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 pulled together all the must-see events and even gathered tips on how to make the most of your Summer Fest experience this summer in Ann Arbor!

Main Stage vs. Top of the Park:

The Main Stage events take place indoors.  These shows take place in the outstanding and historic Hill Auditorium and Power Center located right around Ingalls Mall.  Top of the Park events take place outside!  A large stage is set up on the steps of The Rackham Building, located on East Washington St. between South State Street and Fletcher Street.  Musical acts, programs for children and movies in the evening take place here. The open area across from The Rackham Building is called Ingalls Mall, where you’ll find food stands, open grass to sit and beer and wine tasting tents.

Some Main Stage Must-See Events:

Architects of Air: Miracoco There wil be an inflatable luminarium that you and your family and friends can walk through.  Encounter light and color as you explore this interactive internationally-known monumental sculpture!

MOMIX: Botanica How does this not look like fun? Get ready to experience athletic dance, elaborate costumes, puppetry, projections and riveting musical scores.  They will be performing both June 21 and 22, more days for you to schedule a trip!

Ask me Another – NPR Live Show – Are you a NPR fan? Join host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton as they combine trivia, brainteasers, sketch comedy and live music for an entertaining night that is guaranteed to please!

Transe Express: Les Tambours (The Drummers) These drummers are guaranteed to entertain, with high energy, powerful West African rhythms and brilliantly bright costumes.

*To view all of the other amazing Main Stage events, click here!

Some Top of the Park Must-See Events:

Performing Musicians:

The Sun Messengers
Third Coast Kings
Chris Dupont
The Macpodz
Frontier Rukus
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes
La Santa Cecilia 
Spontaneous Art
The Appleseed Collection
Boy & Bear
The Crane Wives
The Ragbirds
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

Movies on the Lawn:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Hunger Games
Despicable Me 2
When Harry Met Sally
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Artist 
Starr Trek Into Darkness
The Wizard of Oz

*For a listing of all of the Top of the Park act, click here!

Any other tips?


  1. Remember that Summer Festival skips Monday nights, but it’s entertaining the masses Tuesday – Sunday from June 13 – July 6, 2014.
  2. Download the Summer Festival App! Search for ‘Ann Arbor Summer Festival’ in your phone’s app store. This app will show you what’s up next, allow you to plan your visit and update you of any disruptive weather that might affect the events.
  3. Invite your friends to join you! It’s always more fun with friends.

Check out the Summer Festival website for even more information!

*Photo credit to Myra Klarman Photography.

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