Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Free activities in town

Summer is here and it's finally time to get outside and explore the city! And what better way to do that than for free? Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor are bustling with free events to keep you entertained without breaking your wallet. Here are a few of the highlights:

What: Depot Town Cruise Nights
Classic cars drive through Depot Town while music plays!
When: June 5-September 116-9 pm
Where: Cross Street, Depot Town

What: Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
Music, food, dancing, and entertainment for adults and kids!
When: August 15-17
Where: Riverside Park

What: Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Free movies and music at night!
When: June 13-July 6
Where: Rackham Stage
For more info: http://a2sf.org/desktop/

What: First Fridays Ypsilanti
Free art shows in local restaurants and stores.
When: First Friday of every month
Where: Various restaurants and locations in Ypsilanti

What: Ypsilanti District Library
Various programs for children, adults, and families. 
When: Almost every day during the summer
Where: YDL-Whittaker, YDL-Michigan, YDL-Superior

There are many more ways to get free things in town. Is your birthday in June, July, or August? If so, you are in luck! There are many opportunities to get free meals or dessert for your birthday! Just check out these websites:

Or perhaps you have heard of the Color Run? It is a 5K that is run through Ypsilanti, and there are groups of people who throw color at you! Many families and groups of friends run this race together, and it is lots of fun and very popular....and expensive. One easy way to enjoy the Color Run for free is to take some chairs outside and just sit and watch! Or you can even volunteer to help at the race-you get a T-shirt! Take a look at this site:

You don't have to spend money to have fun here in town! Happy Summer!

by Clarissa

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