With the long winter well behind us and spring coming to a close, it’s time to plan for everyone’s favorite season: summer! Whether you’re looking for things to do in town or throughout the rest of Southeast Michigan, our Ann Arbor movers have plenty of recommendations for fun summer jaunts.
Fun Things to Do in and Around Ann Arbor
Home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor has a lot to offer. Just because school’s out, though, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Whether you’re a brand-new arrival or longtime resident, here are some exciting community activities to check out this year:
1. Taste of Ann Arbor
This annual festival combines live music and food tastings from Ann Arbor’s most beloved restaurants. At just $1.00 per tasting ticket, it’s both affordable and fun!
· Sunday, June 3
· 11 AM – 5 PM
· Main Street
2. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival
One of the largest events in Michigan, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival lasts throughout the summer, with daily and nightly activities that include dancing, yoga, wine tastings, children’s art classes, concerts, and more.
· Ongoing, June – July
· Hours vary by day
· Venues on Washington, Liberty, and Fletcher Streets
3. Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Jaycees, a non-profit organization for youth and community development, this annual parade is great for the whole family. Festivities include decorative floats and a spirit contest.
· Wednesday, July 4
· Starting at 10 AM
· State Street & William Street
Summer Activities in Detroit and the Rest of Southeast Michigan
Looking for a day trip outside of Ann Arbor? Communities throughout Southeast Michigan offer a host of fun summer activities as well. Don’t miss out on these nearby events:
1. Michigan Summer Beer Festival (Ypsilanti, MI)
In a state known for craft brews, the Summer Beer Festival showcases the best of the best. Here, you can sample more than 1,000 craft beers from over 150 Michigan breweries.
· Friday, July 27 – Saturday, July 28
· 5 PM – 9 PM (Friday), 1 PM – 6 PM (Saturday)
· Riverside Park on E. Cross Street
2. Sterlingfest Arts & Music Fair (Sterling Heights, MI)
This year marks the 50 anniversary of the founding of Sterling Heights, and the annual Sterlingfest Arts & Music Fair is the perfect place to celebrate. This event hosts live music, art exhibits, a 5K fun run, and more.
· Thursday, July 26 – Saturday, July 28
· 10 AM – 11 PM
· City of Sterling Heights campus, Utica Rd.
3. Michigan Renaissance Festival (Holly, MI)
Wrap up your summer with a trip back in time to the Michigan Renaissance festival, located just north of Ann Arbor in Holly. Watch jousting tournaments, dine on delicious fair food, and dress up in medieval costume!
· Saturday, August 18 – Sunday, September 30 (weekends only)
· 10 AM – 7 PM
· 12600 Dixie Highway
Making a Move to or From Southeast Michigan? Call Our Ann Arbor Moving Company!
No doubt about it, Southeast Michigan is lively in the summer—but to enjoy the season to the fullest, you can’t waste time with the details of your move! Leave it to the Ann Arbor and Detroit movers of Frisbie Moving & Storage instead. A trusted local moving company since 1930, we’re equipped to handle your household or commercial move anywhere in Southeast Michigan and far beyond. Contact us by phone or online form to learn more and schedule your free, no-obligation moving quote!