Creativity & Culinary Delights @ Your Doorstep
In recent years, many people have been flocking to Ypsilanti for the cultural movements and advancements.
Ypsi houses SPUR, an art incubator that supports writers, painters, musicians, graphic artists and other various arts. Their creativity has inspired handmade and indie art festivals like the Shadow Art and D.I.Ypsi Art Festivals; that can only be found in Ypsilanti.
The music scene in Ypsi is growing as well. With more coffee houses opening and some cafes welcoming performances in their establishments. Folk, Garage, Rap, Pop and Country are on the rise.
Homebrewing Beer is now 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.
Ypsilanti is also welcoming innovative companies 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.
Annual Events around Town:
In June the Color Run 5k comes to Ypsilanti.
July brings the Michigan Elvis Fest as well as the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival to Riverside Park.
August welcomes the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, where you can learn about the founding Ypsi and visit many unique craft booths. Meet people from all walks of life while celebrating our great city.
Car enthusiasts can visit a different car show almost every weekend all summer around town. Every Thursday from May-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 many 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.
The downtown area offers many great shops; Ypsi Running Co., Model Cave, The Rocket and the famous Puffer Reds to start, plus many more.
Dining options are abundant as well.
Aubree’s Saloon, Sidetracks, Wurst Bar, Cafe Ollie, GOT Burger, Beezy’s Cafe, Ugly Mug, B54’s, Red Rocks Downtown Barbecue, Wolverine Grill, The Bomber Resturant…. just to name a few. All within 10 minute walk, or short drive of our Flo-mar office.