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Ypsi in Bloom

April 7

It’s the first First Friday of our 10th anniversary season!
Come out and enjoy local art, culture, food, and more!


First Friday Storytime at YDL!
“Join YDL staff for an all ages storytime to kickoff your evening at First Fridays Ypsilanti. Each month we will do a storytime, an art experience, and music and movement in the Library Plaza. In case of severe weather we will have our event in the Youth Area of the Michigan Avenue branch.

April’s Storytime Theme: Rain
Don’t let any weather stop you from enjoying yourself! Come down in rain or shine for this month’s storytime. This month we will make a rain stick, so you can make it “”rain”” anywhere.”

Ypsilanti District Library: Michigan Avenue Library Plaza
229 West Michigan Avenue

MATRICES: Eastern Michigan University Graduate Student Exhibition
Seven EMU grad students in fine and graphic arts present work in a variety of media.

22 North Gallery
22 N. Huron St

The Ypsi Art Supply Grand Opening!
It’s the official opening of Ypsi Art Supply inside Riverside Arts Center’s Off Center! Come check out our wares, see the space (and its hand-made fixtures), meet the owner, and see their tiny art too!

Ypsi Art Supply
76 N. Huron St

Friday Night Karaoke
DJ Big Booty is playing all of your favorite ballads, duets and songs you love to sing.

Keystone Bar and Arcade
200 W. Michigan Ave

Lavon Purpose Wellness Collective Pop-Up Vendor
“We will be hosting Angela Lavon and her Lavon Purpose Wellness Collective which offers healing products and services to assist and empower your divine journey towards the greatest love within. Lavon Purpose is a healing space that advocates, educates, and supports you as you reconnect to your inner Goddess.”

Evenstar’s Chalice
36 N Huron St

Spring Cleansing
With the thawing of winter and the return of green, it’s time to start shedding off our hibernation in delicious and healthy ways. Come in to taste some detoxifying seasoning blends, spring cleansing teas, and other signs that it’s time to start stretching out again!

Common Source Acupuncture and Apothecary
11 S. Washington St

Tarot Readings with Luna Lux
Luna Lux will be in house offering Tarot reads for those who come by. Sign up day of, and see what lies in your future told by Luna who has been reading and studying the tarot for nineteen years. It’s her passion to provide earnest, affordable counsel to people from all walks of life. She especially enjoys reading for first-timers who have never received a divinatory service, and can guide you into the mystery of the tarot clearly and compassionately. There will be a small fee for this. The shop will also be handing out free candy packs with every purchase. Every paying customer will also be entered to win a pack of Tarot cards! Gifted to you the way it should be.

This, That & the ODDer things
50 E. Cross St

Wyrd Movie Night
Join us for our April installment of Wyrd Movie Night as we watch Mandy (2018), starring Nicolas Cage. A film heralded by Slash Film as “A primal, psychedelic rage-scream of a movie.” We close at 8 pm, move things around to make space, and set out chairs. Film begins at 8:15 pm and should end around 10:15 pm. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks! Space and chairs are limited. You’re welcome to bring a chair in case we run out.

Wyrd Byrd
9 S. Washington St

Magical Fairy Garden Giveaway
Join us to celebrate Ypsilanti in Bloom as we will be giving away FREE Fairy Garden items to all visitors on First Friday (while supplies last). And as always, we will be offering free sparkles & Candy Club samples!

Unicorn Feed & Supply
114 W Michigan Ave

An Easter-Themed Fairy Garden Giveaway
Spring has sprung & the Ypsilanti fun has just begun! Join us to celebrate Ypsilanti in Bloom as we will be giving away FREE Fairy Garden items to all visitors on First Friday (while supplies last).

Stone & Spoon
110 W Michigan Ave

Outer Peace: A Solo Exhibition by Anusree Sattaluri Opening Reception
“Gather with us & the featured artist, Anusree Sattaluri on the Opening Night Reception, taking place on Friday, April 7th from 5-8pm. Light beverages & refreshments will be available.”

The Gallery at Stone & Spoon
110 W Michigan Ave

Easter Egg Hunt
Celebrate Spring with an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! Stop by Ypsi Cocktail Club to register and pick up your lists and hunt for Easter Eggs and more all over downtown Ypsi. Eggs will be filled with candy and all kinds of cool swag from participating Mich. Ave businesses. REGISTRATION STARTS AT 2PM. Free to participate. Young humans must have adult supervision.

Ypsi Cocktail Club
102 W. Michigan Ave

WAVE Student Showcase
WAVE will be showcasing a gallery walk of student projects. Included will be looping videos, podcast listening stations, interactive coding projects, murals, and more! We MAY even be serving food in the parking lot outside.

WAVE (Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education)
301 W Michigan Avenue/Ste 200

Outsider,Bizarre,Prisoner and Folk Art Exhibition
We will be featuring an eclectic mix of varied art from textiles to oil paintings.This is a forty year collection, which does not have something for everyone! But still please come visit our shop as we carry a full line of fun vintage stuff to interest everyone!

Apple Annies/Jim MacDonalds
29 E. Cross St. Depot Town

Poets 4 Abolition
Poetry and open mic night with donations at the door addressed to the michigan prison doula’s initiative.

Bridge Community cafe
217 W Michigan Ave

Pushing Up Daisies
Join us for our First Fridays kickoff event! This artisan market celebrates Ypsi in bloom. Let’s breathe some life into spring with this botanical theme!

Holy Bones
100 Market Pl


Sign up to join First Fridays as an artist, venue, or volunteer!


What is First Friday?

First Friday is a monthly festival celebrating the vibrant Ypsilanti community, businesses, and art.

When is First Friday?

First Friday is held on the First Friday of each month, from April to November.

Is First Friday FREE?

Most events are free or extremely low cost.

Is First Friday Family Friendly?

Most events are available to all ages, but some might have an additional age restriction.


See what the FUN is all about!


April 7
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