From: Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Thunder Bay Maritime Festival
Bring the whole family to this free annual community event hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Tour tall ships, research vessels and fishing boats docked along the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Trail. Enjoy live music on the main stage, kids games and crafts, see the small boat workshop, taste some local whitefish, explore the shipwreck century exhibits and more! Festivities start each year at 500 W. Fletcher Street following the 4th of July parade in downtown Alpena. For more information, see website link or call (989) 356-8805 ext 13.