfriends.org                               

4

43rd Independence  Dork Bros/First Federal 1 mile & 5K APlex, 989-354-7314                     

4

Independence Day Celebration Alpena!, Performance Locker 4th of July Parade sponsored by Lafarge, Sandcastle Contest sponsored by the Alpena News, and more! www.visitalpena.com

4

20th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

www.thunderbayfriends.org

4

10th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

www.thunderbayfriends.org

17-26

46th Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival, Small Boat Harbor, Alpena

www.browntroutfestival.com

18-19

44th Annual Thunder Bay Arts Council’s Art on the Bay, Bay View Park, Alpena

www.thunderbayarts.org

18

Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival , Harrisville Harbor, Harrisville

facebook.com/sunrisesidewineandfoodfestival

 

AUGUST

7-9

37th Alpena Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Club, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, Alpena

www.alpenaantiquetractor.com

7-9

Thunder Bay Car Show, Alpena

thunderbaycarshow.com

8

Stoneport 5k Run/Walk, Lafarge Quarry Presque Isle

Facebook.com/stoneportquarryrun/

15

Rockport Rugged Triathlon, Rockport State Recreation Area, Alpena

www.rockportrugged.com

24-29

145th Annual Alpena County Fair, Alpena County Fairgrounds

www.facebook.com/AlpenaFair      

 

SEPTEMBER

4-6

69th Annual Posen Potato Festival, Posen

www.posenchamber.com

5-6

47th Annual Harrisville Harmony Arts & Crafts Show, Harrisville Harbor

Harrisvilleartscouncil.com

12

Chippewa Mountain Bike Race, Chippewa Hills Trail, Alpena

thunderbaytrails.org

17

9th Annual Alpenopoly Grub Crawl, Alpena

www.alpenachamber.com

19

Tunnel to Towers Alpena 5k Run and Walk, Alpena Bandshell

tunnel2towers.org

19

7th Annual Thunder Bay Winery Harvest Festival, Downtown Alpena

thunderbaywinery.com

19

5th Annual Austin Bros. Beer Company Anniversary Party, Alpena

austinbrosbeerco.com

25-27

6th Annual Thunder Bay Folk Festival, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, Alpena

www.thunderbayfolksociety.com

OCTOBER

3

The Great Donut Roll, Performance Locker to Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm performancelocker.com/donutroll

3

8th Annual Fall Harvest Fossil Festival, Besser Museum, Alpena

Bessermuseum.org

10

Sunrise Suds Tap Takeover, The Fresh Palate, Downtown Alpena

Sunrisesuds.com

10

Apple Pumpkin Fun Day, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, Alpena

www.alpenaantiquetractor.com

17 & 24

The Haunted Ridge, Maple Ridge, Alpena

scarecrowvillagetheridge.com

30

Downtown Alpena Halloween Events

alpenadda.com

30

Trick or Treat at the Sanctuary, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

www.thunderbayfriends.org

NOVEMBER

24

Nucleus 4th Anniversary Party, The Fresh Palate / Nucleus Lounge, Alpena

Freshpalategourmet.com

27

Jingle Bell Run, Downtown Alpena

bessermuseum.org

27

Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Alpena/Culligan Plaza

www.alpenachamber.com, www.alpenadda.com

 

DECEMBER

19

Aunt Edna’s Dreadful Holiday Party, The Fresh Palate, Alpena

freshpalategourmet.com

31

Nucleus New Year’s Eve “Glowing Vibes” Party, The Fresh Palate, Alpena

freshpalategourmet.com

 

*Dates and events are subject to change

 

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