November 2018 Event Round Up

Oct 25, 2018

The chilly gales of November remind us that the holiday season is near.  It’s a perfect time to relish in the final days of fall while exploring the Ann Arbor area.  Make sure to check out the area’s numerous shopping events, a Thanksgiving 5k, holiday festivities, and more.  Check out our events listing below for some more highlights you won’t want to miss out on in November.

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Saline Craft Show  November 10

Check out this juried annual craft show that benefits both patrons and the local community! An array of crafters – representing more than 15 states, and more than 100 Michigan cities – will display and sell their wares. You’ll find everything from pottery to jewelry, as well as seasonal items; and with the holidays on the horizon, it’s a great opportunity to kick off your shopping.


Wine, Women, & Shopping November 10

For this annual event, Chelsea businesses bring women together from all over Michigan and officially kick-off the holiday season, with this annual event. Visitors can explore a variety of shops (some of which will feature special sales and discounts), restaurants, and local artists’ booths, along with trunk shows, demonstrations, and complimentary snacks in some stores throughout the day. Participating restaurants, meanwhile, will offer specialty menu items, wine tastings, and live music.


Turkey Trot  November 22

Get into the holiday spirit in Ann Arbor before your Thanksgiving feast; run, walk or crawl with the whole family. The Tot Trot 1K is perfect for the little ones (ages 10 & under), and the 5K is fun for the whole family. The run features hot chocolate in the finish line, pictures with Santa and Turkey Tom, and, of course, a fun course and a fun afterparty!


Midnight Madness/Moonlight Madness/KindleFest November 30

Explore the Ann Arbor areas of Main Street, State Street, and Kerrytown on this special night for great sales, a family-friendly environment, and a festive holiday atmosphere.  Stores are open late, Santa Claus and Miss Washtenaw County roam the sidewalks in the Main Street area, and there are various outdoor entertainers and performances.  KindleFest features artisans, farmers and retailers selling their holiday wares plus traditional food, mulled wine and beer, and a tree lighting festival.


November 1

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Hill Auditorium

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


September 20 - December 29

Diva Royale

Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park St., Chelsea


November 2

First Fridays Ypsilanti

Downtown and Depot Town, Ypsilanti


November 2 - 3

Rocky Horrow Picture Show

Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter


November 3

West Cross Cider Festival

College Place, W. Cross St., Ypsilanti


November 3

University of Michigan Football vs. Penn State

Michigan Stadium, 1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


November 3

Eastern Michigan University Football vs. Central Michigan University

Rynearson Stadium, 799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti


November 10

Eastern Michigan University Football vs. Akron

Rynearson Stadium, 799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti


November 10

Book Signing Party with David Zinn

16 Hands, 407 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor


November 11

University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club Fall Concert

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


November 11

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market

Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd., Ann Arbor


November 11

Veterans Day Benefit for Michigan Ability Partners

The Standard Bistro & Larder, 5827 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor


November 11

Michigan Firehouse Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration

Michigan Firehouse Museum, 110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti


November 15 - 18

Passing Strange

Walgreen Drama Center, Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor


November 15

First Fridays on Fire: Gala and Fundraiser

Ypsilanti Freighthouse, 100 Marketplace Pl., Ypsilanti


November 17

EMU Bandorama

Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti


November 17

University of Michigan Football vs. Indiana

Michigan Stadium, 1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


November 17

Unicorn Feed & Supply’s First Annual Mermaid Party

Bona Sera Restaurant, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti


November 22

Thanksgiving Buffet

Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Dr., Chelsea


November 30 – December 2

A Manor Christmas at Concordia University

Concordia University Ann Arbor, 4090 Geddes Rd., Ann Arbor


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