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Annual Events 

JANUARY 

24-28

Thunder Bay International Film Festival Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center , (989) 884-6210, www.thunderbayfriends.org

                               

FEBRUARY

17

NEMiQDMA Banquet, APlex, Alpena, www.nemiqdma.com

23

Reel Fun Festivus, APlex, Alpena, www.icefishingalpena.com

24

Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament, Grand Lake, www.icefishingalpena.com

                               

APRIL
28

15th Annual “Let’s Get Growing” Garden Show, Alpena Mall

                               

MAY
5

Thunder Bay Theatre Break A Leg 5K, www.thunderbaytheatre.com         

26-27

Annual Open House and Arts & Crafts Show, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, www.40milepointlighthouse.org

                               

JUNE
16

15th Annual Alpena Blues Festival, www.alpenablues.com

16

26th Annual Presque Isle Harbor Wooden Boat Show, Presque Isle Harbor, www.presqueisleharborwoodenboatshow.com

23

39th Annual Log Cabin Day, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, www.bessermuseum.org

30

8th Annual Long Lake Lights Festival, Long Lake – Alpena County Park, www.longlakelightsfestival.com

 

JULY
3

SUPs & SUDs Paddle Board/Kayak/Canoe Race Thunder Bay River, www.thunderbay.noaa.gov                              

4

41st 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

18th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, www.thunderbay.noaa.gov

4

8th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta,Thunder Bay River, www.thunderbayfriends.org

 

13-22

44th Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival, Small Boat Harbor, www.browntroutfestival.com

14-15

42nd Annual Thunder Bay Arts Council’s Art on the Bay, Bay View Park, www.thunderbayarts.org

14-15

Historical Reenactors’ Rendezvous, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, www.40milepointlighthouse.org

 

AUGUST

2-5

6th Annual Alpena Bike Fest, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, www.facebook.com/AlpenasBikeNight  

5-11

144th Annual Alpena County Fair, Alpena County Fairgrounds, www.facebook.com/AlpenaFair      

10-12

35th Annual Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, www.alpenaantiquetractor.com

11

Relay for Life of Northeast Michigan, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, www.relayforlife.org/alpenacountymi

18

XTerra Rockport Rugged Triathlon, Rockport State Recreation Area, www.rockportrugged.com

 

SEPTEMBER

1

Aliferis Memorial 5k/Duathlon/Bike Race & Tour, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, 989-356-7000                                     

1-2

Harrisville Harmony Arts & Crafts Show, Harrisville Harbor, www.harrisvilleartscouncil.com

7-9

67th Annual Posen Potato Festival, Posen, www.posenchamber.com

8

Chippewa Mountain Bike Race, Chippewa Hills Trail, thunderbaytrails.org

13

8th Annual Alpenopoly Grub Crawl, Around Alpena, www.alpenachamber.com

28-30

5th Annual Thunder Bay Folk Festival, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, www.thunderbayfolksociety.com

29

The Frightmare Before Halloween – Fear Fest Bash, Scarecrow Village, frightmarebeforehalloween.com, scarecrowvillagetheridge.com

 

OCTOBER

6

Zonta Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk, Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary, www.alpenazonta.com

6

6th Annual Fall Harvest Fossil Fest, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, www.bessermuseum.org

5

A Night at the Lighthouse, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, www.40milepointlighthouse.org

5-8

Lake Huron Discovery Tour Weekend www.us23heritageroute.org

13

Apple Pumpkin Fun Day, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, www.alpenaantiquetractor.com

13

Red, White & Blue Review, Alpena CRTC, www.alpenachamber.com

                   

NOVEMBER

17

Season of Light Christmas Gala, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, www.bessermuseum.org

22

Dork Bros. Turkey Trot – 5K, APlex, 989-354-7314                     

23

Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Alpena/Culligan Plaza, www.alpenachamber.com, www.alpenadowntown.com

 

 

 

 

Dates are subject to change.