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 Celebrates Independence Day

Jul 4, 2015
Alpena, MI 49707

Contact & More Info

Contact: Alpena Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (989) 354-4181

The Lafarge 4th of July Parade will be held, beginning at 11a.m. Route: Begins at Alpena County Fairgrounds, 11th Ave., Chisholm St., straight across 2nd Ave. Bridge., turn left on Fletcher to the big parking area across from Alpena Marc’s brick building.

Join Alpena in what is sure to be a thrilling evening for all! Alpena is known to have a fantastic fireworks display. So invite your family and friends and come check it out for yourself. Make this 4th of July the best ever. The firework display will begin at dusk at the Alpena waterfront (Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park). Watch the fireworks light up the sky! Compliments of Alpena individuals and businesses.