FIRST FRIDAYS YPSILANTI
FIRST FRIDAY MONTHLY – MAY 6th to NOVEMBER 4th – 5:00pm
First Fridays Ypsilanti hosts a monthly arts & culture walk each First Friday of the month from May through November. Visit businesses all over Ypsi for free workshops, events, activities, performances, and special shopping discounts at some locations. Visit the website about a week ahead for a full map of what’s happening around town, or pick a map up at many of the participating locations.
For more information, click here to check out the website!
WIARD’S ORCHARDS COUNTRY FAIR
5565 MERRITT ROAD, YPSILANTI MI
WEEKENDS STARTING SEPTEMBER 10th/11th TO OCTOBER 29th/30th
One location, many options: Fresh Cider and Donuts, apple and pumpkin picking, Country Store, corn maze, Old West Wagon rides, mini golf, giant inflates, petting farm, giant slides, paintball and several play areas.
To learn more information on this event, click here to check out the website!
WIARD’S NIGHT TERRORS
5565 MERRITT ROAD, YPSILANTI MI
WEEKENDS STARTING SEPTEMBER 24th/25th TO OCTOBER 31st
Night Terrors is Michigan’s Premier Haunted Thrill Park, voted #8 Scream Park in America by Hauntworld magazine. They put TERROR in your face! For the brave among you; come if you dare. 5 Haunted Attractions in 1 location.
PET MONTH AT THE WELLNESS CENTERS
BENEFITING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF HURON VALLEY
We are celebrating PETS during the month of October with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Huron Valley. We are hosting a mini Photo Shoot & Pets & Precious, purchase a long sleeve T-Shirt to support the animals, and donate items for the Humane Society.
Cheers for Children – Bourbon & BBQ Benefit
Frutig Farms – The Valley – 7650 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Thursday, October 6th 2022 6pm to 8:30pmEnjoy generous bourbon tastings, delicious BBQ, and live music by Joanna Sterling in The Valley (part of the gorgeous Frutig Farms)!Washtenaw Area Council for Children (WACC) has been serving our community for 45 years with Safe Baby and Safe Sleep programs, Body Safety training for kids, Cyber Bullying Prevention and more. Your ticket to this event helps fund these essential programs, helping prevent child neglect, maltreatment and abuse *before* it starts.Cheers to you! See you there!
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
INNVERNESS INN – 13996 N Territorial Rd, Gregory, MI
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th 2022
For more information on this event, call the Innverness Inn at 734-475-1515
RED HAWK GLOW DISC TOURNAMENT
INDEPENDENCE LAKE COUNTY PARK – 3200 JENNINGS ROAD, WHITMORE LAKE, MI
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th at 7:30p
7th Annual Red Hawk Glow Disc Golf Tournament! This is the only after-hours disc golf tournament hosted at Independence Lake County Park this year. Holes #1-18 of the Red Hawk West course will be played.
MILAN AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
45 WABASH STREET, MILAN, MI
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th 6pm to 8pmJoin us for our Annual Open House!!The event runs from 6pm-8pm.-Get your photo with Sparky the Fire Dog
-Get some shaved ice from Kona Ice
-Check out UM Survival Flight’s helicopter and meet the crew
-Michigan State Police Bomb SquadSAVE THE DATE!! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!!We look forward to seeing everyone!!
Every year we invite the community to visit with us, check our our equipment, watch demonstrations, and much more!
PURPLE RUN – ANN ARBOR
DUDERSTADT CENTER – 2281 BONISTEEL BLVD., ANN ARBOR, MI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 2022
START TIME: 9a
A 5K Walk/Run Event to raise money for SafeHouse Center. The Purple Run Ann Arbor is a collaboration between University of Michigan Police Department, Ann Arbor Police Department and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. The 2022 run will be the 8th annual event, where proceeds benefit SafeHouse Center.The Purple Run is an exciting collaboration between: the University of Michigan Police Department & the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to highlight an epidemic that is present in our community. The proceeds raised in this annual even benefit SafeHouse Center an organization within Washtenaw County that works with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. The Purple Run is much more than a fundraiser. Our goal is to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and to help the community recognize this issue affects all of us. There is strength in numbers and we are so excited that you want to join us and make a statement to survivors that there is support in our community.Every 60 seconds, 20 people are victims of intimate partner violence.
TRUNK OR TREAT
LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH – 599 CHILSON RD., HOWELL, MI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Free Trunk or Treat! Come one come all! Free Food, Free Bounce House, Lots of Candy!
BAY CREEK FARM’S TRUNK OR TREAT
2348 W. SAMARIA ROAD, TEMPERANCE MI
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH 1p-5p
Bay Creek Farm is hosting their 3rd annual Trunk or Treat! This inclusive event is sensory and disability friendly, we are all treats and no tricks! Enjoy an afternoon of fall fun with bounce houses, face painting, food trucks, farm animals, crafts, local vendors, and of course lots of goodies.
Disability and sensory friendly Trunk or Treat! $5 entry per person. All proceeds benefit therapy programming and help to cover care for our amazing therapy animals!
Get ready for a while lot of fun
-safe one way trunk or treating
-shopping from local vendors
-local organizations and resources
ALL HALLOWS ILLUMINATION OF FROG ISLAND
699 RICE STREET, YPSILANTI MI
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st 7p-9p
Bring your carved pumpkin & help light up the park! Join in for the 4th annual All Hallows Illumination of Frog Island.
Walk, red wagon, bike, or drive your jack o’lanterns to Frog Island Park and light the amphitheater up. Costumes encouraged! Fire spinners from Ypsi Jam plan to perform, followed by Black Jake & the Carnies.
Join in for this illuminated event with the iconic “tridge” lit up, a park of glowing jacks, and amazing performers!
This event is created and run by Ypsilanti volunteers. Tips are encouraged for performers.
For more information on this event, click here to check out the Facebook event page!
CELEBRATE MICHIGAN’S FIRST RESPONDERS
THE MERIDIAN – 26750 HAGGERTY ROAD, FARMINGTON HILLS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th 6p to 9p
Please join us! 100% of the proceeds of the event will go to pair disabled First Responders with medical service dogs through Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Your ticket includes; a fabulous dinner, dessert, open beer/wine bar, silent auction and laughs with local comedian Billy Ray Bauer!
ROBIN HILLS FARMS – 20390 M-52, CHELSEA, MI
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th 6pm
Fundraiser for Rescue Dogs and Disabled Veterans
Our organization was founded in 2010. Family, friends, and supporters worked tirelessly to build this organization, and we are honored to continue the mission as ‘Blue Star Service Dogs’. The transition to Blue Star Service Dogs in 2019 honors all Combat Veterans and their families that serve our country with them. Many Veterans are still ‘In Combat’ with invisible wounds after discharge. By pairing them with their service dog and proper training, we support them in their challenge to come “all the way home”.