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 adventurous side around the Ann Arbor area.  

Love art and checking out new, local businesses? Participate in First Fridays Ypsilanti, a monthly art & culture walk taking place throughout Ypsilanti’s Downtown and Depot Town districts. Like carnival rides and funnel cakes? Visit the Chelsea Community Fair! Want to try traditionally cooked German food in a park/picnic setting? The German Park Biergarten has you covered! We weren’t kidding - you'll find something unique that you’re going to enjoy! 

FC Barcelona vs. SSC Napoli

Don’t miss the opportunity to see international soccer teams, FC Barcelona vs. SSC Napoli, at the Big House, presented by LaLiga & Serie A. Watch the second match in this new, two-legged series between two of the most successful and well-recognized franchises in their respective leagues.

Fun Fact: Did you know the Big House holds the record for the largest U.S. Crowd in soccer history? 109,318 fans attended the match between Manchester United vs. Real Madrid in 2014!

Saline Summerfest

Fill the streets of Downtown Saline during this annual Summerfest! With a variety of unique events happening over the weekend, there will be something offered for all ages.  This year will feature a historic trolley tour, live entertainment, a teen block party, volleyball & soccer tournaments, and so much more!


Established in 2010, the DIYpsi Art Fair has quickly become one of Ypsilanti’s most well-known events! This biannual hand-made art fair will feature 90+ indie artists to offer a unique shopping experience for anyone who attends. Shopping for a gift? You’ll be able to find something special for everyone!


July 31 - August 3

Milan Bluegrass Festival

KC Campground Milan

14048 Sherman Rd., Milan


August 2

Dragster Presents: Chad Michaels

Necto Nightclub

516 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


August 2

First Fridays Ypsilanti – August 2019

Downtown & Depot Town area



August 3

4th Annual Heritage Car Show

Gene Butman Ford

2105 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti


August 3-4

Ann Arbor Pride

Kerrytown District

Ann Arbor


August 3-4

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

Willow Run Airport

47884 D St., Belleville


August 8

Salty Summer Sounds: Matt Jones and the Reconstruction

Downtown area, Saline

August 11

Ton-Up Motorcycle & Music Festival

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery 

720 Norris St., Ypsilanti


August 12

Literati Bookstore Presents: Ben Folds

The Blind Pig

208 S. First St., Ann Arbor


August 12-17

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival

Monument Park

8000-8558 Ann Arbor St., Dexter


August 16-19

Ann Arbor Blues Festival

Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds

5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor


August 17

2019 Firetruck Muster

Riverside Park

2 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti


August 20-24

2019 Chelsea Community Fair

Chelsea Community Fairgrounds

2501 W. Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea


August 22

13th Annual Kerrytown Nashbash Music Festival

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

303 Detroit St., Ann Arbor


August 23-25


Riverside Park

2 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti


August 24

Parkridge Summerfest

Parkridge Park

791 Harriet St., Ypsilanti


August 31

German Park Biergarten Picnic

German Park

5549 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor