Dec 01, 2016
The Ann Arbor area is well-known for artistic and creative events and attractions. 2016 brought back plenty of classic Ann Arbor events, as well as a few newer and exciting endeavors for creative types. Click the links below for a re-cap of the best creative features in 2016. Creativity in the Air: ...
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Dec 01, 2016
On the cusp of its Bicentennial, the University of Michigan had an exciting year in athletics, academics, and more. Join us as we highlight some of the best moments from 2016! Athletics 2016 was another exciting year for the University of Michigan's football team with Coach Harbaugh at the helm. ...
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Dec 01, 2016
The Ann Arbor area is an extraordinary urban oasis — from downtown Ann Arbor to the Huron River and beyond, visitors will enjoy exploring the amazing trails, state parks, and more. Here are a few noteworthy aspects from 2016: Rediscover the Portage Lake ‘Chain of Lakes’ Seven lakes, ...
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Dec 01, 2016
History is all around us in the Ann Arbor Area. From the heart of downtown, to along the River Raisin in Manchester, there is always something to discover. Click the links below for our favorite stories for history buffs from 2016.  Washtenaw County’s Historic Barns Washtenaw County ...
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Dec 01, 2016
Ann Arbor is a year-round foodie delight. Check out this 2016 flashback featuring dining highlights. Choose Your Own Foodie Adventure What kind of food adventures await you in Ann Arbor? Inspired by a trend, aptly named the 'Bourdain Effect' after renowned culinary adventurist Chef Anthony ...
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Nov 02, 2016
Please join the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau for the 2016 CTAP Presentation and Recognition Luncheon. We are excited to introduce eight area community representatives who will give a five-minute presentation on their tourism marketing or tourism development 2016 projects. Thursday, ...
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Oct 22, 2016
The Ann Arbor area's rich past is sure to impress any history buff. From dinosaurs to D-Day, and from aviation to automotive, the history of the Ann Arbor area comes alive in these events and attractions. The Yankee Air Museum is adjacent to the Willow Run Bomber Plant - a huge piece of World War ...
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Oct 19, 2016
The University of Michigan Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs are long-standing Wolverine traditions that span the domains of collegiate pride, fraternity, and excellence in music and performance. If you haven’t heard these two talented groups in action, what are you waiting for? Founded ...
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Oct 19, 2016
One of Ann Arbor's signature events will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the end of January. Rooted in history and constantly striving to out-do itself, The Ann Arbor Folk Festival has once again collected an amazing amount of talent for the two-night event. Singer-songwriter Susan Werner ...
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Oct 19, 2016
Every year locals and visitors alike explore the historic homes of Ypsilanti for the annual Holiday Home Tour. This year the tour will conclude at one of Ypsilanti’s most marvelous historic homes, the Hutchinson Mansion. All the proceeds from the event will benefit Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels — ...
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Oct 19, 2016
Ann Arbor is a destination that food lovers have revered for decades with its countless independent restaurants that span throughout the downtown area and beyond. Ann Arbor’s Restaurant Week (January 15–20) provides a perfect opportunity to try something new — whether it’s the ...
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Oct 16, 2016
Adventurers of all ages and skill levels love discovering the year-round activities available in Ann Arbor. Winter doesn't have to mean hibernation! Trails are open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Rolling Hills Park and Ford Lake Park.  You can also stay active at ...
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Oct 16, 2016
Visitors from near and far love to experience Ann Arbor's rich arts and culture scene. Fall in love with a modern masterpiece at the recently renovated, and expanded, University of Michigan Museum of Art featuring one of the largest collections of Tiffany objects. At this acclaimed museum, you'll ...
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Oct 16, 2016
Travelers are discovering that a passion for food permeates every crevice of this quintessential college town. From small plates to cocktails, this palate-pleasing Midwest town is garnering considerable admiration from celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali and Takashi Yagihashi. In fact, Chef Yagihashi ...
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Oct 03, 2016
Bats in Belfry? How about peregrine falcons, instead! Burton Tower, one of the most iconic landmarks on the University of Michigan central campus was the first nesting location for a pair of falcons who have been returning to the campus for a number of years. This 192-foot-tall building will be celebrating ...
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Sep 30, 2016
Located on the north side of Ann Arbor, tucked away between area neighborhoods and schools, is Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC) — 50 acres of forest, pond, prairie, and fields ready for guests to explore. For 30 years, LSNC has been fulfilling its mission as an educational and inspirational ...
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Sep 28, 2016
Located four miles east of downtown Ann Arbor, the city of Ypsilanti showcases a creative energy that is evident to any visitor. Live performances, public art, and a quirky community make Ypsilanti a vibrant and exciting place to visit. On October 8, local artists will have the chance to write, direct, ...
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Aug 22, 2016
Please join the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau as it reveals the results of the DestinationNEXT . We welcome industry expert, Paul Ouimet of InterVISTAS to share major industry trends, the results of Washtenaw County’s DestinationNEXT survey, how we will capitalize on regional ...
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Aug 12, 2016
The Michigan Firehouse Museum is the perfect place for children and adults to indulge their inner firefighter. Housed in an original 1898 Romanesque Revival style firehouse, the museum is complete with horse-drawn vehicles, a restored bunk area, and a collection of firefighting gear that gives ...
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Aug 12, 2016
The University of Michigan Law Library was recently designated as the most beautiful library in the state of Michigan and it’s easy to see why! The Gothic-style architecture, impressive stained glass windows, and tranquil Law Quad makes for an inviting and studious environment. This got us thinking ...
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Aug 12, 2016
There’s a new dining destination on the north side of Ann Arbor. Mikette Bistro and Bar (1759 Plymouth Road) is a sister restaurant to Ann Arbor’s acclaimed Mani Osteria and Isalita restaurants. Mikette continues the practice of showcasing cuisine inspired by a specific region — in ...
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Jul 15, 2016
Tulsas, Tuckers, Corvairs, and Chalmers. Ever heard of these makes and models? Discover a unique aspect of automobile history at the 20th Annual Orphan Car Show - a celebration of discontinued vehicles on Saturday, September 18 at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. The Orphan Car Show is a showcase of automobiles ...
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Jul 15, 2016
Zingerman’s is an Ann Arbor institution known for outstanding food and world-class service. If you’ve been to the famous Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown District, or to the bar or restaurant at Zingerman’s Roadhouse just west of downtown, or if you’ve ever ...
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Jul 15, 2016
Last year’s football season lived up to the hype. Despite a few heartbreaking losses, the Wolverines under the leadership of Coach Harbaugh concluded the season with an inspiring demonstration of talent and leadership at the Citrus Bowl. With the countdown for Harbaugh’s second season underway, ...
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Jul 15, 2016
A visit to Ann Arbor is an adventure into something different. Now, there’s a brand-new and totally unique, way to see the city. High Five Pedal Tours now offers pedal trolley tours, on a sixteen-person cycle, so gather your friends! You can now experience Ann Arbor, and its world-class dining, ...
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Jul 15, 2016
For the past four years, local and visiting painters have flocked to the lovely and historic town of Dexter, just west of Ann Arbor, to take part in the Plein Air Festival. A celebration of outdoor art, the Plein Air Festival consists of four days of outdoor painting, a two-day exhibit, and a silent ...
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Jul 07, 2016
As excitement builds for the return of the International Champions Cup to Michigan Stadium, downtown Ann Arbor is set to host an outdoor celebration to kick-off the weekend. Headlining the event is Ann Arbor native, and recent finalist on NBC's "The Voice," Laith Al-Saadi.   And audiences ...
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Jul 07, 2016
As excitement builds for the return of the International Champions Cup to Michigan Stadium, downtown Ann Arbor is set to host an outdoor celebration to kick-off the weekend. Headlining the event is Ann Arbor native, and recent finalist on NBC's "The Voice," Laith Al-Saadi.   And audiences ...
