Small Business Saturday - November 30th
Nov 25, 2013
This Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday. Support Ann Arbor's small businesses by checking off your holiday shopping list with great gifts from local small businesses! To find what Ann Arbor small ...
Ann Arbor - #2 Most Desirable Small Metro College Destination
Nov 25, 2013
Ann Arbor was just ranked the second most desirable small metro college destination by the American Institute for Economic Research. The Index of College Destinations names the top 75 towns and cities in the United States ...
Walk the Big House just like a Wolverine Football Player
Nov 20, 2013
The Ann Arbor News recently highlighted one of our favorite tours visitors can take in Ann Arbor. Visitors can get a behind the scenes tour of 'The Big House', (The University of Michigan's football ...
C-SPAN Showcases the Literacy & History of Ann Arbor This Weekend!
Nov 13, 2013
This weekend Ann Arbor will be featured on C-SPAN! Partnering with the network’s local cable affiliates, C-SPAN producers spent a full week in Ann Arbor, visiting various literary and historic sites and interviewing ...
48 Hours in Ann Arbor
Nov 11, 2013
What do you pack your Ann Arbor itinerary with if you only have 48 hours? David Kiley recently wrote an article about just that. He's created an outstanding itinerary that will take you to some of the ...
Get in the Holiday Spirit in Ann Arbor!
Nov 05, 2013
Ann Arbor is your stop for holiday events this winter! With a lengthly list of festive activities, look no further for a place to get in the holiday spirit. Michigan Theater Holiday Movies: White Christmas ...
University of Michigan Basketball is Back!
Nov 03, 2013
Last year, the University of Michigan Men's Basketball team competed in the National Championship game against Louisville. They are back at it again this year with their first conference match against Minnesota ...
Snow Sports in Ann Arbor
Nov 01, 2013
Ann Arbor is home to a wonderful selection of sledding hills, parks for cross country skiing and ice skating! Below is a list of some great spots to enjoy Ann Arbor's beauty in the winter. - Vetrens Park, Ann ...
Ann Arbor Restaurants Recognized!
Nov 01, 2013
Recently Ann Arbor was recognized as one of the Top 5 College Towns for Foodies by Fodor's Travel. Ann Arbor was honored for the Zingerman's businesses among our many others delicious eateries, a few of which ...
Halloween Fun in Ann Arbor
Oct 28, 2013
Halloween is upon us! Looking for ways to celebrate in Ann Arbor? Look no further. We've got your list of all of the ways that the Ann Arbor area is getting spooky for Halloween and how you can join! Mainstreet ...
Ann Arbor/U-M - #5 Best College Game-Day Atmosphere!
Oct 25, 2013
Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan were just awarded the #5 spot on USA TODAY's list of the 10 towns with the Best College Game-Day Atmosphere. Ann Arbor, the home of the University of Michigan, hosts ...
Celebrate the Huron River through the Arts
Oct 21, 2013
The City of Ann Arbor and its partners announce Canoe Imagine Art, a city-wide celebration of the Huron River. About the Project: In 2011 a small group of community enthusiasts gathered over coffee to brainstorm ...
Ann Arbor Art Fair Recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Art Fairs
Oct 21, 2013
Ann Arbor was recently recognized as one of America's Top 50 Best Art Fairs! Thanks to a groundbreaking new online survey, the top 50 juried fine art fairs in the country have each received a new "America's ...
Willow Run Bomber Plant Featured in National Geographic Channel TV Special
Oct 18, 2013
The Willow Run Bomber Plant will be featured tonight (October 18) at 9pm on the National Geographic Channel TV special. Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton and WWII Willow Run Rosie the Riveter Helen Slater were ...
Ann Arbor’s Fall Colors
Oct 16, 2013
Have you been looking for the best spots to check out Ann Arbor's fall beauty? Don't look any further! Check out this article from MLive's Ann Arbor News that covers all the best spots to go. The ...
Ann Arbor - #13 of Top 100 Best Places to Live
Oct 16, 2013
Livability.com recently released their 'Top 100 Best Places to Live' list and Ann Arbor is ranked #13! Livability.com partnered with the Martin Prosperity Institute, the world's leading think tank on the role ...
Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan debuts $5 Million Renovation
Oct 11, 2013
The Holiday Hotel Near the University of Michigan recently announced the completion of their $5 million renovation. Such improvements included a replaced and modernized entrance and roof, a new lobby, media lounge ...
