Though the campus is often much quieter in the summer, Ann Arbor will be thriving with events, fairs and activities under the sun this summer. You better get started right away if you want to accomplish of the Ann Arbor Summer Must-Dos before the craziness of classes start up in September. Below is a list of fun things to do during your summer.
This seasonal market features locally grown produce, crafts, baked goods, flowers, plants, Chef at the Market series, entertainment, and more. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7a - 3p and Wednesday nights from 4p to 8p.
The Nichols Arboretum, near U-M hospital and downtown Ann Arbor, offers trails, riverfront, picnic area, restrooms, and peony and lilac gardens. Make sure to bring a tube and float down the Huron river!
Ann Arbor Summer Festival:
If you're interested in live music (a lot of it free admission) basically every night, then this is for you. With a huge mixture of local and popular music, there is something for everyone. Not to mention, there are activities for the whole family and some delicious food to go around. Dates, times, and information on performers can be found on the Ann Arbor Summer Festival website.
Liberty Plaza at noon--it's always free! Don’t miss out on some FREE live music during lunch hour through the end of the summer. There are weekly shows through August 27th and they’re always an amazing time.
Check out Detroit!:
If you have a little extra time during your summer in Ann Arbor, take advantage of the Connector that will bring you right from the Central Campus Transit Center to Detroit, several times per day, and serviced all weekend. A little planning ahead and this could be the exact mini-vacation that you needed. Read our article on Detroit if you need some ideas of where to get started in this amazing city.
Boasted as one of the best art fairs in the country, this is a must-see event for any person living in Ann Arbor. The streets are flooded with vendors and community members, fascinated by the variety of art being sold and shared.
We hope that you can take advantage of all of the amazing summer activities that Ann Arbor has to offer in time for the school year! If you think of any other last minute summer activities that everyone should know about, post them to our Facebook wall so we can all have a rockin’ rest of the summer!
Cool off on the mighty Huron River:
As the temperatures outside rise, so do the number of people trying to find a way to cool down. For all the adventurers out there, consider an Ann Arbor river trip. The City of Ann Arbor boasts two nearby public parks for the launching of river trips: Argo Park (located at 1055 Longshore Drive) and Gallup Park (located at 3000 Fuller Road). Offering canoes, kayaks and five-person rafts for rental, the possibilities for a great day along with relief from the heat are endless. The Parks and Rec website has more information, including phone numbers and directions to the parks.
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