Downtown Ann Arbor

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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A Wintry Family Staycation in Ann Arbor

When the days turn cold and the snow starts to fall, it can be quite the task finding options for family fun outside of the house. There’s no need to stay cooped up with the kids all winter - a quick road trip to Ann Arbor is a perfect option for the whole family, with indoor and outdoor activities…

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Holiday Happenings in Ypsilanti

Make Ypsilanti your top holiday stop this season! Visit the Ypsilanti area this holiday season for an enchanted experience in our charming city. There are plenty of events happening and things to do - you may find yourself getting cozy by the fireplace at Corner Brewery, or perhaps feeling like…

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Your Ultimate 2019 Ypsilanti Halloween Guide!

If you’re looking for the ultimate Halloween-time destination, look no further than here in Ypsilanti! Spend some time visiting this October and discover what makes Ypsilanti unique for visitors and residents alike. Whether you crave spine-chilling thrills from creepy ghost stories, haunted houses…

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