Fairies have bought our Italian ice since we debuted in 2009 (they are one reason we offer the Itty Bitty size, which is enough for a fairy family to share!) And they rejoiced when we installed our own Mity Nice Fairy Door last summer.
This year, we’re adding a second door and celebrating the fairies, er faeries of Ann Arbor, again in our Second Sunday event on Aug. 12. The event at the Sunday Artisan Market will again encourage people to dress up as fairies and if they prefer, pirates. We firmly believe that boys or girls may be faeries and that girls or boys could be pirates, and adults too!
We will have arts and crafts, much of it provided by FLY Children’s Arts Center, our charity partner for this event. (They receive a percent of all Italian ice sales that day, plus our undying appreciation for coming out in August to join us.)
Visitors will see many more fairy doors this year besides ours, and we have more fun planned too, which we’ll share in future posts. We’re inviting a face painter, a fairy queen and much more. For now, here’s the basics:
The Second Sunday Fairies & Fairy Door Festival
When: Sunday, Aug. 12 11 – 3:30 p.m. (Arts & Crafts end at 3 p.m.)
Where: The Sunday Artisan Market in Kerrytown (Detroit Street near Catherine and Fourth)
Who: Anyone who appreciates fairies or fairy doors and fun
Why: Because we adore fairies and Kerrytown and playing faerie games
How: You may get involved by helping share the news of this mini-festival and of course, by getting your fairy wings exercised.
See a few photos from last year’s Fairy & Fairy Door Party, shot by Mark Bialis for the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, on Flickr. Used with permission of VisitAnnArbor.org