1. One Epic Weekend: Blues and International Soccer in Ann Arbor

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    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 ...

  2. ICC Celebration Featuring Laith Al-Saadi

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    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 ...

  3. Say “I Do” at the U

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    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 ...

  4. 2016 Annual Meeting

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    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 ...

  5. World War I Centennial Exhibit

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    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 ...

  6. Kombucha and Beer Come Together at Unity Vibration

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    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 – ...

  7. Thunder Over Michigan

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    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 ...

  8. Living History at the Annual Saline Celtic Festival

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    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 ...

  9. Blues, Rock, Punk & Pop: Four Ann Arbor Musicians on the National Stage

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    Ann Arbor has been cultivating a rich music scene for decades. From classically designed venues like Hill Auditorium to intimate, world-class listening rooms like The Ark, musicians of all genres cultivate their groove in ...

  10. Hidden Gem Museums at U-M

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    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 ...

  11. Famous Manchester Chicken Broil

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    Nestled in the southwest corner of picturesque Washtenaw County, just minutes from Ann Arbor, sits the historic village of Manchester. Chartered in 1867, Manchester is one of the Ann Arbor area’s most charming and community-driven ...

  12. Shakespeare in the Arb

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    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 ...

  13. Vintage Volkswagens Motor Into Ypsilanti

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    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 ...

  14. State Theatre Returning to its Art Deco Roots

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    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 ...

  15. The New Pretzel Bell

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    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 ...

  16. Spectacular Spectacles at A2SF 2016

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    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 ...

  17. Chad Wiebesick Joins the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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    The Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB) is pleased to announce that Chad Wiebesick will join the organization as its first Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Communications starting mid-April. Chad ...

  18. The Toast of Ann Arbor

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    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 ...

  19. University of Michigan Commencement

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    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 ...

  20. Creative Workshops in the Ann Arbor Area

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    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 ...

  21. LPGA Volvik Championship

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    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, ...

  22. American Bistro Night at the Yankee Air Museum

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    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 ...

  23. LGBTQ Culture in the Ann Arbor Area

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    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 ...

  24. FestiFools and FoolMoon 2016

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    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 ...

  25. The Historic Michigan Theater and Ford Gallery

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    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, ...

  26. Exploring The Big 400

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    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 ...

  27. Wolverine Winter Sports in Ann Arbor

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    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 ...

  28. Tony Walton at the Encore Theatre in Dexter

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    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 ...

  29. African American Cultural and Historical Museum Announces 2016 Events

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    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, ...

  30. Ann Arbor Distilling Company Now Open

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    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 ...

  31. The Ann Arbor Marathon is back!

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    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 ...

  32. University Musical Society Offers Discounted Tickets

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    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 ...

  33. Creative: 2015 Recap and 2016 Watch List

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    The Ann Arbor area is an arts and culture paradise with performing arts, studios and galleries, film series, museums, special events and more — all easily accessible and incredibly engaging. 2015 welcomed a number of ...

  34. Historian: 2015 Recap and 2016 Watch List

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    The Ann Arbor area has a rich and diverse history which is honored every day through historical markers, events, and preservation. This year, the Ann Arbor area celebrated its past with numerous events, milestones and ceremonies, ...

  35. Explorer: 2015 Recap and 2016 Watch List

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    Many don’t realize that the Ann Arbor region, also known as Tree Town, is a flourishing urban oasis — combining great vistas and scenic drives with an incredibly walkable downtown area. 2015 featured some historic ...

  36. Foodie: 2015 Recap and 2016 Watch List

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    2015 was another amazing year for food lovers in Ann Arbor. Despite some sad and surprising departures from the scene, the number of new eateries definitely tipped the scales in foodies’ favor! More than anything, the ...

  37. Discover Your Ann Arbor: Historian

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    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 ...

