Tangerinecycle ice cream at the Black Pearl is a perfect summer treat!

Tangerinecycle ice cream at the Black Pearl is a perfect summer treat!

Anyone who’s been in Ann Arbor during the summer months, knows there’s a lot happening here. Throughout the next few months, several reputable events are taking place and bringing large crowds of people downtown. Old, young, or somewhere in between, chances are there’s something taking place that you will love! 

  • Restaurant Week

Although almost over, you’ve still got two more days to try out Ann Arbor restaurants participating in Restaurant Week. Lunch is available for $15 and a three course dinner is available for $28. 

  • Shakespeare in the Arb

Performances are put on Thursdays - Sundays, June 8 to June 15. This season’s play, directed by Kate Mendeloff, is The Tempest. Performers and the audience move throughout the Arb as the play progresses, lasting an average of 2.5 hours. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are available at the box office in the lower level of the Arboretum Visitor Center. 

  • Summer Festival

Spanning from June 9 to July 2, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival has two concurrent programs: one inside and one outside. The indoor program includes performances of music, dance, theater, and comedy. The outdoor program offers concerts, nighttime movies, and other unique attractions. There are several events each day and most are free to attend.

  • Art Fair

The Ann Arbor Art Fair spans an impressive 30 blocks downtown from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23. Bringing in more than 500,000 people during the four days, Art Fair offers original works of art, street performances, a wide range of food vendors, and sidewalk sales.

  • Sonic Lunch

Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is an outdoor concert series, offering free shows every Thursday throughout the summer. Sonic Lunch takes place on the corner of Liberty and Division from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.