FIRST FRIDAYS YPSILANTI
FIRST FRIDAY MONTHLY – MAY 6th to NOVEMBER 4th – 5:00pm
First Fridays Ypsilanti hosts a monthly arts & culture walk each First Friday of the month from May through November. Visit businesses all over Ypsi for free workshops, events, activities, performances, and special shopping discounts at some locations. Visit the website about a week ahead for a full map of what’s happening around town, or pick a map up at many of the participating locations.
For more information, click here to check out the website!
WIARD’S ORCHARDS COUNTRY FAIR
5565 MERRITT ROAD, YPSILANTI MI
WEEKENDS STARTING SEPTEMBER 10th/11th TO OCTOBER 29th/30th
One location, many options: Fresh Cider and Donuts, apple and pumpkin picking, Country Store, corn maze, Old West Wagon rides, mini golf, giant inflates, petting farm, giant slides, paintball and several play areas.
To learn more information on this event, click here to check out the website!
WIARD’S NIGHT TERRORS
5565 MERRITT ROAD, YPSILANTI MI
WEEKENDS STARTING SEPTEMBER 24th/25th TO OCTOBER 31st
Night Terrors is Michigan’s Premier Haunted Thrill Park, voted #8 Scream Park in America by Hauntworld magazine. They put TERROR in your face! For the brave among you; come if you dare. 5 Haunted Attractions in 1 location.
DISC GOLF GLOW NIGHTS
7660 STONY CREEK RD, YPSILANTI MI
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd 8p & 9p
Come play your favorite course after hours and all glowed up! Free for annual bag tag holders, or $5 drop in. Vehicle admission fee applies.
CLINTON FALL FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 23rd & 24th (10am-6pm) and 25th (10am-5pm)
Clinton Michigan draws tens of thousands of visitors to their little village next to the River Raisin in northeastern Lenawee County each fall. What began as a way to help local merchants attract business in 1973 has grown to a three day extravaganza!
Large areas of the village are filled with creative works of arts and crafts vendors, tempting aromas from food vendors, new ideas and products displayed by a variety of merchants, opportunities to learn from non-profit groups, and exciting entertainment on two stages. At one end of town the car show will help you plan your dream car. While at the other end a small rodeo encourages dreams of bronco busting bravery and carnival rides provide thrills. Lost Arts at the Community Center remind you of the artistry and skills of our ancestors. Children will love the petting zoo, camel rides, mini-tractor pull, and the inflatables. A highlight of Sunday’s activities is the hour long parade with over 100 units.
It’s not surprising to Clinton residents that our Fall Festival has been voted “Best of Lenawee County.” Come join us the last full weekend of September and experience the fun yourself! You will also be helping all the non-profit groups in our village raise money for their work, and helping the Fall Festival Committee raise money for renewable scholarships for our high school students.
For more information, click here to check out the Facebook Page!
ANN ARBOR OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK
HUDSON MILLS METRO PARK – 8801 N TERRITORIAL RD, DEXTER, MI
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th at 1:00p
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.
If you’re looking for support and/or resources,
QUESTION. PERSUADE. REFER. A SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
DEXTER DISTRICT LIBRARY – 3255 ALPINE STREET, DEXTER, MI
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th 7pm-8pm
Led by instructor Sarah Wilczynski, Question, Persuade, Refer will help attendees understand the common causes of suicidal behavior, identify warning signs and techniques on how to question, persuade and refer individuals in crisis to appropriate support.
ROUTE 23 OKTOBE(E)RFEST
3 E. MAIN STREET, MILAN MI
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th 5p-10p
The Route 23 Oktobe(e)rfest is a craft beer tasting event that takes place in historic downtown Milan, Michigan located just off of Route 23.
Lederhosen optional. A good time guaranteed. Ticket price includes 15 tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting glass.
The event features 8 tasting venues (indoor and outdoor) and 24 craft beers. There will be live music in Tolan Square and light refreshments at all tasting venues.
