Things To Do In Winter In Ann Arbor

winter in Ann ArborHappy New Year! As you might suspect, Winter has arrived in Ann Arbor and, as a result, now is a good time to take a look at some of the things you can do in the area that don’t require much “outdoor time” and are also close to your accommodations in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In other words, let’s look into some of the best things to do during the Winter in Ann Arbor.

The Fierce Urgency Of Now

Every year, the University of Michigan hosts its Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, one of the largest celebrations of the life and legacy of MLK in the nation.

Throughout the month of January, there will be over 40 opportunities to take part in lectures, workshops, live performances, and exhibits.

This year’s keynote lecture will be on Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) at 10 am at Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan. Hill Harper, a youth advocate and author of four bestsellers, will deliver this year’s address.

Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Mere Blocks From Your Accommodations In Ann Arbor Michigan

Great Music warms the soul and The 2018 Ann Arbor Folk Festival will be full to the brim with amazing music.

This year will represent the 41st edition of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival and it starts on January 26th at Hill Auditorium (and ends on January 27th) on the campus of the University of Michigan.

The Ann Arbor Folk Festival is a benefit concert and the proceeds benefit “The Ark” (a beloved music venue here in Ann Arbor) and the lineup this year includes folk luminaries like Jason Isbell, Grammy Award Winner John Prine, Lori McKenna, Aimee Mann and many others so don’t delay in getting your tickets.

Ice Carving Festival

Okay, this one will probably not keep you warm but will certainly be great fun and accessible easily from your accommodations in Ann Arbor, MI.

On February 10th, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission will be presenting the Third Annual Ann Arbor Ice Carving Festival at County Farm Park.

Students from colleges and universities all across Michigan will compete with ice, flamethrowers, and chainsaws to try to create the most impressive Ice Sculpture of 2018 and all for your entertainment.

County Farm Park is located on Platt Road in Ann Arbor.

The Secret: The Bell Tower is Within Walking Distance

Staying at the Bell Tower will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances near your accommodations in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

When you look for the best Ann Arbor hotel options, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you!

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