Ann Arbor: Pure Passion
Oct 11, 2013
In a recent article in Tidewater Women magazine, Ann Arbor is described as a city of 'Pure Passion'. Below is a quote from the article from author, Peggy Sijswerda describing her experience in Ann Arbor. "The ...
Ann Arbor Receives Fall Destination Accolades
Oct 07, 2013
The Huffington Post named Ann Arbor as one of seven college towns to visit this fall. "The University of Michigan's home, Ann Arbor, is nicknamed "Tree Town" – so there's no question that ...
Ann Arbor Among Best Towns in Michigan for Young Families
Sep 23, 2013
NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, has named Ann Arbor one of the best towns in Michigan for young families. Michigan boasts high-performing school districts and a beautiful environment offering a myriad ...
Keynote Mike Tirico Speaks to Area Tourism and Hospitality Business Leaders
Sep 20, 2013
The Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (AAACVB) welcomed Mike Tirico, ESPN Play-By-Play Commentator, and Studio and ESPN Radio Host, along with 280 additional guests to University of Michigan Crisler Center ...
Oktoberfest Beer Gardens
Sep 18, 2013
Grab your lederhosen and join us on September 20 and 21 as we dance in the streets. Two local breweries, Arbor Brewing Company and Grizzly Peak offer their German-style brews along with some annual favorites. Please note, ...
Take a trip to the Theater!
Sep 04, 2013
Looking for a fun night out? Head to the theater! The Ann Arbor area is home to many wonderful theaters, with outstanding shows. Don't miss 'The Vast Difference', a comedy by Jeff Daniels, showing ...
University of Michigan Wolverines Football 2013
Aug 26, 2013
The University of Michigan's 134th Football team kicks off their 2013 season on Saturday, August 31st. Check out their home schedule below and schedule your trip to Ann Arbor to catch all the action! August ...
Ann Arbor’s Fall Top 4!
Aug 18, 2013
Fall in Ann Arbor is a wonderful time to visit! Check out our top picks of things to do in Ann Arbor in the fall. 1) Attend a University of Michigan Football Game! 2) Taste delicioius cider & donuts at our local ...
Ann Arbor - A Top 10 College Town!
Aug 13, 2013
Livibility.com just set out to create their list of the 'Top 10 College Towns of 2013'. In figuring out their list, Livability looked for college towns that not only appeal to potential students but also to ...
The University Musical Society Celebrates 100 years in Hill Auditorium
Aug 01, 2013
2013 marks 100 years of University Musical Society performances taking place in Hill Auditorium. One of the most storied venues in the United States, Hill Auditorium opened on May 14th, 1913. It was designed ...
FoolMoon comes to ArtPrize!
Aug 01, 2013
Fool Moon, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will take place on Saturday, September 28th, starting at dusk (approx 7:30pm). Artists, gawkers, street performers, yaks, and roving musicians are encouraged ...
German Park Picnics
Jul 25, 2013
The German Park Recreation Club hosts three picnics on the last Saturdays of June, July and August. Attend and enjoy live music, authentic German food and beer along with live German dance performances. 2013 German ...
Ann Arbor Area Happy Hour App
Jul 23, 2013
The 'Happy Hour Deals' App that we announced a while ago, is now available for iOS and Android! It has all the same features as it did when it was first relased for iOS devices, plus a few extras! The app ...
Dancing in the Streets
Jul 10, 2013
Dancing in the Streets is an annual free festival on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend in downtown Ann Arbor. It offers local residents a chance to sample lots of different music and dance traditions, enjoy the downtown, ...
Apples & Honey
Jul 10, 2013
Apples & Honey is a popular community-wide event that is hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor. Enjoy carnival games, activities, crafts and bouncers! Israeli food, kosher baked goods and ...
Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch
Jul 08, 2013
Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series happening at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor. Every Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm June 6 to August 29, ...
Ann Arbor Meeting Planners Benefit from Pure Michigan
May 22, 2013
Ann Arbor was recently reatured in a 'Meeting Minds' article highlighting the success of their Pure Michigan partnership! Ann Arbor's partnership with Pure Michigan has increased not only the Ann Arbor hotel ...
Ann Arbor Hosts the 2013 IEDC Annual Spring Conference
Apr 26, 2013
The International Economic Development Council will be hosting their Annual Spring Conference in Ann Arbor this year. Attendees of the conference will discover emerging opportunities and grasp industry trends every ...
Ann Arbor in Concert presents the musical ‘Ragtime’
Apr 23, 2013
Don’t miss this special one-night only concert presentation of the three-time Tony Award-winning hit musical. The show is being put on by Ann Arbor’s newest performing arts group, Ann Arbor in Concert ...
