We recently tested the puck for our New Year's Eve street party celebration and it is good to go!
Expect the puck to illuminate the sky even more than show in the video below, we're saving the bright reveal for December 31st.
Also, get ready to dance the night away to 6 hours of musical ... Read more!Join Michelle Chamuel on New Year’s Eve in Ann Arbor!
Dec 12, 2013
Ann Arbor's New Year's Eve event - The Puck Drops Here, is just around the corner! The countdown to the countdown has begun.
Will you be joining us in downtown Ann Arbor for New Year's Eve?
You'll enjoy exciting musical entertainment featuring former Voice Runner-Up, Michelle ... Read more!Small Business Saturday - November 30th
Ann Arbor was just ranked the second most desirable small metro college destination by the American Institute for Economic Research.
The Index of College Destinations names the top 75 towns and cities in the United States for students based on a statistical analysif of the location's overall ... Read more!48 Hours in Ann Arbor
Nov 20, 2013
What do you pack your Ann Arbor itinerary with if you only have 48 hours?
David Kiley recently wrote an article about just that. He's created an outstanding itinerary that will take you to some of the best spots in Ann Arbor.
The evening of your first day in Ann Arbor, David suggests ... Read more!Walk the Big House just like a Wolverine Football Player
This weekend Ann Arbor will be featured on C-SPAN!
Partnering with the network’s local cable affiliates, C-SPAN producers spent a full week in Ann Arbor, visiting various literary and historic sites and interviewing local historians, authors and civic leaders.
On Saturday at Noon Ann Arbor ... Read more!University of Michigan Basketball is Back!
Nov 05, 2013
Last year, the University of Michigan Men's Basketball team competed in the National Championship game against Louisville. They are back at it again this year with their first conference match against Minnesota on January 2nd! With plenty of games before then, make your plans to watch ... Read more!Get in the Holiday Spirit in Ann Arbor!
Nov 05, 2013
Ann Arbor is your stop for holiday events this winter! With a lengthly list of festive activities, look no further for a place to get in the holiday spirit.
Michigan Theater Holiday Movies:
White Christmas Sing-A-Long (November 30)
A Christmas Story (December 1)
Miracle on ... Read more!Ann Arbor Restaurants Recognized!
Nov 01, 2013
Recently Ann Arbor was recognized as one of the Top 5 College Towns for Foodies by Fodor's Travel. Ann Arbor was honored for the Zingerman's businesses among our many others delicious eateries, a few of which were recently recognized individually, read below to find out which ones.
Mani ... Read more!Ann Arbor/U-M - #5 Best College Game-Day Atmosphere!
Oct 25, 2013
Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan were just awarded the #5 spot on USA TODAY's list of the 10 towns with the Best College Game-Day Atmosphere.
Ann Arbor, the home of the University of Michigan, hosts thousands of fans each weekend in the fall at the largest college football stadium ... Read more!FestiFools & FoolMoon 2014!
The Willow Run Bomber Plant will be featured tonight (October 18) at 9pm on the National Geographic Channel TV special. Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton and WWII Willow Run Rosie the Riveter Helen Slater were interviewed for the TV special.
Don't miss the National Geographic ... Read more!Ann Arbor’s Fall Colors
Oct 16, 2013
Have you been looking for the best spots to check out Ann Arbor's fall beauty? Don't look any further!
Check out this article from MLive's Ann Arbor News that covers all the best spots to go.
The article calls out the following top spots!
University of Michigan Nichols ... Read more!Ann Arbor - #13 of Top 100 Best Places to Live
Oct 16, 2013
Livability.com recently released their 'Top 100 Best Places to Live' list and Ann Arbor is ranked #13!
Livability.com partnered with the Martin Prosperity Institute, the world's leading think tank on the role of location, place, and city regions in global economic prosperity, to ... Read more!Celebrate the Huron River through the Arts
The Holiday Hotel Near the University of Michigan recently announced the completion of their $5 million renovation. Such improvements included a replaced and modernized entrance and roof, a new lobby, media lounge and 24/7 guest pantry. Also, all guest rooms have been updated with new furniture ... Read more!Ann Arbor: Pure Passion
Oct 11, 2013
In a recent article in Tidewater Women magazine, Ann Arbor is described as a city of 'Pure Passion'.
Below is a quote from the article from author, Peggy Sijswerda describing her experience in Ann Arbor.
