Ann Arbor Community Events and Entertainment for June

June has arrived and there is something for everyone here in Ann Arbor. Take a look at a few of the events happening around town this month!


Jun. 03, 2012 – Jun. 05, 2012

Summer Classics Series Presents: Creature from The Black Lagoon

This summer, the 2012 Bell’s Summer Classic Film Series at the Michigan Theater will bring Westerns and Musicals, Comedies and Blockbusters to the silver screen for one of the best Summer Classic Film Series yet. There will be eye-popping 3D, giant sharks, classic literary adaptations, and a magical fairy-tale world, all of it packed into fifteen films, all summer long.

This year, the Michigan Theater’s Bell’s Summer Classic Film Series begins on the final day of Cinetopia – the four-day regional film festival hosted by the Michigan Theater – with the 1950’s classic monster horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon – in 3D. As part of the Cinetopia 3D screenings, Creature From the Black Lagoon, which was originally filmed and released in 3-D in 1954, plays Sunday, June 3rd at 1:30pm with an encore screening on Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm. The screenings will be held at the Michigan Theater.

Each of the 15 films in the summer-long series will be shown twice – on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 and again the following Tuesday evening at 7pm – with the exception of Casablanca, shown only on Labor Day.

Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street Ann Arbor, MI
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When: Sunday at 1:30 pm.; Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Cost: Go to website for ticket prices


June 08, 2012

The 12th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair on Main Street in Ann Arbor

During the annual Green Fair, Downtown Main Street will be open to pedestrians for free entertainment, food, and over 120 exhibits with environmental information, hands-on activities for youth, Clean Energy Expo, Green Commute Options,  BikeFest, WasteKnot Business Partners, walking tours, and more.  For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 734.794-6161 x 41602. WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Main Street, Ann Arbor MI
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When: Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: This is a free event.


June 09, 2012

22nd Annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk

Plan now to spend Saturday, June 9 visiting six lovely private gardens and enjoying one of the area’s favorite early-summer traditions — the Ann Arbor Garden Walk!

Meet homeowner gardeners and be inspired by their labors of love. A quiet, flower-filled courtyard, a city lot overflowing with edibles, and lush beds surrounding a historic home, the gardens on the 2012 Garden Walk promise eye-catching ideas and colorful surprises.

Participating members of the Ann Arbor Women Artists group will present a sale of original artworks created from the 2012 gardens over the past year, capturing the beauty of these unique landscapes. A Garden Marketplace, presented by Artistica in Dexter, will offer a variety of handcrafted garden-related merchandise, including pottery, jewelry, garden art, and more.

Proceeds from the 2012 Garden Walk will benefit Growing Hope, an Ypsilanti-based non-profit dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and access to healthy food. Tickets go on sale in May

Various homes throughout Ann Arbor
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When: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $15.00, group discounts available.


Jun. 15, 2012 – Jul. 08, 2012

Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2012

Mainstage Line-up:

  • Tuesday, June 5 – Feist wsg. The Low Anthem – Power Center – Folk/Indie/Pop/Rock
  • Saturday, June 16 – Al Green – Hill Auditorium – Soul/R&B/Pop/Gospel
  • Thursday, June 21 – Esperanza Spalding – Power Center – Funk/Jazz/Soul/R&B
  • Saturday, June 23 – Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass – Power Center – Spoken Word/Storytelling/Radio
  • Sunday, June 24 – Pilobolus – Power Center – Acrobatics/Dance
  • Wednesday, June 27 – Nellie McKay wsg. Sneakin’ Out – Power Center – Cabaret/Jazz/Songbook
  • Thursday, June 28 – The Moth: Under the Influence: Stories that Shape and Shake Us – Michigan Theater – Storytelling/Spoken Word
  • Saturday, June 30 – Rufus Wainwright – Power Center – Folk/Pop
  • Wednesday, July 4 – The Capital Steps (2 shows at 5:00pm & 8:00pm) – Power Center – Comedy/Political/Satire/Variety
  • Thursday, July 5 – Cinematic Titanic: Original Cast & Creators of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (2 Shows at 6:00pm & 9:00pm) – Michigan Theater – Comedy/Cult Classic/Film/Satire
  • Friday, July 6 – Circa: Austrailian Cirque Nouveau – Power Center – Acrobatics/Circus/Dance
  • Saturday, July 7 – Circa: Austrailian Cirque Nouveau – Power Center – Acrobatics/Circus/Dance

