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.

20th Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival

Oct 8 - 11, 2015
APlex, The Sanctuary Inn
Alpena, MI 49707

For more information check out the website at www.lighthousefestival.org. The festival coordinator can be reached at 586-566-1603.