Local Events

Many festivals, fairs, and weekly events keep Ann Arbor busy and active in the summer.


The Institute will overlap with two of the brightest spots in Ann Arbor’s summer calendar: Top of the Park and the Art Fairs. Top of the Park is part of the annual Summer Festival and is a free, three-week outdoor festival of music and movies that will be running during the first two weeks of the Institute. Then the end of the Institute will overlap with the largest annual art fairs in the U.S. Smaller events and festivals, such as the weekly Kerrytown Farmer’s MarketSonic Lunchthe Ann Arbor Book Festival, and the Fourth of July Parade, will take place during the Institute, as well.