Summer activities include the Michigan Brown Trout Festival in mid July, which fills the Alpena City Marina for its two-week duration. In early June Alpena celebrates it's River Fest and the July 4 celbrations include a canoe race down the Thunder Bay River. Mid August brings the Tall Ships Festival where attendies can visit some floating examples of sailing vessels found at the bottom of Thunder Bay. The Michigan Lighthouse Festival in mid October which offers boat, plane and helicopter tours of local lighthouses and closing the years nautical festivities. Rogers City (34 miles north) and Harrisville (35 miles south) both have Salmon derbies during the Summer. Alpena offers a small rural community with unique cultural resources not found in cities 5 times its size. Among these are the Jesse Besser Museum and planetarium (the only planetarium found north of Flint), Thunder Bay Theater (a professional year round theater group), and Alpena Civic Theater, an amateur local theater.

Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 65 Alpena, MI 49707
800 4-ALPENA 989 354-4181
Alpena's Calendar

Huron Shores Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 151, Harrisville, MI 48740
800 432-2823

Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce
4440 N. US-23, Oscoda, MI 48750
989 739-7322 800 235-4625
Oscoda's Calendar

OSSINEKE Ossineke Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 164, Ossineke, MI 49766

Presque Isle Area Commerce Committee
P.O. Box 74, Presque Isle, MI 49777
989 595-5095 800 968-2858

Rogers City Chamber of Commerce
292 S. Bradley Hwy., Rogers City, MI 49779
800 622-4148 (MI) 989 734-2535
Rogers City's Calendar

TAWAS BAY Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 608, Tawas City, MI 48764-0608 989 362-8643 Tawas Calendar