- Work Horse Realty
- Lavender Lane
- Fender’s Bar & Grill
- American Legion Post #268
- The Owl
- Hungry Howie’s
- Lake Swell Crossfit
Featured Breweries (may be subject to change):
- Atwater Brewery
- Angry Orchard
- Griffin Claw
- Dogfish Head
- Shiner Beers
- Sam Adams
For more information on this event, click here to check out the website!
BACKYARD BEER GARDEN
304 SOUTH MAIN STREET, CHELSEA MI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st 3p-10p
A custom brewed event from the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.
Join in and try multiple Michigan brews, special cocktails, and food from some local area favorites. The Palmer Commons will be filled with free to play games including Giant Beer Pong, Giant Flip Cup, Cornhole, Giant Kerplunk, Slammo, Fricket, Giant Yantzee, Giant Ring Toss, Bulz I Bucket, Giant Snookball, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Darts, Washer Toss, Kan Jam, Playing Cards, and Fowling!
$5 per person at the entrance. No advance ticket sales. This is a cash only event.
To learn more about this event, click here to check out the website!
RED HAWK GLOW DISC TOURNAMENT
INDEPENDENCE LAKE COUNTY PARK – 3200 JENNINGS ROAD, WHITMORE LAKE, MI
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th at 7:30p
7th Annual Red Hawk Glow Disc Golf Tournament! This is the only after-hours disc golf tournament hosted at Independence Lake County Park this year. Holes #1-18 of the Red Hawk West course will be played.
MILAN AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
45 WABASH STREET, MILAN, MI
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th 6pm to 8pmJoin us for our Annual Open House!!The event runs from 6pm-8pm.-Get your photo with Sparky the Fire Dog
-Get some shaved ice from Kona Ice
-Check out UM Survival Flight’s helicopter and meet the crew
-Michigan State Police Bomb SquadSAVE THE DATE!! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!!We look forward to seeing everyone!!
Every year we invite the community to visit with us, check our our equipment, watch demonstrations, and much more!
PURPLE RUN – ANN ARBOR
DUDERSTADT CENTER – 2281 BONISTEEL BLVD., ANN ARBOR, MI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 2022
START TIME: 9a
A 5K Walk/Run Event to raise money for SafeHouse Center. The Purple Run Ann Arbor is a collaboration between University of Michigan Police Department, Ann Arbor Police Department and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. The 2022 run will be the 8th annual event, where proceeds benefit SafeHouse Center.The Purple Run is an exciting collaboration between: the University of Michigan Police Department & the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to highlight an epidemic that is present in our community. The proceeds raised in this annual even benefit SafeHouse Center an organization within Washtenaw County that works with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. The Purple Run is much more than a fundraiser. Our goal is to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and to help the community recognize this issue affects all of us. There is strength in numbers and we are so excited that you want to join us and make a statement to survivors that there is support in our community.Every 60 seconds, 20 people are victims of intimate partner violence.
BAY CREEK FARM’S TRUNK OR TREAT
2348 W. SAMARIA ROAD, TEMPERANCE MI
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH 1p-5p
Bay Creek Farm is hosting their 3rd annual Trunk or Treat! This inclusive event is sensory and disability friendly, we are all treats and no tricks! Enjoy an afternoon of fall fun with bounce houses, face painting, food trucks, farm animals, crafts, local vendors, and of course lots of goodies.
Disability and sensory friendly Trunk or Treat! $5 entry per person. All proceeds benefit therapy programming and help to cover care for our amazing therapy animals!
Get ready for a while lot of fun
-safe one way trunk or treating
-shopping from local vendors
-local organizations and resources
ALL HALLOWS ILLUMINATION OF FROG ISLAND
699 RICE STREET, YPSILANTI MI
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st 7p-9p
Bring your carved pumpkin & help light up the park! Join in for the 4th annual All Hallows Illumination of Frog Island.
Walk, red wagon, bike, or drive your jack o’lanterns to Frog Island Park and light the amphitheater up. Costumes encouraged! Fire spinners from Ypsi Jam plan to perform, followed by Black Jake & the Carnies.
Join in for this illuminated event with the iconic “tridge” lit up, a park of glowing jacks, and amazing performers!
This event is created and run by Ypsilanti volunteers. Tips are encouraged for performers.
For more information on this event, click here to check out the Facebook event page!