Dec 29, 2014
Have you made your plans yet for New Year's Eve? We've gathered a list of some great spots in Ann Arbor where you can celebrate!  Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase New Year’s Eve with Reese Waters 8p.m. $25 / 10p.m. $30 212 S. Fourth St., Ann Arbor. More Info (734) 996-9080 Arbor ...
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Nov 05, 2014
The 38th Ann Arbor Folk Festival takes place on January 30 and 31 at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor.  A major fundraiser for The Ark, the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival brings together a lineup of outstanding performers for two days.  With headliners such as Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Ani Difranco, ...
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Nov 04, 2014
Holiday shopping can be challenging when you’re unsure where to go for that unique, inspired gift that really captures how special someone is to you. Instead of resorting to gift cards, head to the Ann Arbor area and you’ll find an overabundance of options—for even that person on ...
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Oct 07, 2014
The voices of many football fans will echo throughout The Big House this year—and not just during University of Michigan games. Fan favorites Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania will play its conference rival Mercyhurst University at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, October 18 in the Big House ...
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Oct 06, 2014
When wandering the streets of Ann Arbor this summer, you may notice a few fun friends hanging out on the sidewalks of downtown. These three-dimensional chalk characters are the creations of local artist, David Zinn! His chalk scenes are created using anamorphic art, which creates the illusion ...
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Sep 26, 2014
Ann Arbor's dining scene was recently featured in Food and Travel Quarterly. The article features Zingerman's Roadhouse, VELLUM Restaurant, Aventura, Slurping Turtle and The Last Word.  'Travelers are discovering that a passion for food permeates every crevice of this quintessential ...
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Sep 19, 2014
Have you ever wanted to skate on the ice at Yost Arena where the University of Michigan hockey team skates? Make your trip to Ann Arbor and you can! Yost Arena hosts open skate times throughout the year and will be hosting themed skates! The historic Yost Arena was built in 1923 and at the time was ...
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Sep 16, 2014
Livability just named their 'Top 100 Best Places to Live' list, and Ann Arbor found its spot at #13. More than 2,000 cities were ranked in order to determine the list. Such factors that went into determining the list included tales from leading thinkers, writers and doers and public and private ...
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Sep 04, 2014
Downtown Ann Arbor gained a tasty, sophisticated new occupant this summer, with proud Michigan owners. VinBar features wines from Black Star Farms, Good Harbor Vineyards, and MAWBY; all Michigan wines crafted from vineyards on the Leelanau Peninsula. Michigan's Grape and Wine Industry Council recently ...
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Sep 02, 2014
While downtown Ann Arbor has long been known for its wide variety of delicious restaurants, some of the best kept foodie secrets are the fantastic eateries just outside of the downtown area. We put together a list of 5 awesome ethnic eateries on the North side of Ann Arbor, perfect for lunch, dinner ...
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Aug 18, 2014
Mother Nature helps ease us into winter by painting the treetops such spectacular colors. While Northern Michigan gets a lot of attention, there are many great vistas in Southeast Michigan—especially around Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor gained the nickname “Tree Town” as a result of its ...
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Aug 12, 2014
Ann Abor's children's musuem, The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has opened a new exhibit; H2Oh! This interactive water playscape is sure to delight visitors of all ages as they crank, spin, pump, push, and pour water; float, roll, throw, lift, and balance plastic balls; and learn complex concepts ...
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Aug 07, 2014
One of Ann Arbor's gems is the University Musical Society (UMS). Known for bringing the world's best performing artists to southeast Michigan, UMS puts on performances at the historic Hill Auditorium and Michigan Theater. Performances also take place at University of Michigan theaters - Lydia ...
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Aug 07, 2014
Are you a foodie, explorer or a creative? We've crafted personalized itineraries with your interests in mind, so you can make sure to experience your perfect Ann Arbor visit!  Choose from our three personas and identify which one describes you the best! Foodie - Do you desire the tastes ...
