The demanding schedule of a college student oftentimes does not allow for festivals, hikes, or sunbathing. Use your free time this summer to take advantage of all that Ypsilanti has to offer. Now is the time to enjoy slow brunches at Beezy’s, take long walks at Frog Island Park, and attend late-night bingo at The Wurst. There’s no need to drive out to Ann Arbor or Detroit when our own community has so much to offer. Keep reading to learn about some Ypsilanti-specific summer activities.
Saturday Farmers Market in Depot Town (100 Rice St.) from 9 AM to 1 PM This weekly farmers market, held in the vibrant Depot Town area, will run until October 27. In addition to locally produced foods, the market also features jewelry, art, and beauty products.
Tuesday Farmers Market in Downtown Ypsilanti (16 S. Washington) from 3 PM to 7 PM Growing Hope moves their downtown farmers market outdoors when the weather warms up. This is a great excuse to grab some BBQ at Red Rock before getting some grocery shopping done.
#GetOutsideDay with Rolling Hills Country Park, Saturday, June 16, 11 AM to 2 PM This free event is an opportunity to spend time outside at a local park. In addition to the park’s water park there will be sports clinics and an obstacle course.
Strawberry Picking at Rowe’s Produce Farm (10570 Martz Rd.) Rowe’s will be open all of June for strawberry, raspberry, and pea picking. If you’d like to pick your own produce (and perhaps make your own jam) make sure to call ahead. The produce farm will be open from July to October.
First Fridays of Ypsi July, Friday, July 6, 11 AM to midnight Bring a friend and go on a walk around downtown Ypsilanti exploring local art and food. Many business offer discounts and free samples of products. You can find a map with all participating businesses here.
You can always learn more about Ypsilanti events and happenings on the Ypsi Real website.