  38. Drew Barrymore at the Michigan Theater

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    It seems like every week, the Michigan Theater announces a new event with a nationally recognized headliner. In October alone, the historic theater will host Mark Knopfler, Bill Maher, Patti Smith, David Sedaris and now, ...

  39. Tailgating this football season?  We have tips for you!

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    The 2015-2016 University of Michigan Football season is fast-approaching! Are you ready for some football at the Big House? Or maybe just some Ann Arbor tailgating? Whichever you are most excited for, we can't wait ...

  40. Motawi Tileworks: Distinctive Handmade American Art Tile

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    Since 1992, Nawal Motawi and her staff of creative artisans have been making handmade ceramic art tile in a studio just west of downtown Ann Arbor.  The unique tiles are used for decoration and for installations such ...

  41. New Saline Website Offers Visitors and Residents an Enticing View

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    The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of an outstanding new resource for Saline visitors, residents and businesses alike – a new website located at www.VisitSaline.com.  The website ...

  42. Salt Springs Brewery Opens in Saline!

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    Saline's charming downtown area welcomes a new neighbor, Salt Springs Brewery! Once the home of a Saline church, Salt Springs owners renovated the church into a microbrewery and restaurant. Salt Springs Brewery is fondly ...

  43. Thunder Over Michigan Air Show Returns this August!

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    Each August, the skies come alive as the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti hosts Thunder Over Michigan. Thunder Over Michigan is one of America’s leading airs shows and is considered the best ‘warbird’ show ...

  44. The Best Fries in Ann Arbor!

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    Ann Arbor’s HopCat has addictive fries, so addictive they are called crack fries. These crack fries recently made The Food Network’s list of ‘America’s 10 Best French Fries’. In addition to ...

  45. Golf the Ann Arbor area!

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    Home to hundreds of parks, golf courses and trails, the Ann Arbor area can offer an outdoor experience to please anyone in your group, just miles from downtown! For those golf lovers, you won’t need to look far ...

  46. Book your hotel stay for football season

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    Football season is just months away in Ann Arbor! The town is buzzing with excitement for U of M’s new head football coach, former Wolverine Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh will make his home coaching debut as U-M head coach ...

  47. Saline Celtic Festival

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    Saline’s annual Celtic Festival returns this summer on both Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at Mill Pond Park. This annual event will feature not only outstanding traditional Celtic entertainment, but also new, ...

  48. Shinola Opens on Main Street

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    Ann Arbor is thrilled to welcome Detroit company, Shinola to Main Street. An American-made watch and bicycles company based in Detroit, Shinola fills the storefront at the corner of Main Street and Liberty Street. Their ...

  49. Celebrate 70 Years of Freedom and Innovation

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    August 13-16, the Ann Arbor area will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the conclusion of World War II and the significant role the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant played in the Allied Powers success. Join us as we keep ...

  50. RiverUp! - Turning Toward the River

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    It’s hard to imagine Washtenaw County without the magnificent presence of the Huron River. Stretching for 104 miles and riddled with various flora and fauna, the Huron River is as beautiful as it is a vital component ...

  51. Summer on Campus

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    Although to the untrained eye campus may appear emptier in the summer, students know that’s hardly the case. In fact, other than the line for Espresso Royale being considerably shorter, not much changes after winter ...

  52. American Roots and Family Fun Weekend at A2SF

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    For an amazing outdoor festival experience in Michigan this summer, head to Ann Arbor for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival in June and July. To make planning easy, we’ve put together itineraries for a standout weekend ...

  53. The Ann Arbor Art Fair Returns!

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    Whether you love art, the outdoors or Ann Arbor, The Ann Arbor Art Fair is a Michigan tradition and great destination for thousands of original works of art, live performances, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, ...

  54. Dine Al Fresco in the Ann Arbor area

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    The best complement to a hot summer Michigan day is a cool drink as you dine al fresco along the streets of a picturesque, tree-lined downtown.  The Ann Arbor area is one of the best spots around where you can relax ...

