Blog Archive - 07/2018

Jul 30, 2018
Fun fact: Ann Arbor hosted the very first electric Blues Festival ever. Literally, ever. Pretty cool, huh? The year was 1969, and the lineup was iconic - with B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Big Mama Thornton, among others. Now, almost 50 years later, executive producer James Partridge is gearing ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 30, 2018
The Ann Arbor area is an exciting, pioneering tech hub. Those who visit Ann Arbor, buy a home here, take a job here, or enroll in a university here are sure to enjoy our beautiful natural landscape and our diverse, multifaceted community along with all the lucrative perks of a booming center of innovation. In ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & Culture
Jul 30, 2018
Destination Ann Arbor is thrilled to announce that the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources will hold its 20th Annual National Conference at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest! Over one thousand people are expected to attend the conference, including speakers and ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Festivals & Events
Jul 20, 2018
When August rolls around in #DestinationAnnArbor, you know that you’re in for a treat. Events are everywhere throughout the month, throughout the county. Long days and warm temperatures mean loads of summer fun - whether it’s enjoying outdoor music, celebrating LGBTQ+ pride, creating art, ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureEntertainmentFestivals & EventsFoodThings to Do
Jul 18, 2018
This is the story of my first Ypsilanti bike ride, and why it won't be my last. I bought a bike in a whirlwind of self-actualization ("All the cool kids ride their bikes…I can be cool."). It was a glorious thing, a shiny blue street bike with ten speeds; in my one-car family, it ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor RecreationThings to Do
Jul 06, 2018
Ypsilanti is a town full of creative, vibrant people, with an ever-growing network of talented artists. Ypsilanti artists and art fans will find a number of booths featuring Ypsilanti artists at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this year. The 2018 Ann Arbor Art Fair will take place July 19-22. While attending the ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & Events
Jul 06, 2018
Now in its 59th year, the Ann Arbor Art Fair is a Midwest tradition that draws nearly half a million attendees to Ann Arbor for the 4-day festival. Comprised of four award-winning art fairs, the Ann Arbor Art Fair has a footprint spanning 30 city blocks in the downtown area. The 2018 festival will take ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 05, 2018
Thunder Over Michigan is an iconic summer event in the Ypsilanti area. This annual airshow is held at the Willow Run Airport each year - the home of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, the Yankee Air Museum, and the iconic Rosie the Riveter.  USA Today has nominated Thunder Over Michigan for their Best ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Festivals & EventsHistoryThings to Do
Jul 05, 2018
Destination Ann Arbor will be hosting a free ICC Street Festival the night before the match, on Friday July 27 at 5:00pm. The event will take place on Main St. in downtown Ann Arbor. It is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Grammy-nominated artist and Ann Arbor native, Mayer Hawthorne, will ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 02, 2018
As big as the Saline Celtic Festival has become – drawing as many as 4,500 people each year to this small Washtenaw County town (approximately 9,000 residents) – it started small. Like, picnic small. “(The Saline Celtic Festival) began when our sister city of Brecon, Wales … ... Read more and see comments!

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