Depot Town
Depot Town

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DIYpsi Indie Art Fair
DIYpsi Indie Art Fair

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Library at EMU
Library at EMU

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

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Ypsilanti

Creativity & Culinary Delights @ Your Doorstep

In recent years, many people have been flocking to Ypsilanti for the cultural movements and advancements.

Their creativity has inspired popular handmade and indie art festivals like the twice yearly DIYpsi Art Festival; that can only be found in Ypsilanti.

The music scene in Ypsi is growing as well.  With more coffee houses, craft breweries, and cafes welcoming performances in their establishments like Ziggy's and the Ypsi Alehouse in downtown Ypsi and 734 Brewery and Cultivate in Depot Town.  Folk, Garage, Rap, Pop and Country are on the rise.

Craft beer is becoming a large movement in the area and many folks are wanting to share their craft.  Many breweries are rising up in the area, drawing in connoisseurs from surrounding areas, including our hometown kombucha brewer Unity Vibrations.

Ypsilanti is also welcoming innovative organizations such as Solar Ypsi and Growing Hope.  Growing Hope is dedicated to improving lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.  They are also very active in improving our community Farmer’s markets, and offer programs and educational materials while doing so.  SPARK is a business incubator that has drawn many innovation based businesses to the area.  

 

A few of the annual events around town:

 

  • From April to December First Fridays Ypsilanti showcases art, music and more all around town on the first Friday of each month

  • In June Ypsi Pride comes to Ypsilanti

  • From June until October open air Ypsilanti Farmer's Market in Depot Town 

  • July brings the Michigan Elvis Fest as well as the wildly popular Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival to Riverside Park.  

  • In August at Arbor Brewing Company and December at Riverside Arts Center we welcome the DIYpsi Indie Art Fairs

  • In September the Orphan Car Show comes to Riverside Park

  • Visit ypsireal.com for much more

Car enthusiasts can visit a different car show almost every weekend all summer around town.  Every Wednesday from June-September, there is Cruise night in Depot Town.  Cross Street is shut down and collectors and enthusiasts put their cars on display for everyone to stroll through and enjoy.  Don’t forget to stop into one of the shops or renowned restaurants in Historic Depot Town.  

In addition to these events, there are many museums, libraries and other sources of interest year round.

Ypsilanti offers many great shops; Brick and Mortar Modern General Store, Blackstone Books, Ypsi Running Company, Unicorn Feed & Supply, Evenstar's Chalice, Model Cave, Stone and Spoon, Apple Annie's Vintage, Bowerbird Mongo, Materials Unlimited Antiques, The Depot Glass Art Gallery, Ypsilanti Food Coop, World of Rocks, The Rocket, This, That & The Odder Things, and the famous Puffer Reds to start, plus many more.

 

Dining options are abundant as well.  

Aubree’s Saloon, Thompson & Co, Wurst Bar, Bellflower, Arbor Brewing Co Microbrewery, GOT Burger, Lot G,  Cross Street Coffee, Maiz Mexican Cantina, Ypsi Alehouse, Bridge Community Cafe, Red Rock Downtown Barbecue, Encuentro Latino, Ma Lou's Chicken, Bobcat Bonnie's, Tap Room, The Bomber Restaurant…. just to name a few.  All within 10 minute walk, or short drive of our downtown Flo-Mar office.