May 2019 Event Roundup

May 01, 2019

The temperatures are rising, the flowers are blooming, and the Ann Arbor area is giving you all sorts of ways to get outside and bask in a little springtime sunshine. The festival season is off to a strong start this month, with plenty of live music and outdoor food trucks to keep you busy. May is bringing us lots to get excited about: local flavor like Zingerman’s Camp Bacon (yeah, there’s a weekend dedicated to all things bacon), local talent, and loads of opportunities to experience the outdoors, whether you’re ready for some recreation or looking for a little leisure. Take advantage of the warm weather and run (or walk) one of the 5Ks coming up. We’ve compiled some of our favorites below, but there’s more where that came from at our list of all upcoming events!

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Rock the District

May 11

Join the fun at the corner of Maynard and East William to kick-off summer with a free outdoor concert. Located in downtown Ann Arbor, Rock the District brings the community together through live music. This year's featured acts include The Motet, The Ragbirds, and Syd Burnham.


The Color Run 5K Ypsilanti

May 11

The happiest 5K under the sun is back and better than ever! The Color Run 5K in Ypsilanti is untimed and the perfect outdoor activity for everyone, from seasoned athletes to first time runners. At each kilometer mark, runners are doused in colorful powder, ending at the finish line festival, an explosion of color with fun prizes and lots of celebration. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event that can be ran, walked, or even danced!


Milan Community Fair

May 30-June 1

The 70th annual Milan Community Fair and Fireworks is here! This annual event is a celebration of the community and an area favorite, with live music, fireworks, and so much more all weekend. There’s something here for the whole family, from live entertainment to free kids crafts, carnival games and delicious fair food. This fun weekend packed full of events is a must for your May to-do list.


May 1-5

Charlotte's Web At The Wild Swan Theater

Towsley Auditorium

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


May 1 - June 1

All My Sons

Purple Rose Theatre Company

137 Park St., Chelsea


May 2-5


The Encore Musical Theatre

3126 Broad St., Dexter


May 3

Glyph Opening Reception

Riverside Arts Center

76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti


May 4

AAYC's 32nd Annual Spring Concert

Bethlehem United Church of Christ

423 S. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor


May 4

Annual Bomber Buffing Party

Yankee Air Museum

47884 D St., Belleville


May 4

University Of Michigan Spring Commencement

Michigan Stadium

1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


May 5

Bike Ypsi Spring Ride 2019

Recreation Park Complex

1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti


May 5

Passport 2 Pittsfield Open House

Township Hall

6201 W. Michigan Ave., Saline


May 9

Ypsilanti Community Choir Spring Concert

Towsley Auditorium

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


May 9-10

Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor


May 10-19

Cinetopia Film Festival

Various Locations

Ann Arbor, Michigan


May 10-12

EMU Baseball Vs Central Michigan University

Oestrike Stadium

799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti


May 11

Bloom Fest

Main Street District

Ann Arbor


May 11

Bløm's First Birthday

Bløm Meadworks

100 S 4th Ave., Suite 110, Ann Arbor


May 12

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike

Leslie Science & Nature Center

1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor


May 12

Ann Arbor Goddess 5k & Mile Fun Run

E. Liberty & Maynard St.

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


May 15

Fustini's Cooking Class: Michigan Spring

Fustini's Ann Arbor

407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor


May 16

Meals On Heels: Gatsby In The Garden

Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace

16 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti


May 16-19

35th Annual Ann Arbor Springtime Invitational Competition

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

2121 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor


May 18

Water Lantern Festival

Milan Beach

16339 Cone Rd., Milan


May 18-19

32nd Annual Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival

Riverside Park

2 E Cross St., Ypsilanti


May 19

Underground Railroad Bus Tours: Ypsilanti

Washtenaw Community College

4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


May 24-25

Ralph Peterson's Messenger Legacy

Blue Llama Jazz Club

314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


May 25

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with special guest The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

Michigan Theater

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


May 29 - June 2

Zingerman's Camp Bacon - 10th Anniversary

Various Locations

Ann Arbor


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