July is just chock full of great things to do in and around Ann Arbor. This list of events was originally published by my friends over at Ann Arbor SPARK, but are worth sharing here:
Final weekend through July 5
Ann Arbor Summer Festival, 7 - 11pm
Free music and free movies. Movies at 10pm (Sunday-Thursday) and at 10:30pm on Fridays.
Location: Ingalls Mall at Washington, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Jaycee's 4th of July Parade, S State at E William, Ann Arbor, 10am
The Ann Arbor Jaycees are proud to host the 19th Annual Ann Arbor Fourth of July Parade. The parade starts at 10:00 am, on Saturday, July 4, 2009. Bike decorating contest at 8am.
Location: South State at East William
Now through Aug 22
"Wake" - a World Premiere Comedy by Carey Crim at the Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea
Agoraphobic mortician Molly Harrison must realize what is truly important in her life before the power of love can finally inspire her to embrace the world again. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Directed by Guy Sanville.
July 9 - 11
Saline Celtic Festival at Mill Pond Park, Saline
Music, dancing, outdoor markets and much more!
July 9 - 12
Ann Arbor Jaycees - 58th Annual Carnival at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor
Location: 601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor
Townie Street (Pre Art Fair) Party, 5 - 9:30pm, Ann Arbor, Free Admission
Come party with the locals to kick off art fair week. Live music, children's art fair, and more!
Location: North University between Thayer and Fletcher
Parking: Free parking is available at bagged meters on Fletcher, State, and Liberty. Paid visitor parking available at UM Thayer and Palmer Parking Decks.
July 13 and on
Learn to Row with the Ann Arbor Rowing Club
Classes begin on July 13
July 15 - 18
Ann Arbor Art Fairs
Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (AASAF)* - www.artfair.org
56th Annual Manchester Chicken Broil, 4-8pm
July 31 and Aug 1
8th Annual Riverfolk Music and Arts Festival, Carr Park, Manchester MI
Delhi Metropark (on the Huron River): Metropark Information
Canoe Rentals, swimming pools
Music / Concert Sources
The Ark, Ann Arbor - http://www.theark.org/
The Firefly Club, Ann Arbor - http://www.fireflyclub.com/home.htm
The Ypsilanti Symphony - http://www.ypsilantisymphony.org/
University Musical Society - http://www.ums.org/
General Music Events, Ypsilanti - http://www.ypsilanti.org/events.html
Resource and Entertainment Guides
Ann Arbor's Home on the Web - Ultimate City Guide
Ann Arbor Attractions
News, Attractions, Maps, Hotels, Jobs, Travel, History, Real Estate
Ann Arbor Area
Links to Parks, Sports, Recreation, Hobbies and Clubs
Detroit's Festivals and Fairs
State of Michigan Events
Plan your next trip using this event calendar - exhibits, shows and more
Michigan Art Show Directory