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Annual Events

 

JANUARY 

23-27

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

FEBRUARY

2

The Ground Hog Classic, Austin Bros. Beer Co, www.groundhogclassic.com

22

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

23

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

28

Brew on the Bay with Alpena Rotary Club, Aplex, Alpena, facebook.com/AlpenaRotaryClub/

APRIL

27

16th Annual “Let’s Get Growing” Garden Show, Alpena Mall                              

MAY

4

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

25-26

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

JUNE

15

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

22

16th Annual Alpena Blues Festival, www.alpenablues.com

29

40th Annual Log Cabin Day, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, www.bessermuseum.org

29

10th Annual Long Lake Lights Festival, Long Lake – Alpena County Park, www.longlakelightsfestival.com

30

4th Annual Tour DeVine, Alpena to Ossineke, www.harborsidecycle.com

JULY


3

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

4

42st 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

19th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, www.thunderbay.noaa.gov

4

9th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, Thunder Bay River, www.thunderbayfriends.org

19-28

45th Annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival, Small Boat Harbor, www.browntroutfestival.com

20-21

43rd Annual Thunder Bay Arts Council’s Art on the Bay, Bay View Park, www.thunderbayarts.org

20

Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival , Harrisville Harbor, Harrisville, facebook.com/sunrisesidewineandfoodfestival

20

Northeast Michigan Mountain Bike Festival, Chippewa Hills Pathway, Hubbard Lake, www.harborsidecycle.com

AUGUST

9-11

36th Alpena Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Club, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, www.alpenaantiquetractor.com

9-11

Thunder Bay Car Show, Alpena. thunderbaycarshow.com

10

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

13-17

145th Annual Alpena County Fair, Alpena County Fairgrounds, www.facebook.com/AlpenaFair      

16-18

Sunrise 45 Film Festival, Alpena. Sunrise45.org

17

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

31

18th Annual Aliferis Memorial 5k/Duathlon/Bike Race & Tour, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, 989-356-7000

SEPTEMBER

31-1

46th Annual Harrisville Harmony Arts & Crafts Show, Harrisville Harbor, www.harrisvilleartscouncil.com

6-8

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

7

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

12

9th Annual Alpenopoly Grub Crawl, Around Alpena, www.alpenachamber.com

14

Tunnel to Towers Alpena 5k Run and Walk, Alpena Bandshell, tunnel2towers.org

14

7th Annual Thunder Bay Winery Harvest Festival, Downtown Alpena. facebook.com/thunderbaywinery

14

4th Annual Austin Bros. Beer Co, Alpena, austinbrosbeerco.com

21

Sunrise Suds Tap Takeover, The Fresh Palate, Downtown Alpena, sunrisesuds.com

27-29

6th Annual Thunder Bay Folk Festival, Antique Tractor Show Grounds, www.thunderbayfolksociety.com

28

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

OCTOBER

4

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

5

7th Annual Fall Harvest Fossil Fest, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, www.bessermuseum.org

5

6th Annual Downtown Alpena Chili & Cowder Cookoff, Downtown Alpena, alpenadda.com

12

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

19 & 26

The Haunted Ridge, Maple Ridge, Alpena, scarecrowvillagetheridge.com

25

Downtown Alpena Halloween Events, Downtown Alpena, alpenadda.com

Oct. dates, (check website)

Alpena Escape Room Haunted Escape Adventures, alpenaescaperooms.com

NOVEMBER

Art in the Loft Fundraiser Gala, Art in the Loft Gallery, Downtown Alpena artintheloft.org

16

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

21

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

29

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

 

*Dates and events are subject to change

 

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