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.

30th Annual Ramblin Rods/Big Boy Sweetheart Cruise

Aug 7, 2015
3:00 PM
Big Boy
400 Ripley Blvd. Alpena, MI 49707

Contact & More Info

Phone: (989) 464-5948

The public is invited to check out vintage cars, muscle cars, street rods, classic cars and more beginning at 3p.m. Music, kid's activities, 4-D Second Street Dancers at 6p.m., Lud's Famous Giantburgers will be available both inside dining or at our outside concession. Lots of fun for the whole family!!!! Prizes for kids of all ages!! "Sweet Heart" Cruise through the streets of Alpena begins at 9p.m. See you there :) The police-escorted parade travels down Ripley to Ninth to Chisholm and State Avenue and then back to Ripley.