Downtown Ann Arbor

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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August Events Roundup

August is the perfect time to get outside to enjoy the sunshine and nice summer breeze. With many of August’s annual events taking place outdoors, including Paint Dexter Plein Air, Thunder Over Michigan , and Parkridge SummerFest, you will certainly find one-of-a-kind events that speak to your…

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Fairy Doors? Yes, you heard that right!

There may be no more quintessentially "Ann Arbor" attraction than the Urban Fairy Doors - which makes a treasure hunt around the city a must-do for visitors interested in all things quirky, unique and mystical. First appearing in Ann Arbor in 2005, the premier fairy door spotted at a commercial…

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The Ann Arbor Art Fair Has It All!

Ann Arbor is the place to be Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21, 2019, when the city will transform into an art lover’s paradise, where visitors and locals alike will enjoy original works of art, street performances, live music, fabulous restaurants, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales…

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3 Historical Museums to Explore at U-M

How awesome is it that Ann Arbor is home to world-class museums housed at the University of Michigan, with totally free admission? When you visit the Ann Arbor area, you’re walking into a treasure trove of knowledge and wonder, in no small part because of these free museum experiences at U-M. Here…

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A Visual Art-icle about Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti is a city of rich creativity and stunning artistic variety. From high-end galleries (Riverside Arts Center, Nelson Amos studio) to citywide yarn bombing, the city is bursting with art and beauty if you simply keep your eyes open. Whether you prefer a gallery setting or a casual perusal of…

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Zingerman's Camp Bacon: Yes, This is a Real Thing!

It’s official: Zingerman’s famous Camp Bacon is just as dreamy as it sounds. Now in its tenth year, this multi-day celebration (happening May 29-June 2, 2019) of everyone’s favorite savory meat features a film festival at Greyline; a Bakin’ with Bacon class at the Bakehouse; the Bacon Ball (this…

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