Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How to Enjoy Your Summer in Ann Arbor

Spending the summer in Ann Arbor and need ideas for things to do? Wondering how you can plan your best summer? Need help with ideas for summer adventures in Ann Arbor?

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With so many options for fun, Ann Arbor is an ideal town to spend your summer. But some of us might look at all these options and feel a little overwhelmed! We understand there’s a lot to consider, so we’ve made it easier for you. Just check out our super-compact list of the best of the best summer activities in Ann Arbor. Hit them all, or pick and choose for unbeatable summer fun. 

  • Top of the Park Series: three weeks and 150+ events, starting at 5pm 6 nights a week.  
  • Movies in the Park: Enjoy a popular flick in the great outdoors at the Rackham stage. 
  • Cinetopia Film Festival: a showcase of dozens of films from world famous festivals, including Michigan and national premiers. 
  • Sonic Lunch: all summer long, local and visiting bands play live on Thursdays at Liberty and Division Streets starting at 11:30am. 
  • Taste of Ann Arbor: sample from the diverse palette of Ann Arbor restaurants in one spot, on Main between Washington and William. 
  • Picnics at German Park: enjoy German food, beer, and dance performances for an admission fee on the last Saturday in June, July, and August. Kids under 12 are free!
  • Nichols Arboretum and Mathaei Botanical Garden: always spectacular and with occasional special events like the Peony Garden in June with over 10,000 blooms!
  • The Huron River: hike the parks or get in the water on a kayak or tube. 
  • Outdoor Pools: cool off in one of three outdoor swimming pools at Gallup Park, Fuller Park, and Veterans Memorial Park.
  • Bill’s Beer Garden: a cool spot to enjoy craft beer outdoors. Find it in the parking lot of Downtown Home and Garden, open 5pm-11pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Ann Arbor Art Fair: one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the nation. See original artworks and performances, enjoy some food, and shop sidewalk sales.
  • Rolling Sculpture Car Show: more than 300 unique, exotic, and classic cars on display downtown.  

These events are some of the best Ann Arbor has to offer. To enjoy your summer, pick a few to try out and let fun happen! If you’re looking for more details on these events, head over to our longer post about The Best Summer Activities in Ann Arbor

If you’re visiting, hosting, or looking for a great night, Weber’s Restaurant and Boutique Hotel has it all. Enjoy the heat on the outdoor terrace, choose from a great selection of wine in Ann Arbor at The Ventura bar, or experience live jazz every Sunday night. Give us a call to make your reservation or plan an event today. 

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