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.

15th Annual Open House and Arts & Crafts Show

May 22 - 24, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
40 Mile Point Lighthouse
located in Lighthouse Park, U.S. 23 - 7 miles north of Rogers City Rogers City, MI 49779

You are invited to join us for our 11th annual “Afternoon of Arts & Crafts” show which is held in Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park on Saturday & Sunday from 10a.m.-4p.m.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy the work of many talented Artists, Musicians and Crafts people from all over Michigan.
Memorial Day Week-end is also the Annual Open House Week-end at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. This is a great family setting offering visitors a chance to step back in time and enjoy history. You may climb the Lighthouse tower, tour the Museum and Gift Shop, step aboard the restored Calcite pilothouse or visit the shipwreck on the beach. Enjoy our Rogers City Kiwanis Club's famous whitefish sandwiches or light refreshments  served in the Fog Signal building.

If you’re looking for a place to relax… we have that, with a view! This Memorial Day Week-end Event has it all and admission is free.

This event is sponsored by the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society. Visit our website when you have a chance,  40milepointlighthouse.org