September 2018 Event Roundup

Aug 27, 2018

Ah, September… the last days of glorious Michigan summer, and a peek into the colorful season of autumn. Here in Ann Arbor, September is all about enjoying time outdoors, welcoming students back to the city, and of course, Michigan Football! Check out our events listing below for some other highlights you won’t want to miss in the Ann Arbor area this September.

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Kerrytown BookFest

September 9

The Kerrytown BookFest is held each September and is a celebration of books, those who create them and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight this area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts and showcase local individuals, businesses, and organizations. The day will be filled with entertainment, education, and hands-on experiences.


Orphan Car Show

September 16

2018 marks twenty-two years of this unique car show. Orphan vehicles are ones that no longer have a manufacturer and are at least 25 years old, and Hudson, Corvair, Packard, Studebaker are just a few that will be displayed at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. This year the featured vehicles are the ‘orphans of the Chrysler Corporation’---Plymouth, Pacers, Ramblers, Hudson. Over 250 vehicles will be on view for this famous event - check out the New York Times article about the Orphan Car Show!


Saline Oktoberfest

September 28-29

Wilkommen! Join us for the Saline community’s 14th annual Oktoberfest in the heart of downtown Saline. Oktoberfest celebrates Saline’s relationship with sister city Lindenberg in Germany. There’ll be plenty to drink and eat, music, dancing, and all types of entertainment.                               


August 29 - September 3

Saline Community Fair

Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Ann Arbor


September 1 - 2

70th Annual Michigan Dahlia Association Show

Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


September 2

Sundays in the Garden: May Erlewine with Matt Jones and Misty Lyn

Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse

307 N. River St., Ypsilanti


September 6

The Domestication of Grain in Early Mesopotamia

Zingerman’s Bakehouse

3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor


September 7

First Fridays Ypsi September

Downtown Ypsilanti


September 7 - 8

Moondrunk Madness: A Duo of Monodramas

Riverside Arts Center

76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti


September 8

University of Michigan Football vs. Western Michigan University

Michigan Stadium

1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


September 9

Saline Antiques and Vintage Market

Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor


September 15 - October 7

Milvotchkee, Visconsin presented by Kickshaw Theater

Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth

704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor


September 15

University of Michigan Football vs. Southern Methodist University

Michigan Stadium

1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


September 15 - 16

6th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival

St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church

9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter

September 18

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Honey

Zingerman’s Delicatessen

418 Detroit St., Ann Arbor


September 18

Shoshana Bean

Kerrytown Concert House

415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor


September 20

Milan 3rd Thursdays



September 20 - December 29

Diva Royale

Purple Rose Theatre Company

137 Park St., Chelsea


September 22

University of Michigan Football vs. Nebraska

Michigan Stadium

1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


September 23

Ypsi Fall River Day

Riverside Park

2 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti


September 23

Old West Side Homes Tour

Starts at St. Paul Lutheran Church

420 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


September 27 - 30

National Association of African Americans in Human Resources 20th Annual Conference

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti


September 27

Philadelphia Orchestra

Hill Auditorium

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


September 29

5th Annual RunTough for ChadTough

Saline High School

1300 Campus Parkway, Saline


September 29

A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy

Rackham Auditorium

915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor


September 29

Eastern Michigan University Football vs. Northern Illinois

Rynearson Stadium

799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti


September 30

Cars and Bikes on Campus

Washtenaw Community College

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


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