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Ann Arbor Art Fair
The Ann Arbor Art Fair takes over the streets of Ann Arbor for four days each year, in late July. Media represented include printmaking, painting, ceramics, woodworking, leather, stained and blown glass, fiber and fabric, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and metals. The Art Fair attracts artist from many countries as well as visitors from around the world.

Shadow Art Fair
Held in the summer and winter, the Shadow Art Fair, a one-day event in Ypsilanti, is a smaller, indie version of its Ann Arbor counterpart.

Ann Arbor Film Festival
Established in 1963, this internationally renowned festival is the oldest of its kind in North America. The Ann Arbor Film Festival is held annually in March at the Michigan Theater and usually receives approximately 1,000 entries.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is held annually during the middle of June and runs until early July. It includes Top of the Park—a free, outdoor series showcasing Michigan's finest bands and Hollywood's favorite movies—and shows at the Power Center featuring national theater, dance, musical, and comedy performances.

Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Spectacular
This event, which has delighted the area for more than 20 years, showcases some 150 block ice sculptures. Sculptures line the sidewalks in the central downtown area and there are demonstrations as well.

North American International Auto Show
If you like cars, this is the event for you. This auto show, held at Cobo Hall in Detroit, had its beginnings in 1907 with 17 exhibitors showing 33 vehicles. Now, attendees can expect to see hundreds of vehicles in the show.

Ann Arbor Pow Wow
This is a celebration of Native American culture and heritage, including traditional music and dance. Some 12,000 visitors gather in Ann Arbor along with Native Americans from the Great Lakes area of the United States and Canada. The Pow Wow is sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.

There are numerous festivals and events for students and families to enjoy all year round. To see a complete list of seasonal events, please visit