Ann Arbor continues to be a center for intellectual scholars, promoting the arts, and embracing it’s culturally diverse body of citizens.
Ann Arbor Music Scene
Ann Arbor takes pride in its love for music. The town has many music venues in downtown Ann Arbor, including larger places such as the Power Center, and smaller locations such as the Blind Pig and the Arc. These music venues appeal to multiple audiences and offer a wide variety of music, so everyone can find something to enjoy! Ann Arbor is additionally home to regional radio station 107.1 FM, which does a good job promoting Michigan music. This station has partnered with the Bank of Ann Arbor to fund and promote the Ann Arbor Sonic Lunch concert series, which attracts hundreds of people every Thursday during the summer downtown in Liberty Park to enjoy free music.
Ann Arbor also hosts the Top of the Park Music Festival every summer, which is three weeks of nightly music from both local and national musicians.
Ann Arbor Art Fair
Among the many cultural highlights in Ann Arbor is the famous annual Ann Arbor Art Fair.
The four-day festival is held every third week of July from Wednesday to Sunday in downtown Ann Arbor, and draws in over 100,000 people from around the world. The fair offers both Ann Arbor residents and tourists the opportunity to view and purchase handcrafted art from vendors who live across the globe! The Art Fair additionally has music from local Ann Arbor musicians everyday, and offers visitors daily restaurant specials across town.
Ann Arbor is also a very good place for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The city sits right on the Huron River and has a variety of scenic bike paths, gardens, and fields for those seeking to engage in recreation activities such as walking, biking, or playing sports.