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
Apr 19, 2013
Date: June 9 - 14,2013 Join in a local celebration of dining in our community coming again this June! Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in Ann Arbor. Don’t ...
The Ann Arbor Art Fair
Apr 17, 2013
The 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair will be July 17th-20th. For more than 50 years, artists with amazing talents and unsurpassed skills have come to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor in July to exhibit at the Ann Arbor Art ...
Taste of Ann Arbor
Apr 16, 2013
Date: June 2, 2013 Time: 11am – 5pm This annual community event features local restaurants offering visitors bite size, and some not so bite size, tastes of what they do best. Tickets for food tastes can be purchased ...
Ann Arbor - 4th Best Beer City in the Country
Apr 09, 2013
Ann Arbor finished in 4th place in Charlie Papazian’s 2013 BeerCity USA poll. The 4th place finish put Ann Arbor just behind Kalamazoo, Asheville and the winner, Grand Rapids. In the week leading up the ...
UA Block Party
Apr 01, 2013
Don't miss the Hot Rods and Rock N' Roll Block party! Enjoy live entertainment by The Fun Guys in the streets of Main Street! Also, come and check out Hot Rods - Classic and Muscle cars will line the street! ...
Discover Ann Arbor [VIDEO]
Mar 04, 2013
Engage in the art of living in Ann Arbor! Our city revolves around a world class university and health system, and a creative, vibrant community that offers year-round arts and cultural events and performances, a wealth ...
Cinetopia at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor
Mar 04, 2013
Date: June 6-9, 2013 Experience more than 40 of the best feature length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Berlin – ...
Purple Rose Theatre Special: Buy One, Get One Free
Feb 15, 2013
Buy one ticket and get a second free for select performances of 'The Meaning of Almost Everyhting.' Buy Tickets Now or Call 734-433-7673
7 Reasons Why Jiffy Mix of Chelsea, Michigan Can Save America
Feb 14, 2013
No matter where you grew up in the United States, you’ve probably seen the timeless box of a Jiffy either at the grocery store or in your own cupboard. With its roots firmly planted in Chelsea, Michigan, Ann Arbor's ...
A Snow Day at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor [VIDEO]
Feb 07, 2013
The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan made this brilliant video, highlighting a beautiful, snowy day on campus in Ann Arbor. Make sure to wait for the star of the video, Mr. Squirrel.
Zingerman’s makes list of America’s best chocolate chip cookies
Feb 04, 2013
On the heels of getting a nod from Food & Wine for having one of the best cups of hot chocolate in the USA, Zingerman's has done it again! This time, it was for their Funky Dunky Dark Chocolate cookies, made with ...
The Sundance Film Festival comes to Ann Arbor
Jan 25, 2013
We're proud to announce that 'The East', one of the 2013 Sundance films, will be screened at the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor on January 31st at 8pm. The Michigan Theater is one of only ...
Ann Arbor in the News
Jan 22, 2013
See what everyone is saying about Ann Arbor: The Best Things to Do in Ann Arbor offMetro – January 2013 America’s 100 Best Beer Bars: 2013 Draft Magazine – January 2013 Ann ...
Restaurant Week January 20 - 25, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week comes to town twice a year, January and June. Restaurant Week will be back in Ann Arbor January 20 - 25, 2013. Here's how it works: Lunch is a $15 menu of special restaurant week items. ...
Who’s Behind the Fairy Doors? [BOOK RELEASE]
Jan 16, 2013
If you don’t know about Ann Arbor's famous fairy doors, odds are, you’d probably walk right by them without knowledge of their existence. These tiny doors are located throughout downtown Ann Arbor ...
Open skate at University of Michigan’s Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor
Jan 11, 2013
If you're looking for a unique experience in Ann Arbor, consider attending an open skate session at the University of Michigan's Yost Ice Arena! They offer skate rental for all ages - and the public is ...
A behind-the-scenes tour at the University of Michigan
Jan 11, 2013
8 high tech telescopes. 20 libraries. 10 museums. 3 production studios. 1 planetarium. 350 acres of research and relaxation. An endless amount of radical ideas. Here's a 'behind the scenes' ...
New Restaurants in the Ann Arbor Area
Jan 10, 2013
In the past few months, several new restaurants have opened their doors in the Ann Arbor area. Here is a list of the new restaurants for you to visit: Lena – located downtown, Lena is a unique culinary experience ...
