2014 Ann Arbor Book Festival:
Photos by Madison Cruz.
I-94 Eastbound (from Jackson and Chicago)
Take I-94 East to Exit 172, Jackson Road. Turn left (east) on Jackson Road. Jackson Road becomes Huron. Continue on Huron to State Street. Turn Right on State Street. For the Street Festival, turn either left or right from State Street onto Washington Street (parking lots are located in both directions). See map for exact parking locations.
I-94 Westbound (from Detroit)
Take I-94 West to Exit 177, State Street. Turn right (north) on State Street. Continue on State Street to the U-M campus. For the Street Festival, turn either left or right from State Street onto Washington Street (parking lots are located in both directions).
US-23 Northbound and Southbound (from Toledo or Flint)
Take US-23 to Exit 37 B, Washtenaw Avenue (to Ann Arbor). Go west on Washtenaw. Continue on Washtenaw until it forks. For the Street Festival, veer to the right when Washtenaw forks. Washtenaw becomes Huron. From Huron, turn left onto Thayer or State. See map for exact parking locations.
M-14 Westbound (from Plymouth or Livonia)
Take M-14 West to Exit 3, Downtown Ann Arbor, Main Street. Continue on Main Street. For the Street Festival, turn left on Washington. See map for exact parking locations.
I-96 Eastbound (from Lansing)
Take I-96 East to US-23 South to M-14 West. Follow directions for M-14 Westbound.
I-696/I96 Westbound (from suburban Detroit)
Take I-696 or I-96 West to I-275 South to M-14 West. Follow directions for M-14 Westbound.
1. Rackham Auditorium
2. Power Center
3. Michigan Theater
4. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
5. Hill Auditorium
6. Michigan Union Ballroom
7. U-M Sports Coliseum
Additional information about parking is also available from the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, as well as the MLibrary website.
Visitors interested in overnight accommodations while attending the festival can consult the Ann Arbor Area Visitors and Convention Bureau at visitannarbor.org
or toll free at (800) 888-9487.
Getting Around Ann Arbor
In addition to the many taxi services available in Ann Arbor, the local bus service is another great way to get around town. Check out the bus schedules for The Ride at theride.org. All buses stop at the Blake Transit Center in downtown Ann Arbor, located at 328 S. Fifth Ave.