Sep 20, 2017
This article is about Ann Arbor area Halloween activities in 2017. For an updated, current events listing, click HERE.  Costumes, corn mazes, and candy- oh my! It’s finally autumn here in the Ann Arbor area, and as the leaves change and the temperatures drop you know that that can only mean ...
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Sep 18, 2017
The charming small town of Chelsea is no stranger to delicious BBQ. The renowned Smokehouse 52 has served up tasty brisket, ribs, pulled pork and more since 2012. The Purple Rose Theatre throws a Backyard BBQ party every year as a fundraiser for its important theatrical work. And, since 2014, amateur ...
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Sep 18, 2017
Whether you’re cheering on the Maize and Blue, or you’re in town for a bit of friendly competition and Big House energy, you’re sure to have a great time tailgating in Ann Arbor. If you’ve never been before, it’s best to plan ahead. Here is a list of tailgating tips for ...
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Sep 05, 2017
The University of Michigan will conclude its 2017 Bicentennial celebrations with a three-day festival spanning Homecoming weekend. The UMich200 Fall Festival from October 26-28 is sure to unite students, alumni, fans, and local residents in a spirited display of pride. Events begin Thursday with ...
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Aug 08, 2017
Ann Arbor is a known hub among music connoisseurs. With venues like The Blind Pig and The Ark, fans return regularly for shows and events here in Tree Town. With it’s rich and interesting history, it’s no surprise that The Academy of Early Music calls Ann Arbor home. The Academy of Early ...
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Aug 04, 2017
It’s time to rally behind one of Michigan’s treasured historical attractions! The Yankee Air Museum and home to Rosie the Riveter is gearing up to reclaim the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Rosie the Riveters on Saturday, October 14 at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation ...
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Aug 01, 2017
Join us Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4. Tickets are still available — kids 15 & under are free! Regarded as one of the best warbird shows in the world, Thunder Over Michigan is prepared to increase the action, adventure, and aircrafts at the 2017 event. For the first time, Thunder Over Michigan ...
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Jul 31, 2017
The University of Michigan has educated and inspired millions of students through the decades. Located in the heart of thriving Ann Arbor, Michigan, the university campus is within walking distance to hundreds of restaurants, pubs, and unique shops. Over the past 200 years, life on campus has evolved ...
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Jun 30, 2017
The University of Michigan campus features several astounding outdoor art installations for the public to enjoy. Each large-scale sculpture is uniquely crafted by a talented artist and features a fascinating story behind its creation. For a culturally unique day of exploration, take a self-guided art ...
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Jun 30, 2017
Constructed between 1915 and 1917, this historic landmark has welcomed visitors, students and residents for one hundred years. Located near the intersection of South State Street and North University, Nickels Arcade stretches 261-feet from State Street to Maynard Street. An arcade is a covered walkway ...
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Jun 22, 2017
Nestled in the southwest corner of picturesque Washtenaw County, just minutes from Ann Arbor, sits the historic village of Manchester. Chartered in 1867, Manchester is one of the Ann Arbor area’s most charming and community-driven spots, with a flagship event held each July that draws hungry folks ...
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May 25, 2017
You’re invited! The University of Michigan is celebrating its bicentennial and wants you to join in the fun. In Ann Arbor, summer unofficially begins with the start of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF). This year, the University of Michigan and A2SF are collaborating to honor current and retired ...
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May 25, 2017
Cafe Ollie, a locally beloved café in Depot Town, has evolved after an expansion and rennovations in early 2017. Now, foodies can find delight in two distinct eateries: Ollie Food & Spirits, a full-service restaurant and bar, and Cream & Crumb, a cozy bakery with an assortment of ice cream ...
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May 01, 2017
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is always a highlight of the warmer months here in the Ann Arbor area. This year, there’s a long list of exciting performances and attractions - read on for just a few reasons to check out this year’s events.   Diana Krall Jazzes Up the Summer Festival June ...
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May 01, 2017
Last summer, Ann arbor hosted the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club. Join the excitement again as the LPGA Volvik Championship welcomes 144 of the best female professional golfers in the world battling for the $1.3 million purse at this premier golf tournament. The professional ...
