Set in mid-July, the The Ann Arbor Fair consists of three juried art fairs set in and around downtown and the University. With over 1,000 artists, it is one of the largest art fairs in the country. The best quality is The Original Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair which has been around for over 63 years. It is located between East Washington, N. University, Fletcher and S. Thayer and features artisans from around the country. There are also the State Street Art Fair and The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. You will find art demonstrations, children’s art projects, music, food sellers and family activities. You should park and walk or take one of the free shuttles between the three fairs. There are close to 500,000 attendees during the three day event, so be prepared for the crowds. I would book your hotel and restaurant reservations early.