Now that Memorial Day has passed and our bellies are full of barbeque and pot-luck salads, the summertime jitters are at an all-time high. Many Wolverines who have stuck around for summer jobs or classes are in quite the lucky situation, because there isn’t anything else on this earth quite like an Ann Arbor summer.
Important Dates to Remember:
Taste of Ann Arbor 2014 – Main Street/Downtown on June 1st from 11am-5pm. Schedule your lunch and dinner plans around the 2-for-1 and regular meal deals at your favorite dining locations. This season’s participants are listed here: http://mainstreetannarbor.org/2014/04/taste-of-ann-arbor-june-1/
Cinetopia International Film Festival – Ann Arbor and Detroit from June 4th to the 8th. Full-length, multi-genre film selections from the world’s best film festivals will be available for viewing in southeastern Michigan. Check out the line-up here: http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/2014-schedule/
Depot Town Cruise Nights – Ypsilanti on Thursday evenings at 6pm, beginning June 5th. Classic cars will line the streets, free for public browsing.
The African American Downtown Festival – Kerrytown, June 7th. Come on over to N. Fourth and Ann street to see the vendors and watch performances in this historic neighborhood.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival – Kicks off June 13 until July 6th, 5pm – midnight, daily (more information to follow).
The Green Fair – Downtown Ann Arbor on June 13th, 6-9pm. Environmental groups will congregate to spread awareness of current and future issues, and vendors will be selling environmentally friendly products. Give the Earth a little love before heading over to opening night at the Summer Festival.
Standard Summer Activities:
Hit up the Kerrytown Farmer’s Market any Wednesday or Sunday before 3pm to stock up on fresh, local produce. Artisan vendors are available as well in the open-air atmosphere. The market is located off of Fifth and Catherine near Community High School and Zingerman’s Delicatessen.
Take your friends for a float down the Huron! Canoe and kayak rentals are available through both Argo and Gallup parks, or bring your own raft. Check a2gov.org for river conditions or call ahead before showing up in your suits – heavy rains or drought can affect water levels.
Nichol’s Arboretum boasts an impressive peony bloom season between May 30th and June 15th, as well as its usual trails and scenery that have drawn hikers and bikers for years.
Stay in touch with Campus Information over the summer months to keep up-to-date on events in the area and everything umich-related, #askumich!