Gone are the cold, snowy days of winter. Spring is finally here and with it comes an array of exciting things to do!
So start preparing for April showers and hours of springtime fun with the help of our list of April Ann Arbor area events. Here, you’ll find events like kombucha-making classes, fiber expos and everything in between. Enjoy!
Arts + Culture | Community Celebrations | Sports | Food + Drinks
Arts + Culture
April 1-30th | Online
Graphic courtesy of the Michigan State University Science Festival
Michigan State University is hosting a science festival during the month of April with events on campus in East Lansing and all around the state. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all activities will be online–which will include nearly 200 live virtual presentations and more scientific fun for people of all ages to enjoy! To see the full schedule of events, click here.
April 10th & 11th, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. + Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
Once during the spring and again during the fall, the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds are filled with fiber products of all kinds. Come by to shop, learn and meet makers of wool, linen and cotton crafts, see real alpacas and more! Children 12 years and under are admitted for free, while adults pay just $4 cash for one day or $6 for two. Masks and social distancing are required.
April 11th, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | 315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor
The Sunday Artisan Market is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year! Starting on April 11th and running through December, this open-air market will be showcasing some of the area’s best artists every Sunday in the historic Kerrytown District.
April 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Online
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Join the Purple Rose Theatre Company on Zoom for a play read by Purple Rose performers. Share your feedback with the cast, play right and Artistic Director Guy Sansville. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chelsea District Library. You can learn more and register here.
March through April 9th | Online
Considered one of the community’s favorite annual events, FoolMoon is the nighttime kick-off event to a very foolish weekend hosted by Wonderfool Productions. This year, the celebration is taking place online to keep volunteers and community members safe. For details, follow the Wonderfool Productions team on Facebook here.
April 3rd, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Willow Greenhouse
We have it on good authority that the Easter bunny will be stopping by Willow Greenhouse in Northville to hide a bunch of eggs throughout the gardens! Stop by on April 3rd from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and go on an exciting hunt with your children. This event is completely free, and masks and social distancing are required.
April 24th | 634 North Mechanic Street
Graphic courtesy of The Jackson Fairy Festival
This magical event results in one of the region’s most magical days of the year! Jackson School of the Arts welcomes you to a very special weekend filled with activities, crafts and snacks inspired by child-like imagination. Limited reservations for a magical, 2-hour experience includes a handful of magical activities, snacks and a special Fairy Festival t-shirt. The cost is $55 for one parent and one child. Click here for all the information and to purchase your tickets!
April 30-May 2nd, Times Vary | 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi
The Novi Home & Garden Show is one of the largest of its kind in the region, bringing together a variety of home-related resources, including exhibits, booths and seminars. This show will help you save money, time and stress on all types of home projects. Adult admission is $10 (seniors are $9) while children under 13 are free!
April 16-18th | Online
This annual 5K has gone virtual! Run or walk a 5K distance on your own (or with your family) April 16-18 and share photos of your finish line via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #BigHouse5K for the chance to win fabulous prizes. This event supports several charities across the Ann Arbor area, from Our House to Sage Metro Detroit. Click here for all the information.
April 25-May 25th | Online
Photo courtesy Dawn Farm
This family-oriented fitness event is an annual fundraiser for Dawn Farm. Community members at any fitness level are invited to register for one of four bike rides: a 10K, a 25-mile, a 40-mile and a 58-mile. Currently, they are offering this race virtually, giving you the chance to participate anytime between April 25th and May 25th, 2021. For all the information—and to register—click here!
Food + Drink
April 10th, 5-6 p.m. | Triple Goddess Tasting Room
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make delicious, bubbly kombucha at home? Well, now you can! Just head to Unity Vibration’s Triple Goddess Tasting Room and learn how to make kombucha from Rachel, the co-founder of Michigan’s only spiked-kombucha brewery. You’ll need to bring $20 with you for admission and a large jar for your kombucha. Click here for more information.
April 17th, 5:30 a.m.-7 a.m. | Zingerman’s Roadhouse
Photo courtesy of Ann Arbor Cars & Coffee
Coffee, pastries and classic cars? Count us in! Head to Zingerman’s Roadhouse on the third Sunday of the month for a morning of car enthusiast fun. The parking lot, serving coffee and pastries, is open from 5:30-7 a.m. After 7, you can continue the fun at their restaurant.
April 17th, 2-8 p.m. | Hangar 1 at Willow Run Airport
This is one of your last chances to explore the historic Hangar 1 at Willow Run Airport before Yankee Air Museum moves out! What better way to say goodbye than with some delicious beer and wine? Each ticket receives 10 tasting tickets, allowing you to try some of the best brews in the Ann Arbor area. Choose from two different time slots: 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older and designated drivers have free admittance to this event, with food available to purchase.
Have a Happy April!
What events are you most excited about this month? Let us know in the comments!