Welcome to wknd #29 of 52. Let’s celebrate! Here’s how:
1. ANN ARBOR STREET ART FAIR : July 20-23
Like art? Like A2? Like streets? Good. Pretty much like an outdoor museum, this annual street fair displays the works of from artists all over the country. During the festival, the A2 downtown streets get lined with paintings, sculptures, photographs and various art installations. And if something catches your eye, you can buy it on the spot. Along with all the art, local businesses along the fair route have massive sales so you can pick up a few vinyls or cool vintage items to add to your collection.
2. CRITICAL MASS: Friday, July 22 · 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
If you couldn’t make any time to rush to the gym to get your cardio in during the week and you want to stick it to the man, check out Critical Mass. Hundreds bring their bikes to this event for a two to three hour bike ride to promote bike awareness and safety. Normally set on the streets of Detroit, Critical Mass is taking over Royal Oak this Friday. Don’t feel intimidated if you haven’t ridden your bike since your prime middle school days because the event is for all ages and level. The group is meeting at the Royal Oak Farmers Market and departing for a social, lengthy bike tour of the city at 6:30 pm
3. 14th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival: July 22-23
Visiting every brewery in Michigan might take some time, a trip to rehab and a beer belly, so why not check out Ypsilanti’s Brewery Guild Festival. For $30-40, you can sip a little or a lot of every part of the Mitten with a cup of refreshing micro-brewed beer. The event takes place in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti and local food vendors as well as live music will be on hand to fill you all up. Participating breweries include Bell’s Brewery, Detroit Brewing Co., and Right Brain Brewery.