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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.



April 2013
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Veg Week: VegMichigan.

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Apr. 22-27. This weeklong series of pro-vegetarian events kicks off with talks by former Detroit Pistons player John Salley and Mayor Heiftje. Light refreshments. Highlights include a screening of the documentary Vegucated (see Ann Arbor District Library in Films) and talks on Apr. 24-27 (see listings). Full schedule at
7 p.m., Downtown Home and Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. [map]
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April 2013
 5-7 p.m. 

High Point School Spaghetti Dinner: Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Western.

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All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Proceeds benefit this local school for the physically and mentally challenged.
5-7 p.m., Washtenaw Intermediate School District complex, 1819 S. Wagner. $7 (kids, $3) at the door only. 395-6174. [map]
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April 2013
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Rug Hookers Show: Southern Michigan Rug Hookrafters.

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Show of hooked rugs, made by pulling loops of yarn through burlap, and sale of hooked rug supplies.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $10 admission; $20 includes lunch and Hook In. [map]
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April 2013
 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

33rd Annual Classic Bicycle Show & Swap Meet.

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This show, swap, and sale features more than 7,000 bikes from teetery 1880s "penny-farthings" to curvy WWII-era bikes, balloon-tire classics, BMX bikes, and more. Awards for numerous categories, including the best bike from each decade. Also, an "Old School Minibike Show and Swap Meet" that features vintage gas-powered minibikes and scooters. More than 250 vendors with bicycle parts, accessories, and memorabilia from every era. Door prizes.
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $4 (kids age 9 & under, free). (248) 642-6639. [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Apr. 14: Woodworking demos. Apr. 21: "E-ART-H Day" activities for kids (noon-2 p.m.) and demonstrations by artists whose work involves recycled materials or reusing materials. Apr. 28: Jewelry demos.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers' Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"El Dia de los Ninos": Ann Arbor District Library/Ypsilanti District Library.

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This family-oriented celebration of the traditional Latin American Children's Day features music, dancing, traditional treats, crafts, and more.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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