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Jun 22, 2016
Whether you’re a die-hard Wolverine fan or just love beautiful spaces, there are plenty of reasons to hold your wedding at the University of Michigan. From historic to hip, the indoor and outdoor venues available on campus are perfect for groups large and small. Matthaei Botanical Gardens & ...
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Jun 20, 2016
Please join the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Sports Commission Kick Off. We welcome special guest speaker, Warde Manuel, University of Michigan Athletic Director for this momentous event. July 27, noon – 2 p.m. Junge Family Champions Center 333 East Stadium Blvd. $35 ...
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Jun 17, 2016
The Chelsea District Library will unveil a historical installation on July 30, honoring the centennial anniversary of World War I. Working in conjunction with the Chelsea River Gallery, Chelsea City Council, Chelsea Downtown Development Authority and Michigan Humanities Council, the Library has curated ...
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Jun 17, 2016
Craft beer brings people together! Enjoying an ice cold artisanal brew with friends can lead to zestful conversations and sprightly memories. Research has shown that beer (in moderation) even provides health benefits – reducing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and ...
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Jun 16, 2016
For nearly 20 years, aviation enthusiasts, families, and anyone who finds the roar of a jet engine exhilarating have been attending Thunder Over Michigan — an event known internationally as one of the best warbird shows in the world. Hosted at the Historic Willow Run Airport, the 2016 event will ...
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May 23, 2016
Discover heritage and culture at the Saline Celtic Festival (July 7-9) with Celtic dance competitions, pipe bands, sheep herding demonstrations, jousting showcases, and Gaelic Football. This family-friendly event is held outdoors in Millpond Park, only 10 miles Southwest of Ann Arbor. Mastodon Celtic ...
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May 23, 2016
The University of Michigan is a cultural treasure – for its rich history in collegiate sports, for its contributions to scientific research, and its commitment to world-class performing and visual arts. Impressive museums such as the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), record-breaking ...
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Apr 25, 2016
The sixteenth season of Shakespeare in the Arb begins June 9 with weekly performances of Love’s Labour’s Lost. Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by students and local actors, the al fresco production draws thousands of Shakespeare fans each June ...
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Apr 25, 2016
On May 21, hundreds of vintage Volkswagen cars will motor into historic Ypsilanti, Michigan for the 29th Annual Vintage Volkswagen Festival. This is an event that Volkswagen lovers and historic car enthusiasts alike will enjoy! The event kicks off with a group cruise from beautiful Riverside Park in ...
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Apr 25, 2016
An Ann Arbor icon is getting a fabulous new facelift this year when the legendary State Theatre receives a renovation to restore its 1940s glamour and provide a new, state-of-the-art cinema experience. If you’ve seen a classic, independent or special film at the State, you know that it is a truly ...
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Apr 25, 2016
In tribute to the restaurant that served students and local residents for more than 50 years, and closed in 1984, a new Pretzel Bell is now open in the Ann Arbor area. Ringing in both fresh and familiar traditions, the next generation of sports fans is ready to watch their favorite teams compete in the ...
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Apr 25, 2016
Ann Arbor is excited to welcome alien dinosaurs, water balloon gladiators, and Sluggo to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Plan your visit from June 10 – July 3 to experience some of these spectacular spectacles and check out the full schedule for more information about Top of the Park and Mainstage ...
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Mar 28, 2016
You may be familiar with the Ann Arbor area for its phenomenal dining or its thought-provoking arts. Only in Ann Arbor could these two passions blend into an enchanting (and delicious) craft cocktail scene. In addition to this overview of the local craft cocktail options — we invite you to enter ...
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Mar 11, 2016
Families of graduating U-M students are planning their trips to Ann Arbor for this exciting weekend – and we have some tips for you if you’ll be in town for Commencement! However, even if you’re steering clear of the bustling Ann Arbor streets over the weekend of April 30, these suggestions ...
