First Fridays United
The University of Michigan hosts its annual First Fridays event. It’s a fabulous opportunity for students to see all the campus has to offer on this special day. Of course, it’s a great opportunity for everyone to get out and explore and have fun!
First Fridays is a public celebration that all public universities are required to host every fall semester. In Michigan, the First Fridays United event runs for one month in October.
The event features several different themes for students and the general public to enjoy. Students can enjoy the exhibits throughout the campus as well as meet with campus business or other organizations that promote the interests of their school. The first-year student can learn about their local community and the campus as well. This one-month event provides the ultimate exploration of all that our public university has to offer.
Many of the artists and artisans from our community are invited to exhibit and sell their work. Students can browse the various artwork for one of several reasons. They may be seeking their first artwork, an opportunity to purchase art by someone else, or they may simply like to find a new piece of art for their own home.
Another great way to enjoy the First Fridays is to visit some of the beautiful local eateries located in and around campus. Whether you want a delicious dinner at one of the local eateries or perhaps grab a nice cup of coffee, you will be able to satisfy your taste buds at many of the fine restaurants located within a few blocks of campus. Whether you choose to eat out at one of the restaurants or grab a bite to eat, you can rest assured that you are indulging in healthy, delicious food while meeting with the people who are involved in the arts of the area.
Music is another great way to spend a night. You can take advantage of the DJ performances at a wide variety of popular spots on campus. Some of the favorites are the Happy Wanderer Lounge, Friday Night Live, Hard Rock Cafe, Cadillac Bar, and more.
A great way to end the evening is with a dance party at the Drink Fountain. This location is open until just before midnight, so you can truly enjoy yourself after a long day of studying. After all, the night ends when you finally get to lounge in the sun and watch the stars above.
So, next time you’re planning your trip to First Fridays, don’t be surprised if you find that it will be a party in itself! Enjoy the passion alone that students feel towards their school. At the same time, let them take you away on a virtual journey to a campus full of creativity, interest, and celebration.