Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Ann Arbor Art Fair

If you’re staying in Ann Arbor during the summer, never fear being bored! There are many events throughout the summer such as the Summer Festival and the Street Art Fair. When those are over, there's still plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to entertain you!

Spring Events:

  • SpringFest - April 14, 2017: Check out music performances, student organizations, cool inventions and learn about sustainability and social change. At night, see performances by 2 Chainz, Lil Yachty and Desiigner. There are both free and ticketed programs.
  • Spring Football Game / Men's Lacrosse - April 15, 2017: U-M football is holding their annual spring football game at 1pm following the men’s lacrosse game against Ohio State at 10:30am that morning. Free at the Big House!
  • Earth Day Festival - April 23,2017: Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at the Leslie Science & Nature Center. There will be activities, entertainment, and environmental nonprofits spreading their knowledge. Sign up here.

Summer Events:

  • Cinetopia International Film Festival - June 1-11: World-class movies shown at international film festivals are brought right to you! Offered in a variety of places around southeastern Michigan, including The Michigan Theater.
  • Events in the Arb - From Shakespeare to special Bicentennial events, there's a lot happening in the Arb!
  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival - June 9-July 2: Celebrating its 34th year, this 22-day festival focuses on celebrating the arts and local treasures. There are both free and ticketed programs.
  • Ann Arbor Street Art Fair - July 20-23:  This festival showcases local artists, has interesting demonstrations, and is located throughout the streets of Ann Arbor.

Things to do any day:

  • Huron River: Buy a water tube and float down the Huron river with some friends, or head over to Gallup or Argo Park and rent a kayak or canoe for a few hours. You can even go down rapids!
  • Border2Border Trail: Looking for a place to get away from the city? Ann Arbor has a 35 mile walking/bike trail running along the Huron River and in the woods.
  • Visit a Museum: If it’s too hot to be outside, check out one of Ann Arbor’s many museums. Ann Arbor has the Hands On Museum, U-M Art Museum, Museum of Natural History, and many more! Plus many of them are free!


Contributed By: Marisa Tucci-Berube