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Aug 01, 2014
Fall is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide out indoors. Get out from under those blankets, put away the hot chocolate, and get outside to participate in one of these awesome 5ks! Be prepared to dress up in costume or to be covered with color, because each of these 5ks comes with its’ ...
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Jul 07, 2014
Have you planned out your meals during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week yet? Don't miss the opportunity to dine well (and on a budget) January 18-23, 2015! Here are some of our tips.. Make your reservations in advance, many restaurants book up so call ahead and secure your table. Grab your ...
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Jun 27, 2014
July 4-6, 2014 Fourth of July Weekend! Whimsy: Family-Fun Itinerary Friday, July 4 At 5:00 tech and adventure camp Rocks and Robots takes over the Kidzone Tent with an array of interactive LEGO robots.  The Grove provides a shady spot to relax and keep hydrated  while you listen ...
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Jun 27, 2014
June 27-29, 2014 Carnival Weekend Whimsy: Family-Fun Itinerary Friday, June 27 It’s the last day of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week! Take advantage of the special menu and fixed pricing before heading to Summer Festival! A delight for children of all ages, you’ll likely be able ...
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Jun 12, 2014
Come and join the Ann Arbor Restaurant Week from June 22 - 27, 2014, which comes to town twice a year! Enjoy a one, two or three course lunch menu for $15 or a three course dinner menu for $28! This is your chance to discover new restaurants and to taste delicious menus from Ann Arbor's ...
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Jun 09, 2014
Argo Nature Area & Bandemer Park Located across from each other on opposite sides of the Huron River, an afternoon at these parks is a great way to spend a summer day. Visit the Argo Canoe Livery to rent a boat and ride the Argo Cascades or paddle the calm, Stillwater area of Argo Pond. Then, ...
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Jun 02, 2014
Never been to Cinetopia? Now’s your chance! The Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals. Cinetopia honors the rich heritage of cinematic culture and Michigan’s proud legacy of outstanding ...
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May 30, 2014
June 20-22, 2014 Summer Solstice Weekend Come celebrate the first day of summer with us in Ann Arbor! There are plenty of ways to have fun and keep cool this weekend, starting with a fantastic lineup at Summer Festival! Whimsy: Family-Fun Itinerary Friday, June 20 The Architects of Air ...
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May 30, 2014
June 13-15, 2014 Opening Weekend The excitement that has been building for months finally has an outlet — the Ann Arbor Summer Festival officially opens! The Festival is divided into two main series of events: Top of the Park and Mainstage.  TOP events take place at Ingall’s Mall ...
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May 27, 2014
Planning a visit to Ann Arbor? Check out our accommodation special rates and packages to make the visit even more memorable. Better yet — take advantage of a special group ticket offer from the University of Michigan and catch the Wolverines in the Big House this fall! Are you a golfer visiting ...
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May 27, 2014
Proclaimed as one of the best foodie cities in the Midwest, Ann Arbor is an ideal destination for culinary travelers. From our dedicated local farmers to our inspired chefs, dining in Ann Arbor has always been about passion, quality and authenticity. It’s also been an early adaptor of the hottest ...
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May 26, 2014
Did you know that The Ann Arbor Summer Festival puts on over 140 events and concerts in just three weeks?   The outdoor component of the Summer Festival, Top of the Park, features six hours of FREE evening entertainment, six days a week. Make your plans today to visit for a full weekend of music, ...
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May 12, 2014
Ann Arbor is a great spot to visit in the winter that will allow you to squeeze in a bit of exercise! The Ann Arbor area is home to a wonderful selection of sledding hills, cross country skiing trails and outdoor ice skating rinks!  Below is a list of great spots to enjoy the beautiful outdoors ...
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May 07, 2014
Zingerman's will yet again be hosting 4 days of Camp Bacon in Ann Arbor. That's right -- Camp Bacon. Camp Bacon celebrates all things Bacon - from bacon makers, producers, poets, historians and musicians. A Bacon Ball kicks off the festivities. The Bacon Ball will be a dinner from Zingerman's ...