Save 20% on Amtrak train tickets
Jan 04, 2013
The Winter Warm Up Sale from Amtrak can save you 20% on your travels in the Midwest, including routes to Ann Arbor! The sale applies to the Blue Water, Pere Marquette and Wolverine routes, and runs through March 30th, 2013. Booking ...
Food & Wine: Zingerman’s hot chocolate is top-notch
Dec 26, 2012
Zingerman's has recently been recognized by food critics once again, but this time it's not for their famous sandwiches. Food & Wine gave a nod to Zingerman's Next Door in their recent article that ...
Ann Arbor Birthday Deals
Oct 12, 2012
Ingenex Digital Marketing - a local Ann Arbor business - set out on a journey to celebrate Ingenex CEO Derek Mehraban's 40th birthday by finding as many 'Birthday Deals' and freebies as possible. They ...
2 New Hotels in Ann Arbor
Oct 12, 2012
Fall 2012 has kicked off with the opening of two brand new hotels in the Ann Arbor area. We wanted you to be the first to know (and possibly the first to stay)! TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Open October 2, 2012. 1301 ...
‘The Spirit of Ann Arbor’ Video Feature
Oct 10, 2012
The University of Michigan College of Engineering created this lovely video about the 'Spirit of Ann Arbor'. Watch, enjoy, and join in on the fun by planning your next trip to Ann Arbor (aka 'Tree Town' ...
Engage in the Art of Dining
Sep 25, 2012
Get a Taste of Ann Arbor: Start with simple: Le Dog, elevating soup and hot dogs to haute cuisine. Or engage in gursha—eating from the same plate and sharing the same bread—at the Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. ...
Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti featured in Pure Michigan Statewide Sing-a-Long
Sep 09, 2012
Rob Bliss and Jeff Barrett set out on a journey to stop at 50 cities in the state of Michigan to create a 'statewide sing-a-long' to Carly Rae Jepson and Owl City's hit song, 'Good Time.' The initiative ...
Ann Arbor a ‘Top 10 College Town’ for 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Livability.com has ranked Ann Arbor in their annual list of the 'Top College Towns' in the U.S. for a second year in a row! According to the article, Ann Arbor's 'mix of restaurants, bars, local shops, art ...
Mani Osteria is one of Travel + Leisure’s ‘Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.’
Aug 28, 2012
Mani Osteria & Bar has been open for just over one year in downtown Ann Arbor, and has already garnered quite a bit of national attention. On the heels of being named in Food & Wine's recent list of 'America's ...
Top 10 Tips for Tailgating in Ann Arbor
Aug 14, 2012
Whether you’re rooting on the Maize and Blue, or you’re in town for a bit of friendly competition and Big House energy, you’re sure to have a great time tailgating in Ann Arbor. If you’ve never been ...
Food & Wine: Mani Osteria & Bar is one of the ‘Best New Pizza Places’ in the U.S.
Aug 02, 2012
Mani Osteria & Bar has quickly become a local favorite after opening in downtown Ann Arbor just over a year ago. They specialize in artisanal pizzas and other creative Italian dishes prepared in wood-burning ovens, ...
Ann Arbor: ‘Official Best Of Arts & Culture Destination’
Jul 26, 2012
Ann Arbor has been named an Official Best Of Vacation Destination under the 'Arts and Culture' category. The Ann Arbor segment features the Main Street Area, Selo/Shevel Gallery, the University of Michigan's ...
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Offers $5 After 5 every Thursday
Jul 24, 2012
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a non-profit organization that offers an interactive, engaging environment for kids of all ages to learn more about the world around them. With 4 floors boasting over 250 exhibits that inspire ...
Zingerman’s Featured in USA Today’s ‘Road-trip eats: Best off the interstate’
Jul 12, 2012
In USA Today, travel writer Larry Olmsted raved about seven great can't-miss road-trip eats throughout the country. It's no surprise to us that Zingerman's made the list! He gave a nod to Zingerman's Deli, ...
Ann Arbor, Pure Michigan: Watch the New Video
May 23, 2012
As a part of our innovative 'Sense of Place' national partnership with Pure Michigan this year, we're working with Ann Arbor SPARK to promote Ann Arbor not only for tourism, but for economic development. Our ...
Top 10 rails-to-trails states; Michigan is #1
May 09, 2012
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy ranked Michigan as the #1 state for converting former rail lines into bike trails. With 2,370 miles of trails throughout the state and 28 ongoing projects that will produce 336 more miles ...
Jason Segel Talks About Ann Arbor on ‘The Tonight Show’
Apr 25, 2012
On Friday, April 20th, Jason Segel appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' to promote The Five-Year Engagement, a movie that was largely filmed and set in Ann Arbor. When Jay asks him about his time here filming, ...
