Things to Do Posts

Oct 03, 2017
After experiencing some dog days of Indian summer in September, fall in Michigan – with its emphasis on cider mills, colorful leaves, fleece, and football – will finally click into high gear when we reach October. The area always offers loads of opportunities to eat great food and ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 29, 2017
Are you an orchestral aficionado? Then surely you’ve heard of the New York Philharmonic, the country’s oldest symphony orchestra. Thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Ann Arbor’s University Musical Society (UMS), the New York Philharmonic is returning to Ann Arbor for the second ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 29, 2017
One of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) main initiatives is connectivity, with the emphasis on the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B). All trail users, bicyclists, walkers, runners, joggers, rollerbladers, and stroller pushers are welcome throughout autumn on this non-motorized, ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 26, 2017
In Ann Arbor, Fall is a time for beautifully colored trees, football, and historic orchards! Chicago Tribune recently covered the magic of an Ann Arbor autumn, and we wanted to provide an insider’s look on all the area has to offer! Without further adieu, here are five fabulous Fall attractions ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 20, 2017
Harvest time is here! Come on out to Manchester, a lovely farming community on the River Raisin in the southwest corner of Washtenaw County. From corn mazes, to cider and donuts, to roadside pumpkin stands to a village-wide Halloween celebration, Manchester is packed with authentic fall fun in a ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 19, 2017
If you’re new to our newsletter, we welcome you! The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area is full of one-of-a-kind things to do, and this month we’re excited to feature two very fall-friendly events — the Smoke & Ale Festival in Chelsea and the University of Michigan Fall Festival. There's ... Read more and see comments!

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Aug 31, 2017
September marks the start of fall, when school resumes, huge crowds pack Michigan Stadium on Saturdays, temperatures start to get cooler, and cultural events kick into high gear in Washtenaw County. While this is partly because students are back in town, it’s also because most arts organizations ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 26, 2017
August is a gloriously beautiful time of year in the Ann Arbor area. With lots of sunshine and blossoming gardens, Tree Town is alive with color during the summer months. It's fitting that there are tons of events to take advantage of, as well. Indoor and out, art and culture, music and theatre, ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 13, 2017
If you’re new to our newsletter, we welcome you! The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area is full of one-of-a-kind things to do, year-round — and this week we’re excited to provide inside tips for navigating the Art Fair, a taste for the best craft beer festival in Michigan, photos from the ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 06, 2017
Ann Arbor is not only known for its world-renowned University of Michigan, but for its impeccable support and programs for the LGBTQ community. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of OUTFest — a pride celebration held August 4-6, hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center. The event’s goal is ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 28, 2017
July is the month for outdoor festivals and fairs in Washtenaw County, so whether you’re interested in cars or art or Elvis, there’s likely a local event just for you. Check out all that’s on offer here, so you can start making plans. Be sure to follow Visit Ann Arbor on Facebook, ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 22, 2017
Ann Arbor is, no doubt, a distinctive destination for all kinds of visitors — couples looking for a weekend getaway, groups in need of meeting space that is both functional and inspiring, solo travelers looking for an adventure, and brides and grooms searching for the perfect place to tie the knot. It’s ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 08, 2017
If you’re new to our blog, we welcome you! The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area is full of one-of-a-kind things to do, year-round - and this week we’re excited to highlight two new food destinations, fun on the Huron River, young artists leaving their mark on the Art Fair, a one-of-a-kind celebration, and ... Read more and see comments!

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May 31, 2017
June may be one of the best months to be in Washtenaw County. The kids are in their last days of school, everyone’s excited to spend time outdoors, and lots of concerts, festivals, movies, and activities pop up across the county. So whether you love music, running, films, car shows, theater, or ... Read more and see comments!

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Apr 25, 2017
Now that we’re all out and about, after a long winter of hibernation, and local college students are wrapping up another semester of classes, it’s time to take a breath and check out what cultural and community opportunities await you in May. Here’s a list of some upcoming local event ... Read more and see comments!

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Apr 17, 2017
Ypsilanti is a hotbed of nationally-known antique markets. Looking for that perfect vintage piece? You’re likely to find it here in historic, charming Ypsilanti.   Last summer, we had the privilege of meeting Mary Moore of Raising Dick & Jane, and showing her around the retro shops in ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 23, 2017
Spring has sprung in Ann Arbor and there's lots to do in the city and in our smaller communities, as well!   44th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Ann Arbor Powwow. This gathering of Native Americans from throughout the Great Lakes area includes social dancing and demonstrations of different ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 02, 2017
Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival: In past years, this has been a sleeper hit event, so whether you’re a full-on boat nerd, or a person just getting her sea legs, consider checking out this daylong series of 1-hour presentations on Great Lakes maritime history and shipwrecks, along with diving ... Read more and see comments!

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Feb 09, 2017
If you’re new to our blog, we welcome you! The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area is full of one-of-a-kind things to do, year-round - and this week we’re excited to highlight two theatrical performances, events honoring Black History Month, the thriving dessert scene in Ypsilanti, and unique hidden ... Read more and see comments!

