Downtown Riverfest is held each year; during Riverfest you will see live lumberjack demonstrations as well as live entertainment, Fun family event celebrates Alpena's lumbering history and the importance of the Thunder Bay River. Professional lumberjack shows, entertainment, music, food, storytelling, chainsaw carving, fun and games.
Located on the Thunder Bay River at North and South Riverfront Parks in Downtown Alpena.
There is always many things to do around the 4th of July, there is the sandcastle contest, fireworks, parade, downtown entertainment, rubber duckie race
Every summer at the boat harbor there is Art on the Bay were local artists show off their works all available for purchase.
Every summer there is the Brown Trout festival, you can see fish being weighed in, live entertainment, dancing