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Apr 18, 2014
Sonic Lunch, Ann Arbor's outdoor Thursday lunch concert series is back again, and better than ever! The full schedule is slowly being announced each week! To follow along and make your plans to enjoy the shows, check out the Sonic Lunch website!
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Apr 14, 2014
Ann Arbor now has two new restaurants in the downtown area! Both Knight's Downtown Steakhouse and Slurping Turtle opened in April. The two new restaurants are located right next door to each other near the corner of Liberty Street and State Street. Which one do you want to try first? Knight's ...
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Apr 14, 2014
WHAT: The Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2014 – Ann Arbor’s 3-week summer outdoor arts and music festival with over 140 events and concerts! WHEN: June 13 – July 6, 2014 WHERE: Main Stage Events (Hill Auditorium and The Power Center) and Top of the Park (South Ingalls Mall) We’ve ...
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Apr 08, 2014
The 2014-2015 Wolverine Football season is fast-approaching, are you ready for some Michigan football? Or maybe just some Ann Arbor tailgating? Whichever you are most excited for, we can't wait for Wolverine fans to touchdown in Ann Arbor! We've compiled a list of the top insider tips to ...
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Apr 07, 2014
WHAT: Ann Arbor in Concert performs ‘42nd Street’ WHEN: May 17, 2014 WHERE:  The Michigan Theater This spring, Ann Arbor in Concert is back again!  In their second year of fulfilling their mission of presenting unparalleled musical production and musical revues in a large-scale ...
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Mar 19, 2014
Foods carts have recently become the new rage! Here in Ann Arbor we have a courtyard of food carts that is now entering its fourth year, which begins in April! This year they will be adding five new carts to their list, check their website for the most up to date information! Their returning carts ...
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Mar 17, 2014
Ann Arbor born and raised - Andrew Mayer Cohen, better known by his stage name, Mayer Hawthorne, will be performing in downtown Ann Arbor this summer! As the headlining entertainment at the Neutral Zone's summer fundraiser, Hawthorne will be a large draw at this summer's event. Hawthorne ...
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Mar 11, 2014
Have you ever attended the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF)? If you haven't, you've truly been missing out.   Here's just a few stats... The longest-running independent and experiential film festival in North America.  The AAFF receives more than 2,500 submissions ...
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Mar 10, 2014
Ypsilanti is a progressive, funky and historic city located just east of Ann Arbor. The home of Eastern Michigan University, unique shops, historic properties and museums, and more than eight weekend festivals during the summer (one being the annually sold-old Michigan Summer Beer Festival), Ypsilanti ...
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Mar 10, 2014
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day plans? Why not visit Ann Arbor for the weekend or the night? We've outlined some great options to celebrate with your special valentine!  Stay the night at any of Ann Arbor's great accommodations! For a deal, check out our acccommodation ...
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Mar 06, 2014
Did you know that in Ann Arbor you can have a fairy-filled day? Crazy Wisdom, a bookstore on Main Street has 'Tea with the Fairies' events!  Attend a 'Fairy Tea' before exploring downtown Ann Arbor businesses for their fairy doors! For more information about 'Fairy Tea', ...
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Mar 06, 2014
It is here again! Daylight Saving Time (DST) returns this weekend!   We'll all need to remember to 'spring forward' by one hour.  At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday be sure to change your clocks to 3:00 a.m.   The bad news? We'll all lose an extra hour of sleep.   The ...
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Mar 02, 2014
Ann Arbor was recently named to Governing.com's list of The Top 10 Most Walkable Cities!   Ann Arbor landed on the list due to the large number of Ann Arbor residents and students that walk to work and classes. In addition Ann Arbor has an incredibly easy downtown to get around.  With ...
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Feb 28, 2014
Saline is a family-focused community located 10 miles south of Ann Arbor that has been voted one of the 'Best Places to Raise Kids in Michigan' as well as one of the 'Best Places to Live' by CNN Money Magazine.  Known for their highly-rated school district, Saline is easy to get ...