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Mar 11, 2016
If you enjoy crafts, art, or just getting hands-on with a unique activity, there’s plenty for you in the Ann Arbor area! Creative workshops abound all across our county, from pottery and painting to cocktails and crafting. The Ann Arbor Art Center is known for its diverse artistic workshops, with ...
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Mar 11, 2016
Golf fans around the Midwest are delighted that the LPGA Volvik Championship has been confirmed for Ann Arbor’s Travis Pointe Country Club next month. This exciting event, which will be televised on the Golf Channel, will bring the top female golfers from around the entire world to Ann Arbor for ...
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Mar 11, 2016
The Yankee Air Museum is known for its epic events – do you remember when 2,096 Rosie the Riveters broke a world record last September? The next historical soiree is American Bistro Night – an annual event featuring dinner, swing dancing, live Big Band music, and the Ladies for Liberty, a ...
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Mar 02, 2016
Ann Arbor and its surrounding areas are known as inclusive and celebratory when it comes to the LGBTQ community.  With a long and storied history in regards to LGBTQ issues, the Ann Arbor area is full of great things to do for a day trip, weekend getaway or week-long vacation. We’ve compiled ...
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Feb 15, 2016
Possibly one of the best-kept secrets of the festival lineup in Ann Arbor is early spring’s FestiFools and FoolMoon. A local favorite but less well-known beyond city borders, this whimsical, joyous event features artistic and homemade puppets and sculptures, surprising and ornate costumes, ...
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Feb 15, 2016
Visitors from all over the region come to the Michigan Theater to see new, independent, unique, and award-winning films and performances. With many movies playing each day and regularly occurring live performances by instrumentalists, comedians, dancers and singers, there’s always something fun ...
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Feb 15, 2016
If you enjoy the outdoors, The Big 400 is one of Michigan’s best kept secrets! Spanning a geographic area of more than 400 square miles, The Big 400 includes parts of Washtenaw, Jackson and Lenawee counties, and is full of public lands that are beloved by hikers, bikers, fishermen, and nature ...
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Jan 15, 2016
The Wolverine basketball team has an exciting February schedule! Home games are against Purdue and Northwestern on February 13 and February 24 respectively  - and they’ll travel to Minnesota, Ohio State and Maryland later this month as well.  Led by Head Coach John Beilein, considered ...
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Jan 15, 2016
The Encore Musical Theatre Company in quaint and lovely Dexter will host world-renowned Broadway set designer Tony Walton as director for My Fair Lady, playing August 4-28, 2016. Mr. Walton, the former husband of Julie Andrews (who originated the role of Eliza Doolittle on Broadway), is a multiple Tony ...
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Jan 15, 2016
The Ann Arbor area has a rich and meaningful African American history, and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County will present several recently-announced events this year that are trips to, or located at, places recognized since 2006 by the National Parks Service as “Network ...
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Jan 15, 2016
Cocktail-lovers rejoice! The Ann Arbor Distilling Company is now open! Located on Felch Street on the north side of downtown Ann Arbor in a historic building dating from 1910, the Ann Arbor Distilling Company is the newest hotspot in the city. Open 4 PM to 10 PM Tuesday through Sunday, the Distilling ...
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Jan 15, 2016
Do you love the pounding of pavement under your feet? Have you set a marathon goal for 2016? If so, consider registering for the Ann Arbor Marathon on April 3! This annual event brings  over 2,000 running enthusiasts from all over the world, and is sure to be as successful and fun as ever. Athletes ...
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Jan 06, 2016
The University Musical Society (to whom President Obama recently bestowed the National Medal of Arts) has announced discounted pricing for our readers! Tickets for Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton (1/27), Choral Union: Love Is Stronger Than Death (2/14), Montreal Symphony Orchestra (3/19), and Mariachi ...
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