Downtown Ann Arbor

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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Community Input Needed!

If you’re a Washtenaw County local with thoughts on how we could improve the visitor experience in our community, we want to hear from you! Destination Ann Arbor is an Ann Arbor-based destination marketing organization, sometimes called a convention and visitors bureau, that works toward economic…

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Get Your Farmers Market On in Ypsi

Washtenaw County has true wealth in a vibrant selection of local Farmers Markets. Nearly every day of the week you can visit an area market and get fresh, locally grown produce, plants, animal products, handmade goods, and more. Two of our local gems are Ypsilanti Farmers Market and Dixboro Farmers…

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