January 31 and February 1, 2020. Two nights of folk & roots music and comedy, from 6:30pm at Hill Auditorium. Celebrating 40 years with some of the world's finest traditional and contemporary performers at the Ark. A blend of well-known and up-and-coming artists, providing an opportunity to hear artists you know and love while discovering great new talents. See lineup at website:
March 24-29, 2020. Independent/ experimental films, new works, renowned artists, 40 programs, 180+ films from 20+ countries. Six-day Festival Pass includes Opening Night Reception/ Screening + 30 ticketed programs throughout the week + admission to State Theatre midnight movies and free or discounted admission to all festival afterparties. For screenings throughout the year see:
April 4, 2020. SAT noon-4pm, the DIAG, UM, w/ MCs and speakers, live music, venders of bongs and other paraphernalia, occasional civil disobedience in efforts to reform marijuana laws. Also: 12–6pm Monroe Street Fair, 2 blocks south of DIAG; Hash Bash Cup at Wyndham Garden Hotel; After Crash 8pm-2am at Club Above (18+, $25 cover), 215 N Main St.
June - July, 2019. Annual festival of 175 events w/ music on stage (Acoustic/Roots, Blues/RnB, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Ska/Reggae, Symphonic), plus film, comedy, circus, global culture/ cuisine, wellness/workshops and more. Venues include: Hill Auditorium; Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre; Michigan Theater; Power Center for the Performing Arts; Top of the Park (N University Ave); and Burns Park.
July 16-19, 2020, at streets around UM, E Washington to S University, S Main to Church. Annual event bringing artists to streets of Ann Arbor to display their latest works of fine arts and crafts for over 500,000 fair-goers; Art Zone, Art Demo, Potters' Guild, food vendors. Also: Townie Street Party with each year's featured artist. See website for details:
Early August, 2020. Weekend in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown District - formerly known as OUTfest - with an array of activities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and allied communities of Washtenaw County area. Weekend events are open to all attendees! See details at: