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Thunder Bay Folk Festival and Society upcoming fundraisers and events.

9:00 AM09:00

Fourth of July Parade - Alpena, Michigan

Yay!! Our Alpena MI 4th of July float won 1st Place in the Non-Commercial Division!

Thanks to The Blood Money Men, Paul E Conger, Goodrich Trucking & Asphalt Paving, Betty Luty, Andrea Schmidt, Garret Schmidt, Peggy Schmidt, Lee Kitzman, Diane Bartz, Dennis Schmidt, Madeleine McConnell and kids, James Gunderson, Wolverine State Credit Union and everyone else that has been so supportive of us!

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70th Anniversary Celebration - Fairview Food Market
3:00 PM15:00

70th Anniversary Celebration - Fairview Food Market

Fairview Food Market is having their 70th Anniversary Celebration at Skyline Event Center, one of our special affiliates!

Fairview Food Market is providing pulled pork sandwiches by donation.

Bring your own chair

Open to the public - come out and enjoy some great food and music!

3:00pm - Pulled Pork Sandwiches by donation

5:00pm - SYDNI K Performs

6:00pm - The Band of Kelleys Performs


The Band of Kelleys

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Annual Festival Dance Party
to Jan 19

Annual Festival Dance Party

Saturday, January 19th the Thunder Bay Folk Society will host it's Annual Festival Dance Party and short meeting at the Eagles Club, 1960 M-32 W, Alpena.

A brief annual meeting starts at 6:30 PM for an update on the Society and election of new board members. The dance starts at 7:00 PM and The Bloc Brothers DJ's will be spinning the tunes for your dancing delight until 11:00 PM.

There's a $5 entry at the door, snacks provided and cash bar available (for those over 21). Current paid members get in free. There will be merchandise available for sale, as well as membership sign-ups.

Semi-Formal and casual dress attire. Come on out and lets have some FUN!

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Annual Thunder Bay Folk Festival 2018
to Sep 30

Annual Thunder Bay Folk Festival 2018

  • Alpena Antique Tractor Showgrounds (map)
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Don't miss out on the fun!  Three stages of live music, dancing, our drum kiva in the woods, art and food vendors.  Workshops on music and crafts.  Children's activities.  Same location:  The Alpena Antique Tractor Showgrounds, 6850 French Rd, Alpena, MI 49707

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6:00 PM18:00

Annual Membership Meeting at the Black Sheep Pub

Come on out for food, music, and most importantly VOTE for your new board members.

This is our annual membership meeting where you will get a summary of last year's events and the festival.  You will also have the opportunity to vote for 3 candidates for the board of directors.

Running this year are incumbents Joan Prentice, and Nicky Cornelius.  New to the mix is Peggy Schmidt, who has been a supporter of the festival for a couple years.  She is running for the Treasurer position to replace Stephanie Suszek who is now very busy at home with a new baby.  Congratulations Stephanie!  Also running is Rich Rider, another supporter of the festival.  He is a local artist and musician with much to offer. 

The party starts at 6:00 PM  with free hors d'oevres and wine.  You may also order off the menu if you'd like a meal.  Then at 8:00 PM enjoy the music of Nina Sophia and Ramiro followed at 10:00 by local favorite Connor Larkin.  Don't miss this evening of business and pleasure!

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