Downtown Ann Arbor

Enjoy Your Ann Arbor Favorites Now

These are uncommon times, but Ann Arbor is an uncommon place! As Michigan and the Ann Arbor area begins the process of reopening, there are many iconic Ann Arbor experiences that we can enjoy safely right now. No matter how you choose to enjoy Ann Arbor, be sure to follow the requirements and…

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Enjoy Ypsilanti from Anywhere

On any given week, finding fun and entertaining things to do in Ypsilanti is effortless, from live music and performing arts to food tastings and festivals. However, while hanging out at local favorite hot spots is on pause, check out how Ypsilanti businesses and organizations are continuously…

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Virtual Experiences All Over Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is known as a catalyst of creativity – a place where innovation powers our identity as a community. So, it’s no surprise that during this time of COVID-19, tons of local businesses and organizations are evolving their programs and services to become more virtual, more accessible, and more…

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Manchester's Tour de Barn Quilts

While driving around the rural town of Manchester, along its “Tour de Barn Quilts” route, I felt inspired to cue up the Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces.” Why? Because that’s the kind of easygoing, verdant, plenty-of-breathing-room vibe that envelops you as you follow a rutted dirt road over a narrow…

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Votes for Women 100: A Suffrage Celebration

“In humanity, to believe in a thing means to get up and to do something.” - Jessie Phelps, co-founder of the Michigan state Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) Equal Suffrage League. In 1920, women across Washtenaw County and the entire United States celebrated the ratification of the…

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58th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is nearly upon us! March 24-29, 2020 marks the 58th year for the longest-running avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, fouded in 1963. Since its inception, thousands of influential filmmakers and artists have showcased early work at the AAFF…

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An Unexpected Art Destination: Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti is positively bursting with arts and culture. One thing you may not know about Ypsilanti is just how many art galleries, rotating art displays, arts festivals, and art-focused shops we have. There is always somewhere to view – and purchase - the latest from local artists, and beautiful and…

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A Marvelous Year: 2019 Recap

2019 has been a stand-out year for the Ann Arbor area, full of vibrant community events and festivals. This year, Ann Arbor was voted best small college town in America, the #1 location for family vacations, one of the best cities to live in the country, and much more! Read on for a few highlights…

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