"The city itself is cozy yet cosmopolitan. After a couple days, I could picture ... Read more!Ann Arbor Receives Fall Destination Accolades
Oct 07, 2013
The Huffington Post named Ann Arbor as one of seven college towns to visit this fall.
"The University of Michigan's home, Ann Arbor, is nicknamed "Tree Town" – so there's no question that it's probably at its finest in the fall, with all those leaves changing. Plus, ... Read more!Ann Arbor Among Best Towns in Michigan for Young Families
The Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (AAACVB) welcomed Mike Tirico, ESPN Play-By-Play Commentator, and Studio and ESPN Radio Host, along with 280 additional guests to University of Michigan Crisler Center last Tuesday evening for the AAACVB 24th Annual Recognition Dinner honoring luminaries, ... Read more!Oktoberfest Beer Gardens
Sep 18, 2013
Grab your lederhosen and join us on September 20 and 21 as we dance in the streets. Two local breweries, Arbor Brewing Company and Grizzly Peak offer their German-style brews along with some annual favorites. Please note, while both events are family-friendly, anyone under 21 will need to be accompanied ... Read more!Take a trip to the Theater!
Sep 04, 2013
Looking for a fun night out? Head to the theater! The Ann Arbor area is home to many wonderful theaters, with outstanding shows. Don't miss 'The Vast Difference', a comedy by Jeff Daniels, showing at the Purple Rose Theater through December 14th, or 'An Iliad' performed ... Read more!FoolMoon comes to ArtPrize!
Sep 04, 2013
Fool Moon, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will take place on Saturday, September 28th, starting at dusk (approx 7:30pm).
Artists, gawkers, street performers, yaks, and roving musicians are encouraged to meet up on the south lawn of the Grand Rapids Public Museum by 7:30pm on ... Read more!Explore Manchester
Sep 02, 2013
Manchester, Michigan is located right along the River Raisin, 20 miles south-west of Ann Arbor. The village was named after Manchester, England and founded in 1833. Known for excellent community events, Manchester hosts the oldest and largest single-day Chicken Broil every July and their Street ... Read more!Ann Arbor’s Fall Top 4!
Aug 26, 2013
Fall in Ann Arbor is a wonderful time to visit! Check out our top picks of things to do in Ann Arbor in the fall.
1) Attend a University of Michigan Football Game!
2) Taste delicioius cider & donuts at our local Orchards & Cider Mills!
*Alber Orchard & Cider Mill
*Dexter Cider ... Read more!University of Michigan Wolverines Football 2013
Aug 26, 2013
The University of Michigan's 134th Football team kicks off their 2013 season on Saturday, August 31st. Check out their home schedule below and schedule your trip to Ann Arbor to catch all the action!
August 31st - vs. CMU @ 3:30pm
59 U-M, 9 CMU
September 7th - vs. Notre Dame @ ... Read more!Ann Arbor - A Top 10 College Town!
Aug 13, 2013
Livibility.com just set out to create their list of the 'Top 10 College Towns of 2013'. In figuring out their list, Livability looked for college towns that not only appeal to potential students but also to potential residents and businesses looking for strong economies and opportunities ... Read more!36 Hours in Ann Arbor
Aug 13, 2013
Ever wondered where you should go and what you should see in Ann Arbor if you only had 36 hours?
Jennifer Conlin has your answers in her New York Times Article, highlighting some of Ann Arbor's favorite restaurants, shops, and cultural venues.
Check out the article here!
Read more!UA Block Party
Aug 07, 2013
Don't miss the Hot Rods and Rock N' Roll Block party! Enjoy live entertainment by The Fun Guys in the streets of Main Street! Also, come and check out Hot Rods - Classic and Muscle cars will line the street!
There will also be a UA 5K Run and Pub Crawl taking place to benefit ... Read more!St. Patrick’s Day in Ann Arbor 2014
2013 marks 100 years of University Musical Society performances taking place in Hill Auditorium. One of the most storied venues in the United States, Hill Auditorium opened on May 14th, 1913. It was designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and boasts one of the world's finest acoustical ... Read more!Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch
Jul 23, 2013
Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series happening at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor. Every Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm June 6 to August 29, Sonic Lunch features a live band from an impressive array of talent in the region, ... Read more!Dancing in the Streets
Jul 10, 2013
Dancing in the Streets is an annual free festival on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend in downtown Ann Arbor. It offers local residents a chance to sample lots of different music and dance traditions, enjoy the downtown, and see some friends and neighbors in the process. Multiple stages offer visitors ... Read more!Apples & Honey
Jul 10, 2013
Apples & Honey is a popular community-wide event that is hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor. Enjoy carnival games, activities, crafts and bouncers! Israeli food, kosher baked goods and lunch are available for purchase along with gifts and Judaica items.
