Ypsi 200 | Ypsilanti Bicentennial


Ypsilanti’s Bicentennial is here! 

The Ypsilanti Bicentennial City Commission is hard at work planning a full year of Ypsilanti-inspired events and meaningful community gatherings to recognize Ypsilanti’s 200th anniversary since its incorporation in 1823. Expect family-fun entertainment, historic-driven happenings, and even a few surprises, including opening the time capsule from the Ypsilanti Sesquicentennial in 1973. 

Upcoming events:

Love Letters to Ypsilanti

YpsiWrites: Love Letters to Ypsilanti

Celebrate Ypsilanti and join YpsiWrites in writing love letters to and about the city we love!

Write your unique love letter to Ypsilanti or use one of the prompts created by YpsiWrites. Postcards with prompts are available at all Ypsilanti District Library branches. Submitted letters and cards may be featured here and on YpsiWrites’ website, or at events celebrating the bicentennial. 

Click for more information on writing and submitting Love Letters to Ypsilanti


Sponsor the Ypsi Bicentennial

Support the Ypsilanti Bicentennial

As Ypsilanti’s Bicentennial approaches, we want celebrations to showcase the culture and community over the last 200 years. 

The Bicentennial Commission hopes to raise $150,000 to host three events throughout 2023: a New Years Eve Ball Drop, a Fourth of July Picnic and time capsule reveal, and the main event in August to celebrate with area artists, delicious local food, a beer tent, and to provide meaningful engagement.

All sponsors will be featured in various ways. Find an appropriate level of sponsorship for you. View the Ypsi Bicentennial Sponsorship Form.

Woodruff Sponsors

Destination Ann Arbor Ypsi Real

Starkweather Sponsors

Herbal Solutions Washtenaw County Government

The Real McCoy Sponsors

Bank of Ann ArborYpsilanti DDALiUNA Local 499!

Aray Sponsors

DTE Energy  Beal Properties

Gilbert Sponsors

This, That & the ODDer thingsThe Rocket Flo-Mar Apartments