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Feb 03, 2017
Did you know that the Ann Arbor area is home to hundreds of Certified Tourism Ambassadors? Certified Tourism Ambassadors (“CTAs” for short) are official destination experts who have been trained on the art & science of welcoming visitors to our area. Whether at a large hotel or a small ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 27, 2017
We love Valentine’s Day here in the Ann Arbor area. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married or anywhere in-between, there’s a surplus of unique and fun things to do in mid-February. Single and ready to mingle? Join the party at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company for a performance ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 26, 2017
The Ann Arbor area doesn't hibernate in the winter. Visit for yourself and check out these amazing events and more this February.  In addition to the full calendar of events to check out, the Ann Arbor area has countless restaurants to try and museums to visit. Be sure to follow Visit Ann Arbor ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 18, 2017
Introduction to Cornman Farms As the only member of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses based in Dexter, we are fortunate to enjoy the best of both what Dexter has to offer while still being ingrained in the Ann Arbor community. Situated just west of downtown Ann Arbor, the town of Dexter ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 11, 2017
As we welcome a new year, we welcome new opportunities to discover the Ann Arbor area. Break bread with family and friends at one of the newest Ann Arbor restaurants, or venture out to one of our groundbreaking nature trails. The Ann Arbor area has a plethora of activities for every season and all ages. ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 04, 2017
2017 is here! In honor of the New Year, we're here to help you create your first bucket list for the year. Check out our list of the top 17 things to do in Ann Arbor in 2017.   Eat at Zingerman's. Seriously, a stop in Ann Arbor is hardly complete without tasting a bit of Zingerman's ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 16, 2016
The CTAP program is a community-oriented tourism marketing and development investment program initiated by the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Up to a $10,000 funding level may be allocated to each Washtenaw County community to support new and/or enhanced visitor-based programming focused ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 13, 2016
Throughout the Ann Arbor area, the first snow has blanketed the city streets and rolling hillsides. It's been an amazing four seasons — and we at Visit Ann Arbor want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. However, before we hang that new calendar, reminisce with us and celebrate a memorable 2016. Stay ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 11, 2016
As the winter approaches, Michiganders are preparing for the cold months ahead. But we are here to tell you the Ann Arbor area has so much to offer visitors in the months ahead. From one of the area’s best music festivals, shopping expenditures, holiday home tours, foodie events, glee clubs, and ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 01, 2016
Are you planning for your special day? Nestled in the heart of Saline, Michigan are a few of the most beautiful venues, complete with attentive staff and breathtaking scenery. If you’re looking start checking things off your to-do list, Wellers Inc. offers a detail oriented staff ... Read more and see comments!

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Oct 27, 2016
If you’re looking for a quaint town that has history, a charming downtown with unique shops and beautiful parks, Milan might be the place you want to visit. Milan is a small town with home-style restaurants, unique shops, and more than 200 acres of parks. Here are eight ways that Milan ... Read more and see comments!

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Oct 19, 2016
Whether you love Halloween for the costumes, treats, or the scares — there are plenty of events throughout the area where you can celebrate your way! Who says that costume is only good one day a year? ypsiGLOW is going to turn Ypsilanti streets luminescent! Kicking-off it's inaugural year ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 16, 2016
Ann Arbor is known for many things. A year doesn't go by without Tree Town ranking in the top 20 of at least a dozen "Best of” lists: it's one of the best cities to live in Michigan, in America, for millennials, for entrepreneurs, for women in the work force, for college grads and ... Read more and see comments!

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May 06, 2016
Hello from Alison and Bryan of VLD Events, a husband and wife wedding planning team based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We absolutely love A2 and are so grateful to have been in business here the last 8 years, showcasing what makes this city so vibrant and great. Approximately 90% of our clients come into ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 15, 2016
We love Valentine’s Day here in the Ann Arbor area. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married or anywhere in-between, there’s a surplus of unique and fun things to do in mid-February. Single and ready to mingle? Join the party at Necto’s second annual University of Michigan ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 29, 2015
Reminisce with us as we look back on some of the noteworthy stories from 2015 and see what’s coming in 2016 and beyond to the Ann Arbor area! We've got the highlights divided so you can check out your favorites or explore all that there is to enjoy! Foodie Explorer Creative Historian What ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 11, 2015
Welcome to the new VisitAnnArbor.org! We hope you love the energized site featuring vibrant images and extensive listings in a responsive design which makes your trip planning effortless from any device. In addition to all the information previously available, we’ve added some new resources designed ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 02, 2015
How long have you lived in Ann Arbor? I first came to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan and I immediately fell in love — first with the campus, and then the city. I love it so much that I’ve never left (except for brief stints in London, Washington, DC, and London). This year, ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 23, 2015
Dexter Michigan is located West of Ypsilanti and East of Chelsea. The newly declared city (which was a village up until 2014), is a Washtenaw County treasure that is charming and easy-going. The people are friendly, the city is beautiful, and there is a sense of true community pride. With activities, ... Read more and see comments!

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May 15, 2015
If you’re looking for hometown dining, shopping, and parks – look no further. Saline, Michigan (located about 20 minutes southwest of Ypsilanti) is a tight-knit and proud community that pays thoughtful attention to local heritage, the importance of family, and community events…they ... Read more and see comments!

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Apr 10, 2015
A Day in Chelsea Exploring Chelsea, Michigan is an enchanting experience fueled by small town love and a thriving arts and culture scene. Your visit begins with a lovely drive from Ypsilanti down I-94 West. The sights and sounds on the less-than-20-minute-travel are calm and serene. Open fields and ... Read more and see comments!

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