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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of August 9, 2021

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


August 2021
 5-10 p.m. 

76th Manchester Community Fair.

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Aug. 10-14. Carnival midway rides and games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.), an International Demolition Derby (Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see ManchesterFair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 2-10 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.; rides and games open at 3 p.m.), noon-10 p.m. (Fri.; "Toddler Time" rides suitable for ages 7 & under, 1-3 p.m.; all ages rides open at 3 p.m.), & 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, E. Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; kids age 9 & under, free; fair pass, $30). Wristbands for rides, price TBA; "Toddler Time," $6. 428-8429 (fair week only), ManchesterFair@yahoo.com. [map]


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Wednesday


August 2021
 2-10 p.m. 

76th Manchester Community Fair.

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Aug. 10-14. Carnival midway rides and games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.), an International Demolition Derby (Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see ManchesterFair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 2-10 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.; rides and games open at 3 p.m.), noon-10 p.m. (Fri.; "Toddler Time" rides suitable for ages 7 & under, 1-3 p.m.; all ages rides open at 3 p.m.), & 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, E. Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; kids age 9 & under, free; fair pass, $30). Wristbands for rides, price TBA; "Toddler Time," $6. 428-8429 (fair week only), ManchesterFair@yahoo.com. [map]


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Thursday


August 2021
 2-10 p.m. 

76th Manchester Community Fair.

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Aug. 10-14. Carnival midway rides and games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.), an International Demolition Derby (Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see ManchesterFair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 2-10 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.; rides and games open at 3 p.m.), noon-10 p.m. (Fri.; "Toddler Time" rides suitable for ages 7 & under, 1-3 p.m.; all ages rides open at 3 p.m.), & 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, E. Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; kids age 9 & under, free; fair pass, $30). Wristbands for rides, price TBA; "Toddler Time," $6. 428-8429 (fair week only), ManchesterFair@yahoo.com. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Farm Picnic Series: Green Things Farm

Collective.

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Aug. 5 & 12. All invited to bring your own dinner to eat and a blanket to sit on, while socializing with others at this organic farm.
Green Things Farm, 3825 Nixon Rd. Free, but donations suggested. GreenThingsFarm.com. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Concurrent musical entertainment on 7 stages downtown, as well as children's activities and a "How to Chalk" series with local street artists. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. Tonight: A folk-rock quartet led by wife-and-husband singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Detroit roots/boogie pianist Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, the local roots-rock quartet Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies, Scottish and Irish music by the Chelsea House Orchestra, the Django Reinhardt-influenced guitar duo Fun on the Frets, and ethereal, jazzy folk-pop by the duo Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb. Also, classical dance by Ballet Chelsea and a performance by Detroit Circus, a sideshow troupe featuring stilt walkers, acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, fire balancers, fire artists, contortionists, jugglers, and more.
6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 474-9178. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Salty Summer Sounds": Saline Main Street.

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Downtown family-friendly concerts by area bands. Bring your own lawn chairs to sit on. Also, outdoor seating at some restaurants. Dancing. Tonight: The Detroit 6-piece Steely Dan tribute band Major Dudes.
Downtown Saline. Free. SalineMainStreet.org, 717-7406. [map]


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Friday


August 2021
 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"US-12 Heritage Trail Sale": Saline Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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Aug. 13-15. Part of a string of yard sales along US-12 between Detroit and New Buffalo that's been dubbed "Michigan's Longest Garage Sale." For map, see bit.ly/heritagetrailsale. Rentschler Farm gift shop is also open (Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. only).
Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]


 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

"50th Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Aug. 13 & 14. Festivities include arts & crafts booths (Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), kids activities (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), and live music. Also, merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Today: A family concert by local singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (10 a.m.), performances by students from the Ann Arbor School of Rock (2 p.m.), and a set by country-rock singer-songwriter KayLyn Pace (6 p.m.).
Monument Park, downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887.


 noon-10 p.m. 

76th Manchester Community Fair.

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Aug. 10-14. Carnival midway rides and games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.), an International Demolition Derby (Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see ManchesterFair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 2-10 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.; rides and games open at 3 p.m.), noon-10 p.m. (Fri.; "Toddler Time" rides suitable for ages 7 & under, 1-3 p.m.; all ages rides open at 3 p.m.), & 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, E. Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; kids age 9 & under, free; fair pass, $30). Wristbands for rides, price TBA; "Toddler Time," $6. 428-8429 (fair week only), ManchesterFair@yahoo.com. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 13 & 14. This downtown festival features live music and dance performances, kids activities, volleyball and 3 vs. 3 soccer tournaments, a fishing challenge & other contests, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Full schedule available at SalineSummerFest.org/schedule.
6-8 p.m. (Fri.) & 7 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 368-1944. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ypsilanti Frog Island Jazz Concert Series.

