April 2019 Event Roundup

Mar 19, 2019

Springtime is officially here in the Ann Arbor area, bringing about fun and festive events and a little something for everyone. It’s time to get outside and soak up some sunshine while you walk around town and enjoy a drink on your favorite patio. Dust off your bike and visit your local farmers market, experience the joy that comes from a healthy dose of foolishness, and stop by one of the numerous arts and culture events that April has to offer. Check out some of our favorites below!

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First Fridays Ypsilanti

April 5

First Fridays Ypsilanti is back! Don’t miss out on the season kick-off of the well-loved celebration of all things Ypsi on this self-guided arts and culture walk. This monthly event invites members of the community to support and experience the Downtown and Depot Town areas, while checking out the local talent and businesses. And of course, to have a great time along the way.


FoolMoon / FestiFools

April 5 & 7

What better way to celebrate springtime and sunshine than with the well-loved area traditions of FoolMoon and FestiFools. To know them is to love them. You won’t forget your first experience with the public art spectaculars that make up this festive, foolish weekend. Larger than life paper-mache puppets and community members will fill the streets in a celebration of creativity and unity that can’t be missed!


Midwest Literary Walk

April 27

This annual event is a celebration of all things literary, highlighting the powers of poetry and prose through a day of reading events in Downtown Chelsea. These events are intimate, offering attendees the exciting chance to interact with the nationally recognized authors and community members alike at the innovative arts and culture experience.


April 2

Amos Lee

Michigan Theater

603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor


April 4

Peter Madcat Ruth 70th Birthday Bash

The Ark

316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


April 4

National Geographic: Symphony For Our World

Hill Auditorium

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


April 4 - June 1

All My Sons

Purple Rose Theatre Company

137 Park St., Chelsea


April 6

Third Annual Bookday Booker T. Washington Holiday Art & Talent Show

Riverside Arts Center

76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti


April 7

Pie & Mash Pop-Up Shop

Zingerman's Cornman Farms

8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter


April 12

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Blue Llama Jazz Club

314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


April 13


Skyline High School

2552 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor


April 13

Chelsea Spring Expo

Chelsea Senior Center

512 E. Washington St., Chelsea


April 13

U-M Men's Glee Club Spring Concert

Hill Auditorium

825 N University Ave., Ann Arbor


April 13-14

Spring Fiber Expo

Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Ann Arbor


April 14

U-M Museum of Natural History Grand Opening

U-M Museum of Natural History

1105 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


April 14

Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra's 20th Anniversary

Towsley Auditorium

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


April 15

Suckling Pig Dinner #9: Spice Week with Épices de Cru

Miss Kim

415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor


April 16

Leo Kottke

The Ark

316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


April 16

Fustini's Cooking Class: Spring Picnic

Fustini's Ann Arbor

407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor


April 20


Saline Recreation

1866 Woodland Dr., Saline


April 26-28


Riverside Arts Center

76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti


April 27-28

Pop-Up Market at Alber Mill

The Shoppes of Alber Mill

201 E. Main St., Manchester


April 28

EMU Commencement

Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center

799 North Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti


Photo credit (above): Myra Klarman


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