Blog Archive - 2017

Dec 21, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is home to some of the best winter festivals in Pure Michigan. With activities ranging from ice sculpting to sledding to cross country skiing, you will find a festival to enjoy in Washtenaw County. For more winter activities, view our events calendar. The Saline Main Street WinterFest Held ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Festivals & EventsOutdoor Recreation
Dec 09, 2017
Our Instagram followers are seriously talented! We're constantly impressed by the fabulous photos we see pop up in our feed, taken by our very own followers. This is a run-down of some posts that we found particularly inspiring in 2017.  In Ypsilanti, there's plenty of life to capture on ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFoodThings to Do
Dec 04, 2017
Mittenfest is the most incredible annual end-of-year music festival in Michigan. Some have even called it the best annual music festival in the midwest, but you’re encouraged to be that judge this year yourself. It exists to showcase the most dynamic Mitten-made bands and artists, as they donate ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureEntertainmentFestivals & EventsThings to Do
Nov 16, 2017
Our guest contributor Emily Tuesday, Executive Director of the Riverside Arts Center, gives us a first look at what's new at this year's DIYpsi Holiday Market.  One of my first exposures to the arts scene in Ypsilanti was an Indie Art Fair called DIYpsi (pronounced DIP-see). I found ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & Events
Nov 03, 2017
With her determined spirit and “can-do” attitude, Rosie the Riveter was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association. Rosie’s nomination was submitted by the Yankee Air Museum to recognize ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 03, 2017
See some of the most striking homes and buildings in the Ypsilanti area at the 21st annual Ypsilanti Holiday Home Tour. Over the years, thousands of visitors and residents have attended the home tour to discover Ypsilanti’s historical beauty and charm. Each house will feature holiday décor ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: History
Oct 10, 2017
Every October, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, the young and the young-at-heart discover fun and thrilling ways to celebrate fall and usher in the holiday season. Just east of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti’s creative spirit fuels a festive evening that lights up night. For the second ... Read more and see comments!

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Oct 06, 2017
Eastern Michigan University is gearing up for a thrilling homecoming week which concludes with a Homecoming Fall Festival in Depot Town. Follow the Green & White Road first to Rynearson Stadium for the game and then down Cross Street for this autumnal celebration. The day begins with a great in-state ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Festivals & EventsThings to Do
Sep 29, 2017
One of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) main initiatives is connectivity, with the emphasis on the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B). All trail users, bicyclists, walkers, runners, joggers, rollerbladers, and stroller pushers are welcome throughout autumn on this non-motorized, ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor RecreationThings to Do
Sep 22, 2017
The Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau announces its partnership with Eastern Michigan University to welcome people to Ypsilanti. Together, the two organizations have evoked the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign in a new video produced in Ypsilanti, highlighting the diversity and inclusivity ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Things to Do
Sep 14, 2017
The new website is part of the ongoing initiative of the CVB to evolve the Ypsi Real campaign to connect with travelers and inspire them to visit the Ypsilanti area. The new website allows for a better user experience, enhanced integration with social media and an overall experience more ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Member Spotlight
Aug 01, 2017
Join us at Riverside Park, August 25-27, for the 38th annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival! The mantra for the 2017 Heritage Festival planners is “new and improved” — and, oh how we have delivered! We are devoted to making this year’s festival one that blends the best of past festivals ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Festivals & Events
May 26, 2017
What’s a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with some golf? At the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, the Ann Arbor Area’s premier golf resort, deserving dads and celebrating families will find an exquisite 18-hole golf course, delicious dining options, and more-than-comfortable ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Member Spotlight
May 08, 2017
If you know anything about Ypsilanti, you know that the automobile industry is a big part of its history. Guest blogger Emma Schulte shares how you can experience the pivotal role Ypsilanti played in the automotive industry.  Ypsilanti has been home to many memorable automobiles from different ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: History
Apr 17, 2017
Ypsilanti is a hotbed of nationally-known antique markets. Looking for that perfect vintage piece? You’re likely to find it here in historic, charming Ypsilanti.   Last summer, we had the privilege of meeting Mary Moore of Raising Dick & Jane, and showing her around the retro shops in ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Things to Do
Mar 16, 2017
The Huron River is one of the best places in Michigan for smallmouth bass fishing. Our guest blogger Emma Schulte interviews the owner of Schultz Outfitters in Ypsilanti and learns what makes fly fishing a memorable experience for both beginners and experts alike.  If you’re not an avid ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Feb 09, 2017
Growing Hope is an Ypsilanti nonprofit that has been serving the community since 1999. Their mission is to use locally grown, healthy food help develop the people, environment, and community at large in the city. Branching off of this wide mission, Growing Hope has recently implemented a grand new idea ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Food
Feb 01, 2017
I’m going to spend this Valentine’s Day with my latest crush … Ypsilanti. This stylish community just east of Ann Arbor is serving up all sorts of sweet treats this February — and all year long! Check out some of these great destinations and share with us your favorite place ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Food
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