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May 01, 2017
This weekend, Thursday, May 11-Saturday, May 13, Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan will host the 2017 Big Ten Softball Tournament.  The 12-team, single-elimination tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday with four first-round games involving the teams seeded fifth through 12th. The top ...
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Apr 11, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is a perfect destination for spring breaks and weekend getaways. This April and May, you can explore and celebrate the return of longer days, sunshine and verdant surroundings in Tree Town! Sign up for our newsletter or follow Visit Ann Arbor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ...
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Apr 06, 2017
2016 was an incredible year for the Ann Arbor area's tourism and hospitality industry — one that was both inspired and invigorated. We have summarized the success of the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau in a traditional annual report and in video. The Convention and Visitors ...
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Apr 03, 2017
Annette Baron introduced Baron Glassworks to Ypsilanti, MI in 1988, and now, years later, her mission has remained the same. “To create a diverse environment where people from all walks of life can satisfy their curiosity and creativity using glass as the primary medium.” Whether you’re ...
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Feb 22, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is emerging as a must-visit destination for golfers who want to spend as much time on the greens, but less ‘green’ doing so. With a variety of courses ranging in difficulty and cost, the entire area has much to offer golfers of all skill levels. In addition, if you are ...
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Feb 15, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is a mouthwatering destination and foodies frequently flock to the area for some of the best dining options in the Midwest. Below are five – out of the many – places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Ann Arbor area.   Arbor Brewing, Ypsilanti – Play ...
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Feb 15, 2017
FestiFools is a vibrant, public art spectacular that was created by University of Michigan art teacher, Mark Tucker. While exploring Viagerro, Italy, Tucker was amazed by the Carnevale di Viareggio featuring elaborate papier-mâché puppets with vibrant colors and unique designs. Upon returning ...
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Feb 15, 2017
Get fired up, Wolverine fans! The University of Michigan football team will play its annual spring game on Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. in the famous Michigan Stadium. This first practice of the 2017 football season will be broadcast live by the Big Ten Network and will be the first public appearance ...
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Feb 13, 2017
University of Michigan's Parents & Family Weekend For your convenience, hotel rooms have been blocked with special rates. These hotel rooms during Parents & Family Weekend will fill up fast, so be sure to make your reservations as early as possible. Below are the area hotels ...
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Feb 01, 2017
Looking for ways to celebrate National African American History Month (also known as Black History Month) in the Ann Arbor area? A lot of activities, special exhibits and events are happening throughout the month. Below is a small sample of six ways to observe National African American History Month ...
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Feb 01, 2017
Tucked away in the historic district of downtown Chelsea (Mich) is The Purple Rose Theatre Company. The Purple Rose has greatly evolved from the used car garage that occupied the location in the early 1900’s. Chelsea native and acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels founded the theatre, and purchased and ...
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Jan 26, 2017
The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance is world-renowned for its respected programs and its reputation for presenting Broadway-caliber productions. Producing graduates who go on to star in major feature films, on Broadway, and around the world, the School of Music, Theatre ...
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Jan 01, 2017
Every year, new and distinctive attractions pop up in the Ann Arbor area. 2016 was no exception, with exciting creative developments throughout Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities. In 2017, even more artistic, theatrical, and expressive attractions and events await visitors and  locals alike. The ...
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Jan 01, 2017
The Ann Arbor area’s rich history — from prehistoric periods to contemporary times — has come to life in 2017 in fresh and exciting ways. From new exhibits to first-time events, visitors can discover a little more about Ann Arbor’s past and fascinating influence on our area today. Local ...
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Jan 01, 2017
With a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities, the Ann Arbor area is a paradise for adventurous travelers. Experience the wondrous, natural beauty throughout the county as the seasons change. Here are a few notable improvements you may encounter in the coming year. Watkins Lake Regardless of ...
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Jan 01, 2017
There’s no doubt that Ann Arbor is a dream destination for lovers of beer, wine, cocktails, and fine food. In 2016, plenty of noteworthy new dining destinations popped up around the Ann Arbor area, and 2017 will be a great year for foodies to visit. Below are some of the most exciting brand-new ...
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Jan 01, 2017
2017 is a very special year for the University of Michigan — it’s not every day you turn 200! Join us in Ann Arbor for a series of commemorative festivals, symposiums, and performances filled with history, celebrity alumni, and fun for Wolverines of all ages. Below are just a few highlights ...
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