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Feb 26, 2014
The Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted their 2014 Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan.  The meeting honored the outgoing board members, welcomed new board members and included a keynote presentation from Equation Research covering the ...
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Feb 19, 2014
The Ann Arbor area includes six unique and vibrant communities all located no more than 20 miles from Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor area encompasses six neighboring communities with unique and historic attractions, vast and picturesque outdoor recreation areas and lively small-town downtowns.  These ...
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Feb 14, 2014
Ann Arbor's newest restaurant - Aventura, is already a hit with locals and visitors alike. Self-described as a Spanish inspired restaurant and bar, Aventura is not only a beautiful restaurant for the eyes, but also a delicious treat for your taste buds. We spoke with Aventura's head Chef ...
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Feb 07, 2014
Dexter is a quaint yet rapidly growing community, located 10 miles northwest of Ann Arbor.  Home to the Dexter Cider Mill, Mill Creek Park and Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter is an ideal area to enjoy the beautiful Michigan outdoors.  Perfect for any season, stroll Dexter’s downtown, ...
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Feb 07, 2014
Chelsea is a historic community with a vibrant downtown and a gateway to outdoor recreation, located just 20 miles west of Ann Arbor.  Described as a community of small town life – re-mixed, Chelsea is the home to such famous attractions as Chelsea Milling (home of JIFFY Mixes), The ...
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Feb 04, 2014
It's been a chilly winter here in Ann Arbor. Chillier than what we Ann Arborites are used to. Plus, we just heard that our friend Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow indicating we're in for six more weeks of winter. However, have no fear. There is plenty to do and explore without needing to ...
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Feb 02, 2014
Small-town Milan is located just 20 miles south of Ann Arbor.  Best known for the Milan Dragway and Michigan’s finest Bluegrass Festival, Milan is also the home of Original Gravity, a craft brewery offering their on-site brewed beers. Day Trip Intinerary If you choose for visit Milan ...
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Jan 31, 2014
How much do you know about fermentation? Do you know the health benefits, the various tasty flavors or how easy it is to do? Here in Ann Arbor, we have a fermentation expert.  'The Brinery', a local business that produces various flavors of fermented cabbage in addition to carrot pickle ...
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Jan 31, 2014
The University of Michigan Ice Sculpture Team will sculpt signs and designs for local businesses in downtown Ann Arbor February 7-9. Walk through Main Street and check out the beautiful creations! Want to see the carving in action! Below is a list of the dates and times when they'll be outside ...
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Jan 27, 2014
Did you know you can find us on Instagram? We're all over Instagram, mostly thanks to our Ann Arbor fans!   If you #VisitAnnArbor in the comments of your Instagram photos of Ann Arbor, we might re-share them with our thousands of fans! Thanks to our Instagram Fan @SophieJantz for our ...
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Jan 24, 2014
Michigan celebrates its' 177th birthday on Sunday, January 26, 2014. A territory since 1805, Michigan was admitted to the Union as the 26th state on January 26, 1837.  Ann Arbor was founded before Michigan became an official U.S. state in 1824 when John Allen and Elisha Rumsey left Detroit ...
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Jan 07, 2014
The 37th Ann Arbor Folk Festival takes place on January 31 and February 1 at The Ark on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor.  A major fundraiser for The Ark, the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival brings together a lineup of outstanding performers for two days.  With headliners such as Iron & ...
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Jan 07, 2014
The 37th Ann Arbor Folk Festival takes place on January 31 and February 1 at The Ark on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor.  A major fundraiser for The Ark, the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival brings together a lineup of outstanding performers for two days.  With headliners such as Iron & ...
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Jan 06, 2014
Just last week Ann Arbor played host to the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.  Over 100,000 hockey fans braved the cold tempetures and falling snow to watch the Detroit Red Wings play the Toronto Maple Leafs at the University of Michigan 'Big House' Football Stadium.  The game ...
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