Whether you are interested in music, art, or a demolition derby there will be plenty of fun for everyone at these Ann Arbor area events.
If you’re a music lover, you won’t want to miss the 8th Annual NashBash. The free event mixes Nashville and Ann Arbor musical talent. Catch all the tunes tonight, Thursday August 21, music starts at 5pm at the Farmers Market area in Kerrytown. In addition to a great line up of artists there will also be a beer garden, BBQ, and the Ann Arbor Artisans Market.
Chelsea Community Fair
Looking for fun? The 77th annual Chelsea Community Fair has entertainment for everyone. Favorites include the always popular demolition derby and tractor pulls, horse shows, livestock judging, crafts, agriculture and art exhibits, midway games, rides and much more. New this year Mini-Mod Tractors have been added to Friday Night’s Tractor Pull. The tractors will be running V-8 Small Blocks (up to 375 ci) with small tires and weighing no more than 1800 lbs. These tractors are guaranteed to be fast and very entertaining.
DIYpsi Indie Art Fair
The fourth summer installment of DIYpsi Indie Art Fair is taking place this weekend at the Corner Brewery . DIYpsi is a handmade art fair that features the best indie artists in our region. Bring your appetite, and get ready for some incredible food and craft beer while you shop. Find unique hand crafted gifts while contributing to the local economy and supporting the arts. The fair takes place Saturday August 23 from 11am-11pm and Sunday August 24 from 12pm-6pm.
The annual Chelsea Sounds & Sights Festival is returning to historic Chelsea, Michigan. The two-day, three-night event runs Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, July 26. The revelries include live music and social tent, kids’ entertainment and activities, a classic car show, pet parade, and more. All performances and activities are held in downtown Chelsea.
In addition to music and entertainment this year the indie art market will be back and better than ever. According to the Chelsea Standard the 2014 artist line-up will featuring cool, hip and affordable art from emerging artists and craft persons. Street artists will demonstrate techniques in clay, glass, spray paint, jewelry making, painting, and wood for event attendees.
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Do you have a flower lover in your family? Join naturalist Shawn Severance, for an exploration of garden, field and forest habitats County Farm and learn about many of the summer wildflowers found in the park. Meet up in Ann Arbor at the Platt road entrance of the County Farm at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.
The oldest of the Michigan Brewers Guild’s four annual festivals, the Summer Beer Festival returns July 25-26 to Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park in historic Depot Town. It features approximately 800 different beers from more than 80 Michigan craft breweries. Food will be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.
Click here for a the complete beer list and more information about the event
Washtenaw County has an abundance of summertime festivals, fairs, and fun. These activities are in full swing this week with the start of Cinetopia International Film Festival on Wednesday and the launch Sonic Lunch on Thursday, and other events throughout the weekend. Despite some rain in the forecast there are many fascinating events for you to enjoy this week.
Cinteopia International Film Festival
Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals. The festival is happening June 4-8 at 10 venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit.
This year there will be screenings of 50 films with special pre- and post-film events, including presentations, discussion panels, and Q&A sessions with directors, writers, and stars.
Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free outdoor concert series. Every Thursday from noon to 1:30pm June 5 to August 28, Sonic Lunch features a live band at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor. Each week a different area restaurant is on-site selling a Sonic Lunch for concert-goers to purchase.
The concerts are free and suitable for all ages. Some seating is available but lawn chairs are welcome. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a revitalizing mid-day break. As a result, Sonic Lunch has become one of the coolest summer events in Ann Arbor.
Sounds and Sights
Also starting Thursday, June 5, is the kick-off of Chelsea Sounds & Sights. Every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. artists perform at 10 staged areas located throughout downtown Chelsea featuring music, dance, comedy and family entertainment.
Audiences will also be able to enjoy interactive art with SculptureWalk Chelsea, a self-guided walking tour of 12 juried sculptures.
African American Festival
The African American Festival is a celebration of the contributions of African Americans to the development of Ann Arbor. It is taking place this Saturday, June 7, at the intersection of N. 4th Ave. and Ann St. in Ann Arbor.
The event was created to celebrate the city’s cultural heritage with a splashy, fun annual event that would remind locals of the neighborhood’s history. And while the festival celebrates African Americans’ life, history and culture in Ann Arbor, it is open to, and always draws a broad range of people. In its 19th year the festival will feature something for everyone including food, art, children’s activities, and entertainment.
Join more than 2,000 guests to help fight hunger and raise funds for Food Gatherers. Grillin’ takes place on Sunday, June 8, 3:00-8:00 PM (rain or shine) at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, located at 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.
Grillin’ is an event for all ages with live music, kids’ activities hosted by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and a cash bar featuring Michigan microbrews and wines. There will be a wide assortment of food including: grilled chicken, gourmet sausages, corn, tofu dogs and veggie burgers throughout the day. Grillin’ for Food Gatherers also features side dishes from nearly 50 of Ann Arbor’s best restaurants, as well as desserts by Zingerman’s Bakehouse and Creamery.
This year’s band lineup includes the rustic pop sounds of Jake & Mary, followed by Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful, an indie folk band with melodies that celebrate American roots music. Grillin’s longtime headliner, George Bedard and the Kingpins, will close the night with blues and rock beats.
We are thrilled to welcome Linda Ansara to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
With over 14 years living in the area, Linda Ansara has extensive market knowledge. Before joining Reinhart, she served as a residential real estate agent in Washtenaw County. Linda’s previous real estate experience includes listing condos, rental properties, and converted rentals for sale.
We are excited to welcome Debbie Sayers to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
Debbie Sayers grew up and went to school in Ann Arbor; she currently resides in the Chelsea area. Debbie has been involved in management, sales and marketing for over 30 years. Her focus was providing superior customer service to her clients and making sure their experiences were pleasing to the end result.
We are happy to welcome Michelle Elie to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
Originally from Lansing, Michelle Elie is happy to bring her business to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors. She has been a Realtor in Washtenaw County for 14 years and has Graduate Realtor Institute and Senior Real Estate Specialist credentials.
Prior to her career in real estate, she practiced occupational therapy for 20 years in Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Chelsea. She is a booster representative for the girls swim team, and is on the board of the Chelsea Women’s Water Polo Team. Michelle is working out of the Chelsea Office –800 S. Main – and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-475-9600.
While many associate carnivals with warm weather, the American Legion’s 42nd Winter Carnival makes for a wonderful winter delight. With three days of food, fishing, and other winter fun at Cavanaugh Lake, this year’s affair promises to be more entertaining than ever. New this year is a Kid’s 25-Cent Carnival. The 25-cent carnival will be open to all children 12 and under.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, Feb. 7th:
4pm Carnival Kickoff
7pm Euchre Tournament – $10 Entry Fee must be 18 years old to enter.
Saturday, Feb. 8th:
7am-5:30pm Fishing Derby
1pm Chili Cook-off Tasting & Judging
8:30pm-11:30pm Live Band “Star 69?
We are happy to welcome Nora Hamouda to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
Nora Hamouda was born in Egypt and moved to Ann Arbor in the 4th grade. She attended Michigan State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Advertising.
Prior to joining Reinhart she managed Ann Arbor based White Pearl Dentistry. Nora will be working out of the Chelsea Office – 800 South Main – and can be reached at email@example.com or 734-255-0339.
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