Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled

May 5, 2020 CONTACT: Katie Wolf T: 989-277-3543 E: kwolf@thunderbayfriends.org Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled for July 3rd and 4th Due to Community Health Concerns ALPENA, MICH. – After carefully assessing the Centers for Disease Control’s current projections for the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lingering health risks of hosting a large festival intended to [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:57:25-04:00May 5th, 2020|Event, Maritime Festival|Comments Off on Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled

5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Film Competition (TBIFF) challenged students in grades 8-12 to create a five-minute or less film on the theme: #GreatLakesAre. Out of 30+ entries, 13 films were selected to receive the festival’s Official Selection Laurels. They were screened together in a free public session at the festival on [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:53:50-05:00January 30th, 2020|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on 5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary

ALPENA, MICH --The Thunder Bay International Film Festival kicks off the 20th anniversary year celebrating the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) federal designation. TBNMS was officially designated in 2000 as the first freshwater marine sanctuary of the 14 nationally designated underwater parks. While more than 1,000 students from communities along the sanctuary’s shoreline are [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:54:14-05:00January 20th, 2020|Event|Comments Off on Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary

The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

For the seventh year, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is bringing the world of cinema to northeast Michigan! From January 23 through 27, residents and travelers to northeast Michigan will be treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. With support from local community partners led by the Friends [...]

By |2019-01-29T14:39:55-05:00January 14th, 2019|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Giving Tuesday – Your Chance to Give Back!

On Tuesday, November 27, you can be a part of a world day of giving by making an online donation. Donate Now The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary hopes you will help support our many educational and community outreach efforts that include: preserving our Great Lakes and their rich maritime history engaging [...]

By |2018-11-21T17:46:38-05:00November 21st, 2018|Event|Comments Off on Giving Tuesday – Your Chance to Give Back!

‘Sanctuaries Are’ Student Film Competition Winners

Encouraging students to explore and connect with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the variety of ecosystems throughout northeast Michigan has resulted in a long-term partnership with the Thunder Bay International Film Festival and the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMI GLSI). For the past three years, the sanctuary and NEMI GLSI have [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:06:24-05:00February 20th, 2018|Event|Comments Off on ‘Sanctuaries Are’ Student Film Competition Winners

Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!

Thanks to you -- our sponsors, ticket holders, aspiring student and professional filmmakers, and volunteers -- the Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) sold out for three consecutive nights! Collectively, from Rogers City to Harrisville for the first two nights, and in Alpena for two nights and two days of full programming, the festival had [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:00:16-05:00February 18th, 2018|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!

2018 Sanctuary Lecture & Cinema Series Kicks Off

Photo Above: The Bow Man, believed to represent a hunter, is the most well-known of the Sanilac Petroglyphs, rock carvings etched into a sandstone outcrop The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary have announced the 2018 Sanctuary Lecture and Cinema Series. Starting in February, every month [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:08:59-05:00February 18th, 2018|Event|Comments Off on 2018 Sanctuary Lecture & Cinema Series Kicks Off

17th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Join Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary for a star-spangled celebration at the Thunder Bay Maritime Festival on the 4th of July in Alpena, Michigan.  To commemorate America’s birthday and Thunder Bay’s rich maritime heritage, the festival offers live entertainment, fun and educational kids’ activities, cardboard boat races, helicopter rides, food, demonstrations, exhibits, displays, and more. [...]

By |2018-02-22T16:11:38-05:00June 28th, 2017|Event|Comments Off on 17th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Free Concert Coming to Alpena

Song of the Lakes “Paddle-to-the-Sea” Free Concert Coming to Alpena Alpena, Mich.—A special treat is coming to the Alpena area on Friday evening, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 28, 2016 when the band, Song of the Lakes, brings its show, “Paddle-To-The-Sea,” to the Alpena High School auditorium. “Paddle-to-the-Sea” is being hosted by Friends of Thunder Bay [...]

By |2017-11-21T19:56:25-05:00October 21st, 2016|Event|Comments Off on Free Concert Coming to Alpena