For more ... Read more!German Park Picnics
Jul 10, 2013
The German Park Recreation Club hosts three picnics on the last Saturdays of June, July and August. Attend and enjoy live music, authentic German food and beer along with live German dance performances. 2013 German Park Picnics take place on June 29th, July 27th and August 31st.
For more information, ... Read more!Getting Around Ann Arbor This Summer
Jun 03, 2013
Getting to Ann Arbor during the next few months may be met with navigational challenges if you don’t plan ahead. Orange construction barrels can be seen along most area roads indicating lane closures, and in some cases complex detours. Our local news outlet has been doing an excellent job of ... Read more!Ann Arbor - 4th Best Beer City in the Country
May 24, 2013
Ann Arbor finished in 4th place in Charlie Papazian’s 2013 BeerCity USA poll. The 4th place finish put Ann Arbor just behind Kalamazoo, Asheville and the winner, Grand Rapids. In the week leading up the end of the voting Ann Arbor presented why 'Ann Arbor is a Clear Choice for ... Read more!Ann Arbor Meeting Planners Benefit from Pure Michigan
May 22, 2013
Ann Arbor was recently reatured in a 'Meeting Minds' article highlighting the success of their Pure Michigan partnership! Ann Arbor's partnership with Pure Michigan has increased not only the Ann Arbor hotel occupancy and daily average room rate, but also page views for Washtenaw County ... Read more!Ann Arbor Hosts the 2013 IEDC Annual Spring Conference
Apr 23, 2013
The International Economic Development Council will be hosting their Annual Spring Conference in Ann Arbor this year. Attendees of the conference will discover emerging opportunities and grasp industry trends every economic developer needs to know. In addition, attendees will learn how ... Read more!Ann Arbor in Concert presents the musical ‘Ragtime’
Apr 23, 2013
Don’t miss this special one-night only concert presentation of the three-time Tony Award-winning hit musical. The show is being put on by Ann Arbor’s newest performing arts group, Ann Arbor in Concert (A2IC).
Winning Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and Drama ... Read more!The Ann Arbor Art Fair
Apr 17, 2013
The 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair will be July 17th-20th.
For more than 50 years, artists with amazing talents and unsurpassed skills have come to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor in July to exhibit at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Artists display their latest work and engage the imaginations of more than ... Read more!Cinetopia at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor
Apr 12, 2013
Date: June 6-9, 2013
Experience more than 40 of the best feature length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Berlin – all selected exclusively for Cinetopia by the Michigan Theater programming team.
Cinetopia ... Read more!Taste of Ann Arbor
Apr 12, 2013
Date: June 2, 2013
Time: 11am – 5pm
This annual community event features local restaurants offering visitors bite size, and some not so bite size, tastes of what they do best. Tickets for food tastes can be purchased at the event for $.50 each.
Family fun abounds with live entertainment ... Read more!7 Reasons Why Jiffy Mix of Chelsea, Michigan Can Save America
Apr 03, 2013
No matter where you grew up in the United States, you’ve probably seen the timeless box of a Jiffy either at the grocery store or in your own cupboard. With its roots firmly planted in Chelsea, Michigan, Ann Arbor's close neighbor, Jiffy became the lead seller in muffin mixes. Find out how ... Read more!Foolmoon & Festifools in Downtown Ann Arbor
Mar 06, 2013
Don't miss out on the Seventh Annual Festifools in Ann Arbor. The festivities are already beginning with Luminary Workshops every Sunday in March! Make your own Luminary for Foolmoon at Workantile in Ann Arbor from 10am-5pm.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Time: Dusk ... Read more!Make your plans to attend the Ann Arbor Art Fair this summer!
