The Ann Arbor events scene can be broadly characterized into a few categories: University of Michigan events, City and Organization events, Cultural events, and everything else.
Even beyond studenthood, the University of Michigan offers a wealth of opportunities for continued learning. You’ll find weekly lectures on an amazingly diverse range of subjects, from Eurasian commerce to molecular biology. It’s also not rare for the university to also hold open demonstrations of projects in development or for clubs to have events bringing in outside speakers. Here are a few popular lecture-providers to check out:
More popularly, the University of Michigan is the home of wolverine sports (disclosure: no one calls it that). Football saturdays in the fall are many people’s favorite days of the year, and tens of thousands come from around the region to pack the Big House. It’s a sight to see.
While no Broadway, Ann Arbor does have a relatively active and quality performance arts scene as well. Between the lively acting and the engaged audiences, such events are almost always bound to have an enjoyable time. And if you’re not sure which Ann Arbor events are good for dates and romantic evenings, these are as good a bet as any:
The city of Ann Arbor does an outstanding job of putting on events and festivals as well. During the summer in particular, you’ll find an array of outdoor music, cinema, and just general entertainment. For those of you worried about your tax dollars going to frivolous causes, rest easy, much of the cost is covered by corporate sponsorships. Beyond the major festivals and showings, the local parks also offer a variety of outdoorsy events.
In general, for a city of just over 100k people, the Ann Arbor events scene is extremely active. And for a personalized feed of events, be sure to download the Loop app