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The Ann Arbor Summer Festival – Final Week

Ann Arbor Summer Festival Week 3The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Downtown Ann Arbor

As the Ann Arbor Summer Festival winds down, the events heat up! Haven’t had a chance yet to visit downtown Ann Arbor and see what this fantastic cultural event has to offer? No worries, you still have a fun-filled week left to get down there and see what all of the excitement is about. Following is a schedule of events for the third and final of the festival. All events are at Top of the Park and free of charge (although donations are appreciated) unless otherwise noted.

2011 Ann Arbor Summer Festival Week 3
Entertainment Lineup and Supporting Activities

Saturday, July 2
5:00 PM Retreat: Capoeira
5:00 PM Hana Malhas
6:00 PM Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio
7:00 PM The Rusty Wright Band
9:00 PM Thornetta Davis
10:30 PM After Dark with powdrblu

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The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is Here!

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2011The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Downtown Ann Arbor

When: June 17 – July 10, 2011
Main Venues: Top of the Park at Ingalls Mall on Washington Street
Power Center for Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher
Hill Auditorium , 825 N. University
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 N. University
Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival, a major cultural event in the Ann Arbor community, is here for its 28th season and promises entertainment for the whole family! This celebration features indoor and outdoor performances, with over 100 scheduled events including: music, dance, comedy, film, theater, circus, and street arts. Top of the Park, the most well known outdoor venue, hosts movies under the stars, After Dark late-night DJ series, Wind Down Wednesday wine tasting, and Kids Rock family concert series, just to name a few. Indoor venues vary and feature a variety of contemporary performing artists. There are also many off-site exhibitions and events. Following is a schedule of events for Week 2 of the festival. All events are at Top of the Park and free of charge (although donations are appreciated) unless otherwise noted.

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Ann Arbor Lights Up to Celebrate July 4th

While it’s always easy to find fun weekend activities in Ann Arbor, the long holiday celebration of America’s independence promises to be cram-packed with excitement. There are loads of events planned throughout the weekend and, even if you’re not a “fireworks person,” you can make plans now to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Our community is offering up as much excitement or relaxation as you can handle!

Things kick off on Saturday morning at 10:30am. Take the kids to downtown Ypsilanti, where they can actually participate in the annual Independence Day Parade. Bring along a decorated bike, wagon, or tricycle and lead the library’s bookmobile (the Navigator) in the parade.

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Ann Arbor Struts Its Cultural Stuff

Summer is the time when Ann Arbor really struts its stuff.  Beginning with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, June 18 – July 11, downtown Ann Arbor is particularly welcoming to visitors as the area plays host to over 100 events.  This festival centers on music, while the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, which start next month, shift the emphasis to art. 

Originally a showcase for classical music and theater, the Summer Festival now features a mix of all styles, from jazz to disco, rock to ethnic genres, plus other family entertainment.  Held in the area between Thayer, North University, and Fletcher streets, the festival includes an exciting mix of music, movies, dance, food, and hands-on activities for all.  There will be paid-admission indoor performances at Power Center and Hill Auditorium and free outdoor concerts on Ingalls Mall.

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