Mar 05, 2013
The 2014 Ann Arbor Art Fair runs from July 16-19 and will feature over 1,000 competitively juried artists in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, glass, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and more. More than 500,000 people will turn out for this nationally acclaimed event to see the ... Read more!Discover Ann Arbor [VIDEO]
Mar 04, 2013
Engage in the art of living in Ann Arbor! Our city revolves around a world class university and health system, and a creative, vibrant community that offers year-round arts and cultural events and performances, a wealth of dining opportunities, and beautiful landscapes for recreation and relaxation.
There ... Read more!Who’s Behind the Fairy Doors? [BOOK RELEASE]
Mar 04, 2013
If you don’t know about Ann Arbor's famous fairy doors, odds are, you’d probably walk right by them without knowledge of their existence. These tiny doors are located throughout downtown Ann Arbor in various storefronts, cafes, theaters, and galleries. In fact, going on a 'Fairy ... Read more!Ann Arbor Area Happy Hour App
Feb 17, 2013
The 'Happy Hour Deals' App that we announced a while ago, is now available for iOS and Android! It has all the same features as it did when it was first relased for iOS devices, plus a few extras!
The app allows you to search by location, time of day, and type of deal you're looking ... Read more!Purple Rose Theatre Special: Buy One, Get One Free
Here are some fun ways you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ann Arbor:
Shamrocks & Shenanigans - March 10th, 2013: A 5K Run and Walk sponsored by Conor O'Neill's and Running Fit. The procedes are donated to Save A Heart: an organization that raises funds to benefit patients and ... Read more!A Snow Day at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor [VIDEO]
On the heels of getting a nod from Food & Wine for having one of the best cups of hot chocolate in the USA, Zingerman's has done it again! This time, it was for their Funky Dunky Dark Chocolate cookies, made with organic unrefined muscovado sugar, walnuts, and Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate.
If ... Read more!Bill’s Beer Garden opens for their 2nd Season!
Feb 03, 2013
Last year Bill Zolkowski, founder of Bill's Beer Garden (BBG), left Ann Arborites and visitors wishing beer gardens could exist all year long.
After an incredibly successful full season in 2013, the BBG staff is ready for another outstanding year of local beers, tap takeovers and packed ... Read more!The Sundance Film Festival comes to Ann Arbor
Jan 25, 2013
We're proud to announce that 'The East', one of the 2013 Sundance films, will be screened at the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor on January 31st at 8pm. The Michigan Theater is one of only ten theaters across the country that weree chosen to show a Sundance Film.
“The ... Read more!Ann Arbor in the News
Jan 22, 2013
See what everyone is saying about Ann Arbor:
The Best Things to Do in Ann Arbor
offMetro – January 2013
America’s 100 Best Beer Bars: 2013
Draft Magazine – January 2013
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
Pure Michigan – January 2013
Ann Arbor: ... Read more!Restaurant Week January 20 - 25, 2013
If you're looking for a unique experience in Ann Arbor, consider attending an open skate session at the University of Michigan's Yost Ice Arena! They offer skate rental for all ages - and the public is welcome to attend.
NEW this season is their Friday TEEN NIGHT! Complete with techno/strobe ... Read more!A behind-the-scenes tour at the University of Michigan
Jan 11, 2013
8 high tech telescopes.
3 production studios.
350 acres of research and relaxation.
An endless amount of radical ideas.
Here's a 'behind the scenes' tour of the University of Michigan, produced by the University of Michigan ... Read more!Ann Arbor Valentine’s Day Events and Specials
Jan 10, 2013
This article is about 2013 Valentine's Day specials and events in the Ann Arbor area. For an updated events calendar, click HERE.
Want to have a special Valentine's Day? Check out all the events in Ann Arbor that are sure to make it memorable:
Enjoy the music of My Folky Valentine ... Read more!New Restaurants in the Ann Arbor Area
Ann Arbor's South Main Street has been named to Fordor's list of America's Best Main Streets.
The list highlights Main Streets that prove that small-town America is alive and well. Thanks to friendly neighborhoods, family-run businesses and quaint restaurants, Ann Arbor makes the list!
The ... Read more!Save 20% on Amtrak train tickets
Jan 03, 2013
The Winter Warm Up Sale from Amtrak can save you 20% on your travels in the Midwest, including routes to Ann Arbor! The sale applies to the Blue Water, Pere Marquette and Wolverine routes, and runs through March 30th, 2013.
Booking your trip, changing your reservation and boarding the train are easier ... Read more!