3 Artists to Get Excited About at This Year’s DIYpsi
Nov 28, 2018
Every year, we look forward to DIYpsi Holiday Market. (pronounced DIP-see) Independent, original, eclectic, and unapologetically Ypsilanti, this event brings together artists and craftsmen/women of all kinds for a holiday shopping extravaganza.
DIYpsi 2018 takes place December 8-9 at the Riverside ... Read more and see comments!
10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving and Not Cook a Thing!
Nov 05, 2018
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Every year I look forward to getting together with my family, enjoying a delicious and calorically-dense feast, and pausing to be grateful for the time we share together.
I also look forward to eating an otherwise socially unacceptable amount of pie, and ... Read more and see comments!
Creepy or Celebratory - Take Your Pick of Firehouse Museum Events
Nov 01, 2018
Para-Con - December 8
Halloween may be over, but don't hang up the fangs just yet. Did you know that one of Michigan's most haunted locations is in our very own Ypsilanti? Head to Ypsilanti's Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education Center for Para-Con, and experience the Old Firehouse ... Read more and see comments!
14 Fall Activities in the Ann Arbor Area to Add to Your Calendar Immediately
Oct 07, 2018
It’s almost unfair to other places how stunning Washtenaw County is in the fall. We all know that our little part of the world is gorgeous year round but, in the humble opinion of the author, fall is when our area really shines. The warm colors of the foliage smack you right in the face with their ... Read more and see comments!
First Fridays Ypsilanti is more than an arts and culture walk - it's a network of artists, local businesses, and volunteers eager to showcase Ypsi's vibrant creative scene. Hands-on activities, unexpected art exhibits, and enthralling live performances can be found in numerous venues throughout ... Read more and see comments!
I have small kids. My new job as a parent has caused me to look back on my own childhood, now aware of the intense planning that must have gone into the seemingly effortless way that my mom raised us. We had no shortage of creative and educational activities to do, and we had many adventures to local ... Read more and see comments!
Destination Ann Arbor is thrilled to announce that the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources will hold its 20th Annual National Conference at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest! Over one thousand people are expected to attend the conference, including speakers and ... Read more and see comments!
Ypsilanti is a town full of creative, vibrant people, with an ever-growing network of talented artists. Ypsilanti artists and art fans will find a number of booths featuring Ypsilanti artists at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this year.
The 2018 Ann Arbor Art Fair will take place July 19-22. While attending the ... Read more and see comments!
Thunder Over Michigan is an iconic summer event in the Ypsilanti area. This annual airshow is held at the Willow Run Airport each year - the home of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, the Yankee Air Museum, and the iconic Rosie the Riveter.
USA Today has nominated Thunder Over Michigan for their Best ... Read more and see comments!
Visitors to Ypsilanti can get a start-to-finish local experience, with no cover charge, at Cultivate Coffee & Tap House's Sundays in the Garden series. Twelve free concerts, hosted on their beautiful beer garden stage, feature local music, original, in-house beers, and sales benefitting ... Read more and see comments!
The Date that Does Good - 6 Ways to Make a Romantic Weekend a Community Affair
Apr 11, 2018
Ypsilanti is not only a hub for fantastic food, beautiful recreational opportunities, and quirky local attractions, it’s also a tight-knit company of people with a deep attention to community betterment. Around every corner is an opportunity to learn something new, invest in a good cause, or support ... Read more and see comments!
We're jazzed to present our ideas for 18 things to experience in 2018, right here in Ypsilanti, Michigan!
1. Hit up the Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market! Year-round, local food producers gather downtown to flaunt their pretty produce. Ypsiplanti is also based at the Farmer’s Market - where ... Read more and see comments!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This blog was published in 2017, but still has great information about the annual Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti! For this year's event dates, visit our events page.
Hey, everyone! Riverside Park here. Just wanted to give you all a heads up that the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer ... Read more and see comments!
6 Ways to Prep for The Color Run in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Jun 14, 2016
Hear ye! Hear ye! The Color Run is racing through Ypsilanti on June 25. Here are 6 ways you can prepare for The Color Run.
It’s pretty simple really. All you do is click here for more registration information, and you’ll be well on your way to The Color Run extravaganza! Basic ... Read more and see comments!
10 Quotes From This Year’s DIYpsi Vendors – An Indie Art Festival in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Dec 14, 2015
Holiday DIYpsi – the indie art festival – was off the charts in 2015. Our blogger, Jessica Freedland, toured around the event at Riverside Arts Center, and talked to some of the vendors. Check out what they had to say (and sell) and tell us what you thought of DIYpsi in the comments section!
“Now ... Read more and see comments!
The creative side of Ypsilanti is truly on display this month in the run-up to DIYpsi, our homegrown Indie Art Fair. DIYpsi taking place Saturday and Sunday at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, and the August First Fridays Ypsilanti installment is the perfect prelude.
Last month, live music flowed ... Read more and see comments!
First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) is a monthly self-guided art walk and Ypsilanti community event that celebrates the vibrant art culture of the area. Venues span an array of local gathering places like art galleries, restaurants, bars, studios, coffee shops, the library, and even the farmer’s market. ... Read more and see comments!
First Fridays Ypsilanti is one of my favorite recurring events around town. There’s something about the energy in the air. I have met many talented artists, business owners, EMU alumni, and new friends at First Fridays events.
For the last few First Fridays, I have been lucky enough to perform ... Read more and see comments!
1. The Color Run Michigan Eastside
It’s fun, colorful, and a great excuse to be active! The Color Run is one of the largest summer events, drawing upwards of 15,000 runners each year. Mark your calendars for June 27 and get ready to SHINE. Learn more about prepping for The Color Run by clicking ... Read more and see comments!