  55. Plan a family trip to the University of Michigan

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    Summer vacation planning is underway, and if you're looking to sneak in a little education over your summer when traveling with kids, check out the numerous museums and programs available at the University of Michigan. The ...

  56. A2IC Presents West Side Story!

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    The group that brought you 42nd Street last year, Ann Arbor In Concert, brings you West Side Story on May 30! With a cast comprised of members of the Ann Arbor area community, these shows are comprised completely of volunteers. Performing ...

  57. Mother’s Day in the Ann Arbor area

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    We know you celebrate your mom every day of the year, but why not plan something extra special for her in the Ann Arbor area on Mother's Day this year!   Mother's Day is May 10 so check out our list below ...

  58. New Soccer League Establishes Team in Ann Arbor; Unifies Great Lakes Region

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    Ann Arbor welcomes a permanent soccer club to the area featuring an elite team of athletes ranging from former MLS players to up-and-coming soccer pros! AFC Ann Arbor, part of the newly formed Great Lakes Premier League, ...

  59. 5 Tips for Parents Celebrating May Commencement

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    To parents of University of Michigan students, commencement is every bit as big of a deal as it is to their soon-to-be graduates. This year, make your commencement visit to Ann Arbor the best it can be by following these ...

  60. Play PacMan Along the Streets of Tree Town!

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    Maybe you have walked the streets of downtown Ann Arbor before, but what about playing PacMan down them? Thanks to Google Maps, you can play PacMan on the streets of Ann Arbor and other cities in the Ann Arbor area including ...

  61. 2014 Annual Report: Advancing Washtenaw County Prosperity through Destination Marketing

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    The Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB) hosted its annual meeting the morning of March 10, releasing its 2014 annual report. During the meeting, AAACVB President and CEO Mary Kerr commended the tourism ...

  62. St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!

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    In Ann Arbor, green typically isn’t our favorite color (Go Blue!). However, for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll make an exception, especially when it comes to a celebration. We’ve gathered a round-up ...

  63. Ann Arbor Area and Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureaus Launch New Certification Program

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    The Ann Arbor Area and Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) are pleased to announce a new training and certification program available to Washtenaw County tourism and hospitality employees, community volunteers, ...

  64. Bike Ann Arbor!

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    This spring, there is a whole new way to explore Ann Arbor - on a bike. Launched at the end of last summer, ArborBike is Ann Arbor’s first bike share program. With six stations already installed with bikes ready to ...

  65. Food Truck Season Returns!

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    Across the United States, food trucks and food carts are popping up all over the place. In Ann Arbor, you don’t have to look far to find our food carts and trucks serving up delicious local food all around downtown ...

  66. Ann Arbor’s Treasure Mart is one of the 10 Best U.S. Flea Markets!

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    Ann Arbor's very own treasured Treasure Mart has landed a spot on the Fodor's Travel list of the '10 Best U.S. Flea Markets.'  Treasure Mart is described as having 'a trove of antiques, rare collectibles, ...

  67. The Michigan Football Annual Spring Game is April 4

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    You may have heard, the University of Michigan football team has a new coach! Coach Jim Harbaugh, former U-M player and coach of the San Francisco 49ers, was announced as the new Wolverines coach on December 30, 2014. Each ...

  68. Ann Arbor Student Bucket List

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    It’s nearing that time of year again – the school year is drawing to a close as students at the University of Michigan prepare to take off into the world. But before you go, ask yourself this: over the past ...

  69. Visit Ann Arbor for a ‘WonderFool’ Weekend!

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    Make your plans today to join Ann Arbor in its annual 'WonderFool' weekend!  FoolMoon - Friday, April 10, 2015 The weekend begins Friday night, at dusk as you stroll downtown Ann Arbor amongst community-made ...

  70. Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Ticket Giveaway!

