Munising DIA Inside/Out Photo Contest!
The winning photo submitted by Sarah Redmond of "Yoga Friends" won a $50 local gift certificat.
U.S. Mint unveils quarter depicting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been selected for one of the designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Program. Though the quarter will not be available until February 2018, the design was unveiled today at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Trade Show in Denver, Colorado. It depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine that grows atop it.
Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out program installed
A couple of months ago our office applied for the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out program for Munising. We were one of the communities in Michigan that was chosen (the only one in Michigan's U.P.) and yesterday was the installation. There are seven wall-mounted pieces of DIA artwork and eight free-standing which are all downtown Munising (an art walk for the community and visitors). Also, our community (only one of two in Michigan) will have these downtown for almost six months. Coming soon there will be printed maps of all of the pieces. In the meantime, you can stop by our office at 129 E. Munising Ave., Munising, MI for more information (or call (906) 387-2138). This photo is a piece called "The Nut Gathers" by William Adolphe Bouguereau which is on the Superior Street side of Madigan's Hardware.
Rekindle the Spirt
Thurs., November 30, 2017
Kick-off the holiday season in downtown Munising. Visit with Santa at PSB, The Grinch at the Moose, North the Pole-ar Bear at HTC, and five (5) other Christmas characters around town. Bring your camera and take your own pictures. Check out our local shops for great deals on great gift items! Hot cocoa, cookies and refreshments. Pick up a flyer at the event and find out where to register for a chance to win over $1,000 worth of gift certificates from our generous local businesses, kids raffles too.
Santa Parade - Tree Lighting - Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Music & Much More Bring your receipts to the Chamber office any time and if you purchase anything Nov 30th and Dec 1st, those receipts will be worth double for the Rekindle Grand Giveaway promotion.
Rekindle the Spirit
December 15, 2017
SAVE RECEIPTS FOR ALL ALGER COUNTY BUSINESSES STARTING TODAY FOR THE REKINDLE GRAND GIVEAWAY Registration will begin Monday, November 27.
Shop locally from Nov 23 – Dec 14, 2017 & be eligible to win some great prizes. Bring your receipts for local purchases (ALL Alger County businesses) to the Fuzzy Boyak Welcome Center at 129 E Munising Avenue. For every $50 in receipts you will receive one entry for the prize drawings. You do not have to spend $50 at one time; any combination of $50 worth of receipts earns one entry form.
All prizes generously donated by our local businesses!
All entries MUST be in by 4pm Dec 14 – drawing will be held on Dec 15.
Avoid waiting in line - enter early, enter often. DAILY PRIZE DRAWINGS. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT until the final days to enter. Some restrictions apply. Call 387-2138 with any questions.
Michigan Ice Fest
February 14-18, 2018
Ice Climbing at it's best. If you are a novice or an expert, this is one event you do not want to miss. With many events planned each day, please visit http://downwindsports.com/icefest/ or contact Down Wind Sports at 906-226-7112 for all the details.
Trenary Outhouse Classic
Feburary 24, 2018
12pm – 4pm
Taste & Glide
March 3, 2018
11am – 3pm
Valley Spur in Munising
The annual Taste & Glide, an eat and ski event, is held on the first Saturday in March. The event runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm and is presented by the Friends of Valley Spur, Sydney’s Restaurant, and the USDA Forest Service. Participants pay $20 and then ski from one trailside buffet table to the next, sampling and enjoying many delicious foods, such as chocolate covered strawberries! Skate, stride or snowshoe your way to the trailside buffets. The log-cabin Valley Spur Lodge is open for warming, socializing, eating and entertainment. This fun filled family event has earned a favorable reputation for nearly two decades. Come out and enjoy the day!
Pictured Rocks Days
June 9-10, 2018
10am – 6pm
Bayshore Park, Munising
Free Music - Vendors - Food Vendors - Bounce Houses - Nature Shows - Beer Tent Kayak Demos - Coastie the Safety Boat - Smokey the Bear - Petting Zoo Interpretive, Demonstration and Informational Booths
Sea Plane Splash-In
June 16-17, 2018
Come welcome the seaplanes and pilots to the annual Splash-In! Contests on Saturday will be followed by a steak fry dinner, open to the public. For more information, please see http://grandmaraismichigan.com/calendar.php
Pictured Rocks Road Race
June 24, 2018
6:30am – 12:00pm
Bayshore Park , Munising
July 4th Celebrations
All day celebration, parades, food, beer tent, games and fireworks!
Grand Island Marathon
July 28, 2018
6am – 8am
Alger County Fair
August 4-6, 2017
County Fairgrounds, Chatham
Alger County Fair and Chatham Homecoming. See complete schedule in the Alger County Shopper and Munising News.
Music & Arts Festival
August 11-13, 2017
Munising Bay Cruisers Classic Car Show
September 16, 2017
9am – 3pm
Spectators have free admission and are able to view 100 plus classic cars on Munising's downtown Superior Street. Local businesses and a variety of vendors will be available for food and merchandise. Cars will be judged with awards and prizes given to conclude the show.