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Three Events, One Weekend, Fun for All

Ann Arbor is known for its abundance of community events. The weekend of June 12 – 14 will be no different. Three diverse events will take place in Ann Arbor and provide marvelous entertainment for all.

15th Annual Ann Arbor Mayor’s Green Fair

The 15th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair will be Friday, June 12, from 6–9 p.m. on Main Street. This event celebrates the Ann Arbor community’s environmental leadership as exhibited by citizens, nonprofits, government, and businesses.

Join in the celebration which includes “green” products, live music and hands-on activities for all ages. Live music will be performed by Paul’s Big Radio, and local vendors will sell organic food on Liberty Street near Main Street.

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Garden Walk
25th Annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk

Started in 1991, the Ann Arbor Garden Walk showcases local homeowners’ gardening prowess in the name of charity. Since that first success, more than 150 private and public gardens have been showcased and more than $200,0000 has been raised for local non-profit organizations. This year, Garden Walk proceeds will benefit Edible Avalon, Friends of Greenview/Pioneer, Leslie Science & Nature Center, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, and the Washtenaw County Youth Detention Center Garden Program.

This is your chance to enjoy visiting these ‘best of the best’ gardens, knowing that you’re also supporting critical projects that make a difference.The event takes place on Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 from 10am to 4pm each day.

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Grillin’ 2015

One in seven people in Washtenaw County struggle with hunger. Proceeds from Grillin’ enable Food Gatherers to distribute 13,000 meals a day to adults, seniors and children in need of food.
Join more than 2,000 guests to help fight hunger and raise funds for Food Gatherers. Grillin’ takes place on Sunday, June 14, 3:00-8:00 PM (rain or shine) at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, located at 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.

Hosted by Martin Bandyke, Grillin’ is an event for all ages with live music, a cash bar featuring Michigan microbrews and wines. Kids’ activities hosted by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, performances by Ann Arbor Music Center’s Rock Band School; free massages by Body Wisdom Massage; and a photo booth!

There will be a wide assortment of food including: grilled chicken, gourmet sausages, corn, tofu dogs and veggie burgers throughout the day. Grillin’ for Food Gatherers also features side dishes from nearly 50 of Ann Arbor’s best restaurants, as well as desserts by Zingerman’s Bakehouse and Creamery.

This year’s band lineup includes the rustic pop sounds of Jake & Mary, followed by Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful, an indie folk band with melodies that celebrate American roots music. Grillin’s longtime headliner, George Bedard and the Kingpins, will close the night with blues and rock beats.

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