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.
Arbor ... Read more!The 38th Annual Folk Festival Returns!
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, ... Read more!Holiday Shopping in Ann Arbor
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 ... Read more!Slippery Rock comes to the Big House
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 ... Read more!Get to know the artist behind Ann Arbor’s 3D chalk friends!
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 ... Read more!Ann Arbor’s Dining Scene featured in Food and Travel Quarterly
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 ... Read more!Skate on ‘Wolverine’ Ice
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 ... Read more!Ann Arbor named the #13 Best Place to Live!
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 ... Read more!VinBar opens in downtown Ann Arbor!
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 ... Read more!International Cuisines in Ann Arbor
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 ... Read more!Fall colors of Ann Arbor
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 ... Read more!Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum open new H2Oh! Exhibit
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 ... Read more!Are you a Foodie? Explorer? or Creative?
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 ... Read more!Fun Fall 5ks!
The Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB) is excited to announce a welcome celebration in downtown Ann Arbor on August 1, 2014 from 3pm – 11:00pm to kick-off the Guinness® International Champions Cup weekend.
The Guinness® International Champions Cup is a competitive ... Read more!Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Jan. 18-23!
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 ... Read more!Summer Festival Itineraries for July 4-6, 2014
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 ... Read more!Summer Festival Itineraries for June 27-29, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
June 27-29, 2014
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 ... Read more!Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Returns
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 ... Read more!Cinetopia is Back!
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 ... Read more!Summer Festival Itineraries for June 20-22, 2014
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 ... Read more!Summer Festival Itineraries for June 13-15, 2014
May 30, 2014
June 13-15, 2014
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 ... Read more!Ann Arbor Special Rates and Packages
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 ... Read more!Visit Palate-Pleasing Ann Arbor
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 ... Read more!Here is how to get the most out of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival!
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, ... Read more!Snow fun for an active Ann Arbor visit!
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 ... Read more!Zingerman’s 5th Annual Camp Bacon Returns!
On May 12, Herman Weber, the founder of Weber’s Restaurant And Boutique Hotel celebrates his 100th birthday. In honor of his legacy, the 77-year-old restaurant will host a four-day celebration feast, May 12-15.
Today, Weber’s is an Ann Arbor institution and an American classic. It has ... Read more!Don’t miss out on Sonic Lunch this Summer!
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 ... Read more!The Ann Arbor Summer Festival returns to Ann Arbor!
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 ... Read more!Insider Tips for Wolverine Tailgates!
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 Wolverine ... Read more!Ann Arbor in Concert presents the musical ‘42nd Street’
WHAT: Guinness International Champions Cup soccer game between Manchester United and Real Madrid
WHEN: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM
WHERE: The University of Michigan Football Stadium 'The Big House'
The University of Michigan will again be hosting international ... Read more!Mark’s Carts opens for the season in April!
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 ... Read more!This summer Mayer Hawthorne performs in Ann Arbor
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 ... Read more!Get the most out of the Ann Arbor Film Festival
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 ... Read more!Explore Ypsilanti
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 ... Read more!Valentine’s Day in Ann Arbor
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 ... Read more!Tea Time with the Fairies!
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', ... Read more!Daylight Saving Time in Ann Arbor
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 ... Read more!Ann Arbor - #4 Most Walkable City
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 ... Read more!Explore Saline
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 ... Read more!The AAACVB 2013 Annual Meeting
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 ... Read more!Explore Ann Arbor’s Neighbors
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 ... Read more!Taste Ann Arbor’s Newest Restaurant - Aventura
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 ... Read more!Explore Dexter
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, ... Read more!Explore Chelsea
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 ... Read more!Stay warm with great indoor fun in Ann Arbor!
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 ... Read more!Explore Milan
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 ... Read more!Learn about Fermentation with ‘The Brinery’
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 ... Read more!Winter Ice Sculptures decorate Ann Arbor’s Downtown!
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 ... Read more!Visit Ann Arbor through a Photo Lens - Winter Edition
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 ... Read more!Happy 177th Birthday Michigan!
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 ... Read more!The 37th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival!
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 & ... Read more!37th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival
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 & ... Read more!Ann Arbor’s Winter Classic Events a Success!
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 ... Read more!