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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.





 
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Tuesday


July 2013
 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 14. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

Sept. 24: Storytelling (4-4:30 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black & friends, a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performance by an ensemble of jazz students (5:30-7 p.m.).

Oct. 1: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), the Kassia Martin Flute Ensemble (5-6 p.m.), and the acoustic rock trio Inkflo (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 8: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.), and the West African drumming group Arbor Foli (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 15: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and popular local storyteller LaRon Williams (5-6 p.m.), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), lantern-making (5-6 p.m.; bring a mason jar), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.).

Oct. 29: Storytelling with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performer TBA.

Nov. 5: Family-friendly show with Magic Zak (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), an interactive lecture-demo by folkdancer Roberta Jaskolski (5-6 p.m.), and local alt-folk-rock ensemble The End Times (6-7 p.m.), along with lantern-making for a Lantern Parade (5-6 p.m.). .


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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
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 5-10 p.m. 

Manchester Community Fair.

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July 2-6. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, a rodeo (July 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.), an opening parade (July 2, 6:30 p.m.), Battle of the Bands (July 6, 6 p.m.), livestock shows, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 2), 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (July 3; rides open at 3 p.m.), 2-10 p.m. (July 4; rides open at 2 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (July 5), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 6; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. $5 admission. 428-8429. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: The Detroit blues and rock 'n' soul quartet Measured Chaos (8:30 p.m.). Opening acts are local alt-country band Corndaddy (5 p.m.), the popular local Native American singer-songwriter Joe Reilly (6 p.m.), and The Terraplanes (7 p.m.), a local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of house-rocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Big, Penny Marshall's 1988 comedy about a young boy whose wish to be big turns him into an adult. Stars Tom Hanks. Also, "Tasting Tuesday" beer tasting (5 p.m., $15) of brews by Saugatuck Brewing. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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Wednesday


July 2013
 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Manchester Community Fair.

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July 2-6. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, a rodeo (July 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.), an opening parade (July 2, 6:30 p.m.), Battle of the Bands (July 6, 6 p.m.), livestock shows, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 2), 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (July 3; rides open at 3 p.m.), 2-10 p.m. (July 4; rides open at 2 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (July 5), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 6; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. $5 admission. 428-8429. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: The Dunwells (8:30 p.m.), an up-and-coming British folk rock quintet whose tight, brisk sound blends Celtic influences with American roots music. Opening acts are local Americana singer-songwriter Adam Plomaritas (5 p.m.), local introspective folk-rock singer-songwriter Dan Henig (6 p.m.), and Guggenheim Grotto (7 p.m.), an acclaimed Dublin pop-folk trio known for its soaring melodies and gorgeous vocal harmonies. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak. Also, "Wind Down Wednesday" wine tasting with California and Michigan wines (5-9 p.m., $15). The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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 10 p.m. 

Fireworks Show: Manchester Men's Club.

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Fireworks and an evening of other fun family activities.
Dusk (gates open at 6 p.m.), Carr Park, 600 W. Main, Manchester. Donation. 428-8572. [map]
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Thursday


July 2013
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Annual Fourth of July Parade: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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This popular community celebration is now in its 23rd year. The lineup features floats, musical groups, local organizations, and others. The parade proceeds north on State, west down Liberty, south on Main, and east up William back to its starting point. This year's theme is "Parade of Stars." Also, a patriotic bike decoration contest for kids age 12 & under (8-9 a.m.; judging is at 9:30 a.m. at State & William).
10 a.m., starts at William & S. State. Free. a2jaycees.org, 531-9626.
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

Annual 4th of July Chicken BBQ: Chelsea American Legion Post #31.

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With BBQ chicken, coleslaw, potato chips, baked beans, a roll, and dessert. Beverages available. A benefit for the American Legion.
11 a.m. until sold out (usually around 4 p.m.), American Legion, 1700 Ridge Rd., off Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Chelsea. $9. 475-1964. [map]
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 2-10 p.m. 

Manchester Community Fair.

