Annual Events

During Covid-19: Some of these events are canceled. Please see websites.

Highlights of Ann Arbor’s yearly calendar. For comprehensive current events, use the Observer Daily Calendar link below.

NOTE: This listing spans two years–always check the year as well as the date.

(734) 794-6430, ext. 43725

Various locations

A chance to learn more, get involved, and have fun while working to achieve carbon neutrality. Virtual and community-wide events; email or visit website for locations. Email to get involved or co-host. Jun. 4th – Jun. 10th, 2023.,

343 S. 5th Ave., Downtown library

Postponed for 2022; will return in 2023. Free family-friendly showcase of local invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Exhibits include robotics, radio, rocketry, machines, tools, STEAM & STEM projects, whimsical creations, participatory activities & more. Volunteers welcome.

(734) 858-9121

N. 4th & E. Ann

Crafts, merchandise, food, and kids’ activities at N. Fourth Ave. and E. Ann St. Musical, theatrical, and dance performances, and craft and vendors. First Sat. in June 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 4, 2022.,

Jay Platt, (734) 995-1891

530 S. State (Michigan Union ballroom)

30 antiquarian book dealers sell 1st editions, old and collectible books, children’s books, Americana, prints, and more. Sun. Oct. 23, 2022.,

Three independent fairs with close to 1,000 artists. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original (734-994-5260,, is on Ingalls Mall, North University, and E. Washington. Ann Arbor’s State Street Art Fair (734-646-1500, is in the shopping district around State and Liberty. The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair (734-662-3382, has a downtown section on Main and Liberty and campus sections on S. State and S. University. Includes entertainment stages, artist demonstrations, art activities, and food and drink vendors. Always held during the third week of July. Art Fair Dates and Times: Jul. 21-23, 2022, Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

(734) 995-5356

603 E. Liberty (Michigan Theatre); P.O. Box 8232, Ann Arbor

The longest-running independent and experimental film series in North America celebrates film as art with screenings of all lengths and genres over six days in March. Also panels, workshops, multimedia installations, and parties. Mar. 2023.,

(734) 761-1800. Tickets: (734) 763-8587

825 North University (Hill Auditorium)

Two concerts of roots and acoustic music to benefit The Ark. Features well-known acts along with musicians on the rise. Jan. 27 & 28, 2023.,

(734) 971-0990

2935 Birch Hollow (Jewish Community Center)

Brings in authors and other forms of artistic expression. Movies, music, and visual arts plus author talks. Some events are off-site. Nov.-Dec. 2022; see website for exact dates.,

Celebrates the diversity of gender identity, sexual orientation, and the LGBTQ community. All are welcome. Live music, dancing, food, substance-free spaces and events, family-friendly programming, resource connecting, and other events. Follow Jim Toy Center on Facebook for more information. Sun. Sept. 11, 2022.

(734) 994-5999. Tickets: (734) 764-2538

Presents 200 events over nearly 4 weeks each summer, 90 percent of which are free. The ticked series features performances by marquee talent in music, public radio, circus, dance, and comedy in a variety of venues. The free Top of the Park, held outdoors on Ingalls Mall at 915 E. Washington St., offers concerts, movies, kids’ activities, wellness classes, and open-air spectacles with local food vendors. Top of the Park takes place Tues.-Sun., starting at 5 p.m. June 9-July 2, 2023.