Top of the Park line-Up:

This year’s Top of the Park free concert series is anchored by 60 musical talents, 8 guest DJs, and 13 feature films. Musical highlights include: Alejandra O’Leary, Bearfoot, Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra, Charlie Slick, Noori, Chris Bathgate, Dick Siegel and The Brandos, Drivin’ Sideways, Hoodang, Jennie DeVoe, Madcat and Kane, Measured Chaos, Nervous But Excited, Peter Mulvey, Rampage Swing, Taj Weekes and Adowa, The Barons of Tang, The Ben Daniels Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Macpodz and Friends, The Ragbirds, The Sun Messengers, Third Coast Kings, Theo Katzman, Thornetta Davis, and many more.


Ticketed performances of music, dance, comedy, and theater by national and international artists at various campus and downtown venues. Also, Top of the Park, a nightly series of free outdoor concerts, movies, and family activities at Ingalls Mall on North University (except Mondays). Tickets: 764-2538. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

Accommodations Specials:

CAMPUS INN – Single: $179.00 +tax/night, Double $202.00 +tax/night, Rates are based on availability from June 12 – July 8, 2012. Accommodations will include a welcome basket. A credit card guarantee is required and the cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival. Call 1-800-666-8693 or CLICK HERE to book.

THE ANN ARBOR REGENT – $104.00 +tax/night, subject to availability. Package price includes hot breakfast, wireless internet, and shuttle service to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Shuttle times are subject to availability. Call 1-800-973-6101 and ask for the ‘Summer Festival 2012 Special Block.’

THE LAMP POST INN – $54.00 +tax/night queen, $64.00 +tax/night for king or double queen. Mention special code, SUMMER FEST and recieve an additional 10% off between June 15 – July 10, 2012.

Ingalls Mall on North University campus
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When: Various showtimes and activities (TBA)
Cost: TBA


June 17, 2012

Ann Arbor Marathon

It’s the first ever Ann Arbor Marathon! All courses start on Main Street at the NW corner of the Big House, running through downtown Ann Arbor with a finish on the 50 yard line of Elbel Field. The courses will showcase many of the most beautiful and memorable areas of the UM campus and the city of Ann Arbor as well as the stunning views along the Huron River. The Ann Arbor Marathon will raise much needed funding for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation!

DATE: June 17th, 2012

PLACE: Main Street, at the corner of Keech in front of the UM Football Stadium

START TIMES: 7:00am – Full Marathon, 7:30am – Half Marathon, 11:30am – 1.2K Kids Marathon

HOW MUCH: Registration fees vary based on which race you run, and how soon you sign up. Late registration fees kick in AFTER May 31st, 2012

Main Street, at the corner of Keech in front of the UM Football Stadium
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When: START TIMES: 7:00am – Full Marathon, 7:30am – Half Marathon, 11:30am – 1.2K Kids Marathon
Cost: Registration fees vary based on which race you run, and how soon you sign up. Late registration fees kick in AFTER May 31st, 2012


Jun. 29, 2012 – Jun. 30, 2012

Picnic at German Park

An Ann Arbor area summer tradition! German food and libations for sale, with special dance performances by the German Park Dancers. Dance band begins at 4 p.m.

NO ONE UNDER 21 ADMITTED without parent/guardian; photo ID required. No credit/debit cards or checks accepted; no ATM available.

Please: picnic baskets, coolers, food or beverages MAY NOT be brought into the park.

Event dates:

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012

German Park 5549 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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When: Admission gate open 4–9 p.m.; park closes at 11 p.m.
Cost: $5 (12 and under free)


Above was a sampling of the activities occurring in our community during the month of April. Please be sure to check out one of the many events being held during the month and have a good time!

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