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.

Alpena Farmer's Market

May 9 - Oct 21, 2015 (Wed, Sat)
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Behind City Hall
Corner of Park Place & Harbor Drive Alpena, MI 49707

Every Wednesday and Saturday. Come see some of the best locally grown and produced products Northeast Michigan has to offer.  Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, maple syrup, honey, flowers, grass fed beef, homemade sausage, and arts & crafts. For information call J.B. Cook at 989-255-9372.