Annual Events


Ann Arbor – Annual African American FestivalAfrican American Downtown Ann Arbor Festival
This celebration of the contributions of African Americans to the development of Ann Arbor is held in what was once the center of Ann Arbor’s African American Business District. Features food, art, children’s activities, and entertainment.




Ann Arbor - Annual Art FestivalAnn Arbor Art Fair
This renowned event is composed of four award-winning, independently juried art fairs taking place simultaneously throughout the streets of Ann Arbor in mid-July. The city is transformed into one massive outdoor art gallery featuring 1,100 artists and a half-million visitors. Attracting the finest artists from across the country and an unsurpassed variety of top quality artwork in every price range, it has earned a stellar reputation nationwide.



Ann Arbor Book Festival
A celebration of the written word with a commitment to promoting reading and improving literacy in Southeastern Michigan. Held in downtown Ann Arbor each June.



Ann Arbor - Restaurant Week

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
Held twice a year – in January and June. Diners enjoy three-course dinner menus and prix fare lunch menus at Ann Arbor’s best restaurants. It is an opportunity to experience cuisine that defines the art of dining in Ann Arbor!




Ann Arbor – Annual Summer FestivalAnn Arbor Summer Festival
This three-week festival beginning in June celebrates the best in theatre, dance, music, and comedy. Performances cater to audiences of all ages. Top of the Park offers a lively, casual and entertaining roster of local and regional bands, various food stands, and classic and contemporary movies screened under the stars. Ticketed concerts are held in the Power Center and Hill Auditorium.



Chelsea Community Fair
Held in August at the Chelsea Fairgrounds, this fair includes amusement rides, games, livestock, horse shows, demolition derbies, and a parade.

Chelsea Community Fair




Chelsea Sounds & Sights Festival
Sounds & Sights Festival is an annual summer weekend event in historic Chelsea, Michigan.


Michigan - ElvisFest

Michigan ElvisFest
Held in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, this July event is sanctioned by Graceland and features professional Elvis tribute artists, merchandise, specialty foods, a social tent, and more for a weekend of family fun.




Michigan Summer Beer FestivalMichigan Summer Beer Festival
Each July, visitors sample nearly 100 beers prepared by breweries throughout Michigan. Held outdoors in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town.





Milan Bluegrass Festival

Milan Bluegrass Festival
This event features three days of bluegrass music performed by 15 to 20 regional and national entertainers. Held in August at the KC Campground.





Ann Arbor - Rolling Sculpture Car Show


Rolling Sculpture Car Show
Held in July, this top-quality show features more than 400 antique, classic, concept, and art cars throughout the streets of downtown Ann Arbor.




Saline Celtic FestivalSaline Celtic Festival
This must-see family event  celebrates all things Celtic. Held in July, festival-goers enjoy a parade, Highland athletic events, pipe-band performances and competitions, Celtic entertainment on several stages, and even Celtic cows.



Saline Summer festSaline Summerfest
Saline’s annual “Picnic in the Park” features traditional family-oriented food, music, and fun, a juried arts and crafts show,  trolley tours of Saline’s historical sites, a 5k run, and much more.





Taste of Ann Arbor
This annual community event held along Main Street allows you the opportunity to taste food from featured restaurants.  Tickets for food tastes can be purchased for $.50 each.  The event also includes live entertainment!


Thunder Over Michigan Air ShowThunder Over Michigan Air Show
The Yankee Air Museum presents this annual air show at Willow Run Airport. This 2-day event has exciting live performances of modern and vintage aircraft, battle reenactments, aviation displays, and fun for the entire family.




Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade

Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade
The Ypsilanti community salutes America in one of the oldest parades in Michigan.




Saline Community FairSaline Community Fair
Attractions include a parade, livestock shows, carnival rides, tractor pulls, demolition derby, children’s activities, food, and more. Held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.



University of Michigan AthleticsUniversity of Michigan Athletics
The University of Michigan Wolverines compete in the Big Ten Conference. Football games draw over 109,000 fans to the ‘Big House’, the largest football stadium in North America, on Saturdays during the fall.



Eastern Michigan AthleticsEastern Michigan Athletics
The Eastern Michigan Eagles compete in the Mid-American Conference. 



Ypsilanti Orphan Car ShowYpsilanti Orphan Car Show
The largest show of its kind in the Midwest. Held in September, this vintage automobile exhibition is a salute to automobiles, trucks, and motor scooters that are no longer manufactured. Features a drive-by narration of vehicles by automotive historians.





Ann Arbor Folk FestivalAnn Arbor Folk Festival
Each January for more than 33 years, folk music fans have warmed their spirits at this lively gathering. National and international acoustic performers, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and singer/songwriters take the stage.




FestiFools & FoolMoonFestiFools & FoolMoon
An Ann Arbor twist on Mardi Gras. A fusion of giant, hand-made puppets, live music, jugglers, and costumes. Held the first weekend in April.