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    You have the opportunity to win tickets to one of two shows at the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra! We'll be giving away ticket to 'Absolut Russian,' taking place on March 21 at 4:00pm at the Michigan Theater. ...

  71. Run Ann Arbor this Spring!

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    Get ready to run in Ann Arbor this spring and summer! No matter your running abilities, we've got the race for you! Ann Arbor Marathon (3/29) - The Ann Arbor Marathon has every race you could imagine! ...

  72. March ‘Beer’ Madness in Ann Arbor

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    This March, Ann Arbor has 'March Madness' about beer! The area celebrates the opening of HopCat, a second Beer Grotto location, and the arrival of Null Taphouse. Grab a pint and discover why the Ann Arbor area loves ...

  73. Ann Arbor’s Best Hot Drinks!

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    Visiting Ann Arbor during some of the cooler months? Ann Arbor has some delicious hot beverages from delicious, local coffee to high-quality German loose-leaf teas! Here are some of our recommendations, perfect to warm ...

  74. Snow Sports in Ann Arbor

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    Ann Arbor is home to a wonderful selection of sledding hills, cross country skiing trails and outdoor ice skating rinks!  Below is a list of some great spots to enjoy Ann Arbor's beauty in the winter. - Vetrens ...

  75. HopCat opens their 6th location in downtown Ann Arbor

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    Ann Abor is lucky enough to become the home of the 6th HopCat craft beer bar and restaurant. Stocked with 100 draft beers, all craft beers, this bar is great spot for beer, tasty food and to watch a game! Located just off ...

  76. Ann Arbor hosts the 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

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    The Ann Arbor Film Festival returns to the Michigan Theater for their 53rd Annnual festival March 24-29. Known for being the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, the festival was ...

  77. New Year. New Attractions.

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    Ann Arbor's gaining some great new attractions this year. We suggest you check some of them out when you visit this year! HopCat (Opening mid-February) has locations in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, and Ann ...

  78. 15 things to do in Ann Arbor in 2015!

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    2015 is here!  In honor of the new year, we're here to help you create your first bucket list for the year. Check out our list of the top 15 things to do in Ann Arbor in 2015. Eat at Zingerman's. Seriously, ...

  79. Ring in 2015 in Ann Arbor!

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    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 ...

  80. The 38th Annual Folk Festival Returns!

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    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 ...

  81. Holiday Shopping in Ann Arbor

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    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 ...

  82. Discover Your Ann Arbor: Explorer

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    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 ...

  83. Discover Your Ann Arbor: Creative

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    Visitors from near and far love to experience Ann Arbor's rich arts and culture scene. Fall in love with a modern master piece at the recently renovated, and expanded, University of Michigan Museum of Art featuring ...

  84. Discover Your Ann Arbor: Foodie

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    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 ...

  85. Slippery Rock comes to the Big House

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    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 ...

  86. Get to know the artist behind Ann Arbor’s 3D chalk friends!

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    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! ...

  87. Ann Arbor’s Dining Scene featured in Food and Travel Quarterly

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    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 ...

  88. Skate on ‘Wolverine’ Ice

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    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 ...

  89. Ann Arbor named the #13 Best Place to Live!

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    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 ...

  90. VinBar opens in downtown Ann Arbor!

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    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 ...

  91. International Cuisines in Ann Arbor

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    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 ...

  92. Fall colors of Ann Arbor

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    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 ...

  93. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum open new H2Oh! Exhibit

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    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 ...

  94. Make plans to attend a University Musical Society show this season!

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    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 ...

  95. Are you a Foodie? Explorer? or Creative?

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    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 ...

  96. Fun Fall 5ks!

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    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 ...

  97. Ann Arbor to Host Event in conjunction with Guinness® International Champions Cup

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    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 ...

  98. Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Jan. 18-23!

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    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, ...

  99. Summer Festival Itineraries for July 4-6, 2014

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    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 ...

  100. Summer Festival Itineraries for June 27-29, 2014

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    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 ...