Gear up for summer in Ypsilanti
Few places in the world are more tied to automotive history than “Ypsi” (as the locals call it). Enjoy the Automotive Heritage Collection and Miller Motors (a fully operational pre-war dealership serving America’s vintage Hudson fleet), the Michigan Firehouse Museum and its display of vintage and modern fire trucks, and the summer’s full schedule of automotive events—including The Great Race, the world’s premier antique car rally, coming to town July 1! Listen for the squealing tires and roaring engines. That’s how you’ll know you’re in Ypsi.
Getting Festive in Ypsi
Here, the festivities don’t stop with just cars—because it’s always festival season in Ypsilanti. Whether you’re looking to bring out your inner hound dog with two days of performances at Michigan ElvisFest (July 13-14), imbibe some of Michigan’s finest at the wildly popular Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival (July 27-28), or vicariously take to the skies at the Thunder over Michigan Air Show (August 4-5), Ypsi’s always ready to celebrate.
What’s old is new again: Ypsilanti antiquing
Once you’ve had your fill of car culture and experienced the excitement of Ypsi’s live events, dive into retail history with our world-class antiquing. For unusual, wearable treasures, try Apple Annie’s Vintage Clothing or Mix. If it’s home design or improvement you’re looking for, consult the Architectural Design Consultants at Materials Unlimited. Then, accessorize your dream room at Salt City Antiques, which features the hand-selected wares of a dozen area antique dealers.
Car lovers, festival goers, antiques experts and everyone in between: visit this summer and see what Ypsi has in store for you!