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Every Fri., July 1-Sept. 3 (except July 23). Outdoor performances by area jazz standouts. Veteran local jazz guitarist John E. Lawrence opens each night by playing songs off his new CD, Masterpiece Vol. 1, with the featured artist. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Tonight: Detroit saxophonist Yancyy, a U-M School of Music grad whose fluid sounds and interpretive mastery cross over between jazz, pop, rock, funk, and hip-hop. 7 p.m.
Riverside Park, Frog Island Amphitheatre, 699 Rice St., Ypsilanti. Free. 635-5446, JohneLaw@sbcglobal.net. [map]


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Saturday


August 2021
 7 a.m-11p.m  Free! 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 13 & 14. This downtown festival features live music and dance performances, kids activities, volleyball and 3 vs. 3 soccer tournaments, a fishing challenge & other contests, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Full schedule available at SalineSummerFest.org/schedule.
6-8 p.m. (Fri.) & 7 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 368-1944. [map]


 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 

76th Manchester Community Fair.

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Aug. 10-14. Carnival midway rides and games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.), an International Demolition Derby (Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see ManchesterFair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 2-10 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.; rides and games open at 3 p.m.), noon-10 p.m. (Fri.; "Toddler Time" rides suitable for ages 7 & under, 1-3 p.m.; all ages rides open at 3 p.m.), & 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, E. Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; kids age 9 & under, free; fair pass, $30). Wristbands for rides, price TBA; "Toddler Time," $6. 428-8429 (fair week only), ManchesterFair@yahoo.com. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

County Clean Up Day - EMU: Washtenaw County Public Works.

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Have you done some cleaning and ended up with stuff you don't know where to take? Bring our waste specialists your old TVs, tires, paint, oils, garden chemicals and more for responsible and safe disposal! Wait times expected, all vehicles in line by 1pm will be served.
Please consider a donation of $15 to help support this effort. Please only bring materials you can unload within 20 minutes or less. Limit of 10 tires.
WHAT TO BRING:
• Appliances (a/c unit, dehumidifier, etc.)
• Bulky Household Waste (furniture, mattresses, scrap wood, etc.)
• Electronics (TV, computer, entertainment and communication devices, etc.)
• Foam packaging and containers (clean and dry, no packing peanuts)
• Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides, cleaning supplies, oil, batteries, etc.)
• Scrap Metal
• Tires (limit 10, no semi or agricultural tires)
Find more information and an event map at https://www.washtenaw.org/cleanup
Rynearson Stadium Parking Lot, 799 N Hewitt Street, Ypsilanti. Free. Donation. suggested donation: $15. 7342223827. garramonei@washtenaw.org washtenaw.org/cleanup [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"US-12 Heritage Trail Sale": Saline Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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Aug. 13-15. Part of a string of yard sales along US-12 between Detroit and New Buffalo that's been dubbed "Michigan's Longest Garage Sale." For map, see bit.ly/heritagetrailsale. Rentschler Farm gift shop is also open (Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. only).
Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

6th Annual Heritage Car Show: Gene Butman Ford Dealership.

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Show of a variety of different car makes and models, from pre-war to modern custom cars. Awards. Also, live music, food trucks, raffles, & more.
Gene Butman Ford, 2105 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti. Free admission. (877) 720-3673. [map]


 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

"50th Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Aug. 13 & 14. Festivities include arts & crafts booths (Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), kids activities (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), and live music. Also, merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Today: A parade from Wylie School down Main Street (starting at 10 a.m.), a show by Colors the Clown (1 p.m.), and a performance by the versatile swing-to-Motown dance band The Cellar Cats (6 p.m.).
Monument Park, downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 14 & 15. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), a Grandma's Attic rummage sale, & more. Concessions.
Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


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Sunday


August 2021
 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

County Clean Up Day - EMU: Washtenaw County Public Works.

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Have you done some cleaning and ended up with stuff you don't know where to take? Bring our waste specialists your old TVs, tires, paint, oils, garden chemicals and more for responsible and safe disposal! Wait times expected, all vehicles in line by 1pm will be served.
Please consider a donation of $15 to help support this effort. Please only bring materials you can unload within 20 minutes or less. Limit of 10 tires.
WHAT TO BRING:
• Appliances (a/c unit, dehumidifier, etc.)
• Bulky Household Waste (furniture, mattresses, scrap wood, etc.)
• Electronics (TV, computer, entertainment and communication devices, etc.)
• Foam packaging and containers (clean and dry, no packing peanuts)
• Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides, cleaning supplies, oil, batteries, etc.)
• Scrap Metal
• Tires (limit 10, no semi or agricultural tires)
Find more information and an event map at https://www.washtenaw.org/cleanup
Rynearson Stadium Parking Lot, 799 N Hewitt Street, Ypsilanti. Free. Donation. suggested donation: $15. 7342223950. portaa@washtenaw.org washtenaw.org/cleanup [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"US-12 Heritage Trail Sale": Saline Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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Aug. 13-15. Part of a string of yard sales along US-12 between Detroit and New Buffalo that's been dubbed "Michigan's Longest Garage Sale." For map, see bit.ly/heritagetrailsale. Rentschler Farm gift shop is also open (Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. only).
Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Ypsilanti Vintage Flea Market.

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Show and sale of vintage items ranging from the early 1930s to the 1990s, featuring everything from clothing, jewelry, furniture, records, and more.
Outside Riverside Arts Center 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free admission.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 14 & 15. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), a Grandma's Attic rummage sale, & more. Concessions.
Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]






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