Special Events

Something special is always going on in Alpena. Festivals and events that celebrate Independence Day, antique steam engines, classic cars, lighthouses, Santa Claus, the Thunder Bay River, and a fish called “Big Brownie” are just a smattering of the special events that take place in Alpena year ‘round. Great performances at the Alpena Fine Arts Shell, Alpena High School Auditorium, the Alpena County Library and Alpena Community College’s Granum Theatre are scheduled throughout the year. Click on the category name to see a full list of events under that category.

38th Annual Art on the Bay

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Jul 19 - 20, 2014
Bay View Park
State Street/Prentiss Street Alpena, MI 49707

Artists and crafters will showcase their “creations” in this juried event. This art fair coincides with the first weekend of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival.

Fine art includes oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings with a wide range of subject matter.  There are potters who make their own clay and glazes creating high-fired stoneware. Handcrafted jewelry as well as clothing for dolls, children and adults will be available along with needle art, wall hangings, quilting and hand-knit items. Artisans who work with wood and metal will show their creations in signs, furniture and lawn art. A variety of authors are also represented.

A variety of food will be available on the grounds.

For more information call the Thunder Bay Arts Council – 989-356-6678 or visit the website – www.alpenatbarts.org.