Downtown Ann Arbor

The Buzz About First Fridays In Fall

A brilliant way to explore Ypsilanti in the fall is by attending First Fridays Ypsilanti, a free and accessible self-guided art and culture walk through Downtown, Depot Town, and more. On the first Friday of each month you are invited to chart your own course through performances, exhibits…

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Michigan Football Tailgating 101

To many, just attending a Michigan football game on any given Saturday in Ann Arbor is a beloved outing to the Big House. For others, the experience includes preparing, hosting, and executing top-quality outdoor extravaganzas in honor of the big game - a tradition we know as tailgating. A small…

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The Tiny Wedding

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a premiere wedding venue in Washtenaw County featuring a historic event space, wedding venue and 24-acre working farm. Guest blogger, Jamie Gray, interviewed the founder of Cornman Farms, Kieron Hales, in Dexter to learn about how the venue is adapting to the times to…

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September Events Roundup

Fall is quickly approaching, which means you’ll be enjoying the best weather in the Midwest for the variety of things to do this September! Whether you love cars, festivals, events out of the ordinary or all of the above, you will find exactly what you’re looking for when visiting the Ann Arbor…

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Airborne! Bomber Rides in the Yankee Lady

What is it like to fly in a WW II bomber? There is not much to compare it to. It is sort of like riding in a time machine, back to the 1940’s. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ride in a B-17 Bomber out of the Willow Run Airport. The B-17 at Willow Run, nicknamed the Yankee Lady, is a…

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Fall Colors Abound in Tree Town

Mother Nature helps ease the transition between summer and winter by painting landscapes in such spectacular colors. Plan a trip to Ann Arbor this fall to experience what the Chicago Tribune calls the most charming college town in the Midwest. Ann Arbor gained the nickname “Tree Town” as a result of…

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Great Minds Think A Lot: Matthew VanBesien

This profile is part of Destination Ann Arbor’s Great Minds Think a Lot series, highlighting influential leaders in Washtenaw County who make a positive impact within our community. Former University Musical Society President Ken Fischer left some pretty enormous shoes to fill when he retired in…

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