Events

YPSI IS REAL FUN

  • Spring

    Spring flowers, showers, and plenty of fun abound in Ypsilanti once winter loosens its grip. All kinds of fun events pop up each spring with the tulips and daffodils.

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    Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival

    Tons of historic Volkswagen vehicles motor into Ypsilanti each May - reminding visitors and locals alike of Ypsi’s incredible automotive history!

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  • Summer

    Summer in Ypsi is always a riot - with events for anyone who likes to have fun in the sun. Like Elvis? We’ve got you covered. Art? We’ve got lots of that, for sure. Looking for some family fun? Ypsilanti is full of events everyone will rave about.

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    The Color Run Michigan Eastside: They call it the happiest 5K on the planet, and it’s no wonder why. This fun run turns its participants into rainbows before the race is done.

    Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival

    This outdoor festival is for anyone who loves lagers, ales, sours, and anything in between. Held in Riverside Park where the Huron River moseys through Ypsilanti.

    Michigan Camaro Superfest

    The longest-running all-Camaro show in the country? It’s right here in Ypsilanti. If you’re a Camaro freak you won’t want to miss this event!

    Michigan Firehouse Museum Fire Truck Muster

    Fire rigs from the 1920s through the 1970s will be on display in Riverside Park - kids love this event, as do anyone interested in auto history and fire trucks!

    Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

    One of the best-loved events in Ypsilanti, this family-friendly weekend features live performances of modern and vintage aircrafts and lots of aviation history. Held at the Yankee Air Museum, where aviation magic happens.

    Ton-Up Motorcycle and Music Festival

    Love motorbikes? This is the show for you. Old, new, custom - you’ll find it all here (with live music to boot)!

    Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

    Depot Town and Riverside Park transform into a living history encampment - and, there’s a parade, historic tours, food, and entertainment. An Ypsilanti classic event!

    Ypsilanti’s Independence Day Parade

    Celebrate the birth of the U.S. of A. in Ypsilanti at one of the oldest parades in Michigan.

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  • Fall

    Ypsilanti gets splashed with color in the fall as the trees begin to change - and there are plenty of events to keep you out and about during your visit.

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    Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

    This event is completely unique - full of cars, trucks and motor scooters that are no longer made. For those of us who aren’t auto enthusiasts, there will be a drive-by narration of vehicles so you’re in the loop on the history of these ‘’orphan’’ cars.

    The Ypsi 24-Hour Film Shootout

    Calling all film fans! Come to see what local filmmakers can put together in just 24 hours. This event supports the filmmaking community of southeastern Michigan and the YPSI 24 Public Screening is traditionally held at Washtenaw Community College.

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  • Winter

    Winter is the perfect time to chill out in Ypsi Real. From shops to restaurants and more, our events will keep you busy through the colder months.

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    Ypsilanti Holiday Home Tour

    Historic homes open their doors for visitors in December - join us for tours of these turn-of-the-century, gorgeous houses that have been decorated for the holidays.

    Yankee Air Museum Annual Gala

    This gala supports the restoration and maintenance of our unique piece of WWII history - the Willow Run Bomber Plant (and connected Yankee Air Museum).

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