This is a list of annual events that occur at a predictable time each year, with the goal of helping plan ahead and communicate about major community events, and of avoiding hurt feelings and complaints like: "I can't believe they're having an event on the same day as ours! Our event has ALWAYS been on the _____th day of (month.)"

Ypsilanti Annual Community Events


First Fridays Art Walk: First Friday of every month, April-December. 

Depot Town Cruise Night: Thursday nights in the summer

Farmer's Markets:

Outdoors twice weekly summer and early autumn.  Indoors most Tuesday’s the rest of the year. Some changes of location for the Saturday market to downtown accommodate major events that shut down the streets in Depot Town.

  • Indoor Downtown 16 S. Washington St. Every Tuesday November – mid December. Second and Fourth Tuesdays, January - April. 4 - 7 PM
  • Outdoor Downtown 16 S. Washington St. Every Tuesday May - October. 4 - 7 PM
  • Outdoor Depot Town 100 Rice Street Every Saturday May - October 9 AM - 1 PM






Bike Ypsi Spring Ride: First Sunday in May


Ypsi Pride Celebration of LGBTQ+ Culture: First Friday in June

Normal Park Neighborhood Yard Sale: First Saturday in June

College Heights Neighborhood Yard Sale: Second Saturday in June


Independence Day Parade, Longest Running in Michigan: July 4

Michigan Brewer’s Guild’s Summer Beer Festival: typically the last weekend in July


Heritage Festival: Formerly third weekend in August, moved in 2016 to the last weekend.

Parkridge Summer Festival / Joe Dulin Day: last Saturday in August

DIYpsi Arts Indie Art Fair: Same weekend as Heritage Festival



Bike Ypsi Fall Ride: Second Saturday in October

YpsiGlow: Late October


Depot Town Tree Lighting: Sunday before Thanksgiving 


Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting at the Library: First weekend of December

Historic Home Tour: First Saturday of December
DIYpsi Holiday Market: Second weekend in December