North America’s Most Distinctive Theater Marquees
Apr 25, 2012
Ann Arbor has been receiving many accolades lately, and here's another one that we're happy to share. This article comes from The Atlantic, and sites The State Theater in Ann Arbor as having one of the most distinctive ...
The Five-Year Engagement: Filmed in Ann Arbor, Featuring Ann Arbor
Apr 23, 2012
The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, was filmed in Ann Arbor - and actually featured the city of Ann Arbor. Jason Segel's character 'works' at Zingerman's Deli. Emily Blunt's ...
Travel + Leisure: Ann Arbor is One of America’s Greatest Main Streets
Apr 18, 2012
In a recent article, Travel + Leisure ranked Ann Arbor's Main Street as one of America's Greatest, an honor that we're proud to accept. Locals and visitors alike can attest to the fact that few rival Ann Arbor's ...
University of Michigan on Colbert Report
Apr 12, 2012
Watch a clip of the Tuesday, April 10th Colbert Report, where the University of Michigan was mentioned as a 'school doing it right' within a conversation about reforming higher education. We're definitely ...
AirRide: New Shuttle Service From Ann Arbor to Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Mar 20, 2012
AirRide is the new public transit service that operates daily between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The service is provided through a public-private partnership between the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority ...
Ann Arbor - A ‘Pure Michigan’ National Partner
Mar 19, 2012
'Tis the season for Pure Michigan! March 19th marked the kick-off date for the national campaign, which includes 12 weeks of air-time for the famous Pure Michigan commercials, all of them featuring Tim Allen's voice ...
PETA Prime: Touring Vegan Eats In Ann Arbor
Mar 13, 2012
Robin Tierney is a bicycling, hiking, award-winning writer and photographer who covers active travel, plant-based cuisine and green, aware living. She recently came to Ann Arbor - with her bike in tow - in search of the ...
Ann Arbor Tops List of ‘10 Best Cities for Single People’
Feb 14, 2012
It's true. Ann Arbor beat out big cities such as New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Philadelphia to take the top spot on Kiplinger's list for the 'Best Cities for Single People.' The article sites the ...
President Obama Visits Ann Arbor
Jan 28, 2012
President Barack Obama made a visit Ann Arbor on Friday, January 27th, where be spoke to a crowd totaling over 4000 at the Al Glick Field House on University of Michigan's campus. 'It is good to be back in Ann Arbor!' ...
El Nuevo Herald Features Ann Arbor: Culta, Libral, y Sabrosa
Jan 11, 2012
Alfredo Arango Franco, a writer that specializes in travel, food and wine, recently made his way to Ann Arbor, and back home to Miami, where he wrote a very exciting article for El Nuevo Herald. This publication is an award ...
Examiner.com - ‘Chelsea, Michigan - Elvis Costello Wants To Go Here’
Jan 06, 2012
Examiner.com recently featured Chelsea, Michigan in their 'road trip travel' section - a section that suggests great road trips from Chicago, IL. The article mentions the Jiffy Mix Factory, Jeff Daniels and his ...
36 Hours in Ann Arbor
Oct 01, 2011
Ever wondered where you should go and what you should see in Ann Arbor if you only had 36 hours? Jennifer Conlin has your answers in her New York Times Article, highlighting some of Ann Arbor's favorite restaurants, ...
Foolmoon & Festifools in Downtown Ann Arbor
Don't miss out on the Seventh Annual Festifools in Ann Arbor. The festivities are already beginning with Luminary Workshops every Sunday in March! Make your own Luminary for Foolmoon at Workantile in Ann Arbor from ...
St. Patrick’s Day in Ann Arbor 2013
Here are some fun ways you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ann Arbor: Shamrocks & Shenanigans - March 10th, 2013: A 5K Run and Walk sponsored by Conor O'Neill's and Running Fit. The procedes are donated ...
Ann Arbor Valentine’s Day Events and Specials
Want to have a special Valentine's Day? Check out all the events in Ann Arbor that are sure to make it memorable: Enjoy the music of My Folky Valentine w/ Annie & Rod Capps at the Ark. If you're feeling a ...
The Purple Rose Theatre Company featured in NEA Arts Magazine!
The Purple Rose Theatre Company, located in Chelsea, MI, was recently featured in the NEA Arts Magazine. Artistic Director Guy Sanville explains how PRTC was a game-changer for Chelsea. Listen to the interview here.