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July 2-6. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, a rodeo (July 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.), an opening parade (July 2, 6:30 p.m.), Battle of the Bands (July 6, 6 p.m.), livestock shows, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 2), 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (July 3; rides open at 3 p.m.), 2-10 p.m. (July 4; rides open at 2 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (July 5), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 6; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. $5 admission. 428-8429. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: Great Divide (8:30 p.m.), the Ann Arbor-bred, Chicago-based rock 'n' soul quintet praised for its horn-inflected, gritty sound. Opening acts are the local blues duo Jennae & Elrod (5 p.m.), the Grand Rapids synth-pop duo Alexis (6 p.m.), and Alejandra O'Leary & The Champions of the West (7 p.m.), a local rock 'n' roll band led by the talented singer-songwriter O'Leary, who's been compared to Liz Phair and Lucinda Williams. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Sixteen Candles, John Hughes' 1984 coming-of-age comedy about a high school girl (Molly Ringwald) whose sixteenth birthday is overshadowed by irritations at home and school. Also, the interactive performance art ensemble Spontaneous Art (6 p.m.). The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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Friday


July 2013
 1-10 p.m. 

Manchester Community Fair.

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July 2-6. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, a rodeo (July 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.), an opening parade (July 2, 6:30 p.m.), Battle of the Bands (July 6, 6 p.m.), livestock shows, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 2), 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (July 3; rides open at 3 p.m.), 2-10 p.m. (July 4; rides open at 2 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (July 5), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 6; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. $5 admission. 428-8429. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: The Saints of Soul (9:30 p.m.), a Detroit R&B, soul, and funk septet fronted by vocalist Sorilbran Stone. Opening acts are Midland power-pop singer-songwriter Brett Mitchell (5 p.m.), Plymouth vintage exotica percussionist Roland Remington (6 p.m.), the Detroit blues-fueled rockabilly band Horse Cave Trio (7 p.m.), and Los Gatos (8 p.m.), a popular local Latin jazz quintet led by drummer Pete Siers that specializes in the old-school music of Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, and Joe Cuba. The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Kirsten Carey (age 21 & over only). The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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Saturday


July 2013
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

22nd Annual Camaro Superfest 2013: Eastern Michigan Camaro Clubs.

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July 6 & 7. The nation's longest-running Camaro-only show features several hundred vintage to brand-new models. Numerous awards for original, restored, street, pro-street, modified, and show car models. All invited to enter their Camaros (drivers only, free; judged class, $10 per car; events for drivers begin July 5). Swap and vendor areas. Raffle. Food available. Proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Cross St. at Huron, Ypsilanti. Donation. 368-8726, 397-5182.
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 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 

Manchester Community Fair.

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July 2-6. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, a rodeo (July 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.), an opening parade (July 2, 6:30 p.m.), Battle of the Bands (July 6, 6 p.m.), livestock shows, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 2), 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (July 3; rides open at 3 p.m.), 2-10 p.m. (July 4; rides open at 2 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (July 5), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 6; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. $5 admission. 428-8429. [map]
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: Funkadesi (9:30 p.m.), an award-winning 9-member Chicago band whose bold, dynamic blend of East Indian music, reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves is derived from its members disparate musical and cultural backgrounds. Opening acts are pop singer-songwriter Derek Fawcett (5 p.m), local indie pop-folk singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer (6 p.m.), Lansing pyschedelic-rock quartet Elliot Street Lunatic (7 p.m.), and the Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-based funk-folk band Theo Katzman & (((LOVEMASSIVE))). The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Ross Federman of Tally Hall (age 21 & over only). Also, hula hoop fitness (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn) led by Diva Hoop instructor Tonji Zimmerman. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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Sunday


July 2013
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

22nd Annual Camaro Superfest 2013: Eastern Michigan Camaro Clubs.

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July 6 & 7. The nation's longest-running Camaro-only show features several hundred vintage to brand-new models. Numerous awards for original, restored, street, pro-street, modified, and show car models. All invited to enter their Camaros (drivers only, free; judged class, $10 per car; events for drivers begin July 5). Swap and vendor areas. Raffle. Food available. Proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Cross St. at Huron, Ypsilanti. Donation. 368-8726, 397-5182.
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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. Also, demos featuring soaps and artisanal bodycare (July 7), toymakers (July 14), and mixed-media artists (July 28), as well as a Day after Art Fair Art Fair (July 21) with crafts for adults and kids, live music, and food.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: George Bedard & the Kingpins (8 p.m.) play superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics. Opening acts are the local blues duo Shari Kane & Big Dave Steele (5 p.m.), the local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps (6 p.m.), and Hoodang (7 p.m.), a local alt-country trio led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978), the classic musical about a tough-guy 1950s greaser who falls for a squeaky-clean Australian girl. John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John. Also, yogaFLEX (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn, bring a mat or towel), a yoga-inspired stretching and core-strengthening class. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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